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Embracing a New Curriculum, 1750–1800

Michael Laffan

in The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145303
eISBN:
9781400839995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145303.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how, in the eighteenth century, more formalized structures of learning were established in the archipelago as Southeast Asian scholars began to participate increasingly in ... More


The Literati

Yuri Pines

in The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the intellectuals' voluntary attachment to the ruler's service as their single most significant choice. It elucidates both the advantages of this choice and its price. Having ... More


Wathakam: The Thai Appropriation of Foucault's “Discourse”

Thanes Wongyannava

in The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the localization of Michael Foucault's thought, in particular, his notion of “discourse,” translated as wathakam in Thai. Foucault's notion of discourse has been extensively ... More


Ameliorations and a Community of Learning

Joseph P. McDermott

in A Social History of the Chinese Book: Books and Literati Culture in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097810
eISBN:
9789882206557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097810.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter concentrates on the variety of solutions that Chinese scholars devised to cope with the persistent obstacles they faced. It stresses the formation of small coteries among book collectors ... More


The Premise of Fidelity: Science, Visuality, and Representing the Real in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Maki Fukuoka

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777902
eISBN:
9780804784627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777902.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book puts forward a new history of Japanese visuality through an examination of the discourses and practices surrounding the nineteenth-century transposition of “the real” in the decades before ... More


Women and the Way: Nun Abutsu as Poet and Genji Scholar

Christina Laffin

in Rewriting Medieval Japanese Women: Politics, Personality, and Literary Production in the Life of Nun Abutsu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835651
eISBN:
9780824871215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835651.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines Abutsu's activities as a poet and scholar of The Tale of Genji, skills that brought her to the attention of Fujiwara no Tameie and enabled her to flourish within his household. ... More


Four

Fukuzawa Yukichi and Nishikawa Shunsaku

in An Encouragement of Learning

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167147
eISBN:
9780231536615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167147.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents the English translation of Section 4 of Fukuzawa Yukichi’s text Gakumon no susume (An Encouragement of Learning). Here, Fukuzawa assesses the pros and cons of scholars becoming ... More


Ten

Fukuzawa Yukichi and Nishikawa Shunsaku

in An Encouragement of Learning

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167147
eISBN:
9780231536615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167147.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents the English translation of Section 10 of Fukuzawa Yukichi’s text Gakumon no susume (An Encouragement of Learning). In this section Fukuzawa says that aside from seeking the ... More


The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Giovanni Vitiello

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Delving into three hundred years of Chinese literature, from the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth, this book looks at the history of male homosexual and homosocial relations in the late ... More


Luo Zhenyu and the Dilemmas of the Private Scholar

Shana J. Brown

in Pastimes: From Art and Antiquarianism to Modern Chinese Historiography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834982
eISBN:
9780824870249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834982.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the dilemmas faced by jinshi scholar Luo Zhenyu in the new Republic. After the abdication of the last Qing emperor Puyi (1906–1967) in 1912, many talented scholar-officials lost ... More


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