The Price Of Cosmopolitanism: Globalization, Class Structure, And Language Endangerment In Shanghai, 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 ...
Crossing Boundaries: The Transnational Third Space Of Contemporary Chinese-Francophone Writers, 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York
Crossing Boundaries: The Transnational Third Space Of Contemporary Chinese-Francophone Writers, Paula S. Delbonis-Platt
All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
Over the past two decades, a group of Chinese writers who pen their works in French, their adopted language, have garnered prizes in France and received international acclaim. The transnational voices of these writers have drawn attention to Chinese history, literature, and human-rights issues, as well as to their own diverse intersections with French culture. The four Francophone-Chinese writers studied—François Cheng (b. 1929), Gao Xingjian (b. 1940), Dai Sijie (b. 1954), and Shan Sa (b. 1972)—constitute themselves as subjects at least partially through their Chinese birth and French citizenship or residency and through the production of literary works ...
Autobiography In Disarray: Setouchi Jakuchō’S Use Of Biography As Self-Expression In Beauty In Disarray, 2016 Washington University in Saint Louis
Autobiography In Disarray: Setouchi Jakuchō’S Use Of Biography As Self-Expression In Beauty In Disarray, Sara M. Newsome
Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The aim of this thesis is to analyze Setouchi Jakuchō’s biographical novel Beauty in Disarray (美は乱調にあり, 1966), through the lens of biographical writing as the author’s self-expression. Beauty in Disarray follows Seitō member Itō Noe from her adolescence in the spring of 1911 into her adulthood and ends abruptly with the “Hikage Teahouse Incident” in 1916, when Ōsugi Sakae, who would later go on to marry Itō, is stabbed by a jealous Kamichika Ichiko, another figured tied heavily to Seitō. Aside from the main character of Itō Noe, Beauty in Disarray also features several important members of Seitō ...
From Chang-E To Xiaomi, Teaching Culture In “90% Plus” Chinese Classrooms, 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 ...
Inhabiting The Discourses Of Belonging; Franz Kafka And Yoko Tawada, 2016 Clark University
Inhabiting The Discourses Of Belonging; Franz Kafka And Yoko Tawada, Aviv Hilbig-Bokaer
Scholarly Undergraduate Research Journal at Clark
Inhabiting the Discourses of Belonging; Franz Kafka and Yoko Tawada examines the role of language in creating the identity of the foreigner in German prose. Writing at opposite ends of the 20th century, Kafka and Tawada serve as harbingers for a broader sense of alienation that comes with writing as an Other. Using lenses provided by Spivak, Butler, Said and Deluze, this essay surveys the broader cultural concepts and theoretical implications of the notion of the metaphorical subaltern that can be created in prose, and the particularities presented by the German language in creating and articulating this identity. This ...
China, Rebalance, And The “Silent War”, 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., 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 ...
The Relationship Between Legibility And Gender, 2016 Georgia State University
The Relationship Between Legibility And Gender, Julia Armenta
Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference
No abstract provided.
Security Interests In Book-Entry Securities In Japan: Should Japanese Law Embrace Perfection By Control Agreement And Security Interests In Securities Accounts?, Kumiko Koens, Charles W. Mooney Jr.
The paper proposes two significant modifications of Japan’s Act on Transfer of Bonds, Shares, etc. (BETA). First, it suggests the control agreement method of transferring an interest in securities that is effective against third parties. Under the BETA, the creation of an effective interest in book-entry securities requires book entries in the securities accounts of the transferor and the transferee. Under the control agreement approach, the transferor, transferee, and the transferor’s securities intermediary would agree that (i) the intermediary would act on the instructions of the transferee with respect to securities credited to the transferor’s securities account ...
Religion As A Chinese Cultural Component: Culture In The Chinese Taoist Association And Confucius Institute, 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
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., 2016 Towson University
The Location Of Memory: Diachronic And Synchronic Alibism And Hui Identity., Ziad Bentahar
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 ...
Acknowledgements/Image Credits, 2016 Western Michigan University
Acknowledgements/Image Credits, Molly Lynde-Recchia
No abstract provided.
Notes On Contributors, 2016 Western Michigan University
Notes On Contributors
No abstract provided.
The Universe In Perspective, Commentator, And The Birth Of A Masterpiece By Yu Kwang-Chung, 2016 University of Washington - Seattle Campus
The Universe In Perspective, Commentator, And The Birth Of A Masterpiece By Yu Kwang-Chung, Hsinmei Lin
Translated from the Chinese by Hsinmei Lin.
A Community In The Open, An Autumnal Fossil, On Skeletons, And Orpheus At The Butcher Shop By Shiro Murano, 2016 Saga University Faculty of Medicine
A Community In The Open, An Autumnal Fossil, On Skeletons, And Orpheus At The Butcher Shop By Shiro Murano, Goro Takano
Translated from the Japanese by Goro Takano.
My Bones, Journey, And Winds Of Betrayal: On Artaud's Van Gogh By Yoko Mihashi, 2016 Western Michigan University
My Bones, Journey, And Winds Of Betrayal: On Artaud's Van Gogh By Yoko Mihashi
Translated from the Japanese by Steve Light.
Flared Skirt And The Healds By Arai Takako, 2016 The Australian National University
Flared Skirt And The Healds By Arai Takako, Carol Hayes Dr, Rina Kikuchi
Translated from the Japanese by Carol Hayes and Rina Kikuchi.
A Poet's Eye: Poems By Princess Shikishi, 2016 Kalamazoo College
A Poet's Eye: Poems By Princess Shikishi, Rose Bundy
Translated from the Japanese by Rose Bundy.
Whether You See Me Or Not By Tan Xiaojing, 2016 Southeast University, China
Whether You See Me Or Not By Tan Xiaojing, Jun Tang
Translated from the Chinese by Jun Tang.