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Letters To Mei Lanfang, Alexandra Dare Norman 2017 Western Kentucky University

Letters To Mei Lanfang, Alexandra Dare Norman

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

As a male actor of female Dan characters, Mei Lanfang (1894-1961) is known throughout the world as the most representative performer of Chinese opera – particularly for his performance of Concubine Yu in the Peking opera Farewell My Concubine. A feminist analysis of his work in this opera reveals a series of assumptions about the definition of “Woman” in both theatre and life. This project is solo performance piece formatted in a series of open letters to Mei Lanfang, interspersed with personal stories investigating what it truly means to be a Woman – as an actor, a Christian, a feminist, a traveler ...


Women, Gender And Family In Chinese History, Kitty Lam 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Women, Gender And Family In Chinese History, Kitty Lam

Kitty Lam

No abstract provided.


Mulan And Filial Piety: Lesson Plan, Kitty Lam 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Mulan And Filial Piety: Lesson Plan, Kitty Lam

Kitty Lam

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.


Session A-3: The Yin And Yang Of U.S.-China Relations 1840-Present, Diane Haleas 2017 Saint Ignatius College Prep

Session A-3: The Yin And Yang Of U.S.-China Relations 1840-Present, Diane Haleas

Professional Learning Day

The United States and China have experienced both difficult relations and positive relations. For over 150 years these interactions between the United States and China have resulted in significant influences on political, economic, and cultural decisions in both countries. This presentation will offer an overview of time periods, emphasize crucial events, and analyze the implications for U.S.-China relations today and in the future. Lesson plan ideas will be included.


17-02 The Paradox Of Power: Understanding Fiscal Capacity In Imperial China And Absolutist Regimes, Debin Ma, Jared Rubin 2017 London School of Economics

17-02 The Paradox Of Power: Understanding Fiscal Capacity In Imperial China And Absolutist Regimes, Debin Ma, Jared Rubin

ESI Working Papers

Tax extraction in Qing China was low relative to Western Europe. It is not obvious why: China was much more absolutist and had stronger rights over property and people. Why did the Chinese not convert their absolute power into revenue? We propose a model, supported by historical evidence, which suggests that i) the center could not ask its tax collecting agents to levy high taxes because it would incentivize agents to overtax the peasantry; ii) the center could not pay agents high wages in return for high taxes because the center had no mechanism to commit to refrain from confiscating ...


前言, Chunhong WANG 2017 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

前言, Chunhong Wang

Prof. WANG Chunhong

2015年春,嶺南大學召開以“明清文學與文論”爲主題的國際研討會,與會者均屬學界資深專家,他們所發表的論文代表著古典文學研究的前沿態勢,具有較高的學術價值。《嶺南學報》編委會經討論,決定以專輯形式,刊登此次會議成果,以與海内外同道切磋分享。 本輯《嶺南學報》之編輯,大致根據會議之主旨,即“小説、戲曲及文化”以及“明清詩學、詞學及文化”,這樣兩個板塊來安排,既凸顯縱向的歷史脈絡,也呈現横向的域内與域外的聯繫。


水神、溺籍與歷險 : 論《聊齋誌異‧織成》, Yin Ping, Grace LAU 2017 嶺南大學中文系

水神、溺籍與歷險 : 論《聊齋誌異‧織成》, Yin Ping, Grace Lau

Prof. LAU Yin-ping, Grace

《聊齋誌異》三會本卷----《織成》一文,述柳生在洞庭歷險。篇中出現洞庭水神、水將:柳毅、南將軍和毛將軍,鮮見於其他文獻,因而顯得珍貴。有關“溺籍”(溺水而死者)之載亦相當特别,有助了解遇溺及水鬼之謎。至於柳生因洞庭奇遇,娶神婢織成,並獲赠財富,便爲其下第,失意於科舉的欠缺,作出補償。


Chinese Communication Studies: Three Paths Converging, Wenshan Jia 2017 Chapman University

Chinese Communication Studies: Three Paths Converging, Wenshan Jia

Communication Faculty Articles and Research

This contribution presents the possibilities for anthropological and neo-Marxist media within the hugely expanding sector of Chinese communication studies. China has sourced mostly from the American positivist tradition but is increasingly ­taking on board European critical thinking but it also needs to absorb some of the depth and diversity of indigenous scholarship existing in Chinese.

Jia, Lu, and Heisey (2002) presented an influential meta-analysis of every ­example of communication studies in China at that time. The book chapter which talks about the rise of the discipline and scholarship of Chinese communication as an academic discipline (Jia et al., 2014) summarises ...


粵語正音運動, Lok Man MAK 2017 Lingnan University

粵語正音運動, Lok Man Mak

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

筆者本科為雙語學(bilingual studies),接受的是現代語言學觀念,相信語言及其規則會隨時間而改變,因而對以古證今、極具傳統主義(traditionalism)色彩的「正音運動」一直敬而遠之,但在抗拒的同時,又感其他論調未能切中要害。縱觀各派立場,皆未跳出語言學界多年來有關「約定俗成/習非勝是」之辯。筆者所關懷的問題,在於「約定俗成」和「習非成是」背後同時預設了一套傳統,兩者同樣描述了實踐對傳統的背離,卻是兩種截然相反的知識論立場。語言學習的其中一大難題,就是每每牽涉到傳統與實踐之拉扯,這種張力在中文系/中文學習中特別明顯。對於學習和傳統,可見博藍尼(Michael Polanyi, 1891-1976)的著作《科學、信念與社會》(Science, Faith, and Society, 1946)、《個人知識》(Personal Knowledge, 1958)和《默會維度》(The Tacit Dimension, 1966)。

他認為「我們所認知的比我們可描述的更多」,他指出知識有兩類,除了是「默會」的知識(tacit knowledge),就是植根於「默會」的知識(knowledge rooted in tacit)。換言之,人所認知的必然包含默會的、不可言說的部分。以此為基礎,他批判當代批判哲學對傳統的割離,他相信所有知識是互相連結的(all knowledge is dependent),因此,他重新體認傳統的價值,指出學習不可避免要相信(belief)權威(authority)。何文匯無疑是語音研究的權威,他建基於宋代《廣韻》的粵音方案亦顯然有重新確立傳統的用意。然而,是否因為作為普通人的我們無法如王亭之、潘國森般提出反證,就得全盤接受?以下將借博藍尼的知識論,梳理粵語正音運動與語言學習之間的問題。


A Maturing Civil Society In China? The Role Of Knowledge And Professionalization In The Development Of Ngos, Jennifer YJ Hsu, Reza Hasmath 2016 University of Alberta

A Maturing Civil Society In China? The Role Of Knowledge And Professionalization In The Development Of Ngos, Jennifer Yj Hsu, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This article suggests that Chinese NGO do not have the conviction that they are part of an epistemic community in mainland China. Interviews conducted in four cities, Chongqing, Kunming, Nanjing and Shanghai, suggests that this can be attributed to a lack of set standards and professionalization governing their sector of operation. Further, the study finds that Chinese NGOs do not see their primary role is to produce knowledge within their organizational development life cycle. This may indicate a varying path towards the maturation of the civil society sector in China, whereby Chinese NGOs do not conform to the organizational development ...


The Impact Of The European Union’S Policy Towards China’S Intellectual Property Regime, Natalia Wyzycka, Reza Hasmath 2016 University of Oxford

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.


欧盟政策对中国知识产权制度的影响, Natalia Wyzycka, Reza Hasmath 2016 University of Oxford

欧盟政策对中国知识产权制度的影响, Natalia Wyzycka, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

本文旨在审视欧盟两大科技援助项目IPR2IP key项目对中国地区性知识产权执法的影响。本文论述了科技援助项目在影响中国知识产权法律体制等方面卓有成效,但在地区性政策实施方面却并不成功。主要原因是中国各区域经济发展重心各有差异。本文针对未来知识产权科技援助工作重点做进一步的讨论和研究。


Crime And Culture : A Thematic Reading Of Sherlock Holmes And His Adaptations., Britney Broyles 2016 University of Louisville

Crime And Culture : A Thematic Reading Of Sherlock Holmes And His Adaptations., Britney Broyles

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation focuses on the adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes character and stories into the television shows Sherlock and Elementary on air today. The project will consider three central questions: 1) Why is this Victorian detective hero still popular in the twenty-first century and what has remained constant and still resonates with modern audiences? 2) Both television shows transport Holmes in time by setting their narratives in the present day; therefore, what has been changed in this process of adaptation? 3) How do these changes represent shifts in our cultural thinking about important aspects of humanistic inquiry ...


Rising Assertiveness Versus Peaceful Development: Making Sense Of China’S Ambivalent International Behavior, Lukas K. Danner 2016 Florida International University

Rising Assertiveness Versus Peaceful Development: Making Sense Of China’S Ambivalent International Behavior, Lukas K. Danner

Lukas K. Danner

In the past few years, especially after the 2008 global financial crisis, China has become more assertive, not just in its military posture but also in its diplomatic affairs and economic interactions. Despite this rising assertiveness, China’s grand strategy officially remains that of ‘Peaceful Development.’ In consequence, scholars have disagreed about the trajectory of China’s grand strategy in light of its often ambivalent behavior. To explain this ambivalence, this article will take a closer empirical look at  two important developments regarding China’s international affairs: The softening on China’s preoccupation with territorial integrity and sovereignty has been ...


Word For Word, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Word For Word

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Chinese written characters are a vast and intricate language. Eunice Tang explores their complexities and the artists turning them into works of art.


延安時期的婚戀小說研究 : 延安《解放日報》副刊為重心, Xiaoyan MA 2016 Lingnan University

延安時期的婚戀小說研究 : 延安《解放日報》副刊為重心, Xiaoyan Ma

Theses & Dissertations

延安時期,婚戀問題作為與農村傳統習俗對抗的焦點,以及獲得「群眾」支持的重要武器,被賦予了一種無法迴避的政治使命。1941年,中國共產黨在延安創辦大型中央機關報《解放日報》,其副刊亦成為延安時期極具影響性和權威性的文藝陣地。本文以延安《解放日報》副刊(1941.5.16-1947.3.27)的婚戀小說為主要研究對象,同時加入延安時期未在《解放日報》副刊發表,但影響較大的小說,如:、《小二黑結婚》等,作為論文的補充與對照向度。嘗試解決以下問題:一、延安時期的婚戀小說對五四時期的婚戀小說有何主動與被動的改變;二、探析作家如何思考「性」、「經濟」、「政治」、「家庭」在革命中的位置,各種政治、文化、思想因素出於何種理由、以何種形式滲入到婚戀故事之中,又是如何建構出一種新的主體想像。


Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Fall 2016, Musselman Library 2016 Gettysburg College

Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Fall 2016, Musselman Library

Friends of Musselman Library Newsletter

From the Dean (Robin Wagner)

Library Exhibits

GettDigital: Sports Reels

Research Reflections: The Gettysburg Superstar (Devin McKinney)

Remembering 9/12

Will Power: 400 Years After the Bard

Treasure Island (Robin Wagner)

Margin of Error

A Call to Activism in the Summer of '65 (Richard Hutch '67)

Digital Scholarship: The New Frontier (Julia Wall '19, Lauren White '18, Keira Koch '19)

Scrapbooks and Photo Albums: Snapshots of History (Clara A. Baker '30)

Soldiers' Scrapbooks (Laura Bergin '17)

A Book of Dreams (Alexa Schreier)

Who Do You Think You Are? (Timothy Shannon)

From Professor-Student to Collaborators (Jesse Siegel '16)

The Mysterious Easel ...


Actually, Let’S Not Talk About Sex: The Value-Laden Sex Education Received By China’S Young Women, Allyson Tsu 2016 SIT Study Abroad

Actually, Let’S Not Talk About Sex: The Value-Laden Sex Education Received By China’S Young Women, Allyson Tsu

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

No abstract provided.


The Construction Of Touristic Modernity In Xizhou, Katherine E. Benton 2016 Gettysburg College

The Construction Of Touristic Modernity In Xizhou, Katherine E. Benton

Student Publications

Tim Oakes’ (1998) concept of touristic modernity accurately describes how the Chinese national discourse surrounding tourism, as both a tool for economic growth and nation-building, has shaped what the local reality has become for many towns and villages in the peripheral regions of China, especially those with large populations of ethnic minorities. Specifically in the Dali Bai Autonomous Region, foreign tourism followed by nostalgia-fueled domestic tourism has transformed Dali into a commercialized tourist destination, which has begun to spill out to other towns around the lake such as Xizhou. Touristic modernity is not, however, a singular homogenous force that culturally ...


El Rol De Los Supermercados Chinos En La Integración Social De La Población China En Buenos Aires / The Role Of Chinese Supermarkets In The Social Integration Of The Chinese Population In Buenos Aires, Dana Marrero 2016 SIT Study Abroad

El Rol De Los Supermercados Chinos En La Integración Social De La Población China En Buenos Aires / The Role Of Chinese Supermarkets In The Social Integration Of The Chinese Population In Buenos Aires, Dana Marrero

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Aunque la inmigración china es algo relativamente nuevo en la historia de Argentina, las personas de aquel país han tenido una presencia fuerte en la sociedad de Buenos Aires, la ciudad Capital. En gran parte, esto es debido al nicho económico en el que muchos de los trabajadores chinos se han concentrado: los supermercados. Los pequeños mercados de barrio manejados por dueños chinos son tan comunes que a menudo los porteños simplemente dicen frases como “voy al chino” para referirse a estos comercios. Y con razón: en el 2011, aproximadamente el 35% de todos los mercados de Argentina pertenecía a ...


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