Chinese Memories

Chinese Memories

Author: Jean Elizabeth Ward

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781435710504

Category: Poetry

Page: 197

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Chinese Memories is a collection of poems by Poet Laureate, Jean Elizabeth Ward. In alphabetical order for an easy read. Each and every poem is either an homage to or one inspired by reading a poem by a Chinese Poet from the High Tang Dynasty. She says, the difference is "My poems are not written in stone, they can be changed as time passes along."

Crafting Chinese Memories

Crafting Chinese Memories

Author: Katherine Swancutt

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781800732384

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Through an interdisciplinary conversation with contributors from social anthropology, religious studies, film studies, literary studies, cultural studies, and history, Crafting Chinese Memories is a novel book which address how works of art shape memories, and offers new ways of conceptualising storytelling, memory-making, art, and materiality. It explores the memories of artists, filmmakers, novelists, storytellers, and persons who come to terms with their own histories even as they reveal the social memories of watershed events in modern China.

Contested Memories in Chinese and Japanese Foreign Policy

Contested Memories in Chinese and Japanese Foreign Policy

Author: Matteo Dian

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780081020289

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Contested Memories in Chinese and Japanese Foreign Policy explores the issue of memory and lack of reconciliation in East Asia. As main East Asian nations have never achieved a common memory of their pasts, in particular, the events of the Second World War and Sino-Japanese War, this book locates the issue of memory within International Relations theory, exploring the theoretical and practical link between the construction of a country’s identity and the formation and contestation of its historical memory and foreign policy. Provides an innovative theoretical framework Draws connections between the role of memory and foreign policy Uses the interpretative theory of international relations Gives comparative perspective using the cases of China and Japan Presents in-depth analysis of the construction and contestation of national memory in China and Japan

Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema

Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema

Author: Qi Wang

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748692347

Category: History

Page: 264

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Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema provides a historically informed examination of independent moving image works made between 1990 and 2010 in China. Showcasing an evolving personal mode of narrating memory, documenting reality, and inscribing subjectivity in over sixteen selected works that range from narrative film and documentary to experimental video and digital media (even including a multimedia avant-garde play), this book presents a provocative portrait of the independent filmmakers as a peculiarly pained yet active group of historical subjects of the transitional, post-socialist era. Through a connected investigation of cultural and cinematic concepts including historical consciousness, personal memory, narrative, performance, subjectivity, spatiality, and the body, Wang weaves a critical narrative of the formation of a unique post-socialist cultural consciousness that enables independent cinema and media to become a highly significant and effective conduit for historical thinking in contemporary China. Covering directors such as Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, Jia Zhangke, Jiang Wen, Lou Ye, Meng Jinghui, Wang Bing, Wang Guangli, Duan Jinchuan, Cui Zi'en, Shi Tou, and Tang Danhong, this book is essential reading for all students and scholars in Chinese film.

Culture, Music Education, and the Chinese Dream in Mainland China

Culture, Music Education, and the Chinese Dream in Mainland China

Author: Wai-Chung Ho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811075339

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This book focuses on the rapidly changing sociology of music as manifested in Chinese society and Chinese education. It examines how social changes and cultural politics affect how music is currently being used in connection with the Chinese dream. While there is a growing trend toward incorporating the Chinese dream into school education and higher education, there has been no scholarly discussion to date. The combination of cultural politics, transformed authority relations, and officially approved songs can provide us with an understanding of the official content on the Chinese dream that is conveyed in today’s Chinese society, and how these factors have influenced the renewal of values-based education and practices in school music education in China.

Media and Communication in the Chinese Diaspora

Media and Communication in the Chinese Diaspora

Author: Wanning Sun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317509479

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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The rise of China has brought about a dramatic increase in the rate of migration from mainland China. At the same time, the Chinese government has embarked on a full-scale push for the internationalisation of Chinese media and culture. Media and communication have therefore become crucial factors in shaping the increasingly fraught politics of transnational Chinese communities. This book explores the changing nature of these communities, and reveals their dynamic and complex relationship to the media in a range of countries worldwide. Overall, the book highlights a number of ways in which China’s "going global" policy interacts with other factors in significantly reshaping the content and contours of the diasporic Chinese media landscape. In doing so, this book constitutes a major rethinking of Chinese transnationalism in the twenty-first century.

Educational Memory of Chinese Female Intellectuals in Early Twentieth Century

Educational Memory of Chinese Female Intellectuals in Early Twentieth Century

Author: Lijing Jiang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811077708

Category: Education

Page: 417

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This book studies three female Chinese intellectuals in the first half of the 20th century, namely Feng Yuanjun, Lu Yin, and Cheng Junying, the first graduates of Beijing Female Higher Normal College, which was the first-ever national higher educational institution for women in modern China. Combining narrative inquiry, life history, oral history, and psychohistory methods, it comprehensively explores the specific developmental paths and mental processes of the post-May Fourth female intellectuals, and examines the complex interrelationships between various factors including social, academic, gender, and educational evolution in the first half of the 20th century, and the emergence of modern Chinese female intellectuals. The book is highly recommended for all scholars, undergraduate and graduate students of modern Chinese history, gender and women’s studies, history of education, history of higher education, etc., and for all those who are interested in female Chinese intellectuals.

Cinema Off Screen

Cinema Off Screen

Author: Chenshu Zhou

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520974777

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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At a time when what it means to watch movies keeps changing, this book offers a case study that rethinks the institutional, ideological, and cultural role of film exhibition, demonstrating that film exhibition can produce meaning in itself apart from the films being shown. Cinema Off Screen advances the idea that cinema takes place off screen as much as on screen by exploring film exhibition in China from the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949 to the end of the Cold War in the early 1990s. Drawing on original archival research, interviews, and audience recollections, Cinema Off Screen decenters the filmic text and offers a study of institutional operations and lived experiences. Chenshu Zhou details how the screening space, media technology, and the human body mediate encounters with cinema in ways that have not been fully recognized, opening new conceptual avenues for rethinking the ever-changing institution of cinema.

Red Legacies in China

Red Legacies in China

Author: Jie Li

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684171170

Category: History

Page: 438

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What has contemporary China inherited from its revolutionary past? How do the realities and memories, aesthetics and practices of the Mao era still reverberate in the post-Mao cultural landscape? The essays in this volume propose “red legacies” as a new critical framework from which to examine the profusion of cultural productions and afterlives of the communist revolution in order to understand China’s continuities and transformations from socialism to postsocialism. Organized into five parts—red foundations, red icons, red classics, red bodies, and red shadows—the book’s interdisciplinary contributions focus on visual and performing arts, literature and film, language and thought, architecture, museums, and memorials. Mediating at once unfulfilled ideals and unmourned ghosts across generations, red cultural legacies suggest both inheritance and debt, and can be mobilized to support as well as to critique the status quo.

Bulls in the China Shop and Other Sino-American Business Encounters

Bulls in the China Shop and Other Sino-American Business Encounters

Author: Randall E. Stross

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824815092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 104

"An entertaining, fact-filled journey through the past two decades of Chinese and American business interaction.... Stross's chapters on the adoption of modern management practices in China shine for their detailed analysis and ... their extremely thorough use of primary Chinese-language newspaper and magazine documentation.... [His] two chapters on Americans and their expatriate lives in China are also well written and complete." --China Review International, Spring 1994