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The Ancient Chinese Language

Lukáš Zádrapa.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 23404 words.

This article covers linguistics of Chinese language in the historical period from the earliest records around 1200 bce to Late Han. It should be emphasized at the very beginning that the...

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Ancient Chinese Religion

Mu-chou Poo.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 6905 words.

Religion is a form of activity and mental attitude that helps humans deal with real or imagined extrahuman forces that influence human life. In ancient China from the Neolithic to the...

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Buddhist Monasticism

Ann Heirman.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 8747 words.

In symbiosis with the laity, Buddhist monasticism has played a major role in the development of Buddhism in China. Starting shortly after the beginning of the Common Era, in the Later Han...

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Calligraphy

Amy McNair.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 17015 words.

Calligraphy is the art of writing characters with a brush and ink. Yet, the word “calligraphy,” from the Greek kalligraphía (beautiful writing), is something of a mistranslation of the...

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Central-Local Relations

Yongnian Zheng and Cuifen Weng.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 8180 words.

According to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China, the local administration is divided into three tiers: province, county, and township. In reality, however, it is a...

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Ceramics

Ellen Huang.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 8582 words.

Since the mid-19th century the scholarship on Chinese ceramics in Western languages and in the Chinese language has proceeded in two main directions: (1) technical studies based on the use...

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Chiang Kai-shek

Jeremy E. Taylor.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 8223 words.

Chiang Kai-shek (Jiang Jieshi 蔣介石)—also referred to as Chiang Chung-cheng (Jiang Zhongzheng 蔣中正)—is one of the most controversial figures in modern Chinese history. He is also one of the...

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Chiang Kai-shek

Jeremy Taylor.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 8223 words.

Chiang Kai-shek (Jiang Jieshi 蔣介石)—also referred to as Chiang Chung-cheng (Jiang Zhongzheng 蔣中正)—is one of the most controversial figures in modern Chinese history. He is also one of the...

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Children’s Culture and Social Studies

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald and Zitong Qiu.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 9117 words.

The study of childhood is crucial to understanding contemporary Chinese society and culture. Successive generations of childhood since the mid-20th century have been given the burden of...

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China and Africa

May Tan-Mullins.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online October 2016 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 11851 words.

Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949, modern China-Africa relations have gone through fluctuating periods, influenced by exogenous and endogenous factors. In...

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