Remaining Karen

A Study of Cultural Reproduction and the Maintenance of Identity

Author: Ananda Rajah

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 192153611X

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

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This publication of REMAINING KAREN is intended as a tribute to Ananda Raja and his consummate skills as an ethnographer. It is also a tribute to his long-term engagement in the study of the Karen. REMAINING KAREN was Ananda Raja's first focused study of the Sgaw Karen of Palokhi in northern Thailand, which he submitted in 1986 for this PhD in the Department of Anthropology in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at The Australian National University. It is a work of superlative ethnography set in an historical and regional context and as such retains its value to the present.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 9748

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Where China Meets India

Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia

Author: Thant Myint-U

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466801271

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 7892

Thant Myint-U's Where China Meets India is a vivid, searching, timely book about the remote region that is suddenly a geopolitical center of the world. From their very beginnings, China and India have been walled off from each other: by the towering summits of the Himalayas, by a vast and impenetrable jungle, by hostile tribes and remote inland kingdoms stretching a thousand miles from Calcutta across Burma to the upper Yangtze River. Soon this last great frontier will vanish—the forests cut down, dirt roads replaced by superhighways, insurgencies crushed—leaving China and India exposed to each other as never before. This basic shift in geography—as sudden and profound as the opening of the Suez Canal—will lead to unprecedented connections among the three billion people of Southeast Asia and the Far East. What will this change mean? Thant Myint-U is in a unique position to know. Over the past few years he has traveled extensively across this vast territory, where high-speed trains and gleaming new shopping malls are now coming within striking distance of the last far-flung rebellions and impoverished mountain communities. And he has explored the new strategic centrality of Burma, where Asia's two rising, giant powers appear to be vying for supremacy. At once a travelogue, a work of history, and an informed look into the future, Where China Meets India takes us across the fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the region's long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world.

The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies)

Author: Donald Kenrick

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461672279

Category: History

Page: 396

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The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies) seeks to end such prejudice by clarifying the facts about this nomadic people. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics, the history of the Gypsies and their culture is told.

Mental Culture in Burmese Crisis Politics

Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy

Author: Gustaaf Houtman

Publisher: ILCAA

ISBN: 4872977483

Category: Buddhism

Page: 392

View: 7186

An examination of the current political crisis in Burma, and in particular its Buddhist and socio-psychological aspects.

The Sino-Tibetan Languages

Author: Randy J. LaPolla,Graham Thurgood

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315399490

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1018

View: 664

There are more native speakers of Sino-Tibetan languages than of any other language family in the world. Our records of these languages are among the oldest for any human language, and the amount of active research on them has multiplied in the last few decades. Now in its second edition and fully updated to include new research, The Sino-Tibetan Languages includes overview articles on individual languages, with an emphasis on the less commonly described languages, as well as descriptions and comments on the subgroups in which they occur. There are overviews of the whole family on genetic classification and language contact, syntax and morphology, and also on word order typology. There are also more detailed overview articles on the phonology, morphosyntax, and writing system of just the Sinitic side of the family. Supplementing these overviews are articles on Shanghainese, Cantonese and Mandarin dialects. Tibeto-Burman is reviewed by genetic or geographical sub-group, with overview articles on some of the major groups and areas, and there are also detailed descriptions of 41 individual Tibeto-Burman languages, written by world experts in the field. Designed for students and researchers of Asian languages, The Sino-Tibetan Languages is a detailed overview of the field. This book is invaluable to language students, experts requiring concise, but thorough, information on related languages, and researchers working in historical, typological and comparative linguistics.

Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages

Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Leiden, June 26, 2000, at the 9th Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies

Author: International Association for Tibetan Studies,International Association for Tibetan Studies. Seminar

Publisher: Brill's Tibetan Studies Librar


Category: Design

Page: 190

View: 1877

This book approaches Tibeto-Burman comparative-historical linguistics according to the classical Indo-European model. It includes articles on Old Zhangzhung, Old Tibetan, Early Classical Newari, Pyu, Old Burmese, Early Meithei, Tibeto-Burman, and Sino-Tibetan. Glossaries of several early Tibeto-Burman languages are included.

"My Gun was as Tall as Me"

Child Soldiers in Burma

Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 9781564322791

Category: Child soldiers

Page: 213

View: 1378

Life as a Soldier

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

Author: Donald M. Seekins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538101831

Category: History

Page: 684

View: 1867

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar) contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

English Medium Instruction in Higher Education in Asia-Pacific

From Policy to Pedagogy

Author: Ben Fenton-Smith,Pamela Humphreys,Ian Walkinshaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331951976X

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 5784

This volume draws together the viewpoints and research findings of leading scholars and informed local practitioner-researchers throughout Asia-Pacific about the issues and challenges of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) at higher education institutions in that region. Specifically, it addresses four key themes: Macro-level EMI policy and practice; institutional implications for pedagogy; stakeholder perceptions of EMI; and challenges of interpersonal interaction in EMI contexts. The book is among the first to critically examine the emerging global phenomenon of English as a medium of instruction, and the first title to exclusively explore Asia-Pacific tertiary contexts. It will be of particular interest to policy-makers in international education and tertiary educators seeking blueprints for practice, as well as scholars and postgraduate students of English as a lingua franca, English for academic purposes, academic language and learning, and language education in Asia-Pacific.

The Sociology of Southeast Asia

Transformations in a Developing Region

Author: Victor T. King

Publisher: NIAS Press

ISBN: 8791114608

Category: Social problems

Page: 334

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One of the main problems faced by teachers and students who have a scholarly interest in Southeast Asia is the lack of general, user-friendly texts in the social sciences. The absence of an introduction to the sociology of Southeast Asia is especially unfortunate. This volume attempts to meet these needs. This is, then, the first sole-authored introductory sociology text on Southeast Asia that focuses on change and development in the region, provides an overview of the important sociological and political economy writings, and considers the key concepts and themes in the field since 1945. Some multiauthored works do exist but these either are outdated or focus on specialized topics. Aimed primarily at undergraduates up to the final year, it will also be a useful reference work for post-graduates and researchers who lack such a general work.

Language and Literacy in Refugee Families

Author: Chatwara Suwannamai Duran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137587563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 1617

This book examines the agreements and discrepancies between public understanding and assumptions about refugees, and the actual beliefs and practices among the refugees themselves in a time of increasing mobility fuelled by what many call 'refugee crisis’. With a focus on language and literacy practices among recently-arrived Karenni refugee families in the United States, this book explores the multilingual repertoires and accumulated literacies acquired through the course of the refugees' multiple movements. Through the lens of transnationalism, the author emphasizes that despite their numerous struggles, the refugees daily and diligently use and strategize their old, emerging, and evolving linguistic and literacy resources to make the best of their resettlement. This book will shed light on the language and literacy practices among transnational and diasporic communities, minoritized or marginalized groups for researchers in these fields as well as practitioners and resettlement agencies working with refugee populations.

East Asia and Pacific Cities

Expanding Opportunities for the Urban Poor

Author: Judy L. Baker,Gauri U. Gadgil

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464811032

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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Urbanization in East Asia and the Pacific has created enormous opportunity for many. Yet the rapid growth of cities can also create challenges as national and local governments try to keep up with the needs of their growing populations. Among these challenges is a lack of affordable housing, resulting in increasing slums, deficits in basic service provision, and widening inequality for urban dwellers. This study aims to better understand urban poverty and inequality in East Asian cities, recognizing that many countries of the region, particularly those of middle-income status, are at a critical juncture in their urbanization and growth process where potential social divisions in cities could harm prospects for future poverty reduction. The study uses a multidimensional approach to understand urban poverty and inclusion and draws on examples of programs and policies that have been successfully implemented in the East Asia region to develop a set of guiding principles for policy makers.

Eastern Kayah Li

Grammar, Texts, Glossary

Author: David B. Solnit

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824817435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

View: 6613

Presents the first full length study of a Karen dialect not before described in linguistic literature. The book is divided into three sections; grammar, texts and Kayah Li-English glossary. There is also an English-Kayah index of short glosses.

Language, Nation and Development in Southeast Asia

Author: Lee Hock Guan,Leo Suryadinata

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9812304827

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 4101

Papers from a workshop on Language, Nation and Development in Southeast Asia held in Singapore, 2003.

Advanced Topics in Intelligent Information and Database Systems

Author: Dariusz Król,Ngoc Thanh Nguyen,Kiyoaki Shirai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319566601

Category: Computers

Page: 561

View: 8236

This book presents recent research in intelligent information and database systems. The carefully selected contributions were initially accepted for presentation as posters at the 9th Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems (ACIIDS 2017) held from to 5 April 2017 in Kanazawa, Japan. While the contributions are of an advanced scientific level, several are accessible for non-expert readers. The book brings together 47 chapters divided into six main parts: • Part I. From Machine Learning to Data Mining.• Part II. Big Data and Collaborative Decision Support Systems,• Part III. Computer Vision Analysis, Detection, Tracking and Recognition,• Part IV. Data-Intensive Text Processing,• Part V. Innovations in Web and Internet Technologies, and• Part VI. New Methods and Applications in Information and Software Engineering. The book is an excellent resource for researchers and those working in algorithmics, artificial and computational intelligence, collaborative systems, decision management and support systems, natural language processing, image and text processing, Internet technologies, and information and software engineering, as well as for students interested in such research areas.