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The Judeo-Persian Rendition of the Buddha Biographies
The Prince and the Sufi is the literary composition of the seventeenth-century Judeo-Persian poet Elisha ben Shmūel. In The Prince and the Sufi: The Judeo-Persian Rendition of the Buddha Biographies, Dalia Yasharpour provides a thorough analysis of this popular work to show how the Buddha's life story has undergone substantial transformation with the use of Jewish, Judeo-Persian and Persian-Islamic sources. The annotated edition of the text and the corresponding English translation are meticulous and insightful. This scholarly study makes available to readers an important branch in the genealogical tree of the Buddha Biographies.
Author: Jeremy Fogel

Christianity. Mai was able to travel back home when Cook undertook his third voyage, seeking a lucrative northwestern passage to China. King George had ordered a house to be built for him in Tahiti where he could store the many gifts, artifacts, and weapons he had received. Cook endeavored to ensure Mai

In: The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy

, يوسف  ]: 93–97 (Abdullah Yusuf Ali edition, Lahore 1937 rep. 1987), p. 113. 40 B. B.B. 16b. Immanuel Löw and Yehuda Feliks identify the Keziah as Cinnamomum cassia (in English: Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon). See Löw, Die Flora der Juden (n. 34), vol. I , p. 113; Yehuda Feliks, Trees

In: Review of Rabbinic Judaism

On May 9th 2017, the judge of the North Jakarta Court imprisoned former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaya Purnama for two years. The former Governor, of Chinese ethnicity and a devout Christian, was sentenced for being guilty of blasphemy. This judgement was arrived at because, in a speech

In: International Journal of Public Theology
Author: Ansgar Martins

merely facilitates knowledge of the diabolical. In this respect, his approach converges with one of the focal points of Kracauer’s interpretation of Kafka. Reviewing the first posthumously published collection of Kafka’s short prose, The Great Wall of China , in 1931, Kracauer cited one of the aphorisms

In: The Migration of Metaphysics into the Realm of the Profane

: C. Klincksieck , 1959 . Thorion , Yohanan . “ Die Syntax der Präposition B in der Qumranliteratur .” RevQ 12 ( 1985 ): 17 – 63 . Xiao , Richard . “ How Different is Translated Chinese from Native Chinese? A Corpus-Based Study of Translation Universals .” International

In: Sacred Texts and Disparate Interpretations: Qumran Manuscripts Seventy Years Later

respondents from Israel. One respondent was from China and two were from Australia. Almost 28 percent of respondents did not provide a current country of residence. 3 Results Below we present the results in order of the sections given in the original survey. In the survey, we took

In: Dead Sea Discoveries
Scholarship on ethnicity in modern Latin America has traditionally understood the region’s various societies as fusions of people of European, indigenous, and/or African descent. These are often deployed as stable categories, with European or “white” as a monolith against which studies of indigeneity or blackness are set. The role of post-independence immigration from eastern and western Europe—as well as from Asia, Africa, and Latin-American countries—in constructing the national ethnic landscape remains understudied. The contributors of this volume focus their attention on Jewish, Arab, non-Latin European, Asian, and Latin American immigrants and their experiences in their “new” homes. Rejecting exceptionalist and homogenizing tendencies within immigration history, contributors advocate instead an approach that emphasizes the locally- and nationally-embedded nature of ethnic identification.

superiority of size could not be regarded as a constant accompaniment to intellectual primacy. 366 A further illustration of that truth was proposed, in 1878, by Clapham’s weighing of the brains of 16 Chinese, 4 Pelew Islanders, and one Bengalese constable, “with much care, eliminating as far as possible all

In: Brain and Race

neighborhood, hastened growth among the Chinese and Indians, as well as the Africans, making them the most populous nations on earth. In the hearts and minds of these nations slept the invigorating force, or it convulsively twitched. Born into slavery, they needed it, and still need the wisdom of a despot who

In: Brain and Race

systematically on a selection of already collected data, while research also began to focus more frequently on the brains of some other human group, for instance North American Indians, Chinese, and Australians. In the meantime the practice rarely included the microscopic observation of the cortex: since the

In: Brain and Race

the political revolutions that left their mark on the history of China, without changing the rites of worship and administration: Où trouver les causes suffisantes d’une pareille stabilité, sinon dans une organisation particulière du cerveau dont les différences encore indéterminées

In: Brain and Race

delineation and imperfection in detail, their ivory sculptures of animal and human forms displayed a remarkable quality. Like those of the Chinese, “their drawings have but one defect, being faulty in perspective”. 451 In the past, only four Eskimo brains had been described: three by Théophile Chudzinski – a

In: Brain and Race

contrast, were easily assimilable—for example, the above-mentioned South American political refugees since the 1970s or the leftist Spaniards of the 1930s. 12 Undesirable diasporas included the Chinese in the early twentieth-century Mexican north. It was no coincidence that Chinese immigrants were the

In: Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Latin America
Author: Fabio Santos

—never Brazilian money. Besides these French, there are English, Americans, Chinese, and Surinamese Dutch, and each nation lives apart. Commerce is on a grand scale with everything arriving from Cayenne on the steamships that dock once or twice a month, bringing new adventurers from various nations in astounding

In: Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Latin America

Contemporary Chinese migrations to Buenos Aires and the migrants’ identities there, along with the increasing influence of the People’s Republic of China ( PRC ) 1 in Argentina, have begun to create interest not only in academic and political spheres but in the mass media. This chapter analyzes

In: Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Latin America
Author: Lelia Stadler

Poland between the Two World Wars , Detroit : Wayne State University Press . Hsu , M.Y. ( 2000 ) Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration between the United States and South China, 1882–1943 , Stanford : Stanford University Press . Igra , A.R. ( 2007

In: Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Latin America

altered its socioeconomic composition. Creoles from Cayenne, Martinique, and Guadalupe took over commerce, and they were joined by many other interested parties—English, Americans, Chinese, and Surinamese Dutch. In the 1940s, Oiapoque became an official municipality of Brazil’s Amapá territory, while

In: Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Latin America
Author: Claudia Stern

philosophy during an extensive international tour in 1961 intended to strengthen trade, and which included visits to San Francisco, Hawaii, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Guangzhou in China, India, Israel, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, and finally São Paulo in Brazil. Faivovich had no qualms when it came to declaring

In: Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Latin America
Author: Omri Elmaleh

times higher—from 7,085 to 49,423; see: Karam, “The Lebanese Diaspora,” note 37. 16 “Os chineses vem aí.” Revista Oeste , Ano VIII ,Num. 83, 46; “Ciudad Puerto Stroessner: O paraíso das falsificações e da corrupção,” Nosso Tempo , December 14–20, 1983, 13; “Pdte. Stroessner. Uma cidade que já

In: Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Latin America
Author: Clive Pearson

, freedom and a pathway to modernity. At the same time it has been heavily implicated in the clash of cultural values and philosophies between the West and indigenous Chinese traditions and nationalism. The appeal of a Christian public theology has encouraged and inspired a number of public intellectuals

In: International Journal of Public Theology
Author: Jason Lam

1 Introductory Remarks The term Sino-Christian theology refers specifically to the emerging Christian studies phenomenon in Mainland China which began in the late 1980s. It now attracts the interest of scholars in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other Chinese-speaking areas. One reason this movement

In: International Journal of Public Theology

Christian Thoughts at Melbourne School of Theology and Senior Research Fellow of Australian College of Theology. He reads hermeneutics and modern theology. His recent books include Sino-Christian Theology: A Theological qua Cultural Movement in Contemporary China (editor) and Being, History, Sacred: A

In: International Journal of Public Theology

,” 552–553; Loewe, “Structure and Practice,” 485–486; Garnsey, Food , 113–127, considering diet; and Morley, “Poor Rome,” 29–30. Nishijima points out that in the Han Dynasty in China that ruled at the same time as the Roman Empire, the rulers divided society into 20 different levels. There were criteria

In: Social Stratification of the Jewish Population of Roman Palestine in the Period of the Mishnah, 70–250 CE
Author: Barbara Henkes

group of young Javanese thought they could rule the country themselves and that they no longer needed the Dutch’. These ‘extremists’, according to Pim Valk, ‘who murdered the Chinese and set fire to the dessas (villages), no longer wanted to be under the authority of the Dutch’. 51 His summary of

In: Negotiating Racial Politics in the Family
Author: Barbara Henkes

Jewish Community in China . (New York: The Free Press, 1994). 4 Certificate, issued 1 Nov. 1932. 5 ‘Unter den zurzeit obwaltenden Verhältnissen sehe ich mich gezwungen, Ihnen das von Ihnen bewohnte Zimmer auf der Sternwarte zum 15. Apr. 1933 zu kündigen’. Private collection. 6 See

In: Negotiating Racial Politics in the Family