Yuen Ren Chao’s 趙元任 Grammar of spoken Chinese represents a milestone in Chinese linguistics. At the time of its publication in 1968, it brought a wealth of new data and insightful analyses to the field. But in 2013, how relevant can this inventory of the language still be? In this lecture, I will consider the work’s windfalls and pitfalls for linguistic research, for linguistics teaching, and for language pedagogy.
The Current State of Buddhism in China, a lecture by Venerable Dr. Yifa.
In the summer of 2011, an unusual drama appeared to be unfolding: a civil society group, India Against Corruption , and its figurehead, the 75 year-old Gandhian, Anna Hazare, were apparently rallying urban, Indian middle-class professionals and youth in great numbers—a group otherwise notorious for its political apathy—in a spectacular uprising against state corruption.