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Writing Pregnancy in Low-Fertility Japan

Writing Pregnancy in Low-Fertility Japan

Amanda C. Seaman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824859886
eISBN:
9780824872960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859886.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Writing Pregnancy in Low Fertility Japan analyzes the literary representations of pregnancy and childbirth by Japanese women in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century—work notable not ... More

The Ryukyu KingdomCornerstone of East Asia

The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia

Mamoru Akamine

Robert Huey (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855178
eISBN:
9780824872953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855178.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This English translation of an Okinawan scholarly voice provides a compelling new picture of the role played by the Ryukyu Kingdom in pre-modern East Asia. Mamoru Akamine first examines the early ... More

Right Thoughts at the Last MomentBuddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Jacqueline I. Stone

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856434
eISBN:
9780824872984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856434.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhists across Asia have often sought to die, as the Buddha himself is said to have done, with a clear and focused mind. This study explores the reception and development in early medieval Japan ... More

Feasting in Southeast Asia

Feasting in Southeast Asia

Brian Hayden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856267
eISBN:
9780824873059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856267.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Feasting emerges from the pages of this book as far more than gustatory and social diversions from daily work routines. Instead, feasting in tribal societies plays a critical role in village social, ... More

Doctrine and Practice in Medieval Korean BuddhismThe Collected Works of Uich'on

Doctrine and Practice in Medieval Korean Buddhism: The Collected Works of Uich'on

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824867430
eISBN:
9780824873080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867430.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Ŭich’ŏn (1055–1101) is one of the most important figures in Koryŏ Buddhism. He was a staunch proponent of doctrinal Buddhism and the intellectual heritage of East Asia. Although Ŭich’ŏn had been ... More

Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Sherry D. Fowler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856229
eISBN:
9780824872977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856229.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

When Kannon (Avalokiteśvara in Sanskrit) appears in multiple manifestations, the compassionate Buddhist deity’s magnificent powers are believed to increase to even greater heights. This book examines ... More

The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

Jerome Silbergeld and Eugene Y. Wang (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824846763
eISBN:
9780824873035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846763.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The zoomorphic imagination of Chinese artists was inhabited by some animals as carefully observed and rendered as in any scientific study, by other animals bred from sheer fantasy or concocted from ... More

Tracing the Itinerant PathJishū Nuns of Medieval Japan

Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan

Caitilin J. Griffiths

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824859367
eISBN:
9780824873004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859367.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This study introduces the jishū nuns who participated alongside monks as fellow practitioners—not as wives, daughters, or mothers. They were partners in a Pure Land religious school devoted to ... More

Recite and RefuseContemporary Chinese Prose Poetry

Recite and Refuse: Contemporary Chinese Prose Poetry

Nick Admussen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856526
eISBN:
9780824873011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book is a genre study and genre history of prose poetry in China that begins during the Hundred Flowers Movement (1956) with authors Ke Lan and Guo Feng, describes prose poets of the 1980s such ... More

Numinous Awareness Is Never DarkThe Korean Buddhist Master Chinul's Excerpts on Zen Practice

Numinous Awareness Is Never Dark: The Korean Buddhist Master Chinul's Excerpts on Zen Practice

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824867393
eISBN:
9780824873073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867393.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Numinous Awareness is Never Dark examines the issue of whether enlightenment in Zen Buddhism is sudden or gradual: that is, something achieved in a sudden flash of insight, or through the gradual ... More

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