are akin to the different alleles of a gene. They might be grammatical forms, or they might be lexical items. For instance, I might choose to say ‘winter hat’ to be sure I am understood, or ‘toque’ to affirm my Canadian identity. Whatever I choose, the choice is theoretically motivated by some
compiling oral histories became the dominant means for feminist scholars to provide ordinary Taiwanese women with the opportunity to narrate their life experiences ( Hsieh & Chang, 2005 : 30–31, 58–59).
While the mid-1990s was a watershed moment in the transformation of gender/women’s studies in Taiwan
number of young villagers have simply ignored the age-old custom of post-marital co-residence to establish their own nuclear families immediately after marriage. 3 Moreover, the stigma of living apart from one’s married son(s) has practically disappeared since a majority of the rural elderly who are
charged with wartime mobilisation submitted a report to the headquarters of the Women’s Advisory Council of the New Life Movement in Chongqing. In it, team leader Gu-Xu Wenrong (顾许文容) reiterated a point Madame Chiang Kai-shek (Song Meiling) made in a speech given in India. 1 In that talk, Gu-Xu claimed
7I immigrants to maintain strong connections with their homelands while eas- ily orienting their lifestyle and habits to the society in which they live. As the boundaries of nations have become blurred, and the acceleration of cultural How motivates every member of society to be a global citizen
Vietnam in 1945 took Hanoi as its capital, Hanoi became a magnet for rural– urban migration. Weak public education of ideas on how former rural residents should adjust to an urban living environment has been part of an explanation for a number of social problems, including littering, and for the concern
living, affordable housing, warm human relations, good quality of life, a hospitable environment, and good health insurance system, it is highly likely that they return eventually. This research therefore suggests the loosening (鬆動) of patrilocal residence in Hong Kong’s modern and rapidly changing
Many families migrate for better opportunities in life and a better future for their children. This process often disconnects individuals from their extended family and support networks, including significant social and cultural connections.
However, with globalization and
According to Karl Scheffler, Berlin was full of modern ugliness. Unlike Paris, Vienna and London, it lacked the spirit that qualifies a real modern metropolis. He blew critique against the city’s provincialism due to its over-acceleration of the city form and its life pace. 11 The time of Berlin’s rapid
elsewhere take part in volunteering. A survey among youth in Beijing suggests that the factors motivating youth to spend time on volunteer work are their interest in the public good, the chance to make life more meaningful, the chance to increase their knowledge and skills and the chance to acquire work