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1、Politicized Society: Taiwan’s Struggle with its One-Party Past 2017/11/30

摘要:This book explores a relatively uncharted area of democratic transitions: the empirical study of intensely politicized transitional societies. In particular, it addresses the problems of protracted democratic transitions that occur when a one-party state has been incompletely dismantled. Due to an initially smooth political transition from one-party authoritarianism to multi-party politics, Taiwan’s gradual process of democratization has been celebrated as one of the most successful cases of political transformation. However, this political transition was incomplete and, especially since 2000 when the first non-Kuomintang president was elected, Taiwan has been marked by protracted political struggles together with an intense politicization of society that threatens the sustainability of the country’s democratic politics. This updated and expanded edition draws out the broader implications of the book’s argument regarding the politicization of society, and ponders the prospects for Taiwan’s democracy in the shadow of a dominant China. Not only scholars and students of East Asian politics will find this an illuminating study but also policy-makers, NGOs, businesses, journalists and many others interested in Taiwan and Greater China, and in democratic transition more generally. About the Author Dr Mikael Mattlin is a senior lecturer and adjunct professor at the University of Turku. A fluent Mandarin speaker, he has specialized in the politics, foreign policy and political economy of Greater China since 1995.
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2、The Continuation of Ancient Mathematics:Wang Xiaotong’s Jigu suanjing, Algebra and Geometry in 7th- Century China 2017/6/30

摘要:After the collapse of Roman civilization, knowledge of mathematics dwindled in Europe. In the Arab world, however, the works of ancient mathematicians like Euclid were preserved and built upon by new thinkers like al-Khwarizmi, who became instrumental in spreading Indian mathematics and numerals to the West. What is little known by Western historians, however, is that a parallel development of mathematical knowledge was happening in China. A rare glimpse of this world is offered via a translation and elaboration of one of the canons of classical Chinese mathematical education. Wang Xiaotong’s Continuation of ancient mathematics shows us a stage in the development of the Chinese traditional algebra of polynomials from the 1st to the 14th century CE. Here in the 7th century, columns of numbers used in root-extraction procedures are recognized as equations that can be solved numerically, but these equations cannot yet be manipulated. Wang Xiaotong arrives at numerically solvable polynomials through a variety of ad hoc techniques, including geometric constructions and rhetorical algebra. In the 18th century, it would be shown that all of his problems could be solved by straightforward algebraic manipulation of polynomials using 14th-century Chinese methods. Lim and Wagner’s in-depth study of the Continuation brings this work to an international audience unfamiliar with the history and particulars of Chinese mathematical knowledge. Their worked examples also illuminate the text and invite comparison with the work of medieval mathematicians in the Middle East and Europe.
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3、Western Han: A Yangzhou Storyteller's Script 2017/6/1

摘要:First publication of a genuine storyteller’s script from a Chinese oral tradition in the original and complete form. Unique documentation of the interplay between orality and literacy in Chinese professional storytelling. This mammoth study is a major contribution to the study of Chinese literature, making available to scholars a rare storyteller’s script from the late Qing period. The script is published in its complete form, both in facsimile and transcription, with an English translation also made. Its publication is of high importance not only to preserve knowledge about one of the famous oral traditions of China, but also as a unique documentation of the interplay between orality and literacy in Chinese storytelling. The book is also the first translation into a European language of this popular semi-historical narrative. Moreover, this storyteller’s version is unique and entertaining. The work is an ideal classroom book for students studying Chinese history, literature, oral literature, storytelling, etc. Critical acclaim: 『This discovery of a genuine storyteller’s script has huge implications for scholars of traditional Chinese literature, since the novel was modeled on oral storytelling and the exact relationship between them has been a subject of ongoing debate. Publishing the full script will allow scholars to use this rare find to investigate many vital questions in Chinese popular culture』 (Margaret Wan). 』[A]n excellent collaborative effort between two of the most accomplished scholars in the study of Chinese oral literature』 (Mark Bender). Vibeke Børdahl, Ph. D., Dr. Phil., senior researcher at NIAS, specialises in Chinese oral literature and dialectology. Her recent research is concerned with the interplay of oral and written traditions in Chinese popular literature and performance culture. Her book-length studies and edited volumes include Along the Broad Road of Realism. Qin Zhaoyang's World of Fiction, The Oral Tradition of Yangzhou Storytelling, The Eternal Storyteller, Oral Literature in Modern China, Chinese Storytellers- Life and Art in the Yangzhou Tradition, Four Masters of Chinese Storytelling- Full Length Repertoires of Yangzhou Storytelling on Video, The Interplay of the Oral and Written in Chinese Popular Literature. Liangyan Ge is Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame. Seen as being at the forefront of current research on Chinese storytelling, his research interests include premodern Chinese vernacular fiction and the interplay between the oral and the written in Chinese popular culture and literature.
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