The Center for Cross-Cultural Studies aims to contribute to further understanding of cultures by studying and comparing various cultures of the world including languages and literatures of the East and the West. To achieve this purpose, various projects are being carried out. The Center has published an academic journal, “Cross-Cultural Studies” working on its own field research on comparative cultures, and issued a series of books with the results of the study on the relevant subject. The journal is listed on the KCI of National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF)(since 1994).
This study deals with the prepositional alternations of in and at in the ‘Verb in/at V-ing’ constructions, with the purpose of identifying their syntactic and semantic characteristics as well as investigating the linguistic factors that distinguish between two constructions. For doing these works, this study adopts two different methodologies focusing on the data extracted from COCA; collostructional analysis and semantic-functional analysis. As the results, this study proposes the constructional meanings of each construction: the in V-ing construction conveys the meaning of carrying out the event as its basic sense whereas the at V-ing pattern expresses the aim relation with the purpose of attempting to do something with its goal. The evidence can be provided by the results from raw frequency as well as collostructional analysis that succeed occupies the top position as a collexeme most strongly attracted to the in V-ing construction and that the verb aim occupies the top position as a collexeme most strongly attracted to the at V-ing construction. From the second analysis, this study could identify the four linguistic characteristics of these two patterns. These results support the claim that there must be some collocational restrictions in syntactic and semantic aspects of each construction.
In the 21st century, the situation of East Asia's 'youth generation' can be summarized as 'an unstable generation due to an extensive recruitment of temporary employees '. This problem is common among the youth of East Asia in the 21st century. Moreover, they are trying to unshackle the collective hierarchical structure that was built by the past society. In particular, the current generation of young people today face the problem of economic inequality, which has emerged in the process of distributing perks of economic growth that entrenched the 21st century. Young people's expressions of opinion was emphasized in the era of the internet. Moreover, popular cultural products today have nothing to do with politics, but they associate their identity with the youth through entertainment channels. By analyzing the disposition of East Asian youth in the 21st century, we found that modern systems, customs, and norms that East Asian countries followed in the 20th century are no longer valid today. Therefore, we need to reflect on everyday life of the 21st century, which is unlike life in the 20th century, wherein a person underwent four stages, namely, school education, professional life, political reality, and family relations.
This article aims to examine the scope of film politics under the Fourth Republic in French West Africa (AOF). The Overseas Commission du Cinema d’Outre-Mer was established under the Fourth Republic of France, and it has initiated a certain propaganda aimed at glorifying the image of French imperialism and thus going beyond its image spoilt by the Second World War. Considering cinema as a means to better manage its colonies, France sought to create a film industry to shoot, show, and distribute educational films. Arab films and American films, deemed dangerous for the natives of the AOF, saw limited screenings. On the other hand, the Overseas Cinema Commission has introduced quotas for many French films to be shown in AOF cinemas. It has restricted the screening of foreign films other than French films because they need to follow local customs and traditions. In particular, they pointed to Arab films and Western films of the United States as films that could agitate the natives of West Africa. The colonial government reluctantly feared that Arab cinema would be a threat to French colonial imperialism due to its growing worship of Islamic leaders. The colonial government feared that the innocent AOF residents would imitate the violence of American Western films, and it feared that the AOF residents would be shaken as they watched Europeans expel Indians from America.