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Language Stereotypes in Contemporary Taiwan

Language Stereotypes in Contemporary Taiwan

Written by Ben Goren. Long-term foreign residents of Taiwan who have a certain level of linguistic fluency in the nation’s official language of Mandarin, will likely at some point have found themselves stymied by conversations which are suddenly interspersed with words, idioms, and vernacular derived from some of Taiwan’s other languages. It...

Jonathan Sullivan29 Apr 20142 comments

Confucian Rituals and Chinese Villagers

Confucian Rituals and Chinese Villagers

Written by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee (李榭熙) Liu, Yonghua. Confucian Rituals and Chinese Villagers: Ritual Change and Social Transformation in a Southeastern Chinese Community, 1368–1949. Religion in Chinese Societies, vol. 6. Leiden and Boston: E. J. Brill, 2013. xv, 326 pp. EUR 125.00/US$ 162.00 (hc). ISBN: 9789004257245. Yonghua Liu 劉永華 of...

Thomas Jansen25 Apr 2014Leave a comment

China's Sacred Commitment

China’s Sacred Commitment

Written by Ben Goren. In a new and illuminating paper published in Foreign Policy Analysis [1], Gregory Moore of Zhejiang University explores why ‘reunification’ of Taiwan is of such importance to the PRC Government and citizens (and perhaps to many ROC nationalists in Taiwan and abroad although this aspect is not discussed in the...

Jonathan Sullivan23 Apr 2014One comment

China’s Fish Soup for the Soul

China’s Fish Soup for the Soul

Written by Julie Yu-Wen Chen. The image above shows recent best-selling books in a book store in China. Although the ranking of best-selling books in this store might not be the same as in others, it is still interesting to see what is appealing to Chinese people’s reading tastes these days. The practice of religion is still monitored and...

Jonathan Sullivan15 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Communication and Cooperation in Early Imperial China: Publicizing the Qin Dynasty

Communication and Cooperation in Early Imperial China: Publicizing the Qin Dynasty

Written by Oliver Weingarten Sanft, Charles. 2014. Communication and Cooperation in Early Imperial China: Publicizing the Qin Dynasty. SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. ISBN: 978-1-4384-5037-7. $85. Traditional historiography has long disparaged the Qin dynasty as a tyrannical regime...

Martin Lavicka05 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Chinese and European Perspectives on the Study of Chinese Popular Religions

Chinese and European Perspectives on the Study of Chinese Popular Religions

Written by Jana Hermanova Clart, Philip (ed.). Chinese and European Perspectives on the Study of Chinese Popular Religions/Zhongguo minjian zongjiao, minjian xinyang yanjiu zhi Zhong Ou shijiao 中國民間宗教、民間信仰研究之中歐視角. Zhongguo minjian xinyang xilie 中國民間信仰系列, vol. 2. Taibei: Boyang wenhua...

Thomas Jansen15 Mar 2014Leave a comment

China goes global

China goes global

Written by Niv Horesh David Shambaugh of George Washington University is one of the world’s best known experts on Sino-American relations, the ideological strands of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) anti-Americanism, and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) modernization. His latest book provides a stock-taking of Chinese global power, both hard...

Jonathan Sullivan12 Mar 2014Leave a comment

Contemporary Chinese Fiction by Su Tong and Yu Hua: Coming of Age in Troubled Times

Contemporary Chinese Fiction by Su Tong and Yu Hua: Coming of Age in Troubled Times

Written by Kamila Hladíková Li, Hua. Contemporary Chinese Fiction by Su Tong and Yu Hua. Coming of Age in Troubled Times. Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2011. 227 pp.; ISBN: 9789004202269 (Sinica Leidensia ISSN: 01699563, vol. 102); 92 EUR (hardback)             Not many recent studies from the limited number of works produced on contemporary...

Martin Lavicka06 Mar 2014Leave a comment

The China Dream and the China Path

The China Dream and the China Path

Written by Kerry Brown. Zhou Tianyong is one of contemporary China’s finest and most sophisticated economic and political thinkers. A member of the influential, and largely very liberal and open minded, Central Party School in Beijing, he was a co-author of `Fortress Besieged: A Manifesto for Political Reform after the 17th Party Congress’...

Jonathan Sullivan25 Feb 2014One comment

Factory Girls

Factory Girls

Written by Jonathan Sullivan Leslie T. Chang (2008) Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China. New York: Doubleday.     It might seem odd to review a book that was published in 2008, especially one that in the intervening 6 years has received so much attention and so many accolades. Somehow, Leslie T. Chang’s wonderful Factory...

Jonathan Sullivan21 Feb 2014Leave a comment

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23 May 2016 / Norbert Francis

Yes, this was an interesting study by Chang and Lu of bilingualism and perceptions of the ...

25 May 2015 / Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

I just want to echo Gary's comments and to alert to readers who may be interested in Routl...

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