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China's 80后 And 90后: The Next Generation Of Leaders In The World's Next Superpower, A Students-Teaching-Students Course, Patrick Slavin University of Rhode Island
China's 80后 And 90后: The Next Generation Of Leaders In The World's Next Superpower, A Students-Teaching-Students Course, Patrick Slavin
Senior Honors Projects
In light of China’s recent reemergence as a global superpower, it is becoming increasingly important for westerners to understand its history and culture. For current college students, the culture of China’s youth is particularly pertinent.
In this project, a course, HPR 107: Chinese Youth Culture, was designed and taught through the Students-Teaching-Students program, which provides senior Honor’s Program students the opportunity to design and teach their own Honor’s Program course. The HPR 107 course focuses on China’s 80后 and 90后 generations, those born in the 1980s and 1990s, respectively.
This multi-faceted project includes: subject matter ...
Can We Say More Now? A Closer Look At Online Public Opinion Change In China, Ran Duan University of Kentucky
Can We Say More Now? A Closer Look At Online Public Opinion Change In China, Ran Duan
Theses and Dissertations--Sociology
This study examined the pattern of online public opinion change in China by investigating the top one hit blog and its following commentaries of every day from July 2009 to March 2012 on a famous Chinese website, and then discussed potential factors that affected the formation of online public opinion. The extent of freedom of online public opinion during this period presented regular fluctuations. Whether criticisms were registered by commentators was influenced by four factors. First and most important, the negative tone of bloggers increased criticism and the positive tone decreased criticism, which shows that the news that flows from ...
A Thread In Japan’S History: The Historical Journey Of Japanese Christianity To The Brink Of Modern Japan, Rebecca Velker Liberty University
A Thread In Japan’S History: The Historical Journey Of Japanese Christianity To The Brink Of Modern Japan, Rebecca Velker
Senior Honors Papers
A Jesuit missionary named Francis Xavier pioneered the Christian faith in Japan in 1549. Japan was open to the gospel, and many missionaries followed Francis Xavier. Japanese people from a wide range of social standings supported Christianity for a variety of reasons. The Tokugawa government soon viewed Christianity as a threat to the authority of the Japanese government. Japan persecuted the Christians and the Japanese church was driven underground. Over two hundred years later during the Meiji Restoration, Japan altered its policies towards the West and tolerated Christianity in Japan. Despite never being fully welcomed, the Christian belief resonated with ...
Death By Bullet, Fire, Or Vapor: Examining The Decision To Use The Atomic Bomb To End World War Ii In The Pacific Theatre, Jonathan Keenan E. H. Butler Library at Buffalo State College
Death By Bullet, Fire, Or Vapor: Examining The Decision To Use The Atomic Bomb To End World War Ii In The Pacific Theatre, Jonathan Keenan
The atomic bomb is one of the most destructive devices man has created for warfare. Able to wipe out entire city blocks and dissolve a person’s body leaving only a shadow behind. How can any good be found in such a weapon? The paper will evaluate the process Americans went through to create this weapon and then use it. It will convey how different key players felt about the Bomb, such as politicians, scientists, and military figures. Both sides of the argument will be looked at whether the Bombs should have been dropped or if there was a way ...
Does Child Sponsorship Have A Positive Impact On The Quality Of Life And Social Behavior Of Sponsored Children? Evidence From Indonesia, Mario Carrillo University of San Francisco
Does Child Sponsorship Have A Positive Impact On The Quality Of Life And Social Behavior Of Sponsored Children? Evidence From Indonesia, Mario Carrillo
Student Research & Creativity - Day of Celebration
Relaxing internal constraints of individuals at early stages of life is an approach that complements traditional policy interventions aimed to alleviate poverty. The Compassion International child sponsorship program focuses their work on the emotional, social, and spiritual development of sponsored children. This study uses age-eligibility as an instrument for sponsorship to investigate the impacts of child sponsorship on self-esteem, aspirational reference points, aspirational capital, reciprocity and patience. It also implements an innovative way of constructing summary indices using a method proposed by Anderson, M (2008). Results reveal child sponsorship does not have an effect on the sponsored children. In fact ...
The Last Page: In Japan, Living With History, John Roderick Colby College
The Last Page: In Japan, Living With History, John Roderick
When John Roderick ’36 wants to get away, he goes back centuries.
Peace In Phnom Penh: Jim Cousins Finds Refuge And Regeneration In The Reborn Cambodian Capital, Frank Bures Colby College
Peace In Phnom Penh: Jim Cousins Finds Refuge And Regeneration In The Reborn Cambodian Capital, Frank Bures
Jim Cousins ’75, M.D., was working long hours in an emergency room when an opportunity arose and he took it.
Having A Ball In Japan: Larry Rocca Helps Stoke The Rising Interest In Japanese Baseball, Paul Karr Colby College
Having A Ball In Japan: Larry Rocca Helps Stoke The Rising Interest In Japanese Baseball, Paul Karr
Larry Rocca ’90 made the jump just in time. The former baseball beat writer, now in the front office of the Chiba Lotte Marines baseball team in Tokyo, is a catalyst in the historic melding of two baseball cultures
The Last Page: My Baldness, Tibet's Bareness, Tenzin Dawoe Tsewang Colby College
The Last Page: My Baldness, Tibet's Bareness, Tenzin Dawoe Tsewang
Tenzin Dawoe Tsewang ’07 on Tibet’s travails.
Views On China: Colbians Offer Varied Perspectives On One Of The World's Most Fascinating Places, Cultures, Economies, Peoples, Martin Connelly
Alumni and students with strong ties to China reflect on that vast nation’s fascinating past and fast-changing present.
Identity Politics And Foreign Policy: Taiwan’S Relations With China And Japan, 1895-2012, Yinan He Seton Hall University
Identity Politics And Foreign Policy: Taiwan’S Relations With China And Japan, 1895-2012, Yinan He
Nation is a product of self-other separation and exclusion. Divergent, or even competing, narratives about the national Self and Other advanced by various nationalist entrepreneurs can shape conflicting policy preferences regarding the foreign country in question. The two primary Others for defining Taiwan's identity, China and Japan, have been frequently set against one another in its political discourses as elites wage a pitched battle over whom the Taiwanese are and where their future lies. This was evident during Japanese colonization in 1895-1945, the rule by the KMT regime after the war, and post-democratization period. For the new KMT government ...
Articulating The "L" Word Online: A Study Of Chinese Slash Fandom Of Super Girl, Jing Zhao University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Articulating The "L" Word Online: A Study Of Chinese Slash Fandom Of Super Girl, Jing Zhao
Theses and Dissertations
This thesis presents a case study of one of the most popular online Chinese fandoms, Fei Se Chao Nv. This online Chinese fan forum is dedicated to slash writings and queer readings of androgynous female celebrities of a sensational Chinese reality TV show, Super Girl. The purpose of this study is to explicate the intricate negotiations between queer and normative cultures within this online, non-mainstream, fannish space. Through a discourse analysis of how the slash fans imagine lesbian relationships, narrate lesbian stories, and queerly gossip about the Super Girl androgynous celebrities in the forum, the study concludes that the fans ...
East Asia's History Mirror: Myths, Nationalism, And Territorial Disputes, Yinan He Seton Hall University
East Asia's History Mirror: Myths, Nationalism, And Territorial Disputes, Yinan He
No abstract provided.
Why Chinese Neo-Confucian Women Made A Fetish Of Small Feet, Aubrey L. McMahan Grand Valley State University
Why Chinese Neo-Confucian Women Made A Fetish Of Small Feet, Aubrey L. Mcmahan
Grand Valley Journal of History
Abstract for “Why Chinese Neo-Confucian Women Made a Fetish of Small Feet”
This paper explores the source of the traditional practice of Chinese footbinding which first gained popularity at the end of the Tang dynasty and continued to flourish until the last half of the twentieth century. Derived initially from court concubines whose feet were formed to represent an attractive “deer lady” from an Indian tale, footbinding became a wide-spread symbol among the Chinese of obedience, pecuniary reputability, and Confucianism, among other things., Drawing on the analyses of such scholars as Beverly Jackson, Valerie Steele and John ...
Setting The Agenda: Asia And Latin America In The 21st Century, Ariel C. Armony University of Miami
Setting The Agenda: Asia And Latin America In The 21st Century, Ariel C. Armony
Center for Latin American Studies Publications
Latin America and Asia are among the world’s fastest growing regions. Trade between Asia and Latin American and Caribbean countries has risen dramatically in recent years. It is undeniable that Asia now plays a formidable role in the economic development of the region. This publication emerges out of the University of Miami’s 2012 “Asia and Latin America in the 21st Century” conference, where leaders from academic, policy, business, and media communities from around the world convened to address the macroeconomic trends, trade relations, and sociopolitical trends that have emerged as the links between Asia and Latin America ...
Government Documents On Rare Earth Minerals, Bert Chapman Purdue University
Government Documents On Rare Earth Minerals, Bert Chapman
Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations
Rare earth minerals contain unique chemical and physical properties such as lanthanum, are found in small concentrations, need extensive precise processes to separate, and are critical components of modern technologies such as laser guidance systems, personal electronics such as Blackberries, and satellites. The U.S. has some rare earth resources, but is heavily dependent on access to them from from Afghanistan, Bolivia, and China. Losing access to these resources would have significant economic, military, and political implications. This presentation will highlight government information resources on rare earth minerals from agencies such as the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense ...
From Subaltern To Free Worker: Exit, Voice, And Loyalty Among Indochina’S Subaltern Imperial Labor Camp Diaspora In Metropolitan France, 1939-1944, Tobias Frederik RETTIG Singapore Management University
From Subaltern To Free Worker: Exit, Voice, And Loyalty Among Indochina’S Subaltern Imperial Labor Camp Diaspora In Metropolitan France, 1939-1944, Tobias Frederik Rettig
Research Collection School of Social Sciences (Open Access)
The twentieth century has seen its share of Vietnamese diasporas and migratory flows. In France alone, one counts six different Vietnamese diasporas, each unique in its composition, motivation, politics, and length of stay in France. As in the First World War, the Vietnamese Second World War diaspora was unique in that its migration was meant to be temporary (for the duration of the war only), organized by the French imperial nation-state that largely requisitioned rather than attracted labor, and in that the migrants were exclusively male. The French journalist Pierre Daum has called them forced laborers, whereas the French-Vietnamese scholar ...
Some Observations On The Weddings Of Tokugawa Shogun’S Daughters – Part 1, Cecilia S. Seigle Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Some Observations On The Weddings Of Tokugawa Shogun’S Daughters – Part 1, Cecilia S. Seigle Ph.D.
Cecilia S Seigle Ph.D.
In this study I shall discuss the marriage politics of Japan's early ruling families (mainly from the 6th to the 12th centuries) and the adaptation of these practices to new circumstances by the leaders of the following centuries. Marriage politics culminated with the founder of the Edo bakufu, the first shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542-1616). To show how practices continued to change, I shall discuss the weddings given by the fifth shogun Tsunayoshi (1646-1709) and the eighth shogun Yoshimune (1684-1751). The marriages of Tsunayoshi's natural and adopted daughters reveal his motivations for the adoptions and for his choice of ...
A Study Of Japanese Animation, Michele Gibney University of Puget Sound
A Study Of Japanese Animation, Michele Gibney
Honors Program Theses
This paper takes a sociological approach to the question of popular culture’s ability in Japan--specifically that of Japanese animation--to be reflective of the country's sociological concerns. This is not to say that all anime shows consciously reflect Japanese life, but by extrapolation of recurrent themes one can construct a model of certain sociological issues in Japan. The author split the paper up into five sections each of which tackles a different theme. These sections are: Education, Social and Class Differences, Environment, Post-Nuclear Visions, and An Emergent Feminism. The main point that the author conveys in each section is ...
"By Race, I Am Chinese; And By Grace, I Am Christian”: Chineseness And Christianity In Indonesia, Chang Yau HOON Singapore Management University
"By Race, I Am Chinese; And By Grace, I Am Christian”: Chineseness And Christianity In Indonesia, Chang Yau Hoon
Chang Yau HOON
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Geopolitics: A Guide To The Issues, Bert Chapman
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