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Ritual, ideology and politics

Mandy Sadan

in Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265550
eISBN:
9780191760341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265550.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the 1843 revolt from the perspective of the trans-Patkai region and possible connections with the Opium Wars. It explores the political and cultural contexts of ... More


Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Wen-Chin Chang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Yunnanese from southwestern China have for millennia traded throughout upland Southeast Asia. Burma in particular has served as a “back door” to Yunnan, providing a sanctuary for political ... More


Translating and Transforming the American Dream: Jade Snow Wong's Fifth Chinese Daughter and Gish Jen's Typical American

Weimin Tang

in China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099456
eISBN:
9789882206687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099456.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter, by focusing on what have been largely denounced as the two assimilationist Bildungsromane, Jade Snow Wong's Fifth Chinese Daughter, and Gish Jen's Typical American, brings to the fore ... More


San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Federal Writers Project of the Works Project Administration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

“San Francisco has no single landmark by which the world may identify it,” according to this book, originally published in 1940. This would surely come as a surprise to the millions who know and love ... More


Constructing a Narrative for the Neolithic of Britain and Ireland: The Use of ‘Hard Science’ and Archaeological Reasoning

Alison Sheridan and Pierre Pétrequin

in Early Farmers: The View from Archaeology and Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265758
eISBN:
9780191771965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.003.0019
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Case studies are presented to discuss various ways, good and bad, in which ‘hard science’ has been used to construct aspects of the Neolithic of Britain and Ireland. The use of radiocarbon dating and ... More


Timur, World Conqueror and Connoisseur

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The earliest surviving record of the Tazza was produced in Central Asia, either for the great and ruthless conqueror Timur in Samarqand, or for his more refined grandson Baysunghur at Herat. The bowl ... More


Early Civilization In the Maya Lowlands, Monumentality, and Place Making: A View from the Holmul Region

Francisco Estrada-Belli

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Contrary to accepted views on the origin of Maya civilization, which place the earliest manifestations of Maya civilization towards the end of the Preclassic period (i.e. 100 B.C.), several lines of ... More


Unlikely Daughters, Exemplary Mothers, and Disembedded China Men: Jade Snow Wong and Maxine Hong Kingston

Yoon Lee

in Modern Minority: Asian American Literature and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199915835
eISBN:
9780199315956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915835.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

For Chinese-Americans during and after World War II, everydayness offered a means of constructing an identity that was both modern and American. Fifth Chinese Daughter exhibits a particular type of ... More


Transcending Gendered Geographies: Yunnanese Women Traders

Wen-Chin Chang

in Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the social construction of gender inequality in relation to power distribution in both public and domestic spheres in Burma by focusing on the economic activities of Yunnanese ... More


Circulations of the Jade Trade: The Duans and the Pengs

Wen-Chin Chang

in Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the transnational jade trade dominated by Yunnanese migrants since the 1960s due to their well-connected transnational networks. Focusing on the experiences of the Duan and Peng ... More


Conclusion: Broken Jade

Timothy Cheek

in Propaganda and Culture in Mao's China: Deng Tuo and the Intelligentsia

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290667
eISBN:
9780191684821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290667.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

In honouring Deng Tuo, his colleagues refer to him as ‘broken jade’. Educated counsellors to the ruler, whom today would generally be considered as intellectuals, have long been referred to as jade ... More


Jade Yoga and Heavenly Dharma: Buddhist Thought in Classical Age China and India

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176321
eISBN:
9781400866328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176321.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers the relationship of Early Buddhism to Chinese thought during the Warring States period (ca. 450 BC–221 BC). Chinese thought was in a nearly constant state of flux, if not ... More


The Filial Debtor: Jade Snow Wong

erin Khuê Ninh

in Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758441
eISBN:
9780814759196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758441.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides a reading of Jade Snow Wong's Fifth Chinese Daughter, which closely critiques the logic implicit in intergenerational conflict. The beginning of Wong's autobiography invokes an ... More


The Caring of Jailers: Evelyn Lau, Catherine Liu

erin Khuê Ninh

in Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758441
eISBN:
9780814759196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758441.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter argues that between the era of Wong's Fifth Chinese Daughter and that of Evelyn Lau's Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid and Catherine Liu's Oriental Girls Desire Romance, economic relations ... More


Asian American Firsts and the Progress toward Racial Integration

Cindy I-Fen Cheng

in Citizens of Asian America: Democracy and Race during the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759356
eISBN:
9780814770849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759356.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the successes of Asian Americans in the United States to emphasize the importance of cultural assimilation in bringing about racial integration as well as the willingness and ... More


Social Melodrama and the Sexing of Political Complaint

in Opera and the City: The Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770–1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778312
eISBN:
9780804782623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778312.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the drama The Garden of Turquoise and Jade (Feicui yuan), written in Suzhou in the early Qing, and its several kunju performance redactions. The themes considered in Garden are ... More


Squandering Your Potential with Richard Bruce Nugent

Brian Glavey

in The Wallflower Avant-Garde: Modernism, Sexuality, and Queer Ekphrasis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190202651
eISBN:
9780190202675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202651.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines early texts of Richard Bruce Nugent that share an experimental use of ellipses. Nugent developed the elliptical style in his description of his own drawing, “Sahdji.” The ... More


Bringing Rain and Protection

Barend J. ter Haar

in Guan Yu: The Religious Afterlife of a Failed Hero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198803645
eISBN:
9780191842030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803645.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

Deities were thought to help and protect people, heal them from illnesses, and sometimes also to punish them. And yet, a worshipper was not free to decide what to ask for, but had to work within a ... More


Martial Keeper of Morals

Barend J. ter Haar

in Guan Yu: The Religious Afterlife of a Failed Hero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198803645
eISBN:
9780191842030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803645.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

Religious activities traditionally served an important role by providing ethical rules and values with supernatural legitimation, but also by providing occasions on which these values were performed ... More


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