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Journal of Asian Studies (1964) 23 (S1): 151–197.
Published: 01 June 1964
...Edward B. Harper Abstract Beliefs about ritual purity and ritual impurity form some of the most all-pervasive themes in Hindu culture. They are the basis of “orthoprax” Brahmanism in that only a ritually pure individual may approach the higher gods. Brahmanic concepts concerning pollution relate...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (4): 1161–1163.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Liza Weinstein Governing the Urban in India and China: Land Grabs, Slum Clearance, and the War on Pollution . By Xuefei Ren . Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press , 2020 . 208 pp. ISBN: 9780691203393 (paper). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2022 2022...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (2): 517–518.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Mary Alice Haddad Resigned Activism: Living with Pollution in Rural China . By Anna Lora-Wainwright . Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press , 2017 . xxxv, 229 pp. ISBN: 9780262036320 (cloth, also available in paper and as e-book). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2018...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1978) 37 (4): 797–798.
Published: 01 August 1978
...David Wurfel Pollution and Politics in the Philippines . By Ross Marlay . Athens : Ohio University Center for International Studies (Southeast Asia Series No. 43), 1977 . ix , 121 pp. Illustrations. $6.00 Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 1978 1978 BOOK...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2002) 61 (1): 251–253.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Karen Colligan-Taylor Minamata: Pollution and the Struggle for Democracy in Postwar Japan . By Timothy S. George . Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 2001 . xxi , 385 pp. $45.00 (cloth). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2002 2002 BOOK REVIEWS JAPAN 251...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2011) 70 (3): 859–861.
Published: 01 August 2011
...” and other “little deaths” are a “pollution of which one must be cleansed” (p. 79). These events are the background to Ron Barrett's ethnographic study of Aghori healing. Chapter I includes his big idea: a model of two different schema for the notion of pollution and its treatment. Under...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2008) 67 (2): 699–700.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... He does not pretend to have all the answers or presume to decide for the Chinese government or Chinese citizens how to balance conflicting social goals such as economic growth and pollution control. At the same time, he does not just point out shortcomings or throw his hands up in the air in despair...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (2): 529–535.
Published: 01 May 2017
...: Nature, Pollution, and Politics in Japan, 1870–1950 . By Robert Stolz . Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press , 2014 . 288 pp. ISBN: 9780822356905 (cloth, also available in paper). 6 Conrad D. Totman...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1987) 46 (3): 703–704.
Published: 01 August 1987
...Carol Laderman Primitive Polluters: Semang Impact on the Malaysian Tropical Rain Forest Ecosystem . By A. Terry Rambo . Anthropological Papers 76. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan, Museum of Anthropology , 1985 . xvi, 104 pp. Maps, Figures, Tables, Plates, References. $8.00 (paper...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1983) 42 (2): 291–307.
Published: 01 February 1983
...Robert M. Hayden Abstract The standard view of excommunication as severe, unusual punishment in India is shown to be inaccurate regarding a caste in Maharashtra. An alternative concept, centering on suspension from caste as an inevitable response to the pollution always incurred with any violation...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1976) 36 (1): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 1976
..., provides us with a wide variety of monopolies. These groups restrict access to the sacred, just as economic monopolies corner markets. Access to the sacred can be controlled in various ways—e.g., by maintaining an exclusive kinship tie with the gods (clans), by means of a purity-pollution complex (caste...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2014) 73 (4): 989–1000.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of plant and animal species; and widespread pollution of sky, sea, and land make clear the extent to which humans have shaped global ecologies. An understanding of Asia—home to more than half the world's population, an increasingly significant contributor to global carbon dioxide emissions, the site...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Province. This is near the steel-making city of Handan and one of the most polluted parts of China. I had been there several times and was fascinated with the idea that this area could also be home to elaborate, multi-day rituals that seemed otherwise not to exist in North China. According to Johnson's...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (4): 707–725.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., deepening divides. This article argues that the need to protect the spiritual domain from the polluting touch of the material domain led to the breakdown of communicative rationality. Moreover, Gandhi's purification ceremony for readmission to the caste reinforces the fact that he and the Modh Baniyas...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (1): 248–250.
Published: 01 February 2020
... around the globe for episodes of environmental pollution and the ways in which the bodies of citizens have, often in horrific ways, exhibited the violence of unchecked industrial capitalism embodied in streams of cadmium, methylmercury, and other toxic chemicals. While in popular global imaginings Japan...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1964) 23 (S1): 5–20.
Published: 01 June 1964
..., of how certain motifs are used. Harper also focuses on a theme, a regnant motif of Hinduism, the idea of purity and pollution. It is so powerful and pervasive an idea that in analyzing it, Harper also deals with the structure of belief and the relation of theme to social structure. Each of these analyses...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2005) 64 (3): 752–753.
Published: 01 August 2005
... on industrial pollution in Japan has been particularly rich, re ecting postwar Japan s international reputation as a polluters paradise and its dramatic refashioning over the past thirty years into a far more ecologically conscious (and far less contaminated) society. Kenneth Wilkening s study...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1982) 42 (1): 162–164.
Published: 01 November 1982
... in Japan. By JULIAN GRESSER, KOICHIRO FUJIKURA, and AKIO MORISHIMA. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1981. xxi, 525 pp. Notes and References, Index. $60. No modern industrial power, whether capitalist or socialist, can easily escape the problems of environmental pollution. The question is how well or how badly...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2024) 83 (2): 408–410.
Published: 01 May 2024
.... The Prospective type contains “a code . . . that must be interpreted by someone . . . [and] yields a prediction of future events”; the Visitation consists of “face-to-face encounters with other beings”; the Purification is in response to dreams that leave “the dreamer in a state of pollution”; the Diagnostic...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2024) 83 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 February 2024
... to incentivize compliance at the local level. One example of this tension lies in environmental regulation. Zhou observes a locality where provincial leaders have set top-down policy goals for the reduction of chemical oxygen demand and sulfur dioxide. These goals for pollution reduction are quite draconian...