Chinese and Chinese American Life-Writing
Through a comparison of Chinese and Chinese American (auto)biographical accounts, this article facilitates a transpacific literary exchange that tracks cultural persistence and diffusion, offers a transnational perspective on the alleged absence of indigenous Chinese autobiography and the controversial use of fake "Orientalist" material in Chinese American life-writing, and highlights the need for bicultural literacy in grappling with this literature....
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Does social class affect nutrition knowledge and food preferences among Chinese urban adults
Matthieu CLEMENT1, C¨Śline BONNEFOND2
1GREThA (CNRS), Bordeaux University, France,2CATT, Pau University, France
The purpose of this article is to analyse the influence of social class on nutrition knowledge and food preferences among Chinese urban adults with an emphasis on the middle class. First, we propose a multidimensional definition of social class that combines income, occupation and education.We highlight the heterogeneity of the Chinese middle class with four distinct groups: the elderly and inactive middle class, the old middle class, the lower middle class and the new middle class....
Erasing the Dead in Kaixiangong Ancestry and Cultural Transforms in Southern China
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
This article is based on a re-reading of the classical field monograph on Jiangsu Province, written by Fei Xiaotong in the 1930s. It highlights the forms of ancestral worship that prevailed there, forms that from a comparative perspective seem at odds with more general views on the topic. The ethnography is weak but suggestive, indicating a cultural strategy in which the dead were transformed from being benign ancestors into being efficacious gods....
Study on Evaluation and Influence Factors of Floating Population Social Integration in Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan
Chen Xiangman and Zhai Xiaoye
According to the data of floating population dynamic monitoring survey organized by National Population and Family Planning Commission of China, floating population social integration in Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan is evaluated and its influence factors are analyzed on factor analysis and OLS econometric model....
A Pragmatic Study on Refusal Strategies by Chinese College Nursing Majors
Li xin1,Sun Jieqiong2
1Shanghai International Studies University,China 2Shanghai Institute Of Health Sciences,China
The purpose of this study is to investigate the refusal strategies employed by Chinese college nursing majors, which is studied in the framework of speech acts theory, cooperative principle, face theory and politeness principle.The survey is carried out among a portion of students from Shanghai Institute of Health Science in the form of DCT Questionnaire....