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Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou

Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou

Written by Ben Goren. Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou: Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges. Jean-Pierre Cabestan & Jacques deLisle (Ed). (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014). Cabestan and deLisle’s edited volume sets out to provide the reader with a well-rounded overview of the political...

Jonathan Sullivan06 Mar 2015Leave a comment

Voices from Tibet. Selected Essays and Reportage

Voices from Tibet. Selected Essays and Reportage

Written by Kamila Hladíková Tsering Woeser, Wang Lixiong. Voices from Tibet. Selected Essays and Reportage. Ed. and transl. by Violet S. Law. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, and Honolulu: University of Hawai´i Press, 2014. 132 pp.; ISBN 9780824840082; 55 USD (hardcover) There hardly is a more courageous woman among the Chinese (let alone...

Martin Lavicka27 Feb 2015Leave a comment

Decision Making Models and Knowledge Management Preferences: Taiwanese Expatriates in China.

Decision Making Models and Knowledge Management Preferences: Taiwanese Expatriates in China.

Written by Jaroslava Kubátová Decision Making Models and Knowledge Management Preferences: Taiwanese Expatriates in China. Hsin Kao, Sean Peng-Hsiang Kao, Shih-Chih Chen, Kevin Kuan-Shun Chiu. Australian Journal of Business and Management Research. Vol.2, No.4, July 2012, pp. 01–11. Available online at http://ajbmr.com/current-issue/28 With...

Martin Lavicka25 Feb 2015Leave a comment

From body to meaning in culture

From body to meaning in culture

Written by Wei-lun Lu Yu, Ning. 2009. From body to meaning in culture: Papers on cognitive semantic studies of Chinese. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins. This book is a deep analysis of cultural elements of body parts in the Chinese lexicon that may attract readers from various sub-disciplines of Sinology. The possible readership includes...

Martin Lavicka24 Feb 2015Leave a comment

Mao’s New World: Political Culture in the Early People’s Republic

Mao’s New World: Political Culture in the Early People’s Republic

Written by Rebecca Scott. Hung, Changtai (2011), Mao’s New World: Political Culture in the Early People’s Republic. Cornell University Press. At the start of his influential work, Mao’s New World: Political Culture in the Early People’s Republic Chang-tai Hung terms ‘political culture’ as the values, socio-political attitudes and...

Jonathan Sullivan09 Feb 2015Leave a comment

Class in Contemporary China

Class in Contemporary China

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Class in Contemporary China by David S. G. Goodman. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014.  In the reform era the class structure of Chinese society and the nature of class politics have changed as the source of Party legitimacy has moved from socialist ideology to economic performance under conditions of “market...

Jonathan Sullivan07 Feb 2015Leave a comment

Choosing a Chinese Internet Text

Choosing a Chinese Internet Text

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. My Chinese media and internet class (30+ students) is very mixed in terms of the students’ Chinese language skills and their level of prior exposure. This is quite usual, and in these circumstances I’ve found that building the syllabus out from a couple of major texts (with a large selection of supplementary...

Jonathan Sullivan03 Feb 2015Leave a comment

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Larry Diamond and Gi-Wook Shin (eds.), (2014) New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press). Taiwan and Korea share similar developmental trajectories and experiences of democratization and within comparative democratization research they have become comparators...

Jonathan Sullivan30 Jan 2015Leave a comment

Bridging Troubled Waters: China, Japan, and Maritime Order in the East China Sea

Bridging Troubled Waters: China, Japan, and Maritime Order in the East China Sea

Written by Martin Šturdík James Manicom. Bridging Troubled Waters: China, Japan, and Maritime Order in the East China Sea. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. 2014. ISBN: 978-1-62616-035-4. James Manicom analyzes the history and current situation of the disputes concerning the East China Sea, a salient aspect of the China–Japan...

Martin Lavicka30 Jan 2015Leave a comment

The Compendium of Chinese Woodblock New Year Prints

The Compendium of Chinese Woodblock New Year Prints

Written by Lucie Olivová Feng Jicai ed. ZHONGGUO MUBAN NIAHUA JICHENG. 22+ volumes 冯骥才主编 «中国木版年画集成» Beijing: Zhonghua shuji 中华书局, 2004 – open [The Compendium of Chinese Woodblock New Year Prints] is not the title of a single volume, but of a series compiled and edited by the Feng Jicai Institute of...

Martin Lavicka28 Jan 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...

24 May 2015 / Gary Rawnsley

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