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Kolkata’s Early Chinese Community and their Economic Contributions

Kolkata’s Early Chinese Community and their Economic Contributions

Written by Adam Horálek BOSE, Arpita (2013): Kolkata’s Early Chinese Community and their Economic Contributions. South Asia Research, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp.163–176. China and India constitute the two biggest nations in the world. They share their borders in an extensive way and most of the academia focus reflects the political and historical...

Martin Lavicka08 Jul 2015Leave a comment

Two Translations of Modern Tibetan Literature: Jangbu and Naktsang Nulo

Two Translations of Modern Tibetan Literature: Jangbu and Naktsang Nulo

Written by Kamila Hladíková Two Translations of Modern Tibetan Literature: Jangbu and Naktsang Nulo Jangbu. The Nine-Eyed Agate. Poems and Stories. Transl. from Tibetan by Heather Stoddard. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2010. 228 pp. ISBN: 978-0739128756. Hardcover 85 USD. Naktsang Nulo. My Tibetan Childhood. When Ice Shattered Stone. Transl. from...

Martin Lavicka07 Jul 2015Leave a comment

Wives, Husbands and Lovers: Marriage and sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan and urban China

Wives, Husbands and Lovers: Marriage and sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan and urban China

Written by Adam Horálek Davis, Deborah S., Friedman, Sara L. (eds., 2014): Wives, Husbands and Lovers: Marriage and sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan and urban China. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. ISBN 978-988-8208-41-8. 326 p. China has experienced not only the quickest economic development but also a very significant and rapid social...

Martin Lavicka01 Jul 2015Leave a comment

Energy Security and Sustainable Economic Growth in China

Energy Security and Sustainable Economic Growth in China

Written by Adam Horálek Yao, Shujie, Herrerias, Maria J. (eds., 2014): Energy Security and Sustainable Economic Growth in China. Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills. ISBN 978-1-137-37204-8. 338 p. Since 1993, the People’s Republic of China is a net importer of oil which is vital for its rising economy. Since then, in two decades, China has become...

Martin Lavicka30 Jun 2015Leave a comment

An Application of the Menzerath-Altmann Law to Contemporary Spoken Chinese

An Application of the Menzerath-Altmann Law to Contemporary Spoken Chinese

Written by Tereza Motalová ŠČIGULINSKÁ, Jana; SCHUSTEROVÁ, Denisa. An Application of the Menzerath-Altmann Law to Contemporary Spoken Chinese. Palacký University in Olomouc, First Published 2014, 129 p. ISBN 978-80-244-4192-4 The book published in 2014 under the title of The Application of the Menzerath-Altmann Law to Contemporary Spoken...

Martin Lavicka24 Jun 2015Leave a comment

A Course in Linguistics

A Course in Linguistics

Written by Denisa Shusterová CHUNG, Raung-fu. A Course in Linguistics. Cosmos Culture Ltd., First Published 2014, 255 p. ISBN 978-986-3181-46-0 The author of the book A Course in Linguistics is Raung-fu Chung, currently Chair professor in the Department of Applied English, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology. The book was...

Martin Lavicka10 Jun 2015Leave a comment

Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China

Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China

Tsai Yen-zen, ed., Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China. Taipei: Chengchi University Press, 2013. xi+388 pages. Paperback, 500 NT$. ISBN: 978-986-6475-46-7. Written by Esther-Maria Guggenmos This book presents and discusses the results of the Religious Experience Survey in Taiwan (henceforth REST), a new survey that complements...

Thomas Jansen08 Jun 2015Leave a comment

Chinese Business Conversation

Chinese Business Conversation

Written by David Uher Slaměníková, Tereza and Guo Yiying: Chinese Business Conversation. Brno: Edika 2014, 224 pp. ISBN 978-80-266-0382-5. Chinese Business Conversation was published last year in the Brno publishing house Edika by two authors Mgr. Tereza Slaměníková, a lecturer in Chinese philology at the Department of Asian Studies,...

Martin Lavicka29 May 2015Leave a comment

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #7: Taiwan's democracy in comparative perspective

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #7: Taiwan’s democracy in comparative perspective

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Taiwan is one of a number of democracies that began their transition around the same time; sometimes referred to in Huntington’s terminology as ‘Third Wave’ democracies. Taiwan’s experience of democracy has rendered it an increasingly common subject of comparative research, further aided by participation in a...

Jonathan Sullivan27 May 2015Leave a comment

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #6: National identity & nationalism

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #6: National identity & nationalism

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Throughout democratization and into the democratic era, questions around national identity, Taiwan’s current and future status, and relations with China have been an inescapable and highly contested feature of the political landscape. Indeed, as the sophisticated study by Wachman 1994 shows, national identity and...

Jonathan Sullivan26 May 2015Leave 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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