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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 February 2018
... and a meticulous training process. This article captures the moment when vernacular Korean scriptural practices ascended the elite canon, which resulted in the emergence of high vernacular culture. It historicizes the gendered logic of representation in a male-authored historical archive to uncover the contours...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (4): 1055–1081.
Published: 01 November 2016
... quite unexpected cultural consequences. Because male elites prized the strenuous and laborious process of learning the Confucian classics, they denigrated easy vernacular Korean script as reflecting its users' intellectual and cultural inferiority. Women letter writers used the vernacular in innovative...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., literary specialist K senia C hizhova ’s “Bodies of Texts: Women Calligraphers and the Elite Vernacular Culture in Late Chosŏn Korea (1392–1910),” examines “the gendered logic of representation” involved in a “highly aestheticized practice with recognized social importance” involving “exquisite vernacular...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (1): 207–208.
Published: 01 February 2022
... system is distinct from the monadic Western Cartesian subject” (p. 123). The real treasure of this book is the lineage novel, a heroic protagonist in a story about court power, kinship norms, female literacy, and—rare creature!—an “elite vernacular” world in Sinitic Chosŏn Korea. A distinctive...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (2): 559–560.
Published: 01 May 2017
... engagement in both elite languages helped diverse communities formulate new political identities while transforming literary, aesthetic, and historical sensibilities in Persian and Sanskrit contexts. While other scholars have focused on cross-cultural encounters at the Mughal court, the impressive breadth...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (1): 258–259.
Published: 01 February 2021
... Kahn's idea of popular modernism, to argue for the importance of these “non-elites in actively shaping and engaging in cosmopolitanism and modernity without associations of high culture and elite manipulation” (p. 7). Keppy first explores the deep relationship between Luis Borromeo, a Filipino from...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (3): 667–686.
Published: 01 August 2015
... dynasty had maintained a diglossic culture in the literary space. While classical Chinese dominated the writings of the public realm, women mostly used vernacular Korean in the private realm. Men also used vernacular Korean when exchanging letters with female members of their family. Because classical...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1977) 36 (4): 734–735.
Published: 01 August 1977
... order" (P- 213). I was surprised to learn that "the problem of This book is a short general introduction to historiography in Communist China is limited to Chinese culture and society. The intention to periodization" (p. 80, italics added). Surely we combine the anthropology of folk culture with cannot...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (3): 541–560.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Aparna Kapadia Abstract The making of regional and national imaginaries in colonial South Asia and indigenous elites’ role in this process are well documented. Less clearly understood are the cultural and social elements that were subordinated to the regional formations that prevailed. By focusing...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1998) 57 (2): 568–569.
Published: 01 May 1998
...David L. Curley Idioms of Improvement: Vidyasagar and Cultural Encounter in Bengal . By Brian A. Hatcher . Calcutta : Oxford University Press , 1996 . xx, 307 pp. $29.95 (cloth). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 1998 1998 568 THE JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1974) 33 (4): 581–601.
Published: 01 August 1974
.... Thus, the western-educated, at least in Bombay, were never so isolated from either traditional culture or the non-urban sectors in Indian society as this hypothesis suggests.4 Western-educated intellectuals, moreover, were far from the sole elite found in urban centers. Concentration on the history...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2011) 70 (4): 979–982.
Published: 01 November 2011
... for the opportunity afforded by my participation in this roundtable to become acquainted with Lieberman's masterwork. List of References Mair Victor H . 1994 “ Buddhism and the Rise of the Written Vernacular in East Asia : The Making of National Languages ,” JAS 53 ( 3 ): 707 –51. Mair Victor H...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1993) 52 (3): 559–564.
Published: 01 August 1993
.... They share the assumption that the ultimate authority for a wide range of personal and public conduct lies in scripture. They also share a density of translation and commentary that is accentuated by the linguistic and cultural distance between the Arabic originals and the vernacular texts (often mediated...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1986) 45 (3): 634–635.
Published: 01 May 1986
... that British rule slowly but radically transformed traditional vernacular-speaking intellectuals. The leaders of the Independence Movement needed the intellectuals as intermediary elites in the mobilization of the masses. In accordance with the "laws of cultural dominance" the indigenous subcultures became...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of southern China, Ishwardas's text runs close to 400 pages and was patronized by a prominent stratum of Bombay's Gujarati-speaking commercial and bureaucratic elite. The primary intervention in this article is to analyze Ishwardas's account as a neglected relic of vernacular capitalism and vernacular...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1998) 57 (1): 6–37.
Published: 01 February 1998
.... The vernacularization of southern Asia is not only the most important cultural change in the late medieval world or perhaps we should say, in the early modern world that it helps to inaugurate but also the least studied. We have no coherent account of the matter for any region, let alone a connected history...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2011) 70 (4): 1204–1206.
Published: 01 November 2011
... courts but also among the popular (p. 2). It is no negligible historical fact that for a period in which entrenched language ideologies remained, for both Persian and Sanskrit, a transition to a vernacular mode, that had mobility in both elite and popular cultures, occurred with such vigor. Sharma argues...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (4): 1101–1104.
Published: 01 November 2021
... production of homeopathy as a “vernacular science” in Bengal (p. 11). A lot of scholarship involving the Bengali elite ( bhadralok ) currently exists, but Das focuses on a distinct group of bhadralok who were entrepreneurs and left out of earlier studies. Using homeopathy as a matter of contention, Das...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (3): 854–856.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., the Confucian dictate that the state should ensure that the people did not experience grievances gave a legal voice to non-elites, women, and other vulnerable members of society. Third, given this emphasis on grievances in legal culture, legal performance mainly centered on the expression of the emotion of wŏn...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2004) 63 (3): 781–783.
Published: 01 August 2004
... and modern scholars, who attempt to create a nation-based cultural eld, from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Chinese scholars, who attempted to create an elite genre through the literary gurations of romance (p. 3). This new interest in romance that is, eroticism in the vernacular genre of drama...