Protohistory The history of the world is the memory of the past experience of Homo sapiens sapiens around the world, as that experience has been preserved, largely in written records. By "prehistory", historians mean the recovery of knowledge of the past in an area where no written records exist, or where the writing of a culture is not understood.
Berkeley Red, White, and Bruised: But, afterthese living casualties of war had to endure not only the trauma of battle and the unease of newly-acquired disabilities but also military occupation by the very-same foe that battered their bodies and shattered their lives.
In what ways did total war and total defeat shape the Japanese disabled veteran of the Second World War? Excessive Cult or Proper Ritual?: Challenges for the 21st Century William C. It argues that Chinese, European and American universities share many common objectives and common problems.
It focuses on efforts to revitalize undergraduate education, and the often-contested role of the humanities as part of the "general education" of undergraduates at leading universities, seeking to educate individuals with the capacity for critical leadership, rather than students trained in skills that will become obsolete in their lifetimes.
By examining the text of the "original" letters kept at Yale and analyzing the dilemmas of both the addressor and the addressee, however, I have tried to rediscover its meaning in the context of Japanese dawning relations with the United States and other western nations.
I see no foundation for the assertion that Shoin was a terrorist trying to kill Perry. In this, Shoin had recognized the importance of learning about—and from—the English-speaking world fully five years before Fukuzawa Yukichi began to advocate shifting from "Dutch learning" to Anglo-American learning.
Japanese scholarship has not, to date, seen the encounter between Shoin and Perry in terms of human rights, largely because Shoin was regarded a national hero making extraordinary contributions to the Meiji Restoration, and his role as mentor of such leading Choshu politicians as Ito Hirobumi and Yamagata Aritomo.
Therefore, his attempt to stow away has been considered as motivated solely for the national cause, without interrogating his personal motivations, as I have done here. By "reducing" a hero to an average person and simply looking on Shoin as an ordinary stowaway, however, it has become possible to read the complexities of this historic event and the dilemmas on the both sides.
Working in a wide range of media, the internationally-acclaimed, Chinese-born artist creates complex, haunting works that call into question how meaning is communicated through language.
In preparation for an extended residency at the Arts Research Center in SpringXu Bing will present and discuss his work. Who Cares About the Environment in Japan? In particular, they have become a rallying point for a large but disparate group of civil society organizations. Faced with a continuing reliance on construction in concrete on the part of many state officials and the construction industry, these groups have been fighting to win acceptance for a more eco-friendly approach to river re-landscaping.
In his talk, the author uses these groups as a prism for a discussion about the nature of civil society in Japan and in particular its relation to the state. He refines simplistic interpretations that see civil society as being led or coopted by the state on the one hand or locked into an antagonistic relationship on the other.
Instead he advances the idea of a "soft elite" of government officials, academics and other professionals working in the field of landscape and the environment who use their ambivalent position on the borders of civil society and both in and outside the state to campaign for and establish a consensus around a benign view of nature and the environment.
He concludes this talk by transferring the concept of a soft elite to the related sphere of town planning and community development to examine the extent to which it may be applicable in these similar contexts. Religion and the Rise of Printing Reconsidered Timothy Barrett, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London March 10, Center for Buddhist Studies, Center for Chinese Studies This talk will pick up from a short paper published in and not widely circulated which has been cited surprisingly frequently in the absence of any other account of the religious roots of printing in China.
The remarks in that paper are now to be restated and extended in The Woman Who Discovered Printing, which tries to set out a provisional narrative of the factors affecting printing up till the end of the Tang dynasty. But after completing this account, consideration of what happened next, in the early decades of the tenth century, has suggested to me that we need to look carefully at the political and social factors prevailing at that point to understand the widespread acceptance of printing thereafter.
And once again, we need to look very carefully at religious materials to get some picture of what was going on, even if paradoxically they have nothing to do with printing at all.
Barrett graduated from Cambridge and received his doctorate from Yale.
After teaching at Cambridge for over ten years he became Professor of East Asian History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, inwhere he has taught ever since, first in the Department of History and more recently in the Department of the Study of Religions.
He has published Li Ao: At the time, she was the leading actress in the contemporary Taiwanese cinematic world. Inwhen she was at the pinnacle of her career, she left the film world and instead devoted herself to modern Chinese crystal glass art.
She established her first glass studio and worked at mastering the unique technique of cire-perdu glass art creation. For over twenty years, she has fulfilled and maintained her stated intention of exploring, experimenting with, and creating a Chinese style of modern glass art work; she has also been at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of modern Chinese glass art.
Yang has used her individual artistic gifts and her acute powers of observation to create sculptured works in glass which are richly imbued with a traditional Chinese artistic vocabulary and human philosophy, enabling herself to take her place among the most influential Chinese glass artists of the day.
After graduation from "Shih-chieh hsin-wen University" he began his career as a film director. The grand finale to his film-making career, the film "My Love," was cited by the Variety International Filmguide as one of the ten masterpieces of a century — of film-making in Taiwan.
InChang decided to blaze a new trail in the Chinese art of "liuli" crystal glass work by founding the first-ever glass art studio in Taiwan.
With this unique Liuli Glass Art Workshop Liuli Gongfanghe has opened up new possibilities for this traditional Chinese artistic handicraft. In his artistic designs, he not only lays stress on the fundamental concepts of creation in contemporary art but also incorporates and embodies strong sentiments of Chinese national heritage, including ancient totemisms that manifest traditional Chinese ethical codes and concepts of the universe.
In his designs can be seen a deep love for the Chinese nation.From upper left: Jerusalem skyline looking north from St. Elijah Monastery, a souq in the Old City, Mamilla Mall, the Knesset, the Dome of the Rock, the citadel (known as the Tower of David) and the Old City walls, and the Western Wall.
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