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Cross-Cultural Studies and Aesthetics Discursive Transformations in China

This paper discusses the theoretical system of Chinese aesthetics.

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History and Storytelling: Tracking Clues in Thomas Pynchon’s "V." and Christa Wolf’s "Cassandra"

Christa Wolf’s Cassandra and Thomas Pynchon’s V constitute two strikingly different 20th century imaginative engagements with, and challenges to, realist generic conventions of historical fiction and the assumptions about history.

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Comedy, Creativity, and Culture: A Metamodern Perspective

Neither creativity theory nor humour theory exists in a cultural vacuum. This metamodern perspective on comedy will collapse the binary oppositions of novelty and tradition, and theory and practice.

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Experimentalism and Phenomenology in Interwar Romania

This article will invite readers to discover interwar Romania, namely the “competition” between experimentalism and phenomenology. An important dimension of experimentalism is given by its political connotation.

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Published online: June 20, 2014

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What Should I Become? Proposing a Chinese Female Identity from a Study of Selected Contemporary Chinese Self-help Literature

This paper is a study of selected Chinese self-help books targeting female readers. Although the genre claims to offer advice, it is often a perpetuation of ideological expectations on women.

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Negotiating Public Space: The Post-Soviet Linguistic Landscape in Kazakhstan

This paper demonstrates the insights that analysis of the linguistic landscape can provide into language policy debates. It is based on the changes in the post-Soviet space in Kazakhstan.

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Child Allowances in Israel: The Effectiveness of Biopolitical Processes in Controlling Israel’s Population

This work explores the process of how Israel employs biopolitics, in the form of child allowances, to try and shape its population in ways most advantageous to Jewish-Israelis.

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Published online: June 20, 2014

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The Legacy of Conflict: Young People and Peace-building in Northern Ireland

During years of conflict in Northern Ireland young people have always been central to the "Troubles" as rioters, combatants, or victims. This presentation will explore their role in building peace.

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Training Students to be Autonomous Learners

Student training on being a good autonomous learner should be seen as an essential goal of all learning. A course “Learning to Learn” will help them to become skillfully self-directed.

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Published online: June 18, 2014

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Opportunities and Challenges: Preparing Generalist Teacher Education Students in Music Education in Australia

This paper explores challenges and opportunities sessional staff face when preparing pre-service teachers as generalist music teachers.

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Published online: June 18, 2014

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