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Author: Darryl Sterk

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 anticipated advantage. The

In: International Journal of Taiwan Studies
Author: Mark McConaghy

prevailing writing styles and scripts on offer, namely classical Chinese, Chinese baihua , and Japanese. Yet none of them could be said to have a direct relationship to the Minnan tongue which was the predominant spoken language of everyday life. If, as Japanese and Chinese cultural reformers had argued

In: International Journal of Taiwan Studies
Author: Yunxiang Yan

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

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In: European Journal of East Asian Studies
Author: Ruijing Wang

life’ (Alting Von Geusau 1983: 249) that defines their ethnic identity (Kammerer 1990; Tooker 1992), made the child a dangerously polluting ‘not-good baby’ ( buhao de wawa ‘不好的娃娃’) or ‘ tsawrpaeq ’ 3 who, in Akha terms, ought to be eliminated. The Akha concept of a ‘not-good baby’ includes those born

In: European Journal of East Asian Studies
Author: Guido Sprenger

egalitarianism, as indicators of particular values that people pursue, sometimes more and sometimes less explicitly. These aim to realise a life at the margins of, but with considerable autonomy from, the central states of the lowlands. The uplanders’ good life, according to Scott, thus consists primarily of

In: European Journal of East Asian Studies
Author: Paul B. Foster

fiction was monetarily motivated. When publisher/editor Bao Tianxiao searched out Xiang in 1922, he found an opium smoker, residing with a dog, a monkey, and a mistress, and got a promise to write a couple of pieces. Those works resulted in an introduction to Shen Zhifang, who was starting a popular

In: East Asian Publishing and Society

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

In: European Journal of East Asian Studies
Author: David Koh

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

In: European Journal of East Asian Studies
Author: Lu Pan

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

In: European Journal of East Asian Studies
Author: Youngjin Kang

behaviours and experiences. For instance, previous studies have considered the first-hand experiences of prisoners or of individuals living inside and outside a gated community (Clonen 2008; Haller and Kolind 2018; Low 1997). It has also been suggested that a place influences people’s behaviour (Low and

In: European Journal of East Asian Studies