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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Alterstice : Revue internationale de la recherche interculturelle     Open Access  
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anabases     Open Access  
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift f     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Artes Humanae     Open Access  
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Belin Lecture Series     Open Access  
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 54)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dorsal Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Humanities Diliman : A Philippine Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access  
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Humaniora : Journal of Humanities Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La Revue pour l’histoire du CNRS     Open Access  
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Literary and Linguistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Medical Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free  
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Mens : revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle     Full-text available via subscription  
Messages, Sages and Ages     Open Access  
Mind and Matter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Mneme - Revista de Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Modern Italy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Motivation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)

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  • Governance and Good Governance: A New Framework for Political Analysis
    • Authors: Yu Keping
      Pages: 1 - 8
      Abstract: In a time of great change, accelerating globalization and increasing uncertainty, all countries, whether developed or developing, are searching for a new form of governance that is better adapted to the times so as to gain an advantage in economic competitiveness and create substantial and sustainable social growth. As governance theory is becoming the dominant political theory in response to the change, the values backing the discourse and texts consistent with them have helped revise the theory of government in mainstream politics and were agreed upon by global politicians, scholars, officials and entrepreneurs. When we comprehend governance theory based on the practice of public administration in China, it strikes us how theoretically and practically important governance theory is for rebuilding the intellectual system of China’s democratic politics, searching for an institutional platform for good governance, transforming the public policy-making model and getting rid of the practice in public administration in the process of market-oriented development that is inefficient, or even fails in many ways.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0197-4
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Economic or Geopolitical' Explaining the Motives and Expectations of
           the Eurasian Economic Union’s Member States
    • Authors: Artem Patalakh
      Pages: 31 - 48
      Abstract: The essay proceeds from the assumptions that for a economic/political integration group to succeed, first, its participants’ motives should ideally be as alike as possible and not oppose one another and, second, their expectations from integration should correspond to the organisation’s capabilities. In light of these assumptions, the study endeavours to assess the Eurasian Economic Union’s (EAEU) potential for stability and development. First, the author analyses the key motives that were driving its member states’ decisions to enter the organisation, compares them with one another and discusses how the countries’ motives influence their conduct in the union. Second, the author confronts those motives against the EAEU’s activities and the general logic of interstate politics on the post-Soviet space to reckon up whether the bloc’s capabilities fit with the expectations of its member countries. Finally, based on that discussion, the author speculates on how the divergence/convergence of EAEU member states’ goals, as well as the (in-) feasibility of their expectations, affect the organisation’s development.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0191-x
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Cosmopolitan Temporalities: A Sociological Analysis on Climate Imageries
           in Brazil and China
    • Authors: Marcelo Fetz; Estevão Bosco; Emerson Palmieri
      Pages: 49 - 68
      Abstract: Time is a central theoretical resource for climate change science, climate policies, social actions addressing climate change problems, and shaping concepts of uncertainty and ambiguity. This paper presents a debate on how different epistemic climate science communities deal with the concept of time by considering the social construction of climate imageries. To do so, we undertake two case studies on how China and Brazil’s climate communities have shaped situated knowledge based on different historical social experiences that created different modes of dealing with climate change: China has created a concept of time based on practical climate experiences, while Brazil has developed a futuristic sense of how the climate will behave in the future. Finally, we address the idea of cosmopolitan climate imageries originated from hybrid forums and constructed by stocks of knowledge which have been shared transhistorically by different epistemic communities towards a common climate governance.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0180-0
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • From the Dachunniu to the Piñata: Tracing the Alleged Chinese Origin
           of a Mexican Tradition
    • Authors: Yong Chen
      Pages: 69 - 81
      Abstract: This article explores the alleged Chinese origin of the piñata by examining Chinese textual sources and the book attributed to Marco Polo (1254–1324), The Travels of Marco Polo. First, my work will briefly survey the history of the Chinese tradition called Dachunniu (hitting the spring ox) and that of the piñata, speculating on the similarities and possible linkage between the two traditions. Second, it will conduct a textual investigation of the book attributed to Marco Polo and its historical context in order to examine the alleged Chinese connection of the piñata. I argue that the practice of the piñata can be tentatively attributed to the Chinese custom of the Dachunniu and that Marco Polo might have played a key role in the transmission of the tradition, but any definitive conclusion is dependent on additional evidences, textual, or material.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0179-6
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Remembering, Forgetting and Self-Constitution: A Comparison of The Last
           Gentleman and Lanterns on the Levee
    • Authors: Liang Meng
      Pages: 83 - 98
      Abstract: This paper examines in a comparative manner how remembering and forgetting contribute to self-constitution in Walker Percy’s The Last Gentleman and William Alexander Percy’s Lanterns on the Levee. In The Last Gentleman, Will Barrett embarks upon a journey from the North to the South in quest of identity. Lanterns on the Levee features a similar identity quest pursued, this time, by an autobiographer who records the very process of this quest rather than representing it by a fictional character. Percy the stoic restores realness to people in a lost world, from whom he derives his self and in whom his self is deeply rooted, by remembering the personally significant and good past and forgetting the personally insignificant and evil present. In so doing, he not only asserts his personal identity but continues to construct it in an imaginative way. Will, by contrast, seeks to constitute and ascertain his stoic identity both by attempting to forget the everydayness of ordinary life and thereby establish a genuine relationship with people and by undertaking the pursuit of a fatherly figure who echoes his tenacious memory of his father. Both Will and Percy, however, may be called what Kierkegaard calls a knight of infinite resignation.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0181-z
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Enactments of Identity in the New Zealand Short Story
    • Authors: Jack Ross
      Pages: 99 - 117
      Abstract: New Zealand, as a nation, has been in existence for less than two centuries—whether one dates its assumption of sovereignty to the 1835 Declaration of Independence by the Confederation of United Tribes, the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi between Maori and the British Crown, or its attainment of Dominion status in 1907. The question of a separate cultural identity for this post-colonial, multi-cultural country has therefore always been a complex one, and one which has had a strong influence on much of our artistic expression to date: particularly, perhaps because of its inherent tendency towards the self-analysis only really possible within language, literature. The fact that our most famous locally born writer to date, Katherine Mansfield, specialised in the short story has certainly helped to establish that as a vital genre here. This paper accordingly takes four successive anthologies of local short fiction—Frank Sargeson’s Speaking for Ourselves (1945), Michael Morrissey’s The New Fiction (1985), Warwick Bennett and Patrick Hudson’s Rutherford’s Dreams (1995), and Tina Shaw and Jack Ross’s Myth of the twenty-firstCentury (2006)—and attempts to characterise their respective, overlapping visions of New Zealand identity by conducting a close reading of a representative story from each of them. The essay concludes with a call for a new anthology which might attempt to give expression to this series of gradual erosions of our initial cultural certainties into something more adequate to the realities of our place in the world, both geographically and culturally.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0170-2
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Social Life in Social Media
    • Authors: Daniela Eun Sun Oh
      Pages: 119 - 122
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0186-7
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • The Special Features of Managing Media Firms
    • Authors: Melissa Katherine Louie
      Pages: 123 - 127
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0188-5
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Ulises Ali Mejias: Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World
    • Authors: Lu Xu
      PubDate: 2018-02-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-018-0214-2
       
  • On the Influencing Factors and Strategies of Employee Loyalty
    • Authors: Yifei Pan
      Abstract: Employee loyalty has drawn a lot attention from both academics and practitioners since high employee loyalty plays a significant role in a companies’ success. Generally, most research concentrate more on the relationship between employee motivation and employee loyalty, and the relationship between employee satisfaction, commitment, engagement and employee loyalty especially in the general companies. However, there are a few researches connecting all these factors together and aimed at understand the relationship between employee motivation, performance appraisal and employee loyalty, especially in a context of a specific company. Thus, this research aims to understand the clear relationship two important factors have in influencing employee loyalty, including motivation and performance appraisal in a specific case of Facebook. This research will use a case study research method, supported by semi-structured interviews, gathering data from secondary sources including literature, internet sources and so on and primary data. Findings suggest that employees in Facebook have great loyalty towards the company due to the company’s effective motivation and performance appraisal system. In regard to Facebook, there are a lot of benefits motivating employees and there is a complete appropriate appraisal system to review staff performance, which all can increase employees’ loyalty. This research has both academic and practical implications, which will contribute towards staff performance within companies.
      PubDate: 2018-02-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-018-0215-1
       
  • Attributing Strategic Intention and Global Reach Within a Cross-Cultural
           Understanding of the Chinese “Belt and Road Initiative”
    • Authors: James A. Schnell
      Abstract: This paper conveys a cross-cultural understanding of the Chinese “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) using principles of western rhetoric as basis for interpretation. Thus, an American perspective is stressed. Most specifically, Kenneth Burke’s Dramatistic Pentad is used for initial clarification along with the explanation of how further understanding can be realized via Fantasy Theme Analysis to better appreciate the expression of rhetorical vision. Recognition of how BRI can be understood differently, depending on the cultural context, is emphasized. This is couched in the contextual framing of mass media influences as explained by Marshall McLuhan.
      PubDate: 2018-02-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-018-0213-3
       
  • Meditative Practices in the Context of Constructing and Understanding the
           Spatial World
    • Authors: Yao-ming Tsai
      Abstract: Major Buddhist traditions, especially Yogâcāra Buddhism, suggest that both mental activities and meditative practices play determinative roles in constructing and understanding the spatial world. Concerning the spatial world, which is closely related to the temporal world, numerous passages in the Āgama-sūtras indicate that such a set of meditative practices as the “eight levels of liberation” (aṣṭau vimokṣāḥ) can perform a pioneering function, on the one hand, in understating how the realm of desire of the spatial world is both constructed by and therefore confined by sentient beings’ desire-infused mental activities, and on the other hand, in expanding the spatial world from the realm of desire to those of form and formless. The sixth chapter of the Saṃdhi-nirmocana-sūtra discusses in detail how and why a bodhisattva practices the meditation of quietude and vision. Along the line of the quietude meditation, various discursive constructions of time and space can actually be appeased. Along the line of the insight meditation, the unreality of identity in relation to time and space can be clearly recognized. In view of such reasoning, this study will investigate how the Saṃdhi-nirmocana-sūtra explicates the way in which mental activities and meditative practices are intrinsic in the construction and understanding of the spatial world. After detailed exploration of the multiple roles played by meditative practices in shaping the spatial world, this study will conclude with a brief examination of the thematic consistency among these two texts.
      PubDate: 2018-02-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-018-0212-4
       
  • Is There Such Thing as ‘Populist Constitutionalism’' The
           Case of Hungary
    • Authors: Gábor Halmai
      Abstract: The paper deals with recent deviations from the shared values of constitutionalism towards a kind of ‘populist, illiberal constitutionalism’ introduced by Hungary’s new constitution in 2011. The populism of FIDESZ was directed against all elites, including the ones that designed the 1989 constitutional system (in which FIDESZ also participated), claiming that it was time for a new revolution. This is why PM Viktor Orbán characterized the results of the 2010 elections as a ‘revolution of the ballot boxes’. His intention with this revolution was to eliminate all checks and balances, and even the parliamentary rotation of governing parties. His vision for a new constitutional order—one in which his political party occupies the centre stage of Hungarian political life and puts an end to debates over values—has now been entrenched in the new constitution. The paper argues that this current Hungarian constitutional system was made possible by FIDESZ’ anti-pluralist nationalist populism, but is not necessarily based on a true commitment to expressing the will of the people via ‘illiberal constitutionalism’. The populist government rather misuses the country’s lack of constitutional culture. Adherence to constitutional patriotism would mean that FIDESZ would have to endorse what John Rawls once called ‘constitutional essentials’. The core of this kind of constitutional patriotism is a constitutional culture centred on universalist liberal democratic norms and values. Instead, the current Hungarian constitutional system is confronted with unconstitutional patriotism, a kind of nationalism that violates constitutional essentials in the name of ‘national constitutional identity’.
      PubDate: 2018-02-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-018-0211-5
       
  • Mediating National History and Personal Catastrophe: Televising Holocaust
           Memorial Day Commemoration
    • Authors: John E. Richardson
      Abstract: This article explores the rhetoric and mass mediation of the national Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) commemoration ceremony, as broadcast on British television. Following the recommendation of the Stockholm International Forum, since 2001, Britain has commemorated victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides on 27 January. The national commemoration has been broadcast on television five times: in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2015 and 2016. These programmes both reflect and illuminate the complex processes of (national) histories, individual memory and collective remembrance, and the ways that they mediate and interact with each other in social and historic contexts. I argue that these televised ceremonies orientate to four communicative metafunctions, the combination of which is particular to this media genre. They aim to simultaneously achieve four things: to Communicate History (‘what happened’); to Communicate Values (‘why we commemorate’); to Communicate Solemnity (‘how we commemorate’); and to Communicate Hope (‘that we are not defined by this catastrophic past’). In this article, I examine: the ways that these metafunctions are communicated through words, music and images; and some of the ways that these metafunctions can rhetorically derail, undermining their communication.
      PubDate: 2018-01-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0209-4
       
  • The Rise of China in Central Asia: The New Silk Road Diplomacy
    • Authors: Ramakrushna Pradhan
      Abstract: China’s relationship with Central Asia has grown manifold since the foundation of Shanghai Five in 1996, which in June 2001 became the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. The impetus to the relationship has further been accentuated when China–Russia friendship treaty was signed in July 2001. The US-led war in Afghanistan against Taliban and Al-Qaeda has yet again cemented Chinese position in Central Asia, and the recently concluded Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has undeniably dramatically underscored the strategic value of Central Asia to the west and has opened up possibilities for Chinese security, political and economic interests. Geostrategically enmeshed with Central Asia, China will remain an integral and increasingly influential player in Central Asia. This research paper contextualises China’s emergence and interests in Central Asia discarding the much talked about great game thesis and asserts by analysing the rise of China in the region as an unmatched and unchallenged power which has been testified once again with the recent BRI of Beijing.
      PubDate: 2018-01-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0210-y
       
  • How to Innovate in Knowledge Management
    • Authors: Jantima P. Somboonsong
      Pages: 573 - 576
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0187-6
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Zhao Yingcheng from Fact to Fiction: The Story of “The Great
           Advisor”
    • Authors: Moshe Y. Bernstein
      Abstract: Zhao Yingcheng (1619–1657), known as “The Great Advisor”, is the only Kaifeng Jew who is mentioned both in the synagogal stele of 1663 and in Chinese gazetteers during his lifetime. Zhao, given the Hebrew name of Moshe ben Avram, was fluent in Hebrew but also achieved success as a Confucian scholar familiar with the Chinese classics. He would have witnessed the destruction of his hometown by a catastrophic flood during the 1642 Siege of Kaifeng. In 1645, at the age of 26, he attained the jinshi rank in the Imperial Exams, in which only one in 10,000 candidates was successful. A year later, he was appointed Minister of Justice for the newly installed Qing Dynasty and supervised the controversial decree forcing the Manchu tonsure onto the Han population as a mark of submission. In 1647, he was sent as an envoy to quell the unrest in Fujian province. After defeating bands of violent warlords funded by the notorious pirate Koxinga, Zhao set up a system of public schools to provide greater economic opportunity for the poor. After the death of his father, Zhao returned to Kaifeng for the three-year mourning period; during that time, he funded the restoration of the synagogue, which had been destroyed in the deluge, and the rectification of the Torah scrolls damaged in that catastrophe. Though the biographical facts are sparse, when these are juxtaposed with the dramatic events that unfolded during his short lifetime, the potential for a fascinating historical fictionalization emerges. Moreover, many of those historical events in seventeenth-century China—climate change, elite corruption, populist revolt, xenophobia, terrorism, law and order, etc.—resonate with contemporary tropes. The story of “The Great Advisor” shows how a Jew in seventeenth-century China rose to national prominence at a time when Jews in Europe faced severe discrimination and persecution.
      PubDate: 2017-12-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0207-6
       
  • ‘Do I Really Need It'’ Professional Development in
           Pragmatics in Asian EFL
    • Authors: Lakshmi Kala Prakash
      Abstract: One of the foremost tasks in conducting any research in the field of social sciences involves ascertaining a need for such research to be carried out. Needs Analysis (NA) is the primary tool used in recording the perceptions of stakeholders in educational research. The present study employed a sequential exploratory strategy to gather the views of 15 Non-Native English Speaking Teachers (NNEST) from the North of Thailand. The first aim of the study was to determine the extent to which a need for L2 pragmatics instruction existed in Thailand, an Asian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context. Secondly, the study aimed to collect the suggestions of the participants regarding tasks, methods of instruction, and other activities that would enable the delivery of such instruction using in-service professional development workshops in Thailand. The data to reach the objectives were collected by employing a semi-structured interview and an online questionnaire. The present paper discusses the qualitative findings, which were determined using content analysis followed by thematic analysis of the data. The findings reveal a definite need for L2 pragmatics instruction for Asian NNESTs in Thailand. Furthermore, the participants indicated a preference for explicit L2 pragmatic instruction. In addition, the participants favored an enhancement of L2 pragmatic strategies in speech acts that would be relevant in academic, and pedagogical contexts in Thailand.
      PubDate: 2017-12-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0206-7
       
  • Searching for an Alternative Global Order: The Qing Tributary System and
           the Mechanism of Guanxi
    • Authors: Viktor Eszterhai
      Abstract: In recent years, the Chinese leadership has openly argued that the international community has to exceed the dominance of the Western-based rules in international relations. Since in the last two centuries these rules have become globally accepted, China’s claim seems to be a hardly imaginable vision. However, according to some scholars’ view, there is a possible historical alternative for the international order, the so-called Chinese Tributary System, which once bounded the East and Southeast Asian states together. The present study examines whether the mainstream schools of the International Relations Theory provide an appropriate tool to understand the characteristics of this system. The study argues that the culturally based “guanxi model” can supply a better explanatory framework to understand the inner logic and the working mechanism of the Tributary System.
      PubDate: 2017-12-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0205-8
       
  • Donald Trump, Globalization, and Modernity
    • Authors: Douglas Kellner
      Abstract: The election of Donald Trump can be partially understood in the context of the rise of authoritarian populist, nationalist, and anti-globalist movements throughout the world. Unlike previous American presidents in the modern era, however, Donald Trump had no previous political experience and emerged from media culture and the business world, rather than the world of party politics. In this paper, I will focus on the assault on globalization in the Trump campaign, look at his administration and actions as president, and raise questions concerning whether or not he has betrayed his anti-globalist followers and is pursing business-as-usual for global, corporate capitalism—or something else. This investigation also leads us into engaging the Trump campaign/administration connections with Russia and the role of Russia and global computer networks in Election 2016, making Election 2016 the first US election deeply shaped by global political forces and the Internet, new media, and social networking.
      PubDate: 2017-12-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0208-5
       
 
 
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