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Make Love And War: Chinese Popular Romance In Greater East Asia, 1937-1945, Chun-Yu Lu 2016 Washington University in St. Louis

Make Love And War: Chinese Popular Romance In Greater East Asia, 1937-1945, Chun-Yu Lu

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

My dissertation examines Chinese popular romances produced and consumed in the Japanese colonized and occupied regions, including Taiwan, Manchukuo, and Shanghai, during the Second Sino-Japanese War. I investigate the complex relationships between emotion, representation, and consumption vis--vis wartime discourses and sociopolitical turmoil. Through extensive archival research in Taiwan, China and Japan, I (re)discovered and reevaluated five important wartime popular romance writers and their works. In addition to fiction, sequels, film and stage play adaptations, Japanese translation and readers/viewers responses all together create the cultural phenomena of the popular romance genre. In this dissertation I ask the following questions ...


Biểu Đạt Căn Tính Di Dân Trên Quê Hương Việt-Mỹ Và Tại Hải Ngoại 1975-2015:Từ Những Tự Phát Sắc Tộc Đến Thể Hiện Toàn Cầu, Trangdai Glassey-Tranguyen 2016 Vietnamese Diasporas Projects

Biểu Đạt Căn Tính Di Dân Trên Quê Hương Việt-Mỹ Và Tại Hải Ngoại 1975-2015:Từ Những Tự Phát Sắc Tộc Đến Thể Hiện Toàn Cầu, Trangdai Glassey-Tranguyen

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Từ khi cuộc chiến Việt Nam kết thúc ngày 30 tháng Tư, 1975, nhiều đợt người Việt di tản, tỵ nạn, và di dân đã đến Hoa Kỳ và xây dựng một mái ấm mới trên toàn quốc. Quận Cam, California, là nơi tập trung người Mỹ gốc Việt nhiều nhất từ năm 1975, và được mệnh danh là “thủ đô tỵ nạn của người Việt” tại hải ngoại. Tôi cho rằng có một nền văn học và truyền thông tiếng Việt tự phát, sung mãn – tuy chưa được nghiên cứu thoả đáng – tại Quận Cam và quê hương Việt-Mỹ ...


Hydroelectric Dams: The Lao Government's Luxury Trap, M.K. Laurel 2016 Salve Regina University

Hydroelectric Dams: The Lao Government's Luxury Trap, M.K. Laurel

ENV 434 Environmental Justice

The research of the Lao government, its hydroelectric dams, and its responses to its project was done through an environmental justice lens. It is an interdisciplinary research that explores the political corruption, the role of media, and the environment in order to frame the Lao government and the reasoning behind their unjust activities.


Pregnancy And Childbirth Practices Among Immigrant Women From India: “Have A Healthy Baby”, Rama Cousik, M. Gail Hickey 2016 Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

Pregnancy And Childbirth Practices Among Immigrant Women From India: “Have A Healthy Baby”, Rama Cousik, M. Gail Hickey

The Qualitative Report

In India, practices relating to pregnancy, childbirth and child development have been rooted in cultural beliefs and traditions that are based on knowledge contained in ancient Indian texts. Many Indians residing across the globe continue to observe these practices. Some may find it challenging to do so when they are residing abroad, away from familiar surroundings and separated from their extended families. A small body of research exists that shows that migrant Indian women do observe traditional maternal practices based on cultural beliefs, but there is a need to learn more about how this knowledge is acquired, disseminated and preserved ...


Courting And Consorting With The Global: The Local Politics Of An Emerging World Heritage Site In Sulawesi, Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams 2016 Loyola University Chicago

Courting And Consorting With The Global: The Local Politics Of An Emerging World Heritage Site In Sulawesi, Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams

Kathleen M. Adams

No abstract provided.


Articulation And Acoustics Of Kannada Affricates: A Case Of Geminate /ʧ/, Alexei Kochetov, N. Sreedevi 2016 University of Toronto

Articulation And Acoustics Of Kannada Affricates: A Case Of Geminate /ʧ/, Alexei Kochetov, N. Sreedevi

Alexei Kochetov

Affricates have been observed to be problematic in phonological acquisition and disordered speech across languages, due to their relatively complex spatial and temporal articulatory patterns. Remediation of difficulties in the production of affricates requires understanding of how these sounds are typically produced. This study presents the first systematic articulatory and acoustic investigation of voiceless geminate affricate /ʧ/ in Kannada (a Dravidian language), compared to the palatal glide and the voiceless dental stop. Ultrasound data from 10 normal speakers from Mysore, India revealed that /ʧ/ is produced with the tongue shape intermediate between the palatal glide and the dental stop, and ...


Brown: The Asianization Of The U.S. Racial Divide, Radha Modi 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Brown: The Asianization Of The U.S. Racial Divide, Radha Modi

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

What role does skin color play in the racial experiences of new immigrant groups as they settle in the U.S.? To answer this question, I systematically examine the role of skin color in structuring experiences of race and ethnicity for second generation South Asians, a group characterized as doing well economically and thus seen as a model for contemporary assimilation. Through 120 in-depth interviews and supplemental ethnographic observations, I find that skin color is central to the routine racial experiences of the second generation. South Asian racial formation is dually impacted by both the U.S. racial classification system ...


Aesthetics Of Sovereignty: The Poetic And Material Worlds Of Medieval Jainism, Sarah Pierce Taylor 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Aesthetics Of Sovereignty: The Poetic And Material Worlds Of Medieval Jainism, Sarah Pierce Taylor

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

"Aesthetics of Sovereignty" explores how premodern religious communities employed narrative as a site to imagine ideal political worlds in ways that exceeded the capacity of formal philosophical and politico-theoretical discourse. Taking the Digambara Jain community of the ninth and tenth-century western Deccan as my primary focus, I argue that Jains theorized, modeled, and continually revised what it meant to be both a king and a Jain through literary and material improvisations with the narrative of the first Tīrthaṅkara Ādinātha (a genre known as the Ādipurāṇa). From the proposition that worldly sovereignty culminates in renunciation in Jinasēna’s Ādipurāṇa (c. 860 ...


The Beds Of Empire: Power And Profit At The Pearl Fisheries Of South India And Sri Lanka, C. 1770-1840, Samuel Miles Ostroff 2016 University of Pennsylvania

The Beds Of Empire: Power And Profit At The Pearl Fisheries Of South India And Sri Lanka, C. 1770-1840, Samuel Miles Ostroff

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The Gulf of Mannar—the shallow body of water between present-day India and Sri Lanka—was one of the largest sources of natural pearls in the world for at least two millennia. This dissertation focuses on a relatively brief period during which managerial control over the human and natural resources of the pearling industry transferred from Dutch to British powers. The late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries also witnessed a shift in political economic thought, as classical liberalism dislodged mercantilism as the prevailing framework for interpreting the relationship between the state and economy. The Company and Crown governments brought an ...


“If Apprehending Occurs, It Is Not The View” — Sakya Thinkers On The Madhyamaka View Of Freedom From Proliferations, Yaroslav Komarovski 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“If Apprehending Occurs, It Is Not The View” — Sakya Thinkers On The Madhyamaka View Of Freedom From Proliferations, Yaroslav Komarovski

Faculty Publications, Classics and Religious Studies Department

The Sakya thinkers whose views were addressed in this paper are consistently in agreement regarding what freedom from proliferations is, how it is utilized in contemplative practice, and how it is located within the broader universe of non-tantric and tantric Buddhism. Freedom from proliferations is not an object, and transcends all categories of existence, nonexistence, etc. Consequently, it cannot be approached and described in the same way we understand and describe colors, tastes, ideas, etc. Yet, it is also not a nonexistent thing similar to rabbit horns and other types of falsely imagined phenomena. It can be realized, but only ...


Chronicling Catastrophe And Constructing Urban Destruction: Asai Ryōi's Musashi Abumi And Kanameishi, Michael A. Levine 2016 University of Colorado at Boulder

Chronicling Catastrophe And Constructing Urban Destruction: Asai Ryōi's Musashi Abumi And Kanameishi, Michael A. Levine

Asian Languages & Civilizations Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This thesis examines two works by Asai Ryōi (?-1691) 浅井了意 that depict urban disasters. The first is Musashi abumi むさしあぶみ (1661), which deals with a fire that ravaged Edo in 1657; the second is Kanameishi かなめいし (ca. 1662), which is about an earthquake that occurred in Kyoto in 1662. Despite being written by the same person, these works use very different strategies in their respective representations of urban catastrophe. In engaging these texts, I focus on the various contexts in which Ryōi wrote them—contexts related to place, literary tradition, and the catastrophic events themselves—to illuminate why these works ...


"It's Getting Gangsa Up In Here": Balinese Gamelan In The Western Academy, Ruadhan Davis Ward 2016 Bard College

"It's Getting Gangsa Up In Here": Balinese Gamelan In The Western Academy, Ruadhan Davis Ward

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Relationality In Female Hindu Renunciation As Told Through The Life Story Of Swāmī Āmritanandā Gīdī, Morgan Sweeney 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder

Relationality In Female Hindu Renunciation As Told Through The Life Story Of Swāmī Āmritanandā Gīdī, Morgan Sweeney

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper aims to complicate and expand our understanding of relationality in female Hindu asceticism through the holistic retelling of Swāmī Āmritanandā Gīdī’s life story. Renunciation, a specific type of asceticism in which its initiates (m. sannyāsī; f. sannyāsīnī) renounce worldly pleasures in pursuit of spiritual liberation, is textually defined as ideally male and solitary. However, this ideal definition disregards the complexities of lived renunciation, especially of female sannyāsīs. The case study presented in this paper was gathered during a study abroad program through the University of Wisconsin at Madison during the fall of 2014 in Vārānasī, India. The ...


Understanding Postcolonial South Asian Communities Through Bollywood, Noor A. Asif 2016 Scripps College

Understanding Postcolonial South Asian Communities Through Bollywood, Noor A. Asif

Scripps Senior Theses

Inspired by my personal experience as a South Asian-American, I chose to create a series of paintings that seek to analyze the relationship between South Asians and a Western environment. I was further influenced by Bollywood painted posters, which I argue encapsulate postcolonial aesthetics in the form of fair skin, colored eyes, and exoticism. Moreover, I believe that Bollywood has continued to disseminate these aesthetics to the South Asian collective community. Bollywood and its implicit fascination with the West, in addition to its inherently South Asian identity, embody the struggle that many South Asians face. This struggle, which I as ...


The Lived Experiences Of South Asian Same-Sex Attracted Women Residing In The United States, Surinder Kaur Bal 2016 Walden University

The Lived Experiences Of South Asian Same-Sex Attracted Women Residing In The United States, Surinder Kaur Bal

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

South Asian same-sex attracted women in the United States experience discrimination and marginalization that puts them at an increased risk for mental health issues. Research shows their rates of counseling and psychotherapy use are low due to perceptions of stigma, lack of knowledge, and concerns about culturally insensitive treatment plans. Mental health providers lack the literature needed to inform culturally sensitive treatment plans to address these concerning gaps in services, and an extensive literature review found no studies on the lived experiences of this population. Guided by feminist theory, this research study examined how discrimination, oppression, and marginalization mold women ...


The Implementation Of Governance To Counter Islamist Militancy In Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, David Robert DiOrio 2016 Walden University

The Implementation Of Governance To Counter Islamist Militancy In Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, David Robert Diorio

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Militancy inspired by Islamists is escalating globally, and government action is necessary to protect vulnerable populations. Security professionals generally agree that governance may complement the use of force to defeat militants; however, current doctrine does not address the concurrent integration of governance in a comprehensive strategy. This interpretive case study explored Pakistan's application of governance during the 2009 Khyber operation in Swat Valley, code-named Operation Rah-e-Rast. The central research question focused on how governance activities were integrated with military operations to subdue militancy. Data were collected through interviews with 6 planners, Pakistani secondary source survey data, and government artifacts ...


Võ Phiến And The Sadness Of Exile, John C. Schafer 2016 Humboldt State University

Võ Phiến And The Sadness Of Exile, John C. Schafer

Trade & Scholarly Monographs

Võ Phiến and the Sadness of Exile describes the life and work of one of the most respected writers in the Vietnamese diaspora. A well-known writer in Vietnam before he sought refuge in the United States in 1975, Võ Phiến continued to write in the U.S. He published numerous stories and essays and edited a seven-volume collection of works written in South Vietnam from 1954 - 1975. In this first book-length study in English of a modern Vietnamese writer, Schafer introduces readers to an author who has much to teach us about war, revolution and exile in a strange land.


The Rise Of The Global South, The Imf And The Future Of Law And Development, Gabriel Garcia 2015 University of Wollongong

The Rise Of The Global South, The Imf And The Future Of Law And Development, Gabriel Garcia

Dr Gabriel Garcia

Following the onset of the Asian Financial Crisis the world has witnessed a re-accommodation of the global financial system. In the particular case of middle-income countries they have disentangled themselves from the conditionality of the IMF and grown into more assertive actors in international forums, proposing new alternative mechanisms to become more financially independent and for the provision of development assistance. This article critically reviews the new reality by assessing the strategies deployed by developing countries to reduce the IMF’s influence, and explores the potential consequences of the rise of middle-income nations for Law and Development.


The Multidimensionality Of Schoolgirl Dropouts In Rural Bangladesh, Tiffany Yancey 2015 University of San Francisco

The Multidimensionality Of Schoolgirl Dropouts In Rural Bangladesh, Tiffany Yancey

Master's Theses

This thesis outlines the underlying causes for girl dropouts in the secondary school system of rural Bangladesh and assesses the barriers that affect adolescent girls and their families. The complex dynamics of the historical context within the patriarchal-dominant structure of society creates a system that hinders girls’ education and forces them into marriage at an early age. Poverty and lack of parental involvement in schools, as well as societal traditions and lack of government infrastructure play an enormous role and are the main structural factors that are linked to schoolgirl dropouts in this study. This thesis also analyzes previous education ...


A Localized Approach To The Origins Of Pottery In Upper Mesopotamia, Elizabeth Gibbon 2015 University of Toronto

A Localized Approach To The Origins Of Pottery In Upper Mesopotamia, Elizabeth Gibbon

Laurier Undergraduate Journal of the Arts

No abstract provided.


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