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Fresh Blood In The Labor Market: Challenges And Rewards Of China's Returning Millennial Generation, Xinyu Li May 2019

Fresh Blood In The Labor Market: Challenges And Rewards Of China's Returning Millennial Generation, Xinyu Li

Master's Projects and Capstones

In recent years, fresh blood has begun to emerge in China’s workplace: Chinese millennials who have gone abroad to study and received an overseas education. This special experience has brought many obstacles for them when they return to the Chinese workplace, whether it is the lack of synchronization between recruitment and graduation periods in the early stage of job seeking, or the pressure they encounter later. However, this experience also creates a set of unique advantages for them. Accepting international higher education makes their resumes more attractive, brings them a global perspective, and cultivates their ability to learn new ...


"The Chinese Animation Industry: From The Mao Era To The Digital Age", Stephanie Jones May 2019

"The Chinese Animation Industry: From The Mao Era To The Digital Age", Stephanie Jones

Master's Projects and Capstones

Since the 1950’s the Chinese Animation industry has been trying to create a unique national style for China. The national style of the 1950’s and early 1960’s was one of freedom, fantasy, and creativity. With the success of “Heroic Little Sisters of the Grassland”/草原英雄小姐妹(1965), the government administration, namely Jiang Qing of the “Gang of Four”, demanded that all animation should follow specific guidelines based on Social Realism guidelines. This in turn, ushered in a new national style of animation during the Cultural Revolution(1966-1976). During this ten-year period government policies imposed strict restrictions on animators ...


Cultural, Social And Family Shadows: Finding A Place In The Rainbow, Lingfeng Xu May 2019

Cultural, Social And Family Shadows: Finding A Place In The Rainbow, Lingfeng Xu

Master's Projects and Capstones

Due to Chinese traditions, certain living environments are not friendly towards the LGBT community in China, who experience immense pressure to keep silent in society. They often are discriminated against, and in the case of most, their families do not support them. It is difficult to have healthy self-identification for sexual minorities. Besides cultural and family pressure, and representation in media, the current legal framework and society are unfriendly to this community. There is no legislation on homosexuality in China at present, and China does not make any clear provisions on homosexual marriage.

In this environment, most LGBT people are ...


The Battle Of The Powers: Newly Obtained Benefits From The Revitilised Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Scott Halsted May 2019

The Battle Of The Powers: Newly Obtained Benefits From The Revitilised Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Scott Halsted

Master's Projects and Capstones

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement would have been the most sizeable free trade agreement in history. The agreement was set up by the Obama administration as an economic benefactor plus geopolitical tool to maintain the balance of power in the Asia Pacific region, rivaling the power of China. However, numerous politicians within the Trump administration, plus multiple political opposers including Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, were major advocates for the U.S. removal after realistically adjusted estimates of the TPP showed economic benefits not equating to original estimates. However, the United States withdrawal raises significant successes that can ...


Winter Is Still: An Analysis Of The Chinese Game Industry, Jiahui Sheng May 2019

Winter Is Still: An Analysis Of The Chinese Game Industry, Jiahui Sheng

Master's Projects and Capstones

This capstone essay aims to analyze the current situation of the game industry in China. Most of the data has been collected from databases, newspapers, interviews, journals and governments reports. This essay especially addresses China’s current game industry strengths and limitations to position it for the future. This essay clarifies the challenges of game industry in innovation based on the scale of companies. My perspective also considers the continuous development of China’s game industry as well as the conflict between the teenagers and government restriction towards games. Meanwhile, the opportunities of the game industry are based on two ...


Immigration And Belonging: Chinese Immigration To Argentina 论阿根廷中国移民的归属感及身份认同, Emily Pearson-Beck May 2019

Immigration And Belonging: Chinese Immigration To Argentina 论阿根廷中国移民的归属感及身份认同, Emily Pearson-Beck

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This research set out to answer the question: How do Chinese immigrants to Argentina form a sense of belonging? This research was initially carried out through bibliographic research and then through two weeks of ethnographic field research in Buenos Aires, Argentina which included participant observation as well as formal and informal semi- structured interviews. A broad understanding of Chinese immigrants’ life experiences was garnered through hearing their personal stories. Chinese immigrants’ experiences overlapped in one main way: all are considered foreign by some of the non-Chinese people around them. However, even accounting for this similarity, the most notable finding was ...


Xi Jinping And Confucianism: Legitimacy And A National Moral Identity, Makenna Zoglmann Jan 2019

Xi Jinping And Confucianism: Legitimacy And A National Moral Identity, Makenna Zoglmann

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Decades after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) demonized Confucianism as a backwards philosophy, Confucianism has once again become popular in Chinese political culture and society. This paper investigates how the president of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, is using Confucian rhetoric to legitimize himself and the CCP. The paper explores the Chinese people's search for a national moral identity, the resurgence of Confucianism, and finally examines the speech Xi gave on the 40th Anniversary of the Reforms and Opening-up.


A Thesis Is A Product Is A Tracking, Yixue Li Jan 2019

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 ...


A Global Hybridity: Snakehead Influence On Identity And Migration, Teeana Cotangco Jan 2019

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.


Asian America And Empathy: Understanding The Chinese American Experience Through The Art Of Flo Oy Wong, Brienne Wong Dec 2018

Asian America And Empathy: Understanding The Chinese American Experience Through The Art Of Flo Oy Wong, Brienne Wong

Master's Projects and Capstones

This capstone examines how the work of Chinese American artist Flo Oy Wong could be an impetus for dialogue for creating empathy for the Asian American experience. The capstone briefly discusses Chinese American history as the Chinese are one of the earliest immigrant groups to the United States and Asian American art history which demonstrates the role of art for Asian Americans. It also describes the importance of empathy in society and how some museums today are trying to apply empathy to serve their communities. Within this framework, I discuss artist Flo Oy Wong whose ability to tell stories about ...


Three Essays On The Impacts Of China’S Monetary Policy, Shen Chen Dec 2018

Three Essays On The Impacts Of China’S Monetary Policy, Shen Chen

Dissertations

China has experienced high speed of economic growth, trying to catch up with the developed countries. Monetary policy has played a more and more important role in China. This dissertation studies the impacts of China's monetary policy on China's housing market, stock market, and China's economic growth.

The first essay examines macroeconomic determinants of China's housing price by constructing a VAR model. Granger Causality tests, impulse response functions and variance decompositions are used to analyze the impacts of macroeconomic factors on the housing price. By using the monthly data from 2005 to 2015, the results show ...


于省吾《雙劍誃尚書新證》研究, Ka Yee Wong Sep 2018

于省吾《雙劍誃尚書新證》研究, Ka Yee Wong

All Open Access Theses and Dissertations

于省吾(1896-1984),中國著名古文字學家、訓詁學家,著作成果頗豐,其古籍《新證》系列,以古文字及出土器物作為考訂及訓釋的材料,被視為開啟山林之作。當中《尚書新證》是《新證》系列中最早出版的著作,可反映于氏訓詁方法的早期面貌。在乾嘉考據學派的訓詁方法和王國維「二重證據法」的影響下,于氏《尚書新證》對《尚書》今文28篇的字詞、句義多有新見,其訓釋的價值實不容忽視。然而,近人研究于氏《新證》系列,卻沒有以《尚書新證》作研究對象,因此,本文試以《尚書新證》為研究對象,並探討其價值。 論文共分三章。第一章交代《尚書新證》的撰作背景、動機,及其版本、體例。第二章會從《尚書新證》内文及于氏發表的論文,歸納並討論于省吾的《尚書》學觀。第三章為《尚書新證》之内容考述及特色,介紹此書有別於其他《尚書》注釋著作之連類訓釋方法,討論此書運用古文字資料為證及紀錄異文的情況,並分別歸納于氏解釋字義、詞義,以至句義之方法,亦會兼及《尚書新證》的内容特色。最後總結全書,討論《尚書新證》對後世學者的影響,並對此書作出評債。


How Can Developmental Transformations Address Culture Shock To Those Moving From Collectivist Societies Into Individualistic Ones, Such As, Chinese Immigrants Into The United States?, Fabiola Valdivia Aug 2018

How Can Developmental Transformations Address Culture Shock To Those Moving From Collectivist Societies Into Individualistic Ones, Such As, Chinese Immigrants Into The United States?, Fabiola Valdivia

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Immigration has always existed, and lately with the heyday of social networks and media, we have witnessed high rates of immigration due to different social and political contexts that have forced people to leave their homes looking for a better situation. Many of these individuals have emigrated and continue to emigrate to the United States of America, in search of, what in some cases they believe will be, the American dream.

This document explores the implementation of developmental transformations (DvT), originally a drama therapy approach, with an immigrant population coming from a collective society such as the Asian into an ...


From The Inner Chamber To To The Marketplace: The Reception And Re-Creation Of The Woman Writer Ye Xiaoluan, Tian Ding Aug 2018

From The Inner Chamber To To The Marketplace: The Reception And Re-Creation Of The Woman Writer Ye Xiaoluan, Tian Ding

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis focuses on the reception and re-created history of the woman writer Ye Xiaoluan. Emphasis is on the changing literary images and related cultural products created and circulated by members of the literati class from the late Ming Dynasty to the early modern period. I argue the process can mainly be divided into three stages: 1) the formation and iconization of her image among the cultural elite in the late Ming period; 2) the deconstruction and consumption of her images in Qing dynasty; and 3) the substitution and fade-out of her images in early modern period. In the course ...


The Importance Of State Intervention In Improving Gender Inequality In China, Jenny Cheng Jun 2018

The Importance Of State Intervention In Improving Gender Inequality In China, Jenny Cheng

Honors Theses

Over the last century, China has undergone a tremendous amount of change. For women, these changes have brought unprecedented rights and opportunities. The state plays a critical role in the status of women in China and this is shown in the accomplishments that the Chinese government has achieved regarding women's rights. To understand gender disparity in China, it is important to understand traditional customs and rituals, traditional ideologies, and the traditional roles that the state used to play in the subordination women in ancient Chinese society. However, enormous changes have occurred in the last century. The fall of the ...


Alternative Marriage Practices Of Wartime Urban China In Discourse And Practice (1937-1949), Charlotte Cotter May 2018

Alternative Marriage Practices Of Wartime Urban China In Discourse And Practice (1937-1949), Charlotte Cotter

Student Work

A 2017-2018 William Prize for best essay in East Asian Studies was awarded to Charlotte Cotter (Grace Hopper College '18) for her essay submitted to the East Asian Studies Program, "Alternative Marriage Practices of Wartime Urban China in Discourse and Practice (1937-1949)” (Peter C. Perdue, Professor of History, advisor).

Charlotte Cotter’s thesis, “Alternative Marriage Practices of Wartime Urban China in Discourse and Practice (1937-1949)” is an excellent study of how women in Shanghai during wartime explored different modes of intimate life, including alternate forms of marriage, when the upheaval of war tore apart families and disrupted personal relations. Throughout ...


Radical Social Ecology As Deep Pragmatism: A Call To The Abolition Of Systemic Dissonance And The Minimization Of Entropic Chaos, Arielle Brender May 2018

Radical Social Ecology As Deep Pragmatism: A Call To The Abolition Of Systemic Dissonance And The Minimization Of Entropic Chaos, Arielle Brender

Student Theses 2015-Present

This paper aims to shed light on the dissonance caused by the superimposition of Dominant Human Systems on Natural Systems. I highlight the synthetic nature of Dominant Human Systems as egoic and linguistic phenomenon manufactured by a mere portion of the human population, which renders them inherently oppressive unto peoples and landscapes whose wisdom were barred from the design process. In pursuing a radical pragmatic approach to mending the simultaneous oppression and destruction of the human being and the earth, I highlight the necessity of minimizing entropic chaos caused by excess energy expenditure, an essential feature of systems that aim ...


Learning Culture: Cultural Relationship In Masked Lanterns, Yuxuan Ding May 2018

Learning Culture: Cultural Relationship In Masked Lanterns, Yuxuan Ding

Graduate School of Art Theses

Culture shock, or culture conflict, is the unfamiliarity or disorientation an individual experiences after encountering a culture different than their own. To better understand the people around us who share a different culture and the way of life it creates, we need to first respect and understand their culture. In general, Chinese culture stresses that individuals must see themselves as part of a larger group for the benefit of society, while American culture stresses the importance of individualism.

Based on my experiences in graphic design, I decided to further my studies in a studio art context to understand how the ...


The Gendered Image Of Sun Bu’Er In Yuan Hagiographies, Tali D. Hershkovitz May 2018

The Gendered Image Of Sun Bu’Er In Yuan Hagiographies, Tali D. Hershkovitz

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This research examines the gendered image of the Song dynasty (960-1279) Daoist matriarch Sun Bu’er (1119-1182) based on four hagiographies dedicated to her in four different anthologies from the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Building on Sun’s representation in these hagiographies, previous scholarship argued that Sun Bu’er’s Daoist identity is more significant than her gender identity. However, a close study of these hagiographic narratives reveals that as the only female disciple among the Seven Perfected Sun Bu’er was chronicled differently than the six male disciples, with emphasis on her gender. This is evident in the Daoist designation ...


From Habits To Habitus: Chinese Elites Attempt To Create An Aristocratic Class Along The British Model, Karina Salomatina May 2018

From Habits To Habitus: Chinese Elites Attempt To Create An Aristocratic Class Along The British Model, Karina Salomatina

Master's Projects and Capstones

Lately, new trends have appeared in the spending habits of Chinese elites, which include money spent on etiquette classes, butler service, British afternoon tea, debutante balls, education in boarding schools, and immigration to Britain. These new consumption patterns of Chinese elites signify their desire and attempt to adopt the British aristocratic lifestyle portrayed in popular TV series, classical novels and mass media. This study examines anthropological research, documentary videos, news reports and interviews with Chinese elites and applies Bourdieu’s theory of habitus as the main analytical tool in order to explain this phenomenon. Considering that forty years ago all ...


Procedural Generation And Rendering Of Ink Bamboo Painting, Yangyang He May 2018

Procedural Generation And Rendering Of Ink Bamboo Painting, Yangyang He

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis describes an algorithm that generates various ink bamboo paintings. First, a completely procedural model is used to generate the geometric shape of bamboos. The model uses a grammar-like approach that recursively generates new parts of the bamboo in a randomized manner. The random parameters are bounded by rules that simulate the natural form of bamboo.

The structure of the bamboo is represented line segments with directions. Various ink stroke sprites of stalk, branch, or leaf shapes are mapped to line segments, using reverse mapping and bilinear sampling to eliminate aliasing effects. The sprites are mapped in different degrees ...


Domestic Workers In Hong Kong: Their Stories, Self-Perception, And Their Portrayal In Hong Kong And Filipino Media, Lauren Ernst May 2018

Domestic Workers In Hong Kong: Their Stories, Self-Perception, And Their Portrayal In Hong Kong And Filipino Media, Lauren Ernst

Senior Theses

Foreign domestic helpers are one of the most common and unique sights in current-day Hong Kong. On the weekdays, they can be seen walking dogs, taking children to school, and completing chores around the house. On Sundays, they flood the streets in full force, relaxing and taking advantage of their one day off a week. This population faces many challenges during their time in Hong Kong – these challenges are modern as well as historical and include financial, governmental, emotional, and social challenges. Along with the challenges of day to day life, they also face challenges in that their stories are ...


Narratives And Memory: The Nanking Atrocity, E Caitlin Brown May 2018

Narratives And Memory: The Nanking Atrocity, E Caitlin Brown

Senior Theses

Historical narratives and memories are highly-politicized and evolve in response to geopolitical developments. The Nanking Atrocity exemplifies the mutability and exploitation of historical narratives and public memory. Although the Atrocity occurred in the early stages of WWII and was adjudicated immediately following the conclusion of the war, it was not until several decades later, in the 1980s, that geopolitical shifts made the event relevant both domestically and internationally. By examining the factors that have influenced these narratives, it is possible to better comprehend the developments that have produced the highly-contested, contemporary Nanking Atrocity memories. The current international disputes between China ...


Xu Zhen & Madein Company: The Phenomenon Of Artist-Company, Qianfan Gu Jan 2018

Xu Zhen & Madein Company: The Phenomenon Of Artist-Company, Qianfan Gu

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The thesis is about the phenomenon of "artist-company" -- commercial methodologies employed by contemporary artists are determining their artworks. Taking XuZhen as a case study, it attempts to understand the phenomenon through aspects including art autonomy and institutional theories. It argues that "artist-company" is a continuation of institutional critique.


Secret_Menu, Charles K. Mai Jan 2018

Secret_Menu, Charles K. Mai

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Mao Zedong's Rise To Power: How One Man Changed The Future For The Better; Then Changed It For Himself, Shadeed Haneef Ali Ii Jan 2018

Mao Zedong's Rise To Power: How One Man Changed The Future For The Better; Then Changed It For Himself, Shadeed Haneef Ali Ii

Senior Projects Spring 2018

An in-depth look into the rise of Mao Zedong from the period of 1949-1959. talking specifically about how despite poor decisions made by Mao during both the first Five-year plan and the Great Leap Forward how he remained in power. the analysis of this is reading both the letter Peng Dehuai, his (Vice Premier) had written him in response too the decisions he had made and the overall outcome of this pinnacle Lushan conference.


Lin Yaoji: The Legend Of Violin Education In China, Bihan Li Jan 2018

Lin Yaoji: The Legend Of Violin Education In China, Bihan Li

Senior Projects Fall 2018

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


被神化的異僧 : 從《濟公全傳》分析濟公形象及其背後意蘊, Wan Ting Wong Jan 2018

被神化的異僧 : 從《濟公全傳》分析濟公形象及其背後意蘊, Wan Ting Wong

Dissertations from all years

濟公是中國家傳戶曉的人物,說起濟公,大多人的第一印象都是瘋瘋癲癲的。他衣著破舊、行為反常、酒肉不離身,是一個不守佛門戒律的和尚。然而,這位不受佛門認可的和尚卻在凡間混得如魚得水,不少高官顯貴都尊稱他一聲「聖僧」,而百姓更是視他如「活佛」。濟公看似是一個普通的和尚,但他卻擁有神通、仙藥,破爛的衣衫是降魔伏妖的神器。濟公身上充滿神秘色彩,亦具有極大的研究空間。本文以清代郭小亭《濟公全傳》(全稱《評演濟公傳》)為研究重心,分析濟公在作品中的不同形象,及與社會、佛教的關係。

本論文主要分為四部分:第一章為導言。第二章分析濟公的文本形象及其表達的社會意義,當中他的形象將會以丐、俠、藥、癲、聖五方面逐一剖析。第三章闡釋濟公和傳統佛教、民間宗教的關係。第四章則為全文總結。


《論語》「克己復禮為仁」探析 : 以江聲之說為討論中心, Wai Yan Lee Jan 2018

《論語》「克己復禮為仁」探析 : 以江聲之說為討論中心, Wai Yan Lee

Dissertations from all years

《論語》「克己復禮為仁」一章,為顏淵向孔夫子問仁。自來眾家看法,爭議不斷。本文試以清人江聲之說重探此章的意思。江聲之說上承其師惠棟,以文字訓詁為據,解讀當中義理。更考慮到語境問題,從顏淵的性格、處世態度的角度,思考孔夫子如何回答顏淵對仁的提問,一貫因材施教。最後,本文將梳理及綜合分析孔夫子如何向其他學生解釋仁,從宏觀全面的角度審視「仁」的中心思想,從而分析江聲之說是否合乎仁的整體思想。

江聲詮釋「克己復禮為仁」為:透過親身肩任修身以歸本,就是仁。相較各家,江聲之說較合乎原文意思。歸納箇中原因有三:第一,江聲對「克」、「己」二字的解釋帶有主動積極踐「仁」之義,更合整章的意思及仁的思想。第二,江聲以訓詁的方法詮解整章,在客觀漢學基礎上作考據、求義理。第三,其詮解能緊扣顏淵的語境,並扣緊「仁」與「禮」之間關係,亦兼容各家之說。


論張愛玲與白先勇小說的失婚女性:以〈傾城之戀〉、〈金鎖記〉、〈玉卿嫂〉及〈金大奶奶〉為例, Lok Tung Choi Jan 2018

論張愛玲與白先勇小說的失婚女性:以〈傾城之戀〉、〈金鎖記〉、〈玉卿嫂〉及〈金大奶奶〉為例, Lok Tung Choi

Dissertations from all years

白先勇與張愛玲皆是深受兩岸三地所愛戴且關注的作家,兩人有不錯相似之處︰中西兼家;承襲《紅》學;貴族之後等等。因此,王德威稱白先勇為六十年代私淑張愛玲最有成就者亦無可厚非,及後學界對張愛玲與白先勇的對讀研究更是絡絡不絕。張愛玲與白先勇小說的女性形象均相當突出,但卻鮮有研究針對兩人作品的互文性。

失婚女性一直為中國現代文學的重點書寫對象, 如魯迅的〈祝福〉、郁達夫的〈遲桂花〉及許地山的〈商人婦〉等。可是大部份作家筆下的失婚女性和張愛玲與白先勇所寫的卻有所不同。

本文將著重研究張愛玲的〈傾城之戀〉、〈金鎖記〉及白先勇的〈玉卿嫂〉、〈金大奶奶〉中的失婚女性,將其故事結構有系統地拆解、對比,並尋找其中同中之異。其次,將二人的作品放在中國現代文學史的版圖中,尋找與其他的作品,以把二人的作品更清晰地定位。最後,在分析故事結構的過程中,輔以作家的散文作文本互涉,從而尋找張愛玲與白先勇的作品中找出其互文關係。