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Journal of Asian Studies (1977) 37 (1): 159–160.
Published: 01 November 1977
...John R. McLane Positivism in Bengal: A Case Study in the Transmission and Assimilation of an Ideology . By Geraldine Hancock Forbes . Columbia, Mo. : South Asia Books , 1975 . xii , 181 pp. Appendix, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. $9.00 Copyright © Association for Asian Studies, Inc...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (2): 305–321.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of the will of the people as a whole. This article intends to revisit Schmitt's accusation of judicial positivism for its failure to deliver a genuine voice of the people in the case of a non-Western society. Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2022 2022 Carl Schmitt Großraum Han T'ae Yŏn...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1968) 27 (2): 217–228.
Published: 01 February 1968
... , it is significant that the country's most progressive scholars derived their main inspiration from such contemporaneous Western social philosophies as positivism and utilitarianism, not the European enlightenment of the eighteenth century. It is natural that the proponents of bummei kaika turned for guidance...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1977) 37 (1): 160–161.
Published: 01 November 1977
... 1977 160 JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES their Western inspirations, discovering or inventing indigenous models for their reforms. Even when individual Indian nationalists did openly embrace Christian doctrines, Theosophy, or Auguste Comte's positivism, they often did so in order to confirm the equality...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2001) 60 (1): 214–215.
Published: 01 February 2001
... Massacre with both sympathy toward its victims and fairness toward their victimizers. I cannot do justice to Yang's multifaceted, richly nuanced arguments here, but their thrust is to stress the inherent limitations of a strict positivism and the delusion of perfect objectivity. He concluded by observing...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1975) 34 (4): 981–994.
Published: 01 August 1975
... Positivism (Jisshoshugi or \dsho shigafa). The style of scholarship prevalent in Oriental history in prewar Japan, known as jisshoshugi or kjosho shiga\u, has been discussed since the 1950s.19 Now the subject was raised in connection with issues related to the Toyo Bunko controversy...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (2): 520–522.
Published: 01 May 2018
... to the depoliticization that has triumphed in both China and the rest of the world since the 1970s. Positivism is the methodological counterpart of the social ontology and political utopia of classical liberalism. Just as positivism pursues a seemingly objective epistemological framework, liberalism's goal is likewise...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2009) 68 (4): 1312–1315.
Published: 01 November 2009
... disinterest in Korean literature. His criticism of what seems to be a description of positivism, however, dismisses some of the concealed merits of it. Positivism has been the double-edged sword of internal development theory. The belief and promise of objective, unmediated reading of truths inherent...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1992) 51 (1): 202–204.
Published: 01 February 1992
..., valuefree epistemology stemming from Comte and other positivists. The author characterizes this form of positivism with its attendant behaviorist assumptions as a mechanistic, overly formalized, reductionist strategy that leads to simplistic, scientistic formulations. BOOK REVIEWS SOUTHEAST ASIA 203...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2001) 60 (1): 215–217.
Published: 01 February 2001
..., but their thrust is to stress the inherent limitations of a strict positivism and the delusion of perfect objectivity. He concluded by observing that, with ample portions of good will, the chasm between Chinese and Japanese views of the Nanjing Massacre can be bridged through "transnational history...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1966) 25 (3): 568.
Published: 01 May 1966
... voice of the higher ego," both on p. 278), Vedanta and Positivism, the problem of Perception, Aesthetics and Vedanta, some western objections, Vedanta and Greek speculation, modern thought, Hegel and Schopenhauer, British and American thought, Italian idealists. slim volume is a useful reminder...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1977) 37 (1): 159.
Published: 01 November 1977
... is a literal one. Altogether, Professor Derrett is to be congratulated for the painstaking care lavished on this significant project. University ofChicago RONALDINDEN Positivism in Bengal: A Case Study in the Transmission and Assimilation of an Ideology. BY GERALDINE HANCOCK FORBES. Columbia, Mo.: South Asia...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (3): 746–747.
Published: 01 August 2021
... to the position of legal positivism rather than natural law, envisioning themselves as enforcers, rather than writers, of the laws (p. 7). Their commitment to upholding the formal law was a historical product of the legal cultures of the Chosŏn dynasty (1392–1910) and the Japanese colonial period (1910–45), which...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2008) 67 (2): 685–686.
Published: 01 May 2008
... “misinterpretation” of Euro-American thinking. Davies claims, similarly, that Chinese critical inquiry is uninterested in the kind of self-reflexivity that characterizes Euro-American thought of the modern period. For her, Chinese intellectuals write in a mode of “positivism,” believing themselves to speak...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2007) 66 (4): 1150–1152.
Published: 01 November 2007
... philology suppresses the subjectivity of Asian thinkers and results in textual positivism that ignores the process by which texts are produced. For example, Western Tibetologists have been fascinated with the philosophical achievements of Tsongkhapa, but, Liberman argues, “what is required is a more...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2008) 67 (1): 266–268.
Published: 01 February 2008
... at the outset. “Empirical data such as realpolitik, geopolitical origins, production figures, market statistics, box office records, and so forth” are but “socioeconomic factoids” and smack of “positivism” and “geopolitical and chronological determinism” (p. xi). Her manner of framing Chinese cinema...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (4): 1148–1149.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., positivism), political science (Park Chan-seung, anti-communism, world systems theory), and archaeology (colonial “discovery” of the Sŏkkuram Buddha, Manchurian history), as well as from the more recent disciplines of cultural history (hair cutting, the modern exhibitionary complex), translation studies...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1994) 53 (2): 645–646.
Published: 01 May 1994
... and thereby enter into the positivism such research presumes. Yet readers who resist will want to ponder how this genre is shaping Southeast Asia. As these research projects define problems, they generate data to leverage policy and feed administrators eager for information and legitimation. Will this oblige...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1999) 58 (4): 1114–1115.
Published: 01 November 1999
... is not verifiable. . . . The Confucian faith in the ultimate metaphysical principle of creativity working incessantly in the universe is not falsified by any known empirical evidence. (p. 126) Logical positivism is a now defunct, twentieth-century Western philosophical movement, which rejected almost all...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1994) 53 (3): 971–972.
Published: 01 August 1994
... with the prevailing ideology of rationalism and positivism. Later psychoanalytic thinkers acknowledged the possibility of "mature" religious experiences, but focused their attention upon "neurotic," "authoritarian," or "infantile" ones. (Non-Western traditions and practices were often included in the last category...