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Sloan On Geopolitics, Geography, And Strategy History In Geopolitics, Bert Chapman 2017 Purdue University

Sloan On Geopolitics, Geography, And Strategy History In Geopolitics, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Geopolitical literature is experiencing a renaissance and scholars representing classical and critical perspectives in this field bring multifaceted assessments to historical and current international political and security issues. Sloan’s Geopolitics, Geography and Strategic History, which is part of Routledge’s Geopolitical Theory Series, examines connections between geography, strategy, and history and is the subject of this review and analysis. Three thesis questions examined by the author include why the geographical scope of political objectives and following strategies of nation states change, how do these changes occur, and over what time period do these changes occur. Sloan examines why the ...


The Expansion Of The Mandarin Mind, Tyler Okney 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Expansion Of The Mandarin Mind, Tyler Okney

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This study will examine and contrast two periods of xenophobia and stagnation, late Qing dynasty China, and the PRC under Mao, with a genuine market place of ideas, Shanghai and the other foreign treaty ports in the period 1849 to 1949, and explain how this period of cosmopolitan ferment has had beneficial effects on China today. Countries that have shut themselves off from the outside world have frequently suffered first stagnation, and then decay. While this might appear a commonplace in the abstract, the application of this insight in the development of particular nations has been neither as thorough or ...


Immanent Frames: Meiji New Buddhism And The 'Religious Secular', James Shields 2017 Bucknell University

Immanent Frames: Meiji New Buddhism And The 'Religious Secular', James Shields

Faculty Journal Articles

The secularization thesis, rooted in the idea that “modernity” brings with it the destruction—or, at least, the ruthless privatization—of religion, is clearly grounded in specific, often oversimplified, interpretations of Western historical developments since the eighteenth century. In this article, I use the case of the New Buddhist Fellowship (Shin Bukkyō Dōshikai 新仏教同志会) of the Meiji period (1868–1911) to query the category of the secular in the context of Japanese modernity. I argue that the New Buddhists, drawing on elements of classical and East Asian Buddhism as well as modern Western thought, promoted a resolutely social and this-worldly ...


11_亞洲之光 — 香港古蹟燈塔遊蹤, Sun Wah POON 2017 Lingnan University

11_亞洲之光 — 香港古蹟燈塔遊蹤, Sun Wah Poon

專題講座

香港開埠後不久迅速崛起成為歐美在遠東主要的貿易港口,每年在香港海域穿梭往還的中外船隻成千上萬。對於船隻來說航道安全至關重要,其中照明系統是水手賴以辦別方位,確認航道的主要港口設施。自十九世紀末,政府在香港主要的航道據點建設了多座燈塔,引領船隻進出港口,招徠貿易,締造繁榮。這些燈塔計有鶴咀燈塔(1875)、青洲燈塔(1875、1904)、哥連臣燈塔(1876)、橫瀾燈塔(1893)及燈籠洲燈塔(1912)等,現時都獲列為香港的法定古蹟。隨著科技進步,雖然燈塔的角色已不復當年,但其承載的歷史意義卻有增無減。是次講座暨考察活動將介紹各個主要燈塔的歷史故事及其對香港發展的重要性。


Chinese Wines And Foreign Urns: Making Objects Of Lyric, Ryan Matthew Hintzman 2017 Yale University

Chinese Wines And Foreign Urns: Making Objects Of Lyric, Ryan Matthew Hintzman

Student Work

A 2016-2017 William Prize for best essay in East Asian Studies was awarded to Ryan Matthew Hintzman (Silliman College '17) for his essay submitted to the Department of Comparative Literature, "Chinese Wines and Foreign Urns: Making Objects of Lyric.” (Edward Kamens, Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies, advisor.)

Ryan Hintzman’s essay, Chinese Wines and Foreign Urns: Making Objects of Lyric is a work of awe-inspiring erudition, vision, and ambition. Ranging far and wide among traditional and more recent theories of the lyric and moving boldly from 8th century poems in Japanese to 19th and 20th century poems in English, Hintzman ...


A Coffee-Scented Space: Historical, Cultural, And Social Impacts Of The Japanese Kissaten, Claire A. Williamson 2017 Yale University

A Coffee-Scented Space: Historical, Cultural, And Social Impacts Of The Japanese Kissaten, Claire A. Williamson

Student Work

A 2016-2017 William Prize for best essay in East Asian Studies was awarded to Claire Williamson (Jonathan Edwards College '17) for her essay submitted to the East Asian Studies Program, “A Coffee-Scented Space: Historical, Cultural, and Social Impacts of the Japanese Kissaten.” (William Kelly, Professor of Anthropology and Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies, advisor.)

Japan has a long and well-documented history as a tea culture, from everyday practices to the refined aesthetics of the tea ceremony and its associated arts. Yet modern Japan is also a highly developed culture of coffee, and this is the topic that Claire Williamson addresses ...


Enclave Of Ingenuity: The Plan And Promise Of The Beijing Intellectual Property Court, Max Goldberg 2017 Yale University

Enclave Of Ingenuity: The Plan And Promise Of The Beijing Intellectual Property Court, Max Goldberg

Student Work

A 2016-2017 William Prize for best essay in East Asian Studies was awarded to Max Goldberg (Pierson College '17) for his essay submitted to the Ethics, Politics, & Economics Program, "Enclave of Ingenuity: The Plan and Promise of the Beijing Intellectual Property Court.” (Frances Rosenbluth, Damon Wells Professor of Political Science, and Paul Gewirtz, Potter Stewart Professor of Law, advisors.)

Max Goldberg’s thesis, Enclave of Ingenuity: The Plan and Promise of the Beijing Intellectual Property Court, examines in depth one of the most interesting institutions in today’s China – an experimental court that stands at the intersection of China’s ...


Manipulated Museum History And Silenced Memories Of Aggression: Historical Revisionism And Japanese Government Censorship Of Peace Museums, Benjamin P. Birdwhistell 2017 University of New Orleans

Manipulated Museum History And Silenced Memories Of Aggression: Historical Revisionism And Japanese Government Censorship Of Peace Museums, Benjamin P. Birdwhistell

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

The Japanese government has a vested interest in either avoiding discussion of its war-torn past or arguing for a revisionist take. The need to play up Japanese victimization over Japanese aggression during World War II has led to many museums having their exhibits censored or revised to fit this narrative goal. During the 1990’s, Japan’s national discourse was more open to discussions of war crimes and the damage caused by their aggression. This in turn led to the creation of many “peace museums” that are intended to discuss and confront this history as frankly as possible. At the ...


Korean Soil, Japanese Faces, American Empire: Repatriation And The Korean War Experiences Of Japanese Laborers And Japanese American Soldiers, Jaclyn S. Knitter 2017 University of San Francisco

Korean Soil, Japanese Faces, American Empire: Repatriation And The Korean War Experiences Of Japanese Laborers And Japanese American Soldiers, Jaclyn S. Knitter

Master's Projects and Capstones

This paper compares the Korean War experiences of two ethnically Japanese groups that served the US military on the Korean Peninsula – second-generation Japanese American (Nisei) soldiers in the US Military Intelligence Service (MIS) and Japanese laborers – to demonstrate the salience of citizenship in the post-1945 Asia Pacific. In particular, this research addresses the question, “how did the politics of repatriation differentiate the experiences of Japanese Americans from those of Japanese nationals, both serving the US military during the Korean War?” This service ranged from (Nisei) American repatriation interrogators of Korean and Chinese civilians, to prisoners of war (POWs), and included ...


10_「新市鎮」探研 — 荃葵青的舊貌新顏, Yue Sang LEUNG, Cho Nga LEUNG, Kwan Kin, Kenneth WONG 2017 Lingnan University

10_「新市鎮」探研 — 荃葵青的舊貌新顏, Yue Sang Leung, Cho Nga Leung, Kwan Kin, Kenneth Wong

專題講座

荃灣、葵涌及青衣是香港第一代新市鎮。早於1950年代,政府銳意在鄰近九龍的地區開闢土地,以「自給自足,均衡發展」為理念,拓展新市鎮。自此,擁有數百年歷史的荃葵青便經歷翻天覆地的變化:大規模的移山填海改變了原來的地貌;舊村落的搬遷重置騰出了發展空間;新道路網絡的建設打通了區內外的流動;各式樓房大廈的興建令人事活動驟增。是次講座暨考察活動以荃葵青的歷史發展為經,以新市鎮拓展為緯,細說區內數百年來的蛻變。


Making Japan Great Again: The Imperial Rescript On Education, Ayoung Kang, Alistor Skabelund, Matthew Stephenson 2017 Brigham Young University - Provo

Making Japan Great Again: The Imperial Rescript On Education, Ayoung Kang, Alistor Skabelund, Matthew Stephenson

FHSS Mentored Research Conference

The Meiji government used the Imperial Rescript on Education in order to develop nationalism and respond against the dominating presence of Western Imperialism by standardizing Meiji education and interpreting it to justify militarism.


Black Matter, kahlil Irving 2017 Washington University in St. Louis

Black Matter, Kahlil Irving

Graduate School of Art Theses

History as we know it, is inherited. Racism, fascism, white supremacy, and Eurocentric dominance have been presented as normal and acceptable within our society for many years. This has allowed police officers to execute Black American’s and not be acquitted for their horrendous crimes. As an activist I want to challenge the status quo. As an artist I am interested in investigating how I can present ideas embody or reflect contemporary issues and concerns. Using different colors can aggressively change how an object is perceived. Historical objects hold many important.

I explore many mediums, but an anchor material that ...


Tangled Subjectivities: An Examination Of The Japanese Subject From 1868-1912, Haylee Shepard 2017 University at Albany, State University of New York

Tangled Subjectivities: An Examination Of The Japanese Subject From 1868-1912, Haylee Shepard

History Honors Program

When a 260-year-old regime comes toppling down, how do you organize society after the fall? That is the challenge that faced members of the Meiji state after the end of the Tokugawa Bakufu. The need for internal unity and the pressure of Western Imperialism, as imposed by the Unequal Treaties,[1] raised the stakes of the Meiji State’s goal: to create a modern nation-state with a unifying national identity. What did that process entail? First, create a legal precedent for control and monopolize violence. Second, define the individual because a nation needs a public, and a public cannot exist ...


Hgc-Kml, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski 2017 Georgetown University

Hgc-Kml, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski

HGC - Historical Gazetteer of Crimea

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Hgc-Txt, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski 2017 Georgetown University

Hgc-Txt, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski

HGC - Historical Gazetteer of Crimea

No abstract provided.


Hgc-Qgis-Quick-Start, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski 2017 Georgetown University

Hgc-Qgis-Quick-Start, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski

HGC - Historical Gazetteer of Crimea

No abstract provided.


Hgc-Shp, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski 2017 Georgetown University

Hgc-Shp, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski

HGC - Historical Gazetteer of Crimea

No abstract provided.


The Scars Of War: The Demonic Mother As A Conduit For Expressing Victimization, Collective Guilt, And Forgiveness In Postwar Japanese Film, 1949-1964, Sophia Walker 2017 Bowdoin College

The Scars Of War: The Demonic Mother As A Conduit For Expressing Victimization, Collective Guilt, And Forgiveness In Postwar Japanese Film, 1949-1964, Sophia Walker

Honors Projects

Contemporary American viewers are familiar with the vengeful and terrifying ghost women of recent J-Horror films such as Ringu (Nakata Hideo, 1998) and Ju-On (Shimizu Takashi, 2002). Yet in Japanese theater and literature, the threatening ghost woman has a long history, beginning with the neglected Lady Rokujo in Lady Murasaki’s 11th century novel The Tale of Genji, who possesses and kills her rivals. Throughout history, the Japanese ghost mother is hideous and pitiful, worthy of fear as well as sympathy, traits that authors and filmmakers across the centuries have exploited. This project puts together four films that have never ...


Sir Robert Thompson’S Better War: The British Advisory Mission And The South Vietnamese Strategic Hamlet Program, 1961-1963, Richard Sears Lovering 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Sir Robert Thompson’S Better War: The British Advisory Mission And The South Vietnamese Strategic Hamlet Program, 1961-1963, Richard Sears Lovering

Master's Theses

This thesis examines the interactions between the British Advisory Mission to South Vietnam (BRIAM) and the South Vietnamese government of Ngo Dinh Diem and his American advisors. By studying BRIAM’s efforts—and those of its leader, Sir Robert Thompson—this thesis argues that many of the tactics Thompson advocated and Diem executed, especially the Strategic Hamlet Program, foreshadowed the techniques Americans used several years later under General Creighton Abrams, during the period historian Lewis Sorley termed the “better war.”

Sorley argued that the American strategy in the Vietnam War was flawed until Abrams implemented his “one war” plan. With ...


A Cup Of Imperial Taste: The Formation Of Ceramic Aesthetics Under Emperor Huizong (R. 1100-1126), Kexin Ma 2017 College of William and Mary

A Cup Of Imperial Taste: The Formation Of Ceramic Aesthetics Under Emperor Huizong (R. 1100-1126), Kexin Ma

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Ancient Chinese ceramics are objects of appreciation around the world and have been defined as works of art by the art world. My thesis, however, points out that the taken-for-granted idea that ceramics are born to be works of art in ancient China, is, in fact, a constructed interpretation. In the thesis, I ask the question: when and how were ceramics transformed from functional objects into works of art in ancient China? The thesis investigates the change of roles and imperial tastes of ceramics during the Tang-Song transition, and examines the formation of a new aesthetics of ceramics, combining two ...


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