11/20 In Class Writing

TOPICS ideas:

-In ancient China, men’s position is always higher than women. But after revolutions, a lot of important historical events have happened, the tradition has broken. Women’s position has improved. Since most of the people in our country are not religion believers, it’s pretty hard to break the thought of gender discrimination. However, with the adventure of new age, people start to change their opinion, women are independent and started to strive for their right.

-In this present age, I believe that in more and more families, women are playing the leading role. Because men are not male chauvinism, they respect women’s ideas. In some families, men still play the leading role but not like the ancient society, women have right to make choices. 

-There are some differences between urban and rural area.

“In summary, after the rapid cultural, economic, political, and social development in the past decades, the gender discrimination in China has been significantly weakened. Therefore, it is useful to revisit gender discrimination in China and the results could have valuable implication for other countries which also suffered from gender discrimination in history and experienced similar development as China. Moreover, rural and urban areas might have rather different state of gender bias due to the enormous differences in economic develop- ment, cultural background, living conditions, and circumstances. Investigating the gender inequality in urban and rural region separately and detecting whether there are any regional differences is of particular interest.” (Xu, 2018, p.2)

According to Gender discrimination in China revisited: a perspective from family welfare by Tian Xu, Xiaohua You, Stephan Klasen, as the country is developing, the gender discrimination is becoming weaker and weaker. However, rural and urban areas have differences, because they have different living conditions, education levels, economic development and so on. Most of the urban areas have broke gender discrimination, at least they knew everyone is equal. In rural area, people are still keeping the old viewpoint, because of lack of education, they don’t know this is correct or not, the only thing they know is everyone in their village has the same views.


Xu, Yu, Klasen, Gender discrimination in China revisited: a perspective from family welfare, 2018.

Emerald Group Publishing Limited,Gender, gender identification and perceived genderdiscrimination : An examination of mediating processes in China, Nov 16, 2015. 

11/18 In Class Activity

It was January 17, 2005 and three cadets are(were) training to become police detectives. The sergeant decides(decided) to test they were skill at recognizing a suspect. He show(showed) the first cadet a picture for five seconds and then hides it. Then he says(said), “That was your suspect, how would you recognize him?”

“That’s easy, answered the cadet. “We would find him fast because he only has one eye.

The sergeant thinks(thought) a minute and then answered, “Well that’s because the picture I showed you is a profile. It shows only a side view.” He can’t believed(couldn’t believe) the cadet had given him such a ridiculous answer, but he goes(went) on to the second cadet. Flashing the picture for five seconds to him. Again, he asks(asked), “That was your suspect, how would you recognize him?”

The second cadet smiled and says(said), “It would be easy to catch, because he has only one ear!”

The police sergeant shakes(shook) his head in disbelief. Then angrily responded, “What’s the matter with you two? Of course, only one eye and one ear are(is) showing, it’s a picture of his profile! Was that the best answer you can come up with?!”

Extremely frustrated at this point, he shows(showed) the picture to the 3rd cadet and in a very testy voice asked, “This is your suspect. How would you recognize him?” He quickly adds(added), “Think hard(hardly) before giving me a stupid answer.”

The cadet looks(looked) at the picture intently for a moment. Then she said, “The suspect wears contact lenses.”

The sergeant is(was) speechless. He goes(went) to his office checked the suspects file in his computer and comes(came) back. He is(was) beaming. “Its true! The suspect does indeed wear contact lenses. Tell us how you were able to make such an astute observation!

“It was easy,” said the cadet. “He can’t wear glasses because he only has one eye and one ear.”


I read Ning’s response, she mentioned that people who are more conservative didn’t believe that the climate change can cause big dangerous. On the other hand, people care about the things that make them relax then nervous. I kind of agree with that, since older people care more about other things that affect their life immediately, however, I think people will care about the things that make them nervous more than relax, because they want to do well on these things. For example, in Ning’s example, she said most of students will go to relax rather than search books and get to know how they did on the exams after the exams have finished, but the truth is, students are nervous because of exams, they will spend time on it if they are really nervous or they care about this exam. I think her response is kind of different with me, we both mentioned that people are not thinking about climate change seriously. I focused more on the climate change and she focused on people.


11/15 In Class Writing

The most significant historical event in China is the founding of the people’s Republic of China on Oct 1st, 1949. As we know, China has a long history. Since the Xia dynasty, it has been counted for nearly 4 thousands years. But the founding of the people’s Republic of China is a very important event because it is a transition that China has been a independent country.

In this event, the Communist Party of China has led the people of all nationalities in the country, overthrew the three great mountains of imperialism, feudalism, and bureaucratic capitalism, and won the victory of the new-democratic revolution and established the People’s Republic of China. The founding of the New China opened up. A new era in Chinese history. Since then, China has ended its humiliating history of being enslaved for more than 100 years and has truly become an independent country.

There are a lot of important historical events in China, but I choose this event because it shows that the history of the imperialist powers of aggression against China and the enslavement of the Chinese people has completely ended. The founding of New China marked the successful completion of this historical mission of national independence and people’s liberation. This is a historical turning point for the Chinese nation to move toward a great rejuvenation.

11/18 In Class Writing

In ancient China, man is usually the one who has the right to have decision. If a family has elders, all family members must listen to his/her ideas; if not, father plays the leading role in the family, women didn’t have stateliness. In modern China, some families remain the idea that father usually plays the leading role, but some families have different idea: mother plays the leading role at home. My mum always makes important decisions at home, sometimes she will discuss with my father, but my father always listen to her idea. On the other hand, my mum is “tiger” mother, so all family members will listen to her. My father doesn’t care he plays a leading role or not, because he respects my mum, listen to her ideas, most of the time he said mother’s ideas are always correct. I think in this present age, women can have the freedom to speak in family.

Nov 6th Essay 2 Feedback

After I see the comments on Essay 2, I think those are the things that I need to improve: connection between the analysis of essay and my theme, APA format, details, examples that connect to the theme that I have. The thing I found difficult is I think I followed the APA format but I didn’t. After I check the sample APA paper on canvas, I will revise it later.

10/31 Effective Writing (Jayesh Patel, Cassie Lai)

www. youtube.come/watch?v=P48PsCtIINg

In “Learn How To Make A 3 Minutes Presentation In Under 3 Minutes,” Talis Wong the presenter had excellent body movements, coherent speech, and clear writing. The body movements made the presentation so effective because he would point to specific things when talking about it, so it would grab the audience attention. The presenter being coherent made the speech so effective because there were no flaws in his speech. The writing he did on the white board made the speech even more effective because the audience is following the information while it is being presented.

I like most about the presentation is the white board writing. The reason why I liked it the most because if you forget what the presenter stated first, you could look back up on the board and see exactly what you forgot since it will be written up there. Last but not least, I liked the presentation since it was about presentation in three minutes within a small presentation.

Interview Questions-Cassie, Ning

interview questions:

  • How to judge whether you are suitable for the mathematics department, or what qualities do you need to master a mathematics major? Mathematics contains many kinds, such as basic mathematics, applied mathematics, computers, etc. Is it too difficult to learn mathematics?
  • As we know, mathematics is now applied to almost all aspects, and many high-end technologies require a certain amount of mathematics. The mathematics major belongs to the basic major, and the employment is relatively wide. Which fields do the students who graduated from the math major generally go to?
  • Many majors involve mathematics, whether it is science or business, or engineering, they’re all involving a lot of mathematical calculations. After learning a mathematics major, is it possible to get involved in any of these major?
  • Do you have any advices to the students who major in mathematics?

10/28 In Class Writing

After I read the responses in Canvas, most of the students have mentioned that this essay has provided a lot of examples and author not only talked about Peifei Song’s life experience and study environment, but also showed us what people were experienced under China’s education system.  I read Beidi’s and Yijie’s response, they both discussed some good points that I didn’t notice. For example, Yijie thought this essay is more like a history book to him, and author used many quotes but not too much explanation. Beidi mentioned that those life experiences of Peifei Song are not relate to the title, global digital divide. I think these are very good point because author only talked about Chinese education but it seems like it doesn’t relate to the theme.

Online essay uses some images instead of describe it. It makes the objects clear.

10/25 In Class Writing

Activity 1
For a long time, my stepson, Jonathan, was unhappy to have me as part of his family, for
he resents that he didn’t have both biological parents at home. I have tried to get to know him
better, but he would complain that I invaded his privacy. As a newcomer, I understood that
our relationship will require effort from both of us. It is not enough that I was friendly.
Jonathan also has to want us to be friends, and I was not happy with the two of us being
strangers, but I can wait for him to feel more comfortable around me.
Activity 2
Anne Marie collects antique bottles and loves to turn them into works of art. She will buy
bottles if she likes them, but she prefers to find them in the ground. She will find bottles
everywhere, but she picks them selectively. However, she has the best luck at
construction sites on old farmland, where she spends most of her time. Often, bottles
appear on the surface after a good rain, but they disappear very soon. She will use
special tools for excavating bottles, including a set of brushes. She does not want to break
the bottles as she removes them from the ground. After finding a new bottle, Anne Marie
will add it to her display case and hung on the wall as an artistic piece (Mangelsdorf,
2013, p. 411).