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Shandong University Students' Views On Homosexuality, Joseph Miller 2015 Bowling Green State University

Shandong University Students' Views On Homosexuality, Joseph Miller

Honors Projects

Relatively little research currently exists on the subject of homosexuality and LGBT rights within the present People’s Republic of China. Homosexual behavior itself has only been legal in the country since 1997, and it was only removed from the Chinese Psychiatric Association’s list of disorders in 2001. While a few studies are beginning to examine current Chinese attitudes towards the subject of homosexuality, it is not yet enough to get a rounded view of the subject, and more research must be done in order to provide more accurate data. It is to this purpose that this survey of ...


Approaching Maturity: The Role Of Knowledge And Professionalization In The Development Of Chinese Ngos, Jennifer YJ Hsu, Reza Hasmath 2015 University of Alberta

Approaching Maturity: The Role Of Knowledge And Professionalization In The Development Of Chinese Ngos, Jennifer Yj Hsu, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This article suggests that Chinese NGOs do not believe they are part of an emerging or established epistemic community, that is, a community of experts. Drawing from fieldwork conducted in four large Chinese cities, Chongqing, Kunming, Nanjing and Shanghai, the study suggests that gathering information and developing a knowledge base is not the dominant tactic NGOs utilize to inform and influence state policy. Rather, establishing direct relations with relevant government authorities is the preferred tactic to influence policy deliberation and action. Having close ties with government authorities will serve to benefit individual NGOs, but is likely to undermine the development ...


Ua68/2/3 Asian Studies, WKU Archives 2015 Western Kentucky University

Ua68/2/3 Asian Studies, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Asian Studies at Western Kentucky University.


American History Content-Based Instruction In China, Matthew K. Ingalls 2015 SIT Graduate Institute

American History Content-Based Instruction In China, Matthew K. Ingalls

MA TESOL Collection

This project demonstrates materials developed over a three-year period in Chinese international schools for the teaching of U.S. history to ESL learners. It includes an outline for a two-year curriculum with a regular weekly cycle, as well as a close look at strategies and tested activities intended to facilitate understanding of this complex topic and to encourage students to participate beyond passive reception. Specific cultural issues of teaching U.S. history in China are discussed, including issues of ideology and censorship.


Commentary On Translating Tao Yuanming And Li Shangyin, Andrew Gudgel 2014 Independent Scholar

Commentary On Translating Tao Yuanming And Li Shangyin, Andrew Gudgel

Transference

Notes by Andrew Gudgel on the translation of three Chinese poems into English.


Frost Moon And Autumn Arrives By Li Shangyin, Andrew Gudgel 2014 Independent Scholar

Frost Moon And Autumn Arrives By Li Shangyin, Andrew Gudgel

Transference

Translated from the Chinese by Andrew Gudgel.


Cloudy Skies By Tao Yuanming, Andrew Gudgel 2014 Independent Scholar

Cloudy Skies By Tao Yuanming, Andrew Gudgel

Transference

Translated from the Chinese by Andrew Gudgel.


The Banyan Tree, Untitled, To --, A Dried Flower--For Someone, Palace-Cave Mountain, And Nanmu Forest By Cai Qijiao, Edward A. Morin 2014 College for Creative Studies

The Banyan Tree, Untitled, To --, A Dried Flower--For Someone, Palace-Cave Mountain, And Nanmu Forest By Cai Qijiao, Edward A. Morin

Transference

Translated from the Chinese with commentary by Edward Morin, Dennis Ding, and Fang Dai.


Ecocriticism And National Image In 舌尖上的中国 (A Bite Of China), Mingwen Xiao 2014 Tsinghua University

Ecocriticism And National Image In 舌尖上的中国 (A Bite Of China), Mingwen Xiao

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Ecocriticism and National Image in 舌尖上的中国 (A Bite of China)" Mingwen Xiao examines the multi-faceted contents of the popular 2012 television series. Instead of exhibiting delicacies made by professional chefs in luxury restaurants, A Bite of China displays local food and dishes made by ordinary people. By focus on every-day food preparation, the show constructs a performance where class, ethnicity, gender, age, and other social markers are blurred and the geographically and ethnically diverse ways of food preparation and consumption appear as a cohesive Chinese culinary identity. Xiao argues that A Bite of China plays a role ...


The Art Of Naming In China And Translating Western Names Into Chinese, Hailun He 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

The Art Of Naming In China And Translating Western Names Into Chinese, Hailun He

Literary Onomastics Studies

What follows is the introductory paragraph of the article.

A name in China is much more than a code of a certain person to distinguish him from another. It often associates the person with many interesting things, such as a line of a poem, a picture, a song, or a famous person. Judging from these clues, one can tell where a person was born, how old he is, what kind of cultural background he has, and even why he was named so. Based on this particular cultural background, many writers have made good use of the art of naming, giving ...


The Tokugawa Samurai: Values & Lifestyle Transition, Kathleen A. McGurty 2014 Gettysburg College

The Tokugawa Samurai: Values & Lifestyle Transition, Kathleen A. Mcgurty

Student Publications

The Tokugawa period of Japan was a time of great prosperity but also great strife among the social classes. Of the most affected peoples of the Japanese feudal system was the samurai, who had so long been at the center of military and even political power. For hundreds of years, these highly revered peoples had lived a consistent life based off of virtues passed on through a code, and have also lived comfortable lives due to special powers that were reserved for them.

However, with a lack of warfare and increasing Western influence on the political, social, and military system ...


清華簡《繫年》與相關文獻比對研究, Pui Ming CHAN 2014 Lingnan University

清華簡《繫年》與相關文獻比對研究, Pui Ming Chan

Theses & Dissertations

2008 年,清華大學獲校友捐贈一批從香港購入的戰國楚竹簡,總數2500 餘支。這批楚簡有古籍六十四篇,內容多與經、史有關,當中包括散佚已久的古文《尚書》,具有非常高的學術價值。自這批竹簡入藏至今,整理者已刊行三輯《清華大學藏戰國竹簡》。

本文的研究對象為2011 年出版的《清華大學藏戰國竹簡》第二輯所公布的一篇名為《繫年》的佚籍。《繫年》為體裁類似後世之紀事本末體史書,所記史事上起西周之初,下到戰國前期。由於《繫年》所記部份史事不見於傳世文獻,或與傳世文獻有所出入,可以補充和訂正傳世文獻,尤其與《春秋》經傳具有可比性,故此有很重要的歷史和文獻研究價值。

本文從敍事例體、史料、虛詞等方面考察《繫年》,再與《左傳》等傳世文獻、出土文獻作比對,從而分析《繫年》的時代和地域特徵、取材和編撰過程。此外,《繫年》與《左傳》存在不少重文,本文以《繫年》與傳世文獻的重文作逐一比對,分析其來源、敘述方式的差異,有助認清各史書的取材和敘述特點,並討論《左傳》、《繫年》的成書。


冷戰時期魯迅思想的台、港傳播與演繹, Chieh Ming YANG 2014 Lingnan University

冷戰時期魯迅思想的台、港傳播與演繹, Chieh Ming Yang

Theses & Dissertations

本論文旨在探討冷戰體制下魯迅思想在台、港兩地的傳播與演繹。論文主要處理三個問題:第一,這些人的魯迅論述如何與冷戰與國民黨反共體制縫合。第二,魯迅思想如何置入大一統的文化架構中。第三,海外魯迅論述如何逆反中國或於海外在地演繹。論文共分成六個章節:

第一章先概述冷戰體制與華語語系文學概念,並整理現今魯迅文化史的研究狀況。透過系譜化魯迅研究來理解百年來的研究成果,並且提出在冷戰體制架構解讀台港兩地魯迅思想傳播與演繹的可能。

第二章則以蘇雪林為論述焦點,討論蘇從擁魯走向反魯的轉折,以及在台灣創造怎樣的魯迅形象。而她的激進反魯言論又是如何影響台港兩地,而這之中又與台、港的社會情形的差異有怎樣的關係,並造成兩地文化人的反彈。

第三章討論台、港的兩本魯迅傳記,在「人的魯迅」的共識上創造出不同的魯迅形象。鄭學稼的《魯迅正傳》的兩個版本,在不同的時代氛圍下有大幅的更動,以符合時代的現況。曹聚仁的《魯迅評傳》某程度是為了反對鄭學稼言論而寫,將魯迅形塑為永遠的反叛者與民族主義立場作家,所反映的是個人對海峽兩岸分治的看法。

第四章討論台、港、美三地的現代文學史。夏志清的《現代小說史》以西方美學標準審視魯迅的作品,成為西方認識中國現代文學的經典。司馬長風的《中國新文學史》強調的中國特性以及去政治的美學觀,反映對兩岸政治體制介入文學的反感。劉心皇的《現代文學史話》表現出個人礙於體制的監控,而迂迴表述對魯迅的看法。

第五章則梳理夏濟安、李歐梵一脈的魯迅研究,並比較夏濟安與舒蕪《野草》解讀之異同。這一脈的魯迅研究更為注重魯迅的心靈反覆、矛盾,以及其創作的象徵與隱喻,呈現精神意涵與創作技巧並重的研究。這一流派的研究在1980年代以後被介紹回中國,影響了中國新時期的魯迅研究方向,成為當前魯迅研究重要的一支。

第六章結論部分,先整理冷戰體制下台港魯迅研究的三大問題,並且嘗試以東亞視域來了解魯迅研究的跨國交流。


The Art Of Being: A Study Of The Relationship Between Daoism And Art, Jessica Ortis 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Art Of Being: A Study Of The Relationship Between Daoism And Art, Jessica Ortis

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Ever since the beginning of time, artists have been inspired by the religion they choose to follow. Sometimes religion was the subject, but more often than not, one had to really dig deeper into a work of art to understand the religious meaning. In my paper, I focused on contemporary Chinese artist Song Dong, who uses his artistic abilities to reflect the ideals of Daoism. Focusing on a couple of more well known works by Song Dong, one can see that he shows how one is able to move down the path to lead a more full life through the ...


A Contemporary Spin On Tradition: Xu Bing's Cultural Exploration, Karen Obermeyer-Kolb 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

A Contemporary Spin On Tradition: Xu Bing's Cultural Exploration, Karen Obermeyer-Kolb

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

This paper analyzed the artwork of Xu Bing and his exploration of cultural values, specifically of language in China. Chinese is one of the oldest written languages of the world, with forms established by 1000CE. One of the purposes of classical Chinese calligraphy was self expression. The Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 70s brought a shift to this tradition by using large characters as propaganda. Xu Bing uses prominent symbols of culture and language, stemming from the classical teaching of his parents and his work experience during the Cultural Revolution, to convey views of society, as well as to ...


Exploring Naxi Baisha Xiyue, Nicholas Kircher 2014 Liberty University

Exploring Naxi Baisha Xiyue, Nicholas Kircher

Masters Theses

"Exploring Naxi Baisha Xiyue" is a qualitative research descriptive paper delving into the origin of the Baisha Xiyue music style among the Naxi people based in northwest Yunnan province of the People's Republic of China. A brief historical background of Baisha Xiyue includes the Yuan dynasty (AD 1279-1368) invasion by Kublai Khan when he and his army entered Yunnan province in AD 1253. The topic of the remaining eight songs is a Naxi historical conflict with a neighboring tribe. As musical instruments are essential in the performance of this genre, each of the commonly used instruments are introduced and ...


Linguistic Variation In Contact: The Use Of Erhua And Rusheng In The Xianggang Community In China, Lei He 2014 Syracuse University

Linguistic Variation In Contact: The Use Of Erhua And Rusheng In The Xianggang Community In China, Lei He

Theses - ALL

This study considers dialect variation by young and middle-aged speakers in the Xianggang community in China. The Xianggang community is located at the southern part of China, but it used to be composed of northern people. The contact between northern and southern dialects has given birth to a dialect mixed situation. With the attempt to know the driving force of language change within this speech community, both social factors and linguistic factors have been taken into consideration. In this study, Erhua is chosen as the representation of northern dialects and rusheng is chosen on behalf of the southern dialects. Linguistically ...


Dust In The Wind: A Definitive Hou/New Cinema Work, James N. Udden 2014 Gettysburg College

Dust In The Wind: A Definitive Hou/New Cinema Work, James N. Udden

Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty Publications

Book Summary: For younger critics and audiences, Taiwanese cinema enjoys a special status, comparable with that of Italian Neorealism and the French New Wave for earlier generations, a cinema that was and is in the midst of introducing an innovative sensibility and a fresh perspective. Hou Hsiao-hsien is the most important Taiwanese filmmaker working today, and his sensuous, richly nuanced films reflect everything that is vigorous and genuine in contemporary film culture. By combining multiple forms of tradition with a uniquely cinematic approach to space and time, Hou has created a body of work that, through its stylistic originality and ...


蜚語 (第十一期), 嶺南文社 2014 Lingnan University

蜚語 (第十一期), 嶺南文社

嶺南文社 : 蜚語


Psychoanalyzed Vacillation Between And Entanglement Of The Old And The New In 1930s Shanghai: The Sinicization Of Freudian Psychoanalysis In Two Short Stories By Shi Zhecun, Wei-Yi Lee 2014 University of Colorado Boulder

Psychoanalyzed Vacillation Between And Entanglement Of The Old And The New In 1930s Shanghai: The Sinicization Of Freudian Psychoanalysis In Two Short Stories By Shi Zhecun, Wei-Yi Lee

Comparative Literature Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Shi Zhecun 施蟄存 (1905-2003), an avant-garde modernist writer in 1930s Shanghai, claimed that his works “were influenced [by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)], while breaking away from the influence. ” That is to say, Freudian psychoanalysis was Sinicized (i.e. became influenced by Chinese thought or culture) in Shi Zhecun’s fiction writing. The discomposure caused by the vacillation between, and the entwinement of Chinese heritage and Western civilization was characteristic of the Chinese psyche in the 1930s, particularly in Shanghai, the most Westernized city. This thesis contributes to delving into the struggle between and the entanglement of Chinese tradition and Western influence ...


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