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Writing Chinese Characters: Right or Left?: The Chinese Discriminatory Policy of Left-Handedness Correction in Terms of Handwriting
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Centre for Applied Ethics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Chinese left-handed are found to be very few, especially in terms of handwriting. The Chinese educational policy that fully entitles teachers in primary school to change the left-handed students to write with their right-hand, by nudging and even force, is found to be mainly blamed as the main cause. The thesis is to raise the ethical discussion and define this policy as being discriminatory against the left-handed by checking the features, definition and identification of discrimination, and reasons forming and supporting such a discriminatory policy will be taken into the major consideration as the source of discrimination. Therefore, the thesis is to propose solutions to help with the abolishment of the policy and the elimination of the prejudicial attitudes toward the left-handed, especially in terms of writing. The thesis itself, due to the limit of previous research and scientific support, has its own blindness or disadvantage, however, such a work could be helpful with the later discussion.

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2016. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Discriminatory Policy, Discrimination, the left-handed writing, prejudicial attitude, solutions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129186ISRN: LIU-CTE-AE-EX--16/05--SEOAI: diva2:935946
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Master in Applied Ethics
2016-06-08, 4260 Key Building, Campus Valla, Linköping University, Linköping, 11:15 (English)
Available from: 2016-06-14 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2016-06-14Bibliographically approved

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