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The Opposition of the Literati to the Game of Weiqi in Ancient China

The Opposition of the Literati to the Game of Weiqi in Ancient ChinaBy Paolo ZanonPublished Online (2000)Introduction: With the development of Neo-Confucianism during the Song dynasty (960-1279 AD), the orthodoxy of Chinese society was gradually redefined. However, as board games, which have often been considered as of secondary importance, do have their place in social studies, we may now ask ourselves how this redefinition of epistemological values influenced the attitude of cultivated Chinese élite towards games.
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Women Refusing the Gaze: Theorizing Thryth’s “Unqueenly Custom” in Beowulf and The Bride’s Revenge in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Volume I

Women Refusing the Gaze: Theorizing Thryth’s “Unqueenly Custom” in Beowulf and The Bride’s Revenge in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Volume IJordan, Jessica HopeThe Heroic Age, Issue 9 (Oct 2006)AbstractLike fantasy, film is a knife that cuts in both directions: it can provide crucial support for ideology, but it can also … take us to an encounter with the gaze that would otherwise be obscured in our experience of social reality (McGowan 2003, 39)The Thryth Digression at lines 1925-1962 of Beowulf disrupts a patriarchal narrative.
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