The gong is something many people associate with Asian culture. Japanese gongs can be used as musical instruments, displayed as pieces of art or placed in an outdoor garden, porch, patio, deck or backyard to add a sense of peace to the overall atmosphere.
Judaic tradition promotes the adoption of needy children.Full House Images/Photodisc/Getty ImagesAdoption has a long history in the Jewish tradition. Some of the most prominent historical figures in Judaism, including Moses and the Talmudic scholar Rava, were raised by adoptive parents....
New York never spoke with one voice during the buildup to the American Revolution. As in all of America, many people in New York disliked attempts by the British Parliament to tax and rule the colonies directly during the 1760s and 1770s. But New York had more Loyalists than any other colony, and
Anthropology studies humankind--our pre-history, cultures, use of language and physical evolution. Some anthropologists use trowels, others tape recorders, still others hi-tech DNA analyzers. Their tools and research subjects may differ, but they all seek answers to a very basic question: What makes
The Great Wall of China is a giant structure built long ago to protect China's northern borders. It took about 2,000 years to build, and is still around today. Every year, thousands of tourists travel to visit the wall. When the Great Wall was first built, it was to keep enemies out of China.
Japanese people have been settling in Britain since the 19th century and the Japanese community has continued to grow ever since. The Office for National Statistics estimates that, in 2008, 32,000 individuals born in Japan ...
To write a paper about a culture bracelet is to appreciate, classify and analyze it as an item of material culture in the context of body decoration. Bracelets add a touch of elegance to a person's overall being. People throughout the world have worn bracelets since prehistoric times. Consider the g
The Lakota were one of 13 tribes of Sioux Indians that moved out ahead of the advancing settlers. They lived in the present-day states of Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Montana, Nebraska and Iowa and in south central Canada. Today, most Lakota live in Nebraska, Minnesota, No
Ok, let's count numbers in Japanese. Here's the list, repeat after me. One is ichi, two is ni, three is san, four is shi, or there is another pronunciation, its yon. We can use both shi or yon. Five, is go. Moving on six is roku, seven is nana, or another pronunciation...
Paroled inmates in Arkansas must follow several rules as a condition of their release. Former convicts often must pay fines, attend rehabilitation appointments and medical screenings, and meet with parole officers. They have extremely rigid routines. It is easy to find model parolees, but sometimes
It seems that soy crops up everywhere. It's in milk, frozen foods, dairy, fuel, oil and a slew of other products. How one little plant fits its way into so many different things is a mystery to many people, but it doesn't make them any less curious. Just what is soy?
For many people, giving a speech or making a presentation to a large group of people is one of life's most harrowing experiences. The biggest reason people cite for their lack of confidence about public speaking is nervousness. Thorough preparation and breathing exercises are examples of ways to com
The Mayan pyramids stand out as one of the most impressive architectural achievements of the ancient world. Precisely designed and requiring a massive human effort to build, they tell the story of a highly organized society with unique accomplishments in language, astronomy and mathematics. At the