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Polymorphic Nature, Polytheistic Culture, and the Orientalist Imaginaire

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Alongside the development of missionary discourses about Hinduism, Orientalists in the employ of the East India Company derived their own sets of idioms and tropes to represent Hindu traditions. ... More


Ethnicity by Fiat: The Remaking of Indian Life in South Africa

Thomas Blom Hansen

in Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152950
eISBN:
9781400842612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152950.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter narrates the story of how the Asiatic question was configured in South Africa from the 1860s to the present as a question of necessary containment of culturally alien people. It ... More


Case and Proto-Arabic

Jonathan Owens

in A Linguistic History of Arabic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199290826
eISBN:
9780191710469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290826.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter examines in detail one of the key features which has been assumed to differentiate a putative Old Arabic from Neo-Arabic, the presence vs. absence of a three-valued case system, ... More


Dholes: The behavioural ecology of dholes in India

Arun B. Venkataraman and A. J. T. Johnsingh

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Research on the dhole or Asiatic wild dog (Cuon alpinus), though steadily increasing, has been less intense compared to research on the grey wolf (Canis lupus) and the African hunting dog (Lycaon ... More


The Linguistic Background

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

India is a land of numerous languages. Indian languages belong to Austro-Asiatic, Tibeto-Burman, Dravidian, and Indo-Aryan groups. The Austric language family is divided into Austric-Asiatic and ... More


Aryans in the Archaeological Record: The Evidence Outside the Subcontinent

Edwin Bryant

in The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137774
eISBN:
9780199834044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137779.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

An outline is given of some of the archaeological evidence that has received attention in attempting to trace the trans-Asiatic exodus of the Indo-Aryans on their proposed route to India, across ... More


Epilogue

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter discusses how, by the twilight of the civil rights era, the success stories of Japanese and Chinese America had themselves become success stories. The cross pressures of ... More


Self-translation as Self-promotion:

Nirad C. Chaudhuri and M. J. Tambimuttu

in South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Early ‘Asiatic’ writers, seen as exotic and oriental outsiders, were also often expected to embody ‘foreignness’, and provide ‘alien’ perspectives on Britain, usually in prescribed terms. This ... More


Crippled in Body, But Not in Mind

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter twenty-four follows Hodge into a feverish period of publishing as he completes some twenty articles for the Repertory along with three variations of his Romans commentary. During this period, ... More


Introduction

Sherman A. Jackson

in Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180817
eISBN:
9780199850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180817.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about ideological encounter between Islam and African Americans. The book traces the history of the proto-Islamic black-nationalist spin-off ... More


The Ethiopian Prophecy in Black American Letters

Roy Kay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037325
eISBN:
9780813041582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037325.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

From Phillis Wheatley to Alice Walker, the figural readings of Psalm 68:31—”Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God”—have been instrumental in the ... More


Missionary Emigrationism: Psalm 68:31 and Uplifting the Ethiopians in Africa

Roy Kay

in The Ethiopian Prophecy in Black American Letters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037325
eISBN:
9780813041582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037325.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter maps the figural readings of Psalm 68:31 that inform narratives of missionary emigrationism, racial fraternity, and Afro-Asiatic mythologies. Starting with Wheatley's letter to Rev. ... More


The Mission and the Spatial Imagination: Discourse, Ethnicity, and Architecture

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the cultural dimensions of how Mission groups attained neighborhood-based power during the long Progressive Era. The chapter analyzes the discursive strategy in which ... More


Preliminaries

Romila Thapar

in From Lineage to State: Social Formations of the Mid-First Millenium BC in the Ganga Valley

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195626759
eISBN:
9780199080656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195626759.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the various available theories on the nature and formation of the early states in India such as Oriental Despotism and the Asiatic Mode of Production. It also looks at the ... More


The Mosaic Ethnology of Asiatick Jones

Thomas R. Trautmann

in Aryans and British India

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205468
eISBN:
9780520917927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205468.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides a historical background of the Indo-European concept, which was named by Arthur Young and was first proposed by Sir William Jones, the founder and first president of the Asiatic ... More


The Navy in the Far East

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the deployment of the U.S. Navy Asiatic Fleet in the Far East during the years between the world wars. It was deployed not as an instrument of war but for diplomatic purposes. ... More


The Canton Customs Crisis

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the impact of the 1923 Canton customs crisis on the Asiatic Fleet in the Far East. It suggests that the crisis provided the treaty powers with an opportunity for a classic ... More


The Main Gate: Shanghai and the Yangtze Delta

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the role of the Asiatic Fleet in protecting the Yangtze River delta and Shanghai, the most important maritime gateway to China during the interwar years. The Fleet's ability to ... More


The Navy and the May 30th Incident of 1925 and After

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the impact of the May 30, 1925 incident in Shanghai on the Asiatic Fleet's assignment in China. On this day, members of the May Fourth Movement and workers launched a ... More


Shameen and South China

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the roots of the May 30, 1925 incident in Shanghai in the power struggle in Kwantung Province. It was there that the heirs of Sun Yat-sen were struggling to control his ... More


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