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Tue, Oct. 23rd, 2007, 02:35 pm
black_berry623: chinese history tomes

I'm looking for a definitive book on Chinese history/culture/geography. I constantly find myself wanting to refresh my memory about some aspect about China. Ex: the history of the Na, or the warring states period or Ghengis Khan. I'm looking for a resources that's more detailed than China for dummies, but is still some what reader friendly.

Any suggestions?

Fri, May. 4th, 2007, 06:17 am
qichao: happy may 4th!!!

Wed, Oct. 4th, 2006, 07:20 pm
alagbon: Xiao'erjing

Chinese written with the Arabic alphabet

(x-posted to my own journal.)

Sun, Aug. 13th, 2006, 11:54 pm
suichuu_motor: (no subject)

Does anyone have the non-expiring version of NJStar (2.30, I think) that they can send me? It would REALLY be helpful for me since I will be using it for all of the languages it supports.


Sat, Jul. 15th, 2006, 03:57 pm
alagbon: Language question

What's the Chinese name for one of these things?

Sun, Apr. 2nd, 2006, 11:01 pm
devadasi86: (no subject)

I was looking for a little help...homework help. I'm doing a research paper on why Communism succeeded in China, but for the outline we need to define the three main reasons on why it did succeed. I've found a ton of information, but I'm having difficulty discerning three major reasons. Could someone help me out a bit? Kuomintang, Chang Kiashek, Mao...I'm a bit lost..

Sat, Mar. 18th, 2006, 10:52 pm
niubi: Summer Program in Chinese Film History & Criticism at Beijing Film Academy

I recently discovered this unique, and very cool, program: 1 month, 7 professors, 8 mini-courses, and 12 credits from the University of Washington to intensively study Chinese cinema at the Beijing Film Academy (http://faculty.washington.edu/yomi/bfa-uw.html):

"The program acquaints upper-level undergraduate and M.A. students with the history of Chinese cinema, with critical terms for discussing formal, institutional and ideological concerns, and with the Asian and global contexts of Chinese filmmaking. The intensive program includes eight mini-courses by leading Western and Chinese scholars as well as meetings with Chinese filmmakers. Other activities include weekly excursions in Beijing and vicinity. All classes are taught in English, to a student body from around the world. No knowledge of Chinese language is required."

It sounds interesting to say the least and when you look at the details despite the cost, it is a great deal.

1) you study with 7 international scholars/professors in the field of cinema
2) as the program is open to students worldwide, you have an equally nice chance to commune with a diverse group of fellow students
3) you have the opportunity to meet with Chinese directors and other producers of film in China and visit production sites
4) you receive 12 credits from the University of Washington at a cost that is less than what you would pay as an out of state student - I paid as much just for tuition for a quarter (UW is on a quarter system) when I was an out of state UW student more than 10 years ago; here the cost is for tuition and room. The fee includes tuition, room, and all activities in and around Beijing.

There are no doubt other benefits as well depending on your own perspective. If you have any serious interest at all in this program, immediately email the director because the deadline for applying has passed, but I am sure that they will consider any late applicants who are serious about this wonderful opportunity.

Thu, Feb. 9th, 2006, 09:22 pm
black_berry623: Pearl Buck

Does anyone know where exactly Pearl Buck lived when she was in China?
I know it's Jiang Su and/or Zhe Jiang but I'm not sure on the cities.

Does anyone know if they do tours of her home?

What about her Chinese name?


Thu, Dec. 15th, 2005, 11:27 pm
mysteena: (no subject)

I'm writing a paper on Chinese women's experiences in the 1940-50's Communist take over. I've found primary sources that are all positive about the changes made by the Communist party. The women who've written these sources all praise the liberation and freedom they received as a result of the changes made by the Communists. However, most of my secondary sources point out many negative effects of the Communist party. For example, even though the Land Reform promised land to women, many women still did not actually get to hold land in their name (so claims the secondary source.)

My question is this: Why can't I find primary sources that talk about the negative aspects for women during the Communist reforms? Do you know of any I could use? Or, is it possible that the women who had negative experiences would not have access to record their experiences? Perhaps they were the illiterate, etc,?

Thanks :)

Wed, Nov. 30th, 2005, 11:14 pm
dragonmasterkat: question about the japanese

Hi, i'm new to this community and just joined because I have a quick question and I want to get more than one view on this question. Last year my sister went to china for a year to teach english, and my sister's friend's student is near by at smith, and stayed with us for thanksgiving. One of the topics that came up was why the chinese hated the japanese so much. We went into a whole discussion about what the japanese did to the chinese in world war II, and this is the question/topic that came up.

How do you think the holocost relates to what the japanese did to the chinese in world war II? Was it worse or vise versa, or the same? And just general comments on the topic.

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