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Journal of Asian Studies (1993) 52 (4): 923–936.
Published: 01 November 1993
... of literature with different ways of conceptualizing culture and its distinctiveness, although I intend to blur the distinction at the end. Following Ying-shih Yü, I will label the two approaches hermeneutic and positivistic. I do not argue that one of the approaches is better than the other; each achieves...
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Far Eastern Quarterly (1953) 13 (1): 23–36.
Published: 01 November 1953
... which was actively inimical to any positivistic and scientific study of life in society. The end of the war opened the flood-gates to the works of American and European writers of the previous two decades. It also gave courage and opportunity to the intellectuals who had received their academic training...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1987) 46 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 February 1987
... surrounding childbirth in remote times and places, usually recorded these as superstition or the products of naive empiricism. The consequent interpretation of the history of medicine as the gradual replacement of error by science retains its positivist appeal even today. Copyright © Association for Asian...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1977) 37 (1): 160–161.
Published: 01 November 1977
... or superiority of Indian ideas. The Positivist Society of Bengal is a littleknown organization. As Professor Forbes stresses, it had a tiny membership and few activities. She does not suggest that it had any lasting influence in India. The interest it holds for intellectual historians is in Indian efforts to use...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1977) 37 (1): 159–160.
Published: 01 November 1977
..., Theosophy, or Auguste Comte's positivism, they often did so in order to confirm the equality or superiority of Indian ideas. The Positivist Society of Bengal is a littleknown organization. As Professor Forbes stresses, it had a tiny membership and few activities. She does not suggest that it had any lasting...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1993) 52 (4): 843–844.
Published: 01 November 1993
... of abstraction usually can be compared at a higher level on "the ladder of abstraction." His second point turns on defining two basic conceptual approaches used in discussing these questions: the hermeneutic and positivistic. The hermeneutic requires the interpretation of some text or body of data to discover...
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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 (2018) 77 (2): 520–522.
Published: 01 May 2018
... critique of the positivist framework that has animated yet constrained recent writing on the subject. His intention is to lay a new foundation that not only grounds a different approach to the history but also establishes the preconditions for a new politics. The key to Wang's approach is his critique...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1968) 27 (2): 217–228.
Published: 01 February 1968
... Charlton D. C. , Positivist Thought in France During the Second Empire, 1852–1870 ( Oxford , 1959 ), PP. 44 – 48 ; Nishi , “Yōgaku o motte kokugo o shosuru no ron” [“Discussion of Writing Japanese with Western Letters”], Meiroku zasshi No. 1 ( Tokyo , Jan. 1874 ), in NAZS 1961, p...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1986) 45 (2): 365–366.
Published: 01 February 1986
... (JAS 44 [November 1984]:238-39). The review is genial in style and as such provides all the more reason for the sense of disquiet that its positivistic empiricism generates in my mind. This is a general issue of relevance to the state of the social sciences. Conlon's review is distingished by its...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2010) 69 (2): 544–546.
Published: 01 May 2010
... debates, the liberals versus the New Leftists and the humanists versus the “postists,” finding a positivist bent even among those who employ postmodernist vocabularies. The third chapter divides Sinophone critical inquiry into three “discursive realms” ( yujing )—thought ( sixiang ), scholarship ( xueshu...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1995) 54 (3): 687–688.
Published: 01 August 1995
... is that present-day interest in culture reflects both a desire to establish a worldview distinct from the dominant positivist Western modes of thought as well as efforts to protect against the transformative power of those positivist Western ideas manifested in the "increasing penetration of science...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2012) 71 (1): 219–221.
Published: 01 February 2012
... reconstructs a world that has largely vanished and, to some extent, has been forgotten. Liang views “nineteenth-century modernity as another form of modernity rather than a premature version of the positivist notion of the modern” (p. 26). In other words, late nineteenth-century Shanghai has its own place...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2011) 70 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 February 2011
..., confined as it is to measuring the text against a nineteenth-century positivist definition of history as well as mining it as a historical source (e.g., Singh 2003 ; Thapar 1983 ; Yasin 1977 ), has rarely made note of the multiple levels at which the text's interlocutors engaged with it in nineteenth...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1999) 58 (2): 534–535.
Published: 01 May 1999
... miracle" and, as a result, has made them miss a "god-sent opportunity" (p. 248) to write a canonic text validating Japan's greatness. Unlike those who view this marginalization as a moral failing of Eurocentrism, Williams lays the blame at the door of three methodological culprits. Positivists...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1999) 58 (4): 1114–1115.
Published: 01 November 1999
... and ahistoricism. The following brief but rich passage is illustrative of both the book's strengths and its weaknesses: At one time, metaphysics was regarded as conceptual poetry devoid of cognitive meanings by the logical positivists. But now it is found that even the principle of verifiability itself...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2000) 59 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 February 2000
... in the introduction I have no intention to take on such a grand project, which is why I call my book "an intertextual study" (p. 1). I believe that often a literary phenomenon cannot be explained, at least not fully, by a positivistic resort to the "era" that has produced it, and that by examining the intertextual...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1958) 17 (4): 621–622.
Published: 01 August 1958
... that certain ideas are uniquely Chinese, he would deprive his critics of most of their arguments. But he will never silence his positivistic critics. To them most of his statements would have to be pronounced devoid of sense, or at best poetic. But since the positivists are not concerned with value...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1958) 17 (4): 622–623.
Published: 01 August 1958
... of most of their arguments. But he will never silence his positivistic critics. To them most of his statements would have to be pronounced devoid of sense, or at best poetic. But since the positivists are not concerned with value, they will have no right to pass judgment on a work whose chief contention...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2000) 59 (2): 382–384.
Published: 01 May 2000
... as positivists, to task for failing to do this. Undoubtedly, he would be even more critical of the Booth and Trood volume that places itself within the postpositivist camp and, to quote the editors, is "less concerned with the immediacy and neatness of causal connections" (p. 22). The volume also differs from...