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The Kin-Ship, Zheng Moham Wang 2023 California Institute of the Arts/Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Kin-Ship, Zheng Moham Wang

Comparative Woman

This is a group of two English poems the author composed separately in 2019 and 2021 about the imaginary scenes of his grandpa and mother from a Iu-Mien family of Southeast Asia and Southwestern China. The group was submitted to the upcoming Kinship volume of the Comparative Woman journal of Louisiana State University.


Aum: The Cult At The End Of The World, Dereck Daschke 2023 Truman State University

Aum: The Cult At The End Of The World, Dereck Daschke

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of AUM: The Cult at the End of the World (2023), directed by Ben Braun and Chiaki Yanagimoto.


Illuminating Chinese Aesthetics With Kant’S Account Of Genius? Possibility And Difficulty, Kefu ZHU 2023 San Jose State University

Illuminating Chinese Aesthetics With Kant’S Account Of Genius? Possibility And Difficulty, Kefu Zhu

Comparative Philosophy

Many scholars interpret Chinese Aesthetics with the Kantian theory of genius because they seem to form a parallel: similar innate and spontaneous mental talents that exceed normal cognition and imagination generates beautiful arts with similar extraordinary qualities. I argue that projecting Kant’s genius to illuminate the creative power analogically, i.e., the carefree-wandering mind, is infeasible. The theory of genius assumes a critical project that stipulates a valuable way to exercise the power of judgment. Genius is only a postulated idea for successfully making aesthetic judgments on artworks. In contrast, the carefree-wandering mind assumes a Daoist metaphysical-ethical theory centering on the …


The Best Confucian Hybrid Meritocracy-Democracy For Liberal Democracies, John J. PARK 2023 San Jose State University

The Best Confucian Hybrid Meritocracy-Democracy For Liberal Democracies, John J. Park

Comparative Philosophy

Several contemporary Confucian philosophers have posited differing hybrid views fusing meritocracy to democracy. There is a good deal of interest in a meritocracy in contemporary Confucian thought, and such a view perhaps should receive more serious consideration in liberal democratic thought since it may make for a stronger form of government when appended to democracy. In this paper, four contemporary hybrid theorists who combine elements of a meritocracy with a democracy are critically analyzed concerning an ability for their views to be instantiated in liberal democracies for the legislative branch only. Finally, I provide a modified hybrid view for the …


Dreaming Philosophers: The Daoist And The Metaphysician, Kelly S. INGLIS 2023 San Jose State University

Dreaming Philosophers: The Daoist And The Metaphysician, Kelly S. Inglis

Comparative Philosophy

Is this just a dream? Daoist philosopher Zhuang Zi and metaphysician Descartes both considered this question but came to very different conclusions. In his Dream Hypothesis, Descartes imagined that all of his beliefs about the external world could be mistaken, which led him to the realization that the only thing that he could be certain of was his own existence: “I think therefore I am.” But what am “I”? “I am a thinking thing”, he said and concluded that the existence of one’s mental self is clear, certain and indubitable, while the existence of a physical world was open …


Long Song Lyrics (Manci) Of The Song Dynasty : Li Qingzhao : Singing Her Autumn Sorrow, Xinda LIAN 2023 Denison University

Long Song Lyrics (Manci) Of The Song Dynasty : Li Qingzhao : Singing Her Autumn Sorrow, Xinda Lian

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

A master of tune and sense, Li Qingzhao knows how to bring out her almost unspeakable inner feeling through her skillful employment of the ci form, the music of words.


Long Song Lyrics (Manci) Of The Song Dynasty : Su Shi : Meditation On The Past, Xinda LIAN 2023 Denison University

Long Song Lyrics (Manci) Of The Song Dynasty : Su Shi : Meditation On The Past, Xinda Lian

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

Su Shi does not only expand the subject matter of the ci poetry, but also gives his song lyrics a genuine personal voice, an unambiguous autobiographical tone as that found in the shi poetry.


Long Song Lyrics (Manci) Of The Song Dynasty : Liu Yong’S Use Of Leading Words (Lingzi), Xinda LIAN 2023 Denison University

Long Song Lyrics (Manci) Of The Song Dynasty : Liu Yong’S Use Of Leading Words (Lingzi), Xinda Lian

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

Thanks to his innovative use of leading words (lingzi), Liu Yong creates a multilayered structure for his poetic description and narration, which allows him to explore time and space, to involve things both far and near, to relate the parts to the whole, and to weave what is outside with what is inside.


La Radical Imperfección Del Mundo: El Crimen Perfecto De Jean Baudrillard Y El Crimen Ferpecto De Alex De La Iglesia, MARIA A. GOMEZ 2023 Florida International University

La Radical Imperfección Del Mundo: El Crimen Perfecto De Jean Baudrillard Y El Crimen Ferpecto De Alex De La Iglesia, Maria A. Gomez

The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal

Le parfait crime (1995) by Jean Baudrillard and Crimen ferpecto (2004) by the Basque director Alex de la Iglesia are two works that not only have in common almost identical titles. They both reflect on how in consumer societies, an imperfect real world is substituted for an illusory hyperreality in which the distinction between subject and object has disappeared. While Baudrillard explains how the denial of a transcendent reality in contemporary society is “a perfect crime” that destroys the real, Alex de la Iglesia uses black humor and a mix of genres (mainly grotesque comedy and thriller) to show the …


Short Song Lyrics (Xiaoling) In The Song Dynasty : "I Ask You, How Much Sorrow Can There Be?” : Later Literati Song Lyrics, Maija SAMEI 2022 Lingnan University

Short Song Lyrics (Xiaoling) In The Song Dynasty : "I Ask You, How Much Sorrow Can There Be?” : Later Literati Song Lyrics, Maija Samei

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode discusses how the genre begins to broaden thematically in the work of somewhat later literati poets who continued to write in the short xiaoling form. Poems by the Last Emperor of the Southern Tang, Li Yu, and by Northern Song statesman Yan Shu demonstrate how the genre begins to take on themes like nostalgia and friendship.


Short Song Lyrics (Xiaoling) In The Song Dynasty : Feeling And Scene : Early Literati Song Lyrics, Maija SAMEI 2022 Lingnan University

Short Song Lyrics (Xiaoling) In The Song Dynasty : Feeling And Scene : Early Literati Song Lyrics, Maija Samei

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode discusses early efforts of literati poets in the song lyric, showing how their works reflect the genre’s origins in the entertainment quarters and remained largely tied to feminine themes, while they bore evidence of poetic craft. Examples show how Wei Zhuang’s more direct and lyrical expression contrasts with Wen Tingyun’s more implicit presentation.


Picturizing Animals In The Arabic, Persian And Turkish - Azerbaijani Proverbs: A Comparative Study, Kubra Jabbarli 2022 Associate Professor of Persian Language and Literature, Al- Bayt College, Jordan.

Picturizing Animals In The Arabic, Persian And Turkish - Azerbaijani Proverbs: A Comparative Study, Kubra Jabbarli

Association of Arab Universities Journal for Arts مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية للآداب

Animals have a special place in human thought and life throughout history since they were used as a symbol to refer to different purposes in stories and proverbs. So, they play an important role in the people's culture and literature. Thus, animal behaviors and characteristics were not the same for all nations due to the geographic nature of each nation, the impact of animals' in it, and to the beliefs, customs and traditions of each nation.From this standpoint, we found that there were many common beliefs among nations regarding animals and their behaviors. At the same time, we found that …


The Power Of Anime: Artistic Power, Social Consciousness, And Cultural Impact, Natalie Ortez-Arevalo 2022 The University of San Francisco

The Power Of Anime: Artistic Power, Social Consciousness, And Cultural Impact, Natalie Ortez-Arevalo

Master's Projects and Capstones

This project explores the widespread popularity and impact of anime on Japanese culture. In my research, I demonstrate how the integration of anime into Japan’s culture creates big splashes—like stones being thrown into a lake—that, at the same time, ripple out in various directions and reverberate on multiple levels. First and foremost, this research centers around an important concept: that anime contains well-crafted storytelling and powerful imagery that demonstrates wider historical, cultural, and social issues—both the positive and negative. In anime films and shows, symbolism plays an important part as it can be found throughout the imagery and the storylines …


Roles Of Religious Guides In Tourism: A Qualitative Study From Japan, Ricardo Nicolas Progano 2022 Wakayama University, Center for Tourism Research

Roles Of Religious Guides In Tourism: A Qualitative Study From Japan, Ricardo Nicolas Progano

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage travel has become an important element in contemporary tourism, as visitors flock to sacred locations (UNWTO, 2015). However, some aspects of pilgrimage travel remain relatively understudied, with one of them being the roles of guides in these locations. Based on previous academic works, the present study aims to bridge this gap by analysing the role of religious figures who engage in guiding activities aimed at the general public. For this, Shippōryū-ji, a Shugendō temple located in Japan, is presented as the case study. As previous research on the subject is scarce, a qualitative approach was deemed suitable. Utilising interview …


Short Song Lyrics (Xiaoling) In The Song Dynasty : “I’Ve No Heart To Love Another” : A Pair Of Anonymous Poems In Dialog, Maija SAMEI 2022 Lingnan University

Short Song Lyrics (Xiaoling) In The Song Dynasty : “I’Ve No Heart To Love Another” : A Pair Of Anonymous Poems In Dialog, Maija Samei

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode introduces us to the genre of the song lyric using two anonymous poems that present a male and female speaker in dialog. The episode discusses the origins of the genre during the Tang dynasty, its formal characteristics, and its connection to female voice and feminine themes.


Chinese Undergraduate Student Teaching Assistants In A U.S. Collegiate Chinese Language Program, Donglin Chai 2022 University of Iowa

Chinese Undergraduate Student Teaching Assistants In A U.S. Collegiate Chinese Language Program, Donglin Chai

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Given present limited opportunities to study in China, how can U.S. collegiate Chinese language programs take advantage of the presence of Chinese international students on campus to improve their Chinese language students’ intercultural communication skills? This article first reviews the background of “peer tutoring” in European and American collegiate institutes and describes some exemplary models in the field of Chinese as a Foreign Language in the U.S. Then, the article reports on a study of a tutor and grader system at a U.S. liberal arts college employing Chinese undergraduate students. Through both quantitative and qualitative data, the author analyzes the …


Intertextual Discourse Research On Ip Film Language From The Perspective Of Chinese Teaching, Xiao Jiang 2022 Soochow University

Intertextual Discourse Research On Ip Film Language From The Perspective Of Chinese Teaching, Xiao Jiang

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Based on the theory of intertextual discourse, this paper makes a comparative analysis of the IP source texts, Chinese subtitles and English subtitles of IP films from the perspective of Chinese teaching. The research found that Chinese subtitles of IP films which compared with the source texts reconstructed the descending language of the characters, implanted popular contemporary language and culture, strengthened the language escalation of dramatic conflicts, and increased the sense of humor and entertainment of characters' language, so as to be suitable for Chinese teaching and cultural communication. The English subtitles of IP films deleted the cultural elements of …


On Forms And Regulations Of Han Poetry, Shang-Ju Chiang 2022 Chiang Shang Ju Museum of Fine Arts

On Forms And Regulations Of Han Poetry, Shang-Ju Chiang

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Traditional poetics is gradually disappearing under the impact of modernization. Aiming to provide Chinese with specific ways to understand the poetics of Chinese characters, this article articulates and analyzes most of the Han Poetry forms and regulations illustrated with the author-created poems, such as the traditional quatrains and regulated poems and many more. It is the author’s hope that more people will appreciate and inherit classic poetry but also be innovative.


Using Online Resources To Foster Autonomous Learning In A Clil Context: A Case Study Of An Advanced Chinese Class, Xiao Zeng 2022 Mount Holyoke College

Using Online Resources To Foster Autonomous Learning In A Clil Context: A Case Study Of An Advanced Chinese Class, Xiao Zeng

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

The role of online resources has become increasingly significant in content and language integrated Chinese courses in terms of material preparation and autonomous learning task design. The study examines a case of integrating online visual resources into an advanced Chinese newspaper and journalism class and discusses how online resources can be utilized to foster student autonomy and promote self-regulated learning. Specifically, the study demonstrates the key features of a video platform (Pear Video) and editing tool (Interphoto), and shows how the task arrangement takes advantage of the resources in enhancing students’ language and content skills. The analysis of the learning …


A Study On Strategies For Improving Students’ Oral Skills In Online Chinese Language Teaching In Burundi, MFITIYE Ferdinand, BANKUWIHA Etienne 2022 Burundi University, Confucius Unistitute

A Study On Strategies For Improving Students’ Oral Skills In Online Chinese Language Teaching In Burundi, Mfitiye Ferdinand, Bankuwiha Etienne

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Abstract

During the period of covid-19 pandemic, educational activities in several countries around the world have experienced changes in their implementation. Face-to-face Chinese teaching in several Confucius Institutes around the world has been moved to online teaching to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus. In Burundi, online Chinese teaching is provided through the social network “whatsapp”. However, students have some difficulty in improving their speaking skills while learning online. This study therefore examined the strategies that can be used by the students and the teachers to ensure the improvement of students' speaking skills while learning Chinese online. It proceeded …


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