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By Jui-Nien Liu, Irene Liu, Hsiao-Chi Li

ISBN-10: 0887273122

ISBN-13: 9780887273124

This set of 2 60-minute audio cassettes for a brand new textual content for contemporary China (an up-to-date and revised model of A chinese language textual content for a altering China) includes essays and vocabulary lists recorded by means of local audio system of chinese language. during this third-year direction for school and grownup rookies of chinese language as a moment language, parts of a language guideline ebook and an updated cultural reader are mixed into an leading edge complete. all of the 5 devices within the textbook starts off with an unique essay on themes proper to daily life and modern matters in China. every one essay is observed via 3 comparable newspaper or journal articles from chinese language courses. The studying fabric is by way of lists of recent vocabulary, inventory words, grammatical causes and workouts to augment language studying. fabric is in conventional and simplified characters with pinyin. Grammar reasons are in English.

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From 1912 European patterns and values exerted considerable influence, and subsequently American ones, particularly during and after the visit of John Dewey from 1919 to 1921. With the May Fourth movement of 1919, Confucian educational ideas were subject to vigorous criticism, and there were wide-ranging debates over liberal, pragmatist and Marxist ideas for a fully modern educational system. The year 1928 was the next political turning point, with the establishment of a government under the Nationalist or Guomindang party, and efforts to unify the country and modernize the economy.

31 They suggest this strand reached its full development with Immanuel Kant and the articulation of the separate value spheres of art, morality and science. ”32 “(W)hen the question was of the place of the human being in his or her broader social or cosmological context, there was among the Chinese a concern to relegate causal thinking to the sphere of everyday life [where they were very successful with technological innovation] and to pursue the correlative mode of understanding with respect to the larger issues of cultural life.

58 The Neo-Confucian approach to knowledge was rationalist and secular, involving a painstakingly cumulative study of the classical texts, and all other accumulated bodies of knowledge, in order to understand the basic principles of both the natural and the social world. The phrase often used for this, drawn from The Great Learning, is the “extension of things” (gewu). This approach to knowledge did not discount the studies of subjects such as engineering, agriculture and mathematics, although these were not made a part of the examination curriculum.

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