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Author: C.W. Watson

, consciously chose to avoid realpolitik and instead pursued the route of social engagement: a commitment to work within the local community at a grass-roots level for an improvement of the quality of life of those who were the victims of political, social and economic injustice. It is no surprise, then

In: Of Self and Injustice
Author: G.L. Koster

brought back to life again when the king, convinced that she has proved herself a worthy consort, has decided to let his son marry her and has proposed that Inu and his wife become king and queen of Kuripan. Even then, she retains her modesty as she humbly declines being worthy to become queen of

In: Roaming through Seductive Gardens
Author: Adrian Vickers

-trading gangsters. An elaborate structure of courtly images provided them with a way of seeing their interests in more elevated terms, a way of tying their economic life into a broader series of sensual pursuits. The kingdoms of pre-colonial Bali, even more than their texts, are still a part of Balinese society

In: Journeys of Desire
Author: George Quinn

), who argued that Javanese social life is dominated by three main 'cultural types', the abangan, santri, and priyayi. Each of these cultural types or sub-cultures embodies a particular complex of 'religious beliefs, ethical preferences, and political ideologies [... J the general ideas of order in terms

In: The Novel in Javanese
Author: G.L. Koster

he, too, presents himself as a soother of cares (Sweeney 1972:39,44,273-9). III Dalang or dagang 59 life of the community, individual fortune and adversity, as well as over his own success and fame as dalang. As appears from the chapter in Tsuchiya Kenji (1987:1-15) on the Javanese concept of

In: Roaming through Seductive Gardens
Author: G. W. J. Drewes

yakin dereng sampurna. 12. Nora tumekeng wong asih anging sawuse tetela yakin iku Pangerane utawing wong kang sampurna Kitab Patahulrahman as he is still blind. Anyone striving af ter the Lord, should come with the Lord. 8. A scholar said, "Anyone who is blind m this life, will be blind also

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In: Directions for Travellers on the Mystic Path
Author: G.L. Koster

in Batavia, and who is also known to have made a living as a teacher of Koran recita- tion to children (tukang ajar anak mengaji) (Van Ronkel 1909:28). The manuscript in which the SBB is contained - a codex unicus that now has the inventory number ML 254 - was acquired by the Bataviaasch

In: Roaming through Seductive Gardens
Author: Adrian Vickers

'outsides', common- ers and foreigners, the Malat was part of the way the courts of Bali became the exemplary 'interiors' of Balinese culture. The Malat addressed the needs of periods in Balinese history when courtly life was being reoriented from the existence of one dominant court to many on a more

In: Journeys of Desire
Author: Adrian Vickers

as gambuh is my pastiche of the main episodes known to gambuh performers still living in the 1980s, but quoting heavily from a record of 1930s performers' knowledge. Because per- formers know of these episodes as repeated performance, few of them can give lengthy expositions of the stories. More

In: Journeys of Desire

enduring paradox: that precisely in living a failed life according to the standards of the tradition as it was understood in his time, he ended up living well according to the transforming tradition Chinese moral poetics has actually proven to be.

In: Du Fu Transforms