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The Price Of Cosmopolitanism: Globalization, Class Structure, And Language Endangerment In Shanghai, Fang Xu 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Price Of Cosmopolitanism: Globalization, Class Structure, And Language Endangerment In Shanghai, Fang Xu

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Over the last two decades, Shanghai has experienced an unprecedented transformation, as China’s economic globalization and urban expansion have increased rapidly. Looking beyond statistics and architectural spectacles, I examine a seemingly personal choice in Shanghai, speaking Putonghua Mandarin, the official language, or the Shanghai dialect. This study contextualizes the contested urban linguistic space, and illustrates the political, social, and cultural conditions in this China’s globalizing city.

Through archival research, fifty in-depth interviews, two hundred and fifty survey questionnaires, and ethnographic fieldwork in Shanghai in the fall and winter of 2013, I document the impact of three sets of ...


The Creation Of Daoism, Paul Fischer 2016 Western Kentucky University

The Creation Of Daoism, Paul Fischer

Paul Fischer

This paper examines the creation of Daoism in its earliest, pre-Eastern Han period. After an examination of the critical terms "scholar/master" and "author/ school", I argue that, given the paucity of evidence, Sima Tan and Liu Xin should be credited with creating this tradition. The body of this article considers the definitions of Daoism given by these two scholars and all of the extant texts that Liu Xin classified as "Daoist." Based on these texts, I then suggest an amended definition of Daoism. In the conclusion, I address the recent claim that the daojia /daijiao dichotomy is false, speculating ...


De-Westernizing The Far East, Jericho K. Kakaio-Edwards 2016 University of San Francisco

De-Westernizing The Far East, Jericho K. Kakaio-Edwards

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Isolated by the Tibetan highlands which frame Yunnan’s northwest fringes, the ethnic minorities who call the region home live in rural settings ranging from rice-terraced fields to tropical forests; lifestyle unchanged for hundreds of years. However, with globalization causing an exposure to western standards of living, in conjunction with the country’s predisposition towards all things foreign, the people of Yunnan have begun forgoing generations of vernacular architecture in favor of modern materials and regionally defunct construction methods. Here, we will seek to address this foible of architectural development by offering theoretical construction methods for housing types found throughout ...


From Chang-E To Xiaomi, Teaching Culture In “90% Plus” Chinese Classrooms, Yinshun Wang 2016 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

From Chang-E To Xiaomi, Teaching Culture In “90% Plus” Chinese Classrooms, Yinshun Wang

Faculty Publications & Research

ACTFL 5Cs have been widely adopted by many Chinese programs. However, the culture elements, both traditional and contemporary, have mostly been brought into the classroom in English in order to help non-heritage learners understand and experience the intricate cultural contents, especially in lower level classrooms. This session will present various strategies to integrate culture into a target language-rich curriculum. From the legend of Chang-e and the four great inventions of ancient China to Gaokao (College Entrance Exam) and social norms influenced by the social media in modern China, the presenters will share essential questions and various innovative unit designs incorporating ...


China, Rebalance, And The “Silent War”, John Linantud 2016 University of North Georgia

China, Rebalance, And The “Silent War”, John Linantud

International Social Science Review

Based on Victor Corpus' Silent War (1989), this paper re-introduces strategic analysis and political geography to the study of nationalist-leftist insurgencies in the Philippines. National geography and changes in the geopolitics of Southeast Asia have, and will continue, to create the strategic context for guerilla wars and the rival end games of Manila and insurgents. In 1898-99 and 1941-45, for example, the geopolitical center of gravity passed over Central Luzon and led to the regime changes desired by insurgents. Since 1945, the geopolitical center of gravity has bypassed Luzon, an external development which has provided a tremendous advantage to counterinsurgents ...


The Life Of The Factory? Or The Life Of The Farm? That Is The Question., Adam C. McElwain, Bethany Lutwin 2016 Medina City Schools

The Life Of The Factory? Or The Life Of The Farm? That Is The Question., Adam C. Mcelwain, Bethany Lutwin

Migration in Global Context Symposium

Abstract: The focus of this lesson on Global Migration is the emotion behind young women’s decision to leave for the city and work in the factory, or stay in their hometown. Both have an opportunity cost for a life that may be better. The essential question is “Is it better to be a factory girl who has emigrated to the city or a country girl living and working on a farm?” Students will examine the motivation behind leaving the country for a factory job in the city or staying behind and working in a rural setting like a farm ...


Religion As A Chinese Cultural Component: Culture In The Chinese Taoist Association And Confucius Institute, John D. Abercrombie 2016 Western Kentucky University

Religion As A Chinese Cultural Component: Culture In The Chinese Taoist Association And Confucius Institute, John D. Abercrombie

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis examines the role of the cultural discourse on the indigenous religious traditions of China and their place within an officially sanctioned construction of Chinese culture. It starts by examining the concept of culture as it developed in the modern era, its place within the construction of national identities, and the marginalizing effects this has on certain members of national populations. Next it turns to the development of the cultural discourse within China from the mid-1800s to the Cultural Revolution, highlighting the social and legal transformations as they restricted and reframed the practice and articulation of religious traditions in ...


Globalization Of Taste And Modernity: Tracing The Development Of Western Fast Food Corporations In Urban China, Anastasia Gonchar 2016 Gettysburg College

Globalization Of Taste And Modernity: Tracing The Development Of Western Fast Food Corporations In Urban China, Anastasia Gonchar

Student Publications

Food globalization has become an important topic in the discourse on globalization. There has been a rapidly rising trend of multinational food corporations integrating and dominating foreign agro-food markets. A clear example of this trend is present in China, whose economy and food industry experienced an influx of foreign direct investment and multinational retail and restaurant branches during the country’s economic opening in the 1980s. The aim of this research is to analyze the development of food globalization through the lens of Western fast food corporations and their successful integration into the Chinese market. The research also assesses the ...


The Location Of Memory: Diachronic And Synchronic Alibism And Hui Identity., Ziad Bentahar 2016 Towson University

The Location Of Memory: Diachronic And Synchronic Alibism And Hui Identity., Ziad Bentahar

Mathal

Among China’s various Muslim groups, the Hui stand out on the basis of their ethnicity, history and location, and are considered unlike the Turkic groups in Western territories. The Hui are not confined to a definite region but are present throughout China, and exist in continuous juxtaposition with other groups. For this reason, they determine their identity by simultaneous associations to an exogenous tradition that differentiates them from other Chinese groups, and to endogenous elements that situate them as inherently Chinese.

This position of the Hui at the intersection of two presumably mutually-exclusive cultural spheres, namely Muslim and Chinese ...


Whether You See Me Or Not By Tan Xiaojing, Jun Tang 2016 Southeast University, China

Whether You See Me Or Not By Tan Xiaojing, Jun Tang

Transference

Translated from the Chinese by Jun Tang.


Rainy Night In Linqing, Spring Rain, And Evening Meditations By Yao Nai, Andrew Gudgel 2016 Independent Scholar

Rainy Night In Linqing, Spring Rain, And Evening Meditations By Yao Nai, Andrew Gudgel

Transference

Translated from the Chinese by Andrew Gudgel.


从春节的起源说开, Haiwang Yuan 2016 Western Kentucky University

从春节的起源说开, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

该文讲述了春节的历史渊源和变迁,以及春节及其习俗的民间传说。习俗中包括了节日的饮食和禁忌及其在中国南北的差异。此外,文章还介绍了有关春节的背景知识,如阴历、生肖、二十八星宿及其与西方黄道十二宫图的比较等。

该文选自“日月星光网络传媒”的《旅讯快递》。


Made In China, Justin Wadland 2016 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

Made In China, Justin Wadland

Justin Wadland

A review of Finding Them Gone : Visiting China’s Poets of the Past by Bill Porter / Red Pine


The Origin Of Chinese New Year, Haiwang Yuan 2016 Western Kentucky University

The Origin Of Chinese New Year, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

Published on the SMS-I-Media Tourism Express, a bi-lingual weekly ejournal, with the Wechat public account TourismExpress, this article introduces the origin and customs of the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year. It also gives a brief introduction to the festival's related background knowledge such as the Chinese lunisolar calendar, the 24 Chinese solar terms, the Chinese Twenty-Eight Lunar Mansions, the Twelve Chinese zodiac animals, as well as the relationship between them and the Western zodiac signs.


Book Notes And Review - Chinese Christian Theology, Anthony E. Clark PhD 2016 Whitworth University

Book Notes And Review - Chinese Christian Theology, Anthony E. Clark Phd

History Faculty Scholarship

Book review of Alexander Chow's Theosis, Sino-Christian Theology and the Second Chinese Enlightenment.


In Memoriam: Chester C. Wang 1920-2016, 2016 Brigham Young University

In Memoriam: Chester C. Wang 1920-2016

Journal of East Asian Libraries

No abstract provided.


In Memoriam: Ramon Hawley Myers 1929-2015, 2016 Brigham Young University

In Memoriam: Ramon Hawley Myers 1929-2015

Journal of East Asian Libraries

No abstract provided.


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.


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.


The Rise Of The Global South, The Imf And The Future Of Law And Development, Gabriel Garcia 2015 University of Wollongong

The Rise Of The Global South, The Imf And The Future Of Law And Development, Gabriel Garcia

Dr Gabriel Garcia

Following the onset of the Asian Financial Crisis the world has witnessed a re-accommodation of the global financial system. In the particular case of middle-income countries they have disentangled themselves from the conditionality of the IMF and grown into more assertive actors in international forums, proposing new alternative mechanisms to become more financially independent and for the provision of development assistance. This article critically reviews the new reality by assessing the strategies deployed by developing countries to reduce the IMF’s influence, and explores the potential consequences of the rise of middle-income nations for Law and Development.


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