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Introduction The abbess Zhujin 袾錦 (1548-1614) presided in the final decade of her life over a small community of disciples at the Xiaoyi wu’ai an 孝義無礙庵 (Filiality and righteousness unobstructed nunnery). 1 Located west of the market at Caishiqiao 菜市橋 in Hangzhou, the nunnery had been built

In: NAN NÜ
Author: Kwok-kan Tam

is known to a person and affects the person’s choices in life. In this sense, Fate can also be considered as self-prediction and self-actualization. Similar to the cases of Oedipus and Macbeth, the oracle prediction or the witches’ prophecies serve only to motivate them into a chain of actions that

In: Fate and Prognostication in the Chinese Literary Imagination
Author: Yan Xu-Lackner

this heritage that provokes an internal, “mental” conflict for many Chinese people. The “cultural field” (wenhua chang 文化場) built on literary allusions makes those living inside this “cultural field” inclined to “believe” or “trust,” although a modern, educated individual is supposed to “believe” in

In: Fate and Prognostication in the Chinese Literary Imagination
Author: HONG Yunshin

1946 survey of conditions on Miyakojima conducted by the Okinawa Civilian Administration (Okinawa Minseifu), 139 inhabitants were killed and 90 injured as a result of enemy air attacks and bombardments. Mercifully, the loss of life to shelling, rocketing, and strafing appears modest compared to that on

In: “Comfort Stations” as Remembered by Okinawans during World War II
Author: HONG Yunshin

–1879), but the narrow parameters of acceptable academic inquiry at the time prevented researchers from mining battlefield memories as a store of living knowledge about the past (see appendix). Existing army staff reports and other official military documents mention comfort stations but virtually ignore the

In: “Comfort Stations” as Remembered by Okinawans during World War II