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Yan story and which was incorporated into the standard Ming History . Dong ended his play with the words: “The Dashing bandit’s original mission was half real and half empty, but it was both sentimental and reasonable. As for Hong Niangzi’s seizure of Li Xin, it was quite a spectacle.” 71 Sato

In: The Mythistorical Chinese Scholar-Rebel-Advisor Li Yan
Rupture and Continuity in Modern Chinese Detective Fiction (1896–1949)
In Detecting Chinese Modernities: Rupture and Continuity in Modern Chinese Detective Fiction (1896–1949), Yan Wei historicizes the two stages in the development of Chinese detective fiction and discusses the rupture and continuity in the cultural transactions, mediation, and appropriation that occurred when the genre of detective fiction traveled to China during the first half of the twentieth century. Wei identifies two divergent, or even opposite strategies for appropriating Western detective fiction during the late Qing and the Republican periods. She further argues that these two periods in the domestication of detective fiction were also connected by shared emotions. Both periods expressed ambivalent and sometimes contradictory views regarding Chinese tradition and Western modernity.

number of journals. These articles include “Political Spectacle and Colonial Rule: The Landau on Dutch Taiwan, 1629-1648.” Itinerario 21.3 (1997): 57-93, “The Mightiest Village: Geopolitics and Diplomacy in the Formosan Plains, 1623-1636.” In Pingpuzu qun yu Taiwan lishi wenhua lunwenji , eds Pan Inghai

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

’s two accounts of the conquest. Th e first, in normal chronological sequence for January 1517, is silent on the massacre of the emirs and presents Tumanbay’s execution as a necessary public spectacle to prove that he was dead. Th e sec- ond account was added as commentary on a ‘violent altercation

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

shuju, 1981): 5.61; Zhang Lei 張耒 , Zhang Lei ji 張耒集 (twelfth cen- tury; Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 1999): 1.1-3. On Grand Sacrifi ce, see also P. B. Ebrey, “Taking Out the Grand Carriage: Imperial Spectacle and the Visual Culture of Northern Song Kaifeng.” Asia Major, Th ird Series , 12 (1999): 33-65; Zito

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

Over the past few years, scholars of Islam have been debating the history of slavery in Islamic societies, instigated in part by the spectacle of Islamic State (IS or ISIS) soldiers reviving what they understand to be religiously-mandated practices of slavery. 1 Historians of Islamic societies

In: Islamic Law and Society

(sight, spectacle) or theos (God) and– oros (one who sees)—the travel- er’s report of the world is distorted. He or she inevitably takes something of ‘home’ along on the journey. Euben pairs six Western and Muslim travel narratives—most purport- edly ‘true’, one avowedly fictional—in substantiation of her

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

possibly in some instances conceal a fictive relationship by adoption. In the transitional period at the beginning of the later phase, there is even the remarkable spectacle of two sets of coregents belonging to different family groups simultaneously claiming to be kings of Saba and Dhu Raydan, as well as

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

central administration’s control’ (253) of the Ava- and Amarapura-centered court. Charles Argo investigates the ‘puni- tive spectacle’ of the Ottoman devşirme or ‘child levy’ within the urban setting of the Balkan city as a locus of state-subject interaction and a ritual act that affirmed the center

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

ordinary daily use. It presents a wonderful spectacle of a marching civilization from the age of stone to that of metal passing through the different phases of evolution and growth so characteristic of a dynamic society. The enumeration of exchange and barter system side by side with that of coinage in the

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient