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Maritime Governance: How State Capacity Impacts Piracy And Sea Lane Security, Yuito Ishikawa 2018 William & Mary

Maritime Governance: How State Capacity Impacts Piracy And Sea Lane Security, Yuito Ishikawa

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Maritime piracy varies from place to place and from age to age. This thesis aims to explain the variation of piracy across time and space by exploring the capability of establishing maritime governance against piracy. The spatial variation in the number of piratical attacks is explained by calculating the state capacity for governing the surrounding seas called Sea Power Index. The thesis argues that pirates particularly target waters near a state with “medium” levels of sea power because such states are not capable of enforcing strict regulations on piracy but can provide enough infrastructure and economy for pirates to have ...


Ms-222: Lt. John M. Colestock ’65 Papers, Jeffrey L. Lauck 2018 Gettysburg College

Ms-222: Lt. John M. Colestock ’65 Papers, Jeffrey L. Lauck

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The collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and other documents related to the life of John M. Colestock ’65. Series 1 contains items from Colestock’s life before joining the U.S. Navy, while Series 2 includes all items from his service with the Navy until his death in 1969. Potential research interests lie in Gettysburg College’s Vietnam War connections, the personal history of Lt. John M. Colestock, and photographs from the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

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Ms-221: Cpt. Robert L. Morris ’66 Papers, Jeffrey L. Lauck 2018 Gettysburg College

Ms-221: Cpt. Robert L. Morris ’66 Papers, Jeffrey L. Lauck

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The collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and other documents related to the life of Robert L. Morris ’66. Series 1 includes a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and photographs from throughout Morris’s life, beginning with his childhood. Series 2 includes items from his life before joining the U.S. Air Force, specifically items related to his time as a student at Gettysburg College. Series 3 features photographs, awards, and other documents from his service in the U.S. Air Force through his death in 1972. Potential research interests lie in Gettysburg College’s Vietnam War connections, the personal history of ...


The Heritage-Making Conundrum In Asian Cities: Real, Transformed And Imagined Legacies, David OCON FERNANDEZ 2018 Singapore Management University

The Heritage-Making Conundrum In Asian Cities: Real, Transformed And Imagined Legacies, David Ocon Fernandez

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

The process of heritage-making is farfrom straightforward. Defining the meaning of heritage in young nations and citieswhere land availability is limited is a challenging exercise. It often crossesthe paths of history, religion, memory-shaping, development, andidentity-building. It requires fluent communication channels between civilsociety, local organisations and governments. Willingness to cooperate from allthe parties involved is essential; dialogue a must.In land-scarce or densely populated Asiancities, expansion and growth is colliding with the preservation of legacies, thepast and memory. This paper examines regional case studies from Hong Kong,Manila and Singapore, where preservation of cultural patrimony, development anddaily life follow conflicting paths ...


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 ...


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 ...


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。


17_淪陷歲月, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃 2018 Lingnan University

17_淪陷歲月, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃

專題展覽

1941年12月至1945年8月,香港在日本軍政府的統治下,經歷了三年零八個月的黑暗歲月。日軍不但以殘酷的手段管治香港,又強迫遣返市民歸鄉,加上糧食嚴重不足,導致不少市民無辜喪命。即使有幸生存的人,他們的生活亦苦不堪言。面對物資短缺、物價飆升,以及日軍的嚴密監管,大部分市民都過著三餐不繼、誠惶誠恐的生活。另一方面,為鞏固在港統治,日軍多方面施行日化政策,除了下令採用日式地名,還透過教育和政治宣傳等手段努力灌輸日本文化及價值觀念。 本展覽將會展示日治期間香港社會的狀況,以及市民的日常生活。


16_中英禁區, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃 2018 Lingnan University

16_中英禁區, 賽馬會香港歷史學習計劃

專題展覽

中英街是香港最具特殊意義的一條街。嚴格而言,中英街並不算一條街,它是港深兩地接壤的禁區中的一處邊界,只是中間沒有鐵絲網或圍牆之類的分界物而已。香港只擁有這條街一半的管轄權,另一半屬於深圳。冷戰時期,中英街是分隔世界兩大政治陣營的主要邊界之一;一邊是社會主義的中國,另一邊則由資本主義的英國管治。不過,中英街的邊界線只有疏落的幾座界石,兩邊分屬中港兩地的居民可以自由往來。中國改革開放之初,中英街是內地居民都期望一到的地方。最熱鬧時,一天就有近十萬人湧到這裏購物。本展覽將帶你走過中英街近百年潮起潮的變遷。


Divination And Deviation: The Problem Of Prediction And Personal Freedom In Early China, Yunwoo Song 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Divination And Deviation: The Problem Of Prediction And Personal Freedom In Early China, Yunwoo Song

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The question I address in my dissertation relates to the conundrum of the prediction of fate in early China. How did the early Chinese people predict the future, and to what degree did they believe that the predicted future is inevitable? I examine the history of divination from the Shang to the Han dynasties to show that the belief in the power of anthropomorphic spirits weakened, and the universe was gradually conceived of as working in regular cycles. The decreasing reliance on the power of spirits during the Shang period is reflected in changes in bone divination. And divination texts ...


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