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The Cultural and Educational Dimension of the “New Silk Road:” The Re-invention of Mongolness at the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands

Road – China’s New Grand Strategy Journal of Chi-nese Economic and Business Studies.” Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies , 15 (3), pp. 289–305. Pratt, Mary Louise. 1991. “Arts of the Contact Zone.” Profession , 91, pp. 33–40. Qín, Shūjuān 秦淑娟, Liú Huì 刘慧, and Qú Xǐmèi 瞿喜妹. 2017. “Zhōngguó yǔ Eluósī wénhuà màoyì fāzhǎn jí duìcè——yǐ ‘yīdài yīlù’ wèi bèijǐng 中国与俄罗斯文化贸易发展及对策——以“一带一路”为背景 [Development and Countermeasures of Cultural Trade between China and the Russia Federation under Background of ‘One Belt and One Road’].” Shěnyáng dàxué

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The perception of readiness for teaching profession: a case of pre-service trainees

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Pre-service teacher training offers various opportunities for trainees to become aware of and understand the qualities of good teaching. Towards the end of their training they should be able to identify clearly the criteria for measuring their readiness for teaching profession as well as identify their own strong and weak areas.

The author of this article presents the results of the study where the aim was to focus on the trainees′ perception of themselves as English language teachers based on the criteria of the EPOSTL at the end of their training when trainees receive their diploma for teaching the English language.

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Overseas Chinese Associations in Austria

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Compared to other ethnic groups, oversea Chinese constitute a smaller portion of the Austrian population. However, they still share many common values, while leading a diverse social and cultural life. This paper focuses on Chinese associations as a significant part of the Austrian Chinese community. First, we introduce the history of overseas Chinese associations in Austria, especially the first two founded in Austria in the early 1990s. Then, we discuss the general characteristics and main functions of overseas Chinese associations, followed by an overview of other Chinese associations in Austria. Lastly, we propose a classification system of overseas Chinese associations based on selected characters, including shared provenance, profession, ideology, natural characteristics, and hobbies.

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Why is the Geisha Hitting the Westerner? The Japanese Woodblock Print Genre of awate-e

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This paper attempts to bring to light a little-known genre of ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints), the awate-e (hysteria pictures). This genre of polychrome ukiyo-e (nishiki-e) belongs among caricatures because it treats current events in a satirical way. The Namamugi incident (September 14, 1862), when samurai of the Satsuma domain killed one British merchant and injured two, led to the emergence of the awate-e. The British Crown demanded reparations for those killed. While the shogunate postponed payment, British warships gathered in the Bay of Edo to exert pressure. The danger of war was real and the cities of Yokohama and Edo were considered the main targets of a British attack. Many people moved to rural areas or at least sent their families and belongings away. This led to an increased demand for transport, houses, and land in the countryside. Hardly anybody remaining in the cities spent time in the pleasure quarters or bought luxury goods. The results were dramatic for people in those trades. This situation is satirised in the awate-e. Starting with the question ‘Why is the Geisha hitting the Westerner?’, this paper explores the genre of awate-e and its relevance for historical and ukiyo-e research by studying 21 awate-e as primary sources. It reveals a negative appraisal of Westerners, of people leaving the danger zone, and of professions in high demand. The producers of awate-e are biased towards people staying in areas become dangerous, professions suddenly grown poor, and the foreigners-out policy of the Emperor.

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Media Systems and Political Systems in East Asia: A Comparative Analysis of China, Japan, and South Korea

Market? Media and Journalists in China.” In Media Occupations and Professions: A Reader, edited by Jeremy Tunstall. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001, pp. 240-252 Lee, Chin-Chuan. Chinese Media, Global Contexts. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003 Legewie, Jochen. “Japan’s Media: Inside and Outside Powerbrokers,” 2nd ed. CNC Japan K. K. website, 2010, http://www.cnc-communications.com/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/2010_03_Japans_Media_Booklet_2nd_Ed_JL.pdf, accessed January 2013 Lent, John A. “The Mass

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The Importance of Intercultural Communicative Competences for Tourism Labour Market: Students’ Views and their Self-Assessment

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The present paper is founded on two pillars. Firstly, it is one of the current trends in education worldwide, i.e. to connect theory and practice. Secondly, it is the need to be interculturally competent speakers of a foreign language in today’s globalized world of massive migration flows and signs of increasing ethnocentrism. Based upon these two requirements, the ability to communicate in a FL effectively and interculturally appropriately in the tourism industry is a must, since being employed in whichever of its sectors means encountering other cultures on a daily basis. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to find out undergraduate tourism students’ opinion on the importance of intercultural communicative competences for their future profession as well as their self-assessment in the given field. The findings of the research, which are to be compared to employers’ needs, revealed that there is considerable difference between the respondents’ views on the significance of the investigated issues and their self-esteem.

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Cyberbullying as a negative result of cyber-culture of Slovak children and adolescents: selected research findings

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Cyber-culture points out the life in cyberspace and goes beyond national cultures. It is particularly attractive for the young people who use Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to express their attitudes, values, beliefs and thinking. Those do not need to be necessarily in accordance with the standards of an individual society. Cyberculture becomes dangerous. Great risk lies in cyberbullying that represents negative impact of cyber-culture on human behavior. The aim of the study is to detect cyberbullying as a negative impact of cyber-culture among of Slovak children and adolescents. The research was carried out on a sample of 1619 11-18-year old respondents (average age was 14.51). Results of cyberbullying research carried out using Latent Class Analysis (LCA) have proved the appropriateness of 3-latent-class module. Relative entropy of the module reached 0.915. It was demonstrated that 52.9% of respondents belonged to the group of uninvolved, 42.7% were victims and 4.4% were victims-aggressors. Being a negative consequence of cyber-culture, cyberbullying is a challenge that educators - including other assisting professions - face when educating children and adolescents to orientate in cyberspace, behave responsibly, express themselves in a way that would not interfere others’ integrity and identity (personal and virtual). The study was written under VEGA MŠVVaŠ SR a SAV č. 1/0244/15: “Detekcia a riešenie kyberšikany”.

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A critical look at the portfolio as a tool for teacher cognition at pre-gradual level: perceptions of students

). Význam portfolia pro profesní rozvoj studentů učitelství. In Píšová, M. ed. (2007). Portfolio v profesní přípravě učitele (pp. 7-20). Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice. Straková, Z. (2010). European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages and Its Benefits for Pre-service Teacher Training. English Matters (pp. 79-83). Prešov: Prešovská univerzita v Prešove. Straková, Z. (2015). The perception of readiness for teaching profession: a case of pre-service trainees. Journal of language and cultural education. 3(1), 53-67. Walsh, S., Mann, S. (2015

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Translation studies: Translator training vs employers’ expectations

. Fawcett, P. (1987). Putting translation theory to use. In Hugh, K. & Mas, I. (Eds.), Translation in the modern languages degree, (p. 31−38). London: CILT. Gouadec, D. (2007). Translation as a Profession. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Hansen, G. (1997). Success in translation. Perspectives: Studies in Translatology, 5(2), 201−210. Lei, M. & Dongmin, Y. (2012). On the training of translation talents in the light of the present situation and market demands of translation employees in translation enterprises

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EFL Teachers’ Moral Dilemma and Epistemic Beliefs

Psychology, 132 (2), 187–200. Brownlee, J. (2001). Knowing and learning in teacher education: A theoretical framework of core and peripheral epistemological beliefs. Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education & Development, 4 (1), 67-190. Campbell, E. (2008). The ethics of teaching as a moral profession. Curriculum Inquiry, 38 (4), 357–385. Campbell, E. (2014). Teaching ethically as a moral condition of professionalism. In Handbook of moral and character education, 2nd ed., edited by L. Nucci and D. Narváez, 101–118. New York: Routledge. Cano, F

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