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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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Communities

Ali Yaycioglu.

in Partners of the Empire

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 16864 words.

Chapter Three analyzes the ways in which provincial communities responded to changes in the eighteenth century. It argues that while the central administration was disconnected from the...

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Creating Community

Terrence Jackson.

in Network of Knowledge

February 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 6439 words.

This chapter investigates the rising importance of salons within the cultural communities of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Japan. Most rangaku enthusiasts could also be categorized as...

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The Ezhava Community Awakens

Mary Elizabeth King.

in Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 20609 words.

An 1896 petition to the maharaja was signed by 13,176 Ezhavas, condemning their exclusion from government jobs. Efforts to overcome disabilities acquired at birth from the caste system were...

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Atomic Power, Community Fission

Martin Dusinberre.

in Hard Times in the Hometown

February 2012; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 7154 words.

This chapter analyzes the implications of the nuclear dispute on Iwaishima. The sense of fear concerning atomic energy, the desire to preserve rich fishing grounds, and abhorrence at the...

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Adepts and Their Communities

Robert Ford Campany.

in Making Transcendents

February 2009; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 17376 words.

This chapter describes adepts in relation to their communities. Many practitioners of transcendence arts, for all their alleged secrecy and social disengagement, were visible, talked-about...

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The Palestinian Refugee Community in Syria

Anaheed Al-Hardan.

in Palestinians in Syria

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 9278 words.

This chapter constructs a historical, social and political portrait of the Palestinian refugee community in Syria since the arrival in the wake of the Nakba, paying attention to key...

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Community Security and Self-Defense

Robert J. Antony.

in Unruly People

December 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 9248 words.

Chapter 5 analyzes local self-regulation and law enforcement efforts. In conjunction with government, local communities also devised various methods for their own security and self-defense....

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The Guardians’ Communities and Memories of Catastrophes

Anaheed Al-Hardan.

in Palestinians in Syria

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 13471 words.

This chapter thinks through the ways in which the generation of Palestine remember the past through their different communities, and the ways in which these memories mark them as...

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Guilds, Charities, and the Community Management of Death

Christian Henriot.

in Scythe and the City

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 22430 words.

The second chapter examines the role of community organizations, especially the guilds and charities, in the management of death in the city. Up to the 1920s, before the emergence of...

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Locating the Self, Community, and the Nation

Ranjeeta Dutta.

in Religion and Modernity in India

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 8189 words.

The chapter focuses on the Śrīvaiṣṇavas in the Tamil region and discusses their reinvention of religious identity through the modernization process in colonial south India. It argues that...

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The Ordering of Community in Ritual Life

in Emperor and Ancestor

March 2007; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 11551 words.

As a result of the administrative transition in the sixteenth century, village religion in imperial China was reduced to the indigenous, a change in the representation of local society in...

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Bordered Communities

Katherine Natanel.

in Sustaining Conflict

March 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 15230 words.

Chapter 2 examines how apathy takes shape as willing disengagement from the relations and conditions that make everyday life possible. After first exploring how principles of spatial...

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Bengali Communities in Colonial Assam

Sanghamitra Misra.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Asian History; Indian History. 10282 words.

The history of the Bengali community in Assam, along with many other communities such as the Marwari traders and the Nepalis, can be dated to the early decades of British rule in Assam when...

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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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The Code of Silence across the Hong Kong Eurasian Community(ies)

Vicky Lee.

in Meeting Place

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 9645 words.

This chapter examines the dynamics of Hong Kong’s Eurasian community (from the 1860s to the 1960s) in terms of the community’s perception of its own members, the attitudes of its members...

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The Middleman and the Role of the Community in Land Transactions

Patrick H. Hase.

in Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South China

March 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 7290 words.

The middleman represented the village community and was there to ensure the fairness of a land transaction. He verified that the close relatives had been offered first refusal, negotiated...

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Nihon-Machi: Japanese Diasporic Communities of Southeast Asia

Geoffrey C. Gunn.

in History Without Borders

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 9841 words.

One of the more exotic of the Asian diasporic communities of seventeenth-century Southeast Asia was that of the Japanese who formed Nihon-machi, or Japantowns, in a number of court cities,...

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Hierarchical Modernization: Tianjin's Gong Shang College as a Model for Catholic Community in North China

Madsen Richard.

in Becoming Chinese

April 2000; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 15524 words.

This chapter focuses on the role of the Gong Shang College in Tianjin as a model for Catholic community in north China. It suggests that the French Catholic founders of the college had the...

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Assad must stand aside? The international community’s ambivalent response

Christopher Phillips.

in The Battle for Syria

October 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 10491 words.

This chapter examines the positions of the main political actors over the course of May–August 2011. It charts how loose stances on Assad evolved into two camps for and against him, with...

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Ameliorations and a Community of Learning

Joseph P. McDermott.

in A Social History of the Chinese Book

April 2006; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 8990 words.

This chapter concentrates on the variety of solutions that Chinese scholars devised to cope with the persistent obstacles they faced. It stresses the formation of small coteries among book...

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