Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 9 (Sa) 2015 Have fun! Listening to my baby-voice to all sentient beings' mothers.

My baby-voice to all sentient beings' mothers!



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昶昶 This one, specifically for my mom ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4duQf5jXgY
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昶昶 Who was the earliest Environmentalist? Who truly adocated the delicate balance of the Earth Motherhood that nurtures all sentient beings?

Here you are: Laozi (also Lao-Tze, 老子, Warring States period of the 5th or 4th century BC) was a philosopher and poet best known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching (道德經) and the founder of philosophical Taoism. Question: what is the essence of quantum physics? You might guess - the "feminine" electromagnetic waves of love that bounds lives together?

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May 9 (Sa), 2015 On this Mother's Day - Is Motherhood a Mandate?


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Happy All Sentient Beings' Mother's Day, Every Day!




Happy All Sentient Beings' Mother's Day, Every Day!

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昶昶 Look, this over-work, no-pay mom.... Could she "bear a Motherhood Mandate" - a biological one, instead of an "ideological reality"???!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFkdcsgPke4


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昶昶 My baby-voice to all sentient beings' moms smile emoticon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPcpAjwkr2E&feature=youtu.be
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Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 7 (R), 2015 Behold! Here comes a noble and beautiful mom...


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It is O.K. if you want to send me a white Carnation flower which used to be a dreadful one, and I hoped that I would have never had it...).

 Today is mom's memorial day. These are some of the saints/gods (mainly Buddhism, Daoism mixed with some Confucianism ) she respected a lot. I keep for her.



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昶昶 The sutra on the table is Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva Pūrvapraṇidhāna (地藏本願經) which is said to have been spoken to Ksitigarbha by the Buddha towards the end of his life to the beings of the Trāyastriṃśa Heaven/忉利天 - similar to Mount Olympus of the Greek Gods, mythologically speaking - here, not a good analogy though, because these beings were real people who came to listen to the Buddha's "sermons", not mythical gods by any means - as a mark of gratitude and remembrance for his beloved mother, Maya.

As to Ksitigarbha (Sanskrit: क्षितिगर्भ Kṣitigarbha, 地藏), is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism and usually depicted as a Buddhist monk. His name may be translated as "Earth Treasury", "Earth Store", or "Earth Matrix". Ksitigarbha is known for his deep vow (similar to Christian's grand salvation - I may be wrong...) to take care of all sentient beings to get out of the six defiled worlds (made of all sorts of high-end and low-end "desires" - 六道 : 天/deva, 修囉/asura, 人/human or manuṣya, 鬼/ghosts or preta, 牲/animals or tiryagyoni,, 獄/purgatory or naraka, ) between the death of Gautama Buddha and the rise of Maitreya/ 彌勒菩薩, as well as his vow not to achieve Buddhahood until all sentient beings' lives were saved/transcended - ending all sentient beings' suffering!! (地獄不空, 誓不成佛!) The greatest non-self vow, will, and endeavor that I have ever known!!
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昶昶 I am not a Buddhist (at most, a lay-person), but interested in knowing my mother's faith which she did not know much about.
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昶昶 added 17 new photos to the album: To all the loving caring mommies - beyond biological facts.
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May 7 (R). 2015 Teacher's composure, plus this one -

Haha, don't know why this picture always appears at the end of semester??!

Don't you admire those who maintain the same composure from the beginning to the end of a semester or even an academic year?

昶昶 In addition to the above condition, adding this one: people learn in different ways. Here is my way (not recommended): it is not unsusal to spend $60,000, like mine on completing a degree for being a 10-year part-time student (no ships, no aid due to this kind of student status), including changing a couple of programs for something I might like when still "believing" in education (what a sweet suffering... heart emoticon!)
 
Now you might know why keeping a job is so important and luckily enough, having one to pay off the "eduInvestment with uncertain ROI", and for the rest of surviving purposes, instead of being an artist or poet something like that tongue emoticon! Many people live in the educapitalism might not deny - see photo below (except those who possess strong cultural capitals) : " You debt, so you exit " - a great motivation to hunt down a job grin emoticon! - not necessary a meaningful one, though.

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昶昶 Look, before leap....don't purchase one from the following companies, O.K.....? Which edu-company??? Well, by your edu-imagination, whether for-profit, or not-for-profit, and if there is any difference between them anymore !

昶昶 Even one of the biggest proprietary edu-companies (of EduCapitalist Enterprise??) has not been doing well, which receives 1.4 billion dollars of Federal grants annually, yes, from you and me, taxpayers' hard earned money.... There are many perspectives to re-investigate this statement - Shall/will brick&Mortar schools die, fade away, or resurrect better ?? Would you like to participate in chatting regarding this one of the oldest social institutions?http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.../corinthian-colleges...

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黃麗月 完成了!娘在天十分欣悅,成高仙去了!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2 (Sa), 2015. A meandering chat on facebook regarding a perception of an Asian's glorifying the White Superiorism

My friend Johnny Huang in Taipei posted his friend's article on facebook regarding racial/ethnic perception (typed in character).  I echoed my thoughts in the threads (in English).


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白人不喜歡中國人理由很簡單
作者:袁明

我以技術移民身份移民加拿大,申請的是魁百克,類似加拿大的一個自治區,獨立性非常強,官方語言為法語(申請移民時講的也是法語),但我在蒙特利爾落地後只住了幾天,就去了多倫多,在多倫多住了兩年,對老外不說完全瞭解,至少也知道一些皮毛。

當然,中國人確實有自己的特點,但要說中國形象不佳是因為文化差異,那就搞笑了,形象這種東西有時候是有共性的,我在中國看場足球,走的時候滿地的廢報紙和花生、瓜子殼,在西方絕無此類現象,按照中國外交部部長的解釋,這應該不算中國人的陋習而是中國人有吃零食的習慣,當然你不怕笑話大可如此自說自話。

加拿大是一個自由的國家,假如中國人不是很清楚這句話的含義,我也可以解釋一下,那就是加拿大是一個憑本事吃飯的地方,只要你有本事,你就可以過得非常舒服,沒有人會妨礙你,種族歧視並不意味著不給你工作。加拿大從立國開始,就一直是個典型的移民國家,我們都說,中國人勤勉、誠實、勇敢、有文化、有歷史(其實印巴人、韓國人、阿拉伯人、黑人,沒有哪個民族不這樣看自己),那為什麼,加拿大的主流一直是由白種人構成?其實並沒有任何東西妨礙你發展,等你深入地瞭解了白人,你就會知道,我們身上的這些所謂的優點,早就存在於人家的血液之中,甚至形成基因,開始遺傳,白人為什麼能在美國、加拿大、澳大利亞、紐西蘭這些移民國家裡牢牢地佔據著主流社會的位置,你瞭解了他們,你就會得出答案。其實白人是所有人種裡最不複雜的一類人,有時候你會覺得他們的智商比我們低幾個檔次。

他們不喜歡中國人,道理非常簡單,在西人眼裡,中國人不講衛生,不講誠信,只會製造假貨。你可能不知道他們(不僅僅是白人)對中國人那種根深蒂固的看法,這幾條在西方人看來,都是那種非常要命不可思議的缺點。你不和白人打交道,你無法體會他們對誠信的理解,你在加拿大生活,你想找一個說謊的白人,真的非常難,在法庭上,一個白人的證言,毫無疑問就是事實本身,而在中國,證人證言幾乎就是最不可靠的東西。在加拿大和白人打交道,只要他允諾的,他就一定會做到,無論遇到什麼樣的困難,而且這種允諾往往只是電話裡的一個單詞,沒有任何書面的憑證,按照中國人的看法,他大可不認。有時候你以為很隨意的一句話,卻包含著最基本的誠信。

至於說造假,我可以告訴你,在加拿大,中國大陸和香港的文憑都是不被承認的,管你是清華北大還是香港中文大學,一律要作公證——對不起,人家同樣不相信中國的公證機關,必須要到加拿大去做。這一點,對所有中國人生效,你可以說這是歧視,但人家為什麼不同樣歧視印度、伊拉克、非洲,因為全世界只有中國不把文憑當回事,只有中國可以花錢買文憑,花錢買公證,這一點甚至連香港都不能倖免。

三鹿事件一發生,超市裡中國食物全部下架,白人對三鹿事件想破頭皮都不能理解——就算在古希臘時期,也不可能發生這種把毒奶粉給孩子吃的事件。不講衛生,中國人在西方人甚至黑人眼裡,就是骯髒的代名詞,西人說中國人不講衛生,一是中國人身上有異味。

白人非常講究個人衛生,甚至到變態的地步,一天兩次澡,一件襯衣絕對不會穿兩次,近乎變態地修理指甲,白人(包括黑人)用的廁所,永遠沒有異味,所有廁所都有衛生紙(當然全是免費的)供應,地板一塵不染。中國人的廁所,相信大家都知道,可以說,只要有中國人出沒,廁所就是髒的。

白人的家裡,處處一塵不染,絕無異味(絕大多數白人不吃有異味的食物),中國人家一進入,各種刺鼻的味道接踵而來,人家沒法不對你有看法。

說有文化,中國人更不能和白人比,加拿大的白人,和歐洲人相比,基本被定義為比較沒文化的,他們自己也這麼認為,但就是這些沒文化的白人,一上公車、地鐵,第一件事情就是從包裡拿出書來看,那種環保紙張印製的書,非常輕,幾乎人手一本,不論是坐車、等人、走累了休息,不停地閱讀。

加拿大的圖書館,不收費,書隨便借,從書刊到音響製品到報紙雜誌,白人借書和我們不一樣,一借就是幾十本甚至上百本,我異常驚訝於加拿大人喜歡閱讀的習慣,在我眼裡,我算是愛書的人,但我一年真正讀的有幾本書?我們說自己是幾大文明古國,可我感覺,人家一個人的閱讀量,比得上我們一個單位幾十個人。

和白人相處,是一件非常愉快的事情。白人一輩子就是兩個追求,一是自由,二是隱私。白人對你的隱私,尊敬得無以復加。在加拿大,你的宗教信仰、年紀、工資、病歷、性取向、服裝的品牌、參加的俱樂部——幾乎一切都是隱私,你的手機放到桌子上,絕對不會有白人來問你是什麼牌子的,更不可能拿過去看。

你在街道上走,只要你身邊有白人,他絕對離你一段距離,加拿大稱為“隱私距離”,你的隱私可以得到最好的保護,任何人,未經你本人授權,絕對看不到你的任何個人資料,白人對隱私的尊重,使你覺得非常安全,和他們相處非常放心,所謂的在公共場所低聲說話,一是為了保護自己的隱私,二是為了尊重別人,不讓自己的聲音打攪到別人,中國人沒有隱私的概念,至少這個概念相當淡薄,無所謂,如果這也算文化差異,我覺得還是消除的好。白人有同情心,白人的同情心,不是那種裝出來,不是那種作秀,他們非常樂於助人。

一般來說,白人沒有保存東西的習慣,一些東西,只要他們認為沒有用,就會丟掉,他們丟的時候會很仔細地區分,比如其他人能用的,他們就會把它放在路旁,而且一定是洗得非常乾淨,讓你拿去就能用。在加拿大很多移民因為窮,都喜歡去撿東西來用,像我家裡從沙發到床到茶几,全部是撿來的,沒有人認為有什麼丟人的。我認識的一個華人,撿了一套沙發,搬回家裡,沙發的原主人開著車跟了十多裡路到了他家,他以為人家反悔了,結果是因為他忘了拿四顆螺絲,人家專門送上門來,當時他感動得幾乎掉下淚來,但這對於白人來說,是理所當然的事情。

白人在做這些事情的時候,非常細心,比如嬰兒車,他就會丟到那種專門收廢品的垃圾箱裡,有時還會在上面貼個紙條,警告你不能給嬰兒使用,甚至細心到根據周圍住戶的特徵寫上漢語或阿拉伯語。

在加拿大,中國人打工都願意去白人的公司,因為人家給的錢多,沒有欺詐,不剝削你,各種福利保障齊全,工會力量強大(比你想像的強大得多,強大到變態的地步),而在中國人(尤其是香港人)的公司,基本利潤就是靠剝削你而來,你在中國公司呆一天,就知道馬克思說的剩餘價值理論一點沒錯,而你在白人的公司做活,儘管也非常辛苦,但你是得到尊重的。

在西方,不存在中國那種坐辦公室喝茶就能賺錢的職業,無論你是公司職員、公務員、醫生、律師,每個人工作都非常辛苦,每一個加元都是辛苦錢汗水錢,而且除了全民共用的福利保障,沒有什麼人有特殊的待遇,錢對大家都是公平的(中國人當官基本就不花錢),所以、他們對錢看得很重,保護得很嚴,夫妻之間,父母之間,金錢問題絕不含糊,白人送你一個小禮物,是一件很正式的事情,因為這是花他的汗水錢買來的,而且是他親自去花了時間精挑細選的。我在中國大家也送東西,送來送去,都是單位發的。

當然,白人也有不好的地方,但我要說一點,白人對中國人的偏見,完全不是因為種族原因,而是因為長期和中國人打交道得出的結論,這一點上,你可以和黑人比較,白人原來也很討厭黑人,但現在和黑人一起撐起加拿大的主流社會,為什麼?因為黑人自身改變了很多,你和黑人打交道,你明顯會發覺,他們有教養、有禮貌、有品味,懂得尊重人,講衛生,更重要的是,他們說話做事情,非常講究誠信,黑人被接納,甚至他們自己也能登堂入室,是他們自身改變的結果,因為加拿大這個社會需要的就是這種人。

同樣,華人自己的地位也是自己造成的,白人的特點是,不看你說,只看你做,你一次不講誠信的行為,就會讓人家一輩子不願意和你打交道,你一次假貨售出,就會讓人家一輩子不買中國貨。

其實華人在加拿大只要憑藉自身的努力,完全是可以得到認同的,加拿大上一任總督就是華人,現任總督是中美洲難民出身,但華人整體上在加拿大並不討人喜歡,溫哥華有很多大陸去的移民,什麼事也不做,手裡有大把的美金,有人說,中國外逃貪官的一半生活在這裡,加拿大不會拒絕美元,但他們歧視手裡只有美元的人,這些貪官為加拿大源源不斷地輸血,但他們自身對社會的貢獻為零,當他們入籍宣誓稱“永遠效忠英王陛下”的時候,白人早就把你打入另冊。

我並不想妄自菲薄,也不是說要崇洋媚外,更不是種族主義者,但確實,白人是一個非常優秀的種群,這種優秀不是某一兩個代表,也不是某一類職業,而是全體白人,很多品質已經進入到他們的血液中,甚至形成遺傳基因,他們能成為這個世界事實上統治者,並不完全是技術力量,而是他們自身的那種超群的品質因素,這種個人素質的整體提升,靠的是幾百年孜孜不倦的教育(順便說一句,中國連教師工資都不能保證,真不好意思說出去),這種內在的品質才是最可怕的,你可以在經濟上大躍進,在軍事上大躍進,但你無法在人的品質上大躍進,而人的因素不解決,你永遠趕不上人家。中國,你還差得遠


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昶昶 Thanks for sharing some good points and insightful observations. I would like to share some of my thoughts - which could be my biases. Every culture has its ideological freedom and constraints tied to its economic-historical formation and development. How to generalize "而是全體白人, 很多品質已經進入到他們的血液中,甚至形成遺傳基因,他們能成為這個世界事實上統治者..."- Hopefully, not my being 斷章取義- note: there are many kinds of white, Nazi German white, Anglo-Saxon white, Slav white, Hispanic white....and many mixed white as well as 100+ shades go-between...." without committing stereotype (whether positive or negative - a major source of prejudice and discrimination) is not an easy task, though.
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昶昶 Indeed, "白" "race" can be good as the article argued. But why? How to make other race/ethnic groups think and behave as good or even better is not impossible. Many factors compound to today's perceptions on the diverse human population.

Generally speaking, there could be the legacies of two historical events that might make "白" people look nicer and behave better today, unless you totally believe in bio-determinant, (as the author pointed out) that I could think of: one could be Industrialization and the other one, maybe, colonialism/imperialism. The global stratification (the inequality in the global scale in terms of colonial plundering on other countries' natural and human resources, enslavement, econ-political domination and repression happening in the colonial era) had existed for more than 300 years in the world history. Some handy examples would be the colonialized Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Indian Peninsula.... the most close ones would be 八國聯軍, 鴉片戰爭, 裂地賠款, 崇洋媚外, 倭寇侵中...etc. Though history may not bear responsibility of how a nation shapes her characters or sense of moralities, not many nations could avoid the major confluences from the larger environment.
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昶昶 The winners and conquers brought back the spoils/trophies (gold, silver, oil, spiciest, slaves, lands, and other precious materials, YES, with their "ingenuity and smartness", plus abundance free goodies and labor forces, they built "clean, polite, 'HONEST', well-educated societies"!!!! - several centuries ahead of other "poor, selfish, dirty, lazy, and immoral" colonialized, pillaged, looted countries... See attached now still happening in the 21st century of Latin America - Indigenous people are fighting for their lands. http://blog.cifor.org/.../for-indigenous-people-in-latin... Ohhh yeees, don't these people look clean, smart, respectful, caring, loving, and well-educated like those "白 race" ????

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昶昶 I agree to the author's idea of education - an expensive national investment which is a key transformation of a nation's human capitals. But not all education leads to proper human development, such as edu-capitalism that may not be, and even worse, its outcome can be against humanity, as a simple example.
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昶昶 Echoing the author's idea: another quick example, if not anecdote, Froebel set up his school in Blankenburg Germany in 1837, later known as the first kindergarten. He called for German women to come together and support the kindergarten to educate the Future Hope of a Nation. Here is pop-quiz for you - If you recall properly what happened during 1837 in Taiwanese, Chinese and Global history????
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昶昶 I am not defending any racial/ethnic, or national entities for their moral or immoral characters/human development. 見賢當思齊, 見不善而內自省. Human beings are adaptable and have capacity to learn and unlearn when proper environment and life chances are available.
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昶昶 As you are familiar to the three major schools of thoughts regarding human nature - do you believe human beings are born to be good, bad, or blank slate? 性善性惡, 無善無惡, 蓬生蔴中?? Why? Could a jumpy perception (or stereotype) be treated or thoughts of more cautiously?
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Birgit Hartel Very interesting commentaries from everyone, Johnny - I read the translated version from Chinese of your post & was very moved by it.
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昶昶 問題是.....很多各式各樣的白人 (有些並不比其它有色人種好到那兒去, 由於不同的政經文化條件,) 分不太清楚 你是臺灣人 還是大陸人....在這兒教了十七年書, 它們還是會有 - 指馬為陸- 的情況發生!
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May 2 (Sa), 2015 Songs for Mother's Day....

母親您在何方 Mother- Where are you - by Xena Crystal Li-chin Huang 黃昶 #3


Mother's Day.... I sang a song for my mom... (in Taiwanese Mandarin)
By Xena LCH #135
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東京へ来たけれど 媽媽請妳也保重 (Dear Mom, take care.) By Xena LCH #135



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俺らは東京へ来たけれど
(然而我已來到東京)   1957年 (昭和32年)
作詞:不詳 作曲:不詳
Sung by Xena LCH #135 (in Japanese)
     
思いだしたら、あの星見てさ
待ってておくれよ、おっかさん
一人ぽっちで、一人ぽっちで
俺らは東京へ来たけれど
達者でいるからよ   心配しないでよ
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便り書くよに 俺らの胸へ
汽笛がひびくよ おっ母さん
よせと言われて よせと言われて 
俺らは東京へ来たけれど
しっかりやるからよ 心配しないでよ  啊!
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熱さ寒さに 負けないように
ご気嫌よろしく おっ母さん
苦労承知で 苦労承知で
俺らは東京へ来たけれど
立派になるからよ 心配しないでよ

http://youtu.be/JIHTEcaYVm4

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リンゴ追分 (懷念蘋果花/Nostalgic Apple Blossoms- Missing Mother). By Xena LCH #121



リンゴ追分 (懷念蘋果花 / Nostalgic Apple Blossoms)  In Japanese
Composer:米山正夫    
Lyricist:小沢不二夫
Sung:  Xena  LCH# 121

リンゴの花びらが 風にちったよな  
月夜に 月夜に そっと えええ……
つがる娘は ないたとさ  
つらい別れを ないたとさ
リンゴの花びらが
風に散ったよな あああ……

「お岩木山のてっぺんを 綿みてえな白い雲が
ポッカリポッカリながれてゆき
桃の花が咲き 桜が咲き
そいから早咲きのリンゴの花ッコが咲く頃は
おら達の一番たのしい季節だなやー
だどもじっぱり無情の雨っこさ降って
白い花びらを散らすころ
おらあのころ東京さで
死んだお母ちゃんのことを思い出して……
おら……おら……」(Skipped)

つがる娘は ないたとさ
つらい別れを ないたとさ
りんごの花びらが
風に散ったよな あああ……

http://youtu.be/KxSMs6_-tQQ

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 28 (T), 2015. Two kinds of union.



You added 6 new photos to the album: 042815 CVTC Scholarship Award Ceremony (Day 1).
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With Chippewa Valley Technical College Education Association Scholarship Recipients
(Previous Teachers' Union Scholarship).





                                 With Matt (supposed to be a soc professor) and President Bruce
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昶昶 Matt (n the middle) is a non-traditional returning learner with
                                 broad Liberal Arts knowledge and life experiences.
                                 His presentations (both psy and soc) were
                                 10 times better than mine.
                                 He could be my teacher not the other way round!
            
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昶昶 was invited for Day 2 (4/29 W) Ceremony too, for my mom and dad's
(蔡-黃) Liberal Arts/Diversity Memorial Endowment Scholarship. See you tomorrow!
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昶昶 Why is this dreadful word - "union" becoming so scaaaary - in Wisconsin ? - I mean, for blue-collars...
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昶昶 As to Baltimore, sitll ring the bell!
President Lincoln did say "another kind of union" a lot. He was not afraid or scared:
"Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it. We -- even we here -- hold the power, and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -- honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just -- a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless..."
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昶昶 Isn't the old fashion gradually transforming into the post/modern-slavery...
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Learning and Teaching of Crystal Li-chin Huang

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Crystal 2013 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:

Ph.D. program.Learning Technologies (previous Instructional Systems and Technology) , Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Dissertation: Preferences, Pedagogical Strategies,
and Challenges of Instructors Teaching in Multiple Delivery Formats within A 2-Year College Context

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