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Motivating Students To Talk: Ted Conference In University-Based Chinese Language Classrooms, Danping Wang 2019 University of Auckland

Motivating Students To Talk: Ted Conference In University-Based Chinese Language Classrooms, Danping Wang

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

This paper presents an innovative teaching method that uses TED conference to stimulate and support learners of Chinese in improving their speaking skills. In non-target language countries, students are often reluctant to use Chinese in real life. This study overviews a case where TED conferences were integrated into a university-based Chinese language course in New Zealand. It also discusses the major findings emerging from implementing this innovative pedagogy as well as the recommendations for future research. While motivating students to use Chinese in public setting, the approach has also enhanced critical thinking skills and co-learning in language classrooms. This paper ...


Table Of Contents, Huiwen Li 2019 Cleveland State University

Table Of Contents, Huiwen Li

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Table of Contents for Volume 1, Issue 4 of Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology


Finding Aid For Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers, Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives 2019 Abilene Christian University

Finding Aid For Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers, Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers

Finding aid for Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers, (1962-1985).


Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers, (1962-1985), Thomas Wesley Rogers 2019 Abilene Christian University

Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers, (1962-1985), Thomas Wesley Rogers

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

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Making A Case For Local Relevance: Strategic Exhibition Planning For The Gordon W. Prange Collection, Yukako Tatsumi 2019 University of Maryland, College Park

Making A Case For Local Relevance: Strategic Exhibition Planning For The Gordon W. Prange Collection, Yukako Tatsumi

Journal of East Asian Libraries

In the changing academic libraries environment, area studies and special collections, marked by a high level of expertise in a specialized area, are faced with the challenge of articulating their value and becoming connected with a broad range of local users. This article shows that exhibitions can be a powerful instrument for making a convincing case for the relevance of these specialized collections to local users. It discusses a model case of strategic exhibition development for the Gordon W. Prange Collection, which archives Japanese-language print publications issued during the first four years of the U.S. Occupation of Japan, 1945-1949 ...


The Farewell, John C. Lyden 2019 Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa

The Farewell, John C. Lyden

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of The Farewell (2019) directed by Lulu Wang.


Finding Aid For Edward Washington Mcmillan Papers, (1863-1986), Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives 2019 Abilene Christian University

Finding Aid For Edward Washington Mcmillan Papers, (1863-1986), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Edward Washington McMillan Papers

Finding aid for the Edward Washington McMillan Papers, (1863-1986).


Edward Washington Mcmillan Papers, (1863-1986), Edward Washington McMillan 2019 Abilene Christian University

Edward Washington Mcmillan Papers, (1863-1986), Edward Washington Mcmillan

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

Finding aid for Edward Washington McMillan Papers, (1863-1986).


An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Prince ShōToku’S ShōMangyō-Gisho And Two Dunhuang Buddhist Manuscripts: A Debate Over Originality And Canonical Value, Mark Dennis 2019 Texas Christian University

An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Prince ShōToku’S ShōMangyō-Gisho And Two Dunhuang Buddhist Manuscripts: A Debate Over Originality And Canonical Value, Mark Dennis

Manuscript Studies

This article investigates the relationship between two manuscript fragments discovered in Dunhuang, China referred to as Nai 93 and Tama 24, and the Shōmangyō-gisho, a Buddhist text written in classical Chinese attributed to Japan’s Prince Shōtoku (574-622). Shōtoku is remembered in Japanese history as the country’s first patriarch of Buddhism, revered for his patronage of the nascent faith and his great erudition. His studies under a Korean Buddhist monk led, according to early historical texts, to his composing the Shōmangyō-gisho and two other Buddhist commentaries that have been greatly valued throughout Japanese Buddhist history.

But the discovery of ...


Textual Contents Of Pāli Samut Khoi-S: In Connection With The Buddha’S Abhidhamma Teaching In Tāvatiṃsa Heaven, Toshiya Unebe 2019 Nagoya University

Textual Contents Of Pāli Samut Khoi-S: In Connection With The Buddha’S Abhidhamma Teaching In Tāvatiṃsa Heaven, Toshiya Unebe

Manuscript Studies

This article provides an overview of the collections of Thai manuscripts in Japan, especially the Royal Manuscripts presented to the Kakuozan Nittaiji temple and other palm-leaf collections kept at Japanese universities and libraries. It also briefly discusses collec­tions of samut khoi (illustrated folding paper manuscripts) of the Phra Malai dating from the nineteenth to the early twentieth century preserved in museums and libraries in Japan.


A Thesis Is A Product Is A Tracking, Yixue Li 2019 Virginia Commonwealth University

A Thesis Is A Product Is A Tracking, Yixue Li

Theses and Dissertations

In this work, I discuss how global products/ identities are made, transported and consumed, and the inevitable ‘mis-’ in acts of transmission. This research ranges from the miscommunication in languages and linguistics, to the gap between production and consumption. I investigate how things and humans are misread, mispronounced, misfit and mistranslated when they traverse social and cultural borders, arriving at a place in between languages, holding on to and letting go of things that are familiar to neither and both cultures. This work explores diverse media such as publications, videos and installations, and examines how they maybe used to address ...


Meeting "Moi Moi": An Exploration Of Ideophones In Japanese Children's Literature, Onae Parker 2019 University of Iowa

Meeting "Moi Moi": An Exploration Of Ideophones In Japanese Children's Literature, Onae Parker

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This thesis investigates an uncharted sector of the study of onomatopoeia in Japanese—children’s literature. After briefly exploring the definition of onomatopoeia and ideophone, the linguistic characteristics of these words in Japanese, and the lack of attention given to ideophones occurring in Japanese children’s literature, I proceed to investigate the linguistic properties of ideophones which occur in a corpus of Japanese children’s literature that I compiled. This examination uncovers a set of novel ideophonic forms that appear in two books, prompting an informal study investigating native Japanese speakers’ reactions to said forms. This study, carried out in ...


Everything Feels Like The Future But Us: The Posthuman Master-Slave Dynamic In Japanese Science Fiction Anime, Ryan Daly 2019 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Everything Feels Like The Future But Us: The Posthuman Master-Slave Dynamic In Japanese Science Fiction Anime, Ryan Daly

Masters Theses

This thesis is an exploration of the relationships between humans and mechanized beings in Japanese science fiction anime. In it I will be discussing the following texts: Ergo Proxy (2006), Chobits (2002), Gunslinger Girl (2003/2004), and Mahoromatic (2001/2002). I argue that these relationships in these anime series take the form of master/slave relationships, with the humans as the masters and the mechanized beings as the slaves. In virtually every case, the mechanized beings are young females and the masters are older human males. I will argue that this dynamic serves to reinforce traditional power structures and gender ...


Imagining A Home For Us: Representations Of Queer Families In Contemporary Japanese Literature, Patrick Carland 2019 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Imagining A Home For Us: Representations Of Queer Families In Contemporary Japanese Literature, Patrick Carland

Masters Theses

This thesis addresses popular works of fiction written or produced near or after 1989 in Japan and examines the roles that sexual orientation, gender and 20th century social and discursive history have had on the conceptualization of familial relations in postwar Japan. This thesis will analyze the means by which writers and artists during the 1980s and 1990s have engaged discourses of family in their works and will argue that these writers explicitly use queer (hereby defined as non-heterosexual and/or non-gender conforming) individuals and narratives to question, reshape and propose alternatives to culturally received images of heterosexual marriage ...


Condoning And Contesting Colonial Narratives Of Space, Identity, And Body In The Early Works Of Nakajima Atsushi (1927-1932), Drew Alexander Korschun 2019 University of Colorado at Boulder

Condoning And Contesting Colonial Narratives Of Space, Identity, And Body In The Early Works Of Nakajima Atsushi (1927-1932), Drew Alexander Korschun

Asian Languages & Civilizations Graduate Theses & Dissertations

While Nakajima Atsushi (1909-1942) is well-known in the modern Japanese literary canon for his tales set in ancient China, this project examines six of his early works, written from 1927 to 1932, which have been disregarded in serious literary scholarship. The six short stories take place in Japan, colonial Seoul, Japanese-occupied southern Manchuria, and a frigid city in pre-colonized northern Manchuria, and include some of Nakajima’s most dynamic and diverse works. The project examines the ways in which these texts respond to hegemonic colonial narratives about space and landscape, about gendered and ethnicized hierarchy prescribed by the Empire, and ...


Beyond The Lyric: Expanding The Landscape Of Early And High Tang Literature, Xiaojing Miao 2019 University of Colorado at Boulder

Beyond The Lyric: Expanding The Landscape Of Early And High Tang Literature, Xiaojing Miao

Asian Languages & Civilizations Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation investigates what Tang (618-907) literature was in its own time, as opposed to how it has been constructed at later times and for different critical purposes. The core of this dissertation is to diversify and complicate our understanding of Tang literature, including Tang poetry, from the perspective of self-(re)presentation, and by bringing out certain genres, works, and literati that have been overlooked. Prevailing narratives of Tang literature usually present it as a uniform phenomenon that went through four clear developmental stages, and are often restricted to shi-poetry, for the Tang is dubbed as the “golden age ...


Interactive Functions Of First-Person Singular Pronouns In Japanese Conversation, Miyabi Ozawa 2019 University of Colorado at Boulder

Interactive Functions Of First-Person Singular Pronouns In Japanese Conversation, Miyabi Ozawa

Linguistics Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This paper analyzes the use of overt first-person singular pronouns in Japanese conversation. The Japanese language allows for many forms of non-overt argument, which raises the following question: when are pronouns used to make overt arguments in Japanese? Given that overt arguments in Japanese are not often formulated with pronouns, because pronouns are considered to occur only “for cause,” this study will show an interesting additional interactional use: accounts for dispreferred responses as well as negative contents. The analyzed data in this study is taken from four dyadic conversations that were video-recorded by the author in Tokyo and Kanagawa in ...


A Global Hybridity: Snakehead Influence On Identity And Migration, Teeana Cotangco 2019 Claremont McKenna College

A Global Hybridity: Snakehead Influence On Identity And Migration, Teeana Cotangco

CMC Senior Theses

Through introduction of Fujian Province as home to the largest migrant population in the world, this article aims to address the negotiation of intersections between local and global forces that form new spaces throughout the diaspora. The "third space," a term coined by Homi Bhabha, addresses the fluid identity of Chinese-Filipino individuals that both acknowledges the traditional notions of "Chinese" while being influenced by a history of colonization in the Spanish Philippines. I incorporate my own personal experience as an American-born Chinese-Filipino navigating new spaces, and also the experience of my family members through interviews.


Framing The Superheroine: Form And Character In Contemporary Comics And Manga, Dana Elizabeth Lubow 2019 Bard College

Framing The Superheroine: Form And Character In Contemporary Comics And Manga, Dana Elizabeth Lubow

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


​ Manga In China’S Reform Era: Transformation, Assimilation And Imagination Of Popular Culture, Danhui Chen 2019 Bard College

​ Manga In China’S Reform Era: Transformation, Assimilation And Imagination Of Popular Culture, Danhui Chen

Senior Projects Spring 2019

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


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