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Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6 (Sa), 2017. How to be a RenaissanceMan?

Crystal LC Huang added 7 new photos from May 4.
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Inside-outside classroom learning and teaching engagements:
Happenings of this week!
CVTC Art Club fundraising: Art&Craft + Bakery Sale.
CVTC Student Life partnered with Art Club for "Canvas Painting" Show.
May 2 (Tuesday), 5:00-7:30 pm. at BEC room 233, Eau Claire.


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 Crystal LC Huang Not too late for joining CVTC Art Club to share ideas, creativity and experiences.

Meet: Every Tuesday. 4:00-7:00 pm. at BEC 230, Eau Claire.
So far, we only offer one visual art class - a general survey type, while seemingly many students are interested in studio art courses too.
So, who else would like to be the Art Club advisor? I would like to collaborate with you !
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Crystal LC Huang  Today, in one of my sociology classes, under a tiny fit of the early Alzheimer's teasing, we successfully discussed and analyzed Education as a pivotal social institution through functional and conflict perspectives. I also shared some of my perceptions and experiences about 2-year college vs. 4-year college teaching. Are you curious to know?

O.K., let me unselfishly share such a secret: in short, my previous teaching at universities in the Midwest with a Master degree I carried out my job pretty well - from my personal bias, while, later (maybe, moola could be a blame) I realize it takes 1.5 Ph.Ds, 3 Masters' and 1.75 Bachelor degrees just to keep my head above the flare during 14 years' teaching at a Technical college setting ! Ohh yes, it is exciting, challenging with lots of fun : via a 3rd language -that's the real, holy secret ! If you are interested in this episode, refer to https://ci8395.blogspot.com/.../april-13-r-climate-for.html - one of my blogs.


Crystal LC Huang Does Joe Biden say that the 2-year college is the US' Secret Weapon? A WMC : Weapons of Mass Construction? Mmm...Construct...? Secret, secret... ooohhh reminds me of Johnny River's song : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iaR3WO71j4



JOHNNY RIVERS - Secret Agent Man 1966
Johnny Rivers was born as John…
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3 (W), 2017 Endowments

May 3 (W), 2017

CVTC Scholarship Award Reception

4:30 to 5:30 pm. at the Student Commons, Eau Claire.



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This is a Memorial Endowment Scholarship set up at CVTC in honor of the most important person in my life: Li-ling Huang.(黃麗玲) : my dearest baby-sister.  

She bravely overcomes her socio-economic adversities, and puts her heart and soul in helping the less fortunate people. She advocates for human-animal rights and the earthjustice, and is a community organizer and social justice activist. She works though all her life for the better society until the day she returns to the multiverse on July 3rd, 2016 at the age of 52.

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Crystal LC Huang I remember Karrie right away at the reception banquet tonight. I was so touched by her field-study statement. A great learner, devoted mother with high academic achievements. I believe she will be a very caring and professional nurse in the near future.
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Crystal LC Huang

This Diversity Endowment was set up in 2007 after my mother passed away (her last name is Tsai 蔡). I respect and was amazed by my parents who never got any bit of education, nor job skills during Japan's occupation on Taiwan, raising 10 kids with the best they could. In particular, my mother, she was an "illiterate" who could not read nor write, but believed in that the opportunity for a child to learn how to read and write can change his/her destiny, which was a ground-breaking idea among her contemporaries at that time.




Crystal LC Huang I just knew Molly was awarded this scholarship. I admire her career goals and ambition to take care of our environment for the sustainable concerns (I am a notorious dirt-lover and tree-hugger... too !) I am so happy for her that she won this scholarship.

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 16 (Sn), 2017 Song for tonight

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Happy Easter!

Song for today: A well-known Japanese song during 50s and 60s in Taiwan. Another colonial "legacy" happened to my native country via popular culture.

リンゴ追分 (懷念蘋果花/Nostalgic Apple Blossoms)
Composer:米山正夫 Lyricist:小沢不二夫
Singer: 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……

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

リンゴ追分 (懷念蘋果花/Nostalgic Apple Blossoms) Composer:米山正夫 Lyricist:小沢不二夫 Singer: Xena LCH# 121 リンゴの花びらが 風にちったよな 月夜に 月夜に…

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Crystal LC Huang This is a poetic song in memory of a loving mother, especially, during the apple-flower blossoming season.
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Crystal LC Huang Today is my mother's memorial day (based on the Lunar Calendar). She passed away in 2005. I recorded the above elegant song to commemorate her love to us ten siblings. Usually, I observe my mother's memorial day on April 27 (the Gregorian calendar), while most of my folks honor and remember her according to the Lunar Calendar. Yes, even the calendar deserves the respect of Diversity.
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Crystal LC Huang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZixNDUQeqhA

十一面觀音根本咒 The 11 perspectives/faces of Avalokitesvara, in Sanskrit.
Original title: The Great Compassion Mantra Of Avalokitesvara

(The Mercy Buddha/Bodhisattva, the great compassionate philosopher and activist, 觀世音菩薩).


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黃麗月 老歌好聽!想念母親!See Translation
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Saturday, March 19, 2016

March 19 (Sa), 2016. The highest artform.














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~ Funny Self-reflection Series ~ #1

Can you believe - a person lives an uneasy life for ending up with 5 majors and 4 minors plus the whole life endeavors in the "dubious-autonomous" academic pursuits, just barely to pay bills, take care of a dozen best animal friends in the US. and folks in her native country :)! ?

What a GREAT Ambition - "not to save a nation, nor the world!"
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Since last July of 2015, I have been preparing for my new course which is one of my majors - studio art and art education. The course curriculum and assessment - Introduction to visual arts (which I prefer, but, could be renamed as Art Appreciation) is going through approving processes. This course will be available in the coming Fall of 2016.


Xena Crystal Huang

"You got to be shallow," one friend joked to me, "Jackie of several trades - good for nothing!"

I answered reluctantly, - " Oh, well, raising one child is pretty much equivalent to mastering one trade. Just think of time, money, energy, and the rest of material and cultural capitals needed to nurture a proper human being. I was supposed to have a dozen (either children OR trades), and I ended up having none. Indeed, I am a good candidate for being a shallower."

I meant - to raise a good human being is the most delicate, wonderful, expensive, difficult (glad Renee pointed it out, see below) and the highest artform on this planet, which, I may lack of proper resources and am - just incapable of taking on these gods' tasks!

Friend smiled, " You might have created a  mixed blessing. You eliminated the potential to create a bunch of future privileged guys!. Keep in mind, the adoption agencies would like to hear positive and alternative opinions."

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And probably the most difficult task on the planet. I only have my babies which are cats and a dog. My husband and I made this decision together. Our energy is used greatly to assist in education and motivating others to be the best they can be.

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Xena Crystal Huang Renee, I agree! Raising children is most important and challenging task on this planet. Honestly speaking, being an educator for social science in the US. is a tremendously tough job to me, but I think, compared to raising a child, I decided to take the "less difficult" route !


Renee Smith A great ambition! Have no regrets!


Martha Wallen Who knows? Maybe you needed all those majors. I don't have quite that many. Maybe a few more would have been useful. I've never used my English major, but it may be my favorite one. And good for you for caring for so many animal friends. Good luck preparing for your new course in Art Appreciation. That sounds like fun.

Xena Crystal Huang Dr. Martha, Thanks, also reminds me of a poster:
subtitled: Co-founder - Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

March 13 (Sn), 2016. Military, Socio-economic status, and Myth - 2 military women's polarized ideologies.


Re-post. (I accidentally deleted it).

Two women with different take-on regarding military.

One who is a woman of ability, supports the conservative establishment in the name of "cornered Patriotism" hidden under unawareness of life predicaments- taking "fate" for granted, not to question the dominant ideology that shaped her fateful destiny.
The other one was in the same condition, luckily, having better opportunities than the former to see through social reality.

(Note, Cornered Patriotism, here, is defined as one's life chance, constructed or compressed into minimalism which refers to opportunities cornered into meager choices. It is illusory with accolades deemed as patriotic acts based on "Autonomous Decision", in reality, for surviving. The lack of information/opportunity, or misinformation typically leads to the unawareness, helpless, or hopeless of the social structural mechanism - an example of False Consciousness.)




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Just browsed Kathy McConaghie's post. thanks.
For many people, that is one of the "great" hidden designed- the meager life chances to choose from for surviving, unless you were Prince Harry, or the son or daughter of the Starry generals' offspring to carry on the family business. Those who are not the Royal, nor part of starry leaders' family members, I have a poster on my blog rendering such a topic.

Slogans and nice words cannot feed the stomach, and surely, under the rhetorical "Patriotism", some found "comfort" and glory even worthy of being the gunpowder. I was part of that story: to be or not to be, is the question of - survival, perhaps, plus the indoctrinated patriotism, even though, ones love their given national-identity. Ideological debates, who has the luxury? - maybe from the limousine liberal's perspective - my uncouth bias.


Kathy McConaghie Yes, I agree. As a lifelong soldier's daughter, I agree. He chose the Army rather than jail in 1935 and it was the making of him and of our family. My parents were dirt poor during the Great Depression. I am frankly glad Daddy did not live to see what has happened to my country and what we have done to the world.

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你怎麼說 What else can you say


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Friday, February 26, 2016

Feb. 26 (F), 2016 “住者有其屋” 只當是個有屋有宅, 大廈連雲者的清涼口號. 到如今, 卻是官官相護, 官商勾結的業障. 5% vs. 95% - How to Earn The Identity of Landownership



My NTU classmate Steve Chen shared with me a rich message about Madam Chiang Kai-shek/Soong Mei-ling (蔣宋美齡) who lived in the US after a disappearing political entity built by her husband, and died at age of 106 in 2003. Currently her long Island mansion was tagged with $1,108 million dollars on real estate market (The link attached below provides info about this super-high-end with historically unique-value property.)

By the way, 大概有人會問:  " 是國產呢? 還是黨產?? "

http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s__biz=MzAwMTA2MzY5Mg==&mid=400233644&idx=5&sn=df4d27942b14a2539adb3906d57300cd&scene=2&srcid=1105O26PfGnL3rQfBa04c5l7&from=timeline&isappinstalled=0#rd ;
meanwhile my the other classmate James wrote about housing conditions in Taiwan.

These two messages remind of what happened 3 weeks ago when I took a bereavement leave to go back to Taipei to attend my dearest sister's funeral. During the whole week I stayed at my brother Fu's home (where I grew up when I was young with my parents and siblings). Brother Fu is the only sibling among 8, who owns a business and has a financially sound living condition.  He always encourages me to go back to Taipei.

(Attached is a very old picture of our small home lived with extended family members, which my parents purchased in Taipei via my father's selling roasted nuts and fresh fruits. It was remodeled later and brother Fu and his family, now, are residing there).

I chatted with brother Fu casually with a joking tone, "If I put all my pensions and some savings together, maybe I could afford a small place to live in Taipei, so I don't have to bother you guys when I visit Taipei..."  Brother Fu, seemingly took my words seriously and said, "Ar May-ar (my nickname), Let me tell you this -  I think all of your hard earned money via all of your working and teaching from the US -  I have to be honest with you - those savings might not be enough to buy a piece of Brick of a small house in Taipei...  So, don't worry, if you decide to come back, you still can choose to stay with us..."

Though just a short chat, I took it as a daily conversation without any extra feeling to interpret, since so far, I am the only sibling that brother Fu and his family deemed as a "valuable" relative. If it were to some of my other siblings who might not be financially successful, then that could be a different story. Definitely, I did not take it as a humiliation, sarcasm, or a typical "anti-intellect" sentiment that once in a while runs through family feuds, because, brother Fu, always expresses his appreciation that I am the only sibling encouraging him during darkest time of his life.

Nevertheless, it was still a shame - I thought about myself.... Many years ago, with 2 pieces of luggage and a big scholarship won through a 3-day National Competition, I landed on the US. I mailed money home whenever I worked, in particular, the amount of the scholarship which was from the hard-working Taiwanese taxpayers' money - all returned back to Taiwan. So, my dear friends and folks, are you still expecting me becoming a famous professor or a Nobel prize winner some sort like that?  Frankly speaking, NOT in my life time - be candid with you guys, because today, I am still paying a couple of big mortgages through my teaching pay-checks :)!

Recalling the past, and looking at the current progress, obviously, many Asian students sent by their parents to America have enjoyed better learning and living conditions since a couple of decades ago when I started teaching at a couple of Universities and current a Technical College. These students included from Taiwan (the population have been dwindling drastically, though), not to mention from China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, due to the flourishing economy and rising living standards. Apparently, compared to my early situation as an international student, their patterns of consumption are still strikingly shocking to me. For examples, some of my students from the Far-eastern Asia at a previous University that I taught, they purchased new cars with cash, rented the high-end apartments, shopped at personalized stores, and visited their native countries almost every semester. When I was a student at UW-Madison with tight budgeted scholarship, I lived in the co-op or got the sublease during summers and winters as the best as I could, looking for car-pools via the kind local people who gave you rides to grocery stores, and working part-time at a couple of libraries for buying extra books. The average years that I saved enough money to go back to Taipei was 3.5 years after I had been an educator while pursuing a terminal degree. That's why I always feel awkward when people's kind and casual chatting with "How is your summer/winter break? Did you go back to visit your friends and relatives?"

Even not being student anymore,  a couple of my dear friends from Taiwan invested lots of money on the US real estate and resorts, purchased cars and houses via cash, and are constantly busying in leisure traveling. These are truly temptations to me : why not just quit my teaching job which constantly puts me under tremendous stress as almost the only minority (in terms of racial/ethnic dimension) faculty member among 268 at my current work-setting ???

Thinking of going back to Taiwan, if not staying with my brother's family, then I would be a 100% 無殼蝸牛 (literally, a-snail-without-shell , popularly used in Taiwan, in particular, Taipei) - the landless/ homeless. How could it be and what a funny joke: the knowledge, working experiences with several hard-earned/ "invested credentials" from the US, would lead to such an incredible situation?

By the way, a couple days ago I compared the kind-n-wise remarks of Jung and Gates on my blog. If they did say so, not from the mischievous posters, then I found them handy for my self-examining the mistake that I have ever made and testing Max Weber’s notion of life-chance.


Understanding the simplicity hidden behind the above two positive-and-statements, now check with the invisible forces embedded in the human societies that C Wright Mills expounds arduously that without Sociological Imagination the mass will always be trapped in the taken-for-granted world and incapable of understanding the structural dimension of personal predicaments.  Coffin echoes this thought:


Reading smart and/or wise people's words might make us think why, who and how certain social structures have been so well-maintained and how tough it is to be "re-structured"-  by whom and how?

Haven't  the philosophers and most of the sociologists only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is - let somebodies else change it?

Now returning to my key point, being a sociology instructor, whether fortunately or unfortunately, tangoing between academic practice and social reality, declare: any social activists, reformers, or policy makers who dare to put a little bit more efforts to tackle the "snail-without-shell" issues, I think, I may reclaim my politic-economic interest, and engage more in dialogues and actions regarding this historically man-made disastrous problem, because if it could happen to me, one can imagine the pain and suffering of most people who have been trapped in their elephant-in-the-room social structure as their fateful destiny. 

In short, long time ago when I worked at the Congress (立法院- the Legislative Yuan, later at 行政院 - the Executive Yuan) in Taiwan, “住者有其屋” 只當是個有屋有宅, 大廈連雲者的清涼口號. 到如今, 卻是官官相護, 官商勾結的業障... - both in the US. and Taiwan.

Note - If one has to use self-exposure (yes, the tightly guarded, priceless confidentiality) as a final resort to get a message out, then you can image the SEVERITY of the issue - What a big and ill Elephant in the room :)!

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他山之石 : In history, lands belonged to monarchs, aristocrats, war lords, churches, and later, the capitalists. Peasants, surfs and proletarians worked on the landowners’ lands/factories. Generally speaking, land reform involves different scales of changing laws, regulations or customs regarding land ownership in "some civilized" societies.  Government may initiate policies to promote redistributing property - generally on agricultural lands. History shows that some land reforms did not come easily, and oftentimes, the bloody revolts or revolutions of land reform were the norm.

Just browsed through fb friend Andy Tung's post, and found how the Dutch deals with the housing issues:

"荷蘭社會住宅的現況與迷思" By Johanna Huang on October 6, 2014 in 社會 & 文化3



阿姆斯特丹 Wozoco 長青族住宅社區。(圖片來源:archidialog.com
在荷蘭有超過三分之一的住宅單位是出租式社會住宅(台灣目前不到 0.1%),發展歷史已超過 150 年,制度上也相對完善,是因為荷蘭政府視居住權為每位公民的基本權利,而且近年來也成為其他國家社會住宅政策發展上的重要借鏡對象。為什麼荷蘭的社會住宅不會成為貧民住宅,也不會成為房地產炒作的工具呢? 其原因可分別從房地產市場、補助政策、成立住宅協會(Housing association)等要素說起,接下來此文將從不同的角度介紹與剖析荷蘭社會住宅的現況。
社會住宅給誰住?社會住宅很便宜嗎?
2013 年底荷蘭將近有 300 萬戶出租住宅,其中約 240 萬戶是社會住宅(註 1),佔全國 40% 的家戶數,有人一定質疑:為什麼一個國家需要興建如此眾多的社會住宅呢?難道荷蘭人需要政府救助的比例這麼高嗎? 以 2015 年為例,社會住宅的出租價格受到政府管制,房租不得超過 711 歐元/月,承租戶年收入則不得高於 34,229 歐元,才有資格申請承租社會住宅(荷蘭人平均年收入 37,876 歐元)。
依照此比例來看,荷蘭人可以申請社會住宅的資格,並非只鎖定在低收入戶和弱勢族群,不同於台灣社會普遍認為,中產階級既有能力負擔一般商業市場的住房。荷蘭政府較早就意識到社會住宅政策受益對象,不應只限定於傳統觀念中需救助的族群,無論是土生土長的荷蘭人或新移民,屬於低收入戶、身心障礙、長青族、單親家庭、社會新鮮人、甚至連ㄧ般家庭只要小孩比較多的,及被認定教育費用支出較高的雙薪家庭,都可在申請範圍內。其實在荷蘭社會住宅的租戶僅有約 5%,是供給無家可歸的人或無經濟來源的人居住。
出租社會住宅的關鍵單位:又是房仲、又是 NGO 的住宅協會
荷蘭社會住宅和ㄧ般房地產的租售市場是分開的,負責出租的單位是「荷蘭住宅協會(Housing Association)」,其擁有社會住宅的產權且負責租賃的服務,雖是不以營利為主要目的法人組織,因此賺來的盈利必須依法用於:增進該社區住宅的品質或空間維護;和社區管委會一起合作,防止社區犯罪、維護整潔、舉辦聯誼派對、維護社區運動休閒設施…等等。
除了能出租社會住宅,「住宅協會」視財務情況可「資金週轉」,將社會住宅出售或買回,售價以臨近的房地產價格為標準。為了避免投資炒作,社會住宅的銷售市場是受到限制的,社會住宅買主想將房地產脫手只能賣給原屬的住宅協會,賣出和買入價差有獲利或虧損由買主和住宅協會對分,這樣可以避免投資客炒作房價。
反觀日前台灣巢運的其中一項訴求:為確保障弱勢團體的居住權利,要求政府提供「只租不賣」的社會住宅;但另一方面,官方單位認為只租不賣的社會住宅,可能造成政府或住宅協會的營運虧損;雙方的衝突點,其實就在於無較健全的法源依據,可設立並規範專職處理社會住宅興建及租售的住宅協會,因此聽起來目前台灣的社會住宅建案,似乎只是創造了另一個讓建商炒房的新興市場。並非說不該開放社會住宅的買賣,但必須有ㄧ套完善的法源規範,才能避免落為投資客的炒房範疇。不過話說回來,在台灣不到 0.1% 的社會住宅比例,的確應該先以提供出租型社會住宅為首要之急。
社會住宅=貧民住宅?
當年荷蘭政府推動社會住宅的其一宗旨就是,為了要避免城市裡出現貧民窟,因此希望提供最基本的住宅單元,讓即便是弱勢居民也能夠住的舒服、健康。政策立意美好,雖然沒有了「貧民窟」,但荷蘭各地卻出現治安不好的「移民社區」(見圖,荷蘭台夫特 60 年代的 Poptahof 住宅社區),住著許多經濟條件相對弱勢的土耳其、摩洛哥、蘇里南裔等新移民戶,這些移民社區和荷蘭「主體社會」間的隔閡,也成為荷蘭甚至歐洲社會很大的問題。

荷蘭台夫特 60 年代的Poptahof住宅社區。(圖片來源:www.spaarhetklimaat.nl
為了解決潛在的族群隔閡問題,荷蘭政府正在有計劃性地改建社會住宅。首先,讓部分社會住宅轉租,作為學生宿舍;其次,新的住宅建案必須結合一般和社會住宅,避免單一族群社區所形成的社會隔閡。
舉例來說,阿姆斯特的住宅社區 GWL-terrain 和鹿特丹的 The Red Apple 複合式住宅建案,都是將社會住宅和都市更新案結合在一起的案例,社區中同時存在社會住宅和一般私宅,外觀上並沒有什麼明顯的差異,這是因為政府透過補助社會住宅承租者的津貼,讓開發商和住宅協會,每月從社會出租住宅和一般出租住宅收取一樣的租金,進而維持住宅協會的營運利潤。

鹿特丹的 The Red Apple 複合式住宅建案。(圖片來源:KCAP Architects & Planners
人人稱羨的荷蘭社會住宅制度,似乎是台灣值得追求的終極目標,但在這之中其實也充滿了許多迷思,希望此文能帶來些不同的見解,讓大家更深入地了解荷蘭的社會住宅到底是怎麼一回事。
註 1:所謂的社會住宅是由政府補助建造,合乎居住標準的房屋,以低於一般市場租金出租給收入較低或相對弱勢的居民,保障弱勢者的居住權益。

參考資料
1. Whitehead, C., & Scanlon, K. (n.d.). Social Housing in Europe. London: London School of Economics and Political Science.
2. 荷蘭政府網站
3. 再談荷蘭土地與社會住宅政策
4. 盧佳宜社會住宅可行性評估及具體措施

本文《荷蘭:只要想住,就有地方住》刊載於世界公民島雜誌,經同意轉登文章後增編內容,未經特定授權許可不得轉載。

Crystal 2015 Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Experience:

Fall 2003 to present, Faculty, teaching Art Appreciation, American Government, Diversity Studies, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Problems 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 coordinator 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 of the 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. 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.S. 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

Research, Papers, Posters, Projects, publications, and Professional Development


Book

1993, 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

2004, Title: The Wonder of Tao: A Meditation on Spirituality and Ecological Balance.
Author: James Eggert.
Illustrations and Calligraphy by Li-chin (Crystal) Huang
Green Dragon Publishing. Printed in the United States of America and
the United Kingdom.

Theses/Dissertation

2015, Dissertation: Preferences, Pedagogical Strategies,and Challenges of Instructors Teaching in Multiple Delivery Formats within A 2-Year College Context. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction, Learning Technologies (previous Instructional System and Technology), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

1997, Thesis Research Project: Integrating Multimedia Technology into Art Curriculum with Classroom Implementation. Wayne State College.

1986, Thesis: Thesis: Social Ideology and Gender Roles- Women's Issues in Contemporary society. Socio-political Science (the Graduate Institute of National Development), National Taiwan University.
Research Papers/Publications, Posters, and Projects

2012, title: Integrate Learning Technologies into A Social Science Course-Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Studies
https://drive.google.com/?utmmedium=et&utm_source=about&utm_campaign=et-about%23my-drive
Presented at the 28th Distance Teaching and Learning Conference
at UW-Madison, Aug, 2012.
Paper published in the Conference proceedings. https://drive.google.com/?utm_medium=et&utm_source%20=about&utm_campaign=et-about%23recent

2012, Project Presentation- STEMSS
Project presentation to the future- STEM scientists for the local district.
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=nav_responsive_sub_nav_edit_profile

2009, Title: “What is the Lived Experience of Designing and Teaching Multiple Delivery Methods -Live Meeting, Hybrid, Online, and Face To Face (f2f) within a Semesterat a Technical College Setting”?
Paper presented at the 2009 AECT International Convention, Louisville, KY
Published in the Convention Proceedings, and in the ERIC
http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED511355.pdf

2009, Title: Learning Information Technologies as Empowering Tools to Narrow the Gender Gap in the Rural-Urban Spectrum - a Review from Global to Domestic Perspective (Project Leader: Dr. Susan Walker)
Paper presented at the 2009 AECT International Convention, Louisville, KY
Published in the Convention Proceedings, and in the ERIC
http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED511355.pdf

2008, Title: Beauty and Artistic Beauty
Presented at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2008
http://tinyurl.com/XenaCrystalLCHuang-A

2008, Title: Green and Dao
“The Wonder of the Tao-Six Meditation on Science, Spirit,
and the Future of Economics”
Presented at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, 2008
http://tinyurl.com/XenaCrystalLCHuang-B

2008, Title: Freedom Writers
Presented at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, 2008
http://tinyurl.com/XenaCrystalLCHuang-C

The next 5 accepted research projects, due to my job descriptions (mainly, as hired in a Non-Research Institution of the 2-year college setting, the school budget supports attendees, but not the researcher-presenters at that time), I was unable to attend/present to the conferences.

2015, Research proposal: Title:
“How Could It Be, Two Identical Online Deliveries in One Composite, and One Did So Well,
While the Other… ,
accepted by Association of Educational Communication and
Technologies (AECT) for presentation
at the 2015 International Conference.

2010, Research proposal. Title:
“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 a presentation
at the 2015 International Convention.

2010, Research proposal: Title:
“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 a presentation at the 2015 International Convention.

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

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

-----------------------------------------2008, Quantitative Research Project. Title:“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 collaborative research projects)

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

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

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.

2007, research project presentation. Title: “Reflection on the Pedagogies of the Oppressor and the
Oppressed”, at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

2007 The Four Asian Dragons.
Presented at Professor Husby's International Business program http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/lchuang-229189-4-dragons-new-entertainment-%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20ppt-powerpoint/

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 and
illustrator 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:

1.“The Trajectory of Women's Transformation via Education
- 3 Women's Stories”, at Rapid City, South Dakotahttp://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/lchuang-1577072-mini-cultural-presentation-%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20calligraphy/mini-cultural-presentation- calligraphy/

2. Story-tellinghttp://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/lchuang-224205-3-women-stories-%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20gender-presentation1-education-ppt-powerpoint/

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

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2014 Diversity Pedagogical Project
-The Gettysburg Address recorded in English, Mandarin,
and Taiwanese http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR4PZFwrj-hN3un6lZg_ADXauCGe7JCCy

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)

Governance Involvements

Executive Secretary of Li-ling Huang Gender Equity Memorial Endowment at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). (2016 to present).

Sponsor of the Tsai-Huang Memorial Endowment Scholarship at CVTC. (2007 to present).

Adviser of Art Club at CVTC (2016 to present).

Adviser of Diversity Student Organization at CVTC (2011-2013).

Co-chair of Professional Development Committee of
Chippewa Valley Technical College Career and Technical Education Association (2009-2011).

Chair of the Chippewa Valley Technical College Education Association Scholarship Foundation (2010 to present).

CVACTE Event/Year Book Coordinator (2010-11).

Representative of ALC (Academic Leadership Council –WTCS).

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

Course representative of Art Appreciation and Diversity Studies.

Nominations and Awards


2013, nominated to the Teaching Excellent Award at Chippewa Valley Technical College.

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

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

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

Activities in Taiwan

- 1988: Elected as the Supervisor
of the National Congressional Assistant Association, Taipei.
(首屆國會助理協會監委)

- 1987-88: Delegate of Taiwan, invited

by both Congresses of Taiwan and the U.S. to observe the

Primaries and Causes in New Hampshire and Iowa as well as

followed the Presidential campaign trails.

- 1984-85: Summer and Winter Camp Speaker. (奉派執行冬令夏令營巡迴演講)

- Twice Campaign Coordinator and Speaker, and later,
the Speech Writer in the Congress. (問質詢總主筆, 競選文宣策劃, 選民服務)

- Executive Secretary and member of Taipei Women Rescue Foundation. (台北婦女救援會執行秘書長)

College and Graduate School at National Taiwan University

- Vice Chairperson

of the Graduate Association of National Taiwan University.

- Due to a National Crisis, I joined the Army Academic.
A retired Captain since 1985.

- Four semesters top 3% students of Sociology Department,

National Taiwan University.

- Selected, members of softball and volleyball varsity teams,
National Taiwan University.

Non-Academic Publications/Writing:

· Calligrapher and illustrator

of The Wonder of the Tao-Six Meditation on Science, Spirit,

and the Future of Economics by Jim Eggert.

A Human Trade Group Publisher, FL., 2004.

· Karma Ode, Burning Snow-Poetry, 2002, (in process).

· "Introductory Miao (Hmong) History and Culture by Tinqgui Li":

Translation,(collaborated with Steve Vang.) Wisconsin, UW-Stout. 2001.

· A Comprehensive History of the Chinese Miao (Hmong) by Xingfue Vue.

Translation. (collaborated with Steve Vang.), Wisconsin, UW-Stout, 2001.

· 10 articles related to cultural phenomena
for the Dunn County News, 1998-1999:

1. A thought to the Humane Society.

2. Homeopathy- a look from a tradition medical perspective.

3. The sociocultural perspective to Mulan.

4. Gua Sha-the traditional home remedy.

5. Halloween in the U.S. vs. Ghost Festival in Asia.

6. Organic products and its co-op practice.

7. Bosnia first hand report-Military sisters.

8. A cultural-sojourner's multicultural perspective.

9. Mini international house-visit the "Sharon the ambassador".

10.The legends behind Chinese New Year in Taiwan.

Selected writing/proposals as A Congressional Aide:

· “Women and Social Order,”

The Research and Assessment Monthly, Taipei, Taiwan, 1990.

· “The Interpellation to the Central Government”

- a compilation of 3 volumes (300 articles) relating to social welfare

and political system reformation drafted by me when working at

Congress,1986-88.

Some articles related to Women's issues are:

1. A proposal for "Equal Right, Equal Pay and Equal Opportunity of Employment

for both genders." September 29th,1987, the 80th session Legislative Yuan.

2. A proposal to Establish the "'Ministry of Women's Affairs'

to implement the Social Welfare for Women."

January 6th, 1988, the 80th, session, Legislative Yuan.

3. An interpellation on the issue of the Dilemma of

Single Parent and Divorced Women. January 19th,

1988.the 80th session, Legislative Yuan.

4. An interpellation on the issue of "the Myth of Marriage and

Increasingly Dysfunctional Families in contemporary society."

January 18th, 1987, the 80th session, Legislative Yuan.

· Personal Quantitative Research Project:

"Gender and Political Tolerance-The Study of Dane County,

Wisconsin." UW-Madison, 1992.

Hobbies

Enjoy reading, writing, poetry, music, cooking, visual art-making, nature and pet-caring.

Like to play basketball, ping pong, volleyball, tennis, softball, swimming, and hiking.

Li-chin (Crystal) Huang

Chippewa Valley Technical College

620 W. Clairemont Ave.Eau Claire, WI 54701

Email: Lhuang@cvtc.edu

WebSite: http://ci8395.blogspot.com/

http://plus.google.com/u/0/+XenaCrystalLCHuang/posts/p/pub

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Learning and Teaching of Crystal Li-chin Huang