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Merit, Purity, and Ceremony

Bryan D. Lowe

in Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824859404
eISBN:
9780824873660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859404.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter one outlines three ways that writing was ritualized in East Asian Buddhism: the discourse of wholesome action and merit that treated sutra transcription as uniquely pious and instrumental; ... More


Pure Obsession: Pollution, Outcasts, and Exclusion

Peter Wynn Kirby

in Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834289
eISBN:
9780824870515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834289.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines social exclusion in Japan and its implications for ideas of pollution that pervade the country's wastescape and influence social relations. Focusing on certain victims of toxic ... More


Producing Purity: An Ethnographic Study of a Neotraditionalist Ladies’ Academy in Contemporary Urban China

Kevin Carrico

in Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852962
eISBN:
9780824869113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852962.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnographic study of one neo-traditionalist “ladies’ education” institution critically reinterprets the search for the traditional lady as an imaginary deification of masculinity in an era of ... More


Is the Transgene a Grave?: On the Place of Transgenic Papaya in Food Democracy in Hawai‘i

Neal K. Adolph Akatsuka

in Food and Power in Hawai'i: Visions of Food Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824858537
eISBN:
9780824873042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858537.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the controversies that surround the introduction of transgenic papaya on Hawaii Island, in the wake of the devastation caused by the ring spot virus in the 1990s. It critically ... More


Purity

Herman Ooms

in Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan: The Tenmu Dynasty, 650-800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832353
eISBN:
9780824869281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832353.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter discusses how Tenmu used the notion of purity toward the end of his life to signal the central quality of rulership. In the Law Codes, the enthronement of emperors is ... More


The Old Religion of Yap

Jay Dobbin and Francis X. Hezel

in Summoning the Powers Beyond: Traditional Religions in Micronesia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832032
eISBN:
9780824870386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832032.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the old religion of Yap. Although Yap proper is linguistically not closely related to other Micronesian languages, its old religion shows both unique and Micronesian-wide ... More


Down-to-Earth Eating and Writing (2)

Tomoko Aoyama

in Reading Food in Modern Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832858
eISBN:
9780824868925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832858.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 2 showed that down-to-earth representations of food and eating tend to focus on disempowered, marginalized people, although the style and form vary. This chapter begins with an examination of ... More


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