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Review Of: Aspect In Mandarin Chinese: A Corpus-Based Study, Edward J. Vajda Sep 2007

Review Of: Aspect In Mandarin Chinese: A Corpus-Based Study, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

The authors of this study pursue two goals. Citing examples from a large corpus of texts rather than relying primarily on native-speaker intuitions, they provide a fine-grained account of how aspect operates on both the lexical and sentential levels in contemporary Mandarin Chinese. Based on this description, they propose a number of refinements to currently existing general theories of aspect. The accompanying discussion revisits such important issues as the difference between aspect and Aktionsart, situation aspect vs. viewpoint aspect, contextual levels of analysis, and the notion of time vs. space in definitions of event boundedness.


Hao Bu Hao: A Survival Guide For Zhejiang University, Jenna N. D’Amico May 2007

Hao Bu Hao: A Survival Guide For Zhejiang University, Jenna N. D’Amico

Senior Honors Projects

In an ever-expanding global society, we must learn to embrace other cultures much different from our own. The University of Rhode Island’s International Engineering Program has opened several opportunities for students to work and live in an environment much different from that in Kingston, the most recent one being at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. The first group was sent to Hangzhou during the summer of 2006 for seven weeks to learn Mandarin and learn about the Far East. The fourteen of us lived in a dorm, studied Mandarin Chinese, visited cultural and historical sites, and took in ...


An Introduction To Chinese Philosophy, Chenyang Li Jan 2007

An Introduction To Chinese Philosophy, Chenyang Li

Chenyang Li

No abstract provided.


Li As Cultural Grammar, Chenyang Li Jan 2007

Li As Cultural Grammar, Chenyang Li

Chenyang Li

No abstract provided.


The Spiritual World Of A Hakka Village, Sharon A. Carstens Jan 2007

The Spiritual World Of A Hakka Village, Sharon A. Carstens

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper examines spiritual beliefs and practices in the Hakka Malaysian community of Pulai, focusing on the pantheon of deities and spirits worshipped and propitiated; the system of local beliefs in the power and efficacy of these deities; and the manner in which individuals and families have reproduced and altered these spiritual beliefs over time. Unlike my previous writings about religion in Pulai, which have emphasized the sociological components of local religion practices, my goal here is to explore the cosmological system, world view, and system of meanings conveyed through religious practices in this Hakka village.

As with many Chinese ...


The Power Of Position: Bejing University, Intellectuals, And Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929, Thomas D. Curran Ph.D. Jan 2007

The Power Of Position: Bejing University, Intellectuals, And Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929, Thomas D. Curran Ph.D.

History Faculty Publications

Book review by Thomas D. Curran.

Weston, Timothy B. The Power of Position: Bejing University, Intellectuals, And Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.

ISBN 9780520237674


In War And Famine: Missionaries In China's Honan Province In The 1940s, Thomas D. Curran Ph.D. Jan 2007

In War And Famine: Missionaries In China's Honan Province In The 1940s, Thomas D. Curran Ph.D.

History Faculty Publications

Book review by Thomas D. Curran.

Christensen, Erleen J. In War and Famine: Missionaries in Chinas Honan Province in the 1940s. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-07735-28523-9.


In The Shadow Of The Rising Sun: Shanghai Under Japanese Occupation, Thomas D. Curran Ph.D. Jan 2007

In The Shadow Of The Rising Sun: Shanghai Under Japanese Occupation, Thomas D. Curran Ph.D.

History Faculty Publications

Book review by Thomas D. Curran.

Henriot, Christian and Wen-hsin Yeh, eds. In the Shadow of the Rising Sim: Shanghai under Japanese Occupation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.


Policing Chinese Politics: A History, Thomas D. Curran Ph.D. Jan 2007

Policing Chinese Politics: A History, Thomas D. Curran Ph.D.

History Faculty Publications

Book review by Thomas D. Curran.

Dutton, Michael. Policing Chinese Politics: A History. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.

ISBN 9780822334774


Images For Iconoclasts: Images Of Confucius In The Cultural Revolution, Deborah A. Sommer (司馬黛蘭) Jan 2007

Images For Iconoclasts: Images Of Confucius In The Cultural Revolution, Deborah A. Sommer (司馬黛蘭)

Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Confucius died and was buried in 479 B.C.E., and he was never seen again. Or so one would think. “You may forget me as I once was,” Confucius reminds us in the Zhuangzi, "but there is something unforgettable about me that will still live on." Confucius’s physical frame was concealed from sight below ground, but his body and face were not forgotten either by his followers or his detractors, each of whom remembered him (or remembered him) in different ways. People created semblances of Confucius that reflected their own visions of the past, and constructions of his ...


Book Review: Strangers In The City: The Atlanta Chinese, And Their Community And Stories Of Their Lives By Jianli Zhao, Tim Engles Jan 2007

Book Review: Strangers In The City: The Atlanta Chinese, And Their Community And Stories Of Their Lives By Jianli Zhao, Tim Engles

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Strangers In The City: The Atlanta Chinese, And Their Community And Stories Of Their Lives By Jianli Zhao, Tim Engles Jan 2007

Book Review: Strangers In The City: The Atlanta Chinese, And Their Community And Stories Of Their Lives By Jianli Zhao, Tim Engles

Tim Engles

No abstract provided.


五十年代《中國學生周報》文藝版研究, Siu Kwong Ng Jan 2007

五十年代《中國學生周報》文藝版研究, Siu Kwong Ng

Theses & Dissertations

五十年代的香港逐漸出現不同類型的綜合性文化刊物,而由右派機構如友聯出版社所編的一系列學生刊物,對香港以至東南亞一帶的文藝發展有深遠的影響。友聯編輯出版的報刊包括《祖國周刊》、《大學生活》、《中國學生周報》(以下簡稱《周報》)以及《兒童樂園》,儘管它們的編輯方針有不同的取向,但是其中以學生為名的兩份,最初的共同目標都是為流亡於東南亞一帶的中國青年而編,透過文化宣傳凝聚青年力量,並為他們指引「正確」 的升學出路。

本研究以五十年代的《周報》文藝版為例,是由於這段時期最能代表當代香港青年如何受到學生報刊的影響。他們參與學生報刊的園地,其中不同的時期的發展,都能夠體現香港文藝的各種特點。而且《周報》本身的跨地域發展,影響遍及整個東南亞,其代表性更遠超其他學生報刊,對往後種種文化討論提供重要研究資料。

本研究的第一章會先解釋研究概況、方法和範圍,並闡明文藝版的定義。 第二章以宏觀的角度,整理和分析編輯方針與文藝發展的關係。第三章梳理和探討《周報》文藝版如何保存中國傳統文化。第四章則分析不同時期的西方文藝介紹工作,並歸納當中的文藝特質。第五章探討文藝版的學生創作版, 歸納和分析不同時期的文藝風氣。最後第六章是總結,嘗試評定《周報》文藝版的價值和貢獻。


Book Review: Strangers In The City: The Atlanta Chinese, And Their Community And Stories Of Their Lives By Jianli Zhao, Tim Engles Jan 2007

Book Review: Strangers In The City: The Atlanta Chinese, And Their Community And Stories Of Their Lives By Jianli Zhao, Tim Engles

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


改編與傳統道德 : 唐滌生戲曲研究(1954-1959), So Yee, Suyi Chen Jan 2007

改編與傳統道德 : 唐滌生戲曲研究(1954-1959), So Yee, Suyi Chen

Theses & Dissertations

唐滌生於一九五四至一九五九年間,多次改編古典文學作品,推敲增刪,把經典轉化為另一部經典。戲曲早已是中國文學中不能或缺的一部份,而粵劇作為戲曲文學的一員,當中亦不乏傳世佳作。適逢五、六十年代是香港粵劇的鼎盛之年,既造就唐滌生編劇之能,唐滌生也以劇作的文學價值成就粵劇。

本文以道德教化作討論軸心,探勘唐滌生如何改編古典名著。第一章導言, 先論改編作品的價值及釐清本文方向,繼而按劇分章論述其改編之法;第二章以主題的轉換探討唐滌生如何改編《牡丹亭》成《牡丹亭驚夢》;第三章是〈《琵 琶記》:天人不甚感應〉,研讀唐滌生對傳統理念的存疑及更動;第四章以敘事結構的改換閱讀《六月雪》;第五章:〈《帝女花》:隱含的忠孝精神〉,細察唐滌生如何透過寫作手法改寫文本,不動聲色地傳述忠孝精神;人物是劇作家的代言人,模塑兼具個性與感情的人物卻殊不容易,第六章即以此為題開展討論《香 囊記》;第七章以劇作討論的基礎重申改編的價值,並以肯定唐滌生作品的地位作結。


This Time He Moves! The Deeper Significance Of Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Radical Break In Good Men, Good Women, James N. Udden Jan 2007

This Time He Moves! The Deeper Significance Of Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Radical Break In Good Men, Good Women, James N. Udden

Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty Publications

Following the recent success of Taiwanese film directors, such as Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang, Ang Lee and Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwanese film is raising its profile in contemporary cinema. This collection presents an exciting and ambitious foray into the cultural politics of contemporary Taiwan film that goes beyond the auterist mode, the nation-state argument and vestiges of the New Cinema.

Cinema Taiwan considers the complex problems of popularity, conflicts between transnational capital and local practice, non-fiction and independent filmmaking as emerging modes of address, and new possibilities of forging vibrant film cultures embedded in national (identity) politics, gender/sexuality and community ...


Intercultural Learning Via Instant Messenger Interaction, Li Jin Dec 2006

Intercultural Learning Via Instant Messenger Interaction, Li Jin

Li Jin

This paper reports a qualitative study investigating the viability of instant messenger (IM) interaction to facilitate intercultural learning in a foreign language class. Eight students in a Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) class participated in the study. Each student was paired with a native speaker (NS) of Chinese, and each pair collaborated on eight intercultural-learning tasks over a 2-month period through IM. Data were collected through an ethnographic survey, intercultural sensitivity scale, follow-up interviews, the researcher's reflective journal, and participants' IM conversation transcripts. The results showed that student participants' intercultural interaction engagement and attentiveness steadily increased, they developed ...


Computer-Mediated Peer Response In A Level-Iv Esl Academic Writing Class: A Cultural Historical Activity Theoretical Perspective, Li Jin Dec 2006

Computer-Mediated Peer Response In A Level-Iv Esl Academic Writing Class: A Cultural Historical Activity Theoretical Perspective, Li Jin

Li Jin

Very few studies focus on how English as a second language (ESL) students’ agency and their unique histories as an integral part of the social cultural environment influence his or her participation in computer-mediated peer response tasks, particularly in a multimedia-based synchronous communication environment. Considering each ESL student as an active agency with unique historical bearings, the dissertation investigated ESL students’ participation in computer-mediated peer response (CMPR) tasks that used instant messenger (IM) as the communication technology between students from the cultural historical activity theoretical (CHAT) perspective, which views all human interaction as a dynamic developmental process. A case study ...


The Paradox Of Ethnic Minority Development In Beijing, Reza Hasmath Dec 2006

The Paradox Of Ethnic Minority Development In Beijing, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

The educational attainments of Beijing’s permanent ethnic minority population out perform or are on par with the dominant, local Hans. Yet, the Han demographic disproportionately dominates the high-wage, education-intensive employment sectors. What accounts for this paradox? What does this signify regarding the management of ethnic difference in the capital city? And how do we improve this situation? Drawing upon recent research, this paper will offer sociological explanations to answer these questions. Moreover, it will further suggest strategies for enhancing the development of ethnic minorities in Beijing.


Social Development In The Tibet Autonomous Region: A Contemporary And Historical Analysis, Reza Hasmath, Jennifer Yj Hsu Dec 2006

Social Development In The Tibet Autonomous Region: A Contemporary And Historical Analysis, Reza Hasmath, Jennifer Yj Hsu

Reza Hasmath

This paper will historically examine social development outcomes in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) in respect to poverty eradication, education and employment, health care and social integration. Moreover, it will offer tangible advice for improving future social development work in TAR. The main theoretical approach is a literature and policy review of social development in TAR from 1951 to present. Seemingly Tibet’s social development strategy has been achieved through a strong top-down approach. However, the road ahead for TAR once basic needs are satisfactorily met, is a move towards a participatory approach, whereby Tibetans can directly contribute and have ...