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Suicide in Asia: Causes and Prevention

Paul S. F. Yip (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099425
eISBN:
9789882207431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Over one million people worldwide commit suicide every year, and more than 60% of suicide deaths occur in Asia. However, very little reliable information is available to permit a good understanding ... More


Working with “Youth-at-Risk”

Francis Wing-lin Lee

in Nurturing Pillars of Society: Understanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028801
eISBN:
9789882207226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Members of street gangs or Triad are usually referred to as “youth-at-risk” or “marginal youth.” There are several approaches that social workers use in analyzing these clients—the conventional ... More


The Romance of the Amazing Scalpel: “Race”, Labour, and Affect in Thai Gender Reassignment Clinics

Aren Z. Aizura

in Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083046
eISBN:
9789882207325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter argues that Thai gender-reassignment surgery (GRS) must be theorized as a market, embedded in the historical and economic context of its local development. It investigates how Thai ... More


The “Corporate Era” of Chinese Cinema in the New Millennium and Feng’s Post-New Year Production

Rui Zhang

in The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the transformations in Feng's filmmaking as he moved away from the mode of comedy and returned to his early style of “social conscience,” in which the victory of the “small ... More


The Indian Economy in the Post-Reform Period: Growth without Structural Transformation

Kunal Sen

in China–India: Pathways of Economic and Social Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265673
eISBN:
9780191771903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265673.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This paper provides an overview of the key analytical issues relating to India’s domestic economy. It first describes the pattern of growth and structural change in the Indian economy since ... More


‘Lopsided’, ‘Failed’, or ‘Tortuous’: India’s Problematic Transition and its Implications for Labour

Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss, and Craig Jeffrey

in China–India: Pathways of Economic and Social Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265673
eISBN:
9780191771903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265673.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The structural transformation of the Indian economy is incomplete. While the share of agriculture in GDP has declined sharply, its share of the labour force has not. The agricultural economy is still ... More


Transformations

Paul O’Connor

in Islam in Hong Kong: Muslims and Everyday Life in China's World City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139576
eISBN:
9789888180165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139576.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 3 looks into the contemporary history of Islam in Hong Kong and elucidates the most important transformations that have taken place since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China. One key ... More


What Is Meditation?

Halvor Eifring

in Asian Traditions of Meditation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay defines meditation as an “attention-based technique for inner transformation”. This generic definition establishes a common point of reference for the cross-cultural study of meditation, ... More


Everybody’s Novel Protist: Chimeracological Entanglements in Amitav Ghosh’s Fiction

Rachel C. Lee

in The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817719
eISBN:
9781479813742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817719.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Amitav Ghosh's award-winning science fiction novel The Calcutta Chromosome (1995), a piece that speculates on the somatic transformations to biological life in an era where the ... More


“If Man Will Strike”: Moby-Dick and the Letter of the Law

Hoang Gia Phan

in Bonds of Citizenship: Law and the Labors of Emancipation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738474
eISBN:
9780814738931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738474.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses Herman Melville's Moby-Dick as a symbolic mediation of the transformations in the “split subject” of citizenship—the result of antebellum market revolution. It also ... More


Writing on the Wall: Kabe Shōsetsu and the Proletarian Avant-Garde

Samuel Perry

in Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838935
eISBN:
9780824869557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838935.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter is constructed around six translated works of “wall fiction,” a literary genre that was celebrated in the early 1930s as a unique Japanese contribution to international experiments in ... More


Behind Chinese Walls: The Uncanny Power of Matriarchy in Wang Chao’s Anyang Orphan

Xiaoping Lin

in Children of Marx and Coca-Cola: Chinese Avant-garde Art and Independent Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833367
eISBN:
9780824870607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833367.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on Anyang Orphan (2001), a critically acclaimed film directed by Wang Chao, one of the Sixth Generation Chinese filmmakers whose works portray the turbulence of human life under ... More


Introduction

Serhat Ünaldi

in Working towards the Monarchy: The Politics of Space in Downtown Bangkok

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855727
eISBN:
9780824868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855727.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

There is a lot to be learned about societies from studying their buildings. Because they are shaped by humans, and humans are shaped by them, the supposedly empty shells are filled with information ... More


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