Symbolism in Back to Anping Harbour

6 May 2020 Study Notes

Introduction Back to Anping Harbour (回來安平港) is a Taiwanese melodrama from 1972, which is regarded as the end of the “golden years” of Taiwanese language films (Ministry of Culture 2014). It was directed by Wu Fei-jian (吳飛劍) who worked on over twenty films throughout the 1960s and 1970s in Taiwan and its runtime is approximately […]

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Citation of Newspaper Articles using biblatex-chicago

11 Mar 2019 Study Notes, Technology

Recently, I have to quote newspaper articles more frequently and I had troubles finding a simple and short manual on how to implement such citations sensibly. Most guides online just simply state that newspaper articles should be treated like any other periodicals in biblatex and therefore, you should use the @article entry type. But there […]

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Die Berateraffäre – Eine deskriptive Statistik

10 Feb 2019 Study Notes

Seit einigen Monaten ist Kabinettsveteranin Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) vermehrt Kritik ausgesetzt. Vor allem ihre Führung des Bundesministeriums der Verteidigung (BMVg) wurde häufig kritisiert. Zusätzlich kamen im Januar 2019 neue Informationen heraus, die darauf hindeuten, dass Ursula von der Leyen besonders hohe Ausgaben für externe Berater haben soll. Aber nicht nur die Menge der […]

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Behind the Bamboo Firewall

2 Jul 2012 Study Notes

It was September 2 1945 when the first radio transmission in Vietnamese was broadcasted. The very first modern mass media that the people in Vietnam would listen to aired Ho Chi Minh’s voice declaring the independence of Vietnam. One week later the Voice of Vietnam as the first official Vietnamese radio station was established and […]

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A Korean Family History

10 Jun 2012 Study Notes

A family story that leads us back more than 1000 years in history, through several kingdoms and major turns in history.

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A Stable Society Through Virtue

27 May 2012 Study Notes

In the ancient times of Asia the ethic thought has been dominated by what the West calls “Confucianism”. Still today this set of values is deep rooted in many Asian societies. People who were not socialized within such a community might find it difficult to understand it.

Confucius (孔子) lived between 551 and 479 BC and less than a century later in another part of the world a different philosopher came to similar conclusions. Plato (Πλάτων) was a philosopher in ancient Greece and lived between 424 and 348 BC. As Confucius is important for the Asian world of thought, Plato can be compared as of similar significance for Western philosophy.

So what is it that these two have in common?

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