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Journal of Asian Studies (2023) 82 (4): 594–619.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Huaiyin Li Abstract The writings by Chinese historians and archeologists about the origins of Chinese civilization in the past century have transitioned from the old construct of “unitary plurality,” or a shared assumption of the mythical Huangdi (the Yellow Emperor) as the progenitor of the only...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2023) 82 (4): 545–547.
Published: 01 November 2023
... between these paradigms is subtle but profound in the sense that unitary plurality reflects the confidence of epic mythology whereas plural unity is the assertive expression of a claim to materialize the history of difference under the banner of a great civilization. Li deftly documents a history...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2007) 66 (4): 1204–1206.
Published: 01 November 2007
... analysis demonstrates that there remained an ongoing debate within Protestant circles over the question of the unitary or plural nature of Hinduism as a phenomenon despite the emergence of a dominant paradigm (represented by Ward and Carey) that emphasized the links between “Brahmanism” and “Hinduism...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2001) 60 (2): 578–580.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., this relationship is the point of departure for her perspective on the situation in Kashmir as she says, "I shall argue that this disjuncture between plural social realities and unitary political structures is the root cause of separatist challenges to the Indian polity" (p. 13). In other words, the Indian state...
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Far Eastern Quarterly (1955) 15 (1): 141–142.
Published: 01 November 1955
... Asia. By VIRGINIA THOMPSON and RICHARD ADLOFF. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1955. viii, 295. Index. $4.00. This book tackles an important and often ignored aspect of the Southeast Asian area. Dobby's comment that Southeast Asian nationalism is a paradox of "plural societies and substantial...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2010) 69 (2): 629–630.
Published: 01 May 2010
... will not necessarily result in peace. Bandarage believes that true pluralistic democracy within a unitary state is the best option for peace in Sri Lanka. Bandarage provides an exhaustive historical analysis of the conflict, particularly focusing on the growth and subsequent importance of the LTTE as a terrorist...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1970) 29 (3): 733–734.
Published: 01 May 1970
... in their employment of what are otherwise kinship terms (the author says kintype terms, an error, since kintype terms are analytically descriptive, not lexically unitary, for nonprimary relatives) as pronouns. This is supplemented by a ten-page table summarizing all sorts of grammatical, semantic, and cultural...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (4): 1144–1146.
Published: 01 November 2017
... out in his introduction (chap. 1), this field is seeing increased attention to notions of religious plurality and Buddhisms, regional exchange and transculturation of such Buddhisms, re-envisioned theories and methods of comparison and microhistory, interdisciplinarity, the study of both local...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1979) 38 (4): 797–799.
Published: 01 August 1979
...Steve Barnett Ethnic Plurality in India . By R. A. Schermerhorn . Tucson : University of Arizona Press , 1978 . xii, 369 pp. Maps, Figures, Tables, Notes, Bibliography, Appendix. $12.95 (cloth); $6.45 (paper). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 1979 1979 BOOK...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1980) 39 (3): 673–674.
Published: 01 May 1980
... construction of adat, adat in legal thought, adat and Indonesian legal pluralism, adat and Islam, adat and the legislature, adat and the courts, and adat and village justice. It is a book by a lawyer concerned with legal pluralism (the coexistence of more than one system of law), with conflict of laws (both...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1989) 48 (4): 812–813.
Published: 01 November 1989
... to this tendency. His chapter emphasizes the pursuit of a Sinhalese identity amid tensions generated by forces of pluralism, and he recognizes the resultant disruptive effects. The other studies, however, present worldviews that seem implausibly unitary and too easily harmonized. Politics and economics rarely...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1980) 39 (3): 603–606.
Published: 01 May 1980
... ultimate aim was to restructure the political system; their "Showa Restoration" objectives would have destroyed limited pluralism and instituted a unitary totalitarianism. The "public" vs. "political" distinction, as Berger shows (sometimes not too clearly) in chapters four through seven, was the axis...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1998) 57 (3): 661–662.
Published: 01 August 1998
... pluralism" that reshaped the character of Japanese democracy. K E N N E T H M. G E O R G E focuses on the political events surrounding the production of the Al-Qur'an Mushaf htiqlal The National Independence Illuminated Qur'an in the early 1990s to explore the interrelationships of religion and power...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1990) 49 (1): 56–77.
Published: 01 February 1990
... . Shastri Amita . 1985 . “Politics of Constitutional Development in South Asia in the Seventies: Case-study of Sri Lanka.” Ph.D. diss., Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi . Shastri Amita . 1987 . “ Electoral Competition and Minority Alienation in a Plurality System: Sri Lanka, 1947–1977...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1989) 48 (4): 813–815.
Published: 01 November 1989
... rites and symbols to accommodate the increasingly divisive forces of pluralism. Holly B. Reynolds also emphasizes the spatial expression of ideology and shows how Madurai, in South India, changed in the course of a millennium and a half from a palace to a temple city. Michael Aung-Thwin and Donald...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2009) 68 (4): 1239–1241.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 2009 Is the experience of being a woman loving another woman the same in Brooklyn as it is in Surabaya? The contributors to Women's Sexualities and Masculinities in a Globalizing Asia would say no, and further that appreciation of the plurality of being a woman, being queer, and loving another...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1991) 50 (4): 881–882.
Published: 01 November 1991
.... Furthermore, the fundamental assumption of this book is also open to challenge, especially in light of Burford's important discussion of the status of views in Buddhism. Why does the author hold to the view that there has to be a summum bonum, i.e., a unitary principle (or cluster of principles) in Theravada...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1993) 52 (2): 500–501.
Published: 01 May 1993
..., which would fundamentally alter the divisive political structure of British Malaya and address some long unresolved problems of the plural society. This ambitious constitutional scheme united the Federated and Unfederated Malay states as well as the Straits Settlements (except Singapore) under a more...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1993) 52 (2): 499–500.
Published: 01 May 1993
... Occupation of Malaya collapsed, returning British officials proposed a new political formation, the Malayan Union, which would fundamentally alter the divisive political structure of British Malaya and address some long unresolved problems of the plural society. This ambitious constitutional scheme united...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (4): 1152–1154.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of Kuran, incomplete. Instead, Kuru demonstrates that the reason for the divergence is political and ideational; an eleventh-century alliance between rulers and clerics hobbled the advancement of the ideas—reason, individualism, pluralism—and the class relations that Kuru argues are the engines...