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The Dao That Can Be Spoken Is Not The Eternal Dao: National Role Conceptions And The Effects On Chinese Foreign Policy Behavior, Adam Stephan Jankowski Jan 2013

The Dao That Can Be Spoken Is Not The Eternal Dao: National Role Conceptions And The Effects On Chinese Foreign Policy Behavior, Adam Stephan Jankowski

Senior Independent Study Theses

Chinese foreign policy is an extremely dynamic factor in today's world. One way of trying to describe Chinese foreign policy is by determining national role conceptions of Chinese leaders. The national role conception that Chinese leaders have plays an essential part in the development and implementation of Chinese foreign policy. The different conceptions of China's role in the international system, as determined by Chinese leaders, gives an important contribution to understanding the rise of China as a leading world power. It is obvious that different leaders have had different views regarding what China's position should be in ...


你吃了吗? Have You Eaten?: Using The Westernization Of Chinese Food To Explain The Transformation Of The Chinese Identity In America, Molly Young Jan 2013

你吃了吗? Have You Eaten?: Using The Westernization Of Chinese Food To Explain The Transformation Of The Chinese Identity In America, Molly Young

Senior Independent Study Theses

This thesis explores the changing Chinese American identity through the changes to Chinese food. Understanding one's identity is a difficult task because of its abstract nature; using a concrete element such as food, makes this task far easier. This method of using food to describe the Chinese American identity is especially helpful because of the importance placed on food in Chinese culture. For the Chinese, food is central to their identity because it is believed that the correct intake of food achieves a balance in one's life. It is also helpful, because the Chinese restaurant in America is ...


Three Appearances Of Literary Youth And A New Definition, Alexander Turner Jan 2013

Three Appearances Of Literary Youth And A New Definition, Alexander Turner

Senior Independent Study Theses

An analysis of the Chinese term "Literary Youth." Three Chinese poets were interviewed and their work analyzed in order to understand what subset of the Chinese population the term refers to, paying particular attention to historical changes in Chinese society and the effect on Literary Youth, the modern manifestation of Literary Youth, and what timeless qualities of humanity connect Literary Youth to one another.


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.


Political Alchemy, The Long Transition, And Law's Promised Empire: How July 1, 1997 Matters - And Doesn't Matter - In Hong Kong's Return To China, Jacques Delisle Jan 1997

Political Alchemy, The Long Transition, And Law's Promised Empire: How July 1, 1997 Matters - And Doesn't Matter - In Hong Kong's Return To China, Jacques Delisle

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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