<i>The Grandmaster</i> and Taiwan's Young Ambassadors: Restoring Lost Honor
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Avenging her father's murder is the fate of Gong Er in The Grandmaster, which opened this month in the U.S. The character, played by Zhang Ziyi, vows before a statue of the Buddha not to have children, get married or ever practice kung fu again before she goes and demolishes the man who killed her father. "Let's be clear," she says, after she has beaten her opponent, "it's not that you gave me our family legacy back. It's that I have taken it back."
In a similar way, a group of equally confident young Chinese women are leaving the confines of their home this week to restore -- if not their father's -- then their culture's reputation.
The government of Taiwan, in a move of consummate ingenuity, has sent a group of its top six students, all young women, all from Taiwan University (Taiwan's top school), on a bold journey to restore its place in the world.
The United States cut off diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1976, after President Jimmy Carter chose to recognize the government in Bei
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