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Far Eastern Quarterly (1954) 13 (3): 262–285.
Published: 01 May 1954
... of the Mongols, ever since the rise of the lower Yangtze area as the economic center of China. During the Sui, T'ang and Northern Sung periods, a fairly adequate solution had been found in a system of waterways which, running in a northwesterly direction, carried food supplies to the nation's capitals, located...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2023) 82 (3): 362–384.
Published: 01 August 2023
... inherited seventy-six mu of ancestral land on an alluvial field along the waterway. The land had been recorded in the imperial registers, and he paid taxes on it every year. In 1664, Nanxi was subject to the coastal evacuation and all of its inhabitants, including the Zhaos, were driven from their homes...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (3): 785–786.
Published: 01 August 2018
... time releasing low-level energy via entropy (waste)” (p. 7). This model is well suited to his vivid depiction of armies contending for control of cropland, waterways, and the labor of civilians. This fresh, macroscopic perspective on war allows for many insights on the unintended downstream effects...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1980) 39 (3): 676–677.
Published: 01 May 1980
...., and Japan were afraid that their access to important waterways might be jeopardized, and their response was sharp. Given the shared negative attitude of the two former powers toward Indonesia's claims, and given the close political-economic bonds to Indonesia of the last two, compromise on these claims...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1970) 30 (1): 176–177.
Published: 01 November 1970
.... 95) is not a waterway leading to a lock or "waterways leading to locks," but the summit canal connecting Lin-ch'ing and Hsu-chou, wherein the locks were so close together that the canal won a reputation as "a river of water-gates." "Hung-fu" (p. 38) are not "lake workers," but the boatmen who hauled...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1970) 30 (1): 177–178.
Published: 01 November 1970
... merit of this "mine of information" unexplored. The translation is in general well done. Nevertheless, there are occasional errors as the translator has predicted. For instance, "cha-ho" (p. 95) is not a waterway leading to a lock or "waterways leading to locks," but the summit canal connecting Lin...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (2): 396–398.
Published: 01 May 2022
... relates to water resources. He argues that even though the Himalayas have been divided into nation-states, national claims to waterways are complicated since they are part of the Earth's hydrosphere, which “transgresses and transcends human territorial boundaries and national identities” (p. 249). Two...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1978) 37 (3): 497–499.
Published: 01 May 1978
... waterways of inter- plicity and clarity, yet contain much information national importance: the Suez Canal, the Red on complex topics. Likewise many of the dia- Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Malacca-Singa- grams, through the use of multiple colors; these pore Straits. A series of maps illustrates...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2012) 71 (1): 242–243.
Published: 01 February 2012
... undertaken by a typical scholar-official during the Song. Her details on infrastructure of waterways and roads, various means of transport and lodging facilities, and even travel to the far south are downright fascinating. The author's main arguments and findings are these: Song literati used different...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (1): 220–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
... seal in the Tama River (far from its usual habitat). Essays by Takehiro Watanabe and Timothy S. George in “Changing Landscapes” examine pollution cases in the context of the global economy. Philip C. Brown's chapter examines past and present attempts to engineer waterways. All three essays shed...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (1): 163–164.
Published: 01 February 2022
... to the seventh centuries, focusing on the political and cultural binary of north and south within the Sinitic ecumene between the Yellow River basin and the Yangzi basin. Chapters 4 and 5 primarily focus on ideas in Li Daoyuan's work on water and canals, Shuijing zhu (Guide to waterways with commentary...
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Far Eastern Quarterly (1943) 2 (3): 319–320.
Published: 01 May 1943
... in investigations of the early waterways and portages such as we have in Professor Kerner's volume. For, says the author, the 320 THE FAR EASTERN QUARTERLY modern routes follow chiefly the old rivers and portages. The very reason for existence of an empire becomes clear. "To break up the Russian empire," the author...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (4): 1134–1136.
Published: 01 November 2016
... with an introduction and two chapters that both set the scene in southern Siberia in the years before the Russian Revolution and introduce his geographical conceptualization of this very complex area. His key conceptual move (see p. 6) is to define relational spaces in the Baikal area—governance structures, waterways...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (1): 223–225.
Published: 01 February 2017
... with an introduction and two chapters that both set the scene in southern Siberia in the years before the Russian Revolution and introduce his geographical conceptualization of this very complex area. His key conceptual move (see p. 6) is to define relational spaces in the Baikal area—governance structures, waterways...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2012) 71 (2): 513–515.
Published: 01 May 2012
... (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1987, p. 17) but that few since have endeavored to describe. Here, fisherfolk, sea traders and pirates shifted through a littoral maze of countless islands, impenetrable mountains, unpredictable winds, and endless waterways, eluding the efforts of outsiders...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1992) 51 (1): 134–135.
Published: 01 February 1992
... environmental realities beyond the Westernized core of national capitals. Despite a facade of development, disappearing forests, contaminated waterways, vulnerable coastal zones, overcrowded cities, and receding countrysides point to an impending environmental crisis. Because forests are an ecological indicator...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (3): 762–764.
Published: 01 August 2021
... explains how changes to natural waterways and aquifers—dams, flood control structures, reservoirs, irrigation canals, and wells—have enabled greater agricultural and industrial production, but at great cost. The consequences include diminished rivers, lowered water tables, pollution from agricultural...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1996) 55 (3): 730–731.
Published: 01 August 1996
... to see it. The lots once occupied by samurai houses remain intact, though the buildings themselves may have been replaced by offices or apartment blocks; the pattern of roads still follows the logic of Edo; there are even corners along the surviving waterways where the atmosphere of the Edo riverside can...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2009) 68 (2): 642–644.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the capital to this village because [the area is] convenient by water and land” (p. 75). Four major rivers—the Yodo, Kadono, Uji, and Kizu—passed near the Nagaoka capital, and the use of roads and waterways to transport goods to Nagaoka provided for “a more efficient tax-collecting system” (p. 76) because...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1992) 51 (1): 135–136.
Published: 01 February 1992
..., disappearing forests, contaminated waterways, vulnerable coastal zones, overcrowded cities, and receding countrysides point to an impending environmental crisis. Because forests are an ecological indicator for the well-being of the environment as a whole, the preservation of forest biomass is essential...