Subject: Religion

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East Asia Digital Library (EADL)

Database

The East Asia Digital Library (EADL) is a portal site focusing on East Asian cultural and scientific resources. The National Library of Korea and the National Diet Library, Japan develop and operate the site collaboratively. The EADL makes primary materials about East Asia available free of charge and in multilingual format. In addition to simple […]

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The Hyakugo Archives

Database

Toji Hyakugo Monjo refers to a collection of medieval Japanese documents originally preserved at Toji, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. The huge collection comprises nearly 25,000 documents spanning roughly 1,000 years, from the 8th to 18th centuries. The bulk of the collection dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. The collection is known as “Toji […]

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National Social Science Database

Database

Database of the China Academy of Social Sciences. Provides free access to CASS’ open access collections containing articles from 1921 – present, 2039 journals and 0ver 9 million articles in full-text. NNC institutions has direct access via the AsiaPortal. Other users may register as individual users for access at http://www.nssd.org. In Chinese.

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In Search of Chin Identity: A Study in Religion, Politics and Ethnic Identity in Burma

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Lian H. Sakhong 2003 Prior to British annexation in 1896, Chinram was an independent country ruled by traditional tribal and local chiefs. Annexation saw the land divided between India and Burma and Chin society abruptly transformed, not least by the arrival of Christian missionaries. The conversion of the Chin to Christianity from traditional locally based […]

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Divinity and Diversity: A Hindu Revitalization Movement in Malaysia

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Alexandra Kent 2005 A timely and relevant study in this age of concern about trans-national ’religious’ networks where powerful use of ethnographic date illuminates an original and striking thesis on the ambiguous nature of the Sai Baba movement. What makes this work outstanding is how the author places her material against the complex ethnic, political […]

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Clouds over Tianshan: Essays on Social Disturbance in Xinjiang in the 1940’s

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David D. Wang 1999 The 1940s saw the outbreak of the so-called Yili rebellion which led to the collapse of Chinese state authority over a wide area of Xinjiang in the chaotic years of the later 1940s. Much of the story has been told before but what is especially interesting here is Wang’s demonstration that […]

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Clouds over Tianshan: Essays on Social Disturbance in Xinjiang in the 1940’s

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David D. Wang 1999 The 1940s saw the outbreak of the so-called Yili rebellion which led to the collapse of Chinese state authority over a wide area of Xinjiang in the chaotic years of the later 1940s. Much of the story has been told before but what is especially interesting here is Wang’s demonstration that […]

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Redesigning the Cosmos: Belief Systems and State Power in Indonesia

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Ruth McVey 1993 Uses examples from historical and modern Indonesian societies and from various religions of the archipelago to illuminate the relationship between religion and political power.

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Bon, Buddhism and Democracy: The Building of a Tibetan National Identity

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Per Kværne & Rinzin Thargyal 1993 Whereas the old independent Tibet was based on a Buddhist theocratic order, what is increasingly seen today is a growing national awareness. This perhaps explains moves are being made to create a plural society embracing the faiths and ethnic and social.

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