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China in the World: A History of China Since 1644

BOSTON: CHENG TSUI COMPANY, 2008 419 PAGES, ISBN: 978-0887276217, PAPERBACK Reviewed by Caryn White Stedman While there is a growing body of literature that places China in its global context and seeks to challenge the myth of Chinese isolation (Hansen, Cohen, WaleyCohen, etc.), few of these works provide practitioners with the kind of curricular and instructional tools necessary to challenge the standard textbook presentations of a self-isolated empire. China in the World: A Hi...

Film Review Essay, Resources

Doubles: Japan and America’s Intercultural Children

Doubles: Japan and America’s Intercultural Children is filmmaker Regge Life’s second work to examine the concept of “other” in contemporary Japanese society. Inspired by his experiences while filming Struggle and Success: the African American Experience in Japan, Life returned to the topic of intercultural communication in Doubles. The film attempts to evaluate the life experiences of Japanese and American intercultural children, and how these experiences have changed over the fifty year...

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