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Asia And The Americas

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ISBN : PSU:000067504756
Genre : Asia
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Imagining Asia In The Americas

Author : Zelideth María Rivas
ISBN : 9780813585239
Genre : History
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For centuries, Asian immigrants have been making vital contributions to the cultures of North and South America. Yet in many of these countries, Asians are commonly viewed as undifferentiated racial “others,” lumped together as chinos regardless of whether they have Chinese ancestry. How might this struggle for recognition in their adopted homelands affect the ways that Asians in the Americas imagine community and cultural identity? The essays in Imagining Asia in the Americas investigate the myriad ways that Asians throughout the Americas use language, literature, religion, commerce, and other cultural practices to establish a sense of community, commemorate their countries of origin, and anticipate the possibilities presented by life in a new land. Focusing on a variety of locations across South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and the United States, the book’s contributors reveal the rich diversity of Asian American identities. Yet taken together, they provide an illuminating portrait of how immigrants negotiate between their native and adopted cultures. Drawing from a rich array of source materials, including texts in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Gujarati that have never before been translated into English, this collection represents a groundbreaking work of scholarship. Through its unique comparative approach, Imagining Asia in the Americas opens up a conversation between various Asian communities within the Americas and beyond.

The Ancient Languages Of Asia And The Americas

Author : Roger D. Woodard
ISBN : 9780521684941
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, describes the ancient languages of Asia and the Americas, for the convenience of students and specialists working in that area. Each chapter of the work focuses on an individual language or, in some instances, a set of closely related varieties of a language. Providing a full descriptive presentation, each of these chapters examines the writing system(s), phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of that language, and places the language within its proper linguistic and historical context. The volume brings together an international array of scholars, each a leading specialist in ancient language study. While designed primarily for scholars and students of linguistics, this work will prove invaluable to all whose studies take them into the realm of ancient language.

The Politics Of Dress In Asia And The Americas

Author : Mina Roces
ISBN : 1845193997
Genre : Political Science
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This book explores the ways in which dress has been influential in the political agendas and self-representations of politicians in a variety of regimes, from democratic to authoritarian. Arguing that dress is part of 'hard core' politics, the book - now in paperback - shows how dress has been crucial to the constructions of nationhood and national identities in both Asia and the Americas. Since dress has been a marker of identity and status, chapters engage with the gendering of the politics of dress, discussing how women have become bearers and wearers of 'national tradition' and how men's and women's dress reflect their political positions in the nation-state. It examines the magical power of cloth, the meanings of batik and design, the holy status of uncut cloth vs. cut cloth, and the quaint combination of non-Western with Western attire. This collection of pioneering essays fills a vacuum in the largely Eurocentric field of dress studies, demanding that attention be paid to Asia a

Mobility And Ancient Society In Asia And The Americas

Author : Michael David Frachetti
ISBN : 9783319151380
Genre : Social Science
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Mobility and Ancient Society in Asia and the Americas contains contributions by leading international scholars concerning the character, timing, and geography of regional migrations that led to the dispersal of human societies from Inner and northeast Asia to the New World in the Upper Pleistocene (ca. 20,000-15,000 years ago). This volume bridges scholarly traditions from Europe, Central Asia, and North and South America, bringing different perspectives into a common view. The book presents an international overview of an ongoing discussion that is relevant to the ancient history of both Eurasia and the Americas. The content of the chapters provides both geographic and conceptual coverage of main currents in contemporary scholarly research, including case studies from Inner Asia (Kazakhstan), southwest Siberia, northeast Siberia, and North and South America. The chapters consider the trajectories, ecology, and social dynamics of ancient mobility, communication, and adaptation in both Eurasia and the Americas, using diverse methodologies of data recovery ranging from archaeology, historical linguistics, ancient DNA, human osteology, and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Although methodologically diverse, the chapters are each broadly synthetic in nature and present current scholarly views of when, and in which ways, societies from northeast Asia ultimately spread eastward (and southward) into North and South America, and how we might reconstruct the cultures and adaptations related to Paleolithic groups. Ultimately, this book provides a unique synthetic perspective that bridges Asia and the Americas and brings the ancient evidence from both sides of the Bering Strait into common focus.

Economic Development Integration And Morality In Asia And The Americas

Author : Donald Wood
ISBN : 9781848555426
Genre : Business & Economics
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Explores economic development, integration, and morality in economic transactions in Asia and the America. This title includes chapters that look at underground gambling behavior in China in light of that country's economic boom and retail store expansion and local socioeconomic effects in rural Mexico.

Bush And Asia

Author : Mark Beeson
ISBN : 9780203965078
Genre : Political Science
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Bringing together a number of recognized international experts, this book considers the impact of changes in American foreign policy on the East Asian region, as well as the evolving nature of American policy itself. Specific case studies consider America's relations with the most important countries of the region, including China, a potential strategic rival, Japan, still the second largest economy in the world, and Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country. These case studies and others are complemented with more theoretical and thematic considerations of the nature of American hegemony, its historical links to the region, security policy, economic ties, and American attitudes toward emerging East Asian regionalism. Bush and Asia provides a comprehensive introduction to, and analysis of, the Bush administration's relations with what will be the twenty-first century's most dynamic and strategically significant region.

Regionalism And Global Economic Integration

Author : William D. Coleman
ISBN : 9781134716272
Genre : Political Science
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This scholarly and interdisciplinary volume sheds much needed light on the realtionship between national policies, regional integration patterns and the wider global setting. It covers regional patterns in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Individual chapters focus on topics ranging from industrial or financial policies to social welfare regimes, as well as broader assessments and comparisons of regional arrangements in a global context. The chapters point to the diversity of regional patterns in the world economy and the continuing importance of national regulatory structures, yet they also point to the common pressures of globalisation felt by all, especially in the domain of capital markets. With broad coverage and clear but sophisticated analysis this new book will be vital reading to all those seeking to clarify their understanding of the contemporary regional/global paradox.

Encounters Between Jesuits And Protestants In Asia And The Americas

Author : Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
ISBN : 9004357688
Genre : Religion
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We are not Jesuits: reassessing relations between Protestantism, French Catholicism, and the Society of Jesus in late Tokugawa to early Showa Japan / Makoto Harris Takao -- Kirishitan veneration of the saints: Jesuit and Dutch witnesses / Haruko Nawata Ward -- Jesuit and Protestant use of vernacular Chinese in accommodation policy / Sophie Ling-chia Wei -- Shaping the anthropological context of the "Salus populi Sinensis" Madonna icon in Xian, China / Hui-Hung Chen -- Jesuit and Protestant encounters in Jiangnan: contest and cooperation in China's lower Yangzi region / Steven Pieragastini -- Protestant and Jesuit encounters in India in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / Delio Mendonca -- Beyond words: missionary grammars and the construction of language in Tamil country / Michelle Zaleski -- Jesuit liminal space in liberal Protestant modernity / Jorge Canizares-Esguerra -- Jose de Acosta, a Spanish Jesuit-Protestant author: print culture, contingency, and deliberate silence in the making of the canon / Jorge Canizares-Esguerra -- Negotiating the confessional divide in Dutch Brazil and the Republic: the case of Manoel de Moraes / Anne B. McGinness -- A French Jesuit parish, without the Jesuits: Grand Bay's Catholic community and institutional durability in British Dominica / Steve Lenik -- "Tis nothing but French poison, all of it": Jesuit and Calvinist missions on the New World frontier / Catherine Balleriaux -- "Americans, you are marked for their prey!" Jesuits and the nineteenth-century nativist impulse / Robert Emmett Curran -- Wars of words: Catholic and Protestant Jesuitism in nineteenth-century America / Steven Mailloux

Distant Ripples Of The British Abolitionist Wave

Author : Myriam Cottias
ISBN : 1569025509
Genre : Antislavery movements
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