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Academic Papers Academic Writing Entertainment Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung Okayama university

A Girlhood Among Ghosts, A Womanhood Among Stories

Chinese-American author Maxine Hong Kingston explores how gender is intertwined with culture in a semi-biographical memoir collection titled “The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts”.

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Entertainment Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung

The Road: A Powerful Story in Post-Apocalyptic World Setting

The Road (2009) is a story of raw and emotionally-impactful survival. There is the daily struggle, the emotional breakdown, the little joy of finding a can of Coca-Cola in a long-abandon vending machine, the rare moments of family bonding, the fear of facing threats uncertain, unknown, and unforgiving, or the loss of a loved one.

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Creative Writing Entertainment Interviews Mei Mukose

Film Creativity in Isolation: Dealing with COVID-19 and the Loss of Normalcy

Being stuck in isolation due to the global pandemic can cause a lot of us to feel lost. When the end is unclear and tomorrow appears vague, we can learn to cope through photography. Photography can help us channel our creativity and emotions while keeping us productive in quarantine.

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Entertainment Nanda Illahi

Kim Ji-Young, Born 1982: An Insight to Women’s Life in South Korea

Kim Ji-Young, Born 1982 (2019) is a film about women’s struggles as they face gender inequality in and outside the comfort of their own homes.

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Entertainment Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung

Parasite: The Rightful Owner of the 2020 Oscars Best Picture

The 2020 Academy Award was a groundbreaking moment for foreign language films and filmmakers. The star of the night was Parasite (2019), a movie full of metaphors that took the world by storm and was arguably the long-awaited rightful owner for Oscars Best Picture.