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The Next Hu, Zheng Wang Dec 2012

The Next Hu, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The Media Is A Funhouse Mirror: Comparing Economic Interaction Issues In The U.S. And Chinese Media, Yiye Zhang Dec 2012

The Media Is A Funhouse Mirror: Comparing Economic Interaction Issues In The U.S. And Chinese Media, Yiye Zhang

Master's Theses

ABSTRACT

This project studied the differences between mainstream news reporting in the U.S. and China. I employed content analysis to analyze the major features of 427 news reports about the economic interaction between the two countries. The research focused on the key media frames in the two sets of news media, the factors that shaped these media frames, and the real meanings behind those reports. The study found both similarities and differences. The two sets of media showed significant differences in their reporting of news and events about economic issues in terms of the selection of topics, and the ...


Why Chinese Neo-Confucian Women Made A Fetish Of Small Feet, Aubrey L. Mcmahan Dec 2012

Why Chinese Neo-Confucian Women Made A Fetish Of Small Feet, Aubrey L. Mcmahan

Grand Valley Journal of History

Abstract for “Why Chinese Neo-Confucian Women Made a Fetish of Small Feet

This paper explores the source of the traditional practice of Chinese footbinding which first gained popularity at the end of the Tang dynasty and continued to flourish until the last half of the twentieth century.[1] Derived initially from court concubines whose feet were formed to represent an attractive “deer lady” from an Indian tale, footbinding became a wide-spread symbol among the Chinese of obedience, pecuniary reputability, and Confucianism, among other things.[2],[3] Drawing on the analyses of such scholars as Beverly Jackson, Valerie Steele and John ...


Understanding Africa’S China Policy: A Test Of Dependency Theory And A Study Of African Motivations In Increasing Engagement With China, Nkemjika E. Kalu Dec 2012

Understanding Africa’S China Policy: A Test Of Dependency Theory And A Study Of African Motivations In Increasing Engagement With China, Nkemjika E. Kalu

Political Science Department -- Theses, Dissertations, and Student Scholarship

African states are increasingly engaging with China--politically, socially and economically--especially through the machinations of the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). This dissertation asserts that Africans are willing partners of the Chinese, motivated by their state-centric belief that engagement with China is in their national interest. This assertion contradicts the assumption of most literature to date that appears to borrow from the logic of dependency theory and presents African nations as pawns, subject to the demands of a dominant and exploitative China, who is benefiting at Africa’s expense. Economic trends from the decade before the launch of the FOCAC and ...


Just Sing What You Want To Say: The Importance Of Linguistic Tone In Bai Songs, Lisa Andrews Dec 2012

Just Sing What You Want To Say: The Importance Of Linguistic Tone In Bai Songs, Lisa Andrews

Masters Theses

The Bai people, a minority group in the People's Republic of China numbering at least 1.6 million, live mostly in the Dali Autonomous Prefecture in northwest Yunnan. Historically, Bai from the central region would gather annually at the base of Shibaoshan Mountain to sing partner style love songs in search for a suitable marriage partner; today, this time is marked by a three-day festival officially titled "Shibaoshan." The annual song competition invites skilled singers to spontaneously compose melodies in response to their counterpart, crafting lyrics to flatter or tease their singing partner. The study quantifies the close relationship ...


A Comprehensive Study Of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, And Comparison, Per Maximilian Gasseholm Dec 2012

A Comprehensive Study Of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, And Comparison, Per Maximilian Gasseholm

Social Sciences

Today complimentary medicine is being increasingly sought out. Ayurveda and TCM, are among the oldest systems of medicine and have been developed for over thousands of years in India and China respectively. This paper details the philosophies, medical theories, anatomy, diagnosis, and treatments of both of these systems, including a comparison. Both of these modalities of healing operate with a microcosm – macrocosm paradigm. This makes them fundamentally similar, and compatible with each other. Ayurveda uses Tridoshic theory to apply treatments ranging from diet, massage, meditation, yoga among other therapies to bring Vata, Pitta, and Kapha into balance. TCM is based ...


From “Top-Down” To “Middle-Out”: China And Japan Can Reconcile Their Relationship, Zheng Wang Nov 2012

From “Top-Down” To “Middle-Out”: China And Japan Can Reconcile Their Relationship, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Book Review: H-Net, By Zachary Fredman (December, 2012), Zheng Wang Nov 2012

Book Review: H-Net, By Zachary Fredman (December, 2012), Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


“无知少女”与民主党的长期执政前景 (《东方早报》, 2012-11-27), Zheng Wang Nov 2012

“无知少女”与民主党的长期执政前景 (《东方早报》, 2012-11-27), Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


汪铮:中美同步换届 应调整彼此外交政策, 凤凰卫视, 2012年11月15日, Zheng Wang Nov 2012

汪铮:中美同步换届 应调整彼此外交政策, 凤凰卫视, 2012年11月15日, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


汪铮:奥巴马新政府涉华官员影响美对华政策, 凤凰卫视, 2012年11月14日, Zheng Wang Nov 2012

汪铮:奥巴马新政府涉华官员影响美对华政策, 凤凰卫视, 2012年11月14日, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Book Presentation: "Understanding Chinese Nationalism: Historical Memory In Chinese Politics And Foreign Relations." Woodrow Wilson Center, Nov. 13, 2012, Zheng Wang Nov 2012

Book Presentation: "Understanding Chinese Nationalism: Historical Memory In Chinese Politics And Foreign Relations." Woodrow Wilson Center, Nov. 13, 2012, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


汪铮:美国大选拿中国说事证明了中国的崛起, 凤凰卫视, 2012年11月7日, Zheng Wang Nov 2012

汪铮:美国大选拿中国说事证明了中国的崛起, 凤凰卫视, 2012年11月7日, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


汪铮:中美关系发生变化 已成为利益共同体, 凤凰卫视, 2012年11月7日, Zheng Wang Nov 2012

汪铮:中美关系发生变化 已成为利益共同体, 凤凰卫视, 2012年11月7日, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


汪铮:奥巴马罗姆尼为何避谈具体大政方针, 凤凰卫视, 2012年11月6 日, Zheng Wang Nov 2012

汪铮:奥巴马罗姆尼为何避谈具体大政方针, 凤凰卫视, 2012年11月6 日, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


《未来十年中国必须高度重视外交》 (China Needs To Pay Greater Attentions To Foreign Policy In The Next Ten Years). Singapore: Lianhe Zaobao [联合早报], November 3, 2012., Zheng Wang Nov 2012

《未来十年中国必须高度重视外交》 (China Needs To Pay Greater Attentions To Foreign Policy In The Next Ten Years). Singapore: Lianhe Zaobao [联合早报], November 3, 2012., Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


China's Assertive Behavior Makes Neighbors Wary, Npr, Nov. 2, 2012, Zheng Wang Nov 2012

China's Assertive Behavior Makes Neighbors Wary, Npr, Nov. 2, 2012, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Never Forget National Humiliation, The Montréal Review, Zheng Wang Oct 2012

Never Forget National Humiliation, The Montréal Review, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


香港短篇小說的精神疾病書寫 (1990-2010), Pui Ting Tsang Oct 2012

香港短篇小說的精神疾病書寫 (1990-2010), Pui Ting Tsang

Theses & Dissertations

自古至今,疾病是文學反覆吟誦的母題。香港文學發展至今,以精神疾病作為敘事對象的作品不勝枚舉。九十年代以後的精神疾病書寫,更呈現一種眾聲喧嘩(Hetroglossia)的狀態。

疾病作為時代苦悶的象徵,是展示社會面貌及人文精神的重要表述符號, 因而在文學的主題表現上有舉足輕重的地位。精神疾病的敘事更以心靈為文本,逼視個人或社會的病態。審視兩岸三地文學發展的脈絡,在現代主義的熱潮薰陶,及社會動盪的政局與經濟發展下,精神疾病書寫的文學形式便應運而生。作家為精神疾病披上藝術的外衣,形塑扭曲的人文及都市的多維面貌,為小說提供種種歧義的解讀,增加作品闡釋的空間與美學價值。可惜到目前為止, 香港文學對精神疾病敘事的研究並不足夠。

因此,本論文以1990-2010 年間發表及出版,並以精神疾病為敘事主題的香港短篇小說作為研究對象, 結合精神病學的醫學研究成果及敘事學 (Narratology)的相關論述,以精神疾病的敘事作用作為研究框架,從「個人」 和「社會」兩個層面為切入點,分析精神疾病之於文學主題的敘事作用。最後, 探討作家如何透過(集體)書寫精神疾病,反映出香港九十年代至今的時代性, 及形塑出香港都市支離破碎、浮動而不穩定的形象,從而肯定精神疾病書寫對於香港文學的價值。


Confucian Influences On Popular Values In China And Taiwan, Lukas Danner Oct 2012

Confucian Influences On Popular Values In China And Taiwan, Lukas Danner

Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


White Snake, Black Snake Folk Narrative Meets Master Narrative In Qing Dynasty Sichuanese Cross-Stitch Medallions, Cory Willmott Oct 2012

White Snake, Black Snake Folk Narrative Meets Master Narrative In Qing Dynasty Sichuanese Cross-Stitch Medallions, Cory Willmott

Cory A. Willmott

The cross-stitch medallion in figure 1 was collected by my grandmother, Katherine Willmott, in the early 1920s when she was a missionary in Renshow, Sichuan Province, West China. Many years after I inherited it, I learned that it depicts a folk narrative called “White Snake; Black Snake” that was traditionally performed both on stage in the legitimate theaters and in Chinese shadow puppet dramas (Highbaugh n/d:6).

The story may be summarized as follows: There were two female snakes, White Snake and Black Snake, who were inseparable friends. They both changed into beautiful young women. White Snake got married ...


文苑 (重刊號第12期), 第十六屆嶺南大學學生會中文系系會 (玥弦牽) Oct 2012

文苑 (重刊號第12期), 第十六屆嶺南大學學生會中文系系會 (玥弦牽)

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Rethinking Female Voice And The Ideology Of Sound: A Study Of Stanley Kwan's Film Center Stage (1992), Li Guo Oct 2012

Rethinking Female Voice And The Ideology Of Sound: A Study Of Stanley Kwan's Film Center Stage (1992), Li Guo

Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

The article presents criticism on the film "Ruan Lingyu" ("Center Stage"), focusing on director Stanley Kwan's depiction of the female voice in terms of a feminist analysis of the body and voice of Ruan Lingyu, the silent film actress whose life is the focus of the film. Kwan's use of sound editing is highlighted, and special attention is paid to actress Maggie Cheung's portrayal of Ruan. Other topics include Ruan's suicide and China's transition to sound motion pictures.


Manifestations Of Tibetan Buddhism In Pudacuo National Park And Its Effectiveness As An Environmental Education Tool, Ellen Martin Oct 2012

Manifestations Of Tibetan Buddhism In Pudacuo National Park And Its Effectiveness As An Environmental Education Tool, Ellen Martin

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Pudacuo National Park in Shangri-la, Yunnan is mainland China’s first national park and comprehensive conservation and eco-tourism attempt. The Nature Conservancy worked with Yunnan provincial government to establish park guidelines and advocate for certain conservation measures. One of the important guidelines that The Nature Conservancy included was local cultural preservation. A primary goal of this experiment in US-modeled national parks is to ensure the longevity of traditional values and beliefs in the parkland area. Pudacuo National Park is not only attempting to conserve the local Tibetan Buddhist tradition but also is attempting to capitalize on the uniqueness of the ...


Is China A Responsible Developing Country? Climate Change Diplomacy And National Image Building, Sanna Kopra Sep 2012

Is China A Responsible Developing Country? Climate Change Diplomacy And National Image Building, Sanna Kopra

Global Asia Journal

A state’s image is an important resource for wielding national power in global politics. Its prestige and reputation often influence the interactions with other states. As an emerging superpower, China is under pressure to shoulder more responsibility for tackling global climate change. The West has criticized China as a “climate criminal” that threatens global climate stability. In response, the Chinese government implemented a series of comprehensive programs to improve its image abroad. This paper examines China’s national image building in the realm of international climate politics. It draws on the official rhetoric and policy statements to discuss the ...


Live Confucian: The Newsletter Of The Confucius Institute Of Pace University September 2012, Confucius Institute Pace University Sep 2012

Live Confucian: The Newsletter Of The Confucius Institute Of Pace University September 2012, 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.


The Question Of Legacy And The 2008 Olympic Games: An Exploration Of Post-Games Utilization Of Olympic Sport Venues In Beijing, Xiaowei Yu Aug 2012

The Question Of Legacy And The 2008 Olympic Games: An Exploration Of Post-Games Utilization Of Olympic Sport Venues In Beijing, Xiaowei Yu

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The last two decades have seen more and more cities joining the competitions for hosting the Olympic Games, resulting in soaring investments, both public and private, in Olympic-related projects. The Olympic Games have become a two-week gigantic event with tremendous costs burdening host cities. Meanwhile, the last three decades have witnessed underused facilities and lack of financial support for maintenance of the Olympic venues after the Games.

Based on previous literature, the “white elephant” effect has happened in every Olympic city during the last twenty years. In terms of Beijing, scholars have yet to substantially investigate the post-Games utilization of ...


《被历史囚禁的中日关系》 (Sino-Japanese Relations: Prisoners Of History). Singapore: Lianhe Zaobao, August 18, 2012., Zheng Wang Aug 2012

《被历史囚禁的中日关系》 (Sino-Japanese Relations: Prisoners Of History). Singapore: Lianhe Zaobao, August 18, 2012., Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


《香港:认同危机下的爱国教育》(Hong Kong: Patriotic Education Under The Crisis Of Identity). Singapore: Lianhe Zaobao, August 5, 2012., Zheng Wang Aug 2012

《香港:认同危机下的爱国教育》(Hong Kong: Patriotic Education Under The Crisis Of Identity). Singapore: Lianhe Zaobao, August 5, 2012., Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


When In China, Do As The Chinese Do? Learning Compliment Responding In A Study Abroad Program, Li Jin Jul 2012

When In China, Do As The Chinese Do? Learning Compliment Responding In A Study Abroad Program, Li Jin

Li Jin

近年来中国大陆吸引了越来越多以英语为母语的留学生。留学生在中国留学期间是否学习到并在语言行为上体现中国文化的礼节方式是个很值得研究的话题。本文使用定性分析方式研究了美国大学生在中国上海暑期语言学习期间(八周)所习得的汉语称赞答复方式及学习称赞答复的过程。考察对象为四名在美国中西部一所私立大学学习汉语,以英语为母语的学生。其中两名二年级学生,两名三年级学生。数据来源为学生参加暑期学习班初期的问卷调查,每周一次的单独采访(一共六次),学生每周的博客,及本文作者的现场观察记录。分析结果发现四名学生学习到不同的称赞答复方式,称赞答复方式的学习过程复杂并受到个人在暑期学习期间社会经历的影响。本文并讨论了影响以英语为母语学生在中国短期留学期间学习称赞答复方式的各种社会及文化因素。 Recent years have witnessed an increasing number of English-speaking students studying abroad in China. Whether these students can learn and reflect in their behaviors certain uniquely Chinese-style speech acts during their sojourn in China merits investigation. This paper reports on a case study investigating what and how four American university-level students developed knowledge and skills of compliment responding in Mandarin Chinese when they were participating in an 8-week intensive summer language program in Shanghai. Among the four participants, two were from a 2nd-year ...