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Inner World of Drifting Chinese People: Narrative Functions of Motifs in Peter Ho-sun Chan’s Love TrilogyDownload
This thesis focuses on the narrative functions of motifs in Peter Ho-sun Chan’s love trilogy films on drifting Chinese people since the 1980s. The examination of object/setting motifs in Chapter One contributes to the understanding of character-traits. Chapter Two especially discusses the use of...
This paper focuses on a genre of Heian literature I have called preludes (jo 序). The sort of preludes examined here are those preserved in a number of twelfth century literary anthologies—more specifically, those preludes appended to collections of poems composed during public banquets held...
Karaito sōshi is a tale that falls within a genre of stories from 14th century Japan known as otogi-zōshi, or ‘companion tales’. It was included in the Edo period (1603-1867) anthology, Otogi-bunko, as an example of a late medieval Heike monogatari (13th century) reception text, and was...
In the Japanese language, it is known that when the evidential -soo da ‘looks like’ connects to a negative predicate, an additional element sa occasionally appears between the negative marker and -soo da, giving rise to two different forms, -na-soo da and -nasa-soo da. An example is shown below: ...
Spoken and written data were analysed to examine the use of first person pronouns (1PP) in Japanese by non-native speakers (NNS), and then compared to 1PP use by native speakers (NS). For English NS who are used to obligatory subjects in their L1, Japanese 1PP poses challenges since Japanese 1PP...
Treading in the Formaldehyde of Tradition: Kata as Somatic Text in the Japanese Nō and Kyōgen TheatresDownload
One of the misconceptions of Western audiences of traditional Japanese theatre, particularly the medieval dramatic theatre nō and its comic counterpart kyōgen, is that they are “museum arts.” That is, that they are now only being performed in an attempt to preserve them as intangible cultural...
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...
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...