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Aesthetics

Cheng Jiang and Zong-Qi Cai.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 5961 words.

Chinese aesthetics is largely a grand reconstructive project. The term “Chinese aesthetics,” usually translated as “study of beauty” 美學, did not exist in pre-20th-century Chinese text. The...

Ancestor Worship

Ori Tavor.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 9847 words.

Ancestor worship refers to rituals designed to commemorate and venerate the spirits of one’s deceased forebears. While it is often associated with the Confucian notion of filial piety,...

Ancient Chinese Religion

Mu-chou Poo.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 6905 words.

Religion is a form of activity and mental attitude that helps humans deal with real or imagined extrahuman forces that influence human life. In ancient China from the Neolithic to the...

Anti-Japanese War

Caroline Rose.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 6173 words.

The Anti-Japanese War 抗日战争 (kangRi zhanzheng), or the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japan 中国人民抗日战争 (Zhongguo renmin kangRi zhanzheng), dates from July 1937 to 1945 (or in some...

Assertive Nationalism and China's Core Interests

Wenting (Florence) Yang and Suisheng Suisheng (Sam) Zhao.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 8635 words.

After 2008, many scholars noticed that Beijing became more willing to respond to popular nationalist calls in pursuing the so-called core national interest and to adopting tougher measures...

Battling Neighbors

Julia Phillips Cohen.

in Becoming Ottomans

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 13277 words.

As their patriotic project matured, Jewish communal elites came to realize the potentially unsettling consequences that patriotism could entail. Chapter 3 examines this process by exploring...

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Becoming Ottomans

Julia Phillips Cohen.

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 272 pages.

Becoming Ottomans is the first book to tell the story of Jewish political integration into a modern Islamic empire. It begins with the process set in motion by the imperial...

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Between Complicit Entanglement and Creative Dissonance

Gita Dharampal-Frick and Milinda Banerjee.

in Religious Interactions in Modern India

March 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Asian History. 11658 words.

Focusing on the nexus between Rammohun Roy’s religious deliberations and William Wilberforce’s religious policies, the chapter emphasizes the interconnections between the developments of...

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Beyond Civilization

Cemil Aydın.

in Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 9760 words.

The idea of Europe among non-Western elites from the early nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century embodies one of the most arresting paradoxes of modern global history. From the 1880s...

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Bringing Rain and Protection

Barend J. ter Haar.

in Guan Yu

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 21190 words.

Deities were thought to help and protect people, heal them from illnesses, and sometimes also to punish them. And yet, a worshipper was not free to decide what to ask for, but had to work...

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