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Absent Presence: Li Yu’S Drama Wanli Yuan And Early Qing Sartorial Politics, Guojun Wang Oct 2013

Absent Presence: Li Yu’S Drama Wanli Yuan And Early Qing Sartorial Politics, Guojun Wang

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

Li Yu’s 李玉 Wanli yuan 萬里圓 (Thousand-li Reunion) is one of the few dramas in the early Qing period that directly addresses the topic of the Ming-Qing transition. Although Wanli yuan was never published in its entirety during the Qing Dynasty, its popular scenes circulated widely on stage, resulting in a series of “performance editions.” Oriented toward stage performance, most of Li Yu’s plays include detailed costume instruction. By contrast, almost none of the extant editions of Wanli yuan includes any costume instruction. Despite this absence, the dialogues and stage directions of the extant performance editions show that ...


The Emergence Of Singlehood In The 20th And Early 21st Century: Hong Kong, Japan, And Taiwan, Joanna Kang Oct 2013

The Emergence Of Singlehood In The 20th And Early 21st Century: Hong Kong, Japan, And Taiwan, Joanna Kang

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

In East Asia, Confucian philosophy is the dominant value system, especially its prominent doctrine of filial piety. Filial piety is a requirement of life, and being filial is an essential approach to acquire public recognition as an individual with integrity. The most unfilial and unforgivable behavior is being unmarried or sonless.[1] However, there are more and more Asian women who are immersed in this social milieu yet are choosing to embrace their singlehood. The liberation of Asian women is one of the momentous outcomes of Western modernization. This is also a trans-cultural trend that spans nations, societies, and ideologies ...


Abolition Is Not Just For Slavery: Abolishing Debtors’ Prison In America By Changing Debt From Criminal To Circumstantial, 1830-1831, Misty Hope Mar 2013

Abolition Is Not Just For Slavery: Abolishing Debtors’ Prison In America By Changing Debt From Criminal To Circumstantial, 1830-1831, Misty Hope

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

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A Moderate Jim Crow?: The Myth Of Atlanta In The Civil Rights Era, Nathan Helfrick Mar 2013

A Moderate Jim Crow?: The Myth Of Atlanta In The Civil Rights Era, Nathan Helfrick

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

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A War Ignored: A Collection Of Oral Histories, Brandon English, Josh Gwyn, Beau Torres, Miranda Ellis, Naveen Khan, Sarah Cavalcanti Mar 2013

A War Ignored: A Collection Of Oral Histories, Brandon English, Josh Gwyn, Beau Torres, Miranda Ellis, Naveen Khan, Sarah Cavalcanti

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

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Recovering A Sordid Past: Public Memory Of Scollay Square, Joan Ilacqua Mar 2013

Recovering A Sordid Past: Public Memory Of Scollay Square, Joan Ilacqua

Graduate History Conference, UMass Boston

Boston’s own entertainment district, Scollay Square, has been eradicated from Boston’s landscape, both physically and in public memory. In its prime, Scollay Square housed dime museums, theaters, burlesque attractions and its answer to Nathan’s hot dogs, Joe and Nemo’s. Eventually, Scollay Square deteriorated and was targeted for urban renewal. At present, Boston’s Government Center and City Hall Plaza occupy what once was a thriving local attraction. Beyond the plaque dedicated to the Howard Athenaeum, a strong public memory of Scollay Square is not evident in Boston. Following the rise and fall of Scollay Square and ...


Born Digital: Event-Driven Archives, Vincent Capone Mar 2013

Born Digital: Event-Driven Archives, Vincent Capone

Graduate History Conference, UMass Boston

The growth of the internet has brought numerous tools and opportunities for archivists to both enhance their collections and reach out to potential patrons. Archives across the globe have begun immense digitization efforts to bring collections into the digital age and make them accessible to a broader audience. But what challenges face new archives whose collections are born-digital? How do these archives prove that they are indeed an archival facility and not simply a memory institution? These questions have risen around numerous digital archives born in the past decade to document and commemorate social events and tragic disasters, including the ...