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Du Fu And Chinese Poetic Expression: How Politics, Nature, And Self Become One, Binhnam Nguyen May 2019

Du Fu And Chinese Poetic Expression: How Politics, Nature, And Self Become One, Binhnam Nguyen

Young Historians Conference

The Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu introduced a new style of writing to Chinese poetry with his new interpretation of how to write poetry and for what purpose it can serve. Living in the midst of political turmoil, Du drew inspiration from the instability and used poetry as a means of expressing his anguish, but nationalist sentiments that wished for the prosperity of China. His different stylistic approach to poetry personalized the art of poetic writing and changed its language to express something more lyrical and with feeling. Du’s role in changing the course of Chinese poetic expression can ...


How Do Chinese Dialects Reflect The Way In Which Chinese Immigrants Settled In The United States?, Tom Yang Apr 2018

How Do Chinese Dialects Reflect The Way In Which Chinese Immigrants Settled In The United States?, Tom Yang

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

As the world’s largest ethnic group, Han Chinese constitute approximately 92% of the population of China and near 20% of the population of the word. With so many people distributed in a vast area, there are several dialect groups which are closely related to the hometown of the different speakers. The Mandarin in northern China can be quite easily understood by most Chinese citizens, since it’s not much different from Putonghua, the Modern Standard Mandarin. While the languages spoken in southern China, especially the Wu, Min, Hakka, and Yue, may sound like foreign languages to those different dialect ...


How Can Chinese Students Success In The United States, John Peters Apr 2018

How Can Chinese Students Success In The United States, John Peters

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Fengshui In Chinese Homes On Long Island, Hongfei Kan Apr 2018

The Role Of Fengshui In Chinese Homes On Long Island, Hongfei Kan

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


Text Mining In Chinese Ancient Attires, Lu Wang Mar 2018

Text Mining In Chinese Ancient Attires, Lu Wang

Western Research Forum

Starting from the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BCE) when writing system appeared in China, clothing was recorded as symbols to denote social statuses. The hierarchical signification of clothing remained in the following dynasties until the end of imperial China in 1911. The imperial period produced twenty-five official dynastic histories with rich corpuses on the subject of attire, documenting regulations and prohibitions of detailed dress code, a subject being scarcely studied and treated with assumptions today. This research will use text mining tools to identify descriptive words of clothing that reflect Chinese hierarchal ideology from the twenty-five histories. The method is to ...


Teaching Languages Online: Innovations And Challenges, Mayu Miyamoto, Natsumi Suzuki, Atsushi Fukada, Yuhan Huang, Siyan Hou, Wei Hong Mar 2017

Teaching Languages Online: Innovations And Challenges, Mayu Miyamoto, Natsumi Suzuki, Atsushi Fukada, Yuhan Huang, Siyan Hou, Wei Hong

Purdue Languages and Cultures Conference

Language professionals long resisted teaching online mainly because it was unthinkable to teach speaking in the online environment. Recent advances in technology, however, have made it conceivable. This chapter presents the design and implementation of online courses in Japanese and Chinese recently developed and being offered at Purdue University. We will highlight not only technologies involved, but also pedagogical innovations that helped resolve difficult issues. The efficacy of online teaching will also be touched upon. Reactions from enrolled students and the instructors that have taught the courses will also be shared.


The Evaluation Of Implicit And Explicit Instruction In Chinese Refusals: A Case Of A Japanese Learner, Bo Zhan Mar 2017

The Evaluation Of Implicit And Explicit Instruction In Chinese Refusals: A Case Of A Japanese Learner, Bo Zhan

Purdue Languages and Cultures Conference

No abstract provided.


Session A-3: The Yin And Yang Of U.S.-China Relations 1840-Present, Diane Haleas Mar 2017

Session A-3: The Yin And Yang Of U.S.-China Relations 1840-Present, Diane Haleas

Professional Learning Day

The United States and China have experienced both difficult relations and positive relations. For over 150 years these interactions between the United States and China have resulted in significant influences on political, economic, and cultural decisions in both countries. This presentation will offer an overview of time periods, emphasize crucial events, and analyze the implications for U.S.-China relations today and in the future. Lesson plan ideas will be included.


Liuzhou Fantastic Stones Museum, Weiwen Huang, Rex Wirth, Mei Zhang Apr 2016

Liuzhou Fantastic Stones Museum, Weiwen Huang, Rex Wirth, Mei Zhang

Symposium Of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)

The natural beauty of its landscapes and rivers underpin China’s culture. For thousands of years the rivers along with other geological forces have fashioned natural artifacts that capture this cultural history. The Hongshuihe is a magical river that flows across northern Guangxi Province into the Liujiang River just south of Liuzhou City. The unique physics of this River produce natural art in the form of ornamental stones. Because these stones served traditionally as tribute, they became part of the context of Chinese history and cultural development. Interest in these natural treasures rekindled in Liuzhou in the wake of the ...


The Life Of The Factory? Or The Life Of The Farm? That Is The Question., Adam C. Mcelwain, Bethany Lutwin Apr 2016

The Life Of The Factory? Or The Life Of The Farm? That Is The Question., Adam C. Mcelwain, Bethany Lutwin

Migration in Global Context Symposium

Abstract: The focus of this lesson on Global Migration is the emotion behind young women’s decision to leave for the city and work in the factory, or stay in their hometown. Both have an opportunity cost for a life that may be better. The essential question is “Is it better to be a factory girl who has emigrated to the city or a country girl living and working on a farm?” Students will examine the motivation behind leaving the country for a factory job in the city or staying behind and working in a rural setting like a farm ...


Enhancing The Chinese Writing Skills Of Non-Chinese Speaking Students, Joanna Kar Wai Cheng Nov 2015

Enhancing The Chinese Writing Skills Of Non-Chinese Speaking Students, Joanna Kar Wai Cheng

Practical Social and Industrial Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


Needs Analysis And Curriculum Development Of Vocational Chinese For Ncs Students, Xiao Yan Qiu, Danping Wang, Hau Yee, Doris Lo, Ming Tak, Jackie Tsang Dec 2014

Needs Analysis And Curriculum Development Of Vocational Chinese For Ncs Students, Xiao Yan Qiu, Danping Wang, Hau Yee, Doris Lo, Ming Tak, Jackie Tsang

Practical Social and Industrial Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


Spring 2014 Lyceum Lecture: "Minorities In China", Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester Apr 2014

Spring 2014 Lyceum Lecture: "Minorities In China", Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester

Lyceum Lecture Series

Myth: The Chinese all look alike.

Myth: The Chinese all eat the same food.

Myth: All Chinese people speak Chinese.

Seen from the outside, China is perceived to be a homogeneous country. But, with 55 ethnic minority groups living within its borders, China is a very diverse country. This discussion will explore the uniqueness of these cultures as well as how they fit into Chinese society. Presented by Dr. Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester, Department of World Languages, Framingham State University.


聲音與意義 - 古典詩歌新探國際研討會 : 在嶺南大學召開, Fei Li Mar 2014

聲音與意義 - 古典詩歌新探國際研討會 : 在嶺南大學召開, Fei Li

《嶺南學報》復刊學術會議之二:「經學之傳承與開拓」國際學術會議暨「聲音與意義 - 古典詩歌新探」國際研討會 Conference on The Study of Confucian Classics & Chinese Poetic Art

No abstract provided.


開幕式發言, Zongqi Cai Nov 2013

開幕式發言, Zongqi Cai

嶺南大學漢學國際研討會暨《嶺南學報》復刊工作會議 International Conference on Sinology at Lingnan University

No abstract provided.


嶺南大學漢學國際研討會暨《嶺南學報》復刊工作會議綜述, Zhan Huang Nov 2013

嶺南大學漢學國際研討會暨《嶺南學報》復刊工作會議綜述, Zhan Huang

嶺南大學漢學國際研討會暨《嶺南學報》復刊工作會議 International Conference on Sinology at Lingnan University

2013年11月1-2日,嶺南大學漢學國際研討會暨《嶺南學報》復刊工作會議在香港嶺南大學隆重召開。是次會議由嶺南大學中文系主辦,來自中國大陸、香港、臺灣及海外地區的四十餘位學者出席會議。11月1日上午,嶺南大學中文系系主任許子東教授主持了會議開幕禮,鄭國漢校長致開幕辭。中文系講座教授、學報籌委會主席蔡宗齊教授向與會學者彙報了《嶺南學報》復刊籌備工作的進展。北京大學袁行霈教授作了題爲的書面主題報告。這次會議是為重新籌辦有著八十多年歷史、因種種原因而停刊的《嶺南學報》一事而召開的。研討主題只以漢學(國學)為限,這一設定為與會學者創造了最大的發揮空間。學者可以就個人研究興趣自由選題,提交論文。


《嶺南學報》小史述略 : 兼論陳寅恪與《嶺南學報》, Zhan Huang Nov 2013

《嶺南學報》小史述略 : 兼論陳寅恪與《嶺南學報》, Zhan Huang

嶺南大學漢學國際研討會暨《嶺南學報》復刊工作會議 International Conference on Sinology at Lingnan University

1888年,美國長老會傳教士在廣州創建格致書院。1903年,書院更名為「嶺南學校」,是為「嶺南」用作校名之始。1927年,學校易名為嶺南大學,鐘榮光先生出任校長。自此,嶺大發展為文理商工農醫兼顧的綜合性學府。四十年代,抗日戰爭及國共內戰致使大批學者避難粵廣,不少人進入嶺大執教。這一歷史機遇,也鑄就了嶺大最為輝煌的一段學史。1952年,全國大專院校進行院系調整,教會大學無法繼續存在,嶺大遂被分割合併至其他數所大學。其中,文理科撥歸中山大學,而原嶺大校址康樂園也成為中山大學的新居。

表徵嶺大學術成果者,乃二十世紀上半葉世所推重的《嶺南學報》。《學報》於1929年12月創刊,1952年6月隨著院系調整而終刊。二十三年間,《學報》共刊行35期。下文即對《學報》歷史做一個回顧。


Maneuvering Modernity: Family Law As A Battle Field In Colonial Taiwan (1895-1945), Yun-Ru Chen Oct 2013

Maneuvering Modernity: Family Law As A Battle Field In Colonial Taiwan (1895-1945), Yun-Ru Chen

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

Twenty five years after launching its own legal modernization in response to Western imperialism, Japan imposed a modern legal system upon its first colony, Taiwan. In accordance with the “respecting old custom” colonial policy, the Japanese created a system called Taiwanese customary law, a mixture of imperial Chinese laws, local customs and European legal concepts, and gradually implemented its newly adopted European-style Meiji Civil Code (1898). However, even since the late 1910s when the colonial policy changed into “full-flag assimilation,” family law remained an exception to the transplantation of Japanese laws. That did not, however, mean that family law was ...


Painting Taiwan's Modern Identity, Shelley D. Hawks Oct 2013

Painting Taiwan's Modern Identity, Shelley D. Hawks

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

Taiwan’s painters were dynamic contributors to a revolution in color that dramatically reshaped East Asian art. During the early twentieth century, new techniques of on-site sketching and the introduction of oil paint shook the foundations of Chinese and Japanese ink painting as it had been practiced for centuries. The Japanese colonization of Taiwan, a period when educators such as Ishikawa systematically introduced European painting methods, produced a cohort of painters in Taiwan professionally trained and committed to watercolor and oil painting. Building on international art trends like Impressionism and Fauvism, these painters developed a sense of color distinctly their ...


Aesthetic Beauty In The 18th Century Chinese Novel Guwanyan (Preposterous Words), Qing Ye Oct 2013

Aesthetic Beauty In The 18th Century Chinese Novel Guwanyan (Preposterous Words), Qing Ye

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

This paper explores the tension between the radical sexual description and orthodox rhetoric in 18th century Chinese vernacular narrative. My research focuses on a xiaoshuo fiction, Guwangyan (Preposterous Words), authored by Cao Qujing and composed in 1730. This novel pictures the domestic lives of four families in Nanjing from the end of the 17th century to the early 18th century, including many explicit sexual descriptions. I argue that the author projects the ethic concern through the structure and characterization, while presents the anxiety towards desire in graphic sexual descriptions in the novel. The contrast and complementarity of the structural frame ...


Absent Presence: Li Yu’S Drama Wanli Yuan And Early Qing Sartorial Politics, Guojun Wang Oct 2013

Absent Presence: Li Yu’S Drama Wanli Yuan And Early Qing Sartorial Politics, Guojun Wang

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

Li Yu’s 李玉 Wanli yuan 萬里圓 (Thousand-li Reunion) is one of the few dramas in the early Qing period that directly addresses the topic of the Ming-Qing transition. Although Wanli yuan was never published in its entirety during the Qing Dynasty, its popular scenes circulated widely on stage, resulting in a series of “performance editions.” Oriented toward stage performance, most of Li Yu’s plays include detailed costume instruction. By contrast, almost none of the extant editions of Wanli yuan includes any costume instruction. Despite this absence, the dialogues and stage directions of the extant performance editions show that ...


Searching In The Dark - Han Learning And The Controversy Of 1799 Metropolitan Exam, Shiu On Chu Oct 2013

Searching In The Dark - Han Learning And The Controversy Of 1799 Metropolitan Exam, Shiu On Chu

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

This paper investigates the introduction of Han Learning (hanxue 漢學) in Qing civil examinations from an institutional perspective. Focusing on the controversy over the 1799 metropolitan examination, I argue that hanxue was resisted not only by the intellectual orthodoxy Cheng-Zhu learning, but also a concept of “proper advancement” (zhengtu 正途) from examination.

The 1799 metropolitan examination was often seen as a triumph of Han Learning because the chief examiners Zhu Gui (朱珪1731-1806) and Ruan Yuan (阮元1764-1849), who were famous patrons of Han scholarship, awarded degrees to a number of established Han scholars. Contemporaries attributed this high rate of success to ...


Curriculum Development And Students’ Learning Outcomes: A Case Study Of Putonghua Presentation Skills, Danping Wang, Xiao Yan Qiu, Man Lut Chau, King Lam, Jacquelin Choy Jun 2013

Curriculum Development And Students’ Learning Outcomes: A Case Study Of Putonghua Presentation Skills, Danping Wang, Xiao Yan Qiu, Man Lut Chau, King Lam, Jacquelin Choy

Practical Social and Industrial Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


Chinese Language Mobile App, Tara Marie Sripunvoraskul Mar 2013

Chinese Language Mobile App, Tara Marie Sripunvoraskul

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

This project uses the ARIS platform to create immersive language tutorials in Chinese that are developed by students to increase participation and engagement to bridge the gap of learning the material to be used in real-world situations


70 Years Of Fashion In The Chinese Dress—Exploring Sociocultural Influences On Chinese Qipao’S Hemline Height And Waistline Fit In 1920s-1980s, Lushan Sun, Melody Lehew Jan 2013

70 Years Of Fashion In The Chinese Dress—Exploring Sociocultural Influences On Chinese Qipao’S Hemline Height And Waistline Fit In 1920s-1980s, Lushan Sun, Melody Lehew

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The evolving dynasties and periods in Chinese history have always been accompanied with unique changes in its dress. Under the globalized society today, Chinese fashion has also left its footprint in the international fashion industry through which the world gains further understanding of the Chinese culture.


The Use Of Variation Theory To Enhance Speech-Impaired Students’ Learning Of Putonghua, Pei Ying, Peggie Ho May 2012

The Use Of Variation Theory To Enhance Speech-Impaired Students’ Learning Of Putonghua, Pei Ying, Peggie Ho

Practical Social and Industrial Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


The Human Flesh Search Engine: Democracy, Censorship, And Political Participation In Twenty-First Century China, Vincent Capone Mar 2012

The Human Flesh Search Engine: Democracy, Censorship, And Political Participation In Twenty-First Century China, Vincent Capone

Graduate History Conference, UMass Boston

The Human Flesh Search Engine is a recent, unique phenomenon on the Chinese internet. Comprising of thousands of forum, micro-blog, and entertainment websites and mobilizing the overwhelming number of Chinese internet users, or netizens, the search engine is able to quickly find obscure information and identify seemingly anonymous internet personalities. These websites allow netizens to have their voices heard in an otherwise restrictive government, however these websites also become a hotbed for dissent, with web users highlighting stories and figures which they deem harmful to society. Through clever investigative work, netizens hunt down an individual's identity with the goal ...


Digital Radioscopic Examination Of Ancient Bronze Castings, Derek Sturges, Kathleen Mcqueeney, Ellen Avril, Stephen Bonadies Jan 1991

Digital Radioscopic Examination Of Ancient Bronze Castings, Derek Sturges, Kathleen Mcqueeney, Ellen Avril, Stephen Bonadies

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

The Chinese aristocracy of the Shang (circa 1550 to 1030 B.C.) and Zhou (circa 1030 to 221 B.C.) dynasties commissioned the casting of sumptuous vessels in bronze for making ritual offerings of food and wine to their esteemed ancestors. The technical sophistication and extravagant consumption of raw materials required to produce these vessels attests to their importance as symbols of power for the ruling class. Enormous wealth was expended on the furnishing of tombs, in part because Chinese nobles believed that reverence for the needs of their ancestors in the afterlife would ensure the continued success of the ...