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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 non-governmental organizations (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 supervision, tapping into global platforms ...


Postwar Residential New Towns In Japan: Constructing Modernism, Michelle L. Hauk 2015 Washington University in St Louis

Postwar Residential New Towns In Japan: Constructing Modernism, Michelle L. Hauk

Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design Theses

In 1963, Japan passed the New Residential Town Development Act prompting the construction of publicly constructed large-scale residential satellite towns across the nation in response to a severe housing crisis. Addressing two case studies, Senri New Town near Osaka and Tama New Town outside of Tokyo, this thesis examines the historical and social context of the design and construction of postwar new towns by tracing the institutional, intellectual, and architectural histories that shaped their urban form. Senri New Town, the first to be built in Japan, exemplified the model for the postwar new town while Tama New Town, the largest ...


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 ...


Book Review: The Nature Of Beasts: Empire And Exhibition At The Tokyo Imperial Zoo, Andrew W. B. Kustodowicz 2015 University of Kansas Main Campus

Book Review: The Nature Of Beasts: Empire And Exhibition At The Tokyo Imperial Zoo, Andrew W. B. Kustodowicz

Madison Historical Review

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Un-Civil Religion: Shinto And Shukyo In Postwar Japan, Justin Michael Lawrence 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Un-Civil Religion: Shinto And Shukyo In Postwar Japan, Justin Michael Lawrence

Religious Studies Publications and Other Works

This research looks at the ways civil religion has been described in the postwar era in Japan through a more postcolonial lens. I take previous works on civil religion in postwar Japan and break them down to see if they hold any weight.


Exporting Exoticism: Captain Brinkley's Japan Described And Illustrated, Dan Johnson 2015 Bridgewater State University

Exporting Exoticism: Captain Brinkley's Japan Described And Illustrated, Dan Johnson

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Constructing The Yellow Peril: East Asia As The Enemy In American Discourse And Political Rhetoric, Laura K. Witwer 2015 Ursinus College

Constructing The Yellow Peril: East Asia As The Enemy In American Discourse And Political Rhetoric, Laura K. Witwer

East Asian Studies Honors Papers

The notion of the Yellow Peril, the perceived racial threat of Asians or Asian nations overtaking Western Nations and Western culture, is not a new phenomenon, but instead an idea that has existed for many centuries, becoming popular in the nineteenth century. The Yellow Peril has been a potent belief which has influenced not only personal opinions, but has also affected Western foreign policy. The United States, whose ideological foundations were built upon Western ideology, was not immune to concerns of the Yellow Peril. Drawing on the theories of critical constructivism, poststructuralism, and postcolonialism, this study analyzes the manifestation of ...


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 ...


Imagination And Reality: Landscape And The Folk Culture Of Joseon Dynasty Korea, Matthew Finley 2015 Pepperdine University

Imagination And Reality: Landscape And The Folk Culture Of Joseon Dynasty Korea, Matthew Finley

Undergraduate Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

The Five Peaks Screen of Korea’s Joseon dynasty (1392-1910) is one of the most iconic works of its time. Nevertheless, the remarkable visual impact and cultural significance of the Five Peaks Screen evades systematic scholarly study, partly because of its generic classification as folk art. In this paper, I will resituate the Five Peaks Screen in the artistic tradition of East Asian landscape painting. When considered in the context of literati painting traditions and relevant popular landscapes, it becomes clear that the design of the Five Peaks Screen coheres to traditional aesthetics to emphasize the ability of artwork to ...


Theravada Buddhism And Dai Identity In Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, James Granderson 2015 SIT Study Abroad

Theravada Buddhism And Dai Identity In Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, James Granderson

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This ethnographic field project focused upon the relationship between the urban Jinghong and surrounding rural Dai population of lay people, as well as a few individuals from other ethnic groups, and Theravada Buddhism. Specifically, I observed how Buddhism manifests itself in daily urban life, the relationship between Theravada monastics in city and rural temples and common people in daily life, as well as important events wherelay people and monastics interacted with one another. This research was intended to fulfill a need to observe how Theravada Buddhism influences Dai lives on the mundane level.This involved a several week study period ...


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 ...


Positions Of Sinophone Representation In Jin's (金庸) Chivalric Topography, Weijie Song 2015 Rutgers University

Positions Of Sinophone Representation In Jin's (金庸) Chivalric Topography, Weijie Song

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Positions of Sinophone Representation in Jin's (金庸) Chivalric Topography" Weijie Song examines Yong Jin's post-1949 Hong Kong chivalric imagination of imperial Beijing and beyond during the Ming-Qing Dynastic transition and the dialects of inclusive exclusion and exclusive inclusion. In Cold War Hong Kong, Jin charted a wide range of chivalric activities: intruding into the political center embodied by the Forbidden City (the "Great Within") and fleeing to peripheral regions such as Xinjiang's Islamic community, the overseas kingdom in Brunei in Southeast Asia, and an unknown place somewhere inside Yangzhou. Song argues that Jin's ...


Han's (韓邦慶) Novel 海上花列傳 (The Sing-Song Girls Of Shanghai) And Urbanity In Late Qing Shanghai, Xiaojue Wang 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Han's (韓邦慶) Novel 海上花列傳 (The Sing-Song Girls Of Shanghai) And Urbanity In Late Qing Shanghai, Xiaojue Wang

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Han's (韓邦慶) Novel海上花列傳 (The Sing-Song Girls of Shanghai) and Urbanity in Late Qing Shanghai" Xiaojue Wang discusses the relationship between the urban milieu in the foreign concessions of Shanghai and the late Qing courtesan culture through a critical reading of Bangqing Han's (韓邦慶1856-1894) novel The Sing-Song Girls of Shanghai. Wang argues that Han's novel is a significant departure from traditional vernacular fiction in three aspects: 1) its illustration of the connection between courtesan culture and the rising modern city, 2) its portrayal of emergent female subjectivity and female space in the late Qing ...


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