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Sunday, October 29, 2006

topic outline

I. Introduction
一、What is foreign assistance and religious NGO
二、the history of foreign assistance(including principles and belief)
A. religious NGO: Tzu Chi Foundation
B. non religious NGO :Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Border)
II. assistance activities in case study
一、Indonesia Tsunami
A. What does religious NGO do?
B. What does non-religious NGO do?
C. short follow-up conclusion
二、Katrina
A. What does religious NGO do?
B. What does non-religious NGO do?
C. short follow-up conclusion

III. Conclusion
一. The whole influence and outcome analysis
A. goods and materials
B. minds
二. To indicate what situation does the religious play

Monday, October 23, 2006

proposal

Abstract

The religious is a kind of spirit which provides people love and power, but it is invisible. After Indonesia tsunami, many NGOs (Non-government organizations) assist victims in Indonesia, Ache Province. The processing of rebuild is hard and difficult, but the victims of tsunami feel hope and rebuilding their home step by step after one year. Therefore, this research paper will discuss what the difference providing assistances by religious NGO and non-religious NGO are and what the influence and outcome of providing assistances are.


Purpose Statement

There are many NGOs (non-government organizations) to do humanitarian aid in the world. I am curious about what the different assistance procedures and outcomes between religious NGOs and non-religious NGOs do. What influences will come after they assist victims? Therefore, this project will discuss the influence and outcome of the international assistances by religious NGO (Tzu Chi) and non-religious NGO (Medecins Sans Frontieres) in case study. Through this research, I will compare the procedures, outcomes and influences on victims by religious NGO and victims by non-religious NGO. I assume that it provides more enlightenment influence on victims by religious NGO than by non-religious NGO.


Literature Review

This study will begin on Maggie Black’s book. (2003) (Hsu Heng Shu translate (2005). This book divides four parts of international development. I will mention the first part which is the beginning and definition of international development because the international development is related to the international assistance. After understanding the beginning of NGO’s international assistance, I will focus on the six characters of NGO which is mentioned in Chung Pei Sin’s research paper. (2004).
The second part of the paper, I will enter the Tzu Chi’s international assistance history, which talks about the beginning of Tzu Chi Foundation and when Tzu Chi Foundation started to do international assistance. Lin Mei Ling (2004) together with how the organization does the policy-decision to international assistance. Chung Pei Sin. (2004). In other professor’s research paper, Yon Sho Shin (2003), the author mentions the process and the principles of international assistance of Tzu Chi. After that, in Cho Su Chang’s article from magazine (2005, December), the author says that the process of assistance in Indonesia tsunami and what Tzu Chi provides and comforts is mentioned in the article.
At the same month of magazine, Yeh Sin Huei (2005, December), describes what MSF( Medecins Sans Frontieres in French, Doctors Without Borders in English), a Non-religious NGO, did in the world and how and what they mobilize in Indonesia to assist victims of tsunami by housing, water, food, and so on. In Jong, K., Prosser, S., & Ford, N. (2005), the article “Addressing Psychosocial Needs in the Aftermath of the Tsunami.”, the authors describe what assistance and actions MSF provide to victims during the Indonesia tsunami. This non-religious organization will be compared with the religious organization.
Lee Yo Lan (2002) mentions that the activities of international assistance in Tzu Chi and tries to find out the outcomes and effects of international assistance after she did the survey. In discussion part, Wu Mei Huei, Wu Zung Yon, Wu Sin Sian (1995), the book is talking about the system and theory of volunteers related to the cause and inner motivation of being volunteers. This part will explain how the victims of tsunami become the volunteers who help other victims.



Description of research methods

This research paper will adopt method of information collection, observation and in-depth interviews. I will collect information about Tzu Chi Foundation and MSF done in the area of international assistance, especially in Indonesia Tsunami. To observe what materials they provide to victims in the tsunami and the follow-up plans to victims. On the other hand, I will do depth interviews to get more primary information. To test my hypothesis, more enlightenment from victims by religious NGO than by non-religious NGO, is true or not.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Annotated bibliography from books or magazines

1.Maggie Black. (2003) (Hsu Heng Shu translate (2005). The No-Nonsense Guide to International Development. Taipei:Bookman Publishing Co. It divides four parts of international development. The first part tells us the beginning and definition of international development. The second part is the political competition people who get profits with people who are weak groups. The third is the advantage and disadvantage of economic development and social development. Finally, the targets of international development are in the future. The targets of international develpment will give the NGOs direction of future.

2. Tong Guei Shan. (2006, January). NGO report: The Spirit of Mercy Corps. PP.128-145.Taipei:Rhythms Publishing Co. In this article, the author describes the history, beginning of the Mercy Corps, a Non-religious NGO, and how and what they mobilize in Indonesia to assist victims of tsunami by housing, water, food, and so on. This non-religious organization will be compared with the religious organization. Whether it is any different assistant process, goal fromothers NGOs.


3. Wang Shih Zun, Liou Zai Wu, Liang Yu Fen, Wang Cao Cyun. (2000). Crisis Handle of Case Study in 921 Earthquake. Taipei:Commonwealth Publishing Co., Ltd. These authors interview the government, Tzu Chi Foundation and so on. It is about the experience of 921 earthquake in Taiwan. The first article explains what the Tzu Chi did and gives examples of Tzu Chi people did in 921 earthquake. What reasons make Tzu Chi mobilization so quickly and immediately. The process of mobilization will be useful in my research.

4. Wong Shu Ying, Cai Ming Dian collecte and translate. (2003). NGOs Handbook for United Nations Economic and Social Council. Taipei:National Youth Commission. In one part of this book, the introduction of Care International, the biggest non-religious privacy humanity organization in the world, expresses what Care does, what the goal is, and what the mission in the organization.


5. Wu Mei Huei, Wu Zung Yon, Wu Sin Sian. (1995). The Theory and Practice of Volunteers System. Taipei:Psychology Publishing Co. It divides two parts in the book. The first part of this book explains the system and theory of volunteers. It includes definition, characteristic and innate character of volunteers, as well as the meaning of organization. The second part of this book is the real case study and discussion. The system and theory of volunteers will be discussed about how do the workers of NGOs assist victims and the central value of these volunteers have.

Annotated bibliography from online:

1. Chung Pei Sin. 2004. The Investigation in Social Capital Operated by the Religious and Non-Profit Organizations in Taiwan : Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society As An Example. From Electronic Theses and Dissertations System:https://etds.ncl.edu.tw/theabs/service/detail_result.jsp This is an article about investigation of social capital of Buddhist Tzu Chi Merits Society. The author mentions that mechanism in the process of policy-decision of organization in the end of this article. It may be useful to my research paper about the policy-decision. How the organization does the policy-decision to international assistance.


2. Lee Yo Lan. 2002. Activities of International Assistance in Taiwan’s NGO of case study: Tzu Chi Foundation. From Electronic Theses and Dissertations System:https://etds.ncl.edu.tw/theabs/site/sh/detail_result.jsp?id=090NTU02227012 In this article, it mentions that the activities of international assistance in Tzu Chi. The author tries to find out the outcome and effect of international assistance after she did the survey. Therefore, it may be helpful.


3. Lin Mei Ling. 2004. A Case Study of Fo Guang Shan Foundation of Buddhism Charity Enterprise Development. From Electronic Theses and Dissertations System:https://etds.ncl.edu.tw/theabs/service/detail_result.jsp There is one part in this article talking about the beginning of Tzu Chi Foundation and when Tzu Chi Foundation started to do international assistance. This will useful for my research about Tzu Chi’s international assistance history.


4. Mercy Corps. 2005. A Year Of Disasters :Accountability Report --Indian Ocean Tsunami. From Mercy Corps online:http://www.mercycorps.org.hk/report.phpIn this annual report, the background, program activities, and financial accountability are mentioned. It will help me to know what Mercy Corps did and provided during the Indian Ocean Tsunami.


5. Tu Jan Ping. 2002. A Case Study of Tzu-Chi Foundation As a Logic of Collective Action Problem. Retrieved July 15, 2003, from eThesys Online:http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0822103-163133This is about the collective actions, developing constant sense of mission and management strategies of Tzu Chi Foundation. The central value and management strategies of Tzu Chi Foundation may be useful to my research paper.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

assignment 4

1.
Wang Shih Zun, Liou Zai Wu, Liang Yu Fen, Wang Cao Cyun. (2000). Crisis Handle of Case Study in 921 Earthquake. Taipei:Commonwealth Publishing Co., Ltd. These authors interview the government, Tzu Chi Foundation and so on. It is about the experience of 921 earthquake in Taiwan. The first article explains what the Tzu Chi did and gives examples of Tzu Chi people did in 921 earthquake. What reasons make Tzu Chi mobilization so quickly and immediately. The process of mobilization will be useful in my research.

2.
Wu Mei Huei, Wu Zung Yon, Wu Sin Sian. (1995). The Theory and Practice of Volunteers System. Taipei:Psychology Publishing Co. It divides two parts in the book. The first part of this book explains the system and theory of volunteers. It includes definition, characteristic and innate character of volunteers, as well as the meaning of organization. The second part of this book is the real case study and discussion. The system and theory of volunteers will be discussed about how do the workers of NGOs assist victims and the central value of these volunteers have.


3.
Wong Shu Ying, Cai Ming Dian collecte and translate. (2003). NGOs Handbook for United Nations Economic and Social Council. Taipei:National Youth Commission. In one part of this book, the introduction of Care International, the biggest non-religious privacy humanity organization in the world, expresses what Care does, what the goal is, and what the mission in the organization.


4.
Maggie Black. (2003) (Hsu Heng Shu translate (2005). The No-Nonsense Guide to International Development. Taipei:Bookman Publishing Co. It divides four parts of international development. The first part tells us the beginning and definition of international development. The second part is the political competition people who get profits with people who are weak groups. The third is the advantage and disadvantage of economic development and social development. Finally, the targets of international development are in the future. The targets of international develpment will give the NGOs direction of future.



5.
Tong Guei Shan. (2006, January). NGO report: The Spirit of Mercy Corps. PP.128-145.
Taipei:Rhythms Publishing Co. In this article, the author describes the history, beginning of the Mercy Corps, a Non-religious NGO, and how and what they mobilize in Indonesia to assist victims of tsunami by housing, water, food, and so on. This non-religious organization will be compared with the religious organization. Whether it is any different assistant process, goal from
others NGOs.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

references

1. Tu Jan Ping. 2002. A Case Study of Tzu-Chi Foundation As a Logic of Collective Action Problem. Retrieved July 15, 2003, from eThesys Online:http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0822103-163133


2. Chung Pei Sin. 2004. The Investigation in Social Capital Operated by the Religious and Non-Profit Organizations in Taiwan : Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society As An Example. From Electronic Theses and Dissertations System:https://etds.ncl.edu.tw/theabs/service/detail_result.jsp


3. Lin Mei Ling. 2004. A Case Study of Fo Guang Shan Foundation of Buddhism Charity Enterprise Development. From Electronic Theses and Dissertations System:
https://etds.ncl.edu.tw/theabs/service/detail_result.jsp


4. Lee Yo Lan. 2002. Activities of International Assistance in Taiwan’s NGO of case study: Tzu Chi Foundation. From Electronic Theses and Dissertations System:https://etds.ncl.edu.tw/theabs/site/sh/detail_result.jsp?id=090NTU02227012


5. Tong Guei Shan. 2006. NGO report: Mercy Corps. From Electronic Rhythms Magazine:http://taipei.tzuchi.org.tw/rhythms/magazine/content/90/mercy.htm

Sunday, October 01, 2006

assignment 1

Terminology words
1. NGOs=Non Government Organizations
2. poor eradication
3. poverty reduction
4. Foreign Assistance
5. International Community Development
6. Cross-culture Service
7. Humanitarian Aid


Outline
I. The comparison of assistance processing between NGOs with religion background and NGOs without religion background
一、Previous processing
1. purpose
2. attitude toward receivers
二、assistance processing
1. the process
2. the depth of done
三、follow-up
1. goods and materials
2. mind

II. Obstacles
一、Whole organization
二、Individual worker


Thesis
This is a research paper which compares the NGOs with religion background and the NGOs without religion background. And to state the different ways, process assistance, and the workers attitude toward the assistance.