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By Fern Michaels, Leslie Meier, Holly Chamberlin, Kristina McMorris

In "A wintry weather Wonderland" through Fern Michaels, Angelica Shepard leaves ny for Christmas in Colorado to chill and unwind - yet an out-of-control snowboarder virtually has her laid to relaxation. while she wakes up within the health center, all she recalls is the good-looking angel who stored her. "The pleasure of Christmas" by means of Holly Chamberlin introduces Iris Karr, who thinks "not all happiness is nice for you," while she makes a decision to maneuver away rather than marrying her sweetheart Ben. Even years later, dwelling with that call isn't effortless - till a well-recognized face involves name her domestic for the vacations. In Leslie Meier's "The Christmas Thief," Elizabeth Stone is prepared for a white Christmas in Tinker's Cove, Maine - till a complicated yuletide ball on the Florida resort the place she works dumps snow on her plans. The sponsor's jewels have long gone lacking and the police are asking approximately her ties to a lovely secret visitor. great thing Elizabeth's mom, Lucy Stone, flew all the way down to shock her. 'Tis the season for a bit investigating. In "The Christmas Collector" by means of Kristina McMorris, property liquidator Jenna Matthews isn't one for Christmas nostalgia. but if one grandmother's keepsakes recommend a mystery existence, unwrapping the secret leads Jenna - and her client's good-looking grandson - to the genuine center of the vacation spirit.

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Considering that every Japanese speech act (even today) encodes markers of hierarchical and personal relationship between speaker and hearer, how were Japanese writers to reproduce that transparent narrative frame? What sort of linguistic shape would such a sentence have in Japanese? Would readers understand it, or would they be frustrated by their inability to read the narrator’s and their own “position” in the social web? Journalists, historians, and essayists, too, realized that the similitude of objectivity that was achieved in Western languages was a useful thing—but how were they to replicate it in a language where every speech act makes its subjective The Problem of the Modern Subject 29 point of view obvious on its linguistic surface?

These helped to communicate AngloEuropean notions of the nation-state to Japanese readers, and further helped to underscore the important potential interrelationship between literature, politics, and nationhood. When the 1890 constitution was enacted, however, based on the Prussian and British models of constitutional monarchy, the old formation of hierarchically determined loyalties, operating simultaneously at national, local, and household levels, returned to dominance. The constitution and subsequent policy documents, such as the 1890 Imperial Rescript on Education, institutionalized the kazoku kokka (the family state), in which the emperor was figured as head of the national family, with absolute power and authority, and all his subjects were figured as his children.

Words for important concepts were adopted from various languages: part-time work, for example, became arubaito, after the German Arbeit. This willingness to introduce “loanwords” from other languages gave Japanese a useful flexibility, a way of increasing lexical items quickly and efficiently. In contrast, this practice was virtually nonexistent in Chinese, which made language modernization in China, particularly in technical and scientific areas, far more cumbersome as new words had to be created out of existing elements of language—each of which carried inescapable traditional cultural connotations.

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