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Li 理/Coherence

Stephen C. Angle

in Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385144
eISBN:
9780199869756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385144.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Li is a difficult term, sometimes translated as “principle” or “pattern,” that lies at the center of Neo-Confucian philosophizing. Building on the insights of Willard Peterson, ... More


The Concept of the Person in Luo Modes of Thought

D. A. Masolo

in African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195114409
eISBN:
9780199785827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019511440X.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay examines the concept of juok, found among the Southern (Kenya) and Central (Uganda) Luo. The implications of the concept for understanding what constitutes personhood, grounding the ... More


Epilogue: The Future of a Pastime

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/9780824834982.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This epilogue discusses the survival and persistence of jinshi in the twentieth century. It considers the rise of a patriotic archaeology that sought to substantiate the great age of Chinese ... More


Secrecy

Anne Storch

in Secret Manipulations: Language and Context in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199768974
eISBN:
9780199914425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768974.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter deals with secrecy and presents case studies of how secret languages are created, used, and revealed among the Jukun (Nigeria), Lango and Adhola (Uganda), and Fulbe (West Africa), and in ... More


Luo and Others: Migration, Settlement, Ethnicity

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines and inspects the habits and practices of the Luo people, a people that live at one of the more important frontiers of Africa, at the edge of the Nilotic language family of ... More


Birthright and Its Borrowing: Inheritance and Land Clientage Under Pressure

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter takes a look at human territoriality within Africa—who claims to belong where in equatorial Africa, for example, depends upon who can trace relationships to whom. It looks at Luo, for ... More


Patriarch Luo: From Soldier to Religious Teacher

Barend J. ter Haar

in Practicing Scripture: A Lay Buddhist Movement in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839277
eISBN:
9780824869786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839277.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The figure of Patriarch Luo or Luo Qing has been subject of much mythologizing. Moreover, the most famous myths were developed by the Non-Action Teaching itself. This chapter distinguishes between ... More


Chapter 2

Xiao Lu

in Dialogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028122
eISBN:
9789882206816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028122.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the author's visit to a hairdressing salon in Beijing, China, and her recollection of her childhood memories about love. It relates the story when she was eighteen years and ... More


Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Parker Shipton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This interdisciplinary book is about land, belonging, and the mortgage—and how people of different cultural backgrounds understand them in Africa. Drawing on years of ethnographic observation, this ... More


Nothing More Serious: Mortgaging and Struggles over Ancestral Land

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter explores the encounters between claims made to land and positions on land that others associate with their deceased forebears. It looks at the case of Luo, for example, where during Jomo ... More


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