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Opening Up the Chinese Socio-cultural Sphere: The Ambivalence of Increasing Visibility

Wu-Ling Chong

in Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455997
eISBN:
9789888455508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines the opening up of the Chinese socio-cultural sphere in post-Suharto Medan and Surabaya. Chinese Indonesians who strongly support Chinese ethnic and cultural identities have made ... More


Social Situations and the Education of Deaf Children in China

Jun Hui Yang

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0021
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

In the Chinese social situation, heath care, education, and employment are consistent family concerns. While 80 percent of deaf children receive an education now, many do not use standardized Chinese ... More


Preliminaries

Janet Zhiqun Xing

in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097629
eISBN:
9789882207479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097629.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the aims of the book, which is designed primarily to aid teachers and students in learning the Chinese language. Included in this ... More


Culture in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Janet Zhiqun Xing

in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097629
eISBN:
9789882207479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097629.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter aims to discuss the existing relationship between culture and language and the inseparable connectedness of culture and language. It ... More


Revisiting the Noun-Verb Debate: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison of Novel Noun and Verb Learning in English-, Japanese-, and Chinese-Speaking Children

Mutsumi Imai, Etsuko Haryu, Hiroyuki Okada, Li Lianjing, and Jun Shigematsu

in Action Meets Word: How children learn verbs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195170009
eISBN:
9780199893300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170009.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter presents results from a series of cross-linguistic studies which examined how English-, Japanese-, and Chinese-speaking children generalize newly learned nouns and verbs. Based on the ... More


Japanese Spirit and Chinese Learning: Scribes and Storytellers In Pre-modern Japan

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Ever since the disappearance of the land bridges that linked Japan to the Asian mainland in the Pleistocene epoch, the history of the archipelago has been animated at a profound level by the ... More


Pedagogical Grammar of Chinese: Content

Janet Zhiqun Xing

in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097629
eISBN:
9789882207479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097629.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the pedagogical grammar of Chinese language. The scope of the pedagogical grammar of Chinese include: pronunciation, characters and ... More


Macao

R. Po‐chia Hsia

in A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592258
eISBN:
9780191595622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592258.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

After describing the foundation and life of the Portuguese enclave of Macau on the south coast of China, this chapter focuses on the early abortive missionary attempts in China, including several ... More


Processing Chinese Compounds: A survey of the literature

JAMES MYERS

in The Representation and Processing of Compound Words

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199228911
eISBN:
9780191711213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228911.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chinese is the poster child of compounding, the language to cite for an example of morphology without much affixation. This alone should make Chinese worthy of its own chapter in a book on compound ... More


Conclusion

Janet Zhiqun Xing

in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097629
eISBN:
9789882207479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097629.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This conclusion focuses on some of the issues relevant to the learning of the Chinese language. These include policies and attitudes toward the Chinese ... More


The Lexicon of Babel

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Western missionaries' accounts of the Chinese language. It analyzes various aspects of missionaries' learning process, their views of the Chinese language, problems with ... More


Characters and Words

Janet Zhiqun Xing

in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097629
eISBN:
9789882207479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097629.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on the writing form of the Chinese language or the hanzi. Chinese characters are often regarded as logographic writing which ... More


Promoting English and Other Foreign Languages

Agnes S. L. Lam

in Language Education in China: Policy and Experience from 1949

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622097506
eISBN:
9789888180271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097506.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter presents the changes in foreign language policy in the light of China's relations with the world. Statistics from a survey offer an overall picture of the experience of learning English ... More


Pronunciation

Janet Zhiqun Xing

in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097629
eISBN:
9789882207479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097629.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the pronunciation of Chinese language. Unlike other languages, Chinese language is characterized by tone wherein every Chinese ... More


Sonographies

David Der-wei Wang

in Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164528
eISBN:
9780231536301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164528.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the interaction between phone and graphe. The first part reflects on the frequent silencing of the Chinese language in Western theory by isolating script from its real ... More


An Emergent China and the Weight of History

Christopher A. Ford

in The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192635
eISBN:
9780813135519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192635.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

As China's economy continues to modernize, observers have begun to wonder what sort of a power on the world stage China will actually become. Many analysts, particularly in the US, see China not ... More


King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Stephen Teo

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A Touch of Zen is one of the first Chinese-language films to gain recognition in an international film festival (the Grand Prix in the 1975 Cannes Film Festival), creating the generic mould for the ... More


Babel Embodied

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter deals with views of the Chinese language as morally deficient or spiritually impotent. An example of spiritual importance is the mantras. The chapter explains that the repetition of ... More


Taiwan’s Present/Singapore’s Past Mediated by the Hokkien Language

Chua Beng Huat

in Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888139033
eISBN:
9789882209121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139033.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Hokkien or Minnan is the common language of the majority of ‘local’ ethnic-Chinese in Taiwan and Singapore. However, Hokkien has been elevated to the status of ‘national language’, as ‘Taiwanese’, ... More


Reanalysis and Conservancy of Structure in Chinese

JOHN WHITMAN and WALTRAUD PAUL

in Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272129
eISBN:
9780191709821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272129.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The relegation of syntactic variation to lexical features under the Minimalist Programme has led to a growing awareness that syntactic change should be characterized in the same way: by changes in ... More


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