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management, as well as societal capacity for mitigation and adaptation. The relationships between climate-related hazards (such as typhoons, flooding, rising sea levels, changing seasonality, droughts, etc.), human-induced environmental changes (such as deforestation, dyke construction, river embankments

In: Asian Journal of Social Science
Authors: Ole Bruun and Mette Fog Olwig

Introduction Several streams of literature on disaster risk reduction ( DRR ) and climate change adaptation ( CCA ) point almost routinely to the potential of “local communities” in protecting the interests of local inhabitants in the face of external stress. The notion of community

In: Asian Journal of Social Science
Author: Binjun Hu

(in Chinese: fortune cat), which has made significant inroads into Chinese shops and homes worldwide. 1 This paper explores how Maneki-Neko becomes appropriated by a specific demographic of people (mostly business owners) in China as Zhaocaimao since the 1980s and created a basis for its adaptation

In: African and Asian Studies
In: Culture Contact in Evenki Land

of Japanese migrants to Brazil, terms commonly used in cultural contact theory—reception, adaptation, accommodation, borrowing, compromise, and blending—have gained little purchase. Instead, assimilation was generally seen as a process of becoming familiar with the Brazilian environment—or rather (in

In: Sentiment, Language, and the Arts: The Japanese- Brazilian Heritage

gestures and modes of speech. Just as school sports days evolved by incorporating elements of modern military training into the traditions of existing local festivals, these oratorical meetings were an adaptation of contemporary Western-style speech contests, built on the traditional art of storytelling

In: Sentiment, Language, and the Arts: The Japanese- Brazilian Heritage

because it was originally a loan. 28 Corn/maize itself is an interesting case of borrowing/adaptation in English. Maize is a borrowing from a Central American language, despite the whiff of European “foreignness” it seems to have acquired for Anglophone Americans. The Japanese counterpart, tōmorokoshi

In: Sentiment, Language, and the Arts: The Japanese- Brazilian Heritage

/ shitawasiku / saredo ikyō no / kono chi o aisu 汝が語る祖国のことも慕わしくされど異 郷のこの地を愛す The old country you speak of / I am fond of it too / but I love the land / 
of this foreign country (all 17) These four verses show a four-stage process of adaptation by which immigrants moved from attachment to Japan, to loss of the

In: Sentiment, Language, and the Arts: The Japanese- Brazilian Heritage
Author: Emma Porio

Introduction Adaptation to climate change-related impacts is very important for national planning and development. In early July 2008, the World Bank estimated that the Philippines loses P15 billion annually to disasters like typhoons and floods. This amount represents about 0.7 percent of

In: Asian Journal of Social Science
Author: David Y.H. Wu

Ethnicity and Adaptation: Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurship in Papua New Guinea David Y.H. Wu East-West Center, Honolulu. INTRODUCTION Ethnicity is a word which until two decades ago had not appeared in any English dictionary (Rose 1976: 189). But the concept has attracted the concern of social

In: Asian Journal of Social Science