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  • political science — political scientist. a social science dealing with political institutions and with the principles and conduct of government. [1770 80] * * * Academic discipline concerned with the empirical study of government and politics. Political scientists… …   Universalium

  • culture — 1. Here is a word that had mixed fortunes in the 20c, and means all things to all men. There are about 128,000 examples of it (including the plural form and compounds such as culture bound) in the 500 million word Oxford English Corpus (language… …   Modern English usage

  • political icons (and art) — Political figures, artists, intellectuals and unruly elements have readily used emblems, icons and cultural paraphernalia both to express themselves and to claim, or generate, cultural capital. Sometimes the commercial sector has treated Party… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • Political Pop — Artistic trend ‘Political Pop’ is a critical art term I coined and used for the first time in a 1991 article ‘Apathy and Deconstructive Consciousness in Post 1989 Art’. It describes a social current emerged in the 1990s to contrast the arrival of …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • political correctness — noun avoidance of expressions or actions that can be perceived to exclude or marginalize or insult people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against • Syn: ↑political correctitude • Ant: ↑political incorrectness • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • political culture in Singapore — Singapore is a multiethnic society, with political influence institutionally from the West and culturally from the East. On a 250 square mile island between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea, Singapore is among the richest countries in the …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • political jokes — Chinese political jokes are language related, which means satire and irony may be lost in translation. Instead of pulling political leaders’ legs, they are subtle, impersonal, and are common in xiangsheng (comic dialogue) and shunkouliu… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • political language — Contemporary Chinese cultural expression enjoys a linguistic richness and variety unprecedented under Party rule. Written styles are enriched by classical Chinese, late dynastic vernacular, Republican era writings, Kong Tai usage (see Kong Tai… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • political culture in Shanghai — Shanghai is China’s First City. Shanghai in the past and present holds the key to China’s transformation to a modern society. It is the first and probably the only Chinese city that wholeheartedly embraced Western ideas, practices and… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • political slogans — China is a country of slogans, which are ubiquitous. What is in a political slogan? Everything, though some may not appear obvious at first sight. For instance: (1) ‘Practice is the sole criterion to test truth’ (Shijian shi jianyan zhenli de… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture


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