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Author: Ya Zuo

importantly, how could it effectively motivate moral actions? The textual-critical Confucians suggested simplifying the metaphysical structure and advanced a more “anthropologically based” understanding of the heart-mind (p. 9). The second difference occurred mainly among the neo-Confucians themselves

In: China and Asia

that state, Assayag encountered a much more complex nexus of relationships and interactions between Hindus and Muslims, namely across hybrid cults, and saints-cum-healers, rites offakirs, and daily life. He further maintained that “contrary to the general belief that the terms Hindu and Muslim denote

In: Asian Review of World Histories
Author: Hiroshi Mitani

government dared to dissolve the traditional hereditary status system (Ochiai, 2015). The samurai class, which amounted to around 6 percent of Japan’s population, lost its income in exchange for small amounts of public bonds, and were forced to eke out a living for themselves. At the same time, the Meiji

In: Asian Review of World Histories
Author: Ya Zuo

finally brought the ancient music back to life. He held a public ceremony to celebrate this achievement and named the new music Dasheng 大晟 (“Grand Prosperity”), which placed it on a par with exemplary ancient systems such as Dazhang 大章 (“Grand Luminosity”) and Dashao 大韶 (“Grand Splendor”). 442 In

In: Powerful Arguments

individual’s confession either preceded or immediately followed the autopsy, and the two would match perfectly. 1.2 The Imperative to Clear Cases In the imperial tradition dating back to the Legalists, the power to take life was a jealously guarded prerogative of the emperor, and so homicide represented not

In: Powerful Arguments
Author: Dennis O. Flynn

applicable to both living and non-living things. What changed was the appearance of life, in which each cell or each multicellular organism is an independent agent, competing with other agents … [and thus] human history is riddled with contingencies, and this is part of what makes it impossible to find laws

In: Asian Review of World Histories

materials and facilitated the transportation of pottery; on the other hand, the villages stood on unstable land. These topographical factors had a powerful effect on life in Kim Lan village. According to the excavations in Kim Lan village, evidence of pottery manufacture disappeared in the fifteenth

In: Asian Review of World Histories

one facet of a larger repertoire of practices centered around ritualized and often public acts of donation, commemoration, and memorialization. Donations were motivated by the desire to gain religious ‘merit’ which accrued to the donors and their family members, living and deceased, by virtue of these

In: Mapping the Pāśupata Landscape

landscape as well. As I discuss below, taxes remitted by salt merchants and horse traders were used to fund the temple complex at Mt. Harṣa. Religious life in medieval Sapādalakṣa was inextricably bound up in the region’s politics, the textures and complexities of which tend to be obscured by a scholarly

In: Mapping the Pāśupata Landscape
Author: Michel Hermans

life of the Jesuit thinker and his relationships with his family, which complement other studies. 5 Using these multifaceted approaches, we can build up a new picture of an individual engaged in encounters with the “other” during the Enlightenment. 6 Family Background The few surviving letters that

In: The Mandate of Heaven