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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Configuring Community in Colonial and Precolonial Imaginaries

Anne Murphy.

in Religious Interactions in Modern India

March 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Asian History. 8517 words.

Addressing the question of the formation of a religious community by way of discussion of religious property regimes, the chapter follows the Sikh case over consecutive stages, concluding...

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Introduction

Julia Phillips Cohen.

in Becoming Ottomans

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 7616 words.

Starting in the mid-nineteenth century, Ottoman Jewish communal leaders began to employ a narrative of continuous Jewish “special relations” with their empire in order to catapult their...

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Voting, Religion, and the People’s Sovereignty in Late Colonial India

David Gilmartin.

in Religious Interactions in Modern India

March 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Asian History. 11153 words.

The chapter discusses the connections between religion and popular sovereignty during the late colonial period in relation to voting. The author explores two key aspects of the legal...

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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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Lessons in Imperial Citizenship

Julia Phillips Cohen.

in Becoming Ottomans

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 11302 words.

Chapter 1 opens with the proclamation of the Ottoman Constitution of 1876 and concludes with the empire’s dramatic defeat in the Russo-Ottoman War (1877–1878). While the constitution...

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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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Summing Up and Looking Forward

Barend J. ter Haar.

in Guan Yu

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 5348 words.

Over the last decades we have seen a certain revival of his cult, although it seems that much of today’s interest in Lord Guan is now shaped by the figure of Guan Yu as a God of Wealth and...

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The Educated Deity

Barend J. ter Haar.

in Guan Yu

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 15146 words.

During the sixteenth century, the educated elite developed their own beliefs about Lord Guan, with very distinct stories and expectations that were not necessarily shared by the...

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The Crucible of Peace

Anna Bigelow.

in Religious Interactions in Modern India

March 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Asian History. 11898 words.

This chapter presents an example of successful religious coexistence, the case of the Punjabi princely state of Malerkotla, which between 1923 and 1940 encountered a series of disputes...

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Rural Society in Contemporary China

Sally Sargeson.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 14710 words.

Efforts to define “rural society in contemporary China” engage both with broader sociological debates about the persistence of peasant production, kinship institutions, and social...

The Falun Gong

James Tong.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 7712 words.

From its modest origin as a qigong group in 1992 that practiced deep breathing combined with meditation, the Falun Gong (also transliterated as “Falungong” in some sources) grew into a...

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,...

The Hukou (Household Registration) System

Fei-Ling Wang.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 11408 words.

China’s hukou system (hukou zhidu 户口 [household registration system] or huji zhidu 户籍制度 [residential registration system]) is a key sociopolitical and economic institution in China. This...

Intellectual Trends in Late Imperial China

On-cho Ng.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 12907 words.

It seems indubitable that Chinese thought experienced notable changes in the late imperial period, roughly from the late Ming through the mid Qing. Although scholars argue over the genesis,...

New Social Classes, 1895-1949

Joshua H. Howard.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 11471 words.

The ability of foreign enterprises to establish factories in China after the Treaty of Shimonoseki in 1895 accelerated industrialization and as a consequence proletarianization, by which...

China and the World, 1900-1949

Dong Wang.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 9824 words.

Thematically and chronologically organized, this highly condensed annotated bibliography includes works that provide insights into the long-term, core themes of China and the world during...

Sociolinguistic Aspects of the Chinese Language

Benjamin Tsou.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 21415 words.

Like many dynamic systems, language undergoes change over time. For Chinese, the changes have come about in different ways, which could qualitatively affect the system underlying the...

Confucius

Jeffrey L. Richey.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 8054 words.

Kongzi 孔子 (Master Kong) was born Kong Qiu 孔丘 in Lu 鲁 (now central and southwestern Shandong 山东 Province in China), a small vassal state on the eastern frontier of the Zhou 周dynasty,...

Ethnicity and Minority Nationalities Since 1949

Colin Mackerras.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 13459 words.

This article covers works about ethnicity in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and minority nationalities since 1949 with an emphasis on the reform period since 1978. The Chinese state...

Printing and Book Culture

Cynthia Brokaw.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 20874 words.

The study of printing and book culture in China has followed two distinct but overlapping paths. Most recently, scholars of China have embraced an interdisciplinary interest in what could...