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Overlapping Scriptworlds: Chinese Literature As A Global Assemblage, Wai-chew Sim 2019 Nanyang Technological University

Overlapping Scriptworlds: Chinese Literature As A Global Assemblage, Wai-Chew Sim

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article “Overlappinig Scriptworlds: Chinese Literature as a Global Assemblage,” Wai-Chew Sim offers a globalist vision or understanding of Chinese literary studies/Sinophone studies. Deploying the notion of scriptworld (Damrosch), he examines how the Chinese, English, and Malay-language scriptworlds interact in the Southeast Asian context. He traces the rhizomatic connections between Joo Ming Chia’s Exile or Pursuit, a Singapore Sinophone text that explores multiple belongings, and two novels: M. L. Mohamed’s Confrontation (originally published as Batas Langit), and T.H. Kwee’s The Rose of Cikembang (originally published as Bunga Roos dari Cikembang). Tracing the sinophonicity of ...


Asher Ghaffar, Editor. History, Imperialism, Critique: New Essays In World Literature. Routledge, 2019., Laura L. Dennis 2019 University of the Cumberlands

Asher Ghaffar, Editor. History, Imperialism, Critique: New Essays In World Literature. Routledge, 2019., Laura L. Dennis

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of

Asher Ghaffar, editor. History, Imperialism, Critique: New Essays in World Literature. Routledge, 2019. viii + 238 pp.


Chang (Beer): A Social Marker, Ritual Tool, And Multivalent Symbol In Tibetan Buddhism, Kayla J. Jenkins 2019 Missouri State University

Chang (Beer): A Social Marker, Ritual Tool, And Multivalent Symbol In Tibetan Buddhism, Kayla J. Jenkins

MSU Graduate Theses

In this thesis, I analyze the use of beer (Tib. chang) in Tibetan tantric Buddhism and emphasize its importance for studying themes of purity and pollution, meaning, and power in this context. In doing so, I argue that beer functions as a social marker and influences gender dynamics in Tibet. Beer also functions as a religious ritual tool for transactions of power. Lastly, beer is present as a multivalent symbol in Tibetan tantric songs and stories, useful as both a negative and positive metaphor for qualities or states of mind. As something that informs social, religious, and literary worlds within ...


(Re-) Staging Translation: Meaningful Interaction With Hindu Devotional Objects In The Western Museum, Emma Efkeman 2019 William & Mary

(Re-) Staging Translation: Meaningful Interaction With Hindu Devotional Objects In The Western Museum, Emma Efkeman

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In this thesis, the Hindu devotional object will be tracked through many contexts and its role will change based on its geographic and cultural location. First, the original ritual context will be established, paying specific attention to ceremonial processes and actions that activate the objects. Next, I will sketch the approaches to interpretation used in the two museum spaces. In this movement between spaces, the Hindu object is de- and then re-contextualized. Museums can discover from this narrative the many ways that meaning is constructed, within and outside of a Western framework. It is this pivotal period of re-contextualization that ...


Textual Contents Of Pāli Samut Khoi-S: In Connection With The Buddha’S Abhidhamma Teaching In Tāvatiṃsa Heaven, Toshiya Unebe 2019 Nagoya University

Textual Contents Of Pāli Samut Khoi-S: In Connection With The Buddha’S Abhidhamma Teaching In Tāvatiṃsa Heaven, Toshiya Unebe

Manuscript Studies

This article provides an overview of the collections of Thai manuscripts in Japan, especially the Royal Manuscripts presented to the Kakuozan Nittaiji temple and other palm-leaf collections kept at Japanese universities and libraries. It also briefly discusses collec­tions of samut khoi (illustrated folding paper manuscripts) of the Phra Malai dating from the nineteenth to the early twentieth century preserved in museums and libraries in Japan.


Revealing The Face Of Islamophobia: A Critical Evaluation Of Western Feminism, Kelley Quinn 2019 Georgia College and State University

Revealing The Face Of Islamophobia: A Critical Evaluation Of Western Feminism, Kelley Quinn

The Corinthian

This paper will dive into the various pharisaical views and practices by governments and cultures through an intersectional feminist lens. Throughout the world, cultures shape the definition of appropriate and expected dress, particularly for women. In previous years, the covering of woman’s hair and/or face was a systemic oppression forced on by a patriarchal government. These women have made efforts to reclaim this clothing by enforcing a choice to wear or to not wear the garment. Western Feminism, however, still views these women as oppressed and forces them to remove their covering, such as making it illegal to ...


Family Matters: The Effects Of Filipino U.S. Air Force Membership Across Generations, Christina Reyes 2019 University of Colorado, Boulder

Family Matters: The Effects Of Filipino U.S. Air Force Membership Across Generations, Christina Reyes

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In my thesis, I explore the effects of Filipino U.S. Air Force membership on the family by analyzing the experiences of Filipino enlisted parents and their children. Through the lens of Filipino psychology terms utang na loob (“debt of gratitude”) and kapwa (interconnectedness, sharing an identity) and studies on “demilitarized domesticity” (Suarez, 2015) and “emotional transnationalism” (Wolf, 1997), I discuss the dissonant perspectives of Filipino parents and children regarding military membership. While Filipino parents willingly embraced the Air Force because it “took care” of them and their families, their children experienced more negative side effects, including parental absence and ...


Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 9: The South Asian Connection, Charles H. Smith, Sahotra Sarkar, Nirmali Wijegoonawardana 2018 Western Kentucky University

Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 9: The South Asian Connection, Charles H. Smith, Sahotra Sarkar, Nirmali Wijegoonawardana

Charles H. Smith

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823−1913) is best known for his natural history explorations and theoretical biology, but he was also a potent social critic on subjects ranging from land tenure and colonial policy to antivaccinationism and poverty. Here, one of his emphases in the latter domain is spotlighted: his interest in South Asian affairs. This extended to a variety of subjects in the areas of politics, economics, health, literature, sociology, etc., and to a degree that may have had some influence on the development of thought of some major South Asian figures, including Mahatma Gandhi and Ananda K. Coomaraswamy.  


River Of Dreams, Kaysone Syonesa 2018 Independent Scholar

River Of Dreams, Kaysone Syonesa

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

3 Lao American poems


An Exploratory Study Of Acculturation Experiences Of Graduate Student Immigrants At The University Of San Francisco, Courtney Lamar 2018 The University of San Francisco

An Exploratory Study Of Acculturation Experiences Of Graduate Student Immigrants At The University Of San Francisco, Courtney Lamar

Master's Theses

This study explores the shared challenges during the acculturation process of graduate student immigrants pursuing higher education in the United States. 13 graduate student immigrants at the University of San Francisco discuss their experiences of cultural adjustment into U.S. culture. Through qualitative interviews and thematic analysis, this study seeks to understand the acculturation experiences of graduate student immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States. This analysis is based on the individual-level experience examining attitudes and acculturation strategies in the dominant society. Analysis, possibly policy implication for institutions of higher education, and possible directions for future ...


Forbidden Citizens: The Chinese Diaspora Of Monterey Bay, Veronica Sanchez 2018 California State University, Monterey Bay

Forbidden Citizens: The Chinese Diaspora Of Monterey Bay, Veronica Sanchez

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The purpose of this essay is to educate California State University Monterey Bay students, the professors, and members of the Marina, Seaside, and Monterey community about the oppressive history that occurred in Pacific Grove towards the early Chinese who traveled to California. As far as research methods go, I read scholarly articles that included a history of the reoccurring conflicts between the Chinese fishermen and the business along Cannery Row, and books on what the Chinese endured while traveling to California. I attended events in the town of Pacific Grove that relate back to my topic, such as The Walk ...


Role Of Ict In Promoting Sustainable Consumption And Production Patterns - A Guideline In The Context Of Bangladesh, Molla E. Majid 2018 Curtin University of Technology

Role Of Ict In Promoting Sustainable Consumption And Production Patterns - A Guideline In The Context Of Bangladesh, Molla E. Majid

Journal of Environmental Sustainability

Sustainable development is of much focus now-a-days due to global warming and continuing depletion of natural resources. Implementation of sustainable consumption and production patterns is central to achieving sustainable development. Many countries along with the United Nations have reiterated this fact in multiple global platforms. Growing industrialisation and population growth are gradually making developing countries more and more susceptible to unsustainable patterns of production and consumption. Many governments are taking strategies to change this situation. Science and technology have been proven to be effective in fighting poverty and un-sustainability in many cases previously, and have the potential to be helpful ...


Mental Health Care In Bali: On & Off The Record, Sara M. Crane 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Mental Health Care In Bali: On & Off The Record, Sara M. Crane

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

No abstract provided.


How The Balinese See The Sea: Interpretations Of Oceanic Power, Margaret Dougherty 2018 SIT Study Abroad

How The Balinese See The Sea: Interpretations Of Oceanic Power, Margaret Dougherty

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

No abstract provided.


The Plastic Problem: Plastic Pollution In Bali, Kate Giesler 2018 SIT Study Abroad

The Plastic Problem: Plastic Pollution In Bali, Kate Giesler

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

With the fourth highest population and an ever-growing rate of plastic consumption, Indonesia is the second largest plastic polluter in the world (McCarthy, 2018). The country, which has only had plastic since the latter half of the 20th century, has staggeringly high rates of plastic waste which becomes pollution due to various factors. This paper examines the factors that go into why the rates of plastic pollution are so high, what people know about it and what is being done to help combat the problem. The four main topics explored are: laws, disposal methods, education and tourism. The study uses ...


From Organ To Gamelan: Javanese Catholic Musical Traditions In Yogyakarta, Central Java, Elizabeth Hamilton 2018 SIT Study Abroad

From Organ To Gamelan: Javanese Catholic Musical Traditions In Yogyakarta, Central Java, Elizabeth Hamilton

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

No abstract provided.


Silent Killers: Diabetes And The Active Ignorance Of Noncommunicable Disease In Bali, Madeleine Lambert 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Silent Killers: Diabetes And The Active Ignorance Of Noncommunicable Disease In Bali, Madeleine Lambert

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

In this paper, I will explore the growing burden of non-communicable diseases and specifically diabetes in Bali. I will study the general publics’ awareness and behaviors about noncommunicable diseases, as well as the attitudes and behaviors of diabetic patients towards their own condition. Furthermore, I will explore the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of diabetes, as well as the impact of the Indonesian national healthcare reform of 2014 on these issues. My objectives in this study were to explore the perspectives of both patients and healthcare providers towards diabetes, and to compare and contrast these perspectives both against each other and ...


Balance And Imbalance: The Necessity Of Natural Disasters In Balinese Hinduism, Lorin Foster DeMuth 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Balance And Imbalance: The Necessity Of Natural Disasters In Balinese Hinduism, Lorin Foster Demuth

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

No abstract provided.


Public Secrets & Private Identity: A Look Into Lesbi Lives In Bali, Kara Marler 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Public Secrets & Private Identity: A Look Into Lesbi Lives In Bali, Kara Marler

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

No abstract provided.


Tourism And Tensions: Shifting Dynamics Of Tourism In Ubud And The Effects On Balinese Painting, Celia Feal-Staub 2018 SIT Graduate Institute/SIT Study Abroad

Tourism And Tensions: Shifting Dynamics Of Tourism In Ubud And The Effects On Balinese Painting, Celia Feal-Staub

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

No abstract provided.


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