Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

South and Southeast Asian Languages and Societies Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

458 Full-Text Articles 342 Authors 217,595 Downloads 86 Institutions

All Articles in South and Southeast Asian Languages and Societies

Faceted Search

458 full-text articles. Page 1 of 15.

Challenges Faced By Non-Profit Associations In Laos: A Case Study Of Huam Jai Asasamak, Raminder Kaur 2018 University of Windsor

Challenges Faced By Non-Profit Associations In Laos: A Case Study Of Huam Jai Asasamak, Raminder Kaur

Major Papers

This paper looks at the case study of Huam Jai Asasamak, a Non-Profit Association operating in Laos in order to understand various challenges faced by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the socialist regime of the Laos. It uses participant observation as a research method based on time spent living in Laos as well as other qualitative research methods including document analysis, observation, and interviews. The paper gives a contextual overview of Laos and shows that civil society is a new phenomenon in Laos linked to social and political consequences of opening up of the Laos economy in 1980s. Furthermore, the ...


Data Mining Ancient Script Image Data Using Convolutional Neural Networks, Shruti Daggumati, Peter Revesz 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Data Mining Ancient Script Image Data Using Convolutional Neural Networks, Shruti Daggumati, Peter Revesz

CSE Conference and Workshop Papers

The recent surge in ancient scripts has resulted in huge image libraries of ancient texts. Data mining of the collected images enables the study of the evolution of these ancient scripts. In particular, the origin of the Indus Valley script is highly debated. We use convolutional neural networks to test which Phoenician alphabet letters and Brahmi symbols are closest to the Indus Valley script symbols. Surprisingly, our analysis shows that overall the Phoenician alphabet is much closer than the Brahmi script to the Indus Valley script symbols.


From Davao City To Daly City: Examining Translanguaging And Transnationalism In The 1.5-Generation Filipin(A/O) Americans Of Daly City, Rita Ewing 2018 The University of San Francisco

From Davao City To Daly City: Examining Translanguaging And Transnationalism In The 1.5-Generation Filipin(A/O) Americans Of Daly City, Rita Ewing

Master's Theses

In the field of migration studies, research on transnationalism has been well

established. Applying an intersectional framework of post-colonial narrative and

linguistic anthropology to transnational migration, this research allows us to better

understand how the transnational immigrant deploys language. Through a nostalgia

studies approach, this study is able to analyze how transnational immigrants place value

on their heritage and second languages, and reflexively deploy their language sets to

reflect their unique positionality. This paper is a case study examination of five adult

members of the 1.5-generation of Filipin(a/o) American immigrants, who immigrated to

the US before the ...


Siamese Manuscript Collections In The United States, Susanne Ryuyin Kerekes, Justin McDaniel 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Siamese Manuscript Collections In The United States, Susanne Ryuyin Kerekes, Justin Mcdaniel

Manuscript Studies

This article provides a brief survey of public collections of Thai manuscripts held in the United States, which is home to roughly 650 Thai manuscripts. Of the twenty institutions that house Thai manuscripts, the following five are highlighted in this article: the Asian Art Museum, the University of California at Berkeley, the New York Public Library, Princeton University Libraries, and the Walters Art Museum. The second half of this article details a few key manuscripts held at the University of Pennsylvania: the Abhidhamma chet Kamphi, one book of the Phra ‘Aphaimanī epic, and a rare set of royal decrees. In ...


The Chester Beatty Collection Of Siamese Manuscripts In Ireland, Justin McDaniel 2018 University of Pennsylvania

The Chester Beatty Collection Of Siamese Manuscripts In Ireland, Justin Mcdaniel

Manuscript Studies

This article demonstrates the importance of the Chester Beatty Library’s collection of Thai manuscripts and more broadly highlights the importance of including the study of Ireland in the history of the study of Asia. I hope it also encourages future scholars to look to Ireland when writing the intellectual history of exchange between Asia and Europe. Even though Ireland was not a colonizing power, indeed, it was colonized for most of its pre-modern history, its libraries and museums attest to a people that spread far and wide across the globe sometimes as a point of necessity and sometimes in ...


Manuscripts From The Kingdom Of Siam In Japan, Toshiya Unebe 2018 Nagoya University

Manuscripts From The Kingdom Of Siam In Japan, Toshiya Unebe

Manuscript Studies

In this chapter, the textual contents of the illustrated samut khoi-s in Thailand, are examined. Samut khoi manuscripts are an important resource for the study of Siamese and Buddhist literature in the 18th and 19th centuries. Samut khoi-s are divided into two groups. Both groups use a script called “Khom” (อักษรขอม), but one group uses a thin character set, and the other a thick and calligraphic character set. The chief text of eighteenth century samut khoi-s, the Mahābuddhaguṇa, shows what great importance Thai Buddhists attached to the Buddha-anussati, the recollection of the Buddha. In the 19th century, there was ...


Manuscripts In Central Thailand: Samut Khoi From Phetchaburi Province, Peter Skilling, Santi Pakdeekham 2018 L'École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO)

Manuscripts In Central Thailand: Samut Khoi From Phetchaburi Province, Peter Skilling, Santi Pakdeekham

Manuscript Studies

The article discusses illuminated manuscripts of Central Thailand, dealing with the different formats and different scripts (Khom, Thai, and Mon) used for different purposes, and their eventual evolution to print technology. We focus on manuscripts from Wat Pak Khlong, Phetchaburi, and illustrate examples from its small but precious organic collection. The themes of the illustrations are both narrative and non-narrative. The narratives, such as the story of the thaumaturge monk Phra Malai, are didactic. The non-narrative paintings might be described as simply decorative, but they draw on a rich animal lore that is detailed in scholastic literature. The texts recorded ...


Thai Manuscripts In Italian Libraries: Three Manuscripts From G.E. Gerini’S Collection Kept At The University Of Naples “L’Orientale”, Claudio Cicuzza 2018 Lumbini International Research Institute

Thai Manuscripts In Italian Libraries: Three Manuscripts From G.E. Gerini’S Collection Kept At The University Of Naples “L’Orientale”, Claudio Cicuzza

Manuscript Studies

In this article I present a short description of the three illuminated Thai manuscripts kept in one of the libraries of the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, the Biblioteca Maurizio Taddei. These three manuscripts contain various Buddhist jātakas and also non-canonical works, in Pali and in Thai. They are adorned with beautiful depicted images which have been here reproduced.


Cultural Goods And Flotsam: Early Thai Manuscripts In Germany And Those Who Collected Them, Barend Jan Terwiel 2018 University of Hamburg

Cultural Goods And Flotsam: Early Thai Manuscripts In Germany And Those Who Collected Them, Barend Jan Terwiel

Manuscript Studies

Finding Thai manuscripts in German museums and libraries is a daunting exercise. There are eight national libraries, twenty-five state libraries, and about eighty university libraries. As for the museums, of the thirty-nine ethnological museums, there are at least fourteen with collections that include objects from Asia. The standard publications on Thai material are both incomplete and out of date.

This paper centers upon the collectors, beginning with August the Strong, who in 1728 acquired a Thai scroll. A century later, there began a steady trickle of acquisitions. Details of how Thai manuscripts came to Germany are presented for the century ...


Henry D. Ginsburg And The Thai Manuscripts Collection At The British Library, Jana Igunma 2018 The British Library

Henry D. Ginsburg And The Thai Manuscripts Collection At The British Library, Jana Igunma

Manuscript Studies

Over half a thousand Thai manuscripts are currently being held in British institutions, with the largest collection at the British Library. Other important collections are at the Wellcome Library, the Royal Asiatic Society, the Bodleian Library and the John Rylands Library.

Thai manuscripts and historic documents first came to Britain as a result of trade contacts, and documents from the earliest period include official letters and materials received from Thai counterparts. Manuscripts were also brought from Thailand by missionaries, travelers, traders, and officers of the India Office stationed in Burma, others were systematically collected by educators and scholars with a ...


First -Generation Hindu Indian-American Undergraduates’ Grief After Death Of Grandparent(S) In India, Ramya Avadhanam 2018 College of William and Mary - School of Education

First -Generation Hindu Indian-American Undergraduates’ Grief After Death Of Grandparent(S) In India, Ramya Avadhanam

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The proposed study aims to capture the unique experiences surrounding grief of first-generation Indian-American undergraduate students. Tummala-Narra (2013) defines immigrants as having been raised in the country of origin and migrating to the United States in late adolescence or adulthood and first-generation as those born in the United States or arrived to the United States as young children. Research has shown that bereavement can have profound emotional health consequences for those surviving a loss (W. Stroebe & Stroebe, 1987). Additional components such as loss of expectations, traditions, and culture (Price, 2011) may contribute to mental health challenges for the South Asian ...


Maggay's " Global Kingdom, Global People: Living Faithfully In A Multicultural World", Stefana Dan Laing 2018 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Houston)

Maggay's " Global Kingdom, Global People: Living Faithfully In A Multicultural World", Stefana Dan Laing

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Information Search Strategies Among Theological Faculty Members In Tamil Nadu, Yesan Sellan, Dr. S. Ally Sornam, Associate Professor and Head 2018 South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS)

Information Search Strategies Among Theological Faculty Members In Tamil Nadu, Yesan Sellan, Dr. S. Ally Sornam, Associate Professor And Head

The Christian Librarian

This research article studies the information seeking search strategies used by theological faculty members in Tamil Nadu. It is based on a structured questionnaire sent to 120 select faculty members, of which 101 questionnaires were returned, achieving a response rate of 84%. Major findings of this study contribute to understanding the awareness and use of search options among respondents. Basic and keyword search options are commonly used by respondents in online sources while preferences for references from books and journals are more popular among faculty members to locate bibliographic information in print sources. This study further noted that faculty members ...


Jamir's "Racism, The Thorn In The Humanity’S Peaceful Coexistence: With Special Reference To Theological, Tribal, Gendered, And Communication Media Perspectives" (Book Review), Laura E. Walton 2018 Cornerstone University

Jamir's "Racism, The Thorn In The Humanity’S Peaceful Coexistence: With Special Reference To Theological, Tribal, Gendered, And Communication Media Perspectives" (Book Review), Laura E. Walton

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


The Women Of The Pwa: The Politics And Writings Of Rashid Jahan And Qurratulain Hyder, Mehr Ali 2018 College of William and Mary

The Women Of The Pwa: The Politics And Writings Of Rashid Jahan And Qurratulain Hyder, Mehr Ali

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The Progressive Writers' Movement emerged as a literary collective at the center of the leftist intellectual and literary culture in colonial South Asia. Its members produced literary works that dealt with issues of anti-imperialism, economic exploitation, misogyny, and a variety of other social ills. And while the male writers of the PWA are most remembered and celebrated for their contributions to the Urdu literary canon, it was the female writers that truly embodied the values and ideals of the PWA. This thesis analyses the works of writers Rashid Jahan and Qurratulain Hyder and aims to highlight the contributions that women ...


Constructions Of ‘Family,’ ‘Religious Values,’ And ‘Freedom’ By Indian American And The Diaspora Of Indian Women In The United States, Jasmeet Kaur 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

Constructions Of ‘Family,’ ‘Religious Values,’ And ‘Freedom’ By Indian American And The Diaspora Of Indian Women In The United States, Jasmeet Kaur

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

Research Questions include: How are Indian-American women similar-to and different from women in India? Why do you think these similarities and differences exist? How does the Indian culture impact the lives of Indian-American women in the United States?


Uri@Spacecucumber: An Intimate Look At Gender And Societal Issues In Japanese Tattooing, Coral Kopetz 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

Uri@Spacecucumber: An Intimate Look At Gender And Societal Issues In Japanese Tattooing, Coral Kopetz

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

This narrative provides a powerful feminist aspect in terms of the struggles and successes of being an independent female tattoo artist in the thriving hub of Osu-­‐Kannon, Nagoya. This narrative also tackles the issue of the recent developments facing tattooing that seek to threaten artists such as Uri and seeks to drive them underground. I can find no website that offers such insight as this narrative provides or offers a thorough compilation of the culture of tattooing in Japan and the challenges foreign tourists might face -­‐ much less in English. With the Olympics coming to Tokyo in 2020, a ...


Copyright Meets Fandom: Understanding The Cultural Influence Of ‘Manga’ And ‘Anime’ Through Fan Translations And Copyright Laws, Joy Thornton 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

Copyright Meets Fandom: Understanding The Cultural Influence Of ‘Manga’ And ‘Anime’ Through Fan Translations And Copyright Laws, Joy Thornton

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

The worlds of Anime and Manga have had a large influence on the youth pop culture of America. With a greater extent of young people turning away from soft and safe American comics and cartoons. In favor of weightier topics, more violent and the graphic nature that Anime provides. Enjoying unique and odd High School and Boy Love romance found in Manga's. But the lack of properly translated work available has led to many youths searching out alternatives resources. Mostly to fan-translated versions of Anime and Manga found online. These fan translators hold themselves to extremely high standards and ...


The Potential Uses Of Japanese ‘Anime’ In Primary School Curricula In China, Xinran Ming 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

The Potential Uses Of Japanese ‘Anime’ In Primary School Curricula In China, Xinran Ming

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

With the development of globalization, more and more people are interested in Japanese anime. It is prevalence that everyone can easy to get access to various kinds of Japanese anime. there is a big issue that teenagers are also able to access to several Japanese anime that have unappropriated contents for teenagers. it is impossible to isolate Japanese anime from teenagers. it is necessary to let teenager and parents know that there are also positive affect that Japanese anime could bring to them. Instead of prohibiting teenager from watching Japanese anime. It will be more pragmatic to guide teenager and ...


Sonic Liminalities Of Faith In Sundanese Vocal Music, Sean Williams 2018 Evergreen State College

Sonic Liminalities Of Faith In Sundanese Vocal Music, Sean Williams

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

As the Sundanese have come to lean on increasingly outward expressions of their Islamic faith – through the use of the Islamic headscarf and other fashion choices, as well as through musical means – it has been the women who have consistently provided the most obvious, outward expressions of West Java’s increasingly public Islamic cultural practices. The aristocratic sung poetry of tembang Sunda has its roots in the imagery and grandeur of the 14th-century Sundanese Hindu kingdom, Pajajaran. Songs that celebrate Pajajaran – the Golden Age of local culture – feature characters not only from the Ramayana, but also from Sundanese ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress