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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (4): 707–725.
Published: 01 November 2022
... in the discursive field. The article contends that the emergence of communicative rationality in the public sphere is unlikely to be facilitated by a singular and unitary modern public whose participants have commensurable languages and worlds. This argument is elaborated through an analysis of a public debate...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (3): 577–600.
Published: 01 August 2019
... “secular” and “religious” authorities engendered the division of substantially commensurable groups into “caste Hindu” and “tribal” societies. In demarcating borders along the “natural barrier” between the states, the British had severed a politically potent grassroots theocracy from its underlings...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2013) 72 (2): 417–421.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Hindus burned to death, most observers have argued that the response was not commensurate with the attack, and, of course, it targeted not the criminals who may have set the fire, but a community of Muslims 100 miles away. Riot Politics: Hindu-Muslim Violence and the Indian State . By Ward...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1982) 42 (1): 184–185.
Published: 01 November 1982
... commensurability between the realities being compared, but the Advaitin seems to preclude this commensurability with the claim that Brahman-Atman is completely beyond this ordinary world. The third chapter explores the ways in which Advaita confronts the problem of moving from knowledge of ordinary embodied...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (1): 250–252.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., what Biedermann offers is a reflection on the interconnected world of the 1500s, where conquest happened but after a long prelude where commensurability allowed dialogue between the various parties. In the first half of the book, Biedermann suggests that while some ideas and the political idioms...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1989) 48 (4): 864.
Published: 01 November 1989
... nor Japan has proposed a future relationship that approaches what Kataoka and Myers suggest: that Japan "develop a new defense force capability commensurate with its economic power and diplomatic responsibilities in the region" (p. 109) and that the two nations form a "military partnership. . . based...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2008) 67 (4): 1484–1485.
Published: 01 November 2008
... distinctions be taken “to have always been political” (p. 9). Second, the book pushes for an understanding of ritual “in itself and for itself” (p. 11), locating religious rituals within a ceremonial field of commensurable practices rather than within a social and political context (such as Brahminism and anti...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2009) 68 (3): 947–949.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., the shared imagery, and the shared verses and ceremonies of the bridal and funeral laments show “the intrinsic commensurability of the two rites of transition: marriage and death” (p. 114). It should be noted, however, that while the details of the local landscape and the marriage economy, discussed...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (1): 235–236.
Published: 01 February 2015
... observation in family courts in Kolkata and Dhaka, she considers the possible occlusions and erasures in mandates to produce commensurability between intimate acts and the language of the law. Several authors consider the role of the postcolonial state and NGOs in the making of new social and sexual norms...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2024) 83 (1): 173–175.
Published: 01 February 2024
... and in Chinese contexts and concerns, along with those arising from Euro-American sources. The result is a rich multidimensionality commensurate with that achieved by the literary practitioners whose work Xiao so patiently and strategically unfolds for us in English. Those six studies, while not thus divided...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2013) 72 (4): 831–848.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of Islamic practice, “seeking wealth and prestige [are] presented as being in line with Islamic precepts” (Ong 1999 , 204). Thus, Islam is used to denote ethnic Malays, and the state has promoted a style of Islamic practice that is fully commensurable with capitalism and the state's project of modernization...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2014) 73 (2): 526–527.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Province), and at the Northern Peak Temple (Beiyue miao, Hebei Province). Gesterkamp excels particularly in the way he uses visual and site-specific clues to identify the deities in these paintings. However, his detailed analysis of the Northern Peak Temple paintings also raises issues of commensurability...
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Far Eastern Quarterly (1949) 8 (2): 230–231.
Published: 01 February 1949
... important, if not much more decisive, reason for this important change arose from internal political pressures. An all-powerful presidency simply was not in harmony with a situation where the president could not command political backing commensurate with the wide powers he sought to exercise. Conformance...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (4): 1056–1057.
Published: 01 November 2020
... simultaneously invoke pity, in calling for a decent living wage, and reason, in arguing for fair wages commensurate with the type of work performed. While violations of laws protecting the rights of pregnant or nursing workers might provoke a grievance letter, these texts invoke law as “a moral resource...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (2): 532–534.
Published: 01 May 2016
... resources commensurate to the West and wield considerable influence in the Global South. But Kim implies that South Korean missionaries will not be able to forge their own path forward as long as white American evangelicalism remains the model to emulate and the goal to surpass. Scholars of Korean...
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Far Eastern Quarterly (1954) 14 (1): 120–121.
Published: 01 November 1954
..., the book as a whole fails to leave a total impression commensurate with the richness of its content. Detail piled upon detail, while fascinating at first, eventually numbs the reader's senses until he becomes profoundly indifferent to the fact that Tokyo's fire alarm telephone call-number was 119...
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Far Eastern Quarterly (1945) 4 (4): 393–394.
Published: 01 August 1945
... as in war by facing the fact that it will have to assume international responsibilities commensurate with its great military power. The author takes up the position in a most dogmatic way that to play this role effectively in international affairs the many bases all over the world being won from the enemy...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1975) 35 (1): 5–6.
Published: 01 November 1975
... commensurate with the growth of research in the field a growth expressed in the present accumulation of manuscripts accepted and awaiting publication. Current costs of publishing, printing, and postage forbid any further expansion in the size of theJournal. What should be the editorial policy, given...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2001) 60 (3): 902–903.
Published: 01 August 2001
... commensurable with the revealed truths of the Gospel). One encounters in these chapters a less original mind than might be supposed (Thomistic syntheses, after all, are nothing new); yet the fact that Brahmabandhab immersed himself in Vedanta, which had long been anathema to Christian critics, speaks volumes...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 February 2019
... and religion were thought to be compatible or commensurable: the larger the gift, in fact, the more merit that accrued, and thus the greater the chances of salvation. Juhn Ahn's Buddhas and Ancestors takes aim at the dominant historical narratives regarding the role of Buddhism in the demise of Koryŏ...