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I was lucky enough to grow up near a university with a degree in translation, including ASL (American Sign Language). If you are interested in languages, comparing the differences between German-based sign languages, such as ASL, and later languages, such as British Sign Language, and the histories behind their diverse developments, it is a rich subject.
The films focused on children. If you are inspired to research, the following links are a good start.
How does one know “Who am I?” What does it mean to know “Who are you?” If the
film inspires you to study film or philosophy, the library is here to help. Read on to find our best bets for researching directors, screenplays, and movie-making worldwide (including film streaming services to watch on your laptop) or try some books online or on paper.
Be sure to read Simone de Beauvoir’s introduction to The Second Sex (2 copies on 4F at HQ1190 .S42 1997) and Dejima and Gilbreath’s chapter, “Tsunamis and Earthquakes in Japanese Literature” in Japan after 3/11: Global Perspectives on the Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Meltdown.
History can be a fascinating lens to study every facet of life. History of science brings alive the changes in scientific thinking. History of literature follows the development of stories, plot devices, formats, and distribution. Studying history helps us find the facts inside folklore. If you are inspired to research start with these resources. Then follow up with a librarian, in person on 4F or online.
Thanks to the Library Archive Working Group, we are glad to invite you to explore our newly built website of the NYU Shanghai Special Collection.cr: https://tenor.com/view/despicable-me-minions-funny-lol-gif-3410946The Special Collection will continuously focus on archiving materials unique to NYU Shanghai community. The records (posters and video recordings) of previous events held in NYUShanghai are currently available on the Special Collection website.Besides, the working group is collecting the materials related to the University history currently. We are also open to the discussions on donating other related materials.* Please note the website is only accessible on campus or via VPN off-campus.For any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I Sidet: Forced Exile introduces us to internally displaced persons and those who have crossed international borders, becoming refugees. Feminist perspectives and critical assessment of non-governmental organizations are also explored in this film. Religion and location also play a part. If any of these topics inspire you as research topics in class, explore some of the following books available on the fourth floor or electronically.
China’s homeless generation: voices from the veterans of the Chinese Civil War, 1940s-1990s
Fan, Joshua • 2011; Routledge NYU Shanghai Library (China) Main Collection (DS777.542 .F36 2011)
What sort of cities have you lived in before? What do you hope cities will offer in your lifetime?
After watching Anthropocene and listening to the discussion, the following books and resources can help you further explore opinions and opportunities for research. If you don’t know which topics might be relevant, visit Oxford Bibliographies and search Anthropocene. The results run the gamut from Conservative Biogeography to Common World Childhoods, Paleolimnology to Water Availability. Whenever you are starting a new research topic, these bibliographies offer a short introduction explaining the leading arguments and variety of viewpoints. Ask a librarian for help to “Find this resource”–sometimes the links break, but we can find another path.
Due to system maintenance, several librarysystems will be unavailable starting at 7:30 PM (local time in Shanghai, China) on July 10. The affected systems include the library catalog (BobCat), book requests, e-journals, databases, Interlibrary loan and ebooks. The Libraries’ Status Page (https://nyulibraries.statuspage.io/) will have the most up-to-date information about the system status during the outage.
We expect systems will be down until approximately 5 AM (in Shanghai, China) on July 11. We apologize for any inconvenience. As always, please contact Ask a Librarian if you have any questions or concerns.