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This thesis examines two paintings on the subject of the Red Cliff boat trip (Chibi zhouyou) both made in 1943 by the modern Chinese ink painter, Fu Baoshi (1904-1965). In the history of Chinese painting, the Red Cliff is an unfading memorial in the collective memory of Chinese literati, and was...
In Mandarin Chinese, the particle ne has been studied using written text, constructed examples, and hypothetical discourse settings. However, these studies overlooked the interaction and relationships that exist between speakers when considering the usage of ne. In this thesis, we analyze the...
A Preliminary Investigation of Yilan Creole in Taiwan: Discussing predicate position in Yilan CreoleDownload
Yilan Creole is a Japanese-based creole with features from an Austronesian language, Atayal, spoken in Yilan County, Taiwan. It was recognized by Chien and Sanada in 2006 (Chien & Sanada, 2010a), but much is still unknown about the language. Yilan Creole possesses many linguistic features of the...
This thesis explores the phonetic features, morphological classification, and discourse function of Chinese Internet homophones based on the Leiden Weibo Corpus (a corpus of Chinese micro-blogging). The analyses show that more than half of the Chinese Internet homophones in the data retain the...
This thesis investigates the response token dui dui dui (right right right) in Mandarin conversation from a multimodal perspective. Two types of dui dui dui are found in the data. The first type serves to display recipient’s affiliation with the speaker’s immediate previous assertion. The second...
A study of the interactional function of the tag question dui bu dui in Mandarin conversation from a multimodal perspectiveDownload
This thesis investigates the interactional function of the tag question dui bu dui (‘right?’) in Mandarin conversation and the prosodic and visual features involved in its production. Adopting the methodology of Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics, the present study explores the...
Miyako is a language spoken on remote southern Japanese islands near Taiwan. Although it is often considered a dialect of Japanese, Miyako is recognized as a separate language by UNESCO, with a status of “definitely endangered”. Some research has been done on this slowly disappearing language...
Decades of efforts by Sinologists like Marcel Granet, A.C. Graham, and Roger Ames, have been put into explicating the notion of “correlative thinking” in the Laozi and other early Chinese texts. There is, however, no consensus among scholars of the field about exactly what they mean by the term...
This thesis examines the Ming (1368-1644) literatus Jin Shengtan’s (ca. 1608-1661) commentaries on Du Fu’s (712-770) poetry and his imitation of Du Fu. The first chapter focuses on Jin Shengtan’s commentaries on Du Fu’s poem series “Autumn Stirrings Eight Poems,” analyzing how Jin Shengtan,...
Beyond Cantonese: Articulation, Narrative and Memory in Contemporary Sinophone Hong Kong, Singaporean and Malaysian LiteratureDownload
This thesis examines Cantonese in Sinophone literature, and the time- and place- specific memories of Cantonese speaking communities in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia after the year 2000. Focusing on the literary works by Wong Bik-wan (1961-), Yeng Pway Ngon (1947-) and Li Zishu (1971-), this...