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Dao Gives Birth To Lots Of Killing: Violence In The Daoist Tradition, Micah Dunwoody 2024 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Dao Gives Birth To Lots Of Killing: Violence In The Daoist Tradition, Micah Dunwoody

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

Violence in Daoism takes on political and/or cosmological significance. The earliest texts, including Daodejing, argue for defensive war that must be conducted appropriately by rulers. Myths and rituals that developed later in the tradition portray gods and spirits subduing demons. The latter are either killed or enlisted into the armies of the gods. Rituals include the role of humans, particularly Daoist priests/ritual specialists who call upon the gods to fight demons who inflict maladies upon people. This paper also examines the role of martial arts and physical violence. Martial arts are often imbued with religious hues in Daoism, as …


Ontological Complexity Of Interpolity Orders: The Encounter Between Chosŏn And Tibet In Qing, Inho Choi, Minju Kwon 2024 Bilkent University

Ontological Complexity Of Interpolity Orders: The Encounter Between Chosŏn And Tibet In Qing, Inho Choi, Minju Kwon

Political Science Faculty Articles and Research

This article examines the ontological complexity of interpolity orders with a focus on peripheral polities in the Qing order. Existing multiculturalist studies of the Qing order emphasized diverse cultural representations of a single imperial reality, lacking an understanding of multiple realities experienced by peripheral participants. Our analysis reveals the ontological complexity—rather than cultural diversity—of the Qing order, in which multiple ontological agents experienced different lived worlds, from the encounter between Chosŏn Korean envoys and the Tibetan Panchen Lama at Emperor Qianlong’s birthday ceremony. By analyzing the Chosŏn envoy member Pak Chiwŏn’s travelog and Tibetan records, we argue that the Chosŏn …


Brief History Of A Family, John C. Lyden 2024 University of Nebraska Omaha

Brief History Of A Family, John C. Lyden

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of Brief History of a Family (2024), directed by Jianjie Lin.


Facilitating Chinese Language Education With Chinese Calligraphy, Huiwen Li 2024 Cleveland State University

Facilitating Chinese Language Education With Chinese Calligraphy, Huiwen Li

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Chinese Calligraphy, a treasure of traditional Chinese culture, maintains considerable significance within the realm of global Chinese education. This article thoroughly scrutinizes the inherent value of calligraphy courses in overseas Chinese education. Primarily, it delves into the profound impact calligraphy classes have on students' Chinese language proficiency, intercultural cognitive skills, and aesthetic appreciation. Furthermore, this article elucidates the lamentable scarcity of calligraphy, while simultaneously revealing a range of strategic solutions to address this pressing issue. These strategies encompass comprehensive teacher training, optimization of teaching methodologies, creation of comprehensive calligraphy course materials and resources, as well as the procurement of substantial …


Interpreting "Shijia Buzu(室家不足)" In The Book Of Songs·Shaonan·Hang Lu Through The Lens Of Interchangeable Uses Of "Zu(足)" And "Shu(疋)", Zhensan Fang, Cheng Zhang 2024 Qingdao University

Interpreting "Shijia Buzu(室家不足)" In The Book Of Songs·Shaonan·Hang Lu Through The Lens Of Interchangeable Uses Of "Zu(足)" And "Shu(疋)", Zhensan Fang, Cheng Zhang

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

The characters "足" and "疋" have the same etymology and were occasionally used interchangeably. It was during the Warring States period that they began to be used separately. In Chapter "室家不足" of the Book of Songs, "室家" should be interpreted as "家庭," and "足" is equivalent to "疋," which is pronounced as "雅" and means "正." Therefore, "室家不足" refers to the illegitimacy of the family relationship.


A Comparative Analysis Of The Origin And Formation Between Chinese Characters And English Alphabets, Xuan Song 2024 Cleveland State University

A Comparative Analysis Of The Origin And Formation Between Chinese Characters And English Alphabets, Xuan Song

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

This research is based on the framework of social constructivism, utilizing the principle of Human Universals as a methodology to compare the similarities and differences between the ideation and formation methods of Chinese characters and English alphabets. Through comparative analysis of the ideation of English letters (pictogramme) and the origin of Chinese characters, known as the "Six Categories Theory," we discover their alignment in terms of social, traditional, and cultural aspects. This suggests that different ethnic groups share common features in terms of life experience, learning cognitive development, and thinking habits. This study also finds that the origins of English …


Bringing Calligraphy Art Back To Writing – An Exploration Of Calligraphy Education For Chinese Beginners, Xin Zhang 2024 Case Western Reserve University

Bringing Calligraphy Art Back To Writing – An Exploration Of Calligraphy Education For Chinese Beginners, Xin Zhang

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Abstract: Chinese calligraphy, often recognized as an iconic representation of Asian culture, is widely regarded as a traditional art form with over thousands of years history. However, it is often overlooked that, at its core, calligraphy is a method of writing. In the process of learning about Asian art, culture, and character history through Chinese calligraphy, we can also introduce Chinese beginners to the art of writing Chinese characters. This integration of traditional Chinese calligraphy as a means of writing Chinese characters with language learning offers numerous advantages for novice learners. It engages their senses of sight, hearing, speech, and …


Task-Based Language Teaching In The Chinese Classroom, Jing Gao 2024 Ankeny Centennial High School & Drake University

Task-Based Language Teaching In The Chinese Classroom, Jing Gao

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

This article discusses Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) implemented in the Chinese classroom. TBLT involves a three-phase pedagogical sequence, including pre-task, on-task, and post-task. Different task-based learning activities are designed to promote learners’ language acquisition through the performance of tasks. Learners are engaged in interactive and collaborative communication to accomplish meaningful and relevant real life tasks. This article explores the application of one TBLT unit in Chinese for learners’ language development in terms of both fluency and accuracy.


Table Of Contents, cltmt editor 2024 Cleveland State University

Table Of Contents, Cltmt Editor

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Table of Contents for the Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2.


Signifying And The Feeling Of Differences, Samuel Weber 2024 Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

Signifying And The Feeling Of Differences, Samuel Weber

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

What does Werner Hamacher's concept of archiphilology have in common with Saussure's view of intralinguistic, differential function in language? Perhaps the way in which the indefinite of language itself “slowly defines itself,” both in response to past acts of appropriations, and appealing for new signifieds the meaning of which can only be seized and unseized over time. Several of Kafka's short stories illustrate how literary works play out the same tension within what can be called a “progressive and digressive” narrative, warding off any internal principle of closure or conclusiveness while continuing to require endings and answers. Holderlin's “Remarks on …


Guest Editor's Overview, Yue Zhuo 2024 Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

Guest Editor's Overview, Yue Zhuo

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

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Recontextualization Of Sun Wukong’S Heroism In The Monkey King Film Trilogy 2014–2018, Adi Kristina Wulandari, Manneke Budiman, Nurni Wahyu Wuryandari, Suma Riella Rusdiarti 2023 Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya Universitas Indonesia

Recontextualization Of Sun Wukong’S Heroism In The Monkey King Film Trilogy 2014–2018, Adi Kristina Wulandari, Manneke Budiman, Nurni Wahyu Wuryandari, Suma Riella Rusdiarti

Paradigma: Jurnal Kajian Budaya

The classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West, written by Wú Chéng’ēn in the 16th century of the Ming Dynasty, is an influential work in Chinese culture. The main character of the novel, the Monkey King Sun Wukong, has become a highly popular character and been adapted into various cultural products. Sun Wukong’s popularity was adapted into three films directed by Cheang Pou-soi, namely Monkey King 1 (2014), Monkey King 2 (2016), and Monkey King 3 (2018). This article analyzes the reconfiguration of Sun Wukong in the films based on the monomyth schemes by Joseph Campbell, focusing on the construction …


Buddhist Music As A Contested Site: The Transmission Of Teochew Buddhist Music Between China And Singapore, Jie Zhang 2023 National University of Singapore

Buddhist Music As A Contested Site: The Transmission Of Teochew Buddhist Music Between China And Singapore, Jie Zhang

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

In the Chaozhou City Gazetteer of Buddhism & Chaozhou Kaiyuan Monastery Gazetteer published in 1992, the then Abbot of the Kaiyuan Monastery, Shi Huiyuan 释慧原 heavily condemned the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) monk Shi Kesheng 释可声 (date unknown) for "starting the sins among laities in the Chaozhou region who dared transgressing (the Buddhist doctrines) and became chant leaders in a flaming mouth ceremony.” Why was the Abbot so upset with a fellow monk back in history? What did Kesheng do, and what were the implications of him starting this "transgression"? This article investigates the history of the international traffic of Buddhist …


山松晓 / Shan Song Xiao, 熙福 著, Xi Fu 2023 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

山松晓 / Shan Song Xiao, 熙福 著, Xi Fu

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故事梗概 这本书描写一百年来一家三代女儿的家族故事,从外祖母,母亲,再到女儿,她们生活在有重叠的生活里,又各自有着不同时代不同主旋律的生活轨迹。光阴荏苒,人生匆匆,回首过往,记录生活。 书中的人物以真实人物为原型,作者将真实名字略去,并在故事情节上加以了丰富和构想。 作者:熙福

ShanSongXiao 'Morning Pine on the Mountain' -- Summary of the story: This book describes the family story of three generations of daughters in a family over the past 100 years. From grandmother, mother, to daughter, they live in overlapping lives, and each has a life trajectory with different themes in different times. Time flies, life is in a hurry, look back on the past and record life. The characters in the book are based on real people. The author has omitted their real names and enriched and imagined the storyline. Author: Xi Fu

部分读后感: 你的小说语言淳朴,接地气。我非常喜欢你的小说,看过后有很多感想。一代一代的 女性不容易,我们赶上了好时代,要争取自己的权力!~ …


The Near-Synonymous Classifiers In Mandarin Chinese: Etymology, Modern Usage, And Possible Problems In L2 Classroom, Irina Kavokina 2023 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Near-Synonymous Classifiers In Mandarin Chinese: Etymology, Modern Usage, And Possible Problems In L2 Classroom, Irina Kavokina

Masters Theses

Many Chinese classifiers are nearly synonymic – they can be used with the same head nouns without changing the meaning of the sentence, in other words, such classifiers can be used interchangeably or almost interchangeably. This poses a challenge for Chinese language learners, especially those who lack such a grammatical category in their own native language. Another complication arises from the ambiguous English translations of many classifiers.

In this paper we investigate the collocation behavior of near-synonymous Chinese classifiers, focusing on their semantic nuances and interchangeability. Analyzing 6 pairs of classifiers — 栋 and 幢, 匹 and 头, 批 and …


Chinese Firms In The Belt And Road Initiative: A Cross-Sectoral Study Of Bri Activities In Kenya, Yabo Wu 2023 Maastricht University

Chinese Firms In The Belt And Road Initiative: A Cross-Sectoral Study Of Bri Activities In Kenya, Yabo Wu

Asia Pacific Perspectives

The long-time development of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has sparked debates between scholars who emphasize a state-led approach and those who see decentralized project operations initiated by profit motives. This study bridges this divide by examining the practices of Chinese firms within the BRI, shedding light on state-business relations. Focusing on Kenya, a pivotal maritime BRI location, it explores Chinese state-firm relational dynamics in infrastructure, trade, and manufacturing BRI projects. The findings reveal that Chinese firms in Kenya, private or state-owned, play a partial strategic role. The Chinese state selects activities crucial for establishing a mutually beneficial narrative …


Westernization Or Localization? The (Mis)Reading Of “The Tragic” In Modern Chinese Literary Discourse, Tian Gu 2023 Nankai University, China

Westernization Or Localization? The (Mis)Reading Of “The Tragic” In Modern Chinese Literary Discourse, Tian Gu

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

This paper examines the features and causal factors in constructing an idea of the tragic in modern Chinese literary discourse. It attempts at revisiting and reproducing the realities of misreading and variation upon modern Chinese introduction of the term “tragedy” (beiju) at different socio-historical periods, and has observed the interplay between two trends, namely, Westernization and localization, through the negotiation of “the tragic” into modern Chinese literary practice. These two trends have been integrated by a political and pragmatic perspective, which dominates the formation of a modern Chinese literary discourse on “the tragic”. This perspective offers both possibility …


Children’S Gothic In The Chinese Context: The Untranslatability And Cross-Cultural Readability Of A Literary Genre, Chengcheng You 2023 University of Macau

Children’S Gothic In The Chinese Context: The Untranslatability And Cross-Cultural Readability Of A Literary Genre, Chengcheng You

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

As an emerging literary subgenre in the twenty-first century, Children’s Gothic challenges and blends the norms of both children’s literature and Gothic literature, featuring child characters’ self-empowerment in the face of fears and dark impulses. The foreignness and strangeness that pertain to the genre haunt the border of its translatability. Daniel Handler’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (1999­–2006), written under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, poses a chain of translational challenges due to its linguistic creativity, paratextual art, and mixed style of horror and dark humor intended for a child readership. To investigate the interplay between Children’s Gothic and its (un)translatability …


Ecopoetry As Method: Reading Gary Snyder As A Cultural Mediator Between China And The World, Winnie L M Yee 2023 The University of Hong Kong

Ecopoetry As Method: Reading Gary Snyder As A Cultural Mediator Between China And The World, Winnie L M Yee

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

Ecocriticism is a field that is inherently cross-cultural, and poetry is an art form that creates bonds across cultural communities. This paper focuses on Gary Snyder, a prominent poet in his own right, who is famous for his translation of the works by Chinese poet Han Shan. His attraction to Chinese classical poetry and Eastern civilization offers an alternative to the Western developmental paradigm, and the ecopoetry he espouses is pertinent to today’s environmental debates. His references to nature do not function merely as reminders that nature should be respected but as an impetus to reflect on the coexistence of …


Decolonizing French: Afrophonics In Ken Bugul’S Aller Et Retour (2013), Hapsatou Wane 2023 Georgia Southern University

Decolonizing French: Afrophonics In Ken Bugul’S Aller Et Retour (2013), Hapsatou Wane

The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal

This article explores the innovative language strategies employed by Senegalese writer Ken Bugul in her novel Aller et retour to construct a dynamic and interconnected linguistic landscape that challenges fixed language boundaries. Ken Bugul's "langue fabriquée" combines elements of French, Wolof, and English, reflecting a transglocal dimension that embodies the essence of afrophonics—a poetics of resistance that empowers local cultures in a globalized context. Through a detailed analysis of Ken Bugul's linguistic choices, including the use of quotation marks, footnotes, and arbitrary transcription, the study reveals how she creates a language that defies categorization and decolonizes French without resorting to …


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