Playing cat and dreaming butterfly – Skepticism of Montaigne and Zhuangzi Creative Commons
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YANG Chen Department of English and Related Literature, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of York, United Kingdom.
International Journal of English and Literature, Год журнала: 2022, Номер Vol.13(2), С. 25 - 32

Опубликована 30 апреля 2022 г.

Many scholars refer to Montaigne and Zhuangzi as “skeptics” because of their opinions on ethics, religion and language. Therefore, a detailed study on their philosophical thinking is conducted in terms of the four branches of modern skepticism: ethical skepticism, linguistic skepticism, epistemological skepticism and sensory skepticism. Then, in order to determine whether Montaigne and Zhuangzi treat skepticism as an instrument or belief, the intentions of their writing are explored. Finally, it raises questions on the legibility of comparative study and cross-cultural study and gives justifications.

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Ping Li Qufu Normal University, Rizhao, 276826 P. R. China.
International Journal of English and Literature, Год журнала: 2014, Номер Vol.5(9), С. 257 - 265

Опубликована 30 ноября 2014 г.

Researches on the canonization of Chinese literature in the English-speaking world focus on the canonization of a very limited sum of works such as Waley’s translation of Chinese poems, English translation of Han Shan poems and Liao Zhai Zhi Yi, etc. Till now, there have been no macro-researches on the canonization of Chinese translated literature in the English-speaking world. This paper explores the construction, restrictions and measures of canonization of Chinese literature in the English-speaking world. The research finds that there are two models of canonization of Chinese translated literature, static canonization and dynamic canonization. The internal and external factors …

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Yining Cao Language Studies Department, School of Foreign Languages, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China
International Journal of English and Literature, Год журнала: 2021, Номер Vol.12(4), С. 23 - 32

Опубликована 31 августа 2021 г.

This paper investigates the hindrances of textbooks identified in the process of implementing Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Chinese universities based on the 4Cs framework. Purposive sampling was employed to elicit data through a series of semi-structured interviews conducted in seven different Chinese universities. The axial coding was used to analyze the data collected. The findings reveal some major hindrances brought from textbooks: content knowledge is mismatched with students’ knowledge background; the language is only instrumental in academic vocabulary development instead of an overall improvement of English skills; textbooks generally reveal a lack of cognitive, cultural and communicative …

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Giuseppe Giordano Department of Mental Health, Azienda Sanitaria Locale (ASL) CN2 Alba-Bra, CN, Italy.
International Journal of English and Literature, Год журнала: 2021, Номер None, С. 36 - 40

Опубликована 30 ноября 2021 г.

Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical theories may be helpful to the analysis of literary works since the contribution of psychoanalysis to literature provides useful interpretative insights. Reading novels, poems and other compositions through the lens of psychoanalysis gives the opportunity to analyse and evaluate these works in their genesis and functioning. The Gothic novel provides many elements such as fear, duplicity, abuse of power and seduction that can be explained according to a Freudian model of literary criticism. In this paper, the personality of Ambrosio, the main character of the Gothic novel The Monk, is investigated with reference to Freud theories concerning …

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