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18_自然瑰寶, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃 2018 Lingnan University

18_自然瑰寶, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃

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香港高樓大廈林立,人口稠密,卻擁有大片受保護地區,保護各種動植物及地質遺跡。1976年《郊野公園條例》通過,香港郊野公園的規模自此確立。海岸公園及海岸保護區自1980年末開始發展,現時共有五個海岸公園及一個海岸保護區,保護珍貴的海洋動植物。香港的岩石亦具有重大研究價值,政府設立地質公園,保護有過億年歷史的地質遺跡。米埔自然保護區是雀鳥天堂,上世紀各種漁農業活動促成今天的生態面貌;建立香港濕地公園旨在補償天水圍新市鎮發展所損失的生態環境,園內的人工濕地已成為不少動物的棲息之所。


15_四大工業, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃 2018 Lingnan University

15_四大工業, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃

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「穿膠花」、「剪線頭」是不少老一輩香港人的集體回憶。1950年代,韓戰禁運、內地移民等因素促使香港工業起飛,使這個轉口港搖身一變成為世界工廠。當中「紡織及製衣業」、「塑膠及玩具業」、「鐘錶業」和「電子業」發展尤為突出,獲得了「四大工業」的美譽。這些港製產品價廉物美,遠銷歐美市場,取得了驕人成績,使「香港製造」品牌蜚聲國際。然而隨著內地在1978年推出改革開放政策,香港工廠相繼北移,四大工業亦逐步轉型。本展覽將介紹四大工業的發展,重溫香港製造業的黃金歲月。


19_運動競技, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃 2018 Lingnan University

19_運動競技, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃

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現時不少香港人都熱愛參與足球和游泳等運動,原來許多體育項目最早是由英國人傳入。自1842年香港成為英國殖民地後,各種西式體育項目逐漸引入香港。起初,體育活動只是洋人的消遣娛樂。直至清末民初,中國屢遭西方列強侵略,人們提倡以「體育救國」,體育運動才開始在華人間流行。1960年代以後,政府著手推廣體育事務,不但加快興建各種運動設施,更投放大量資源培育人才,使體育運動愈加普及,香港的運動健兒在不同項目都有出色表現。


17_淪陷歲月, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃 2018 Lingnan University

17_淪陷歲月, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃

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1941年12月至1945年8月,香港在日本軍政府的統治下,經歷了三年零八個月的黑暗歲月。日軍不但以殘酷的手段管治香港,又強迫遣返市民歸鄉,加上糧食嚴重不足,導致不少市民無辜喪命。即使有幸生存的人,他們的生活亦苦不堪言。面對物資短缺、物價飆升,以及日軍的嚴密監管,大部分市民都過著三餐不繼、誠惶誠恐的生活。另一方面,為鞏固在港統治,日軍多方面施行日化政策,除了下令採用日式地名,還透過教育和政治宣傳等手段努力灌輸日本文化及價值觀念。 本展覽將會展示日治期間香港社會的狀況,以及市民的日常生活。


16_中英禁區, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃 2018 Lingnan University

16_中英禁區, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃

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中英街是香港最具特殊意義的一條街。嚴格而言,中英街並不算一條街,它是港深兩地接壤的禁區中的一處邊界,只是中間沒有鐵絲網或圍牆之類的分界物而已。香港只擁有這條街一半的管轄權,另一半屬於深圳。冷戰時期,中英街是分隔世界兩大政治陣營的主要邊界之一;一邊是社會主義的中國,另一邊則由資本主義的英國管治。不過,中英街的邊界線只有疏落的幾座界石,兩邊分屬中港兩地的居民可以自由往來。中國改革開放之初,中英街是內地居民都期望一到的地方。最熱鬧時,一天就有近十萬人湧到這裏購物。本展覽將帶你走過中英街近百年潮起潮的變遷。


History, Trauma, And The Ethics Of Remembering In The Early Works Of Takeda Taijun (1943-1955), Patrick Chimenti 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

History, Trauma, And The Ethics Of Remembering In The Early Works Of Takeda Taijun (1943-1955), Patrick Chimenti

Asian Languages & Civilizations Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This project seeks to determine the manner in which the early works of the Japanese writer Takeda Taijun present a response to the traumatic experiences accompanying the defeat of Japan following the end of the Pacific War and how this response contributes to conceptions of identity, subjectivity, and ethics in the post-traumatic society of modern Japan. The project will seek to interrogate Takeda's ideas and literary techniques through close readings of his early works across three separate thematic lenses: history, the traumatic, and the absolute (represented in the theoretical term of “landscape”). In interrogating Takeda's fiction in this ...


Knowledge And Power In Occupied Japan: U.S. Censorship Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki, May E. Grzybowski 2018 Bard College

Knowledge And Power In Occupied Japan: U.S. Censorship Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki, May E. Grzybowski

Senior Projects Spring 2018

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


21st Century Chinese Art Market Boom, Ayca Deniz Ergin 2018 University of Pennsylvania

21st Century Chinese Art Market Boom, Ayca Deniz Ergin

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

This research paper provides a detailed analysis of how China has become the fastest growing art market around the world. How did the economic development in China led the country to the top in recent years, in contrast to its Western competitors? What is China’s role in the global art market scene? What changes have been made, in a socialist system, to accommodate foreign investors and what future changes should be made to sustain its growth?

Through focusing on the correlation between economic growth and art market expansions, this research develops the relationship through referencing various quantitative and qualitative ...


Determinism And The Problem Of Individual Freedom In Li Zehou’S Thought, Andrew Lambert 2018 City University of New York (CUNY)

Determinism And The Problem Of Individual Freedom In Li Zehou’S Thought, Andrew Lambert

Publications and Research

Li Zehou’s work can be understood as an account of a Chinese modernity, a vision for Chinese society that seeks to integrate three distinct philosophical approaches. These are Chinese history and culture, which Li understands as largely Confucian; Marxism, which has exerted such influence on a modernizing China; and Western learning more generally, as expressed by figures such as Immanuel Kant and Sigmund Freud. Li also frequently expresses the hope that a Chinese modernity will be one in which the importance of the individual is recognized, and rights and freedoms upheld (e.g., 2006, p. 182). But this stance ...


Mansplaining Vietnam: Male Veterans And America's Popular Image Of The Vietnam War, Gregory A. Daddis 2018 Chapman University

Mansplaining Vietnam: Male Veterans And America's Popular Image Of The Vietnam War, Gregory A. Daddis

History Faculty Articles and Research

Of the more than 3 million Americans who deployed to Southeast Asia during the United States' involvement in the Vietnamese civil war, only some 7,500 were women. Thus, it seems reasonable that memoirs, novels, and film would privilege the male experience when remembering the Vietnam War. Yet in the aftermath of South Vietnam's collapse, Americans' memory of the war narrowed even further, equating the conflict as a whole to the male combat veteran's story. This synthetic literary review examines some of the more lasting works sustaining the popular narrative of Vietnam, one that was constructed, in substantial ...


Contested Identity And Making Sense Of Atrocity: Understanding The Rohingya Crisis In Myanmar, Christopher Andrew Long 2018 Bard College

Contested Identity And Making Sense Of Atrocity: Understanding The Rohingya Crisis In Myanmar, Christopher Andrew Long

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Myanmar’s recent transition towards democracy has caused western leaders to become increasingly optimistic about the future of human rights within the country. However, since emerging on the international stage in 2012, the Rohingya crisis has drastically upset such expectations, leaving the international community in complete shock over the issue. Attempting to shed light on this human rights tragedy, international media coverage has produced an overly simplified depiction of the Rohingya crisis. In addition, very little academic literature exists seeking to explain the root causes of the issue. By utilizing interviews conducted at the University of Mandalay this paper attempts ...


Ancient China And Its Eurasian Neighbors: Artifacts, Identity, And Death In The Frontier, 3000-700 Bce, Katheryn M. Linduff, Yan Sun, Wei Cao, Yuanqing Liu 2018 University of Pittsburgh

Ancient China And Its Eurasian Neighbors: Artifacts, Identity, And Death In The Frontier, 3000-700 Bce, Katheryn M. Linduff, Yan Sun, Wei Cao, Yuanqing Liu

Gettysburg College Faculty Books

This volume examines the role of objects in the region north of early dynastic state centers, at the intersection of Ancient China and Eurasia, a large area that stretches from Xinjiang to the China Sea, from c.3000 BCE to the mid-eighth century BCE. This area was a frontier, an ambiguous space that lay at the margins of direct political control by the metropolitan states, where local and colonial ideas and practices were reconstructed transculturally. These identities were often merged and displayed in material culture. Types of objects, styles, and iconography were often hybrids or new to the region, as ...


Divination And Deviation: The Problem Of Prediction And Personal Freedom In Early China, Yunwoo Song 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Divination And Deviation: The Problem Of Prediction And Personal Freedom In Early China, Yunwoo Song

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The question I address in my dissertation relates to the conundrum of the prediction of fate in early China. How did the early Chinese people predict the future, and to what degree did they believe that the predicted future is inevitable? I examine the history of divination from the Shang to the Han dynasties to show that the belief in the power of anthropomorphic spirits weakened, and the universe was gradually conceived of as working in regular cycles. The decreasing reliance on the power of spirits during the Shang period is reflected in changes in bone divination. And divination texts ...


Nolde (John J.) Records, 1950-1985, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine 2018 The University of Maine

Nolde (John J.) Records, 1950-1985, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Finding Aids

John Jacob Nolde was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1919 and died in 1988. He was a member of the faculty of the history department at the University of Maine and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He served the University of Maine from 1950 to 1984. He wrote numerous articles on The China cantos of Ezra Pound.

Records cover Nolde's years as Professor of History (1950-1986) and tenure as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1966-1973) at the University of Maine. The record series Lecture Notes contains Professor Nolde's notes for various history ...


Regional Cultural Differences In China Reflected On Men's Traditional Costumes, Leilei Jia, Yingjiao Xu, Hui'e Liang 2018 Jiangnan University

Regional Cultural Differences In China Reflected On Men's Traditional Costumes, Leilei Jia, Yingjiao Xu, Hui'e Liang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Notable differences were observed between the northern and southern regions of China in many different aspects, including lifestyles, personality, and culture. The main purpose of this study was to examine the Chinese North-South culture difference through a particular cultural item- man’s costume during the Modern Time in China. A convenience sample of 119 cross-shaped plane folk man’s costumes were used in this study. Using T-test analyses, the costumes were first compared on the structure and then a qualitative approach was taken to compare the color and pattern of the costumes between the North and the South. Significant differences ...


China's Soft Power Aims In South Asia: Experiences Of Nepalese Students In China's Internationalization Of Higher Education, Romi Jain 2018 Clevleand State University

China's Soft Power Aims In South Asia: Experiences Of Nepalese Students In China's Internationalization Of Higher Education, Romi Jain

ETD Archive

Internationalization of higher education is a major characteristic of China's higher education policy. Accordingly, the Chinese government is fervently encouraging the spread of Chinese language and culture through Confucius Institutes, student exchange programs, recruitment of international students, and international collaborations. South Asia is no exception to China's higher education outreach. Against this background, this qualitative study examined experiences of South Asian students with regard to China's higher education program(s) in relation to the explicit and implicit aims of China's soft power policy. Soft power refers to the power of attraction and co-optation, which is based ...


Confrontations With Colonialism: Resistance, Revivalism And Reform Under British Rule In Sri Lanka 1796-1920, Vol 1, C. R. de Silva 2018 Old Dominion University

Confrontations With Colonialism: Resistance, Revivalism And Reform Under British Rule In Sri Lanka 1796-1920, Vol 1, C. R. De Silva

History Faculty Publications

(First paragraph) In one of the most challenging and thought-provoking history books published in Sri Lanka in the last decade, P. V. J. Jayasekera has used a wide variety of sources to challenge a number of existing interpretations relating to Sri Lanka under British colonial rule in the nineteenth century. While the book is based partly on his own doctoral dissertation completed in 1970, in Jayasekera’s own words “The scope and the foci of the original study have been substantially changed” (p. ix) in view of new theoretical approaches in the study of colonial history and the debates on ...


Herat: The Key To India, The Individual Fears And Plans That Shaped The Defense Of India During The Great Game, Trevor L. Borasio 2018 University of Colorado Boulder

Herat: The Key To India, The Individual Fears And Plans That Shaped The Defense Of India During The Great Game, Trevor L. Borasio

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Herat was exalted as the key to India’s defense during the nineteenth century. This small city in the Khorasan region of contemporary Afghanistan was obsessed over by British politicians, explorers, agents, and authors, yet no secondary source has sought to explain why British advocates attributed importance to the city. This thesis argues that Herat was important to British men on the ground in Central Asia who feared that oncoming Russian and Persian expansionism would threaten India. Initially, British interest in the northwest frontier of India grew out a need to protect what they perceived to be the only vulnerable ...


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 ...


Cia In Laos: A Secret Collaboration Of Cia And Hmong, Mingze Linghu 2018 Bard College

Cia In Laos: A Secret Collaboration Of Cia And Hmong, Mingze Linghu

Senior Projects Fall 2018

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


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