Archive for 2009 年 09 月

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Assignment 2)

九月 25, 2009

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1. What is your favorite Chinese/English love song?

2. After listening to the following classic love song, please share with me whether you love it or not and the reasons why you love it or hate it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNDUOrGxwAw

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Morrissey—“America Is Not The World”

九月 12, 2009

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Introduction to American Authority and Globalization:

全球化 = 一律化 = 美國化?
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【聯合報/陳國慈】
然而當全球化卯足了勁往前衝時,人類開始擔憂全球化是否也有它的負面影響,最大的隱憂就是全球化是否等於「一律化」,進而令各國慢慢失去其珍貴的文化特色。何況全球化後的地球村裡有一個超級大戶,那就是美國,其資源和經濟野心使他足以將武器與娛樂,包括電影、流行音樂等等向全世界每一個角落洶湧輸送。美國除了當地球村最大戶,也有一點像一個天真卻被寵壞的小孩,認為他喜歡的,大家都應該喜歡,例如講英文、看好萊塢電影、喝Starbucks咖啡、吃麥當勞漢堡。

Homework:

1. Before listening to this song, please share with me how you feel about America. What’s your first impression of American cultures?

2. After listening to this song, is your impression changed to some extent? Why?

In the following are the lyrics and the music of “America Is Not The World"  by Morrissey:

(Please click on the following URL to listen to this song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od13rRE3esc

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Lily Allen’s Fu– You!(Please answer the following two questions!)

九月 5, 2009

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If you’d like to check out her music video, please click on the following URL for her Youtube video clip!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpZm1TstpjQ&feature=related

Questions for Discussion: (Please leave your messages!)

1. Since the theme for this week’s class concerns authority (霸權), please think about what authoritative power Lily tries to criticize (批評) in the lyrics.

2. Who is the addressee (you) in the lyrics? Please try to associate “you" with one of the American personalities. Why does Lily want to despise “you" like what’s depicted in the lyrics? Please explain!

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Green, green grass of home(“青青故園草”).

九月 2, 2009

The following lyrics and their translation are for your reference if you’d like to delve into the profound meaning of the song. BTW, on condition that you’d love to watch a youtube clip about the MTV of “Green, Green, Grass of Home,"please click on the following URL to check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlv0Inq8yxc&feature=related

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