This book offers a precise and rigorous analysis of the meanings of offensive words in Chinese. Adopting a semantic and cultural approach, the authors demonstrate how offensive words can and should be systematically researched, documented and accounted for as a valid aspect of any language. The book will be of interest to academics, practitioners and students of sociolinguistics, language and culture, linguistic taboo, Chinese studies and Chinese linguistics.
This book offers a precise and rigorous analysis of the meanings of offensive words in Chinese.
Author: Adrian Tien
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Rhythms, conceptual metaphors, and political language convey meanings of which Chinese speakers themselves may not be aware. Link’s Anatomy of Chinese contributes to the debate over whether language shapes thought or vice versa, and its comparison of English with Chinese lends support to theories that locate the origins of language in the brain.
Words like phenomenon, element, individual (as a noun), objective, categorical, ... decides that bananas are bad, the official can say “I meant apples.
Author: Perry Link
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
How was the concept of 'personality' perceived in (late-imperial) China? Re-constructing the main features describing the individual, and firmly based on a variety of sources, this volume is a reflection on personality and its attributes in China.
If we say that energy is bad, then principle is also bad; if we say that ... The play on words is based on a twofold allusion as it not only connects ...
Author: Paolo Santangelo
As the world watched the crumbling away of communist regimes in Eastern Europe, the pro-democracy movement in China was dealt a severe blow in June of 1989. Also referred to as the June 4th Incident, the Tiananmen Square protest included students, intellectuals, and workers demanding democratic reforms and social change. To break up the escalating protest armed soldiers stormed the square killing close to two hundred demonstrators and injuring thousands more. Culture and Politics in China explores the events, trends, and tendencies that led to the student demonstrations. This volume objectively presents a wide range of information permitting readers a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances that culminated on the events of June 4, 1989. Documents include eyewitness accounts by student leaders Chai Ling and Wu'er Kaixi, the speeches of Deng Xiaoping and Yang Shangkun justifying the use of force, analysis of the events by the Marxist theorist Su Shaozhi, the writings of young intellectuals Yan Jiaqi, Liu Xiaobo, and others. Selections include essays on the May Fourth Movement of 1919 and the television documentary, the "Yellow River Elegy" which question the Chinese cultural tradition. Leading political scientists contribute to this volume. Lee presents an analysis of the role of Deng Xiaoping in the events at Tiananmen Square, and his views on the Chinese Communist party-state and the pro-democracy movement King Tsao, who was at the square, views the demonstrations as a form of civil disobedience and dissent against the party-state. He gives an eyewitness account and a contextual analysis of some of the events and underlying themes. Steven Mark, a journalist, presents an analysis of the various roles of both the Chinese and Western press, beginning with their role in shaping public opinion before the demonstrations and continuing as the media scrambled to cover China's biggest news story since the communist takeover in 1949. Those who
An Anatomy of Tiananmen Square Peter Li. attention. ... For several minutes, the two hurled insults at each other, throwing in some choice cuss words.
Author: Peter Li
Category: Political Science
From Tony Hsieh to Amy Chua to Jeremy Lin, Chinese Americans are now arriving at the highest levels of American business, civic life, and culture. But what makes this story of immigrant ascent unique is that Chinese Americans are emerging at just the same moment when China has emerged -- and indeed may displace America -- at the center of the global scene. What does it mean to be Chinese American in this moment? And how does exploring that question alter our notions of just what an American is and will be? In many ways, Chinese Americans today are exemplars of the American Dream: during a crowded century and a half, this community has gone from indentured servitude, second-class status and outright exclusion to economic and social integration and achievement. But this narrative obscures too much: the Chinese Americans still left behind, the erosion of the American Dream in general, the emergence -- perhaps -- of a Chinese Dream, and how other Americans will look at their countrymen of Chinese descent if China and America ever become adversaries. As Chinese Americans reconcile competing beliefs about what constitutes success, virtue, power, and purpose, they hold a mirror up to their country in a time of deep flux. In searching, often personal essays that range from the meaning of Confucius to the role of Chinese Americans in shaping how we read the Constitution to why he hates the hyphen in "Chinese-American," Eric Liu pieces together a sense of the Chinese American identity in these auspicious years for both countries. He considers his own public career in American media and government; his daughter's efforts to hold and release aspects of her Chinese inheritance; and the still-recent history that made anyone Chinese in America seem foreign and disloyal until proven otherwise. Provocative, often playful but always thoughtful, Liu breaks down his vast subject into bite-sized chunks, along the way providing insights into universal matters: identity, nationalism, family, and more.
One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream Eric Liu ... Perry Link's An Anatomy of Chinese, it's cumbersome to create a Chinese phrase that conveys ...
Author: Eric Liu
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Social Science
This remarkable work explores deep into human psyche and the society to reveal the secret of our startling susceptibility to deceptions, and the heroism required to pursue truth. To different people, same event could make fundamentally different impressions, causing different responses, and ultimately leading us to our different destinies. For example, while topsy-turvy childhood produces subconscious filters that distort the world, peaceful and loving childhood nurture confidence, therefore allowing the subconscious filters to report reality to our consciousness. In the society, the educational, business, economic, political, and international systems cast lies upon us, with the help of nature's antagonistic laws. Only with gallant efforts and through torturous courses, we may, through understanding and taking actions, reach the promise land of honesty, freedom, tranquility, and happiness.
It is not likely for us to see wholesale problems in the U.S. in the scale of Korea or China. In other words, it is not likely that we will see the ...
Author: Pujie Zheng
Category: Social Science
Extremely useful to newcomers and old china hands alike, this Chinese business guide explains how Chinese history and classical literature play a huge role in negotiating in China. Negotiating a deal in China requires patience—a well–known Confucian virtue; persistence—something which comes with time; and survival instincts—something that comes with persistence. For both the uninitiated, negotiations in China may come as a culture shock, laced with frustration. For the experience China trade negotiator, it is a never–ending learning process. For both parties, the secret to negotiating in China may well lie in the knowledge of the military ploys described in China's ancient classics. In The Art of the Deal in China, author Laurence J. Brahm applies Sun Tzu's Art of War, the ultimate guru's statement of military strategy and the Thirty–six Strategies, a collection of sayings which capsulize strategic prowess in ancient Chinese history, to modern–day negotiating situations in China, both commercial and political. The stories in the book, all based on actual happenings, will not only amuse but will provide hope to many foreigners engaged in the often drawn –out and frustrating process of negotiating a deal in China.
Anatomy. of. a. Negotiation. in. China. Friendship. and. Mutual. Understanding. "Yes" is always the first word in a negotiation, not the last, in China.
Author: Laurence J. Brahm
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
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( 2 ) In the arrangement of Chinese words , Chh- and Hs- follow normal alphabetical ... study of anatomy by 40 administrative functions 177 Aetiology and ...
Author: Joseph Needham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
If it had been left to the Chinese themselves to resolve , no doubt the superior numbers of the Communists would long ... not be followed by a Communist invasion of Taiwan as part of a general Communist offensive in the West Pacific .
Author: Dick Wilson
Questions of the nature of understanding and interpretation—hermeneutics—are fundamental in human life, though historically Westerners have tended to consider these questions within a purely Western context. In this comparative study, Zhang Longxi investigates the metaphorical nature of poetic language, highlighting the central figures of reality and meaning in both Eastern and Western thought: the Tao and the Logos. The author develops a powerful cross-cultural and interdisciplinary hermeneutic analysis that relates individual works of literature not only to their respective cultures, but to a combined worldview where East meets West. Zhang's book brings together philosophy and literature, theory and practical criticism, the Western and the non-Western in defining common ground on which East and West may come to a mutual understanding. He provides commentary on the rich traditions of poetry and poetics in ancient China; equally illuminating are Zhang's astute analyses of Western poets such as Rilke, Shakespeare, and Mallarmé and his critical engagement with the work of Foucault, Derrida, and de Man, among others. Wide-ranging and learned, this definitive work in East-West comparative poetics and the hermeneutic tradition will be of interest to specialists in comparative literature, philosophy, literary theory, poetry and poetics, and Chinese literature and history.
In his fervent anatomy of Chinese script, however, Pound seized upon the ... In Chinese the word xi or “practice” is often preceded by the word xue or ...
Author: Longxi Zhang
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
When did the West discover Chinese healing traditions? Most people might point to the "rediscovery" of Chinese acupuncture in the 1970s. In Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts, Linda Barnes leads us back, instead, to the thirteenth century to uncover the story of the West's earliest known encounters with Chinese understandings of illness and healing. A medical anthropologist with a degree in comparative religion, Barnes illuminates the way constructions of medicine, religion, race, and the body informed Westerners' understanding of the Chinese and their healing traditions.
China, Healing, and the West to 1848 Linda L. BARNES. “One feels in effect how imperfect must be the knowledge that the [Chinese] anatomy provides, ...
Author: Linda L. BARNES
Publisher: Harvard University Press
The term is an allusion to anatomy ; as Spears ( 1991 ) points out , chickens have no lips . For other words black people ... Lighter ( 1994 ) lists chinaboy , used for Chinese males regardless of age , as offensive ( see also BOY ) .
Author: Philip Herbst
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
This collection expands the history of Chinese medicine by bridging the philosophical concerns of epistemology and the history and cultural politics of transregional medical formations. Topics range from the spread of gingko’s popularity from East Asia to the West to the appeal of acupuncture for complementing in-vitro fertilisation regimens, from the modernisation of Chinese anatomy and forensic science to the evolving perceptions of the clinical efficacy of Chinese medicine. The individual essays cohere around the powerful theoretical-methodological approach, 'historical epistemology', which challenges the seemingly constant and timeless status of such rudimentary but pivotal dimensions of scientific process as knowledge, reason, argument, objectivity, evidence, fact, and truth. In studying the globalising role of medical objects, the contested premise of medical authority and legitimacy, and the syncretic transformations of metaphysical and ontological knowledge, contributors illuminate how the breadth of the historical study of Chinese medicine and its practices of knowledge-making in the modern period must be at once philosophical and transnational in scope.
As mentioned earlier, Wang's approach to anatomy stirred great controversy in ... In other words, the moral dimensions of this particular form of knowledge ...
Author: Howard Chiang
Publisher: Manchester University Press
The book is about the revival of China in the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century. It has eight parts: (1) The civil revolution in China, (2) The countryside bases, (3) The Long Match of the Red Army, (4) The Anti Japanese War, (5) Decisive civil battles before the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, (6) The Mao Era before the Great Cultural Revolution, (7) The Great Cultural Revolution, and (8) The Reform and opening up. This version of the book is without pictures.
I have always felt that the other side's words are 'also reasonable', 'there should be ... I would like to give it to the medical school's anatomy room.
Author: MAO Min
Publisher: Mao Min
The use of a particular medium will have an influence on a speaker / writer's decision of whether a word will be taboo . In the Chinese language , the spoken medium has a stronger and wider influence than the written medium bed ise many ...
Why do competent armies fail? • Why did the American-led coalition in Iraq fail to wage a classic counter-insurgency campaign for so long after the fall of Baghdad? • Why was the sophisticated Israeli intelligence service so thoroughly surprised by the onslaught of combined Arab armies during the Yom Kippur War of 1973? • How did a dozen German U-boats manage to humiliate the U.S. Navy for nine months in 1942 -- sinking an average of 650,000 tons of shipping monthly? • What made the 1915 British-led invasion of Gallipoli one of the bloodiest catastrophes of the First World War? Since it was first published in 1990, Military Misfortunes has become the classic analysis of the unexpected catastrophes that befall competent militaries. Now with a new Afterword discussing America's missteps in Iraq, Somalia, and the War on Terror, Eliot A. Cohen and John Gooch's gripping battlefield narratives and groundbreaking explanations of the hidden factors that undermine armies are brought thoroughly up to date. As recent events prove, Military Misfortunes will be required reading for as long as armies go to war.
The Anatomy of Failure in War Eliot A. Cohen ... The UN offensive ended barely a day after it began, as Chinese attacks slammed into the Eighth Army and X ...
Author: Eliot A. Cohen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This is Topic 3 of the Selected Topics from The Revival of China. The full book is about the revival of China in the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century. This topic is about how the People's Republic of China was established, including the establishment of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in the year of 1921, the establishment of the Red Bases in countryside, the Long Match of the Red Army, the anti-Japanese fights of the 8th Route Army and the New 4th Army led by CPC, the decisive battles in the civil war between Guomindang Party (GMD) and CPC, and the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in the year of 1949.
"A scholar does not really understand phenomena in the universe, and often turns himself into an incarnation of a lot of abstract words.
Author: MAO Min
Publisher: Mao Min
In this installment of the Alien Ambassador series, China's UFO experience and its reverse engineering efforts are finally exposed. Members of GUTS (Galaxtic University for Technology and Science) leave their underground base on Mars and return to earth with a female Cyanmite that has the ability to travel back in time. With this creature's time travel powers, Tom and his alien wife Crystal travel back in time to learn how our government began its cover-up of all encounters with aliens and their crafts. This book is the second of the Alien Ambassador series
I believe I'm up to seven or eight thousand words, but I only have a few hours of ... The council would never authorize any offensive weapon but only a ...
Author: J J Gregory
By the turn of the twentieth century, Japan’s military and economic successes made it the dominant power in East Asia, drawing hundreds of thousands of Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese students to the metropole and sending thousands of Japanese to other parts of East Asia. The constant movement of peoples, ideas, and texts in the Japanese empire created numerous literary contact nebulae, fluid spaces of diminished hierarchies where writers grapple with and transculturate one another’s creative output. Drawing extensively on vernacular sources in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, this book analyzes the most active of these contact nebulae: semicolonial Chinese, occupied Manchurian, and colonial Korean and Taiwanese transculturations of Japanese literature. It explores how colonial and semicolonial writers discussed, adapted, translated, and recast thousands of Japanese creative works, both affirming and challenging Japan’s cultural authority. Such efforts not only blurred distinctions among resistance, acquiescence, and collaboration but also shattered cultural and national barriers central to the discourse of empire. In this context, twentieth-century East Asian literatures can no longer be understood in isolation from one another, linked only by their encounters with the West, but instead must be seen in constant interaction throughout the Japanese empire and beyond.
Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese Transculturations of Japanese Literature Karen Laura ... He depicts the staff at the medical college, his anatomy teacher Mr.
Author: Karen Laura Thornber
Tommy did not understand even one of these Chinese swear words, ... Kay recognized references to many parts of the human anatomy and animal waste.
Author: Richard L. Smith
Publisher: Xulon Press