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Author: Rohani Hashim

admired as a cultural hero as he portrays the authenticity and the charming life of the indigenous Malay children who mostly live in villages.2 Readers are typically charmed by the nostalgic sketches that call to mind their own carefree childhood in a kampong (village) and spontaneously start laughing at

In: Asian Futures, Asian Traditions

ZitiiJ. He was born in the small ancient state of Zou in modern Shandong province, close . to Confucius 's home state Lu . Just like Confucius he devoted his life to teaching and, especially, to trying to convince state leaders to adopt his teaching as a means of achieving peace and order under Heaven

In: Rediscovering Confucianism
Author: Olaf Lidin

459 he fatalistically propounded that all life and death are pre-ordained. His thought developed later in a Chu Hsi direction, perhaps motivated by the Prohibition of Heterodox Studies. He was an important scholar at the end of the eighteenth century and during the first half of the nineteenth

In: From Taoism to Einstein
Author: Adam Lam

white, forcibly suggesting to the audience the drabness of present life and highlighting the colourful romance of the past. The film being set mainly in a simple village over forty years ago, when the people were still enjoying a honeymoon with the Communist government, it appears to represent

In: Asian Futures, Asian Traditions

ordered; nevertheless, alterations have occurred, rooted in governmental policy fostering hygienic housing, and in religious influ­ ences aimed at a decent family life. Furthermore, seasonal migration of the men, who venture out along the coast of Flores to make a living, has led to the incorporation

In: Indonesian Houses
Author: Peter J.M. Nas

, picking their way between floors of different levels, and when passing through low doors they have to stoop in order not to bump their heads. The modem house is considered more convenient for daily living. Perhaps the most valid argument is simply an interest in change and a wish to keep up with the

In: Indonesian Houses
Author: Peter Worsley

discussion of this issue. 6 For one account of the history of the notion of ‘everyday life’ in Marxist thought and Cultural Studies see Roberts (2006:1–2,14). Roberts is interested in recovering the concept ‘everyday’ as a basis for a criticism of culture. His discussion reveals just how diverse and

In: Mpu Monaguṇa's Sumanasāntaka
Author: M.S. Widjojo

sought an ally to confront the dominant Dutch in the English East India Company. In contrast to the other ‘rebels’, Prince Nuku understood he was living in a changing world. Instead of implicating himself in self-defeating strategies and mystical scenarios, he reached out for the assistance which could

In: The Revolt of Prince Nuku

preserving Confucianism as a religious faith. Throughout his life he attached great importance to the importance of faith , as a complement to philosophical reflection and insight, in motivating people to partic- ipate in improving the world. However, as he was exposed to Western cultural traditions he

In: Rediscovering Confucianism
Author: Olaf Lidin

which the ki, that is, the life-giving energy pulsates, an enormous grid-iron upon which the cosmic wonder is enacted. Miura Baien (1723-89) has explained the ri, using the metaphors of the branches of a tree and the ditches in the fields. The ri are the life veins of a tree and the water channels

In: From Taoism to Einstein