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The Spiritual Body

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers how, in the current phase of globalization, there is a fast spread of forms of evangelical and charismatic Christianity as well as pietistic Islam. While much attention is ... More


Conclusion

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This brief chapter moves beyond the end date of the title to speculate on the present and future of millennial thinking in the Americas, such as the role it may have played in US expansionism and ... More


The Falun Gong: A New Religious Movement in Post-Mao China

David Ownby

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay examines the historical background and recent developments in the aggressive repression of Falun Gong by Chinese authorities. Falun Gong is essentially a form of qigong, the general name ... More


Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

Gundula Kreuzer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520279681
eISBN:
9780520966550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279681.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Exploring opera from the perspectives of media studies and technology studies, this pioneering book examines how composers since the late eighteenth century have increasingly integrated specific ... More


Falun Gong and the Future of China

David Ownby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195329056
eISBN:
9780199870240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329056.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book treats Falun Gong as an example of one form of Chinese popular religion, and the core of the volume, based on a close reading of founder Li Hongzhi's writings and on fieldwork among Falun ... More


More Than Just the World Cup

Steven R. Schwankert

in Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208180
eISBN:
9789888268429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208180.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

The author continues his discussion of the search for materials on Poseidon – now in Weihai, China. Many relics were destroyed in the first Japanese Occupation and then China’s Cultural Revolution, ... More


 Introduction: Qigong, Falun Gong, and the Crisis of the Post‐Mao State

David Ownby

in Falun Gong and the Future of China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195329056
eISBN:
9780199870240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329056.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter provides an overview of Falun Gong's brief history and presents the various contexts which must be understood if one is to come to terms with Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa. These ... More


Millennial Antigone in the USA: Anouilh Revisited

Helene P Foley

in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586196
eISBN:
9780191728754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores two new remakings of Anouilh's Antigone in order to examine the current U.S. attraction to Anouilh as a vehicle for exploring irreconcilable social and political tensions. Both ... More


Introduction: Remaking Chinese Cinemas, Hollywood Style

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090552
eISBN:
9789882207356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the Chinese presence in Hollywood cinema, focusing on the proliferation of Hollywood and Hollywood-inflected films featuring ethnic Chinese stars such as Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, ... More


Weisheng and the Desire for Modernity

RUTH ROGASKI

in Hygienic Modernity: Meanings of Health and Disease in Treaty-Port China

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240018
eISBN:
9780520930605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240018.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reports the four “cases” of weisheng from Tianjin of the 1920s and 1930s. The first case explores evidence of weisheng in the advertisements from Tianjin's major republican-era ... More


Hierarchical Modernization: Tianjin's Gong Shang College as a Model for Catholic Community in North China

Madsen Richard

in Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219236
eISBN:
9780520924413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219236.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the role of the Gong Shang College in Tianjin as a model for Catholic community in north China. It suggests that the French Catholic founders of the college had the twin goals ... More


China

Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu

in Who Controls the Internet?: Illusions of a Borderless World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195152661
eISBN:
9780197561904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195152661.003.0011
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

“Long live prostitutes” was the title of Wang’s posting. Fifteen years old, living in China, and full of teenage bluster, Wang had collected fifty-four ... More


Chapter 3

Frances Wong

in China Bound and Unbound: History in the Making - An Early Returnee's Account

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091719
eISBN:
9789882206700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091719.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

After a year in Hong Kong, the whole of mainland China, with the exception of the province of Tibet, was liberated by the Communists, and the Kuomintang headed by Chiang Kai-shek fled to Taiwan. By ... More


JOHN HARBISON (b. 1938)Mirabai Songs (1982): Texts by Mirabai; translated by Robert Bly

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores Mirabai Songs, a song cycle by one of America’s major composers, John Harbison. It asserts that this piece can already be termed a classic of the genre. Despite a relatively ... More


OLIVER KNUSSEN (1952–2018)Four Late Poems and an Epigram of Rainer Maria Rilke (1988): Text by Rainer Maria Rilke; translated by Stephen Mitchell

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0043
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines a compelling solo work by Oliver Knussen in which his command of style and acute sensitivity to vocal and verbal subtleties are immediately apparent. Here, pitches and rhythms ... More


C–H Functionalization: The Hatakeyama Synthesis of (–)-Kaitocephalin

Douglass F. Taber

in Organic Synthesis: State of the Art 2011-2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200794
eISBN:
9780197559475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200794.003.0020
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

John F. Hartwig of the University of California, Berkeley showed (Nature 2012, 483, 70) that intramolecular C–H silylation of 1 selectively gave, after oxidation and ... More


Total Synthesis of C–O Ring-Containing Natural Products

Tristan H. Lambert

in Organic Synthesis: State of the Art 2011-2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200794
eISBN:
9780197559475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200794.003.0053
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Scott A. Snyder at Columbia University demonstrated (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 17714) that tetrahydrofuran 1 could be readily converted to oxocane 2 by treatment ... More


New Methods for C–N Ring Construction

Tristan H. Lambert

in Organic Synthesis: State of the Art 2011-2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200794
eISBN:
9780197559475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200794.003.0055
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

The reduction of pyridines offers an attractive approach to piperidine synthesis, and now Toshimichi Ohmura and Michinori Suginome of Kyoto University have developed ... More


The Fateful Geography of Religion

Harm De Blij

in The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization's Rough Landscape

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195367706
eISBN:
9780197562628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195367706.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

If language is the mucilage of culture, religion is its manifesto. Any revelation of identity through language happens only when the speaker begins talking, and even ... More


A Hare-Brained, Half-Crazy Man (1873–74)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter gives an account of how Wong Chin Foo was accused of fraudulently posing as a Chinese government envoy, and shows why the assertion is merely a fabrication. In 1874, Wong penned an ... More


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