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The Antagonist Of Sino-Children, Danielle Earley Apr 2019

The Antagonist Of Sino-Children, Danielle Earley

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

My research declares that the One-Child Policy has had a huge impact on foreign adoption and causes Chinese adoptees to have similar patterns of behavior, such as unique identity issues despite different life experiences. In addition, I researched effective coping mechanisms for adoptees and hypothesized that conversing and openness with adoption is beneficial. This topic is crucial for aiding scientific understanding of psychological processes in adopted individuals as well as aid others and adoptees themselves on how to effectively cope with the unique adoption experience. I personally deem this topic important not only because I was born in China, but ...


Acquisition Of Word Spellings And Meanings During Reading In Nonnative Chinese Speakers, Yang Liu Apr 2018

Acquisition Of Word Spellings And Meanings During Reading In Nonnative Chinese Speakers, Yang Liu

Dissertations

This dissertation explored the acquisition of word spellings (orthographic learning) and word meanings (incidental word learning) during reading in adult nonnative Chinese speakers. Two studies were designed for this dissertation. In Study One, 45 Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) learners at intermediate and advanced proficiency levels participated and completed a character learning experiment in a self-teaching paradigm. Results indicate that CFL learners were able to use the phonetic regularity and semantic transparency of radicals to learn the spellings and pronunciations of new characters after limited exposures to the characters in a story context. In Study Two, 72 CFL learners ...


Academic Freedom As A Human Right: The Problem Of Confucius Institutes, Jay Todd Richey Jun 2017

Academic Freedom As A Human Right: The Problem Of Confucius Institutes, Jay Todd Richey

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Academic freedom is the ability to explore, research, and analyze any topic without prohibitions or repercussions. In the Anglo-American tradition, it is both a fundamental aspect of academia and, as this thesis argues, a fundamental human right. Although the United States embraces this core principle of academia within American universities, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) seeks to suppress the acquisition of knowledge through restrictions on topics deemed politically-sensitive to the Chinese government. Although human rights abuses pervade the PRC and academic freedom is suppressed, PRC-funded entities known as Confucius Institutes (CIs) are widely embraced at universities in liberal ...


Letters To Mei Lanfang, Alexandra Dare Norman Mar 2017

Letters To Mei Lanfang, Alexandra Dare Norman

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

As a male actor of female Dan characters, Mei Lanfang (1894-1961) is known throughout the world as the most representative performer of Chinese opera – particularly for his performance of Concubine Yu in the Peking opera Farewell My Concubine. A feminist analysis of his work in this opera reveals a series of assumptions about the definition of “Woman” in both theatre and life. This project is solo performance piece formatted in a series of open letters to Mei Lanfang, interspersed with personal stories investigating what it truly means to be a Woman – as an actor, a Christian, a feminist, a traveler ...


The Moon Festival And The Stories Behind, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2016

The Moon Festival And The Stories Behind, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

A presentation that traces the evolution of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, or the Moon Festival with regard to the elements that were added to the myth of the moon fairy and other elements needed for the celebration of the festival such as the moon cake and examines the differences between the Western and Chinese view of and attitude toward the Moon in history through English and Chinese literature.


Religion As A Chinese Cultural Component: Culture In The Chinese Taoist Association And Confucius Institute, John D. Abercrombie Apr 2016

Religion As A Chinese Cultural Component: Culture In The Chinese Taoist Association And Confucius Institute, John D. Abercrombie

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis examines the role of the cultural discourse on the indigenous religious traditions of China and their place within an officially sanctioned construction of Chinese culture. It starts by examining the concept of culture as it developed in the modern era, its place within the construction of national identities, and the marginalizing effects this has on certain members of national populations. Next it turns to the development of the cultural discourse within China from the mid-1800s to the Cultural Revolution, highlighting the social and legal transformations as they restricted and reframed the practice and articulation of religious traditions in ...


从春节的起源说开, Haiwang Yuan Feb 2016

从春节的起源说开, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

该文讲述了春节的历史渊源和变迁,以及春节及其习俗的民间传说。习俗中包括了节日的饮食和禁忌及其在中国南北的差异。此外,文章还介绍了有关春节的背景知识,如阴历、生肖、二十八星宿及其与西方黄道十二宫图的比较等。

该文选自“日月星光网络传媒”的《旅讯快递》。


The Origin Of Chinese New Year, Haiwang Yuan Feb 2016

The Origin Of Chinese New Year, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

Published on the SMS-I-Media Tourism Express, a bi-lingual weekly ejournal, with the Wechat public account TourismExpress, this article introduces the origin and customs of the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year. It also gives a brief introduction to the festival's related background knowledge such as the Chinese lunisolar calendar, the 24 Chinese solar terms, the Chinese Twenty-Eight Lunar Mansions, the Twelve Chinese zodiac animals, as well as the relationship between them and the Western zodiac signs.


The Creation Of Daoism, Paul Fischer Jan 2015

The Creation Of Daoism, Paul Fischer

Philosophy & Religion Faculty Publications

This paper examines the creation of Daoism in its earliest, pre-Eastern Han period. After an examination of the critical terms "scholar/master" and "author/ school", I argue that, given the paucity of evidence, Sima Tan and Liu Xin should be credited with creating this tradition. The body of this article considers the definitions of Daoism given by these two scholars and all of the extant texts that Liu Xin classified as "Daoist." Based on these texts, I then suggest an amended definition of Daoism. In the conclusion, I address the recent claim that the daojia /daijiao dichotomy is false, speculating ...


Ua68/2/3 Asian Studies, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua68/2/3 Asian Studies, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Asian Studies at Western Kentucky University.


Confucius Institute 2015 Annual Report, Dr. Wei-Ping Pan Jan 2015

Confucius Institute 2015 Annual Report, Dr. Wei-Ping Pan

The Confucius Institute Publications

No abstract provided.


Confucius Institute Fall 2014 Publication (Report), Dr. Wei-Ping Pan Director Oct 2014

Confucius Institute Fall 2014 Publication (Report), Dr. Wei-Ping Pan Director

The Confucius Institute Publications

No abstract provided.


Confucius Institute Spring 2014 Publication (Report), Dr. Wei-Ping Pan Director Apr 2014

Confucius Institute Spring 2014 Publication (Report), Dr. Wei-Ping Pan Director

The Confucius Institute Publications

No abstract provided.


Report On My Fall 2013 Sabbatical Leave, Haiwang Yuan Jan 2014

Report On My Fall 2013 Sabbatical Leave, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

Haiwang Yuan, Professor of Department of Library Public Services of WKU, received his 2012-2013 Research & Creative Activities Program (RCAP) grant from WKU Research Office and a book contract from a U.S. publisher ABC-CLIO to write a book on Tibetan folktales. He then applied for and was awarded the fall 2013 sabbatical leave. With the grant and the leave, he made his research field trip to Tibet and some other Tibetan communities in China. This is the report he has given to his dean and WKU Academic Affairs Office as required. He has now submitted the manuscripts of his book.


Confucius Institute Fall 2013 Publication (Report), Dr. Wei-Ping Pan Director Jan 2013

Confucius Institute Fall 2013 Publication (Report), Dr. Wei-Ping Pan Director

The Confucius Institute Publications

No abstract provided.


Confucius Institute Fall 2012 Publication (Report), Dr. Wei-Ping Pan Director Jan 2012

Confucius Institute Fall 2012 Publication (Report), Dr. Wei-Ping Pan Director

The Confucius Institute Publications

No abstract provided.


Confucius Institute Fall 2011 Publication (Report), Dr. Wei-Ping Pan Director Oct 2011

Confucius Institute Fall 2011 Publication (Report), Dr. Wei-Ping Pan Director

The Confucius Institute Publications

No abstract provided.


Confucius Institute Spring 2011 (Report), Dr. Wei-Ping Pan Director Apr 2011

Confucius Institute Spring 2011 (Report), Dr. Wei-Ping Pan Director

The Confucius Institute Publications

No abstract provided.


Ua68/7/1 Modern Languages - Publications, Wku Archives Jan 2010

Ua68/7/1 Modern Languages - Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Publications created by and about the Department of Modern Languages.


Ua3/9/2 Chuangxin Cuiba, Wku President's Office Jan 2010

Ua3/9/2 Chuangxin Cuiba, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Chinese newspaper regarding Gary Ransdell's visit to China.


Mcelroy, Clarence Underwood, 1848-1928 (Mss 157), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2005

Mcelroy, Clarence Underwood, 1848-1928 (Mss 157), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscript Collection 157. Travel journals (2) kept by Bowling Green, Kentucky attorney Clarence Underwood McElroy during his trip to the Orient (1908-1909), starting at San Francisco. He describes the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), Japan, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), etc. Includes passenger list of the S.S. Mongolia.


The Poetry Of Li-Young Lee: Identity, Androgyny & Feminism, Barbara Qualls Jul 1993

The Poetry Of Li-Young Lee: Identity, Androgyny & Feminism, Barbara Qualls

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In my investigation of Li-Young Lee's poetry, my concerns were two-fold: first, to find evidence of an androgynous quality or ideal; secondly, to demonstrate that ideal as authentically feminist. In the introduction, I investigate the feminist debate about the traditional definition and concept of androgyny, demonstrating the difference between the patriarchal traditional androgyny and the androgynous elements in Lee's poetry.

In Chapter Two, the rose as image and as symbol in Lee's poetry is examined and found to be strikingly androgynous as a symbol. As an image, however, it is more often than not used as a ...