Sunday, March 29, 2015

March 29 (Sn), 2015 Xena Crystal's learning activities on fb




Indiana's "Post-Modern" Religious Freedom - a brand new interpretation of the 1st and 14th Amendments in the 21st Century??? !!!! - a true ground breaking (not shocking at all smile emoticon ) law you have ever known----------------

http://www.npr.org/…/indianas-religious-freedom-bill-sparks…


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昶昶 Reminds me of how the "controversial" Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey was "fired" from the Indiana University... Do these three states look alike: Indiana, Texas, and Wisconsin ? !
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My friend professor Curt Bonk and his research team are conducting a global survey - Instructional Technology in Global Initiative Classroom. Detailed info, see below.
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Support WI governor (so busy in Iowa...where is Wisconsin- a nice piece of stepping stone???) to be a president of America!

http://crooksandliars.com/…/pew-report-wisconsin-no-1-state…


Pew Report: Wisconsin No. 1 State In Household Income Decline
There's Republican economics for ya!
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昶昶 Soooo honorable to be the No #1 !
No pity on the 50% of Wisconsinites. Thanks, the following photo of Sarcasm. Because beating the hell out of people is illegal. :c(

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昶昶 Not all 100% people believe in PEW's survey... but not an irresponsible company, though - my bias.
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Mr. Tim Cook will give away all of his money to enhance environmental and civil right issues.


Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money -- Fortune
Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education. "You want to be the pebble in the...
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昶昶 Mr. Cook recently revealed he was gay, speaking out against discrimination of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual communities during his induction into the Alabama Academy of Honor last year.

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昶昶 From Humanity (perhaps, the 2nd and 3rd worlds) returning to Society (maybe, the 1st world). Still admirable.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March 17 (T), 2015 Songs for today.

玫瑰玫瑰我愛你 (I love roses)


Published on Mar 15, 2015
玫瑰玫瑰我愛你 (I love roses)

Lyricist:吳村
Composer:陳歌辛
Sung : Xena LCH #127

玫瑰玫瑰最嬌美 玫瑰玫瑰最艷麗
春夏開在枝頭上 玫瑰玫瑰我愛你
玫瑰玫瑰情意重 玫瑰玫瑰情意濃
春夏開在荊棘裏 玫瑰玫瑰我愛你

心的誓約 心的情意 聖潔的光輝照大地
心的誓約 心的情意 聖潔的光輝照大地

玫瑰玫瑰枝兒細 玫瑰玫瑰刺兇銳
傷了嫩枝和嬌蕊 玫瑰玫瑰我愛你
玫瑰玫瑰心兒堅 玫瑰玫瑰刺兒尖
毀不少並蒂枝連理 玫瑰玫瑰我愛你

https://youtu.be/oRcRgAEXJHQ
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往事只能回味

Composer:劉家昌
Lyricist:林煌坤
Sung : Xena LCH #128

時光一逝永不回 往事只能回味
憶童年時竹馬青梅 兩小無猜日夜相隨
春風又吹紅了花蕊 你已經也添了新歲
你這樣變心像時光難倒回
我只有在夢裡想依偎

http://youtu.be/NxU3HJqxcGs

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十八姑娘一朵花 (Folk Song:The 18-year old lass looks like the Disney Princess)


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十八姑娘一朵花 (Folk Song:The 18-year old lass looks like the Disney Princess)
Sung: Xena LCH #129

十八的姑娘一朵花 一朵花
眉毛彎彎眼睛大 眼睛大
紅紅的嘴唇雪白牙 雪白牙
粉粉的笑臉 粉粉笑臉賽晚霞

啊姑娘十八一朵花 一朵花
十八的姑娘一朵花 一朵花
每個男人都想她 都想她
沒錢的小伙兒她不愛 她不愛
有錢的老頭兒 有錢老頭兒她不想

啊姑娘十八一朵花 一朵花
十八的姑娘一朵花 一朵花

美麗青春好年華 好年華
姑娘長大不可留 不可留
留來留去 留來留去成冤家

啊姑娘十八一朵花 一朵花純

http://youtu.be/OWCyfWv7UGg
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Friday, March 13, 2015

March 13 (F), 2014 A Quest of Misogynism. The Ar-may-a and the Buddha series#3

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A Sequel: The cat, the girl, and the Buddha - A quest of misogynism.
 


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Sun Lasting note - a bhikkuh is an ordained monk completing with 227 precepts or self-disciplines; for a female one, is bhikkuhni with 331. To prove a key point mentioned in the conversation, see the following 3 episodes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl_-hGkhhFE



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Mommy Opossum Carries 15 Babies
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 12 (R), 2015. Sending away the coldest and longest winter with a blue song...

March 12 (R), 2015. Sing loudly and sending away the coldest and longest winter with a blue song...
在那銀色月光下 (Under the Silvery Moonlight - a Regional Folk Song)




在那銀色月光下
Regional Folk Song 許樂
Sung by Xena LCH #125

在那金色沙灘上
灑著銀白的月光
尋找往事蹤影
往事蹤影迷茫
尋找往事蹤影
往事蹤影迷茫

往事蹤影迷茫
猶如幻夢一樣
你在何處躲藏
背棄我的姑娘
你在何處躲藏
背棄我的姑娘

往事蹤影迷茫
猶如幻夢一樣
你在何處躲藏
背棄我的姑娘
你在何處躲藏
背棄我的姑娘
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Published on Mar 12, 2015
秋柳 Autumn Willows
Lyricist: Master 李叔同 (Monk, Poet) about the transitory life of willows

Sung: Xena LCH #121

堤邊柳到秋天葉亂飄
葉落盡只剩得細枝條

想當日綠茵茵春光好
今日裡冷清清秋色老

風淒淒雨淒淒君不見眼前景已全非
眼前景已全非一思量一回首不勝悲

http://youtu.be/_fHfp5YlWE0

March 12 (R) 2015. Repost- a hit on fb "Diversity & Inclusion: Love has no labels."

Repost- a hit on fb "Diversity & Inclusion: Love has no labels."



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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March 11 (W), 2015 Songs for tonight! Love-beans from the Asian Version of Romeo and Juliet (a well-read poem from the classic novel - Dream of The Red Chamber (紅樓夢)" and Yesterday-one-more in Waiting





Love-beans from the Asian version of Romeo and Juliet - a well-read poem from the classic novel - Dream of the Red Chamber (紅樓夢)

Exactly expressing what I feel about this winter - Don't you have had enough?? http://t.co/mX2AsgXSPe
The poem/lyrics of song is a snapshot of the classic novel - "Dream of the Red Chamber" published in 1791, depicting the vicissitude of the wealthy, aristocratic, and decadent life style of the family-Dynasties.

Published on Mar 11, 2015
Composer:梁文福
Lyricist:曹雪芹/梁文福
Sung by : Xena LCH #122

滴不盡相思血淚拋紅豆
開不完春柳春花滿畫樓
睡不穩紗窗風雨黃昏後
忘不了新愁與舊愁

嚥不下玉粒金純噎滿喉
照不見菱花鏡裡形容瘦
展不開的眉頭 捱不明的更漏
恰便是遮不住的青山隱隱
流不斷的綠水悠悠
http://youtu.be/6ax6WrZK_7s

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Yesterday-one-more in Waiting



Published on Mar 11, 2015
Composer:王福齡
Lyricist:陶秦
Sung by: Xena LCH #123

不知道是早晨
不知道是黃昏
看不到天上的雲
見不到街邊的燈
黑淒淒 陰沉沉
你讓我在這裡癡癡的等

想的是你的愛
想的是你的恨
流不盡相思的淚
熬不完離別的恨
夢悠悠 昏沉沉
你讓我在這裡癡癡的等

也曾聽到走近的足聲
撩起我多少興奮
也曾低呼你的名字
盼著你向我飛奔
看清楚掠過的影子
才知道是一個陌生的人

會不會你再來
要不要我再等
一遍遍我自己想
一聲聲我自己問
恨也深 愛也深
我還是在這裡癡癡的等
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Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 8 (Sn), 2015, Another Kind of Universal Language?



Sun Lasting Just to name a familiar few: whether from the Right or Left Wing - ... the African and African-American "holocaust", the Aztec "holocaust", the Bosnian "holocaust", the Cambodian "holocaust", the Mao's "holocaust", the Nanjing "holocaust", (南京大屠殺), the Native American "holocaust", the Rwandan "holocaust", the Srebrenican "holocaust", the Stalin's "holocaust", the Taiwan "holocaust" (臺灣大屠殺)...and the rest.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

March 7 (Sa), 2015 Something about Lobo

Happy Global Female Sentient Beings' Every Day!

A sidebar episode:
I enjoyed listening to Lobo's songs when I was a student in Taipei, but I was not aware that he wrote this song for Taiwan.... Nice to know that. Thanks to Hen-Kuan Chen's sharing

So, the top song for today !



Love To You Taiwan - Kent "Lobo" Lavoie [CC]

Love To You Taiwan written by Lobo, from his album "Am I Going Crazy" Thank you Lobo for the precious gift to Taiwan! Special thanks to my Lobo buddy, Eng Se...
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Sun Lasting The following posts are some of my recollections: 
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LOBO - Me And You And A Dog Named Boo - 1973 Official Video
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Thanks for Julie Yollin Berk sharing this wonderful quote with the following well-posted lovely picture : “It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”



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How Can I Tell Her - Lobo Live.flv
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Lobo - I'd Love You To Want Me
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March 6 (Sa), 2015 "Educator" ?! - The US Version. Crystal's one-page-snippet #339

Have you heard that tech colleges would be chartered yet? Anyway, I have not fully figured out what the manifest, latent and dysfunctions might be... Just some less biased thoughts.

Friday, March 6, 2015

March 6 (F), 2015. Keep Sane in the illusory world.

Vision test - how stable and reliable of human beings' vision/perception?



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Sun Lasting Thanks, 蕭峰瀧.See Translation

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Sun Lasting A vision teaser of Escher.

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Sun Lasting Isn't it a great capacity for many people to navigate through a world constructed by many sorts of illusions  !? (biological, politic-economic/ideological, religious, and the rest).
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March 6 (F), 2015 ~Vernacular Sociology Series: Crystal's authentic, free Mini-moocs~ Hot topic of today


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...../\„,„/\..........//^ ^\\ Live simply
...( =';'= ).......(/(_•_)\) Speak kindly (Something interesting happening!)
..../" * * "\......_/'' * ''\_ Care deeply
....(,,,).(,,,)......(,,,)^(,,,) and Love completely
Happy Birthday to you! 願您 慈悲為薪, 智慧如火! Have a nice weekend.

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Sun Lasting ~Vernacular Sociology Series: Crystal's authentic, free Mini-moocs~ Hot topic of today !


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蕭峰瀧

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Sun Lasting Thanks, my dear heroic fb friends! Would you also like to define "heroism", if not undefinable?


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March 8 (Sn), 2015 Oh Sister, What the great Second Sex (of de Beauvoir) and the Female Eunuch (of Greer) - Celebrate International Women's Day!


Sun Lasting wrote a new note: Celebrate International Women's Day - Oh Sister, What the great Second Sex (of de Beauvoir) and the Female Eunuch (of Greer)...

Oh Sister, What the great Second Sex (of de Beauvoir) and the Female Eunuch (of Greer)...Celebrate International Women's Day -

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~ Vernacular Sociology Series: Crystal's authentic free-mini-moocs~ on sex, gender, class and their intersectionality.

For March 8 (Sn), 2015

..../\„,„/\..........//^ ^\\ Live simply
..( =';'= ).......(/(_•_)\) Speak kindly
.../" * * "\......_/'' * ''\_ Care deeply
...(,,,).(,,,).......(,,,)^(,,,) and Love completely

Happy Birthday to you! 願您 慈悲為薪, 智慧如火! Have a nice weekend.
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What a LOVELY story!!! Very encouraging! We need more...A group of roughly 20 men walked through the capital of Afghanistan - wearing Burqa to draw attention to the rights of women ahead of international Women’s Day on 8 March, 2015 - referring to:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/international-womens-day-2015-afghan-men-wear-burqas-to-campaign-for-womens-rights-10088743.html



This nice event reminds me of a talk that I gave a while ago about C's 3-women stories. I revised a little bit (when I first wrote it, I used the "present tense" relating to C's mother, which needs to be changed into past tense, for C's mother passed away a while ago) and re-posted here to share with you. A small old episode of personal account attached at the end.

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Dear Friends of AAUW,

First of all, I would like to thank you for the fantastic job you have done to open my eyes as a brand new member. Then, I want to thank Kathleen who introduced and encouraged me to join this big family, so I have this opportunity to learn from you. Peg picked us from the airport along the way to the conference that made me feel so welcomed. Cheryl and Rusty, thanks for the email connection and the sincere help to make this trip possible. Finally, I want to show my appreciation to your Mayor who sang a wonderful song for us. I won’t forget his wonderful voice. Please promise to say our thanks to him.

I was amazed to know that AAUW was 121 years young. 121 years is equivalent to C's grandma, mother, C herself, plus her nieces’ generation together. During that century, when AAUW had accomplished so many great jobs to encourage /help girls and women to reach their potential, what did C's grandma, and mother do? And what about C' generation and nieces’ are doing? So, I decided to re-tell C's three women’s stories happening in Taiwan.

Once upon a time, a little girl was born in Taipei, Taiwan, 19xx. Her name is C. When she was about 6 or 7 years old, she told her mom that she would like to be an artist, ballerina, poet, and diplomat. This is the first story of the three. So, you can see, most of her interests seemed relating to feminine fields. But think about it, a 7 years old girl was hardly qualified to be enlightened as a young "feminist" during 1960s in Taiwan. The possibility of being a female computer scientist or engineer was equivalent to the cats in “A Room of One’s Own” wanting to go to the heaven.

Since talking about cats, which the bishop commented in the Virginia Woolf’s article, she needed to confess that she had not read it when she was young. If C had known she needed a room of her own with a lot of CASH to be herself, she dared not to tell her mom about her wannabe. Furthermore, if she had learned earlier about John Adams’ famous remarks, she dared not to have made such “enormous” wishes. Adams once said “ Because of my father’s hard working, so I can study military and politics, so my sons can learn law and engineering, thus my grandsons can be artists or poets,” something like that…. You see, what an interesting statement that made me think!

First of all, it is all about men- the father, himself, the sons, and the grandsons. Where were the great grandma, grandma and the mother, the daughters and daughters-in-law, and the “Shakespeare’s sisters”? Secondly, it lets her think how wonderful or how lucky it could be to have a father from Adams’ family!

Finally, darn it, she is not a son, but another Shakespeare’s-sister-could-be!

Since she has mentioned "father", let her just quickly and briefly introduce her father (though we are talking about women, without men, women's stories would have been much more different??). C needed to be objective and neutral toward her father who passed away several years ago. C's father was born in 19xx during the Japanese’s occupation. Putting in this way, let us recalling a movie, maybe you have seen it- “The Last Emperor.” It was the last Sino-Japanese war of the last dynasty, the Qing was defeated and gave away Taiwan to Japan. From 1985 to 1945, Taiwanese people were like orphans suddenly being tossed away to a foreign regime that strategically ruled her (both repressive and assuaging tactics) for half of a century. After having depicted the historical background, let her go to some details about him. C's father was forced to have 4 years’ Japanese elementary (to uproot the culture heritage) education which was all he could attend. Such a "privilege" given to him perhaps, he was born with a desirable gender.

To save time for the key stories, C skipped her father's, and went into the second one. It was about C's mother. Born during Japanese’s colonization, like most of the poor women, C's "illeratate" mother was encouraged to have as many children as possible. The "reproductive machines” were highly demanded to produce more workers, and soldiers for Japan’s military expansion needs. Her mother did have 10 children. According to the comparative advantage, and since some education would damage the womb (Edward Clarke, 1873), C's mother, and women of her generations were deprived the opportunities of education. So, she could not read, nor write. Although she was so-called illiterate, she insisted that children should have education. “Children should have education” is equivalent to “people need to breathe, to eat, and to drink” in today’s society. So what’s new about it?

Now, again the story needs to be situated in the historical context (for detailed conditions, refer to one of my theses: A Multi-Level Analysis of 228 Social Movement (A Massacre) of 1947 in Taiwan, deposited and publshed - could be found in the General Library of UW-Madison). Among her peers, education to women was like a camel wanting to go through the needle’s eye. Just taking a look of her contemporaries dealing with their daughters, you can imagine how noble an idea C's mother had! Among Taiwanese women of her age group, approximately 95% were poor and illiterate. One of the major anxieties of them was not able to pay daughters’ future dowries, thus giving away or exchange daughters for the future-babybrides-in-law (童養媳-who were usually brutally mistreated by the future mothers-in-law) was a popular practice in the low social class. Many young girls were even sold to rich families as child laborers or chateau slaves, and some of them ended up in the highly demanded business - brothels.

C's mother loved her children very much, but still, sons were more valuble than daughters - a dominant gender ideology constructed though thousands of years. Though those young girls’ horrifying nightmares had never happened to her female siblings, her eldest sister had to sacrifice herself to help out family. Right after graduating from elementary school, at that young age, she worked at textile factory as a weaver- a very popular and booming industry at that time during the 2nd wave of globalization marching through Taiwan. As to C, she realized how important money was to her family. C always had a strong desire to please her mom to soothe the constant anxiety of family financial stress. She worked many tiny jobs starting from elementary school days. Two of them were multinational corporate company’s branches in Taipei. One was the Max Factor Cosmetic Inc., the other one was an International Traveling Bags Manufacturing Company. C remembered she took her younger sister L working at those difficult working conditions to earn 3-8 cents per hour. No such a word -"child laborers” existed at that time, not to mention the Child Labor Laws ever been heard off, because children were assets not liabilities when time did not favor children's innocence! Kathleen just now mentioned the positive and negative sides of Globalization (not Internationalization), C thinks that her female siblings are good witnesses of those there the days of sweet-bitterness!

Definitely, her female siblings did contribute efforts to the first stage of globalization in Taiwan, and were also part of the legend in establishing the famous MIT (Made In Taiwan) kingdom with unimaginable joy (tiny yet significant money) and sacrifice (terrible working conditions). Male siblings even born in the humble background still could get enough attention and protection from C's mother and nurturing from sisters. For example, C had to do all family laundry by hands and cleaned brothers’ rooms when she was a very little girl. C and her sisters took turns to do cooking and cleaning. Recall when she as in high school which was a very competitive one (the Taipei Municipal First Girls’ Senior High School), she anxiously saw most of her classmates staying at cramming schools after class for another 2-3 hours' extra home assignment drills and preparation, so they could do well on next day’s quizzes/exams and kept very competitive in class, while she had to go to families hiring me to tutor their children so she could bring some money home. You can imagine, after family chores, tutoring jobs, school works, there was not so much time for her to prepare myself for the next day’s challenges in school. But fortunately, through those events, C learned to keep the head above the water, and survived well. Who says that “What cannot break you, make you stronger,” indeed!

Now she had better quickly jump to the third woman’s story. She was a wet-nanny. A wet-nanny, mainly, a woman living in poverty, who saved her milk to nurture other families’ babies for whose mother could not or did not want to raise them. Thus the nanny was called in to serve and earned the service fees. The third story was relating to C's mother. C's biological grandma died right after giving birth to her mom. You know at that time, woman’s partition was similar to put one of her legs into the casket ( just recall the horrifying and ordeal that Mary Wollstonecraft had been through for such a tragedy!) It was a 50-50 % chance to survive for most of the babies and the mothers. The grandpa had to marry a widow with 4 children of her own. He witnessed the abusive behaviors of the step mom toward the little baby – C's mom, thus he decided to save the baby’s life by sending her to the wet-nanny’s house and paid her some meager fees. In the long run, C's mother decided not to go back to the step-mother's and stayed with the nanny's family.

The nanny (C called grandma) had 7 children, three boys and four girls. Each time she gave birth a baby, if boy, she kept him, if not, she would arrange to sell or give away the female infants (named with gender derogation, such as 罔腰, 招弟, 一招, 再招 - frequently seen at that time. For more details, my another thesis: Social Ideology and Gender roles- Contemporary Women's Issues in Taiwan (社會意識型態與性別角色-論臺灣社會變遷中婦女問題 ) deposited in the Grad Library of National Taiwan University). Thus, the milk could be saved to nurture other families’ babies. She only kept one girl for family chores and took care of other family members. Two of her daughters were sold, and one of them almost ended up in brothel, whom C's mother (she became the oldest one in the nanny's family whom the nanny dare not to touch) used all the possible methods to rescue her out of the misery. As to the money the nanny earned, she used to support the whole family. Remember, during Japanese’s occupation, Taiwanese men were oppressed in a different fashion!

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Now, I hope you won’t be misled by my anecdotal stories about the true face of women in Taiwan during the early 20th century. I wish I would have presented more accurate data about the social condition during those days. But, now, the misery of women has been replaced with a new vitality through a tremendous socio-economic transformation: just comparing my current academic and career conditions to my mother’s.

So, regarding the generation next to mine, are you curious about it?

Yes, let me tell you, each time I go back to Taiwan, I just could not tell whether my nieces are American girls or Japanese young ladies! They enjoyed the tremendous economic affluence in Taiwan. They dyed/highlighted their hair, changed their contact lens by colors, and dressed up like Japanese girls or westerners with all sorts of fancy stuff which make their auntie Crystal look like a modern pumpkin. They just want everything that the modern American and Japanese girls enjoy! They are experiencing the fourth stage of Rostow’s economic development model- the “high consumption era.”

The trajectory of women’s development in many societies has striking similarity reflecting her specific socio-economic conditions and the cultural ideology. That's why it is important for women from different cultures, nations, races, and classes getting together to share our female experiences.

Taiwan presents a wonderful case study for women’s striving for justice among developing countries in the 20th and 21st centuries. The history of development of women in Taiwan was young, but impressive. The female grass-root movements have generated more than 50 NGOs (non government organizations) to fight for the women's rights. Via 30 years’ empowerment of education, women’s movements led by the well educated middle class women and their relevant associations have accomplished the following major successes legislatively, economically and politically a decade ago:

1. Taiwan had the first female Vice President in Far Eastern Asia, elected in 2000, and the first female Presidential candidate running against two males with a narrow margin of loss in January 2012;
2. passed the Equal Rights, Equal Pays Law;
3. amended several family laws to protect single parent and divorced women; and
4. passed the Civil Liberty Union Law that same sex can legally marry and is protect by the law.

Due to time constraint, the statistic data relating to the changing socio-economic statuses of women in Taiwan will be shown through the slides/PowerPoint presentation! Thanks for all of your attention and patience.
------------------------------------------------------------ A minor article might not directly relate to the above story and was not a new story either. But I would like to put them together as a response to a Mainlander-official who worked in the Taiwanese Foreign Affairs Dept in Canada as a public serviceman, paid by Taiwanese taxpayers. (Note -There are Taiwanese Chinese, Chinese Taiwanese, Taiwanese, and the natives as well as other different ethnic groups in Taiwan). This gentleman derogated Taiwanese people's multiple-century suffering into insignificance that caused a socio-political scandal a couple of years ago.

他的名子叫 被割割 March 2009 Crystal Li-chin Huang 他的名子叫 被割割。這個名子犯不著對 "范蘭欽" 有任何自由聯想或對他有畫蛇添足之 "閒"。(這仁兄宣稱臺灣人是"賤"民. 是可忍孰不不不不不不可忍?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) (You could see this was done by a big turtle in typing characters).

被割割很認命與守舊。深信書中自有外交屋,書中自有謙忠恕。中學作文得數獎,大學聯考歷史考了個一百分。算是個左腦 (右腦是在媒國啓蒙的) 有開發的人。被割割一心一意想拼個謙忠恕外交官以報家國養育之恩 (真是顽固迂腐到極點!)。首度赴特考戰戰兢兢, 然而慘遭敗北 - 這科國際公法雖非本行, 也不該考個如此無能的分數。捲土重來信心十足。不料晴天闢靂高分落選。

回想多年前時的被割割並非輸不起那一分,而是被割割 那不識字的母親滿懷疑問 "那ㄝ安內生? 歷哪目賙放ㄎㄨㄟ ㄎㄨㄟ去考,歷史也不會考二十五分!!!" 一輩子沒機會上一天學的老母卻苦苦巴望她十個苦命兒 中能有一兩個有出脫當個 像包清天那 樣 的 ”官”,一如歌仔戲 (忠孝節義封建承控機制) 中那十年寒窗一舉揚眉顯親的莘莘學子鬆口氣 地說, ”此後不再受虐於猛逾虎的苛政”。 然而複查成績的結果是白紙四大黑字- "查無錯誤"。

被割割只好安慰老母: “媽,您的每日清晨夜晚虔誠欽天敬祖,燒好香做好待, 祖宗神明會原諒我的失誤。” 然後被割割嬉皮笑臉地對媽說 “可能是真的, 想當官要燒三代的好香做好事呢! 媽, 一定是前兩代阿公阿祖香沒燒夠!” 私底下,被割割卻無奈地想著那報考的履歷表上的確是要你提及祖宗三代。不過不是有關燒好香做好事,而是祖宗們的學經歷背景。被割割的兄妹們倒是黃家頭一代出產的識字人。在台灣,這是一件很值得誇耀的事。

言歸正傳,這 “ 二十五分的歷史教訓 ” 從此深深烙印在這個社會學没讀透的狂狷青年心頭。

話說山不轉路轉、當不了駐外人,被割割 倒也扛轎周旋於幾個小型官場,看了幾齣現形記 (時當解嚴天蠶劇變之際,於國府殿堂)。厚黑與薄白戲碼趁機上演,看得眼花撩亂,做得澎湃洶湧 。 說得遲那時快,一個有份量的獎學金使被割割覺悟一切有為法,如夢幻泡影 - 痛心地空遁到海外, 專心投入百年樹 (媒國)人的工作 (不夠格樹本國人,只好退而求其次)。 所以, 從一個當了七年親愛精誠的丘八官與抬轎人如今成了個 “住” 外的樹人。

如此一來,被割割時而仰天長嘯壯懷激烈一番, 時而自我調侃自我阿Q,自封個背 "彩虹旗" 的人 (有綠, 有藍, 有紅,有黑,更有白)。如果你要為被割割駐個名 (不論是加罪或加封)- 這嗎 騎牆騎得太離譜??

不過看官要是知曉這荒唐辛酸個中味, 說真的,這種旗也真重得難扛。 試想被割割對著大鼻混眼的媒國學生唱著 望你早歸,梅花,雨夜花,易水寒, 與 高山青以解說社會階層和族群理論時,卻無法用那美麗的母語的精神分裂折騰?! 被割 割的自 我流放, 值得反省, 值得三思..
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Learning and Teaching of Crystal Li-chin Huang

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Crystal 2011 Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Experience:

Fall 2003 to present, Faculty, teaching Sociology, Psychology, American Government, Social Problems, and Diversity Studies via multiple delivery formats (course designer and facilitator for the face to face, online, hybrid, ITV -High School Youth Option, Web-conference, and Accelerated/Evening alternative methods) at the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC)

Spring 2000 to spring 2003, Lecturer, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Stout

95-97, TA at the Wayne State College, NE

1. Taught “Introduction to Visual Arts” sections
2. Assisted Design, and Painting studio courses
3. Conducted workshop for Information Literacy and Library Automated System

Professional Experience:

2000 to 2003, adviser of Undecided Student Advisement Program, UW-Stout

1999 to 2000, program assistant at the Undecided Student Advisement Office,

College of Arts and Sciences, UW-Stout

Nov.1997 to Jan.1999, Computer Layout Specialist in the Composing Department and

lifestyle columnist in the Editorial Department of the Dunn County News, Menomonie, WI

1992-93, library assistant, UW-Madison

Civil Servant:

1. Congressional aide at the Legislative Yuan (首屆立法院 國會助理 Congress of Taiwan), Taipei

Job including: coordinating election campaigns, Congressional speech writer and serving constituencies.

2. Taiwan-China policy researcher at the Executive Yuan (大陸工作會報 - 陸委會前身 Central Government), Taipei.

1. Journalist at the Ta Hwa Evening News, Taipei.

2. Cultural/English tour guide at the Ministry of
Transportation, Taipei, Taiwan.

3. Military educator, and English/Japanese instructor.

Education:

Learning Technologies (previous Instructional System and Technology) Ph.D. program, Department of
Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Research topic: The Perceptions of Students and Instructors Who Experienced Multiple Delivery Formats- Face to Face, Online, and Hybrid. Graduate in 2013, expected
(ABD status).

M.S. Ed., Art Education, Wayne State College, Nebraska with a minor in Computer Science.
Research Project: Integrating Multimedia Technology into Art Curriculum with Classroom Implementation, 1997.

M.S. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Social Psychology focusing on Social Movements
Minors: Journalism and Women's Studies. Thesis Title: Multilevel Analysis of A Social Movement-1947, 228 Social Uprising in Taiwan, 1993.

M.A. Socio-political Science (the Graduate Institute of National Development), National Taiwan University. Thesis: Social Ideology and Gender Roles- Women's Issues in Contemporary society, 1986.

Special Training. Major: Military Education. Political Warfare Academy, Army of Taiwan (due to a national crisis, I joined the Army Academy).

B.A. Sociology, National Taiwan University.

Taipei Municipal First Girls' High School.

Areas of Interests

Innovation in Online Education Programs

TPACK Integration of Emerging Technologies

Equity and Quality of Diverse Learning in the Digital Age

Learning Technologies in the post-secondary educational setting

Interdisciplinary collaborative (Education, Social Science, and Technologies) Learning

Skills

Interpersonal, enthusiastic, and helpful with strong work ethics

Multiple language ability: Taiwanese, Mandarin, English, and Japanese

Have taken computer science as a minor.
Knowledgeable of C++, JAVA, Assembly language and Web Design
General Software application: Multi-aid, QuarkXpress, Pagemaker, Microsoft Office
2010,Hyperstudio, Inspiration and variety of social media applications
CMS/LMS: BlackBoard, WebCT, E360, Moodle, Joomla.
Authorize tools: Macromedia (DreamWeaver, and Flash)
Web 3.0, Blog 2.0., Cloud Computing, Photoshop/Photodeluxe, Premiere, Illustrator

PC and Mac proficiency

Visual-art making (2-D: Calligraphy; drawing, traditional ink/painting and mixed media;
3-D: mainly, ceramics and other mixed media

Trained quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods

Statistic software: Spssx, MaxQDA2, and Minitab

Certificates:

WebCT/BlackBoard/E360 (LMS) Teaching Certificates from UW-Stout and CVTC

Hybrid and Web-conference training Certificates from CVTC

Quality Matters Certified Peer-Reviewer

Web Design and ITV Certificates from UW-Stout

General and Special Higher Civil Service Certificates from Taiwan

Academic Activities and Professional Development

1993. Book. Title :The February 28, 1947 Uprising in Taiwan:
A Multi-leveled Analysis of Collective Actions
Author Li-Chin (Crystal) Huang
Publisher: University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1993
Digitized Feb 19, 2008. Length 172 pages

2012, Research proposal: “Why, Afraid of Integrating E-Book Project into A Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Study Course”? accepted by the 28th Distance Learning Conference for presentation at Madison, WI

2010, Research proposal: “Struggles and Triumphs– A Female Minority Social Science Instructor’s Reflection on Sociology Web-conference Course in Facilitating Disadvantaged Learners”, accepted by Association of Educational Communication and Technologies (AECT) for presentation. (The next four research projects, due to my job descriptions in a 2-year college and budget issues, I was unable to attend and present)

2010, Research proposal: “From Quantity to Quality - Quality Matters! But, What and How Does It Matter? –Pursuing Online Courses Quality Assurance One Step at A Time!” accepted by the Association of Educational Communication and Technologies (AECT) for presentation

2010, Panelist, Hybrid Teaching- Panel Discussion, In-Service, 2010, CVTC

2010, Research proposal: “Live Meeting: Web-conference Triumph in Sociology Course facilitation”, accepted by the League of Innovation 2010 Maryland Conference

2010, Research proposal: “Constructing a Bio-ecological System of Teaching and Learning Environment for 2-year College”, accepted by the League of Innovation 2010 Maryland Conference

2009, Presenter: AECT Louisville International Convention
Topic: “What is the Lived Experience of Designing and Teaching Multiple Delivery Methods -Live Meeting, Hybrid, Online, and Face To Face (f2f) within a Semester at a Technical College Setting”? Also presented in a poster session
Paper published in the 2009 AECT Theories and Development Division Convention proceedings

2009, Presenter: AECT Louisville International Convention
Topic: “Learning Information Technologies as Empowering Tools to Narrow the Class and Gender Gap in Rural-Urban Spectrum- A review from Global to U.S. Perspective”.
Paper published in the 2009 AECT Theories and Development Division Convention proceedings

2008, Quantitative Research Project- “Do The Knowledge Of Using The Internet And The Annual Income Level Affect The Total Life Skill Assessments Of Rural Low Income Mothers”? University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (as part of my RA projects)

2008, Co-presenter: The 16th Midwest Quality Research Conference
Topic: “The Lived Experience of Relocated Teachers in Korea”, at St. Thomas University

2008, Presenter, The 1st C & I Research Day
Topic: (Green and Dao) “The Wonder of the Tao-Six Meditation on Science, Spirit, and the Future of Economics”, at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

2008, Co-presenter: “A Brief Introduction to the Multimedia Enhancer” at UW-Stout

2008, Co-presenter: “A Mini-presentation: A brief of CMS” at UW-Stout

2008, Poster presentation: Beauty vs. Artistic Beauty at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

2008, Poster presentation: “Freedom Writers- A Critical Analysis from A Contextual Perspective”, at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

2007-8, Collaborative Research Project: Joined the “Rural Families Speak”– A Multistate, Longitudinal and Multidisciplinary research project, focusing on low-income women’s using information technology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (as a RA)

2007, Course presentation, “Reflection on the Pedagogies of the Oppressor and the Oppressed”, at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

2006, Research paper: Exploration of PCTMK Model of Hybrid Teaching. Published as an Op-Ed in the Dunn County News

2004, Collaborative project. Assisting professor emeritus Jim Eggert as a translator, illustrator with calligraphy of the Book-“The Wonder of the Tao- A Meditation on Spirituality & Ecological Balance”. FL: Brumby Holding, Inc.

2004, Panelist, UW-System Women's Study Consortium
Topic: “A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of Childless Issues in Contemporary American Society”, at UW-Stout

2003, Keynote speaker: Annual Spring Awards and Recognition of Multicultural Student Services at UW-Stout

2003, Presenter, “A Cultural Sojourner's ‘Courage to teach’ in Intro-Sociology”, at UW-Stout

2002, Poster presentation, Student and Faculty Research Day:”An Action Research Report on a Spontaneous Thematic Pedagogy in Intro-Sociology”, at UW-Stout

2002, Panelist- International Forum
AAUW Midwest Regional Conference Presentation: “The Trajectory of Women's Transformation via Education - 3 Women's Stories”, at Rapid City, South Dakota

2001, Teaching Day Display, “Sociological Pedagogy-Blending Teaching Strategy to Empower Student Active Learning”, at UW-Stout

2001, Presenter, Professional Development Day: “Enhancing Active Teaching/Learning Via Electronic Application”, at UW-Stout

2001, Research paper: “A Thematic Approach of Teaching Sociology during September 11th Crisis”, accepted to the Midwest Sociologist Conference

1993, Book. The February 28, 1947 Uprising in Taiwan:
A Multi-level Analysis of Collective Actions.
Publisher: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Affiliations /Associations

American Education and Research Association (AERA)

Association for Educational Communications and Technologies (AECT)

International Society for Technology Education (ISTE)

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE)

National Educational Computing Conference (NECC)

CVACTE, EDUTOPIA

American Sociological Association.

Member of American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Involvements and Awards

Co-chair of Professional Development Committee of Chippewa Valley Technical College Career and Technical Education Association

Co-chair of the Chippewa Valley Technical College Education Association Scholarship Foundation

CVACTE Event/Year Book Coordinator

CVTCEA Event Coordinator

Representative of ALC (Academic Leadership Council –WTCS)

Representative to the Advisory Committees of Renal Dialysis, Surgical Technician and Landscape programs.

Course representative of Social Problems.

2001, nominated and the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to UW-System and Women of Color representing UW-Stout in 2001

2006, nominated and the recipient of the Regional Outstanding Teacher of Chippewa Valley Technical College

2010, nominated to the Teaching Excellent Award at the Chippewa Valley Technical College

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