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  • American Magic: From Brilliance to Darkness

    Author:Zhao Yifan

    Abstract: Johan Galtung, a Norwegian writer published in 2008 a book entitled The Fall of the US Empire. This book declares the USA enjoys its “magic” Power, just as the Roman Empire did before. But the US Empire is bound to collapse, so long as its “magic” Power is gone, as the Roman history tells us. Professor Galtung’s prediction about ...

    Column:China and the US by ZHAO Yifan   001-012   Details

  • Gender Politics and Post-colonial Writing in Annamarie Jagose’s Slow Water

    Author:Min Tan

    Abstract: Annamarie Jagose’s novel Slow Water is a neo-Victorian novel based on the colonial history of the British Empire in New Zealand. As a modern novelist, Jagose presents and reconstructs an eclipsed historical event which happened in Victorian age, revealing how the British Empire applied gender politics t...

    Column:Contemporary New Zealand Literature Studies      Details

  • The Overseas Literary Representation of Bougainville Civil War: On Cultural Identity Construction in New Zealand Novel Mister Pip

    Author:Luechang Liu, Le Wu

    Abstract: Due to the intervention of multiple external forces, the Bougainville Civil War in Papua New Guinea has evolved into a regional issue. New Zealand contemporary novelist Lloyd Jones provides a representation of the civil war in Mister Pip, revealing the cultural identity construction of different communities in Melanesia. From the perspective of cultural identity as proposed by Stuart Hall, this paper argues that Mr. Watts who represents the immigrants on Bougainville Island, Dolores and her daughter on behalf of two generations of aborigines, construct their own cultural identities through grafting British culture, protecting native culture and blending the two cultures together. To some extent, Mister Pip metaphorizes the cultural trajecto

    Column:Contemporary New Zealand Literature Studies   023-033   Details

  • Ineffable Desire: On Ethical Anxiety in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

    Author:Yanwen Guo

    Abstract: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” shows the complicated psychological process of courtship. However, the unidentified woman in the poem possibly lacks the reality of presence, while Prufrock obviously shows his sexual desire for women. Yet facing with the ethical dilemma, the poet Eliot skillfu...

    Column:Literature and Culture Studies   034-043   Details

  • A Review of “the Naipaul Fallacy”: Post-colonial Writing in A Bend in the River

    Author:Yuchen Hua

    Abstract: A Bend in the River, as a post-colonial literary canon, epitomizes the literary controversy of “the Naipaul Fallacy.” The main narrator Salim has “double vision” in the sense of Homi Bhabha, through whose perspective the dual desires of colonial empire and nation state are presented objectively...

    Column:Literature and Culture Studies   044-053   Details

  • From “Black/White” to Cosmopolitanism: A Study of Limits in Jessie Fauset’s Plum Bun

    Author:Dingying Wang

    Abstract: Jessie Fauset, an important guide to the Harlem Renaissance, should have been a landmark in the history of African-American literature, but has been overlooked long due to her sentimental Victorian style. Based on Angela’s experience of transgression, this article will analyze the multiple l...

    Column:Literature and Culture Studies   054-064   Details

  • On Wu Mi’s Acceptance of Irving Babbitt’s Literary Thought

    Author:Zhengqi Liu

    Abstract: Influenced by Babbitt’s literary thought, Wu Mi believes that “literature is the representation of life” and his literary creation and criticism are based on and oriented by his concern for human beings and his reflections on human nature. Wu’s acceptance of Babbitt’s literary thought covers mainly three aspects: ...

    Column:Literature and Culture Studies   065-075   Details

  • Western Knowledge, Chinese Classics,Textbooks, and Terminology: A Study of the Activities and Good Practices of National Institute for Compilation and Translation in the Republic of China

    Author:Hanxi Zhu, Quangong Feng

    Abstract: National Institute for Compilation and Translation (NICT), as the highest government-run translation institute during the period of the Nanking National Government, exerted a strong political and cultural influence on the society of the Republic of China. This paper analyzes the practices and achievements of NICT in unifying academic terms, translating western books, editing and reviewing textbooks, as well as compiling and translating Chinese classics. Good practices carried out by NICT are summarized as follows: 1) the institutionalized translation and compilation practice meets the needs of national governance; 2) the intensive intellectual assembly fully integrates domestic cultural resources; 3) the integration of compilation, translation and review helps share and relay its achievements; 4) the balance between absorbing western knowled ...

    Column:Translation Studies   076-087   Details

  • National Translation Research Capacity: Concept and Indicator System Construction

    Author:Weinan Pi, Chunmei Lai, Hongjun Lan

    Abstract: National translation research capacity, as a component of national translation capacity, is significant to the construction of the conceptual system of national translation capacity. National translation research capacity refers to the ability of a country’s research team to discover, analyze and ...

    Column:Translation Studies   088-098   Details

  • Research on the Practice Approaches of Integrating Moral Education through ESP: Taking “Business English Reading” as a Sample

    Author:Hong Zhou, Qiaoqiao Lu

    Abstract: As a part of College English, it is significantly practical for ESP to integrate moral education. Taking “Business English Reading” as a sample, this paper discusses the practice approaches of the integration of moral education with ESP, which is based on the four aspects: teaching objectives, teaching content, teaching methods and teaching assessment and from the five ideological-political dimensions: political identity, national identity, cultural cultivation, professional knowledge and moral qualities, around the issues of “Why shall this be taught?” “What shall be taught?” “Who shall teach?” “Whom shall be taught?” “How shall we teach?” In the discussion of teaching methods, this paper employs professor Wen Qiufang’s POA (Production-Oriented Approach) to explore the practice path.

    Column:Ethical Curriculum Studies   099-109   Details

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