Contemporary Chinese

Contemporary Chinese

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The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese

The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese

"I am deeply impressed... The approaches to teaching Mandarin Chinese in this series reflect the authors' rich knowledge of Chinese grammar and their vast experience in teaching the language.

Author: Claudia Ross

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ISBN: 0415472490

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 392

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"I am deeply impressed... The approaches to teaching Mandarin Chinese in this series reflect the authors' rich knowledge of Chinese grammar and their vast experience in teaching the language... A truly innovative and delightful addition to the Chinese teaching field."---Cecila Chang, Williams College, USA "This is one of the few textbooks on the market that delays the introduction of Chinese characters. This insightful approach allows learners to gain a foundation in the spoken language before being inundated with characters... a refreshing approach to learning Chinese that is lacking in the vast majority of learning materials." --- Matthew Christensen, Brigham Young University, USA "An excellent introductory course from a dedicated team... a practical guide with the language knowledge and cultural tips you need for daily communication with the Chinese people."--- Wei Jin, The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK "One of the very few accessible and clearly-structured textbooks for the complete beginner ... Absolutely designed with the non-native Chinese speaker in mind." --- Frances Weightman, The University of Leeds, UK The Routledge Course in Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study. Designed to build a strong foundation in both spoken and written forms of the language, it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use and structures, while placing strong emphasis on the development of communicative skills. The complete course consists of Textbook Level 1, Workbook Level 1, Textbook Level 2, and Workbook Level 2 - with both workbooks including free CDs. All books are available in separate simplified and traditional character versions, and aim to take the students from complete beginner to post-intermediate level. For more information about the course and additional resources, please visit the companion website. Textbook Level 1 provides a paced introduction to the language by teaching from pinyin in its first five lessons. Characters are introduced from the sixth lesson, and this is combined with the staged removal of pinyin. Each lesson consists of a dialogue, vocabulary lists, in-class dialogue practice, jargon-free explanations of structures, language FAQs, and notes on pronunciation, pinyin, and Chinese culture. The focus is on the long-term retention of vocabulary, characters, and structures by reiterating these throughout, allowing the students to consolidate their knowledge.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Contemporary Japanese Textbook Volume 2

Contemporary Japanese Textbook Volume 2

The Japanese then developed a smaller abacus and a distinct operation method which was different from the original Chinese method . The current Japanese ...

Author: Eriko Sato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462921782

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Contemporary Japanese is a textbook series for beginning students of Japanese at the college or high school level. It is intended for classroom use as well as self-study. Each lesson in the books is very short—meant to be covered in just an hour—and has a single, clearly-defined objective. All lessons make use of the "active discovery" approach which encourages rapid learning through "guess and try" problem-solving and participation as opposed to rote memorization. This highly effective method uses real-life conversations that make learning fun by involving you in a conversation with your peers. It also removes the fear of saying something wrong! This book, the second volume in the series, contains 45 short lessons grouped into 12 chapters—each of which presents a wide variety of activities and exercises and yet is designed to be covered in a single session. This "daily multivitamin" approach to language learning makes it easy to track your progress and to review later! Free online audio files can be downloaded, providing native speaker recordings and giving correct pronunciations for the dialogs and vocabulary in each lesson. In this book you'll learn more about: Kanji and their meanings Japanese verb forms Comparison and stating preferences Using common set phrases and making requests Evaluating facts and expressing opinions Sightseeing, food cravings and tastes Insights into Japanese culture Accompanying the textbook is Contemporary Japanese Workbook Volume 2—it serves as a supplementary material as well as a standalone comprehensive workbook for practicing and reviewing the language.
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Chinese Fans of Japanese and Korean Pop Culture

Chinese Fans of Japanese and Korean Pop Culture

This narrative articulates the current Chinese government's diplomatic principle of ... War takes up a large part in modern Chinese history textbooks.

Author: Lu Chen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315414713

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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How can Japanese popular culture gain numerous fans in China, despite pervasive anti-Japanese sentiment? How is it that there’s such a strong anti-Korean sentiment in Chinese online fan communities when the official Sino-Korean relationship is quite stable before 2016? Avid fans in China are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to make gifts to their idols in foreign countries. Tabloid reports on Japanese and Korean celebrities have been known to trigger nationalist protests in China. So, what is the relationship between Chinese fandom of Japanese and Korean popular culture and nationalist sentiment among Chinese youth? Chen discusses how Chinese fans of Japanese and Korean popular culture have formed their own nationalistic discourse since the 1990s. She argues that, as nationalism is constructed from various entangled ideologies, narratives, myths and collective memories, popular culture simply becomes another resource for the construction of nationalism. Fans thus actively select, interpret and reproduce the content of cultural products to suit their own ends. Unlike existing works, which focus on the content of transnational cultural flows in East Asia, this book focuses on the reception and interpretation of the Chinese audience.
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Imagining Japan in Post war East Asia

Imagining Japan in Post war East Asia

Li, Fan (2011) 'New curriculum reform and history textbook compilation in contemporary China', in Gotelind Müller (ed.) Designing History in East Asian ...

Author: Paul Morris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134684908

Category: Education

Page: 264

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In the decades since her defeat in the Second World War, Japan has continued to loom large in the national imagination of many of her East Asian neighbours. While for many, Japan still conjures up images of rampant military brutality, at different times and in different communities, alternative images of the Japanese ‘Other’ have vied for predominance – in ways that remain poorly understood, not least within Japan itself. Imagining Japan in Postwar East Asia analyses the portrayal of Japan in the societies of East and Southeast Asia, and asks how and why this has changed in recent decades, and what these changing images of Japan reveal about the ways in which these societies construct their own identities. It examines the role played by an imagined ‘Japan’ in the construction of national selves across the East Asian region, as mediated through a broad range of media ranging from school curricula and textbooks to film, television, literature and comics. Commencing with an extensive thematic and comparative overview chapter, the volume also includes contributions focusing specifically on Chinese societies (the mainland PRC, Hong Kong and Taiwan), Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. These studies show how changes in the representation of Japan have been related to political, social and cultural shifts within the societies of East Asia – and in particular to the ways in which these societies have imagined or constructed their own identities. Bringing together contributors working in the fields of education, anthropology, history, sociology, political science and media studies, this interdisciplinary volume will be of interest to all students and scholars concerned with issues of identity, politics and culture in the societies of East Asia, and to those seeking a deeper understanding of Japan’s fraught relations with its regional neighbours.
Categories: Education

Zhuangzi and Modern Chinese Literature

Zhuangzi and Modern Chinese Literature

Chen Sihe, ed., The Textbook of Modern Chinese Literature (Zhongguo dangdai wenxue jiaocheng) (Shanghai: Fudan daxue chubanshe, 1999), 101. 22.

Author: Liu Jianmei

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190493400

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is a powerful account of how the ruin and resurrection of Zhuangzi in modern China's literary history correspond to the rise and fall of modern Chinese individuality. Liu Jianmei highlights two central philosophical themes of Zhuangzi: the absolute spiritual freedom as presented in the chapter of "Free and Easy Wandering" and the rejection of absolute and fixed views on right and wrong as seen in the chapter of "On the Equality of Things." She argues the twentieth century reinterpretation and appropriation of these two important philosophical themes best testify to the dilemma and inner-struggle of modern Chinese intellectuals. In the cultural environment in which Chinese writers and scholars were working, the pursuit of individual freedom as well as the more tolerant and multifaceted cultural mentality has constantly been downplayed, suppressed, or criticized. By addressing a large number of modern Chinese writers, including Guo Moruo, Hu Shi, Lu Xun, Zhou Zuoren, Lin Yutang, Fei Ming, Liu Xiaofeng, Wang Zengqi, Han Shaogong, Ah Cheng, Yan Lianke, and Gao Xingjian, the author provides an insightful and engaging study of how they have embraced, rejected, and returned to ancient thought and how the spirit of Zhuangzi has illuminated their writing and thinking through the turbulent eras of modern China. This book not only explores modern Chinese writers' complicated relationship with "tradition," but also sheds light on if the freedom of independence, non-participation, and roaming and the more encompassing cultural space inspired by Zhuangzi's spirit were allowed to exist in the modern Chinese literary context. Involving the interplay between philosophy, literature, and history, Liu delineates a neglected literary tradition influenced by Zhuangzi and Daoism and traces its struggles to survive in modern and contemporary Chinese culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

World War Two Legacies in East Asia

World War Two Legacies in East Asia

Zhang et al., 'Chuugoku'; for research on the PRC's school textbooks system, ... high school Chinese contemporary history teaching reference book, volume 2] ...

Author: Chan Yang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351391504

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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How to remember World War Two in East Asia is a huge source of friction between China and Japan, causing major diplomatic and political difficulties right up to the present. As this book shows, however, there is also disagreement within these countries as to how to remember the war, which in the case of China began immediately after the war and lasted with varying degrees of intensity until the famous "textbook incident" of 1982 marked the beginning of a more strongly anti-Japanese position. Based on extensive original research, the book explores how China’s remembrance of the war has evolved over time. It not only explores the roles played by the national as well as local state actors in the formation of the Chinese war memory, but also pays attention to the individual Chinese people. It considers particular aspects of commemoration in China, explores the corresponding situation in Japan and discusses the continuing impact on the relationship between the two countries.
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Designing History in East Asian Textbooks

Designing History in East Asian Textbooks

China's problems with glocalizing the concept of race (around 1900)', BJOAF: 153–80. ... Strategies used in current Chinese school textbooks to transmit the ...

Author: Gotelind Müller-Saini

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136826924

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This book analyses the efforts throughout East Asia to deploy education for purposes of political socialization, and in particular in order to shape notions of identity. Written by a group of international education experts chapters discuss the enduring focus on the role of curricula in inculcating homogenous visions of the national self, and indeed homogenized visions of significant 'others'. The book also looks at the alternative approaches to textbook design, including the new trend of common textbook initiatives which operate with the aim of defusing the tensions that mutual representation have tended to fuel. It also breaks new ground in the alaysis of East Asia's textbook wars by including contributions from scholars and curriculum developers involved in writing national and multi-national history textbooks.
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Columbia University Bulletin

Columbia University Bulletin

This course , which parallels Chinese C1101 - C1102 and C1201 - C1202 , is an
introduction to modern Chinese , with equal attention to speaking , reading , and
writing . The pronunciation taught is that of Peking . Textbooks for W1211 ...

Author: Columbia University

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ISBN: UOM:39015073254230

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Evidence based Clinical Chinese Medicine Volume 2 Psoriasis Vulgaris

Evidence based Clinical Chinese Medicine   Volume 2  Psoriasis Vulgaris

Contemporary textbooks and guidelines have also recommended these methods. In addition, several manufactured modern-style CHM products are also recommended ...

Author: Zhang Claire Shuiqing

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814723152

Category: Medical

Page: 180

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Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine: Volume 2: Psoriasis Vulgaris provides a "whole evidence" analysis of the Chinese medicine management of psoriasis vulgaris. Evidence from the classical Chinese medicine literature, contemporary clinical literature, and the outcomes of clinical trials and experimental studies are reviewed, analysed and synthesised. The data from all these sources are condensed to provide evidence-based statements which will inform clinical practice and guide future research. This book has been designed to be an easy reference at the point of care. During a patient consultation, Chinese medicine practitioners can refer to this book for guidance on which Chinese herbal medicine formulas, specific herbs, or acupuncture points, can best treat their patient, and be confident there is evidence which supports its use. Currently, Chinese medicine practitioners who develop a special interest in a particular health condition such as psoriasis have to consult a variety of sources to further their knowledge. Typically, they use the contemporary clinical literature to understand the theory, aetiology, pathogenesis and obtain expert opinions on the Chinese medicine management of psoriasis. They search the electronic literature to identify systematic reviews of clinical trials, if any exist, to obtain assessments of the current state of the clinical evidence for particular interventions. If they have the skills and resources, they may search the classical Chinese medicine literature for an historical perspective on treatments that have stood the test of time. This book provides all of this information for practitioners in one handy, easy to use reference. This allows practitioners to focus on their job of providing high quality health care, with the knowledge it is based on the best available evidence.
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Contemporary Studies on Modern Chinese History

Contemporary Studies on Modern Chinese History

edited and published Collection of Studies on the History of Modern Chinese ... translated works on history and history textbooks of the Qing Dynasty in the ...

Author: Zeng Yeying

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000457834

Category: History

Page: 896

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The study of modern Chinese history has developed rapidly in recent decades and has seen increased exploration of new topics and innovative approaches. Resulting from a special issue of Modern Chinese History Studies, this set is devoted to showcasing the healthy development of Chinese modern history studies, and has already been revised twice in the original language. This three-volume set exhibits major achievements on the study of modern Chinese history and shows how the role of history was in debate, transformation, and re-evaluation throughout this tortuous yet prosperous period. Articles on 23 different topics are collected from over 30 prominent historians in order to represent their insights on the developmental paths of Chinese historical studies. Drawing on a large number of case studies of critical historical events that contribute to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, this set offers a panoramic view on the studies of modern Chinese history. In addition, it incorporates more pioneering topics such as intellectual history, cultural history, and translations of overseas studies on contemporary Chinese history. This book will be a valuable reference for scholars and students of Chinese history.
Categories: History

Contemporary Studies on Modern Chinese History II

Contemporary Studies on Modern Chinese History II

edited and published Collection of Studies on the History of Modern Chinese ... translated works on history and history textbooks of the Qing Dynasty in the ...

Author: Zeng Yeying

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351053990

Category: History

Page: 248

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The study of modern Chinese history has developed rapidly in recent decades and has seen increased exploration of new topics and innovative approaches. Resulting from a special issue of Modern Chinese History Studies, this volume is devoted to showcasing the healthy development of Chinese modern history studies, and has already been revised twice in the original language. This volume exhibits major achievements on the study of modern Chinese history and shows how the role of history was in debate, transformation and re-evaluation throughout this tortuous yet prosperous period. Articles on seven different topics are collected from over ten prominent historians in order to represent their insights on the developmental paths of Chinese historical studies. Drawing on a large number of case studies of critical historical events, such as imperial China and the Chinese Workers’ Movement, this volume sets out to explore topics such as the history of Sino-foreign relations as well as the history of workers’ movements and youth movements. This book will be a valuable reference for scholars and students of Chinese history.
Categories: History

State Society Relations and Confucian Revivalism in Contemporary China

State Society Relations and Confucian Revivalism in Contemporary China

Yu, YS 1997b, 'Business culture and Chinese traditions—toward a study of ... in contemporary China), Zhongguo shehui kexue (Chinese Social Sciences), vol.

Author: Qin Pang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811083129

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

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This book is a study of the causes of the Confucian revival and the party-state’s response in China today. It concentrates on the interactions between state and society, and the implications for the Chinese state’s control over society, or in other words, its survival over a rapidly modernizing society. The book explores the answers to questions such as: Why has Confucianism suddenly gathered great momentum in contemporary Chinese society? What is the role of the Chinese state in its rise? Is the state really the orchestrator of the Confucian revival as has been widely assumed? This book will be of interest to think-tank and policy researchers, sinologists, and those with an interest in Chinese society.
Categories: Political Science

Remaking China s Public Management

Remaking China s Public Management

The provision of occupational benefits in China should be taken as part of ... caizhang (xia) (Financial administration in contemporary China, voL 2).

Author: Peter N. S. Lee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 156720337X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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The editors and contributors to this unusual new book give a systematic analysis of public sector management, in a country of massive size, now in retreat from a centrally planned economy. They show that China's public management has its own distinctive characteristics, and is much more than a simple extension of business management. They make clear that China's efforts at reform are rooted in the fundamental deficiencies of the system. The result is a scholarly presentation of issues and controversies and a probing discussion of how each new managerial alternative might actually work, while assessing all of them in their cultural and institutional contexts. The book is thus an important insight into China and how its public sector operates, intended for professionals in international development, finance, banking, government, politics, and their academic counterparts.
Categories: Business & Economics

Mathematics Education In Korea Vol 2 Contemporary Trends In Researches In Korea

Mathematics Education In Korea   Vol  2  Contemporary Trends In Researches In Korea

54 At present, major textbook publishing companies have rushed to publish, ... 55 Ma found that “the knowledge gap between the U.S. and Chinese teachers ...

Author: Kim Jinho

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814525732

Category: Mathematics

Page: 244

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This volume shows how the history and practices of mathematics education in Korea (from Volume 7) have been influenced by Japan, America and other countries, developing into the unique Korean style of mathematics education.Research content and practices currently being conducted are also covered, as well as topics like teacher education, special mathematics education, research trends and some perspectives towards the future of mathematics education in Korea.
Categories: Mathematics

History and Nationalist Legitimacy in Contemporary China

History and Nationalist Legitimacy in Contemporary China

Zhongguo Lishi Banianji Xiace (Chinese History, grade 8, Vol. ... present: The portrayal of good governance in Chinese history textbooks (Unpublished paper) ...

Author: Robert Weatherley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137479471

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

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This book examines how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has attempted to bolster its nationalist legitimacy through the utilisation of Chinese history. The authors identify two different modes of nationalism - aggressive and consensual - both of which are linked to the historical memory of the late Qing Dynasty and Republican era. Aggressive nationalism dwells on China’s traumatic “century of humiliation” and is intended to incite popular resentment towards former imperialist powers (particularly Japan and the US) whenever they are deemed to still be acting in a provocative manner in their dealings with China. The aim is to remind the Chinese people that the CCP liberated China from imperialism after 1949 and has since restored national pride. Consensual nationalism is more conciliatory, emphasising common historical ties with the Guomindang (KMT) during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Republican era. Here, the CCP is trying to promote itself as the party of national harmony and unity, with the long-term objective being peaceful reunification with Taiwan. However, the public response in China has not always been supportive of the CCP’s claims to be the sole defender of Chinese national interests. Some critics have suggested that China would have been better off if the KMT had won the civil war instead of the CCP. Others have insisted that the party is hopelessly weak on issues of national importance and that China is no stronger now than it was during the final throes of the much-hated Qing Dynasty. This book will be of interest to research students and scholars of Chinese politics, history and international relations.
Categories: Political Science

Writing Modern Chinese Art

Writing Modern Chinese Art

See Sherman E . Lee , A History of Far Eastern Art ( New York : Prentice - Hall
and Harry N . Abrams , 1973 ) , 456 . Similar statements can be seen in Chinese
textbooks on the later history of Chinese painting . As a result , publications on
this ...

Author: Josh Yiu

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080889077

Category: Art

Page: 143

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Developed from a symposium on the study of twentieth-century Chinese painting held at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on June 1-2, 2007.
Categories: Art