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Japanese distal demonstrative are ‘that’ has long been examined mostly with regard to its spatial use and overt expression in discourse by using constructed sentences. With regard to spatial use, are is used to refer to something far from both the speaker and the addressee (Sakuma 1992 ,...
Bai Xianyong’s writing has two dimensions; one is “decline”, and the other is “youth”. Rooted in the fracture of historical trauma experience, “decline” stands for the last mainlander. However, the theme of Taipei People is not limited to the decline of a class, but rather “after the ending”,...
The Social Functions of Cantonese Opera in the Edmonton Chinese Community 1890-2009: From Sojourners to SettlersDownload
This thesis expands prior academic studies on the social context of Cantonese opera by analyzing its social functions and the role it plays in the Edmonton Chinese community from 1890 to 2009. This study affirms the versatility of Cantonese opera as an art form that has been transmitted overseas...
This thesis argues that the concept of “women’s poetry” in contemporary China emerged not as a feminist critical approach or a methodology for women poets to question gender values of the patriarchy, but as a new analytical method for the critic and a poetic strategy for the poet to refute the...
This thesis examines the narrative function of “meal scenes” in Ang Lee’s family trilogy films, exploring how food in them constructs meaning and indicates the complex nature of human relationships. Food preparation serves as a liberating element to express the cook’s repressed love to others and...
The Modernist Self in Early-Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature: Shishōsetsu (the “I-novel”) and the Writings of Shiga NaoyaDownload
Shiga Naoya志賀直哉 (1883-1971) is widely recognized as a defining writer of shishōsetsu 私小説 (literally “I-novel,” the novel of the self), a literary genre prospering in Japan from the 1900s to the 1930s. A general assumption about shishōsetsu is that they are a faithful account of the author’s...
The Influence of Bookshop Printing on the Creation of the Sequels to the Romance of the Three KingdomsDownload
In the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) dynasties of China, there was a close relationship between the printing industry and the creation of novels. The commercialization of novels, free from strict cultural policies, began in about 1522, the first Jiajing year of the Ming dynasty. This...
The history of Buddhism cannot be understood solely in terms of theological or philosophical development; one must also attend to the social, cultural, and political changes that inevitably shaped and re-shaped the religion, its adherents, and its practices as it journeyed throughout Asia and...
Style shifting in Japanese native/non-native conversation: an in depth analysis of short/long form usageDownload
There are two distinct styles of predicates in Japanese: the long form and the short form. The former is associated with politeness/formality, while the latter is reserved for more intimate social settings. It is expected that when the relationship of the speakers and the setting remains the...