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Content Spotlight

Palace Life in Medieval China

May 9, 2022

The Chinese people tend to preserve traditions and their heritage, and respect the past. This gives legitimacy to their present. The palace structures, the clothes, and the food are all reflection of Chinese history. […]

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British Literature

The Passage of Time in Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’

May 7, 2022

Jane Austen’s last novel ‘Persuasion’ focuses on the passage of time: on age and aging. Time has brought about differences in financial and social status, and also on physical appearances of the novel’s characters. […]

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Japanese Cinema in the Postwar Period

April 30, 2022

Turmoil, humiliation, crushing defeat, and poverty were what the Japanese people had experienced during the wartime. No wonder that postwar films reflected the same themes. […]

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Some Famous Elizabethan Sea Dogs

April 28, 2022

The sea dogs were roguish privateers who were authorized during Elizabeth’s reign to carry anti-Spanish commissions. Sir Martin Frobisher and Sir John Hawkins were two famous sea dogs. […]

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Piracy and the Era of the ‘Sea Dogs’

April 27, 2022

In 1600s, the sailors who engaged in illegal trading and the sailors who did pirating often overlapped. In England, there were many politicians and admiralty officials, and occasionally the Queen, who protected these sailors. […]

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