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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (4): 861–886.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... This discussion concerns a basic problem of material religion, that even ensouled, numinous, or otherwise empowered materials are subject to material decay. In the three cases presented and in many other places as well, the images are produced in commercial workshops where knowing craftsmanship entangles (what we...
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Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 5. Material religion in action, altar of a ritual master and spirit medium, Red River Delta, Vietnam. Photo by Laurel Kendall. More
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Journal of Asian Studies (1997) 56 (2): 481–482.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Elfriede R. Knauer BOOK REVIEWS CHINA AND INNER ASIA 481 Silk and Religion. An Exploration of Material Life and the Thought of People A.D. 600-1200. By X I N R U Liu. Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras: Oxford University Press, 1996. viii, 235 pp. $22.95. Xinru Liu is the director of the Department...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1960) 19 (2): 216–218.
Published: 01 February 1960
...Leon Hurvitz Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 1960 1960 Japanese Religion and Philosophy: A Guide to Japanese Reference and Research Materials . By Donald Holzman , with Motoyama Yukihiko and others. The University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (3): 777–778.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Ronald Suleski Materializing Magic Power: Chinese Popular Religion in Villages and Cities . By Wei-Ping Lin . Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center , 2015 . xiv, 203 pp. ISBN: 9780674504363 (cloth). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2017...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1970) 30 (1): 195.
Published: 01 November 1970
...W. H. M. Creemers The New Religions of Japan. A Bibliography of Western-Language Materials . By H. Byron Earhart . xi, 73 pp. Appendices, Author Index, Topical Index. $5.75. Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 1970 1970 BOOK REVIEWS 195 Harvard East Asian Series, most...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2001) 60 (4): 1085–1114.
Published: 01 November 2001
... deeper material forces or as symbolic expressions of misrecognized social interests. As Pierre Bourdieu one of the most sophisticated recent representatives of this tradition explains his own method, he wishes to "utilize the economic model to extend materialist critique into the realm of religion...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (1): 181–203.
Published: 01 February 2018
... and effects social bonds. This understanding developed as Chinese poets and literary critics engaged with Tagore's critique of Western materialism and his positioning of Asian religious sensibilities in contrast to Western materialism. Tagore's view promoted literature as a medium connecting religion...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1995) 54 (2): 347–354.
Published: 01 May 1995
... ARBUCKLE in her contribution to Women in World Religions. A much earlier article, still useful though perhaps overly rationalizing, is "The Confucianist Theory of Mourning, Sacrificial and Wedding Rites," Fung Yu-lan 1931. This and much of the other secondary material on Confucian ritual in Western...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (1): 3–21.
Published: 01 February 2022
... heralds a range of publics in which technē (crafting, fabricating, or making) is an exalted activity and public concern. Using “technophany” as a conceptual framework, we argue that deifications of technology and technicity sit at the core of Vishwakarma worship. Rather than treat religion and technology...
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Far Eastern Quarterly (1953) 12 (2): 163–172.
Published: 01 February 1953
... are not popular among religious leaders who seek to meet the challenge of "atheistic materialism" by unifying all of Christendom, and all religions, in a crusade. "Christianity" cannot be the all-inclusive symbol unless the existing religions of the East give way. And "Christianity" may not even prove viable...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1987) 46 (3): 603–616.
Published: 01 August 1987
... of the material contained in this text, a number of the wall the nine great apostles of Islam in Java were Chinese, as were the first Sultans of Demak, the first significant Muslim principality in Java. This claim has led the Indonesian minister of religion to speak of an attempt to "sinicize" the history...
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Far Eastern Quarterly (1956) 15 (4): 497–505.
Published: 01 August 1956
... was synthesized in a systematic plan. That diverse sources contributed to its making is obvious, but to identify each of them, to survey all the material accepted, and to be reasonably precise in the innumerable details that such a study involves, seems a stupendous and baffling task. It is possible, however...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2013) 72 (3): 691–693.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... Although the latter postdates her target period, it incorporates the early twelfth-century Song imperial canon (which in turn included earlier works from the Six Dynasties through the Tang period). She rightly asserts that visual materials are primary sources for the study of religions, not “illustrations...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (3): 782–784.
Published: 01 August 2015
... , deeply implicated in the quotidian activities of merit-making that undergird relations between laity and monks, sets this book firmly among the growing body of works concerning material religion in Southeast Asia. Written for a wide audience, the book does not address theoretical issues concerning...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (4): 835–838.
Published: 01 November 2017
... national setting. The first of these pieces is L aurel K endall ’s AAS presidential address, “Things Fall Apart: Material Religion and the Problem of Decay,” while the second is M ichael H erzfeld ’s “Thailand in a Larger Universe: The Lingering Consequences of Crypto-Colonialism,” a “Reflections” essay...
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Journal of Asian Studies 10290923.
Published: 03 April 2023
... Press , 2021 . xix, 336 pp. ISBN: 9781478011392 (cloth/paper). © 2023 the Association of Asian Studies 2023 Book Reviews South Asia 269 SOUTH ASIA Material Religion: Ordinary Repertoires and Multiscalar Infrastructures Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds. By Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger...
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Far Eastern Quarterly (1953) 12 (3): 312–314.
Published: 01 May 1953
... time a text is prepared, furnishing findings of archaeology, excellent illustrations of architecture, sculpture and painting and a historical sketch for each of the religions treated. With relevant material thus drawn together, the student can more easily gain a full-bodied impression of each historic...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2023) 82 (2): 269–272.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of materiality and agency within the space-time of modern India and the diaspora. Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger is a scholar of religion known for her ethnographies of “everyday” religion in India. She has a knack for rich description enlivened by firsthand encounters; her books tend to be accessible and engaging...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2023) 29 (1): 171–172.
Published: 01 November 1969
... the previously mentioned bibliography by fifteen years. However, a more profitable brief and up to date bibliographical treatment of Western materials concerning Shinto is Kitagawa's section "The Religions of Japan" in A Reader's Guide to the Great Religions (Free Press: 1965). One must conclude that in terms...