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  • 道德與解脫 :中晚明士人對儒家生死問題的辯論與詮釋 = Morality and liberation : debates and interpretations on the Confucian philosophy of life and death among mid-late Ming scholars 

    Liu, Linna (2018)
    儒家生死觀在明代發生了重要的轉向,許多中晚明儒者回應佛教的挑戰,開始頻繁地探討生死問題,表現出高漲的自我解脫意識,這與先秦儒者主要關注現實人生的態度有很大的不同。心學宗師王陽明正視生死念頭在身心修養中的重要性,將超越生死一念抬到「盡性至命之學」的高度,其大弟子王龍溪承其餘緒,對「良知了生死」之說做了進一步的闡發。此後中晚明的思想界掀起一股探討「性命之學」的熱潮,但也由此引發了關於「儒學可否了生死」的論爭。通過對此辯論進行分析,將有助於揭 ...
  • Scent and cues in the forage for Information : the roles of task and topical knowledge in the evaluation of information patch 

    Lee, Helena Seow Hong (2018-05-31)
    Information seeking is an effortful task that involves user effort in filtering through hyperlinks and visual elements such as image and text. However, there is a lack of studies on the topic. This dissertation examines ...
  • Wang yangming’s conception of oneness : three modes of reasoning in instructions for practical living 

    Chew, Sihao (2018-06-07)
    In this paper, I attempt to investigate Wang’s conception of oneness. I identify three modes of reasoning for oneness, namely general or web mode, chain mode, and the loop mode, by drawing from passages in Instructions for ...
  • Personal archive and the records continuum : a case study of Tej Bunnag’s private papers, at the Siam Society library 

    Tejasen, Chirabodee (2018-06-06)
    This thesis aims to elucidate the relationship between the records continuum theory and personal archives. To achieve this end, it examines a body of private papers kept by an important Thai diplomat – Tej Bunnag – during ...
  • Young Singaporeans' knowledge and attitudes towards Smart Nation Singapore 

    Lee, Cher Lyn (2018-06-01)
    Singapore strives to become a Smart Nation which integrates and harnesses the power of Information Communication Technologies (ICT), digital networks and data to empower its citizens to lead purposeful lives. Since its ...
  • Destiny's child: creating the perfect child through astrology 

    Nur Hasanah Affendi (2018-05-31)
    Singapore parents go to extreme lengths to ensure that their children will excel academically. They believe a child that does well academically will also be successful in their future, allowing them good jobs and be able ...
  • Foster the people : motivations and challenges of foster parents in Singapore 

    Quek, Cassandra Jia Yu (2018-05-31)
    Improving Singapore’s foster care system plays a critical role in the government’s goal of transforming the out-of-home care sector to provide better care for vulnerable children. Since foster parents are the first contact ...
  • 2400 

    Ang, Kai Lin (2018-05-30)
    Sports has been commonly mistaken as to be associated for just health or survival benefits, and also as a form of distraction to most who prize practicality. Sports should rather, be tied closely to many domains of life ...
  • 'Water Book' sculptures 

    Tan, Pei Jing (2018-05-30)
    Focusing on the ‘Water Book’, my project investigates the meaning and the elements of the pictograms, and how these elements may be constructed. The ‘Water Book’ pictograms would reflect the Water clan’s way of life, values ...
  • Atelier of porcelain ghosts 

    Chan, Liying (2018-05-30)
    Atelier of Porcelain Ghosts is an illustrative experimentation that seeks to reimagine Japanese yōkai using stylistic elements from Chinese blue and white porcelain, or qing hua ci. Drawing from supernatural tales in ...
  • Interventions for the spreading of misinformation on social network sites 

    Chen, Xinran (2018-05-30)
    The popularity of social network sites (SNSs) has demonstrated their important role in the digital world, but they have also led to the serious issue of widespread misinformation (defined in this study as inaccurate ...
  • Resonance 

    Yang, Kaixin (2018-05-28)
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become an increasingly important diagnostic modality. It provides clear imagery of human tissues that helps doctors make more accurate diagnoses without harming the patients. However, ...
  • Player acceptance of human computation games 

    Wang, Xiaohui (2018-05-28)
    Harnessing human power to perform computational tasks through gameplay, known as Human Computation Games (HCGs), has been increasingly popular. Their usefulness has also been documented in literature. Despite the potential ...
  • The ontological security of Malaysia : abandonment of the Asia Pacific Council (ASPAC) 

    Zul Hazmi Nordin (2018-05-28)
    This paper elucidates the role of ontological security for Malaysia in its decision to withdraw from the Cold War-era Asia Pacific Council (ASPAC) – a decision central to its collapse. It posits that Malaysia’s ontological ...
  • Modern myth for a global world : Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and mythic bricolage 

    Yee, Victoria Wei Wen (2018-05-28)
    Mythic narratives have endured even till the twenty-first century, constantly made relevant to appeal to contemporary audiences. The modern myth then, as Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman narrative exemplifies, is no longer a ...
  • The effectiveness of government communication with undergraduates in Singapore 

    Yong, Amanda Hui Qi (2018-05-25)
    This study examines the effectiveness of government communication with undergraduates in Singapore. Through a thorough literature review, research gaps were identified and a theoretical framework was established. Although ...
  • Remedy for unhealthy healthcare system 

    Ong, Li Yan (2018-05-25)
    The health of a nation’s citizens has impact on the economic and social health of the society. People who are unwell would not be able to work or effectively contribute to the nation’s economy and may have to rely on social ...
  • The innovative academic : exploring the role of universities in the national system of innovation of Singapore 

    Gayathri Haridas (2018-05-25)
    Using Singapore as a case, this dissertation expounds the role of universities in National Systems of Innovation (NSI). This dissertation has three essays addressing important and related aspects on the evolving role of ...
  • Re-examining the East Asian fertility decline. 

    Poon, Prime (2018-05-24)
    In the past 50 years, the phenomenon of persistent sub-replacement level fertility rates is of increasing significance in East Asian countries as issues such as ageing population and greying work force increase. Inexplicably, ...
  • Arranged Spaces 

    Poh, Janice Esther (2018-05-23)
    Traditional provision shops have been around Singapore for quite a long time. Recognised as a vanishing trade and essential to Singapore’s heartland heritage, National Heritage Board (NHB) has been led to commission a ...

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