18_自然瑰寶, 2018 Lingnan University
15_四大工業, 2018 Lingnan University
19_運動競技, 2018 Lingnan University
17_淪陷歲月, 2018 Lingnan University
16_中英禁區, 2018 Lingnan University
History, Trauma, And The Ethics Of Remembering In The Early Works Of Takeda Taijun (1943-1955), 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
Senior Projects Spring 2018
Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.
21st Century Chinese Art Market Boom, 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, 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, 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
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, 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, 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, 2018 The University of Maine
Nolde (John J.) Records, 1950-1985, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine
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, 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, 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
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, 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, 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, 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, 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.