The ancient Greeks absolutely knew that the Amazons were real — or, at least, that they had been. Amazons had invaded Greece, their advance halted in a great battle. Herodotus related how they had been captured, carried away in Greek ships and escaped to the banks of the river Don, where they intermarried with Scythian tribesmen. How could all this not be true? It was folklore. There was no kingdom of Amazons.
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Meet the Samurai Women of Asian History
They divided the country into smaller districts and assigned a puppet Vietnamese leader for each, all of whom were to answer directly to Chinese governor, To Dinh. The two Trung sisters, Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, were born to a general of one of the districts, Giao Chi, in rural Northern Vietnam, and despite Chinese rule during this time, life was still good. The puppet leaders, especially their father, stood up to the Chinese whenever they could, allowing the Vietnamese people to resume life as they once knew it. Because of this, the two girls enjoyed many freedoms.
Women Warriors: Portraits by Hung Liu
There is great plasticity in the self perception and identity of immigrants and even more so in their offspring. Her memoir shows the struggle of the older generation to adapt to American culture after migrating, it shows how the second generation comes to terms with their dual identity, and how their unique perceptions emphasize the gap between the two generations. Thesis tying identity crisis. Quest for Identity in Maxine Hong Kingston's Autobiography, The Woman Warrior Maxine Hong Kingston's autobiography, The Woman Warrior, features a young Chinese-American constantly searching for "an unusual bird" that would serve as her impeccable guide on her quest for individuality
Female strength in the face of persecution is the thread running through 20 mixed-media, painted, and photographic works by Hung Liu, whose imagery shows the power and perseverance of Chinese women throughout history--from imperial concubines to warriors of the Red Army and survivors of the Cultural Revolution--like herself. Photography holds a very personal significance for the artist. When her father was imprisoned by the Mao regime, her mother destroyed all family photographs showing him in order to protect the family from Communist forces. Hung Liu was sent into the countryside at age 20 for 'reeducation' as a farm laborer, working every day for four years in the fields.