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Treaty Ports and the Foreign Community in Modern China

Pär Cassel.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Chinese History; Asian History. 6753 words.

Unlike other parts of the non-European world, China was never fully colonized by the Western imperial powers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Instead, the Western powers built...

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Conduct and Collaboration in Human–Elephant Working Communities of Northeast India

Nicolas Lainé.

in Conflict, Negotiation, and Coexistence

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; Environmental History. 8463 words.

This chapter ethnographically explores the relations between humans and elephants in logging operations in terms of interspecies labour, presenting elephants as collaborating participants...

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Writing About the Mughal World in Sanskrit

Audrey Truschke.

in Culture of Encounters

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 14316 words.

Chapter 5 recovers how Jain and Brahmanical communities memorialized their links with the Mughal court in Sanskrit texts and inscriptions. Both Jains and Brahmans explored how to promote...

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Industrialization and Revolt

Fredrik Meiton.

in Electrical Palestine

December 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 14800 words.

Chapter 5 charts the effects of these developments as the power system, upon completion in 1932, gained technological momentum, cementing the worldview and power relations it had...

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The Spreading Chill

Venu Madhav Govindu and Deepak Malghan.

in The Web of Freedom

July 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 6620 words.

The advent of freedom also saw increasing American interest in Indian affairs. In the Cold War atmosphere of the 1950s, America sought to increase its leverage in India through the...

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İne’s Story: A Child Marriage in Trouble

Leslie Peirce.

in Morality Tales

June 2003; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 6690 words.

This chapter describes a court case in Aintab involving a village girl named Ine whose young life appeared to be troubled by a dangerous domestic situation. It attempts to reconstruct the...

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Beyond the Mountain Refuge

Stefan Winter.

in A History of the 'Alawis

October 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 13965 words.

This chapter addresses what can in effect be described as the consolidation of the ʻAlawi community in a newfound “compact” form. It argues that the receding tide of Shiʻism did not expose...

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Constructing National Consciousness

Albert L. Park.

in Building a Heaven on Earth

December 2014; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 12585 words.

Chapter 6 looks at the three movements’ educational campaigns to help peasants imagine new spiritual communities, visualize and anticipate an agrarian modernism, and acquire the skills and...

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Conclusion

Anaheed Al-Hardan.

in Palestinians in Syria

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 3888 words.

This chapter concludes the book by considering the arguments that were made in relation to the current meanings of the Nakba, and the future political possibilities that Palestinians'...

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Conclusion

Christopher Harding.

in Religious Transformation in South Asia

September 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 6070 words.

This chapter offers a brief postscript dealing with the effect of Partition upon the new Capuchin and CMS Christian communities of Punjab. This is followed by a summary and discussion of...

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The People of Aintab and Their World

Leslie Peirce.

in Morality Tales

June 2003; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 17843 words.

This chapter explores the variety of microcultures visible in Aintab by looking at communities defined by religion, urban or rural residence, and sedentary or nomadic lifestyle. It...

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Missionaries and European Diplomatic Competition

Eleanor H. Tejirian and Reeva Spector Simon.

in Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion

October 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 8737 words.

This chapter discusses religious and diplomatic rivalries in the Middle East. It begins in the mid-nineteenth century when Russia asserted its role as protector of Eastern Christians—a...

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The Past in the Present

Louise Young.

in Beyond the Metropolis

April 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 19778 words.

In the 1910s and 1920s, a local-history boom took place across the country, producing new forms of urban biography, whose storylines came to define the local community. A growing...

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Muslims through Narratives

in Contested Conversions to Islam

May 2011; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 11223 words.

This chapter focuses on Islamization, the process by which Islam emerged as a major phenomenon in the early Ottoman Empire. It looks at the production and dissemination of early Ottoman...

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Enforcing Gender Order: Between the Ancestral Hall and the Yamen

Janet M. Theiss.

in Disgraceful Matters

October 2005; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 7122 words.

Family and community authorities were supposed to be catalysts for moral transformation. They were expected to share the state's normative priorities, to serve as effective mediators...

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Across divides

Beverley Hooper.

in Foreigners under Mao

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 5434 words.

National and political identities sometimes cut across group identity, just as they divided some individual communities. This can be seen most clearly by looking at relations between the...

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New Power and Authority

Francis R. Bradley.

in Forging Islamic Power and Place

July 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 6497 words.

In chapter five, I analyze two key texts by Shaykh Dā’ūd, Munyat al-Musalli and Al-Manhal al-Safi, influenced by Ibn Arabi and Muhammad al-Burhanpuri, that informed the social practice of...

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Hagiography and the “Other” in the Vallabha Sampradaya

Vasudha Dalmia.

in Religious Interactions in Mughal India

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 10159 words.

This chapter focuses on one early modern bhakti or devotional community, the Pushti Marg (way of fulfillment) in its formational phase in the early sixteenth century, as it sought to locate...

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So That They May Be an Honor to You

Karen M. Teoh.

in Schooling Diaspora

March 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 11161 words.

This chapter focuses on the ethno-culturally hybrid Straits Chinese, who intermarried with local Malays for generations in the Straits Settlements of British Malaya and Singapore, and the...

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Introduction

Andrew C. Willford and S. Nagarajan.

in Tamils and the Haunting of Justice

November 2014; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 8126 words.

This introductory chapter provides a background of the struggles faced by plantation workers in Malaysia, considering the frustrations and fears that descended upon the Tamil population as...

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