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The Legacy Of Crossdressing In Tanci: A Histoire Of Heroic Women And Men, Li Guo Dec 2011

The Legacy Of Crossdressing In Tanci: A Histoire Of Heroic Women And Men, Li Guo

Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

This essay studies a tanci work, A Histoire of Heroic Women and Men (1905), as a case which reflects the intersecting themes of crossdressing, gender representation and the literary form of tanci. Written tanci, appropriated and redeveloped by educated women to tell stories of female crossdressers, scholars, and military leaders, offers a meaningful intervention in the dominant social and cultural discourses of womanhood in late imperial China. In the fictional realm, women’s acts of crossdressing transcend the Confucian ideological prescriptions of feminine identity, displaying their heroic efforts to pursue autonomy in a patriarchal culture. This essay will analyze how ...


Making History Anew: Feminine Melodrama In Eileen Chang's Love In A Fallen City, Li Guo Dec 2011

Making History Anew: Feminine Melodrama In Eileen Chang's Love In A Fallen City, Li Guo

Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

This essay will explore the narrative mode of feminine melodrama in Love in a Fallen City, a novella by the Shanghainese writer Eileen Chang (1920–1995). Chang has gained international fame for her depiction of Chinese women in the tumultuous transitional period prior to the modern era, especially traditional women figures that are in stark contrast with the New Woman ideal portrayed by her contemporary writers. Born in Shanghai, Chang was a descendant of an eminent late imperial official and received western education in Hong Kong under the influence of her open-minded mother. A literary sensation at the age of ...


Live Confucian: The Newsletter Of The Confucius Institute Of Pace University December 2011, Confucius Institute Pace University Dec 2011

Live Confucian: The Newsletter Of The Confucius Institute Of Pace University December 2011, Confucius Institute Pace University

Live Confucian

A newsletter of the Confucius Institute, Pace University.

The Confucius Institute at Pace Universi­ty is dedicated to providing Chinese lan­guage and cultural education, resources,and services to meet the needs of people from all backgrounds.


Analysis: China Looks Across Asia And Sees New Threats, Reuters, Nov. 10, 2011, Zheng Wang Nov 2011

Analysis: China Looks Across Asia And Sees New Threats, Reuters, Nov. 10, 2011, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


《崛起了,为什么朋友越来越少?》 (With The Rise Of China, Why Beijing Has Fewer And Fewer Friends?). Singapore: Lianhe Zaobao, October 27, 2011., Zheng Wang Oct 2011

《崛起了,为什么朋友越来越少?》 (With The Rise Of China, Why Beijing Has Fewer And Fewer Friends?). Singapore: Lianhe Zaobao, October 27, 2011., Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

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.


《中国的外交政策:强硬还是软弱?》 (China’S Foreign Policy: Soft Or Assertive?). Singapore: Lianhe Zaobao, September 18, 2011., Zheng Wang Sep 2011

《中国的外交政策:强硬还是软弱?》 (China’S Foreign Policy: Soft Or Assertive?). Singapore: Lianhe Zaobao, September 18, 2011., Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Reflections On Teaching Chinese Language Films At American Colleges, Haili Kong Sep 2011

Reflections On Teaching Chinese Language Films At American Colleges, Haili Kong

Chinese Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Being Blacklisted By China, And What Can Be Learned From It, James A. Milward Aug 2011

Being Blacklisted By China, And What Can Be Learned From It, James A. Milward

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

Bloomberg, and more recently The Washington Post, have run stories about the visa problems of scholars who contributed to Xinjiang: China’s Muslim Borderland, a volume edited by Frederick Starr and published by M.E. Sharpe in 2004. The Bloomberg piece was exhaustively reported; the reporters who wrote it, Dan Golden and Oliver Staley, conducted interviews with Chinese as well as western participants in the episode, and all in all did a good job with a complicated story. Inevitably, however, the Bloomberg piece creates some misconceptions, and these are as likely to be reinforced as cleared up in news reports ...


From Marriage Revolution To Revolutionary Marriage: Marriage Practice Of The Chinese Communist Party In Modern Era, 1910s-1950s, Wei Xu Aug 2011

From Marriage Revolution To Revolutionary Marriage: Marriage Practice Of The Chinese Communist Party In Modern Era, 1910s-1950s, Wei Xu

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This dissertation focuses on exploring the myth of ―revolutionary marriage‖, a popular and lasting marriage tradition of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The concept of ―revolutionary marriage‖ came out of a marriage revolution initiated by the May Fourth radicals in order to challenge the traditional marriage system. This term was then borrowed by the early Chinese Communists who used it to describe their socialist marriage ideal. However, regarding the CCP‘s marriage policy, there was always a gap between the progressive ideals and the conservative realities. In every piece of propaganda the CCP swore to completely overthrow the feudal arranged ...


《解決南中国海僵局需要新思维》 (New Thinking Is Necessary In Solving The South China Sea Stalemate). Singapore: Lianhe Zaobao, July 17, 2011., Zheng Wang Jul 2011

《解決南中国海僵局需要新思维》 (New Thinking Is Necessary In Solving The South China Sea Stalemate). Singapore: Lianhe Zaobao, July 17, 2011., Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


China’S Relations With South Asia: From Threat Avoidance To Development Opportunity, Jonathan Ping Jul 2011

China’S Relations With South Asia: From Threat Avoidance To Development Opportunity, Jonathan Ping

Jonathan H. Ping

This paper offers a historical overview of PR China’s relations with South Asia (from 1949 to the present). The South Asian region covering Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Burma/Myanmar has been attracting growing international attention in recent years. PR China has become one of the main external actors to involve itself in the region. In this respect, the paper addresses the main elements of PR China’s current relations with the South Asian states and offers several case studies of Beijing’s relations with the region. The investigation also outlines the likely trajectories of ...


Using Tasks Effectively To Teach Chinese As A Foreign Language To College Students In The U.S.A., Shengjie Lu May 2011

Using Tasks Effectively To Teach Chinese As A Foreign Language To College Students In The U.S.A., Shengjie Lu

Theses

No abstract provided.


Live Confucian: The Newsletter Of The Confucius Institute Of Pace University May 2011, Confucius Institute Pace University May 2011

Live Confucian: The Newsletter Of The Confucius Institute Of Pace University May 2011, Confucius Institute Pace University

Live Confucian

A newsletter of the Confucius Institute, Pace University.

The Confucius Institute at Pace Universi­ty is dedicated to providing Chinese lan­guage and cultural education, resources,and services to meet the needs of people from all backgrounds.


Uncoiling The Modern Sino-American Relationship, Amanda Mcatee Apr 2011

Uncoiling The Modern Sino-American Relationship, Amanda Mcatee

Psi Sigma Siren

For this particular paper I seek to qualify the true nature of the Sino-American relationship as it has developed over the last quarter of the twentieth century. To more fully appreciate the complex relationship that evolved between such seemingly antithetical nations, I will critically review both James Mann‘s About Face: A History of America’s Curious Relationship with China, From Nixon to Clinton and Margaret MacMillan‘s Nixon and Mao: The Week that Changed the World. This paper will specifically focus on evaluating the similarities and inconsistencies between Mann‘s and MacMillan‘s theses, elucidate the structural differences between ...


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.


Harmonious World: The Confucius Institute And Asian Studies At The University Of New Hampshire, Laura Roach Apr 2011

Harmonious World: The Confucius Institute And Asian Studies At The University Of New Hampshire, Laura Roach

Inquiry Journal 2011

No abstract provided.


尼西黑陶: A Study Of Tibetan Black Pottery, Catherine Elliott Apr 2011

尼西黑陶: A Study Of Tibetan Black Pottery, Catherine Elliott

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This paper addresses the contemporary production of traditional crafts through a close study of Tibetan black pottery. By considering the traditional process, materials, and techniques of Nixi pottery alongside contemporary changes in markets, resource availability, and production methods, this paper suggests possible directions for the development of traditional crafts. Ultimately, the paper challenges traditional distinctions between “arts” and “crafts,” suggesting the inherent mobility of crafts as their makers respond to changes in the social, political, and economic contexts of production.


Review Of Artistic And Cultural Exchanges Between Europe And Asia, 1400-1900. Michael North, Ed., Rivi Handler-Spitz Mar 2011

Review Of Artistic And Cultural Exchanges Between Europe And Asia, 1400-1900. Michael North, Ed., Rivi Handler-Spitz

Rivi Handler-Spitz

No abstract provided.


The Lotus Sutra, James Shields Jan 2011

The Lotus Sutra, James Shields

Faculty Contributions to Books

No abstract provided.


Literacy And Cultural Assimilation In Rural China: A Report From The Interior, Amanda C.R. Clark Jan 2011

Literacy And Cultural Assimilation In Rural China: A Report From The Interior, Amanda C.R. Clark

Library Faculty Scholarship

The American Library Association has long been concerned with the promotion of literacy, particularly as it pertains to the equity and global universality of access to information. When libraries focus on the accessibility of information, literacy is understandably an initial step in the process. This essay focuses on challenges to literacy in rural China, and how technology may be improving access to information for many of the inland population.


Chinese Reverse Mergers, Accounting Regimes, And The Rule Of Law In China, Benjamin A. Templin Jan 2011

Chinese Reverse Mergers, Accounting Regimes, And The Rule Of Law In China, Benjamin A. Templin

Benjamin A. Templin

In 2010, federal regulators and politicians became increasingly concerned over the accounting practices of Chinese companies that trade on U.S. stock exchanges. In particular, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) targeted companies that went public through a process called the reverse merger. The instances of fraud became so widespread, regulators and commentators coined the term Chinese Reverse Merger (“CRM”) in order to describe a sector where investors assume the risk of accounting irregularities. Although CRMs must comply with international accounting standards, a weak rule of law in China has resulted in poor implementation and enforcement of its accounting regime ...


Not Drowning But Waving?, Tom Bannister Jan 2011

Not Drowning But Waving?, Tom Bannister

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

There are many migrant workers in China. Look from any urban window and you will doubtless see several hundred constructing the next high-rise apartment block in that city’s endless stream of development. The migrant worker is one of the most remarkable features of the reform era; with numbers in the range of 200 million, they represent around 3% of the world’s population and would form the world’s fifth most populous country. Together they have created the phenomenon of China’s ‘floating population’ (Liudong renkou, 流动人口), the largest peacetime movement of people in history. However, this is not ...


Shanghai Spaces And Histories: Thoughts On Reading Qiu Xiaolong’S Years Of Red Dust, Daisy Yan Du Jan 2011

Shanghai Spaces And Histories: Thoughts On Reading Qiu Xiaolong’S Years Of Red Dust, Daisy Yan Du

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

In Shanghai Modern, Leo Lee, a prominent specialist in Chinese literary studies, focuses much of his attention on urban space as a marker of modernity in Republican Shanghai (1912-1949). His mappings of the city include places that are located mostly in the concessions, where Western (and later Japanese) influences dominated: the high-rise buildings in the Bund, the department stores located on or near Nanjing Road, and the cafes in the French Concession, as well as dance halls, public parks, race clubs, and cinemas. Lee also touches upon the lanes populated by native Chinese, but his main focus is on the ...


China Beat On Break Jan 2011

China Beat On Break

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

We’re going to put China Beat on hiatus from now until early July so I can get settled in Shanghai (where I’ll be based for the next couple of months) and all of our consulting editors and contributors can enjoy some summer vacation.


Excerpt: The Tree That Bleeds: A Uighur Town On The Edge, Nick Holdstock Jan 2011

Excerpt: The Tree That Bleeds: A Uighur Town On The Edge, Nick Holdstock

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

Nick Holdstock, who readers might remember from a piece on the 2009 riots in Xinjiang he posted here last month, has a new book coming out later this week from Luath Press. In The Tree That Bleeds: A Uighur Town on the Edge, Holdstock recounts the story of his year teaching English in Yining, a border town that in 1997 saw an outbreak of violence, and his efforts to discover the truth about what happened there. Here, in two excerpts from the book’s introduction, Holdstock explains what brought him to Yining and describes his journey to and first encounters ...


China’S Water Challenges: A Quick Q & A With Environmental Historian Kenneth Pomeranz, Jeffrey Wasserstrom Jan 2011

China’S Water Challenges: A Quick Q & A With Environmental Historian Kenneth Pomeranz, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

Ken Pomeranz, Kate Merkel-Hess and I had various reasons for launching this blog at the start of 2008. One thing that led us to start the venture, at a time when Kate was the only one of us with any blogging experience, was simply a sense that some of the things that we were saying to one another over lunch and in the hallways at UC Irvine might be of interest to people in other places who were working on, living in, or just curious about China. As much as the venture has developed since then (adding new contributors continually ...


Ai Weiwei At The Venice Biennale, Jon Wiener Jan 2011

Ai Weiwei At The Venice Biennale, Jon Wiener

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

At the world’s biggest art event this summer, the Venice Biennale, the world’s most famous imprisoned artist, Ai Weiwei, was not exactly neglected—but his case received virtually no official acknowledgment.


Asia’S Disappearing Daughters, Jeffrey Wasserstrom Jan 2011

Asia’S Disappearing Daughters, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

Last week witnessed the publication of Mara Hvistendahl’s Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men (Public Affairs, 2011), and over the weekend my take on the book appeared online at the recently relaunched Asian Review of Books. That review is reposted here with the kind permission of the ARB, almost exactly as it ran there. Those who are interested in learning more about Hvistendahl’s arguments after reading my essay can, of course, buy the book, but U.S.-based followers of the blog have another option as well: catch one ...


Your Discourse Or Mine?, Silvia Lindtner Jan 2011

Your Discourse Or Mine?, Silvia Lindtner

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

As scholars we speak frequently in public and are confronted with various interpretations of our work by others who at times do not share our own viewpoints. Though this often brings with it excitement at the opportunity to form bridges between academic and other discourses, reaching audiences beyond our own disciplines and engaging a wider public still remains a challenge for many of us. We look at these conversations as opportunities for further debate, for mutual learning, and for being introduced to different perspectives on our work. At times, how one’s work finds resonance elsewhere surprises, illuminating the scholar ...