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Monstrous Maternity: Folkloric Expressions Of The Feminine In Images Of The Ubume, Michaela Leah Prostak 2018 Florida International University

Monstrous Maternity: Folkloric Expressions Of The Feminine In Images Of The Ubume, Michaela Leah Prostak

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The ubume is a ghost of Japanese folklore, once a living woman, who died during either pregnancy or childbirth. This thesis explores how the religious and secular developments of the ubume and related figures create a dichotomy of ideologies that both condemn and liberate women in their roles as mothers. Examples of literary and visual narratives of the ubume as well as the religious practices that were employed for maternity-related concerns are explored within their historical contexts in order to best understand what meaning they held for people at a given time and if that meaning has changed. These meanings ...


Text Mining In Chinese Ancient Attires, Lu Wang 2018 Western University

Text Mining In Chinese Ancient Attires, Lu Wang

Western Research Forum

Starting from the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BCE) when writing system appeared in China, clothing was recorded as symbols to denote social statuses. The hierarchical signification of clothing remained in the following dynasties until the end of imperial China in 1911. The imperial period produced twenty-five official dynastic histories with rich corpuses on the subject of attire, documenting regulations and prohibitions of detailed dress code, a subject being scarcely studied and treated with assumptions today. This research will use text mining tools to identify descriptive words of clothing that reflect Chinese hierarchal ideology from the twenty-five histories. The method is to ...


The Claremont Colleges Asian Studies Faculty Research Practices, Xiuying Zou, Carrie Marsh 2018 The Claremont Colleges Library

The Claremont Colleges Asian Studies Faculty Research Practices, Xiuying Zou, Carrie Marsh

Library Staff Publications and Research

A study on research practice and needs for library resource and service support of Asian studies faculty at The Claremont Colleges.


The Impact Of Immigration On Cold War Modernization Efforts: A Case Study Of South Korea, Shannon Hayes 2018 University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Impact Of Immigration On Cold War Modernization Efforts: A Case Study Of South Korea, Shannon Hayes

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

This paper explores the intersection of American foreign and domestic policies during the Cold War. The United States sought to foster political and economic alliances in the developing world in the 1950s and 1960s by employing a new foreign policy initiative: modernization theory. Governmental officials and non-state actors carried out these policies in areas of the globe considered the most susceptible to communist influences because of cultural practices and economic realities. However, even while American policymakers sought to modernize political and economic systems, the nation’s own immigration policies may have worked against these efforts. This paper will explore the ...


The Taiko Connection: Reclaiming History, Activating Equality, Tamiko Cavey 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Taiko Connection: Reclaiming History, Activating Equality, Tamiko Cavey

History

Taiko drumming has been a Japanese cultural art form from as early as the fifth century. A taiko "boom" in which ensemble groups gained popularity took off in Japan post-WWII, and in the United States during the late 1960s-early 1970s amid the Asian American Civil Rights Movement. In discussing the historical experiences of the burakumin outcastes of Japan and Japanese Americans, this paper explores how taiko has been used as a form of social activism for these marginalized groups, and how this cultural reclamation facilitates the process of developing self-identity.


War Aims And War Aims Discussions (China), Lukas K. Danner 2018 Florida International University

War Aims And War Aims Discussions (China), Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

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Succor In Smoke: A Historical And Comparative Analysis Of Incense And Moxibustion As Similar Agents Of Edification And Self-Cultivation, Hannah E. Matulek 2018 The College of Wooster

Succor In Smoke: A Historical And Comparative Analysis Of Incense And Moxibustion As Similar Agents Of Edification And Self-Cultivation, Hannah E. Matulek

Black & Gold

Since its origins in the Shang Dynasty nearly 3,000 years ago, traditional Chinese medicine has undergone many dramatic shifts and adapted to a wide range of cultural, social, religious and foreign pressures. One of the most notable changes is the attribution of the etiology of disease (as well as general poor health and behaviors) from volatile and dissatisfied external forces to manageable internal forces. This allowed for a flourishing of thought in Chinese medicine, for once granting an individual the power to influence his or her own health. Three religions—Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism—were also introduced to China ...


Mansplaining Vietnam: Male Veterans And America's Popular Image Of The Vietnam War, Gregory A. Daddis 2018 Chapman University

Mansplaining Vietnam: Male Veterans And America's Popular Image Of The Vietnam War, Gregory A. Daddis

History Faculty Articles and Research

Of the more than 3 million Americans who deployed to Southeast Asia during the United States' involvement in the Vietnamese civil war, only some 7,500 were women. Thus, it seems reasonable that memoirs, novels, and film would privilege the male experience when remembering the Vietnam War. Yet in the aftermath of South Vietnam's collapse, Americans' memory of the war narrowed even further, equating the conflict as a whole to the male combat veteran's story. This synthetic literary review examines some of the more lasting works sustaining the popular narrative of Vietnam, one that was constructed, in substantial ...


Knowledge And Power In Occupied Japan: U.S. Censorship Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki, May E. Grzybowski 2018 Bard College

Knowledge And Power In Occupied Japan: U.S. Censorship Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki, May E. Grzybowski

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


South Korean Nationalism And The Legacy Of Park Chung Hee: How Nationalism Shaped Park’S Agendas And The Future Korean Sociopolitical Landscape, Brandon L. Santos 2018 Chadron State College

South Korean Nationalism And The Legacy Of Park Chung Hee: How Nationalism Shaped Park’S Agendas And The Future Korean Sociopolitical Landscape, Brandon L. Santos

Chadron State Graduate Theses

Park Chung Hee (presidential term: 1961-1979) is, arguably, the most significant leader in the Korean Peninsula’s modern history. His governance has many trademark elements that have been thoroughly analyzed. These include his economic plans and violent dealings against his political opposition. One often overlooked variable, however, is the significant traces of early Korean nationalism (1890s-1930s) that defined his regime. Park employed these ideas, although controversial, to completely change a nation that was teetering on the brink of destruction into what is now, one of the most well-known republics in the world – economically, technologically, and culturally. It is important, therefore ...


Confrontations With Colonialism: Resistance, Revivalism And Reform Under British Rule In Sri Lanka 1796-1920, Vol 1, C. R. de Silva 2018 Old Dominion University

Confrontations With Colonialism: Resistance, Revivalism And Reform Under British Rule In Sri Lanka 1796-1920, Vol 1, C. R. De Silva

History Faculty Publications

(First paragraph) In one of the most challenging and thought-provoking history books published in Sri Lanka in the last decade, P. V. J. Jayasekera has used a wide variety of sources to challenge a number of existing interpretations relating to Sri Lanka under British colonial rule in the nineteenth century. While the book is based partly on his own doctoral dissertation completed in 1970, in Jayasekera’s own words “The scope and the foci of the original study have been substantially changed” (p. ix) in view of new theoretical approaches in the study of colonial history and the debates on ...


Cia In Laos: A Secret Collaboration Of Cia And Hmong, Mingze Linghu 2018 Bard College

Cia In Laos: A Secret Collaboration Of Cia And Hmong, Mingze Linghu

Senior Projects Fall 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Contested Identity And Making Sense Of Atrocity: Understanding The Rohingya Crisis In Myanmar, Christopher Andrew Long 2018 Bard College

Contested Identity And Making Sense Of Atrocity: Understanding The Rohingya Crisis In Myanmar, Christopher Andrew Long

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Myanmar’s recent transition towards democracy has caused western leaders to become increasingly optimistic about the future of human rights within the country. However, since emerging on the international stage in 2012, the Rohingya crisis has drastically upset such expectations, leaving the international community in complete shock over the issue. Attempting to shed light on this human rights tragedy, international media coverage has produced an overly simplified depiction of the Rohingya crisis. In addition, very little academic literature exists seeking to explain the root causes of the issue. By utilizing interviews conducted at the University of Mandalay this paper attempts ...


21st Century Chinese Art Market Boom, Ayca Deniz Ergin 2018 University of Pennsylvania

21st Century Chinese Art Market Boom, Ayca Deniz Ergin

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

This research paper provides a detailed analysis of how China has become the fastest growing art market around the world. How did the economic development in China led the country to the top in recent years, in contrast to its Western competitors? What is China’s role in the global art market scene? What changes have been made, in a socialist system, to accommodate foreign investors and what future changes should be made to sustain its growth?

Through focusing on the correlation between economic growth and art market expansions, this research develops the relationship through referencing various quantitative and qualitative ...


Ancient China And Its Eurasian Neighbors: Artifacts, Identity, And Death In The Frontier, 3000-700 Bce, Katheryn M. Linduff, Yan Sun, Wei Cao, Yuanqing Liu 2018 University of Pittsburgh

Ancient China And Its Eurasian Neighbors: Artifacts, Identity, And Death In The Frontier, 3000-700 Bce, Katheryn M. Linduff, Yan Sun, Wei Cao, Yuanqing Liu

Gettysburg College Faculty Books

This volume examines the role of objects in the region north of early dynastic state centers, at the intersection of Ancient China and Eurasia, a large area that stretches from Xinjiang to the China Sea, from c.3000 BCE to the mid-eighth century BCE. This area was a frontier, an ambiguous space that lay at the margins of direct political control by the metropolitan states, where local and colonial ideas and practices were reconstructed transculturally. These identities were often merged and displayed in material culture. Types of objects, styles, and iconography were often hybrids or new to the region, as ...


Determinism And The Problem Of Individual Freedom In Li Zehou’S Thought, Andrew Lambert 2018 City University of New York (CUNY)

Determinism And The Problem Of Individual Freedom In Li Zehou’S Thought, Andrew Lambert

Publications and Research

Li Zehou’s work can be understood as an account of a Chinese modernity, a vision for Chinese society that seeks to integrate three distinct philosophical approaches. These are Chinese history and culture, which Li understands as largely Confucian; Marxism, which has exerted such influence on a modernizing China; and Western learning more generally, as expressed by figures such as Immanuel Kant and Sigmund Freud. Li also frequently expresses the hope that a Chinese modernity will be one in which the importance of the individual is recognized, and rights and freedoms upheld (e.g., 2006, p. 182). But this stance ...


20_基礎教育, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃 2018 Lingnan University

20_基礎教育, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃

專題展覽

教育被視為培養人才和推動社會流動的主要途徑,香港的教育發展源遠流長,始於宋朝已有相關的文字記載。直至晚清時期,香港的教育制度與中國各省縣無異,民辦學塾是主要的教育場所。香港開埠後,由華人及宗教團體籌辦的學校紛紛成立,中西式教育並行發展,而港英政府亦逐步承擔教育策劃者的角色。戰後政府分階段發展教育,並以普及化作為發展方向,成功推行九年免費教育。此後,政府不斷增加對教育的投放,市民的教育水平持續提高,為香港社會及經濟發展提供了良好的基礎。


18_自然瑰寶, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃 2018 Lingnan University

18_自然瑰寶, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃

專題展覽

香港高樓大廈林立,人口稠密,卻擁有大片受保護地區,保護各種動植物及地質遺跡。1976年《郊野公園條例》通過,香港郊野公園的規模自此確立。海岸公園及海岸保護區自1980年末開始發展,現時共有五個海岸公園及一個海岸保護區,保護珍貴的海洋動植物。香港的岩石亦具有重大研究價值,政府設立地質公園,保護有過億年歷史的地質遺跡。米埔自然保護區是雀鳥天堂,上世紀各種漁農業活動促成今天的生態面貌;建立香港濕地公園旨在補償天水圍新市鎮發展所損失的生態環境,園內的人工濕地已成為不少動物的棲息之所。


15_四大工業, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃 2018 Lingnan University

15_四大工業, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃

專題展覽

「穿膠花」、「剪線頭」是不少老一輩香港人的集體回憶。1950年代,韓戰禁運、內地移民等因素促使香港工業起飛,使這個轉口港搖身一變成為世界工廠。當中「紡織及製衣業」、「塑膠及玩具業」、「鐘錶業」和「電子業」發展尤為突出,獲得了「四大工業」的美譽。這些港製產品價廉物美,遠銷歐美市場,取得了驕人成績,使「香港製造」品牌蜚聲國際。然而隨著內地在1978年推出改革開放政策,香港工廠相繼北移,四大工業亦逐步轉型。本展覽將介紹四大工業的發展,重溫香港製造業的黃金歲月。


19_運動競技, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃 2018 Lingnan University

19_運動競技, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃

專題展覽

現時不少香港人都熱愛參與足球和游泳等運動,原來許多體育項目最早是由英國人傳入。自1842年香港成為英國殖民地後,各種西式體育項目逐漸引入香港。起初,體育活動只是洋人的消遣娛樂。直至清末民初,中國屢遭西方列強侵略,人們提倡以「體育救國」,體育運動才開始在華人間流行。1960年代以後,政府著手推廣體育事務,不但加快興建各種運動設施,更投放大量資源培育人才,使體育運動愈加普及,香港的運動健兒在不同項目都有出色表現。


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