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Terry O’Reilly: Contemporary Aboriginal. The Mixing.

With deep reverence for their cultures, Terry O’Reilly shares the journeys of an American playwright among the Saisiyat, Amis, Paiwan and Atayal peoples of Taiwan. Terry O’Reilly is an internationally active director, playwright and teacher. Co-artistic director of Mabou Mines Theater Company, New York, which has produced three of his

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Lance Crisler: The Rise of Fiction in the Legal Cases of Early China

Lance’s current project explores recently excavated legal manuscripts, which date to the Han and pre-Han period (~200 BCE). Lance’s research examines plot creation in these early legal case files to discover the larger implications of the early role of fiction in Chinese legal and historical narrative texts. Lance Crisler is

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Mary Hamilton: Boat Building and the Role of the Boat in Tao Culture

Mary Hamilton’s research focuses on traditional boat building and its role in Tao culture, from the first meeting to decide to build a boat to its completion and ritual initiation. Mary Hamilton is a graduate of Fordham University. As a Fulbright Fellow at National Taitung University’s Department of Public and

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Lance Crisler: The Rise of Fiction in the Legal Cases of Early China

Lance’s current project explores recently excavated legal manuscripts, which date to the Han and pre-Han period (~200 BCE). Lance’s research examines plot creation in these early legal case files to discover the larger implications of the early role of fiction in Chinese legal and historical narrative texts. Lance Crisler is

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My Fulbright Experience at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlU0pTh-q18 In her video about her experiences at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Chen discusses her interest in researching child maltreatment and domestic violence. She was located in the Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury, and Environmental Health, specifically at the National Center for Injury Prevention and

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Afternoon at The Getty

     It was a sunny afternoon when I visited the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. I took a bus to the foot of the hill where it is situated, and then I lined up for the tram to take me up the hill. The Getty is a museum that

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The Meaning of John Dewey’s Trip to China, 1919-1921

     This year, in addition to teaching American philosophy in Taiwan, I have been researching John Dewey’s visit to China from 1919-1921.  The facts surrounding Dewey’s visit are fairly well known.  Dewey arrived in China at the height of the May Fourth Movement.  His former students invited him to

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Teaching Dewey in Taiwan

In the fall semester of 2014, I taught a seminar on American philosophy to graduate students in the Philosophy department at National Taiwan University.  The main focus of the course was on the work of John Dewey, an American philosopher who, along with his wife Alice, spent over two years

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