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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (4): 1083–1104.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Thomas Patton Abstract Since the early twentieth century, groups of Burmese Buddhist sorcerers and their followers have taken on the duty of guarding the Buddha's sāsana from colonial, ideological, and Islamic threats. Sāsana (broadly, the teachings of the Buddha and the institutions and practices...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2001) 60 (4): 1085–1114.
Published: 01 November 2001
..., he wishes to “utilize the economic model to extend materialist critique into the realm of religion and to uncover the specific interests of the protagonists of the religious game, priests, prophets and sorcerers” (1990, 107). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2001 2001 List...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2010) 69 (3): 723–748.
Published: 01 August 2010
... contact between people, have more subversive potential. The author analyzes rumors spread in the press and by word of mouth during October and November 1998 in East Java, Indonesia. Conspirators and ninjas were suspected of killing many alleged sorcerers and persecuting the traditionalist Muslim majority...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1994) 53 (4): 1340–1341.
Published: 01 November 1994
.... The earlier studies based on African ethnographies clearly distinguished witchcraft and sorcery, with witches often involuntarily possessed by malign spirits over which they had little control, while sorcerers actively sought to manipulate and control through objects, words, or malign spirits...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1968) 27 (2): 439–440.
Published: 01 February 1968
... on by the activities of a sorcerer who has "power" derived from a supernatural helper, usually a spirit-adherent of Satan, and ability to use a special set of personal paraphernalia. The illness can only be treated by the sorcerer himself or by another who is hired by the victim. The sorcerer's power and techniques...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1991) 50 (3): 664–667.
Published: 01 August 1991
... of 1768. By P H I L I P A . K U H N . Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1990. 299 pp. $29.95. In the spring of 1768, the precarious line between the spectral and substantial wavered and broke. Sorcerers in the Jiangnan region, practicing millennially familiar arts, for good or evil (depending...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1968) 27 (2): 438–439.
Published: 01 February 1968
... by the individual or folk specialist), nonmoral-supernatural (caused by malevolent spirits and witches whose activities are treated also by the individual or folk specialist), and those illnesses caused by sorcery. In the latter, illness has been brought on by the activities of a sorcerer who has "power" derived...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2011) 70 (2): 536–539.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Heavenly Venerable Saviour from Sufferings. And, lastly, in the interest of neutrality, she provides an example of Buddhists and Taoists battling side by side against a common enemy: sorcerers. All the investigations are based on tangible facts, books, and icons; the most rigorous rules of history...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1991) 50 (3): 663–664.
Published: 01 August 1991
... York Soulstealers: The Chinese Sorcery Scare of 1768. By P H I L I P A . K U H N . Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1990. 299 pp. $29.95. In the spring of 1768, the precarious line between the spectral and substantial wavered and broke. Sorcerers in the Jiangnan region, practicing...
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Far Eastern Quarterly (1955) 14 (2): 289–290.
Published: 01 February 1955
..., the walking on sharp edges of knives, the spitting of hot oil into the blaze, etc.—Human figures made from straw or kneaded from flour and the blood of the sacrificial animal are further requisites the Bon sorcerers. The dance around the corpse finds its analogue with the Kachin. Cf. Wehrli Hans J...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2004) 63 (3): 838–840.
Published: 01 August 2004
... of personhood or selfhood. Sorcerers use the same cemetery location, however, to reanimate the dead. The enactment of social death and the ritual regeneration of the dead thus go hand in hand. A similar dialectic of re- and deanimation is at the heart of Tamil rituals examined by Isabelle Nabokov. In the Tamil...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1969) 28 (3): 469–488.
Published: 01 May 1969
... (the clique of sorcerers). 11 HNYL 31 ( shen-wu /2nd/CY 4) (p. 173). 12 PMHP 137.4b (p. 224). 13 HNYL 31 ( shen-wu /2nd/CY 4) (p. 173) Probably a contraction of pʻang-men tso tao. 14 CTHP 25.1b (p. 271). 15 PMHP 137.9a-b (p. 225) Kʻung's story is wild...
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Far Eastern Quarterly (1955) 14 (2): 290.
Published: 01 February 1955
... animal are further requisites of the Bon sorcerers. The dance around the corpse finds its analogue with the Kachin. Cf. Wehrli, Hans J. "Beitrage z. Ethnologie d. Chingpaw." Internal. Arcbiv. fur Ethnographie, Vol. 16, 1904. 4 It is surprising that the Ch'uan Miao have no antiphonal chants, nor in spite...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2012) 71 (3): 839–840.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the local Vellala line. Here ends the southern version. But a local tradition unique to Muppantal describes how Icakki, the avenging goddess, is later entrapped by a Muppantal Brahmin priest who is a sorcerer. Icakki, under enchantment, is forced by him to do slave labor for his pregnant wife until Icakki...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2010) 69 (2): 631–632.
Published: 01 May 2010
... on yogis, sorcerers, and warriors in medieval India. White argues that the pervasive image of the yogi in South Asia is really that of an outsider who terrorizes people and inhabits their bodies, as opposed to that of a peaceful individual who meditates while assuming the lotus position (pp. 104–5). His...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (4): 887–889.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in Chosŏn Korea”) and to the land now known as Myanmar in the early to late 1900s through a work of religious history (T homas P atton ’s “Buddhist Salvation Armies as Vanguards of the Sāsana : Sorcerer Societies in Twentieth-Century Burma”). —JNW ...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1974) 33 (3): 507–508.
Published: 01 May 1974
... as "witch or sorcerer," and more correctly known as ang mga asuang, is represented in literature available to the researcher and which, if utilized, would have provided the authors with a definition less misleading than the one they supply. "Bahag" is defined: "A pre-Spanish male lower garment which...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2005) 64 (3): 738–739.
Published: 01 August 2005
... traditions, the smaller set of funerary texts called Liberation upon Hearing was transmitted through a single teaching line only (see p. 17). This single textual tradition . . . was eventually standardized at the end of the seventeenth century by a controversial sorcerer from eastern Tibet named Rikzin...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1959) 19 (1): 89–90.
Published: 01 November 1959
... in terminology for example, Mahasiddha is equated with Great Magicians in one place, with Great Sorcerers in another. The unwary and slightlyinformed might assume that these are two different groups. A last carping word: there are slight, but annoying (to the specialist) errors in the terse discussion...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1959) 19 (1): 88–89.
Published: 01 November 1959
... in terminology for example, Mahasiddha is equated with Great Magicians in one place, with Great Sorcerers in another. The unwary and slightlyinformed might assume that these are two different groups. A last carping word: there are slight, but annoying (to the specialist) errors in the terse discussion...