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  1. History of China (45919 bytes)
    2: ...ration merged to create the familiar image of Chinese culture and people today.
    5: == Prehistoric times ==
    7: ...tself as a cultural center, where the first villages were founded; the most archaeologically significa...
    14: ...f the ''Three Dynasties'' ([[Chinese language|Chinese]]: 三代; [[pinyin]]: sāndài) t...
    18: ... [[Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC)|Zhou]] bronze vessel writings, the Xia remains poorly understood.
  2. List of people by name: Ad (7741 bytes)
    5: ...atazo]], (1890-1947), Lieutenant general and Japanese commander in [[New Guinea]]
    6: *[[Adachi Kagemori]], (died 1248), Japanese warrior
    7: *[[Adachi Morinaga]], (1135-1200), Japanese warrior
    9: ...|Adair, John]], (1757-1840), U.S. soldier and statesman, governor of Kentuvky
    10: ...Adair|Adair, John A. M.]], (1864-1938), U.S. Congressman from Indiana
  3. Elisabeth Domitien (1229 bytes)
    1: '''Elisabeth Domitien''' (born [[1925]] – died [[26 April]] [[2005]]) was prime m...
    3: ...litical party at the time, being appointed vice president of the party in [[1972]]. On [[January 2]], ...
    5: ...figure, both as a former politician and as a businesswoman.
  4. Margaret Thatcher (46377 bytes)
    9: |'''PM Predecessor:'''
    10: |[[James Callaghan]]
    12: |'''PM Succesor:'''
    16: |[[13 October]] [[1925]]
    27: ... of [[privatisation]] of government-owned industries. Even before coming to power she was nicknamed th...
  5. Emma Goldman (12210 bytes)
    3: ...vil War]] in [[1936]] as the English language representative in [[London]] of the [[Federaci󮠁narqui...
    6: ...ran a small inn. In the period of [[political repression]] after the [[assassination]] of [[Russian Ts...
    9: ...e emigrated with her elder sister, Helene, to Rochester, NY, to live with their sister Lena. Goldman ...
    13: ...ick]] made her highly unpopular with the authorities. Berkman (or Sasha as she fondly referred to him)...
    18: ... the one year sentence, she developed a keen interest in nursing.
  6. Anna Akhmatova (2156 bytes)
    3: ...ry, the fate of creative women, and the difficulties of living and writing in the shadow of [[Stalinis...
    5: ...Bolshoy Fontan]] near [[Odessa]]. Her childhood does not appear to have been happy; her parents separa...
    9: ...]], with several poems written in the form of correspondence between the two.
    11: ...ively silenced, unable to publish poetry, between 1925 and 1952 (except for an interval between [[1940]]...
    19: ...sm: Akhmatova's self-serving charisma of selflessness] by Alexander Zholkovsky
  7. Isak Dinesen (2959 bytes)
    3: ...h]] and in [[English language|English]]. She is best known, at least in English, for her account of l...
    5: ...name ''Osceola''. Her younger brother [[Thomas Dinesen]] won the British [[Victoria Cross]] and French...
    7: ...returned to Denmark. The divorce was finalized in 1925. Karen Blixen remained in Kenya and continued to ...
    9: ...ish and English, mostly collections of short stories; she also wrote a novel entitled ''The Angelic Av...
    19: * ''Seven Gothic Tales'' (1934 in USA, 1935 in Denmark)
  8. Ayn Rand (18001 bytes)
    4: ... image_caption=[[Novelist]] and [[Philosopher]], best known for her [[philosophy]] of [[Objectivist ph...
    11: ...press goal of her literature to showcase such heroes. She believed:
    12: #That man must choose his values and actions by reason;
    14: #That no one has the right to seek values from others by physical force, or impose ideas on...
    19: ...m Ayn's cousin in which she claims to have been present when Ayn chose the name Rand from a typewriter...
  9. Nathalie Sarraute (1197 bytes)
    4: ...[[1932]], she wrote her first book called "Tropismes", published in [[1939]] and applauded by [[Jean-P...
    6: ...hel Butor]] and [[Claude Simon]], one of the figures most associated with the trend of the [[nouveau r...
    10: * ''Tropismes'', [[1939]]
  10. Gertrude Stein (13569 bytes)
    1: ...74]] - [[July 27]], [[1946]]) was an [[United States|American]] [[writer]], [[poet]], [[feminism|femin...
    13: ...rted by a stipend from her brother Michael's business.
    17: ...returned to France and volunteered to drive supplies to French hospitals; they were later honored by t...
    19: ...eight, she had a large circle of friends and tirelessly promoted herself. Her judgments in literature ...
    21: ...o "wives" to chat. Alice was four foot eleven inches tall, and Gertrude was five foot one inch (Grahn ...
  11. Marina Tsvetaeva (21885 bytes)
    5: ...the tension in women's private emotions; she bridges the mutually contradictory schools of [[Acmeist p...
    8: ...) concert pianist, with some [[Poland|Polish]] ancestry on her mother's side. (This latter fact was to...
    10: ...ather was kind, but deeply wrapped up in his studies and distant from his family. He was also still de...
    12: ...ls she acquired Italian, French and German languages.
    14: ...d critic [[Maximilian Voloshin]], whom Tsvetaeva described after his death in 'A Living Word About a L...
  12. Virginia Woolf (9482 bytes)
    7: ...n [[1904]], she and her sister, [[Vanessa Bell|Vanessa]], moved to a home in [[Bloomsbury, London|Bloo...
    9: ...ained some artists in this category, such as [[James Joyce]].
    11: ...motives of characters, and the various possibilities of fractured narrative and chronology. She has, i...
    13: ...itation on the themes of flux of time and life, presented simultaneously as corrosion and rejuvenation...
    15: ...do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness... I can't fight it any longer, I know that I am...
  13. Margaret Mead (11387 bytes)
    3: ...h; [[November 15]], [[1978]]) was an [[United States|American]] [[cultural anthropology|cultural anthr...
    5: ...tor [[Ruth Benedict]], Mead concentrated her studies on problems of child rearing, personality, and cu...
    7: ... ''Coming of Age in Samoa'' ([[1928]]), based on research she conducted as a graduate student, but her...
    13: ... are universal, but what constitutes courtesy, modesty, good manners, and definite ethical standards i...
    14: ...as felt that a study of the problems faced by adolescents in another culture would be illuminating.
  14. Josephine Baker (5957 bytes)
    1: ...kerBurlesque.JPG|thumb|Josephine Baker in a [[burlesque]] outfit]]
    3: ...can American]] dancer, actress and singer, sometimes known as "The Black Venus." She became a [[France...
    7: ...llar. The leopard frequently escaped into the orchestra pit, where it terrorized the musicians, adding...
    9: ...ul films, among them ''Zouzou'' (1934) and ''Princesse Tamtam'' (1935).
    11: ...y binding). At this time she also scored her greatest song hit "''J'ai deux amours''" (1931) and becam...
  15. Aimee Semple McPherson (13395 bytes)
    1: ...;width:200px;margin-left:5px"><center>[[Image:AimeeSempleMcPherson.jpeg|150px|Photograph of McPherson]...
    7: ...n hired to nurse his wife during her terminal illness. (The age difference had caused a scandal in the...
    9: ...ple who worked with the [[Salvation Army]]. As a result, Aimee was raised in an atmosphere of strong [...
    11: ...;margin-right:5px;text-align:center">[[Image:Semples.jpeg]]<small><br>Robert and Aimee Semple, 1910</s...
    13: ... 17, after which she returned to the [[United States]].
  16. Lucille Ball (12427 bytes)
    2: ...e star]] of the [[1940s]], she became one of the best and most popular stars in American history.
    4: ...ised by her working mother and grandparents. In [[1925]], after a romance with a local bad boy (Johnny),...
    5: ...ence. Right then, Ball decided that she needed to escape the traumas of her life.
    7: ...royalty" honor with [[Macdonald Carey]], who was designated as her "king".
    9: ...ff immediately and eloped the same year to much press attention. However, Arnaz's philandering and dri...
  17. Tallulah Bankhead (6331 bytes)
    2: ...]], [[1968]]) was a [[United States]] [[actor|actress]], talk-show host, and bon vivant, born in [[Hun...
    4: ...House]] [[1936]]-[[1940]]), niece of [[United States Senate|Senator]] [[John H. Bankhead II]] ([[1872]...
    6: ...Tallulah Bankhead won a movie-magazine beauty contest & convinced her family to let her move to New Yo...
    8: During these early New York years, she became a peripheral me...
    10: ...d]]'s -- and [[England]]'s -- best-known celebrities.
  18. Greta Garbo (9957 bytes)
    3: ...], [[1990]]) was a [[Sweden|Swedish]] [[actor|actress]].
    5: ...tafsson''' in [[Stockholm]], [[Sweden]], the youngest of three children born to Karl Alfred Gustafsson...
    7: ==Becoming an actress==
    10: ...[stage name]] Greta Garbo. She starred in two movies in [[Sweden]] and one in [[Germany]].
    12: When Stiller went to the [[United States]] in [[1925]] to work for [[Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer]], he insiste...
  19. Suzanne Lenglen (11495 bytes)
    1: ...nglen1920.jpg|thumb|right|Suzanne Lenglen, sometimes labelled the ''[[diva]]'' or ''[[prima donna]]'' ...
    3: ...ed ''La Divine'' (the divine one) by the French press.
    8: ...e he would lay down a handkerchief at various places on the court, to which his daughter had to direct...
    10: ...], was only open to members of French clubs until 1925.) She lost to reigning champion [[Marguerite Broq...
    16: ... body. Staid Brits also were in shock at the boldness of the French woman who also casually sipped [[b...
  20. Parathyroid gland (1913 bytes)
    6: There are two types of cells in the parathyroid glands [[parathyroid ...
    9: ...ands are to regulate the calcium level in our bodies within a very narrow range so that the nervous an...
    14: ... Since hyperparathyroidism was first described in 1925, the symptoms have become known as "[[moan]]s, [[...
    16: ...s often used to determine which parathyroids are responsible for overproduction.

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