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Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Chün-fang Yü

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The term “revival” has been used to describe the resurgent vitality of Buddhism in Taiwan. Particularly impressive is the quality and size of the nun's order: Taiwanese nuns today are highly educated ... More


Performing Grief: Bridal Laments in Rural China

Anne E. McLaren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832322
eISBN:
9780824869366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832322.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This is the first in-depth study of Chinese bridal laments, a ritual and performative art practiced by Chinese women in premodern times that gave them a rare opportunity to voice their grievances ... More


Transpacific Articulations: Student Migration and the Remaking of Asian America

Chih-Ming Wang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836429
eISBN:
9780824871055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836429.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In 1854 Yung Wing, who graduated with a bachelor's degree from Yale University, returned to a poverty-stricken China, where domestic revolt and foreign invasion were shaking the Chinese empire. ... More


Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China: State, Village, Family

Yi Wu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824846770
eISBN:
9780824872168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on field data collected in Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province since 2002, this in-depth ethnography provides a comprehensive analysis of the formation, operation, and evolvement of the current ... More


The Qing Opening to the Ocean: Chinese Maritime Policies, 1684-1757

Gang Zhao

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836436
eISBN:
9780824871192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836436.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Did China drive or resist the early wave of globalization? Some scholars insist that China contributed nothing to the rise of the global economy that began around 1500. Others have placed China at ... More


The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

Hiro Saito

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824856748
eISBN:
9780824873714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856748.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Seventy years after the Asia-Pacific War ended, Japan is still embroiled in intense controversies with South Korea and China over how to commemorate it. Why did the controversies—known as East Asia’s ... More


Conclusion

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. This book focused on how the past is exhibited in Chinese museums and ended with a chapter on urban planning exhibition ... More


Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550-1700

Tonio Andrade and Xing Hang (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852764
eISBN:
9780824869021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852764.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book traces the roots of modern global East Asia by focusing on its seaways. The East Asian maritime realm, from the Straits of Malacca to the Sea of Japan, has been a core region of ... More


Asian Traditions of Meditation

Halvor Eifring (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Meditation has flourished in different parts of the world ever since the foundations of the great civilizations were laid. It played a vital role in the formation of Asian cultures that trace much of ... More


Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Beata Grant

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The seventeenth century is generally acknowledged as one of the most politically tumultuous but culturally creative periods of late imperial Chinese history. Only recently beginning to be explored ... More


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