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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

9th Annual Conference on Cultural and Social Anthropology of East Asia 2015

9th Annual Conference on Cultural and Social Anthropology of East Asia 2015

9th Annual Conference on Cultural and Social Anthropology of East Asia Organizers: Department of Asian Studies, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic Conference date: October 23, 2015 Conference venue: Palacký University Olomouc, Křížkovského 14, Czech Republic Conference language: English Conference theme: Contemporary Trends in East...

Martin Lavicka29 May 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

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #5: Media & political communications

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #5: Media & political communications

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. During most of the KMT’s one party rule, the media were tightly controlled by the party-state, and played a key role, alongside the education system, of establishing and sustaining the hegemony of nationalist Chinese narratives. This dominance first started to come under pressure from unofficial media in the early...

Jonathan Sullivan22 May 20152 comments

Stories of Me and China

Stories of Me and China

Written by Julie Yu-wen Chen. In October 2013, the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan held an essay competition, called Stories of Me and China. There were 140 essays submitted for competition, and eventually 38 were selected for publication in a book entitled 我和中国的故事/Моя история с Китаем, which literally translates as...

Jonathan Sullivan21 May 2015Leave a comment

Taiwan 2016. Reading List #4: Political culture & social movements

Taiwan 2016. Reading List #4: Political culture & social movements

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Substantial academic interest in Taiwan has coalesced around the diverse set of norms and behaviours captured by the rubric political culture. The role of patronage, personal networks and guanxi represent a perennial scholarly preoccupation. There is no better starting point for investigating the effects of these...

Jonathan Sullivan19 May 2015Leave a comment

Taiwan 2016. Reading List #3: Parties and the Legislature

Taiwan 2016. Reading List #3: Parties and the Legislature

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Political parties have played a determining role in the shape and outcome of democratization processes in Taiwan. For much of the early democratization era the KMT was the only party, and much research has focused on the behaviour, composition and evolution of the party. Hood 1997 provides a balanced analysis of the...

Jonathan Sullivan18 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...

24 May 2015 / Gary Rawnsley

Thanks for the inclusion, Jon. Readers may also be interested in the newly published Routl...

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