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    出人意料, 入文艺中-文学艺术中的另类现象学
    (八方文化创作室, 2009)

    The book is divided into three parts, the first part is the modern novel review, the second part is the modern prose review, and the third part is the cultural art review. From the perspective of literary extension, the author explores style, inspiration and literary phenomena with a strong sense of intuition and from an “alternative and special” angle.

    From the perspective of literary connotation, the special alternative content of alienation is also the main object of discussion; from the perspective of literary chronology, the anti-Japanese wars and Kuomintang-Communist co-operations and civil wars in the 1930s, to the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, to the mainlanders who retreated to Taiwan from the mainland between the 1940s to 1980s, to the Taipei movies of the 1990s, and to the "New Three People's Principles" of Singapore in the 21st century, the author picked stories of ordinary people that happened in such a time of dramatic changes, as his subjects of criticism, has its own "special alternative" vision.

    The author uses a large number of aesthetic theories to interpret life and death from Freud's subconscious mind, to aesthetic master Bock's "distance theory", to Kant's "completeness" and then to the existential master Heidegger's "boarder situation". The author selects the alternatives in the masterpieces from a special perspective to interpret the mystery in the imagery, measures and construct the literary atmosphere.

    He combines aesthetics with morality, historical insights with worldly life, and presents his own literary life and philosophy of life. Review itself is poetics. The author's arguments are "unexpected", but the discussions are "expected". His Chinese experience and his time studying in Europe will all bring the readers to a live journey in understanding literary aesthetics.

    本书分为三个部分,第一部分是现代小说评论,第二部分是现代散文评论,第三部分是文化艺术评论。 从文学外延来看,作者带着强烈的直觉意识从“另类” 的角度来探讨文体、启发与文学现象; 从文学内涵来看,异化的另类内容也是主要的探讨对象;从文学年表来看,从三十年代的抗日与国共背景,到六十年代的文革,以及从大陆退守台湾的外省人,到九十年代的台北电影,再到二十一世纪新加坡的“新三民主义”,作者从大时代中拣选小故事,作为评论对象,自有其“另类”的眼光。

    作者运用大量的美学理论,从弗洛伊德的潜意识,美学大师博克的“距离说”到康德的“完满”再到存在主义大师海德格的“极限境况”来诠释生与死。作者以独特的眼光选评大师级作品里的另类,意象里的玄机,并测量文学氛围的温度和营造手法。

    他结合美学与道德观照,揉合历史识见、与世俗生命,呈显自己的文学生活与人生哲学,评论本身就是诗学。 作者的论点“出人意料”,论述却是“入人意中”, 他的中国经验与留学欧洲,都将成为一部部亲临现场的文艺美学。

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    The biculturalism of Singapore Chinese literature

    This keynote speech touches on the unique characteristics of biculturalism of Chinese literature in Singapore.

    本主题演讲探讨新加坡华文文学中中西双文化的独特性。

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    Students' meaning making in a mobile assisted Chinese idiom learning environment
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    Chin, Chee Kuen
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    Liu, May
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    Gong, Chen
    In recent years, we witness the rise of communicative and contextualized language learning approaches that is concomitant with developments of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL). Im this study, we present a pilot study in MALL that emphasizes "creative learner's output" and contextualized meaning making. In learning Chinese idioms, students used smartphones on a one-device-per-person basis to capture photos of the real-life contexts pertaining to the idioms, and to construct sentences with them. Subsequently, in-class or online discussions took place, which would enhance the students' understanding in the proper usage of the idioms. The learning design is grounded in the seamless learning model that encompass in-class formal learning and out-of-class informal setting, and personal and social learning spaces. The students' ongoing, open-ended, personal-to-social meaning making process and artifacts have indeed shown some indicators of "seamless language learning" that has the potential of transforming language learning into an authentic learning experience.
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    中学华文创意写作教学研究——以新加坡特选中学中一学生为例
    (NTU-SCCL Press, 2015)
    Puah, Lynn Dee
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    The teaching of Chinese composition writing in Singapore is long influenced by examination format, which has led to a lack of creativity in the students’ writings. The Singapore Centre for Chinese Language initiated a one-year school-based pilot research in creative composition writing with a group of higher Chinese (HCL) students from a top independent and Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school. This design study is based on the theoretical framework of creative thinking and Selfdirected learning (SDL). The teaching and learning of creative composition writing are analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively with pre-/post-tests, and verified by triangulation of questionnaires, interviews and observations. Teaching materials are authentic and are based on topics closely related to the students’ daily life. The designs of the pedagogical activities within and beyond the classroom are highly innovative and diverse. Meanwhile, a blog was also set up to provide students with a platform catering to creative input, output and exchange. The results of this study show that the teaching of creative writing helps to reduce the rigidity of the students’ writing, and enhances their writing interest and quality. The positive findings of this research show that there is great potential for it to be further promoted.

    新加坡華文寫作教學長期受到考試命題作文“指揮棒式”的影響而成為格式化的寫作,缺乏創意。有鑑於此,新加坡華文教研中心於 2011 年展開為期一年的先導性校本研究,針對一所特選中學裡的一班高級華文學生,進行創意寫作教學試驗。本研究屬設計型研究,以創造性思維和自主性學習為理論框架,配以前、後測的量化和質化分析,並以問卷、訪談和觀察作為三角驗證。教學材料則選擇以貼近學生生活的主題和真實性語料(authentic material)為主,設計相應的課堂教學和課後自學活動,以創新、多元為準則。同時設立博客,提供學生創作及同儕交流機會。研究發現創意寫作教學除了能改進學生作文“格式化”的缺失,更能提高學生的興趣與作文質量,大有加以推廣的潛能。

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    Constructing A system of irregularities: The poetry of Bei Dao, Yang Lian and Duoduo
    (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016)

    This book investigates the poetics of three of the most internationally contemporary Chinese poets – Bei Dao, Yang Lian, and Duoduo – who were all exiled from China after the 1989 Tiananmen student movement. Their poetry was later to be labeled ‘Misty Poem’ (Menglongshi). This book examines three aspects of the ‘Mistiness’ of the poets’ oeuvre: the socio-historic background where Misty poets live and write; imagery; and linguistic elements. After first identifying the roots of Mistiness, this book identifies imagistic and linguistic clues in order to construct a hermeneutical system that examines the irregularities of the Misty poetics and appreciates the polysemy of the poets’ works. The poem’s evocativeness is unveiled, and the irregularity of the poetry’s Mistiness is established as its most powerful linguistic and imagistic aspect. The book then places the three poets' different misty characteristics into contrast: Bei Deo’s twisted imagery and elliptical syntax, Yang’s imagery in a classically-inspired syntax, and Duoduo’s integration of images into a rhythmic syntax.

    本书以三位国际知名的中国诗人北岛,杨炼以及多多的作品集为研究对象。这三位诗人均于1989 年天安门事件后流落异国, 其诗作后被称为“朦胧诗”。本书从三个角度考察他们的作品中的“模糊性”, 这三个角度分别是:朦胧诗人生活以及写作的社会历史背景;意象;以及语言要素。本书首先识别出模糊性的根源,然后辨别意向及语言中的线索,从而构造出可用来赏析朦胧诗作中的不规则现象以及一词多义现象的注释系统。回忆在诗作中被唤醒,朦胧中蕴含的不规则性被塑造,成为诗作中最有力的语言与意向角度。这本书随之将三位诗人不同的朦胧特点加以比对:北岛诗作中扭曲的意向和简略的句法,杨炼诗作中启迪于经典的意向和句法,以及多多诗作中意向与韵律句法的结合。

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    很热很热热的一天 [The really really hot day]
    (Singapore National Co-operative Federation, 2013)
    Lim, Emily
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    This is a series of four bilingual books in children's literature that cultivates the spirit of mutual support in the community and encourages children to help each other in times of needs and disasters.

    这一系列的四本双语书籍,培养了孩子们在社会中相互支持的精神,鼓励他们在别人有需要和灾难发生的时候,伸出援手,互相帮助。

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    A delicate touch: Essays on Chinese influences and Chinese genres
    (McGraw-Hill Education, 2010)

    A Delicate Touch is a highly imaginative, original, and powerful interpretation of literary and performing works – including films, plays, novels, poems, and even architecture – that are influenced by Chinese cultures. Through careful and creative reading and rereading of these visual and written texts, with attentiveness to the problematics of transcultural politics, this book sheds fresh light on how cross-cultural influences and exchanges have impacted traditional art forms and genres.

    《触》里头的文章对中国文化影响下的文学和表演作品(包括电影,戏剧,小说,诗歌甚至建筑)进行了极富想象力和原创力的诠释。通过对文本的创造性阅读和重读,以及对跨文化政治中错综复杂的问题意识的关注,本书探讨了跨文化影响和交流对传统艺术形式的冲击。

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    在海底,在海底 [Under the sea, under the sea]
    (Singapore National Co-operative Federation, 2012)
    Lim, Emily
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    This is a series of four bilingual books in children's literature that cultivates the spirit of mutual support in the community and encourages children to help each other in times of needs and disasters.

    这一系列的四本双语书籍,培养了孩子们在社会中相互支持的精神,鼓励他们在别人有需要和灾难发生的时候,伸出援手,互相帮助。

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    Enhancing the traditional with the modern: A web-based and multimedia pedagogical design in the instruction of traditional Chinese

    The teaching of traditional Chinese (Wenyan wen) is amongst the most difficult part of the Chinese curriculum in Singapore. Besides students’ learning difficulties in a predominantly English-speaking environment, the lack of learning interest and the shortage of interesting and innovative teaching materials and methods are some of the prevailing challenges. In view of this, I have designed and constructed a school-based design research, harnessing web-based technology, web 2.0 platforms, and multimedia strategies to teach traditional Chinese to an experiment class, with another class as its control group. Traditional Chinese passages from the Pre-university "Chinese and Literature" curriculum are selected to be the texts for this student-centered learning research. The findings of this research positively show that students who have gone through traditional Chinese teaching with interactive web-based tools, in comparison to the control group students, tend to recall information better, display higher interest in their learning, and perform significantly better in summative assessments, especially when the time gap between learning and assessment increases.

    在新加坡,教导文言文是华文课程最困难的一部分。除了学生在一个普遍使用英语环境里会遇到的困难,现有的挑战也包括学生缺乏兴趣,缺少有趣和创新的教研材料和方法。有鉴于此,我设立了一个校本设计调查,把学生分为实验组和对照组。在试验组学生身上我利用互联网的技术,web 2.0平台和多媒体策略来教导文言文。这项以学生为主体的研究选择的篇章是大学先修班的 “华文与文学” 课程。这调查结果确实显现了通过互动网络工具来学习文言文的学生,信息提取能力更强。他们的学习兴趣比较高,测试表现比较好。尤其是当学习和测试相隔一段时间后,试验组学生的表现更为出色。

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