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The Eurasian Way of Being a Chinese Woman:: Lady Clara Ho Tung and Buddhism in Prewar Hong Kong*

Helen F. Siu (ed.)

in Merchants' Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099692
eISBN:
9789882207189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents a biographical account of Lady Clara Ho Tung and her contribution to Buddhist institutions in Hong Kong and China to illuminate the social, cultural “space” enjoyed by elite ... More


Compassion and Moral Guidance

Steve Bein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836412
eISBN:
9780824871406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836412.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Compassion is a word we use frequently but rarely precisely. One reason we lack a philosophically precise understanding of compassion is that moral philosophers today give it virtually no attention. ... More


Introduction

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter introduces the book by briefly outlining the importance of taking seriously the relationship between nature and Sinhala-Buddhist nationhood in contemporary Sri Lanka, particularly in the ... More


Inscription and Experience: The Politics and Aesthetics of Nature Tourism

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

By focussing on archaeological practice specifically, this chapter focuses on the anti-colonial re-inscription of Ruhuna National Park with pre-colonial Sinhala and Buddhist landscape. Using archival ... More


Architecting One-ness: Fluid Spaces/Sacred Modernity

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Drawing on sustained ethnographic work with architects, clients and residents, this chapter firstly describes the kinds of building techniques used to create the non-binary environmental aesthetics ... More


The Didactic Use of Animal Images in Southern Song Buddhism: The Case of Mount Baoding in Dazu, Sichuan

Henrik H. Sørensen

in The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824846763
eISBN:
9780824873035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846763.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This presentation revolves around the sculptural art of Southern Song Buddhism at Mt. Baoding in Dazu, Sichuan. Among the many sculptural groups imaged, both actual renditions of animals and ... More


Introduction

Sherry D. Fowler

in Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856229
eISBN:
9780824872977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856229.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

As this book makes former groups of Kannon visible, it also explores the fluidity of numerical categorizations of deities that attempt to quantify invisible beliefs. Although initially formed with ... More


The Six-Syllable Sutra Ritual Mandala and the Six Kannon

Sherry D. Fowler

in Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856229
eISBN:
9780824872977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856229.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Images of Six Kannon appear in paintings of the Six-syllable mandala (Rokujikyōhō mandara) made during the thirteenth through the nineteenth century. The mandalas include syllables, which are ... More


Painting the Six Kannon

Sherry D. Fowler

in Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856229
eISBN:
9780824872977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856229.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

A centerpiece of the corpus of extant iconic image sets of Six Kannon painting, of which five originals survive, is the large fourteenth-century set from the Hosomi Museum in Kyoto. Just how unstable ... More


The Making of a Modern Burmese Wife: Gendering the Local and Possessive Investments in Masculinity in Ma Ma Lay’s Not Out of Hate

Tamara C. Ho

in Romancing Human Rights: Gender, Intimacy, and Power between Burma and the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839253
eISBN:
9780824871659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839253.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the increasing circumscription of minoritized and feminized Burmese subjectivities in the late colonial and early postcolonial period through an analysis of Ma Ma Lay's 1955 ... More


Buddhism and Death in Kim Man-jung’s A Nine Cloud Dream: From Fact to Fiction, and Nowhere Back Again

Gregory N. Evon

in Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in Korea: Ancient to Contemporary Times

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839680
eISBN:
9780824868567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839680.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter investigates nonconformist narratives of death in Chosŏn literary works through a discussion of fictional and biographical writings by the seventeenth-century yangban official Kim ... More


Buddhist, Western, and Hybrid Perspectives on Liberty Rights and Economic Rights

Gordon Davis

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Buddhist, Western, and hybrid perspectives on liberty rights and economic rights. In particular, it considers the debate among contemporary Buddhist philosophers and ... More


Impermanence and Contingency

Michael F. Marra

in Japan's Frames of Meaning: A Hermeneutics Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834609
eISBN:
9780824870546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834609.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the concepts of impermanence (mujo) and contingency. Mujo has become a catchphrase used to explain the psychology, the logic, and the sentiments of a nation and an ethnicity. ... More


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