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Mahatma Gandhi’S Unique Contribution To Humanity, Mohan Limaye 2014 Boise State University

Mahatma Gandhi’S Unique Contribution To Humanity, Mohan Limaye

Mohan Limaye

What makes Mahatma Gandhi a person of perennial influence? We know that he was a non-violent fighter for justice and freedom and was instrumental in achieving political independence for India from Britain, and that he inspired several subsequent non-violent movements all over the world. What is less known is that he asserted the primacy of ethics over expediency. This lecture considers this and other aspects of his remarkable life which make Gandhi as relevant today as he was a hundred years ago and as he may be a hundred years from now.


Informational And Involved Production Features Of Asian Englishes: A Corpus-Based Comparison, Tiffany Dunagan, Gharbeela Sami 2014 Georgia State University

Informational And Involved Production Features Of Asian Englishes: A Corpus-Based Comparison, Tiffany Dunagan, Gharbeela Sami

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Laughter And The Cosmopolitan Aesthetic In Lao She's 二马 (Mr. Ma And Son), Jeffrey Mather 2014 Purdue University

Laughter And The Cosmopolitan Aesthetic In Lao She's 二马 (Mr. Ma And Son), Jeffrey Mather

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Laughter and the Cosmopolitan Aesthetic in Lao She's 二马 (Mr. Ma and Son)" Jeffrey Mather discusses Lao She's (pseudonym for Qingchun Shu 1899-1966) texts and their naturalist portrayals of social life in China during a tumultuous period. Lao She's most celebrated works include the 1937 novel 骆驼祥子 (Rickshaw Boy) and the 1958 play 茶馆 (Teahouse), both of which were made into films in China. Rickshaw Boy was translated into English in 1945 and became an international bestseller, making Lao She one of the first modern Chinese writers known in the West. Lao She wrote ...


Hiroshima. At The Intersection Of Sciences, History, And Personal Narratives. A Personal Reflection., Gloria R. Montebruno Saller 2014 Claremont Colleges

Hiroshima. At The Intersection Of Sciences, History, And Personal Narratives. A Personal Reflection., Gloria R. Montebruno Saller

The STEAM Journal

In the city of Hiroshima, Japan, sciences, history, and personal narratives meet. Atomic bomb survivors became the keepers of this town’s history and one of the most tragic chapters in the history of humankind; and as their voices fade to old age and death, there is a sense of urgency to keep their narratives alive. These are my personal reflections.


Well-Being Of Migrant Workers In China: Are They Better Off In The Cities?, Nurhariyanni Ramli 2014 SelectedWorks

Well-Being Of Migrant Workers In China: Are They Better Off In The Cities?, Nurhariyanni Ramli

Nurhariyanni Ramli

No abstract provided.


Confronting Cultural Difference In The Establishment Of A Global Zen Community, Joshua A. Irizarry 2013 Bridgewater State University

Confronting Cultural Difference In The Establishment Of A Global Zen Community, Joshua A. Irizarry

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

As a commercial phenomenon, Zen is recognizable throughout the world as a lucrative brand name that communicates harmony, simplicity, and cosmopolitan elegance. In contrast, the Japanese Zen institution’s attempts to develop Zen into a successful global religion have proven more problematic. Despite initial successes by Japanese clergy in establishing centers of Zen practice throughout Europe and the Americas, the past fifty years have seen the dream of a global Zen community descend into a legacy of controversy, scandals, and schisms over conflicting claims of authority.

Looking specifically at the internationalization efforts of the Japanese Sōtō Zen sect, this paper ...


Searching In The Dark - Han Learning And The Controversy Of 1799 Metropolitan Exam, Shiu On Chu 2013 Bridgewater State University

Searching In The Dark - Han Learning And The Controversy Of 1799 Metropolitan Exam, Shiu On Chu

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

This paper investigates the introduction of Han Learning (hanxue 漢學) in Qing civil examinations from an institutional perspective. Focusing on the controversy over the 1799 metropolitan examination, I argue that hanxue was resisted not only by the intellectual orthodoxy Cheng-Zhu learning, but also a concept of “proper advancement” (zhengtu 正途) from examination.

The 1799 metropolitan examination was often seen as a triumph of Han Learning because the chief examiners Zhu Gui (朱珪1731-1806) and Ruan Yuan (阮元1764-1849), who were famous patrons of Han scholarship, awarded degrees to a number of established Han scholars. Contemporaries attributed this high rate of success to ...


Aesthetic Beauty In The 18th Century Chinese Novel Guwanyan (Preposterous Words), Qing Ye 2013 Bridgewater State University

Aesthetic Beauty In The 18th Century Chinese Novel Guwanyan (Preposterous Words), Qing Ye

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

This paper explores the tension between the radical sexual description and orthodox rhetoric in 18th century Chinese vernacular narrative. My research focuses on a xiaoshuo fiction, Guwangyan (Preposterous Words), authored by Cao Qujing and composed in 1730. This novel pictures the domestic lives of four families in Nanjing from the end of the 17th century to the early 18th century, including many explicit sexual descriptions. I argue that the author projects the ethic concern through the structure and characterization, while presents the anxiety towards desire in graphic sexual descriptions in the novel. The contrast and complementarity of the structural frame ...


Absent Presence: Li Yu’S Drama Wanli Yuan And Early Qing Sartorial Politics, Guojun Wang 2013 Bridgewater State University

Absent Presence: Li Yu’S Drama Wanli Yuan And Early Qing Sartorial Politics, Guojun Wang

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

Li Yu’s 李玉 Wanli yuan 萬里圓 (Thousand-li Reunion) is one of the few dramas in the early Qing period that directly addresses the topic of the Ming-Qing transition. Although Wanli yuan was never published in its entirety during the Qing Dynasty, its popular scenes circulated widely on stage, resulting in a series of “performance editions.” Oriented toward stage performance, most of Li Yu’s plays include detailed costume instruction. By contrast, almost none of the extant editions of Wanli yuan includes any costume instruction. Despite this absence, the dialogues and stage directions of the extant performance editions show that ...


Navigating 18th Century Haiku: Translating The Poetry Of Yosa Buson, Allan Persinger 2013 Bridgewater State University

Navigating 18th Century Haiku: Translating The Poetry Of Yosa Buson, Allan Persinger

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

One of the difficulties in translating the poetry of Yosa Buson, an 18th century Japanese poet and painter is negotiating the cultural differences between time and place, and still writing a translation that moves the audience within the limits of a haiku without doing any violence to the original text. My presentation is on the difficulties in translating a literary master from the Edo Era, Yosa Buson, especially when the poems contain embedded cultural references that the average American reader would not be familiar with as it is important to convey all of the information in a meaningful way and ...


Turning Into A Shadow: Textual Management Of Sexual Violence In Taketori Monogatari, Otilia C. Milutin 2013 Bridgewater State University

Turning Into A Shadow: Textual Management Of Sexual Violence In Taketori Monogatari, Otilia C. Milutin

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

This paper is an integral part of an ongoing doctoral research which examines the varied textual representations of sexual violence in Heian and Kamakura monogatari. The first part of this dissertation, opening with the section presented here, addresses the three mid-ninth to mid-tenth century texts, Taketori, Utsuho and Ochikubo monogatari, whose representations or misrepresentations of sexual violence shaped Murasaki Shikibu’s own, in the eleventh century Genji monogatari.

The present study focuses on the Taketori text and its management of sexual violence; it traces the work’s textual lineage and underlines the consistent and sustained attempts to sanitize its content ...


The Emergence Of Singlehood In The 20th And Early 21st Century: Hong Kong, Japan, And Taiwan, Joanna Kang 2013 Bridgewater State University

The Emergence Of Singlehood In The 20th And Early 21st Century: Hong Kong, Japan, And Taiwan, Joanna Kang

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

In East Asia, Confucian philosophy is the dominant value system, especially its prominent doctrine of filial piety. Filial piety is a requirement of life, and being filial is an essential approach to acquire public recognition as an individual with integrity. The most unfilial and unforgivable behavior is being unmarried or sonless.[1] However, there are more and more Asian women who are immersed in this social milieu yet are choosing to embrace their singlehood. The liberation of Asian women is one of the momentous outcomes of Western modernization. This is also a trans-cultural trend that spans nations, societies, and ideologies ...


Migrant Workers’ Access To Justice At Home: Indonesia, Bassina Farbenblum, Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson, Sarah Paoletti 2013 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Migrant Workers’ Access To Justice At Home: Indonesia, Bassina Farbenblum, Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson, Sarah Paoletti

Faculty Scholarship

Each year, around half a million Indonesians travel abroad to work, half of those to the Middle East. They are typically women from small cities or villages with primary education and limited work experience, hired to perform domestic work. Many suffer abuse and exploitation but have virtually no access to recourse within their host country’s legal system.

The vulnerability of migrant workers abroad makes it crucial for them to be able to seek redress in their own countries. Access to justice at home also allows for redress when home governments and private recruitment businesses breach their legal responsibilities to ...


Preserving Moral Recognition In The Face Of Aggression: Aikido As A Practice Of Physical Intersubjectivity, Charles W. Wright 2013 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

Preserving Moral Recognition In The Face Of Aggression: Aikido As A Practice Of Physical Intersubjectivity, Charles W. Wright

Philosophy Faculty Publications

Practitioners of Aikido advance the claim, peculiar to many, that martial training can support moral action. This essay examines the claim by exploring communicative structures implicit in the response to attack made possible by this art's techniques. This exploration reveals three dimensions of intersubjectivity embedded in the practice of Aikido, dimensions that explicate the ethical imperative of the art.


Deficiencies: Mental Disability And The Imagination In Scott's Waverley Novels, Colin Carman 2013 University of South Carolina

Deficiencies: Mental Disability And The Imagination In Scott's Waverley Novels, Colin Carman

Studies in Scottish Literature

Argues that Walter Scott's novels, especially Waverley and The Heart of Midlothian, represent a shift in Anglo-scottish attitudes towards the mentally ill, and that mental disability, operating in Scott's novels under the guises of idiocy and insanity, was integral to Scott’s articulations of the romantic imagination.


Untitled (2 October 1910), Untitled (6 October 1910), And Untitled (7 October 1910) By Natsume Sōseki, Erik Lofgren 2013 Western Michigan University

Untitled (2 October 1910), Untitled (6 October 1910), And Untitled (7 October 1910) By Natsume Sōseki, Erik Lofgren

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Translated from the Japanese with commentary by Erik Lofgren.


Cat, Heads, It Takes All Sorts, And Okinawan Scene By Yamanokuchi Baku, Daryl Maude 2013 Western Michigan University

Cat, Heads, It Takes All Sorts, And Okinawan Scene By Yamanokuchi Baku, Daryl Maude

Transference

Translated from the Japanese by Daryl Maude.


Geta, My House, And Bowing Low (The Promulgation Of The Constitution) By Takamura Kōtarō, Leanne Ogasawara 2013 Western Michigan University

Geta, My House, And Bowing Low (The Promulgation Of The Constitution) By Takamura Kōtarō, Leanne Ogasawara

Transference

Translated from the Japanese with commentary by Leanne Ogasawara.


Direction, Funeral Train, Pain, And When The World Perishes By Yoshiro Ishihara, Goro Takano 2013 Western Michigan University

Direction, Funeral Train, Pain, And When The World Perishes By Yoshiro Ishihara, Goro Takano

Transference

Translated from the Japanese with commentary by Goro Takano.


Beneath The Moss By Fujiwara Shunzei, Roselee Bundy 2013 Western Michigan University

Beneath The Moss By Fujiwara Shunzei, Roselee Bundy

Transference

Translated from the Japanese with commentary by Roselee Bundy.


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