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咔嚓, Hok Him WONG 2018 Lingnan University

咔嚓, Hok Him Wong

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「咔嚓」,擬聲詞,現代人通常認為是按下相機快門剎那的聲音,在文學上或漢語詞典中,卻是代表「物體斷裂的聲音」 。

滂沱大雨的時代,來自香港不同院校的一群大學生,希望通過加入《聯校誌》的編輯委員會,紀錄時代的真相。女主角阿因力求公義,本應與男主角阿熙一同追尋理想,卻不敵現實逼迫。面對社會、家庭、愛情、夢想與各種責任的拉扯,無法兩全其美的時代裡,她必須作出抉擇。當每人都身不由己,堅持是否代表忠於自己?妥協又是否等於背棄理想?

「咔嚓」聲響,幾位大學生把光景和美好留住了,還是讓理想和關係崩裂了?

《咔嚓》是以香港雨傘革命起為時代背景的劇本創作,一方面透過文學展現戲劇性及舞台呈現的多個可能性,另一方面藉由人物的對白及處境探討香港年青人面臨的矛盾及掙扎。《咔嚓》的主題不止政治,亦談及家庭倫理、社會公義、平權、貧窮等問題,希望在創作文學作品的同時反思自我,並喚起觀者對此等議題的關注。


Los Chinos De La Chinesca: Destabilizing National Narratives And Uncovering The Forgotten History Of The Chinese In Mexico, Mya Hansel Gelber 2018 Bard College

Los Chinos De La Chinesca: Destabilizing National Narratives And Uncovering The Forgotten History Of The Chinese In Mexico, Mya Hansel Gelber

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Decentralization In Wei Te-Sheng's Film, Ji Wang 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Decentralization In Wei Te-Sheng's Film, Ji Wang

Masters Theses

As one of the most prominent Taiwanese film director, Wei Te-sheng’s films have been the focus of attention from publicity and film prize committees. Most of his film works focus on Japan-Taiwan theme. Based on auteur theory, this thesis examines the colonial and postcolonial relationship between Japanese and Taiwanese by analyzing the Taiwanese film director Wei Te-sheng’s three films, Cape No.7 (2008), Seediq Bale (2011), and Kano (2014). From the historical view in terms of the colonial relationship between Taiwan and Japan, this thesis reveals the Taiwanese’s ambivalence toward its ex-colonizer and explores the reasons behind ...


Role-Play In The Chinese Classroom, Matthew Werth 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Role-Play In The Chinese Classroom, Matthew Werth

Masters Theses

Over the past decade, there has been an increasing push for foreign language teachers to use a communicative approach to language instruction. One area this can be seen is through role-plays, activities where students take on a persona other than themselves to complete a task in the target language. Despite the growing popularity of role-play, there has been little empirical research looking at the impact of role-play on students. In particular, the differences between large group and small group role-plays remain virtually unstudied.

This thesis looks at role-play in Chinese language classrooms from the perspectives of both teachers and students ...


Design And Perception Of An Approach To Improving Chinese As A Foreign Language Learners’ Self-Regulated Learning Strategies, Shenglan Zhang 2018 Iowa State University

Design And Perception Of An Approach To Improving Chinese As A Foreign Language Learners’ Self-Regulated Learning Strategies, Shenglan Zhang

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

This study investigates the effects of an approach to improving Chinese-as-a-Foreign-Language (CFL) learners’ Self-Regulated-Learning (SRL) in personally managed contexts using a flipped/blended course environment. In addition, the study examines student perceptions of the approach and how learners’ beliefs about language learning correlate with their use of SRL. Studies indicate that SRL has positive effects on students’ academic performance in face-to-face classrooms (Kramarski & Gutman, 2006; Kramarski & Mizrachi, 2006; Lan, 1996; Orange, 1999; Schunk, 2005) and in online classes (Lynch & Dembo, 2004); therefore, different models and methods have been proposed and implemented to improve college students’ SRL. These models vary in scope, content, timeframe, and design (Hofer ...


Differing Perspectives: Positive Accounts Of The Down To The Countryside Movement, Michael Nettina 2018 University of Central Florida

Differing Perspectives: Positive Accounts Of The Down To The Countryside Movement, Michael Nettina

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Despite the number of narratives regarding the negative outcomes and experiences of the Down to the Countryside Movement during the Cultural Revolution, there is a scarce amount of literature in the West regarding the fringe benefits of the movement. The historiography in the field is limited, with most Western writers only focusing on the unfortunate consequences of the movement, such as violence, rape, limited access to education, and the strain on families affected by the political movement. The purpose of this study is to give a voice to the Chinese sent-down youth whose positive thoughts on the Down to the ...


從女子喻象、歷史角度及文學影響論〈離騷〉求女為「求賢」說, Ka Ho Gary Li 2018 Hong Kong Baptist University

從女子喻象、歷史角度及文學影響論〈離騷〉求女為「求賢」說, Ka Ho Gary Li

Library Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

〈離騷〉浪漫誇張的想象以及卓越的比興手法使其成為中國文學史上最具價值的作品之一,當中描寫屈原兩次天界行遊的場面最為人津津樂道。而天界行遊中屈原描寫的三次求女情節一直受到重視。歷代注家和學者對於〈離騷〉中的求女情節的寓意可謂莫衷一是。而最具影響力的分別為「求賢說」和「求君說」。

最先提出「求賢說」的為東漢王逸。他在〈離騷〉的序文中便提出「宓妃佚女,以譬賢臣」的說法。在「忽反顧以流涕兮,哀高丘之無女」兩句,王逸注曰:

楚有高丘之山。女以喻臣。言己雖去,意不能已,猶復顧念楚國無有賢臣,心為之悲而流涕也。或云:……無女,喻無與己同心也。[1]

同時在接下來的「及榮華之未落兮,相下女之可詒」兩句,王逸注曰:

言己既脩行仁義,冀得同志,願及年德盛時,顏貌未老,視天下賢人,將持玉帛而聘遺之,與俱事君也。[2]

由此可見,王逸認為屈原哀歎楚國朝中沒有賢臣,而只有讒佞小人,故周遊天下以尋求賢士,希望能得到他們的理解和支持並一起輔助楚君,以實現自己的政治抱負。王逸的說法在歷代都有不少注家及學者支持。宋代洪興祖首先支持王說,認為〈離騷〉「多以女喻臣」,下女「喻賢人之在下者」。[3]清代戴震、今人湯炳正、姜亮夫等亦同意此說。[4]

最初提出「求君說」的是宋代朱熹。他認為「求宓妃、見佚女、留二姚,皆求君之意也。」[5]清代蔣驥、今人劉永濟等亦支持此說。[6]此外亦有其他各種說法,今暫擇其重要者論之。離騷求女情節一向被視為最難解讀的部分,本文參詳各家說法,認為「求賢說」較為理想,現從女子喻象、歷史角度以及文學影響三方面來嘗試論證之。

[1] [宋]洪興祖撰、白化文等點校:《楚辭補注》,卷一(北京:中華書局,1983年),頁30。

[2] [宋]洪興祖撰 ...


性別話語的反動——探析李清照〈論詞〉的女性特質, Kit Ming Sung 2018 Hong Kong Baptist University

性別話語的反動——探析李清照〈論詞〉的女性特質, Kit Ming Sung

Library Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

是次研究的主題為李清照〈論詞〉的女性特質。米歇爾‧福柯(Michel Foucault)曾有著名論述:話語即權力,是指話語可作為爭鬥的手段以及目的,是「權力」的表現形式。他指出話語可作為言說與書寫之物,[1]「詞」是文學體式,乃為一種存在於視覺與聽覺的話語。宋代「豪放派」與「婉約派」可視為一場性別話語權的角力:「豪放派」象徵了陽剛特質;「婉約派」則象徵了陰柔特質,乃為一陽一陰的二元對立關係。而李清照的〈論詞〉正是尖銳且具有力量的女性反動攻勢,筆者認為當中是具有一定的女性特質的,然而歷代的學術研究卻忽略了這個切入點。[2]本論文將以性別與文化的新角度出發,以福柯與埃萊娜‧西克蘇(Hélène Cixous)的理論作為基調進行論述。首部分先由詞的發源說起,確立「詞是具有女性特質」的前設;第二部分以〈論詞〉對詞體格的合律與詞風格上的婉約作二大主體,論述李清照的〈論詞〉是具有女性特質的文學批評。

[1] [法] 米歇爾‧福柯(Michel Foucault),肖濤譯,袁偉校:〈話語的秩序〉,載許寶強、袁偉選編:《語言與翻譯的政治》(北京:中央編譯出版社,2001年),頁2。

[2] 相關的學術論文只見艾朗諾〈才女的重擔:李清照〈論詞〉中的思想與早期對她的評論〉以及王昊的〈論李清照〈論詞〉的女性主義話語立場〉二文,二位學者都提出了嶄新的觀點,豐富了研究〈論詞〉的研究角度,對於原文本的解讀別出一番新意,帶給了筆者了很多的啟發。詳見王昊:〈論李清照〈論詞〉的女性主義話語立場〉,《吉林大學社會科學學報》,2001年第2期,頁87-92;艾朗諾:〈才女的重擔:李清照〈論詞〉中的思想與早期對她的評論〉,載劉揚忠、王兆鵬主編:《宋代文學研究年鑒 2008-2009》(武漢 ...


The Biopolitical Elements In Yan Lianke's Fiction Worlds, Xiaoyu Gao 2018 Eastern Illinois University

The Biopolitical Elements In Yan Lianke's Fiction Worlds, Xiaoyu Gao

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Terrorist Vs. Freedom Fighter: Uyghurs And The Colonial Legacy In Contemporary Xinjiang, Rachel Hale 2018 Connecticut College

Terrorist Vs. Freedom Fighter: Uyghurs And The Colonial Legacy In Contemporary Xinjiang, Rachel Hale

History Honors Papers

After former President George W. Bush declared the “war on terror” in 2001 its repercussions extended further than the Middle East into China’s northwest region of Xinjiang where the Uyghurs, a Muslim Chinese ethnic minority have lived for thousands of years. Uyghurs’ have long declared themselves ethnically separate from the Chinese people and therefore should remain politically and nationally independent from the Chinese nation. Conversely, the CCP’s contesting narrative shows the Uyghurs as always being a part of China, and therefore any independence movements are a threat to Chinese unity and national security.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP ...


Seeing Witchcraft, Bernhard Udelhoven 2017 Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Seeing Witchcraft, Bernhard Udelhoven

Journal of Global Catholicism

When Christians in Zambia struggle with witchcraft, they also struggle with African cultural and religious concepts that deal with life’s ambiguities and that require discernment. It is not by working against the cultural and religious heritage, but by working with it, as far as possible, that the pastor can identify the broken relationships towards which many witchcraft discourses point. However, before we place the concepts of witchcraft into the realm of superstition (as are the trends of mission Christianity) or the demonic (as are the trends of charismatic Christianity), the Church has the duty to look at the concepts ...


Allocutio: Articulating The Task For The Future Of African Catholicism, Mary Sylvia Nwachukwu 2017 Godfrey Okoye University

Allocutio: Articulating The Task For The Future Of African Catholicism, Mary Sylvia Nwachukwu

Journal of Global Catholicism

This essay charts how Catholicism can become more indigenously African and respond better to African needs and concerns.


Evaluation Of The Project P.A.T.H.S. In Mainland China: Findings Based On Student Diaries, Daniel T. L. Shek, Xiaoqin Zhu, Janet T. Y. Leung, Tak Yan Lee, Florence K. Y. Wu 2017 University of Kentucky

Evaluation Of The Project P.A.T.H.S. In Mainland China: Findings Based On Student Diaries, Daniel T. L. Shek, Xiaoqin Zhu, Janet T. Y. Leung, Tak Yan Lee, Florence K. Y. Wu

Pediatrics Faculty Publications

Objectives: Based on 859 student diaries, the present study evaluated a positive youth development program entitled “Tin Ka Ping (TKP) Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social programs (P.A.T.H.S.) ” project implemented in mainland China during the 2015–2016 academic year. Method: To understand the perceived effectiveness of the students, the study analyzed quantitative as well as qualitative data derived from the student diaries. Results: The students held very positive views toward the program and the implementers. The narratives of the students also showed that they perceived improvement in the intrapersonal, interpersonal, familial, and societal domains after joining ...


Series Report 1: Establishment Of Zhigang Liu's Authentic Video Library, Zhigang Liu 2017 Shangdi Middle-High School Affiliated to Qinghua University; visiting teacher at Johnnie Carr Middle School

Series Report 1: Establishment Of Zhigang Liu's Authentic Video Library, Zhigang Liu

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

In foreign language education, a real text corpus plays a vital role. With years of Chinese language education experience, author Mr. Zhigang Liu continuously reflects and refines what and how he teaches. He has assembled a set of text corpus consisted of videos that are derived from film and television for use in practice, where the outcome has proven its effectiveness. This issue will feature Mr. Zhigang Liu’s vision behind his library of videos, including its initiative, progress, and method of use. This article serves as a general introduction of the database, covers the basis of its establishment, viability ...


Haiyun Tci Practice Series (1): From Input To Output: Introduction To Teaching With Comprehensible Input, Haiyun Lu 2017 University School of Milwaukee

Haiyun Tci Practice Series (1): From Input To Output: Introduction To Teaching With Comprehensible Input, Haiyun Lu

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Dr. Stephen Krashen’ work in the second language acquisition has been influencing how language is taught in a classroom in the last 40 years. The comprehension based instructions from Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS), Movie Talk (MT), Embedded Reading and Story Listening to Total Physical Response (TPR) and Natural Approach, etc., have fundamentally challenged a traditional grammar-driver language class’s status quo, and impacted the real classroom applications; hence, the result of proficiency.


A Study Of The Nature And Impact Of Shona And Chinese Rhyming Words/Phrases, Herbert Mushangwe, Muchinei Musona 2017 University of Zimbabwe, Confucius Institute

A Study Of The Nature And Impact Of Shona And Chinese Rhyming Words/Phrases, Herbert Mushangwe, Muchinei Musona

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Pairs of rhyming words/phrases in Chinese and Shona were investigated in an attempt to bring out the effect of such words to the teaching and learning of Chinese language. The pairs were grouped in accordance to their effects and nature of relationship. The selection of the words was based on samples obtained during classroom teaching. Students’ reaction to Chinese words automatically tells the story of the effect of such rhyming words. For instance, for embarrassing rhyming words learners naturally shy out to pronounce the words or they laugh instead of imitating the teacher. It is clear that the study ...


A Brief Analysis On The Common Mistakes Made By American Students In Learning Chinese As A Second Language, Alex Yuan 2017 Utah Valley University

A Brief Analysis On The Common Mistakes Made By American Students In Learning Chinese As A Second Language, Alex Yuan

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

From a practical perspective, this article roughly listed and briefly analyzed the common mistakes made by American students in Learning Chinese as a second language due to the interference from their native English language. Through the presentation and analysis, it is expected that teaching Chinese as a second language to native English speakers should receive adequate attention, and more research in this filed is highly recommended for a continuing development in teaching Chinese as a second language.


Motivation, Learning Strategies, And Language Competency In A Technology Facilitated Chinese As A Second Language Classroom, Xiongyi Liu, Lih-Ching Chen Wang 2017 Cleveland State University

Motivation, Learning Strategies, And Language Competency In A Technology Facilitated Chinese As A Second Language Classroom, Xiongyi Liu, Lih-Ching Chen Wang

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

The present study examines the effectiveness of a game-based mobile technology application Kahoot on the motivation and language competency of high school student learning Chinese as a second language, and the relationship among student motivation, learning strategy use, and language competency in such a technology-facilitated classroom. Data was collected using pre and post surveys from a class of 18 students taught by a teacher candidate in a Chinese teaching licensure program at a state university. The results indicate significant student improvements in two areas of Chinese language learning: reading and speaking, though no significant difference was found in the areas ...


Table Of Contents, 2017 Cleveland State University

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Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

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The Chinese Cultural Influence On Filipino Cuisine, Brandon Chase Lantrip 2017 The University of San Francisco

The Chinese Cultural Influence On Filipino Cuisine, Brandon Chase Lantrip

Master's Theses

This paper illustrates the impact of the Chinese cultural influence upon the Philippines with the primary focus being on Filipino cuisine. It examines how the Chinese cultural influence not only contributed to the development of Filipino cuisine, but how Chinese culture has also influenced the everyday life and culture of the Philippines through language and customary practices for over a millennium. The first section of the paper analyzes the cultural connection between China and the Philippines. The second section illustrates the Chinese language influence and it’s effect upon Filipino cuisine and culture. The third section explores the contested origins ...


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