East-West Connections

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, January

13th National Conference of the Asian Studies Development Program
March 8-10, 2007 Crowne Plaza Hotel--Seattle, WA Host Institution: Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA ASDP is a joint program of the University of Hawai'i and The East-West Center Thursday, March 8, 2007 1:15PM-4:00PM, Parkside...
Clearing a Fertile Middle Ground: Locating David Hall among Richard Rorty and Robert Neville
Those who are familiar with David Hall's work know that--aside from Roger Ames, with whom he worked extensively for over twenty years--two of his most important philosophic dialogue partners were Robert Neville and Richard Rorty. These two can be...
Confucian and Buddhist Values in Nguyen Du's the Tale of Kieu
How frail your fate! Your virtues, though, how strong. --The Tale of Kieu (l.2715) In modern Chinese literature, reincarnation has served both doctrinal and popular functions. A key Chan Buddhist doctrine, reincarnation has been included within...
David Hall and Richard Rorty on What Is Philosophy Good For
Richard Rorty has off ended many, if not most, in the academy with his insistence that philosophy as we know it will continue to be irrelevant unless philosophers "get off their high horse." Philosophers, he argues, should give up the delusory hope...
Impacts of Developmental Programs and Policy Reforms on Rural Areas of Northwest China
I. Introduction Recently, China has experienced rapid economic development; however, most of this growth has occurred in its eastern provinces. Its western provinces still have relatively sluggish economies due to previous policies that encouraged...
Margaret MacMillan, Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World
Margaret MacMillan, Nixon and Mao: The Week that Changed the World. New York: Random House, 2007. 405 pages. James Kynge, China Shakes the World: A Titan's Rise and Troubled Future--and the Challenge for America. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2006....
Registered Participants
John Aden, Wabash College Roberta E. Adams, Fitchburg State College Chris Aflague, Kennesaw State University Terry Alkire, Central Washington University Robert L. Allen, Central Washington University Kimberly Allen-Kattus, Northern Kentucky...
Searching across Disciplines: Linking History, Literature, and Religion in a China Studies Curriculum
Introduction The Evergreen State College is a small liberal arts college in Olympia, Washington. At Evergreen, the curriculum primarily comprises interdisciplinary, team-taught academic programs lasting through a whole year. This year (2006-2007),...
Thornton, Songhok Han and Thornton, William H.: Development without Freedom
Thornton, Songhok Han and Thornton, William H. Development without Freedom. New York: Ashgate, 2008. 246 pages. Development without Freedom, by Songkok Han Thornton and William H. Thornton is a well-timed and provocative book. It puts forth a...
Unearthing the God of Place: Locating Space/place in the Discourse(s) on Tudi Gong
Introduction Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man (Heidegger 1977, 348). The ubiquity of Tudi Gong ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) as a fixture of worship in Chinese...
Why Asian Studies Is Important to the Contemporary Business College Curriculum: Lessons from Entering the Japanese Market
Introduction For several decades a common agenda for Business Colleges has been to internationalize their curriculum. In fact, as far back as the 1950's there have been calls to develop cross-cultural competencies in the U.S. business educational...