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Presentation 1, Lyndy Wibking Dec 2015

Presentation 1, Lyndy Wibking

Lyndy Wibking

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Presentation 1, Lyndy Wibking Dec 2015

Presentation 1, Lyndy Wibking

Lyndy Wibking

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Eucharist And Dragon Fighting As Resistance: Against Commodity Fetishism And Scientism, Jeffery Nicholas Jul 2015

Eucharist And Dragon Fighting As Resistance: Against Commodity Fetishism And Scientism, Jeffery Nicholas

Jeffery Nicholas

This paper examines two practices – the Roman Catholic Practice of Eucharist and the game Dungeons and Dragons – to show how social critique can be mounted from within a practice. It begins by relating Alasdair MacIntyre’s notion of tradition to his earlier analysis of ideology and to the notion of ideology in general. The paper then tackles two dominant forms of ideology – Commodity Fetishism and Scientism – and shows how both Eucharist and Dungeons and Dragons promote critical thinking to resist those ideologies. In the process, it denies the Althusserian-Foucauldian analysis of ideology as mere materiality and defends a conception of ...


Historical Dictionary Of Ethics, Harry Gensler, S.J., Earl Spurgin Apr 2013

Historical Dictionary Of Ethics, Harry Gensler, S.J., Earl Spurgin

Earl W. Spurgin

The Historical Dictionary of Ethics covers a very broad range of ethical topics, including ethical theories, historical periods, historical figures, applied ethics, ethical issues, ethical concepts, non-Western approaches, and related disciplines. Harry J. Gensler and Earl W. Spurgin tackle such issues as abortion, capital punishment, stemcell research, and terrorism while also explaining key theories like utilitarianism, natural law, social contract, and virtue ethics. This reference provides a complete overview of ethics through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries, including bioethics, business ethics, Aristotle, Hobbes, autonomy, confidentiality, Confucius, and psychology.


Keeping Your Classroom C.R.I.S.P.: Unity Of Purpose As An Organizing Principle, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Keeping Your Classroom C.R.I.S.P.: Unity Of Purpose As An Organizing Principle, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Are you and your millennial students losing your focus in the classroom? Here's a solution that works.


Popes In The Pizza: Analyzing Activity Reports To Create And Sustain A Strategic Plan, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, E,J. Keeley, Ben Forsyth Nov 2011

Popes In The Pizza: Analyzing Activity Reports To Create And Sustain A Strategic Plan, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, E,J. Keeley, Ben Forsyth

Hal Blythe

This article presents a practical methodology for creating and sustaining strategic planning, the task analysis. Utilizing our Teaching & Learning Center Strategic Plan as a model, we demonstrate how working with a weekly status report provides a comprehensive listing of detail necessary to analyze and revise the plan. The new methodology is accurate, thorough, on-going, and flexible.


The Writing Community: A New Model For The Creative Writing Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

The Writing Community: A New Model For The Creative Writing Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

After creating a taxonomy of classroom approaches to the teaching of creative writing, the authors discuss a current practice they have employed, the writing community. The authors detail its success, place it within current pedagogical research into small-group and team-based learning, and suggest possible applications to allied fields.


Five Stylish Recent Books Dec 2008

Five Stylish Recent Books

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

As New Year’s is often a time of glitz and glamour (and last-minute holiday giving), we thought we would feature a few books that often include text with smart things to say, but would also be worth getting just for the pictures.

1. Lynn Pan’s Shanghai Style: Art and Design Between the Wars

An examination of the polyglot artistic influences in early twentieth century Shanghai, by one of the city’s acute observers.

2. Claire Roberts and Geremie R. Barme eds.,The Great Wall of China

This book features essays by many scholars about the varied history and ...


Review Of Patrick Heelan, Space-Perception And The Philosophy Of Science, Cliff Hooker Dec 2008

Review Of Patrick Heelan, Space-Perception And The Philosophy Of Science, Cliff Hooker

Research Resources

Heelan has taken a rich philosophical framework and within its categories woven a marvellously detailed and wondrously wide tapestry. That tapestry includes an exciting illumination of Western art and pictorial understanding generally; the sweep of history, scientific and cultural; the enterprise of science and the nature and roles of technology in both science and culture. Heelan's book then has interest at several different levels; in ascending order: there are the specific theses about vision and about science; there is the connecting of philosophy of visual art and philosophy of science; there is Heelan's attempt to set both of ...


Taiwan Top Five, Paul Katz Dec 2008

Taiwan Top Five, Paul Katz

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

As we prepare to ring out 2008, here are a few thoughts about some of the leading stories that have shaped Taiwan during the past year:

1. Back and Blue: Ma Ying-jeou sweeps into office as Taiwan’s new president, winning a convincing majority of the popular vote based on a platform promising a more stable relationship with China, economic prosperity, and clean government. Cross-Straits tensions have declined markedly, while the opening of direct links should bring great benefits to the citizens of both China and Taiwan. At the same time, however, the economy remains in the doldrums (see #2 ...


Zeng Jingyan Accepts Hu Jia’S Sakharov Prize Dec 2008

Zeng Jingyan Accepts Hu Jia’S Sakharov Prize

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

In late October, the European Parliament announced that it would award this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Hu Jia, an activist for HIV/AIDS and the environment currently imprisoned in Beijing. Hu and his wife, Zeng Jingyan, have been adept at using new media to share their message of human rights activism with an international audience, making Hu Jia better known outside China than inside it.

The award ceremony was held December 17. China has continued to protest the award.

Zeng Jingyan, who remains under surveillance at the couple’s apartment, accepted the award via video ...


Rock Is Not Revolution, Part Ii, Chris Heselton Dec 2008

Rock Is Not Revolution, Part Ii, Chris Heselton

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

One of the early rock musicians to make the jump to mainstream and become a household name was Xu Wei. His popularity is probably due to a style that some have called Chinese country or folk rock. This style does not have the explosive rage of heavy metal that many in the popular audience find hard to accept. Instead, he Xu Wei style is a more calm and relaxing melodic rock. One of the distinguishing characteristics of Xu Wei’s music is how similar it is to many of the romantic and nostalgic lyrical themes of pop music. Hometown (故乡 ...


Love And Responsibility In Family Life, Lawrence Frizzell Dec 2008

Love And Responsibility In Family Life, Lawrence Frizzell

Department of Religion Publications

Cycle B liturgical readings for Holy Family Sunday, December 28, 2008: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Ps 128; Col 3:12-21; Lk 2:41-51.This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Catalytic Converter: Narrative Act As Narrative Action In Maryse Condé’S Traversée De La Mangrove, Mariah Devereux Herbeck Dec 2008

Catalytic Converter: Narrative Act As Narrative Action In Maryse Condé’S Traversée De La Mangrove, Mariah Devereux Herbeck

Mariah E. Devereux Herbeck

No abstract provided.


Love And Responsibility In Family Life, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Dec 2008

Love And Responsibility In Family Life, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle B liturgical readings for Holy Family Sunday, December 28, 2008: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Ps 128; Col 3:12-21; Lk 2:41-51.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


A Precautionary Tale: Separating The Infant From The Fetus, Lawrence Torcello Dec 2008

A Precautionary Tale: Separating The Infant From The Fetus, Lawrence Torcello

Articles

This article confronts growing conservative opposition to abortion based on the slippery slope claim that abortion is morally equivalent to infanticide. By examining the relationship between moral skepticism and precautionary ethics the article promotes completely the permissive position on abortion from conception to birth while consistently rejecting the possibility that such a position entails permissive implications for infanticide. The article introduces and traces the implicit relationship between moral skepticism, the precautionary principle and political liberalism.


Philosophical Tours Of China, From Dewey To Derrida, Jeff Wasserstrom Dec 2008

Philosophical Tours Of China, From Dewey To Derrida, Jeff Wasserstrom

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

Peter Zarrow’s piece last month on Bertrand Russell’s writing on and travels to China may have gotten some of our readers curious about the other two members of the triumverate of famous philosophers mentioned in the introduction to that post: the Indian poet and thinker Rabindranath Tagore and the American pragmatist and educational theorist John Dewey. What each of these two men thought about and did while in China could be well worth a posting. And perhaps in 2009 the blog will run such pieces, as it would be a very appropriate year to do so, at least ...


American Missionaries And Gender Politics In South Asia: Mark Twain's Following The Equator And Harriet Winlsow's Memoir, Brian Yothers Dec 2008

American Missionaries And Gender Politics In South Asia: Mark Twain's Following The Equator And Harriet Winlsow's Memoir, Brian Yothers

Brian Yothers

Abstract published in South Asian Review 29.4 (2008): 68.


On The Translation Of 潜规则, Gang Zhao Dec 2008

On The Translation Of 潜规则, Gang Zhao

Gang Zhao

No abstract provided.


American Broadsides And Ephemera Series I, 1760-1990, Bill Sleeman Dec 2008

American Broadsides And Ephemera Series I, 1760-1990, Bill Sleeman

Bill Sleeman

Review of an electronic database of rare broadsides and ephemera from the colonial period through the end of the 19th Century.


한국 무교도 복음화 전략 연구, Dai Bok Kim 김대복 Dec 2008

한국 무교도 복음화 전략 연구, Dai Bok Kim 김대복

Korean Doctor of Ministry Projects / 한인 목회학 박사 졸업 논문

No abstract provided.


The Troodos Hunting Expedition, Published From The Ms Of E. Croker, Kyriakos N. Demetriou Dec 2008

The Troodos Hunting Expedition, Published From The Ms Of E. Croker, Kyriakos N. Demetriou

Kyriakos N. Demetriou

The “Troodos Hunting Expedition” came to light recently, as a result of a message received by Mr John Elverson who was doing a research on his great grandfather Edward William Dunlo Croker (14 September 1849 – 10 May 1893). Edward, born at Merrion Square North, Dublin, was the fourth son of Captain Edward Croker of Ballynagarde, county Limerick and his wife Lady Georgiana Ellen Monck ....The family still possesses, inter alia, two documents written by him, that shed some light on a period of his life with focus on Cyprus: First, an account of an expedition that he made to the ...


Rock Is Not Revolution, Chris Heselton Dec 2008

Rock Is Not Revolution, Chris Heselton

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

Rock is revolution! Rock is rebellion! Rock is democracy! Well, at least Axl Rose seems to think so with his new album Chinese Democracy. A rock legend singing to democracy in China seems almost poetically fitting. When people tend to think of China and rock music, it almost always comes back to democracy, more specifically, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Rock was the theme genre of the liberal, underground democratic movement. Ever since Cui Jian (崔健) played “I Have Nothing” (一无所有)—sometimes translated as “Nothing to My Name”—at the protest, rock music has been associated with democracy in ...


More Last Minute Gifts: Books From China Beat Contributors Dec 2008

More Last Minute Gifts: Books From China Beat Contributors

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

Many of our regular contributors have recent books out on China as well. We highly recommend the following as gifts for those many China non-experts in your life.

1. Factory Girls, Leslie T. Chang

For: The Worldly Progressive

Chang’s book, published this year to positive reviews (including this one at the New York Times by Howard French, where Factory Girlswas also recently named one of the Times‘ 100 notable books for 2008), follows the lives of young factory workers in Dongguang. Read an excerpt, published earlier at China Beat, here.

2. Socialism is Great!, Lijia Zhang

For: The Memoir ...


Currier And Ives Trotting Horses: The Maine Connection, Clark P. Thompson Dec 2008

Currier And Ives Trotting Horses: The Maine Connection, Clark P. Thompson

Maine History Documents

According to one source, nearly one out of every ten prints published by Currier and Ives had the trotting horse as its subject. The so-called "Golden Age of Trotting" in America, from 1840 to 1895, corresponded with the time that the prints of Currier and Ives were most popular. This article provides a brief description of some Currier and Ives trotters with a connection to Maine, including Mac, Tacony and Zachary Taylor, Pelham, Daniel D. Tompkins and Blanc Negre, Trustee, Stella, Flora Temple, Hopeful, Lady Maud, Camors, Smuggler, Emma B, Jay-Eye-See, Pallas, Kremlin, and Nelson.


Divine Justice, Paul Katz Dec 2008

Divine Justice, Paul Katz

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

As China ascends to its place as a leading nation on the world stage, questions have arisen concerning the role of its legal system. As Joseph Kahn noted in a feature article entitled Deep Flaws, and Little Justice, in China’s Court System, “Justice in China is swift but not sure.” Many protests in China today center on the issue of justice, with one blogger responding to the January 2008 fatal beating by parapolice officials of a man trying to videotape a protest by lamenting “Where is justice? Where is the law? Aren’t there any rules in China?”

My ...


Johnnie Eloise Washington Byrd Dec 2008

Johnnie Eloise Washington Byrd

African American Funeral Programs, Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center, Bulloch County, Georgia

No abstract provided.


Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, And Design, Patrick Lin, George Bekey, Keith Abney Dec 2008

Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, And Design, Patrick Lin, George Bekey, Keith Abney

Philosophy

No abstract provided.


Last Minute Gifts: China Books Dec 2008

Last Minute Gifts: China Books

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

So you’ve put off holiday shopping until now. If you’d like to share your love of China this year, here are a few recommendations for old classics and more recent releases for the recipients on your list. All these books are widely available and relatively affordable.

1. Fortress Besieged, by Qian Zhongshu

For: The Literature Lover

We’ve written about this 1947 novel at China Beat before. It is a classic of Chinese literature, but not particularly well known in the West, making it the perfect gift for a well-read friend or relative.

2. The Question of Hu ...


Interview With Rich Arenberg By Brien Williams, Richard 'Rich' A. Arenberg Dec 2008

Interview With Rich Arenberg By Brien Williams, Richard 'Rich' A. Arenberg

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Richard A. “Rich” Arenberg, the son of Bernard and Mary Arenberg, was born on October 16, 1945, in Norwich Connecticut. He was a campus activist during his undergraduate years at Boston University, and worked on some local campaigns, including the campaign of Tom Atkins, the first African American city councilor in Boston. He received a Ph.D. in political science also from Boston University and has a background in survey research. He worked as the issues director for Paul Tsongas’s first congressional campaign in Massachusetts and continued on Tsongas’s congressional and Senate staff until Tsongas retired ...