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INTRODUCTION – Changing one’s world view: the potentially transformative power of Asian language(s) and culture(s)
Learning an Asian language can serve as a bulwark against rising nationalism and xenophobia.
The importance of fitting society and culture into Australian university language courses
Language learning should facilitate cultural understanding and this requires contentious aspects of culture to be examined.
From ‘human nature’ to ‘sex’: sexualising ‘xing’ and reimagining sex in Chinese 中文
The Chinese character ‘xing’ (性 ) has had varied usage and multiple meanings across time.