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Editor’s Introduction (Issue 2)

Editor’s Introduction (Issue 2)

Dear readers   Inscribe features writing from undergraduate students at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and is supported by the university’s English Language Centre. The journal showcases the wide diversity of writing genres, topics of interest, and voices in our community. Many of these works originated in our general education CAR subject courses, in which students can explore various areas beyond the scope of their academic programme, such as philosophy, art, and creative writing.   Issue 2 of Inscribe highlights the talents of ten compelling young writers. These works showcase the writers’ curiosity and imagination, energy and creativity, as well as their critical and personal perspectives. A variety of themes have emerged in this issue, including the role...

posted on: Nov 15, 2017 | author: Dennis Foung
Partial Assimilation: Mainland Chinese New Migrants in Singapore

Partial Assimilation: Mainland Chinese New Migrants in Singapore...

This essay investigates the assimilation issue of new migrants born in mainland China who moved to Singapore after 1990. Through first-hand oral history interviews and a guiding theoretical model, the paper argues that despite a similar ethnic background to the majority of Singaporean residents, the new migrants are not yet fully assimilated into Singapore society.

posted on: Oct 2, 2016 | author: Inscribe Editor
Comments on Wu Yu’s Critique of the Confucian Teaching of Filial Piety and Conflicts within Filial Piety

Comments on Wu Yu’s Critique of the Confucian Teaching of Filial Piety and Conflicts within Filial Piety...

This essay focuses on refining the understanding of Confucian filial piety. It aims to clarify some misinterpretations of filial piety by critically analyzing and evaluating Wu Yu’s Shuo Xiao (說孝), which attacked Confucianism in the 20th century. Five themes related to filial piety, including restriction of freedom / authoritarianism, the three-year funeral ritual, the supporting obligation toward parents, the succession of offspring or incense, and conflict with loyalty, are discussed and exemplified in this essay.

posted on: Oct 2, 2016 | author: Inscribe Editor
Makeferrence Manifesto

Makeferrence Manifesto

The Makeferrence Manifesto urges all people to take action and stand together towards a world with gender equality. Accordingly, the manifesto proposes a platform of a set of actions and procedures for the achievement of gender equality in six priority sectors, including; health, education, employment, politics, and property rights. Our main mission is to create an equal society without gender inequalities, equal rights and participation opportunities for women in every scope of life, equal opportunities to receive education, equal pay, and equal rights to lead and serve.

posted on: Sep 30, 2016 | author: Inscribe Editor
A Memoir

A Memoir

Some people will come, and some will go. But their words will remain. It’s quite the mystery, why some people in this world have the opportunity to help us create our own little stories. I like to imagine that each of us is like a blank piece of paper when we are born, and that every person we meet scribbles a few words on our pages, so that together we eventually create a full story.

posted on: Sep 30, 2016 | author: Inscribe Editor
The Secret of the Mooncake

The Secret of the Mooncake

A baker named Mr. Wong comes to a small town and opens an intriguing bakery; it sells unpalatable bread, but its mooncake is incredibly delicious. Just why is the mooncake so popular? Daniel, a young baker addicted to the mooncake, uncovers the hidden secrets in this short fantasy story.

posted on: Sep 30, 2016 | author: Inscribe Editor
The Story of Andras, the Hero, and Grapto, the Convict

The Story of Andras, the Hero, and Grapto, the Convict...

Inspired by a semester-long course in philosophical thinking, this philosophical dialogue questions and explores the nature of humanity.

posted on: Sep 30, 2016 | author: Inscribe Editor
It Ends with a Beginning

It Ends with a Beginning

‘Colin! Colin! Look at me! Don’t fall asleep!’ Is there someone talking to me? It sounds so familiar. Grandpa? Is that you? Am I in heaven now?

posted on: Sep 25, 2016 | author: Inscribe Editor
An Analytical Essay on Poem Reflection – Wasted

An Analytical Essay on Poem Reflection – Wasted...

Written by an unknown online writer, Wasted is a reflective poem by a victim of child sexual abuse. ‘Wasted’ is the title and the abstract idea permeating this emotive piece, referring to an undesired result of an action and being weak or emaciated of the body of a person (Wasted, n.d.). Interwoven into the tragic storyline and scenes lie several important messages. To reveal the embedded themes, the reader has to first understand the inner thoughts and emotions of the protagonists – the victim and the offender.

posted on: Sep 25, 2016 | author: Inscribe Editor