Volume 15 Issue 3 - September 3, 2010 PDF
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Research Express@NCKU Sep. 3 ~ Sep. 16, 2010


The Chinese Political Development in the Age of the Globalization — A Perspective from the Information and Communication Technologies
Chin-fu Hung

This is a two-year based research project. For the first year, I discuss the issues of civic participation in public affairs and in the second year, I tackle the issue of electronic political marketing adopted by the Chinese authorities. Two research cases are incorporated to support my arguments in the comprehensive analysis of the Chinese political development in the information age: the PX plant incident and Premier Wen Jiabao. …

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The Investigation, Reorganization and Research of East Asian Chinese Literature and Folklore
Yi-Yuan Chen

This proposal mainly focuses on investigation, management, and findings regarding East Asian Chinese written documents which is less commonly seen. There are 3 goals for this research proposal:

a. Discover new materials related with the Chinese literature and traditional culture of  Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese
b. Improve academic research achievement of our program and department. …

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The Paradox of Transgressing Sexual Identities: Mapping the Micropolitics of Sexuality/Subjectivity in Ang Lee's Films
Che-ming Yang

1. Introduction

Based on a perspective of multiculturalism and focused on some films of Ang Lee, namely The Wedding Banquet and Brokeback Mountain, this essay explores and unveils the micrcopolitics of the problematic (mis)representation of sex/gender/identity in Lee’s movies. 

In the award-winning film Brokeback Mountain, Lee’s (re)presentation of sexual identity corresponds to …

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Epigenetic silencing of SFRP5 is related to malignant phenotype and chemoresistance of ovarian cancer through Wnt signaling pathway
Cheng-Yang Chou

Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecological malignancy and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States; nearly 60% of women with ovarian cancer eventually succumb to the disease. Chemoresistance almost always occurs in recurrent patients. The mechanism responsible for chemoresistance of ovarian cancer remains unclear, and it is imperative to find …

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