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Questioning China’S Peaceful Development: A Mahanian Sea Power Analysis Of Blue Water Navy Accumulation, Patricia Patricia, Putu Agung Nara I.P. Satya 2022 Parahyangan Catholic University

Questioning China’S Peaceful Development: A Mahanian Sea Power Analysis Of Blue Water Navy Accumulation, Patricia Patricia, Putu Agung Nara I.P. Satya

Global: Jurnal Politik Internasional

China has been rapidly accumulating naval capabilities for nearly 4 decades with the ambition of pursuing blue-water-navy forces through its People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). With its peaceful development policy, the acquisition of such powers has been interpreted as an anomaly and therefore resulted in an increase of security dilemmas between states. In the quest for explanations behind China’s actions, multiple scholars have examined this phenomenon by utilizing offensive realism, defensive realism, and Tirpitzian non-hegemonic naval theory. Thus, this paper brings another perspective by applying the Mahanian Sea Power approach. Consequently, the analysis established that China’s pursuit ...


A Reflection On The Challenges And Collaborative Potential In Working With Buddhist Studies Materials In East Asian Librarianship, Matthew Hayes 2022 Duke University

A Reflection On The Challenges And Collaborative Potential In Working With Buddhist Studies Materials In East Asian Librarianship, Matthew Hayes

Journal of East Asian Libraries

This article explores a set of shared challenges that tend to emerge for East Asian Librarians in working with Buddhist studies materials. It outlines how Buddhist linguistic conventions can give rise to an unpredictability in reference work, how its historical textual practices can complicate collections development, and how Buddhist temple archive management can make traditional approaches to research advising unreliable. It also proposes that these challenges provide distinct opportunities for collaboration across Chinese, Japanese, and Korean areas of bibliographic coverage. These challenges offer a chance for librarians to work together and develop a standard, field-wide toolset for working with these ...


Book Censorship In Post-Tiananmen China (1989-2019), Yuwu Song 2022 Library of Congress

Book Censorship In Post-Tiananmen China (1989-2019), Yuwu Song

Journal of East Asian Libraries

Abstract: Censorship has become more prevalent in Chinese cultural and social life since the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Modern commentary on Chinese censorship focuses on news media and Internet, but neglects print books, which is part of a broader crackdown on dissent. To fill this gap, the project aims to map the contours of book censorship in China during the past 30 years. The emphasis is on the Chinese authorities’ increasing attempts to dominate people’s minds under Xi Jinping, who ascended to power as the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 2012. The project reveals different levels ...


Potentiality, Resistance And Bare Life: Giorgio Agamben On Melville’S Bartleby, Yanjun Wang, Yaping Wang 2022 Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

Potentiality, Resistance And Bare Life: Giorgio Agamben On Melville’S Bartleby, Yanjun Wang, Yaping Wang

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

The idea of potentiality runs through Giorgio Agamben’s political philosophy. In his analysis of Herman Melville’s Bartleby, the Scrivener, Agamben thoroughly interprets potentiality and bare life through Bartleby’s “I prefer not to”. Agamben believes that Bartleby’s inoperativeness is the highest form of resistance, which exists as pure potentiality against the power apparatuses in modern society. Agamben considers Bartleby’s inoperativeness as the exact way to redeem bare life in modern society, where the state of exception already becomes normality. This article starts with Agamben’s reading of Bartley, focuses on potentiality, resistance and bare life to ...


Women And Poetry In The Tang Dynasty : A Traitor And A Murderess : The Poetic Nuns Li Ye And Yu Xuanji, Maija Bell SAMEI 2022 Lingnan University

Women And Poetry In The Tang Dynasty : A Traitor And A Murderess : The Poetic Nuns Li Ye And Yu Xuanji, Maija Bell Samei

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode tells the stories of two Daoist nuns, Li Ye, who became a palace woman, and Yu Xuanji, who became a courtesan. Both left behind highly regarded poems but lost their lives to execution. The episode explores the perception of literary talent as it intersects with femininity.


A Tautology Or Two While We Translate Chinese Classics, Sabina Knight, Kidder Smith 2022 Smith College

A Tautology Or Two While We Translate Chinese Classics, Sabina Knight, Kidder Smith

World Literature: Faculty Publications

What is a Chinese classic, and why do we translate one? These innocent questions lead Sabina Knight and Kidder Smith into a mandala of paradox, metaphor, and tautologies. En route they must negotiate a field of errant nouns, shifty images, and undisclosed participants. Relying on maps drawn by Borges, A. A. Milne, Quine, and Zeno, they find themselves in a landscape where little is certain and much is in transit—from here to here. The generic passports of poetry, prose, and philosophy have been stamped Invalid. So everyone acts like a resident alien. The authors discover that what they don ...


Employing A Chinese Ghost Story To Teach The Syncretism Of Chinese Religions, Gloria I-Ling Chien 2022 Gonzaga University

Employing A Chinese Ghost Story To Teach The Syncretism Of Chinese Religions, Gloria I-Ling Chien

Journal of Religion & Film

Upon its release in 1987, the Hong Kong blockbuster A Chinese Ghost Story resulted in sequels, adaptations, and two remakes in 2011 and 2020. Despite its popularity, only a few critics have noticed its eclectic representations of Chinese religions, nor has there been any evaluation of its pedagogical potential. This article details how the author employs this 1987 work to teach the syncretism of Chinese religions in an undergraduate course “Asian Religions in Film.” By decoding the embedded concepts, the meanings and history behind “the Jade Garland talisman,” the inclusion of the Diamond Sutra for exorcistic efficacy, and the portrayal ...


Women And Poetry In The Tang Dynasty : Courtesans, Poets, And The Courtesan-Poet Xue Tao, Maija Bell SAMEI 2022 Lingnan University

Women And Poetry In The Tang Dynasty : Courtesans, Poets, And The Courtesan-Poet Xue Tao, Maija Bell Samei

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode discusses the interactions between courtesans and the literati during the Tang and how this is related to the formation of early ci poetry, and then introduces a few works by the well-known courtesan-poetess Xue Tao.


Women And Poetry In The Tang Dynasty : Writing Women From The Inner Quarters To The Halls Of Power : Shangguan Wan’Er, Maija Bell SAMEI 2022 Lingnan University

Women And Poetry In The Tang Dynasty : Writing Women From The Inner Quarters To The Halls Of Power : Shangguan Wan’Er, Maija Bell Samei

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode introduces the problem of writing for women in the Tang in terms of the ritual regulation of women’s behavior and the social nature of poetry writing, then discusses the poetry of Shangguan Wan’er, a palace woman who became secretary to Empress Wu Zetian and also served at the court of her successor Emperor Zhongzong, becoming his consort.


The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : Waking From A Yangzhou Dream : Middle And Late Tang, Charles EGAN 2022 San Francisco State University

The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : Waking From A Yangzhou Dream : Middle And Late Tang, Charles Egan

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode discusses the differences in tonal patterns between wujue and qijue, which had a clear impact on poetic practice. After the Tang, wujue became increasingly rare; we can conclude that poets no longer saw creative potential in the form—the great Tang writers had exhausted it. Qijue, on the contrary, remained one of the most popular and expressive poetic forms throughout the classical period.


The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : The Boudoir And The Frontier : High Tang, Charles EGAN 2022 San Francisco State University

The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : The Boudoir And The Frontier : High Tang, Charles Egan

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

Although a small number of Six Dynasties heptasyllabic quatrains are extant, and Early Tang poets experimented with the form, stylistically mature qijue poetry was an invention of the High Tang poets, most notably Wang Changling and Li Bai. Qijue developed along with Tang popular music, for which it was the major song form. Thus initially the thematic scope was narrow: qijue lyrics were generally limited to popular yuefu themes and those describing parting from friends and loved ones. Only gradually did the scope of qijue themes expand, until by the Middle and Late Tang, the form had become a flexible ...


The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : Empty Mountains And Mirror Ponds : High Tang, Charles EGAN 2022 San Francisco State University

The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : Empty Mountains And Mirror Ponds : High Tang, Charles Egan

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

Although Tang poets all used wujue to record concentrated poetic experience, and pursued the same fundamental aesthetic goals for the form, differing styles of poems can be discerned. Using representative poems by Wang Wei, Wang Zhihuan, and Li Bai, this episode presents two basic styles of Tang wujue, differentiated primarily by the choice of themes and the type of language employed.


The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : Songs Of The Heart, Verses Of Nature : Pre-Tang Quatrains, Charles EGAN 2022 San Fransico State University

The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : Songs Of The Heart, Verses Of Nature : Pre-Tang Quatrains, Charles Egan

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

The Chinese equivalent term of quatrain, i.e., jueju, literally means “cut-off lines.” It was believed by many critics that this meant the wujue and qijue forms had originated as quatrain segments cut from the eight-line lüshi forms. This episode begins with close readings of representative poems to provide readers a sense of the thematic scope and aesthetic potential of jueju. A detailed examination of common jueju features then follows.


Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Wang Wei : The Poet-Buddha Of China, Zong-qi CAI 2022 Lingnan University; University of Illinois

Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Wang Wei : The Poet-Buddha Of China, Zong-Qi Cai

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode examines how Wang Wei embodies moments of heightened perception or rather Buddhist enlightenment through his painterly depiction of a mountain climbing trip. His masterful blending of illusive images, perceptual illusion, and Buddhist worldview exemplifies his towering achievement as the poet-Buddha.


The Fallacy And Verification Of Criticism On Contemporary Chinese Confessional Poetry, Lei Wei 2022 Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

The Fallacy And Verification Of Criticism On Contemporary Chinese Confessional Poetry, Lei Wei

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

Contemporary Chinese confessional poetry has engaged much academic attention despite its short existence between the 1980s and the 1990s. The confessional poetry has been related with female poetry by scholars since the beginning, and they have been criticized for lacking Chinese cultural characteristics, skills or aesthetic values etc.. However, contemporary Chinese confessional poetry is not exclusively the product of female poets, as there are quite a few male poets who created some fine confessional poems. Chinese confessional poetry of new period turned out to be embodied with a literary form of strong nationalistic features and contain rich elements of traditional ...


Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Li Bai : The Poet-Immortal Of China, Zong-qi CAI 2022 Lingnan University; University of Illinois)

Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Li Bai : The Poet-Immortal Of China, Zong-Qi Cai

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode examines Li Bai’s self-fashioning as a free spirit or rather the creator of the universe in a poetic form seemingly ill-suited for making glamorous claims. The poem discussed is not among the best known of his works but well attests to his reputation as the poet-immotal.


Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Du Fu : The Poet-Sage Of China, Zong-qi CAI 2022 Lingnan University; University of Illinois

Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Du Fu : The Poet-Sage Of China, Zong-Qi Cai

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode provides a close reading of Du Fu’s Jiang and Han Rivers and shows how the poet makes a masterful use of topic-and-comment construction to project his Confucian vision of the universe and the self and earns himself the title of poet-sage.


Doing Philosophy Comparatively In China: Constructive Engagement Between Marxist, Western, And Chinese Traditional Philosophy (2000-2022), Hongyin ZHOU, Jiabin YE 2022 San Jose State University

Doing Philosophy Comparatively In China: Constructive Engagement Between Marxist, Western, And Chinese Traditional Philosophy (2000-2022), Hongyin Zhou, Jiabin Ye

Comparative Philosophy

Marxist philosophy, Western philosophy, and Chinese traditional philosophy constitute three main forces of contemporary Chinese philosophy. In the past two decades, a great deal of in-depth and extensive constructive engagement has been carried out among the three. Previous studies on such constructive engagement have focused on the perspectives of Western or Chinese traditional philosophy, while the perspective of Marxist philosophy has been neglected to a large extent. Given the key position of Marxist philosophy in contemporary Chinese philosophy, it is undoubtedly regrettable that such a perspective is missing. This paper aims to fill this gap in the perspective of examination ...


Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Dancing With Shackled Feet : Art Of Recent-Style Poetry, Zong-qi CAI 2022 Lingnan University; University of Illinois

Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Dancing With Shackled Feet : Art Of Recent-Style Poetry, Zong-Qi Cai

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode explains the lexical, syntactic, and structural rules of regulated verse and shows how high Tang masters turn these formal rules into a nonpareil vehicle of projecting their visions of the universe and the self, as evidenced in Du Fu’s famous poem “Spring Scene.”


A Brief Introduction To Chinese Dual Immersion And Chinese Bridge Programs In Utah, Alex Yuan 2022 Utah Valley University

A Brief Introduction To Chinese Dual Immersion And Chinese Bridge Programs In Utah, Alex Yuan

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

This research, through in-depth interviews of ten participants, studied and analyzed, from political, economic and cultural perspectives, the Chinese dual immersion and Chinese bridge programs and the growing “Chinese learning heat” in Utah in a global context.


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