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Modernization Or Cultural Imperialism

RRP $229.99

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This book focuses on the development of Taiwan's long-standing National Scholarship Program for Overseas Study between 1955 and 2000. The National Scholarship Program can be seen as Taiwan's governmental pursuit of strategic modernization for national and social development. Strategic modernization does not necessarily imply a linear, progressive, and technological modernity; but should be viewed as an adjustable, flexible, and sustainable effort that transforms and assists a nation, like Taiwan, to adapt itself within its constrained and changing post-colonial condition. This view of strategic modernization is based upon an interrogation of the discourses surrounding the scholarship program, using post-colonial theories as a referential framework. The research includes an ethnographic analysis of discourse, investigating the program from two perspectives: the researcher's critical discourse analysis of historical texts, and the narratives provided by program stakeholders. The juxtaposition of these two discursive perspectives not only reveals different facets of the program, but more importantly, tracks the dynamic and constantly unfolding interwoven complex of political, economic and cultural threads that have rarely been considered together.


Origami Heart

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ORIGAMI HEART is the story of Xavier Kidd, probably the most beautiful boy ever to walk the earth. After years of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse at the hands of his trick-turning, waitress mother and her heroin junky boyfriend, Xavier learns the nature of duality and with a heart as big as heaven and filled with wanderlust, he runs away from his past - hoping to embrace a bright, yet unknown future. ORIGAMI HEART is about the fictions that we create in our own minds as an escape from the pains in our lives. It is a must read for anyone who has gone through trauma, dissociated, or simply yearns to understand the darker sides of life.



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