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Mulan And Filial Piety: Lesson Plan, Kitty Lam 2016 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Mulan And Filial Piety: Lesson Plan, Kitty Lam

Religion and Philosophy in the Ancient World

In this lesson, students will examine the relationship between gender roles and Confucian principles in pre-modern China by considering the extent to which the Mulan legend is compatible with the Confucian concept of filial piety. Students will read and discuss texts on filial piety by Confucian scholars, as well as three different works of Chinese literature based on the Mulan legend from three distinct time periods.


Women, Gender And Family In Chinese History, Kitty Lam 2016 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Women, Gender And Family In Chinese History, Kitty Lam

Religion and Philosophy in the Ancient World

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of The European Union’S Policy Towards China’S Intellectual Property Regime, Natalia Wyzycka, Reza Hasmath 2015 College of Europe

The Impact Of The European Union’S Policy Towards China’S Intellectual Property Regime, Natalia Wyzycka, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This article evaluates the effectiveness of two major European Union technical assistance programmes, IPR2 and IP Key, in shaping China’s regional intellectual property (IP) enforcement. It argues that although technical assistance programmes have been effective in influencing the national IP legal framework, it has been less successful in assisting regional policy enforcement. This is primarily the result of divergent economic priorities at the sub-national level. The article further assesses potential priorities for future IP technical assistance.


When A Joke Is More Than A Joke: Humor As A Form Of Networked Practice In The Chinese Cyber Public Sphere, Mathew Yates, Reza Hasmath 2015 University of Oxford

When A Joke Is More Than A Joke: Humor As A Form Of Networked Practice In The Chinese Cyber Public Sphere, Mathew Yates, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

Received wisdom views political humor, viz. egao, in the Chinese cyber public sphere as an acute form of resistance and/or a reaction to rampant state control in an authoritarian environment. This study creates and tests a framework that best conceptualizes how different functions or facets of egao are connected with one another: to analyze the patterns of ties that link the different facets of the phenomenon together. The study contends that only by framing egao within network society theory can we adequately appreciate its fluidity and hence begin to understand its online ubiquity. Analysis of survey data suggests that ...


Ngo Governance And Management In China, Reza Hasmath, Jennifer Hsu 2015 University of Oxford

Ngo Governance And Management In China, Reza Hasmath, Jennifer Hsu

Reza Hasmath

As China becomes increasingly integrated into the global system there will be continuing pressure to acknowledge and engage with non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Suffice to say, without a clear understanding of the state’s interaction with NGOs, and vice versa, any political, economic and social analysis of China will be incomplete. This book provides an urgent insight into contemporary state-NGO relations. It brings together the most recent research covering three broad themes, namely the conceptualizations and subsequent functions of NGOs; state-NGO engagement; and NGOs as a mediator between state and society in contemporary China. The book provides a future glimpse into ...


What Drives Contemporary Eu-China Strategic Engagement?, Natalia Wyzycka, Reza Hasmath 2015 College of Europe

What Drives Contemporary Eu-China Strategic Engagement?, Natalia Wyzycka, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This study examines the primary determinants of the European Union’s strategic engagement with China. Three behavioural theories – institutional, social, and agency/stakeholder – and three case studies – looking at the EU’s arms embargo on China, EU-China engagement in Africa, and the EU’s longstanding dispute on granting China market economy status – are utilized to account for the EU’s foreign policy practice with China. The study’s findings can reduce the misunderstandings and uncertainties embedded in EU-China interactions, by demystifying the factors and variables that drive their relationship.


Ramping Down Chinese Commercial Cyber Espionage, Emilio Iasiello 2015 Private Sector

Ramping Down Chinese Commercial Cyber Espionage, Emilio Iasiello

Emilio Iasiello

While detractors believe that commercial cyber espionage hasn’t really stopped, recent Chinese efforts show a government trying to get a handle on its large spying apparatus that could include hired and independent contractors acting autonomously in addition to its other resources. While complete cessation may never occur, significant timely reduction demonstrates Beijing’s willingness to work with the United States as a partner and not a pariah, and provides a foundation from which the two governments can move forward on other cyber security areas where incongruity persists.


Cityscape, Urban Nobodies And War: Modern Transformation Of Nianhua In Suzhou-Shanghai, Hua Huang 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Cityscape, Urban Nobodies And War: Modern Transformation Of Nianhua In Suzhou-Shanghai, Hua Huang

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This dissertation explores the continuities and ruptures of the nianhua practice and representations in the Suzhou-Shanghai region during the mid-18th – 19th century. It explores a city-based nianhua tradition in Jiangnan’s urban centers that supplements current scholarship, which focuses geographically on northern print centers, economically on village-based production, and thematically on religious, auspicious and moral subjects of universal value. Challenging current scholarship that treats nianhua as a folk tradition rigidly adhering to an established pictorial vocabulary and conventional symbols of religious and moral significance, this study demonstrates the adaptive and innovative energies within the nianhua industry. Taking nianhua as a ...


中國問題面面觀, Yiu Chung WONG 2015 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

中國問題面面觀, Yiu Chung Wong

Prof. WONG Yiu-chung

No abstract provided.


New Buddhist Silk Roads, Rosita Dellios, R. James Ferguson 2015 Bond University

New Buddhist Silk Roads, Rosita Dellios, R. James Ferguson

Rosita Dellios

As China embarks on its One Belt, One Road Initiative it is recreating not only the economic Silk Road of the past but incorporating a Buddhist-based regionalism that stretched from Eurasia to maritime kingdoms in the southern seas. It was a mandalic world of trade and a dharma of easy communication between cultures and religions. After outlining China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative, this paper provides the historical setting of silk road regionalism with its Buddhist contribution, and then moves to the possibility of a new silk road mandala. The paper concludes with a Buddhist geopolitics of peace. Here ...


New Buddhist Silk Roads, Rosita Dellios, R. James Ferguson 2015 Bond University

New Buddhist Silk Roads, Rosita Dellios, R. James Ferguson

R. James Ferguson

As China embarks on its One Belt, One Road Initiative it is recreating not only the economic Silk Road of the past but incorporating a Buddhist-based regionalism that stretched from Eurasia to maritime kingdoms in the southern seas. It was a mandalic world of trade and a dharma of easy communication between cultures and religions. After outlining China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative, this paper provides the historical setting of silk road regionalism with its Buddhist contribution, and then moves to the possibility of a new silk road mandala. The paper concludes with a Buddhist geopolitics of peace. Here ...


介绍一种解释近体诗格律的新方法, Zongqi CAI 2015 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

介绍一种解释近体诗格律的新方法, Zongqi Cai

Prof. CAI Zongqi

本文介绍近体诗格律三个基本结构原则,进而推演出一个教授近体诗格律的新方法,并剖析了律诗形式背后所反映的中国传统的阴阳宇宙观.此方法与传统的方法有四大区别:一是纯描述与指定性陈述之别,二是非生成和生成法之别,三是非分析性与分析性之别,四是繁与简之别.


論劉向、劉歆和《漢書》之關係, Chunhong WANG 2015 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

論劉向、劉歆和《漢書》之關係, Chunhong Wang

Prof. WANG Chunhong

本文认爲,讀《漢書》,當以《楚元王傳》爲綱,並且以《五行志》等爲輔佐,來觀其書之結構和用心,可以起到提綱挈領的作用。今本《漢書》有兩個關注點,除了朝政之外,還有楚元王一系之遭際。劉向活躍於宣、元、成帝三朝政壇,他與他的父親劉德經歷了前漢武帝身後的重大政治鬥爭。然而,劉德、劉向和劉歆亦並非純然從儒家道統出發,來爲民請命、仗義執言。他們主要代表劉氏宗親一系政治和經濟利益,所以劉氏不遺餘力地對外戚口誅筆伐。此從某種程度上看,實際上是劉氏諸侯和皇帝外戚利益較量,總劉向一生,堪稱劉氏宗親利益的代言人,當然更是自家利益捍衛者,其言行無不與此種身份立場相關聯。故而,《漢書》並非成於一人一時之手。今本署名班固著《漢書》,在很大程度上,可以視作一部圍繞楚元王家族(尤其是以劉德、劉向、劉歆一支)之前漢遭際爲中心,所生發、結撰的政治載記,班氏父子共同依照劉向、劉歆藍本來結撰《漢書》,其中緣由遠比“盜竊父史”來得複雜!


Teachers As Curators: Curating Authentic Online Content For Beginning And Intermediate Cfl Learners, Shenglan Zhang 2015 Iowa State University

Teachers As Curators: Curating Authentic Online Content For Beginning And Intermediate Cfl Learners, Shenglan Zhang

Shenglan Zhang (张胜兰)

An abundance of authentic materials is available online for language learning. To locate appropriate materials is nearly impossible for even the most motivated learners. This requires teachers to curate authentic online content to enhance and supplement learners’ learning. Content curation is the process of collecting, organizing and displaying information. This article describes the procedure and strategies one may use in curating authentic content materials for Chinese language learning online. Teachers as curators need to collect the content with the consideration of difficulty level for different learners. In addition, they should put a lot of thoughts into content categorization based on ...


运用真实多媒体语料与民族志访谈法加强目的语文化学习:一个初步提议 / Using Authentic Multimedia Materials And Ethnographic Interview To Improve Target Culture Learning: A Preliminary Proposal, 胜兰 张 2015 Iowa State University

运用真实多媒体语料与民族志访谈法加强目的语文化学习:一个初步提议 / Using Authentic Multimedia Materials And Ethnographic Interview To Improve Target Culture Learning: A Preliminary Proposal, 胜兰 张

Shenglan Zhang (张胜兰)

文化在语言教学中是一个不可缺少的元素,可是在外语教学实践中仍未得到足够重视。本文考察了文化教学在外语教学中存在的问题及其缺乏的原因。本文基于维果茨基社会文化理论,并遵循比较、交际、多层面与借鉴等四项原则,提出了如何利用网络真实语料和民族志访谈的文化教学模型来促进初级中文学习者的文化学习。


Maximizing Communicative Competency In A Classroom, Yinshun Wang 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Maximizing Communicative Competency In A Classroom, Yinshun Wang

Faculty Publications & Research

Developing students’ communicative competence is a primary goal of many language classrooms. This session will present various strategies to encourage learner agency. The presenter will introduce strategies to execute fast-paced communicative learning activities that bypass mechanical activities and task-based student assessments to measure students’ proficiency in interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes of communication. Examples of lesson plans and student work from a high school Chinese classroom will be provided.


Refashioning Festivals In Republican Guangzhou, Shuk Wah POON 2015 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Refashioning Festivals In Republican Guangzhou, Shuk Wah Poon

Prof. POON Shuk-wah

Influenced by the concept of evolution, the Republican regime branded popular religious beliefs and practices as "superstition," believing that the eradication of "superstition" was crucial to the making of modern citizens. Government policies not only affected the development of popular religion but also reshaped the relationship between the state and the common people. Tracing the changes of the Double Seven Festival and the Ghost Festival in Republican Guangzhou, this article aims to show the complexities of the contestations between the state and the common people in actual religious settings, particularly the interaction between official culture and traditional festivals. It argues ...


What Forces That Shape And Retain The Beijing Courtyard Houses?, Chiu-Shui Chan, Ying Xiong 2015 Iowa State University

What Forces That Shape And Retain The Beijing Courtyard Houses?, Chiu-Shui Chan, Ying Xiong

Chiu-Shui Chan

The type of courtyard house, as found within the Inner City of Beijing, is a well-developed Chinese housing typology. All houses in this area share a homogeneous pattern and texture in form and spatial layout. Particularly, certain distinguishing features can be easily identified across houses. This paper explains: (1) the outstanding features found in almost all courtyard houses in the city of Beijing, as well as in other cities across China, (2) the reasons why these features were preserved for more than two thousand years, (3) the socio-cultural driving forces that have maintained these features historically, and (4) the challenges ...


戰國文字構形特徵研究, Yan Ho SIU 2015 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

戰國文字構形特徵研究, Yan Ho Siu

Dr. SIU Yan-ho

綜觀歷來的戰國文字研究,不少學者均主張依地域分系,學者何琳儀(1943-2007)將戰國文字分為齊、燕、晉、楚、秦五系,近代研究亦多取何氏的分域方法。學者李運富(1957-)認為,地域特點僅屬文字的書寫風格,不能作為分系的依據,質疑戰國文字的分域方法。何琳儀於其著作《戰國古文字典》與《戰國文字通論》中,嘗試列舉不同字例,以五系的分域方法,收集大量戰國文字的資料,概括構形的地域特點,唯何氏的論說未有對五系文字的特徵作更整體和深入的考察。基於前代學者的研究,本文以戰國文字為研究核心,透過構形的比較與歸納,補充近年出土的材料,嘗試從不同的角度,探討戰國文字的構形特徵與演變情況,論證戰國文字「東、西土分用」的說法以及劃分成五系的必要。

本文的主體部分共分五章。第二章從微觀的角度,依個別域系分類,逐一援引字列,分析當中的字符、部件,集中呈現各系的地域特徵。第三章同樣以域系作區分,嘗試通過整合與歸類,指出不同字符、部件的類化現象,嘗試凸現各系文字的相異之處。第四章集中比對「東土四系」(齊、燕、晉、楚)與「西土秦國」的文字,通過字例的展示,歸納彼此相異的構形,論證王國維(1877-1927)等學者主張戰國文字「東、西土分用」的說法。第五章以宏觀的角度,逐一展示、分析五系文字構形各異的個體字符,嘗試以相同的字例,說明五系文字各自存有的地域特徵。第六章以五系文字當中,構形同時相同與相異的字符為例,分析當中的異、同原因,了解五系文字的構形演變。

通過本文橫向與縱向的文字比對,可知五系文字的構形或受書寫材料影響,但當中演變並不受載體所限。戰國五系文字同源於殷周文字,經過程度不一的構形演變,加上各域系對文字所作具規範的整合,五系文字的構形越趨不同,地域特徵更為明顯,可證戰國文字有分作五系的必要。從本文的不同分類與探討,可見戰國文字存在「東、西土分用」的情況,但僅為當時文字構形異、同的現象之一。五系文字的構形異、同存在不同情況,表示戰國文字處於演變的階段,說明戰國五系文字「同中趨異」的現象。


殖民地色彩用語的廢存 : 從「食皇家飯」說起, Hung Kai LEE 2015 Selected Works

殖民地色彩用語的廢存 : 從「食皇家飯」說起, Hung Kai Lee

Prof. LEE Hung-kai

李榮主編,白宛如編纂的《廣州方言詞典》(南京:江蘇教育出版社,1998年)收「食皇家飯」一條,釋義為「指坐牢」(頁484),祇作了非常簡單的釋義,並沒有說明意義的由來。我懷疑「食皇家飯」這個短語是受了香港粤語的影響。香港在一九九七年回歸祖國之前,長期受英國政府的殖民統治,當時香港人就習慣稱「港英政府」為「皇家」。鄭定歐編纂的《香港粤語詞典》(南京:江蘇教育出版社,1997年),收「皇家垃圾」一條,釋義如下:「指香港政府的剩餘物資。如退役的消防局的救火車、警隊的警車等。港府往往將這些剩餘物資與海關充公物品、郵局無人認領的包裹、市政署從無營業執照的小商販那裏沒收來的貨品,一併公開拍賣。買者被稱為『收垃圾集團』」(頁291)。吳開斌,《香港話詞典》(廣州:花城出版社,1997年)收「皇家工」和「皇家飯店」二條。其中「皇家工」條釋曰:「香港政府僱員」(頁278),而「皇家飯店」條釋曰:「(謔)監獄,住在裏面可吃皇糧」(頁278)。此外,當時香港警隊的全名是「皇家香港警察」(Royal Hong Kong Police Force)。這些都足以說明「皇家」的用法在回歸前十分普遍。


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