Month: November 2018

Reading {J}ournal—contextual essay

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Contextual essay

In the “Modern Life and Other Nonsense” section of the Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories (2018), Jay Rubin has curated a wonderful, though small, collection of what is labelled in Japan’s literary theory as “popular literature” (Shaw 1935, p. 292). Marking the fourth turning points in the country’s literary timeline—the nineteenth century (Sanderson & Kato 1939, p. 211), these stories offer a refreshed view of the rich and diverse literary landscape of Japan.


Japanese Architecture

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Almost 15 weeks have passed since I started my second semester of second year in university doing BCM320 (Digital Asia), a subject which is based on autoethnography. Although I would certainly say my understanding of the topic is significantly better than it was before I started, I believe there is a lot more that I need to learn before I can consider myself at all proficient at it. With that being said I tried my hand at autoethnography, specifically researching Japanese architecture, for my major assignment in the subject. I have always been fascinated with architecture and it was something I had planned to do in university back in my high school days, until the reality of my complete lack of ability in the area came crashing down on me. The video, although 13 minutes long, is quite brief on each topic because after getting started I realised how much…

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My Final Experience of Share Trading in China

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My digital artefact document and summarised my experience of trading shares on stock exchanges in China, specifically on those in Hong Kong and Shanghai, by means of a podcast. I utilised a share trading game to prevent risking any capital, and researched my purchases (using a fictional US$1,000,000) through stock exchange databases and the South China Morning Post to locate shares with proven growth and experience the differing investment environment of a communist country. A secondary goal was to actually make some profit on these shares – as indicated below, this was not successful.

end 2 Value of shares as of 25 October 2018. 6-digit symbols are listed on the SEHK, 4-digit symbols are listed on the SSE.

Locating shares to purchase for the project, irrespective of whether the share was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK) or the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), required the use of either an English-language newspaper…

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