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Macau

By Christina Miu Bing Cheng
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  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Isbn : 9622094864
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
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Macau, on the threshold of the twentieth-first century, is perhaps a harbinger of a new urban culture. Having been nurtured by the sharply constrasting legacies of China and Portugal, this unique city manages to meld cultural differences and avoid the destructiveness of ethnic clashes. It is thus likened here to the Roman deity Janus, who is usually depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions. By concentrating on the ambivalent history of Macau, the author reveals the historical reality of cultural vacillation between two political entities and the emergence of a creole minority - the Macanese. With a judicious use of English, Chinese, and Portuguese sources, she has provided a pathbreaking, multi-focal perspective of the last Portuguese outpost in Asia. In light of the 'decolonization' of Macau in December 1999, the author's analysis challenges the easy assumptions of the causal sequence: colonialism/postcolonialism, and opens up an interdisciplinary purview of a local instance in cross-cultural studies.

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 My parents fled Macau in 1981, when I was four years old. I was placed on my mother’s lap, and we drove off. I couldn’t see much, just shadows and glimpses of empty cobblestone streets. Macau was built on a peninsula that juts out from the south China coastline. It was connected to two trailing islands by bridges. #2 I was moved to a new home in Macau, China. I was sandwiched between two very tall beds of unpainted pine, three and four bunks high. Everyone had white-blond angelic hair, except me. #3 I have two mommies. They are almost opposites in looks: Mommy Esther has a straight, aquiline nose, blue eyes, and straight hair, while Mommy Ruthie has a rounded face, slightly olive skin, dark brown eyes, and frizzy hair. I take after my father, with his white Swedish German skin and light brown hair. #4 I was in the process of moving to Macau with my mother and father when I got the chance to visit an old Chinese farmhouse that had been left vacant for seven years. It was no wonder the owner was renting it to us for cheap.

Missionary Linguistics III / Lingüística misionera III

By Otto Zwartjes,Gregory James,Emilio Ridruejo
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Isbn : 902729173X
  • Pages : 357
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 984
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Book Summary:

This third volume on Missionary Linguistics focuses on morphology and syntax. It contains a selection of papers derived from the international conferences on missionary linguistics held in Hong Kong/Macau and Valladolid. As with the previous two volumes (2004, on general issues, and 2005, on orthography and phonology), this volume looks at methodology and descriptive techniques from a historical point of view, offering articles of interest to historiographers of linguistics, typologists, and descriptive linguists. It presents research into languages such as Tarasco (Pur’épecha), Massachusett, Nahuatl, Conivo, Sipibo, Guaraní, Vietnamese, Tamil, Southern Min Chinese dialects, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Tagalog and other Austronesian languages, such as Yapese and Chamorro.

Software Engineering 2

By Dines Bjørner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 354033193X
  • Pages : 780
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 376
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The art, craft, discipline, logic, practice and science of developing large-scale software products needs a professional base. The textbooks in this three-volume set combine informal, engineeringly sound approaches with the rigor of formal, mathematics-based approaches. This volume covers the basic principles and techniques of specifying systems and languages. It deals with modelling the semiotics (pragmatics, semantics and syntax of systems and languages), modelling spatial and simple temporal phenomena, and such specialized topics as modularity (incl. UML class diagrams), Petri nets, live sequence charts, statecharts, and temporal logics, including the duration calculus. Finally, the book presents techniques for interpreter and compiler development of functional, imperative, modular and parallel programming languages. This book is targeted at late undergraduate to early graduate university students, and researchers of programming methodologies. Vol. 1 of this series is a prerequisite text.

China Telecom Monthly Newsletter

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  • Publisher : Information Gatekeepers Inc
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
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  • Reads : 610
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Read and download full book China Telecom Monthly Newsletter

Memoirs of a Middle-Aged Hummingbird

By Suellen Zima
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9780595838585
  • Pages : 436
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 487
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On this long, unique, extraordinary journey, we join an American middle-aged teacher as she wanders the world. Emigrating to Israel in 1983, she takes us to a boarding school where she cares for newly arrived Ethiopian teenage immigrants. We follow her next to a small Israeli Arab town. In 1988, she takes us back to China as it can never be seen again, and through her students' lives, watches its tumultuous changes from then until 2005. Taiwan, Macau, Bali, and Korea also become "home," while New Zealand, Fiji, Turkey, Vietnam, Russia, and Iceland, among others, beckon briefly, but she always returns to China. Through the enthralling details of the everyday life of ordinary people, the reader virtually lives their struggles, fears, achievements, joys and dreams. Curiosity, intensity, and the journals she keeps along the way are her constant traveling companions. This independent budget traveler keenly experiences cultures, like a hummingbird with feet planted firmly in mid-air, hovering, drinking deeply, and then flitting away to return another day. Interwoven throughout are her personal, emotional, and spiritual journeys. This is a true life odyssey any seasoned or armchair traveler will want to explore.

The Bewitching Braid

By David Brookshaw
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Isbn : 9622097189
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 264
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The Bewitching Braid, set in Macau in the 1930s, is a tale of forbidden love between a Macanese boy from a privileged family in the 'Christian' city and a beautiful water-seller from the 'Chinese' quarter of Cheok Chai Un. Against a background of small-town prejudice, the story traces the trials and tribulations of the couple in their attempts to be accepted in their respective communities and to understand each other across their cultural divides. The novel is a look into the inner world of the Eurasian inhabitants of the city, and their relationship with their Chinese and Portuguese legacies. Here, Senna Fernandes depicts the emergence of a new, more liberal Macao, in which its Portuguese and Chinese traditions are harmonized by true love. The original Portuguese version, A Tranca Feiticeira, was made into a successful film in 1997.

The Routledge International Handbook of Language Education Policy in Asia

By Andy Kirkpatrick,Anthony J. Liddicoat
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317354508
  • Pages : 484
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 107
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This must-have handbook offers a comprehensive survey of the field. It reviews the language education policies of Asia, encompassing 30 countries sub-divided by regions, namely East, Southeast, South and Central Asia, and considers the extent to which these are being implemented and with what effect. The most recent iteration of language education policies of each of the countries is described and the impact and potential consequence of any change is critically considered. Each country chapter provides a historical overview of the languages in use and language education policies, examines the ideologies underpinning the language choices, and includes an account of the debates and controversies surrounding language and language education policies, before concluding with some predictions for the future.

Managing Complex Change in School

By Alejandro Salcedo Garcia,Keith Morrison,Ah Chung Tsoi,Jinming He
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317803728
  • Pages : 254
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 988
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Book Summary:

Leading and managing change in schools is a complex topic. In this timely book the authors take the reader through a journey of how to lead and manage multidimensional change in order to create engaged learners, teachers, leaders and managers. They provide a readable and straightforward account of a major, high-profile innovation in one school and draw from it key lessons for leaders and managers of change in schools. Managing Complex Change in School synthesizes a wealth of literature and research on managing change, and shows how the emerging field of complexity theory can inform the effective management of multidimensional change. Arising from an in-depth, mixed methods evaluation of the key school, this book is practice-focused and is an invaluable companion for practitioners handling positive change in schools.