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Japanese POWs as problematic, and became a strict enforcer of all official regulations that could make life as hard as possible for the Japanese in his care. When Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki, normally a model prisoner with no history of disobedience was transferred to Camp Kennedy from Camp McCoy, a penknife was

In: War and Stereotypes
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Japanese POWs as problematic, and became a strict enforcer of all official regulations that could make life as hard as possible for the Japanese in his care. When Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki, normally a model prisoner with no history of disobedience was transferred to Camp Kennedy from Camp McCoy, a penknife was

In: War and Stereotypes

Company was to be serious about populating its settlements with free Dutch colonists in a model inspired by that of the Estado da Índia , it would need to allow free burghers independent ways of making a living. Such a move required a relaxation of the VOC ’s strict monopoly principles, particularly its

In: Ethnography and Encounter

, and African descent living under VOC or EIC jurisdiction. 6 Much of this frantic recording was aimed at comprehending the vast Indian Ocean space, including its intricate commercial environment and its diverse inhabitants. Part of a wider ‘empirical bent’ as manifested in the fields of diplomacy

In: Ethnography and Encounter

served to underpin calls for the deployment of maritime force against Gujarati shipping. In the decades that followed, similar preconceptions motivated EIC and VOC officials to argue that only fortifications could ensure undisturbed trade on the Coromandel Coast, or that a firm hand was required to

In: Ethnography and Encounter

experiences, motivating future actions, and justifying decisions taken. 8 Providing a cultural perspective that complements existing economic and institutional histories of the major East India Companies, this book offers a focused exploration of how ideas influenced practices in specific sites of global

In: Ethnography and Encounter

craftiness among them – provide a powerful digest of the popular Orientalist tropes current in this period. 27 While reflecting the anxiety-ridden reality of early factory life in Banten, which was haunted by an extreme mortality rate and the spectre of arson, Scott’s account of his two-and-a-half-year stay

In: Ethnography and Encounter

essential to the formation of a human being, it is qi that determines the nature and character of the new life. Qi “refers to the formless life itself, which is extended through the male reproductive function to sons and grandsons.” 39 Since a son inherits qi from his father, the father is the origin

In: Translocal Chinese: East Asian Perspectives

support his family when, at the age of eigh teen, he was involved in a dock accident that nearly took his life. This near- death experience gave him the impetus to leave his backbreaking blue- collar existence and even- tually pursue writing. Due to the vari ous challenges of his youth, Yo- shikawa

In: The Afterlife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi

country’s wealth had been destroyed, and 30  percent of all rural dwellers found themselves homeless. At the same time, roughly 6.5 million Japa nese were living overseas, either as expatri- ates in the far reaches of what had been Japan’s empire or as stranded sol- diers.10 For a nation whose desire

In: The Afterlife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi