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Navigating Uncertainty: The Survival Strategies Of Religious Ngos In China, Jonathan Tam, Reza Hasmath 2016 University of Oxford

Navigating Uncertainty: The Survival Strategies Of Religious Ngos In China, Jonathan Tam, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This article looks at the strategies religious NGOs (RNGOs), with strong transnational linkages, use to maintain a continued presence in mainland China. It does so by utilizing neo-institutional theory as an instrument for analysis, with an emphasis on outlining the coercive, mimetic and normative pressures RNGOs face. One of the key findings of the study is that there is creative circumvention of isomorphic pressures by working with local agents, fostering trust with the local government, and keeping a low profile. Moreover, RNGOs dealt with the uncertain institutional environment in China through staff exchanges, denominational supervisions, tapping into global platforms, and ...


A Comparative Analysis Of The Civilizations Of Fukuzawa Yukichi And Sun Yat-Sen, Matthew Jones 2015 Pepperdine University

A Comparative Analysis Of The Civilizations Of Fukuzawa Yukichi And Sun Yat-Sen, Matthew Jones

Global Tides

This essay will explore the different theories of civilization for two major Asian political philosophers Fukuzawa Yukichi, and Sun Yat-sen. Both men wrote during the late 19th and early 20th century just as their respective countries, Japan and China, were facing immense pressure to subordinate themselves to the West which threatened the collapse of their historical structures of civilization. The two men’s theories reflect the transitory nature of the times by drawing heavily from both Eastern and Western traditions to create a unique blend of the two which would have an immense impact on the modern course ...


Huānyíng Nǐ Lái Dào Bgsu: A Guidebook To Bgsu, Jane Powell 2015 Bowling Green State University

Huānyíng Nǐ Lái Dào Bgsu: A Guidebook To Bgsu, Jane Powell

Honors Projects

This project is intended to address the needs of Chinese international students in the U.S, specifically those studying at Bowling Green State University. The principle goal is to create a guidebook to student life at BGSU, focusing of academic success, lifestyle adjustment, and connections to domestic students. This guidebook utilizes both academic research, as well as individual student input. Furthermore, much of the guidebook’s content is in both English and Chinese, allowing for greater comprehension of the information.

In addition, this project includes an accompanying essay in order to better analyze the concepts of the academic research. This ...


The Girl With The Peanut Necklace: Experiences Of Infertility And In Vitro Fertilization In China, Ruoxi Yu 2015 Yale University

The Girl With The Peanut Necklace: Experiences Of Infertility And In Vitro Fertilization In China, Ruoxi Yu

Student Work

A 2014-2015 William Prize for best essay in East Asian Studies was awarded to Ruoxi Yu (Berkeley College '15) for her essay submitted to the Department of Anthropology, “The Girl with the Peanut Necklace: Experiences of Infertility and in vitro Fertilization in China.” (Marcia Inhorn, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology, advisor; Susan Brownell, Professor of Anthropology at USML, secondary reader.)

Ruoxi Yu’s essay, “The Girl with the Peanut Necklace: Experiences of Infertility and in vitro Fertilization in China,” situates original research within the history of the one-child birth control policy and the tension between the demands of ...


Examining Perspectives On China's Near-Monopoly Of Rare Earths, Gregory J. Bryant 2015 Florida International University

Examining Perspectives On China's Near-Monopoly Of Rare Earths, Gregory J. Bryant

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

China’s behavior as a near-monopolist of rare earths has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. This thesis first examines the underlying causes behind China’s rise to the status of rare-earths near-monopolist, including government support; lax environmental controls; unregulated production; and relatively low costs compared to the rest of the world. Second, the thesis also examines the preeminent international and domestic factors influencing China’s behavior as a near-monopolist of rare earths. International factors include international demand; international trade pressure; international price-setting authority issues; and geopolitical factors. I next identify domestic factors that exert influence over China’s ...


蜚語 (第十二期), 嶺南文社 2015 Lingnan University

蜚語 (第十二期), 嶺南文社

嶺南文社 : 蜚語


《嶺南學報》復刊詞, Zongqi CAI 2015 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

《嶺南學報》復刊詞, Zongqi Cai

嶺南學報 Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies

在20世紀學術史上,《嶺南學報》曾經寫下厚重一筆,迄今依然是學界共同的記憶。此刊於1929年創辦,1952年因嶺南大學解散而閉刊,其間登載了陳寅恪、吳宓、楊樹達、王力、容庚等學界泰斗的許多重要文章,成爲他們叱咤風雲,引領20世紀學術潮流的平臺。

進入21世紀之今日,香港嶺南大學中文系復辦《嶺南學報》,以求弘揚嶺大百年學術精神,延續嶺大文史研究之優勢,進而提升本校及本港的國學研究水準。復辦《嶺南學報》,我們雖然不敢奢望恢復昔日的輝煌,但將竭盡全力保證學術水準,力爭做到無愧於先輩。面對如此艱巨的任務,我們誠惶誠恐,做好了長期艱苦奮鬥的思想準備。


《嶺南學報》徵稿啟事, 2015 Lingnan University

《嶺南學報》徵稿啟事

嶺南學報 Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies

詳述《嶺南學報》徵稿具體事項。


《嶺南學報》小史述略 : 兼論陳寅恪與《嶺南學報》, Zhan HUANG 2015 嶺南大學

《嶺南學報》小史述略 : 兼論陳寅恪與《嶺南學報》, Zhan Huang

嶺南學報 Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies

1888年,美國長老會傳教士在廣州創建格致書院。1903年,書院更名為「嶺南學校」,是為「嶺南」用作校名之始。1927年,學校易名為嶺南大學,鐘榮光先生出任校長。自此,嶺大發展為文理商工農醫兼顧的綜合性學府。四十年代,抗日戰爭及國共內戰致使大批學者避難粵廣,不少人進入嶺大執教。這一歷史機遇,也鑄就了嶺大最為輝煌的一段學史。1952年,全國大專院校進行院系調整,教會大學無法繼續存在,嶺大遂被分割合併至其他數所大學。其中,文理科撥歸中山大學,而原嶺大校址康樂園也成為中山大學的新居。

表徵嶺大學術成果者,乃二十世紀上半葉世所推重的《嶺南學報》。《學報》於1929年12月創刊,1952年6月隨著院系調整而終刊。二十三年間,《學報》共刊行35期。下文即對《學報》歷史做一個回顧。


撰稿格式, 2015 Lingnan University

撰稿格式

嶺南學報 Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies

詳述《嶺南學報》撰稿格式。


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.


Bai Xianyong In Translation: Wandering Through A Garden, Waking From A Dream, Morgan Brown 2015 University of Colorado, Boulder

Bai Xianyong In Translation: Wandering Through A Garden, Waking From A Dream, Morgan Brown

Undergraduate Honors Theses

An original translation of Bai Xianyong’s “Wandering Through a Garden, Waking from a Dream” along with an introduction to the author as well as a note on translation. “Wandering through a Garden, Waking from a Dream” describes a gathering of former Kun Opera singers ten years after the nationalist army’s retreat to Taiwan. The story depicts the alienation of mainlanders exiled to Taiwan through the psychology of Madam Qian, a former Kun Opera star, as she struggles to reconcile her past in Nanjing with her present in Taiwan. Amid the merriment of the night, “Wandering through a Garden ...


China’S Youth: Stories Of Modern Chinese Young Adults, Hannah Becker-uncapher 2015 University of Colorado, Boulder

China’S Youth: Stories Of Modern Chinese Young Adults, Hannah Becker-Uncapher

Undergraduate Honors Theses

I arrived in Beijing on June 30th 2014 to complete the groundwork for this book, a creative nonfiction account of youth culture in modern China. A few years earlier, I had lived in China for nine months, arriving a month after my sixteenth birthday. Now back again at twenty years old, I traveled down the east coast, ventured west into Sichuan, and finally looped back to Beijing, interviewing young Chinese adults in the cities where I stopped. I recorded the interviewees’ complete life stories and went on to analyze the major elements of these stories in order to discover how ...


The Religious Imperative Of Confucianism, Samuel Davies 2015 University of Colorado, Boulder

The Religious Imperative Of Confucianism, Samuel Davies

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Confucianism prescribes for society an immensely rich, sophisticated, and utilitarian modality of social relationship. Not only has this served as China's social and political bedrock, but it has actually evolved from, and thus suggests, the deep religious dimensionality of Confucian thought. I aim to, through the medium of Confucianism, unveil the social entity of this religious dimension as an intuitive depth and unifying reciprocity which has since the dawn of civilization been preserved and expressed as the most quintessential aspect of human life.

With an exploratory dive into the farthest metaphysics that underlie the foundational Confucian society, the true ...


Magic Wood, Nadia Stosija Barulich 2015 Claremont McKenna College

Magic Wood, Nadia Stosija Barulich

CMC Senior Theses

This project is a translation of Liu Qingbang's novella 'Shénmù' from Chinese into English. It is also accompanied by an analysis of the text and Li Yang's movie 'Blind Shaft', which was based on the novella.


The Determinants Of Chinese Household Saving During 1978-2012, Nan Zhi 2015 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

The Determinants Of Chinese Household Saving During 1978-2012, Nan Zhi

Honors Theses

This project focuses on how the household saving ratio changes from 1978-2013 in China and what factors caused the changes. Based China’s household saving rate changes from 1953-2000 by using the framework of the life-cycle hypothesis, Modigliani concluded that the rate of growth income and the demographic structure are the major determinant of the rate of private saving. This project attempts to extend Modigliani’s research using the data after 2000 and take changes of Chinese policy and additional factors into consideration. Estimates of coefficients of saving function will be obtained by using OLS method to analyze the relationship ...


Job Acquisition, Retention, And Outcomes For Ethnic Minorities In Urban China, Reza Hasmath, Benjamin Ho 2015 University of Oxford

Job Acquisition, Retention, And Outcomes For Ethnic Minorities In Urban China, Reza Hasmath, Benjamin Ho

Reza Hasmath

This article estimates wage differentials between ethnic minorities and the Han majority in China. While Han-minority wage differentials estimated with regression analysis demonstrate little evidence for ethnic minority disadvantages, evidence looking at the process of ethnic minority job acquisition and retention suggests that minorities perceive they are at a disadvantage in the job search process. The article assesses potential factors for perceived disadvantages in China’s labor market such as discrimination, social network capital, and working culture.


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