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Philip Brown: Dam(ned) Imperialism: The Case of the Wusantou Dam

    Dr. Philip Brown examines an unusual Japanese colonial enterprise that has been remembered not as the epitome of imperialistic evil, but in highly laudatory terms, especially since democratization in Taiwan. He was exploring the development of the Jianan water control project constructed between 1920 and 1930 under Japanese

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Benjamin Brose: Xuanzang’s Skull

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVuwUTwAJQI    Dr. Benjamin Brose discusses some of the ways Buddhist relics have been employed by modern political regimes to evoke patriotic sentiments at home and to establish diplomatic and economic alliances abroad. He is currently conducting research on modern representations of the Tang monk, pilgrim, and scholar Xuanzang (600?-664).    Benjamin

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Reflections on Illiteracy

“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.” ―M. Angelou One challenge that I didn’t understand in its entirety when I accepted my grant to come to

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美國求學生活淺談

     窗外飄著細雪,客廳的地毯上放著還沒打包完的行李箱,書桌上散落著期末報告的相關書籍,我又打開電腦默默地敲打著要交給傅爾布萊特的心得報告。這麼忙碌的生活,就是來到美國後的日常生活寫照。總是在準備著下一份報告,總是在規劃著另一個申請計劃,彷彿無止盡的學習,努力,這就是我來到俄亥俄州立大學攻讀博士的實際情況。

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美國體驗

     申請傅爾布萊特華語教學獎助計畫之前,我做了好一陣子的線上華語教學,從各國學生的學習反應、造句、作文,能聽聞各地的奇聞軼事,能領會與語言的妙處。有次我讓學生用手勢比出我所說的中文動詞,我說:「吃。」學生同時作勢拿叉子,只有我一個人伸出食指和中指作勢拿筷子扒飯。華語教學的樂趣讓我期待著這次到美國大學教華語,順道體驗與我迥異的生活和文化。

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My Fulbright Experiences at University of Minnesota

       As a Fulbright Taiwan grantee, I always feel honored to introduce my country and discuss culturaldifferences whenever I meet people. When I attended a three-week Fulbright pre-academic program, which was sponsored by Fulbright IIE at Virginia Tech, I met Fulbright grantees from 26 countries. We not only

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A Midyear Reflection on the State of my Research

     I do a lot of reading; it’s part of my job description as a graduate student. I read all types of works: newspaper articles, opinion pieces, scientific data, political diatribe, etc. I also read quite a bit of Chinese literature and modern scholarship on such works. Recently, it

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