Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Contributor "Xu, Gary"

  • Tong, Xiao Di (2015-11-19)
    On September 6, 1899, in response to the looming threat foreign powers posed to American trade agreements with China, Secretary of State John Hay enunciated the first “Open Door Policy.” It proposed to keep China open to ...

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  • Su, Huang-Lan (2015-07-09)
    This dissertation explores how Pe̍h-oē-jī (Jiaohui roma zi/Baihua zi, literally meaning “church romanization” or “vernacular script” in Chinese, POJ hereafter) was transformed from a “foreign” writing system as a religious ...

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