Transforming Tradition

Transforming Tradition

The Reform of Chinese Theater in the 1950s and Early 1960s Siyuan Liu. The Reform of Chinese Theater in the 1950s and 24 Early 1960S . SIYUAN LIU G m es Transforming Tradition Transforming Tradition The Reform of Chinese Theater in.

Author: Siyuan Liu

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472132478

Category: Performing Arts

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Explores the history and lingering effects of governmental reform of Chinese theater, post-1949
Categories: Performing Arts

Gale Researcher Guide for Transforming Tradition Ralph Ellison

Gale Researcher Guide for  Transforming Tradition  Ralph Ellison

Transforming. Tradition: Ralph. Ellison. Donald M. Brown Harvard University Department of English Harvard doctoral student Donald Brown received his BA from Mississippi State University and then went on to receive the prestigious Rhodes ...

Author: Donald M. Brown

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535850681

Category: Study Aids

Page: 11

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Gale Researcher Guide for: Transforming Tradition: Ralph Ellison is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.
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Transforming Traditions in Modern Chinese Painting

Transforming Traditions in Modern Chinese Painting

... Huang Pin - hung's late work , particularly his insistence on returning to the fundamental “ brush - and - ink ” as a way for transforming tradition , was again brought to the foreground of cultural debates in China in the 1990s .

Author: Jisheng Guo

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 082044460X

Category: Art

Page: 231

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Modern Chinese painting embodies the constant renewal and reinvigorations of Chinese civilization amidst rebellions, reforms, and revolutions, even if the process may appear confusing and bewildering. It also demonstrates the persistence of tradition and limits of continuities and changes in modern Chinese cluture. Most significantly, it compels us to ask several important questions in the study of modern Chinese culture: How extensively can cultural tradition be re-interpreted before it is subverted? At what point is creative re-invention an act of betrayal of tradition? How has selective borrowing from Chinese tradition and foreign cultrue enabled modern Chinese artists to sustain themselves in the modern world? By focusing on the art of Huang Pin-hung (1865-1955), particularly his late work, this book attempts to provide some answers to these questions.
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Tradition Transformed

Tradition Transformed

The process of transforming tradition was not always smooth or completely successful , and Jewish Americans as individuals and as a group face future challenges from within and without . But into the 1990s Jewish identity and ...

Author: Gerald Sorin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801854466

Category: History

Page: 294

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Sorin argues that, from colonial times to the present, "acculturation" and not "assimilation" has best described the experience of Jewish Americans.
Categories: History

Transformations of Tradition

Transformations of Tradition

Yet that normative discourse is not so static as to demand only “the apparent repetition of an old form” to qualify as tradition. In his chapter on Egypt, Asad stresses the latter of these two features, the openness to dispute and ...

Author: Junaid Quadri

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190077051

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Transformations of Tradition probes how the encounter with colonial modernity conditioned Islamic jurists' conceptualizations of the shari'a. Departing from the tendency to focus on reformist-minded thinkers and politically charged issues, Junaid Quadri directs his attention towards the overlooked jurisprudential writings of Muhammad Bakhit al-Muti-i (1854-1935), Mufti of Egypt and a frequent critic of the famed reformists Muhammad 'Abduh and Rashid Rida. There, he locates a remarkable series of foundational intellectual shifts. Offering a fresh perspective on a pivotal period in the history of Islamic thought, Quadri tracks how Bakhit reworks the relationship of the shari'a to categories of understanding as fundamental as history and authority, science and technology, and religion and the secular, thereby upending the very ground upon which Islamic law had until then functioned. Through close readings of complex legal texts and mining of oft-neglected archives, this carefully researched study situates its argument in both the contested scholarly world of a quickly-changing Cairo, and the transregional school of Hanafi law as represented by jurists writing in Kazan, Lucknow, and Baghdad. Examining Islamic jurisprudential discourse in the colonial moment, Transformations of Tradition uncovers a shari'a that is neither a medieval holdover nor merely a pragmatic concession to the demands of a new world, but rather deeply entangled with the epistemological commitments of colonial modernity.
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Traditions and Transformations of Habitation in Indonesia

Traditions and Transformations of Habitation in Indonesia

The root of all evils for this antiurban development lies in the predominantly patrimonial culture and tradition of ... the political system after 1998, the politics of development has not yet been transformed with a democratic process.

Author: Bagoes Wiryomartono

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811534058

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This book raises the issue of the practice of patrimonial power with a focus on habitations, particularly in the urban areas of Indonesia. An assemblage of interdisciplinary studies within the framework of environmental humanities, covering the arts, architecture, urban studies, geography, cultural anthropology, and sociology, this multifaceted framework divulges the interactive connectivity between Indonesia’s patrimonial culture and the socio-culturally constructed system of habitation. The interdisciplinary study of the pertinent practices of patrimonial power that have been represented and been manifested by various political and traditional regimes in terms of the built environment and habitation in Indonesia contributes to a new understanding of Indonesian urban spatial development, from the pre-colonial era to the present. The book poses that in order to understand the politics of Indonesia, one must understand the culture and tradition of the political leadership of the country. The author presents such an understanding in exploring and unpacking the relationship between people and place that constructs, develops, sustains, and conserves Indonesian culture and traditions of habitation. This book is of interest to graduate scholars and researchers in Asian Studies in numerous disciplines, including urban studies, urban planning and design, political science, architecture, anthropology of space, public administration, and political philosophy.
Categories: Social Science

Traditions and Transformations

Traditions and Transformations

Post-war German constitutionalism could build on a rich nineteenthcentury tradition of rights as limitations of state ... 97 See Daniel M. Brinks and Varun Gauri (eds), 'Transforming Legal Theory in the Light of Practice: The Judicial ...

Author: Michaela Hailbronner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191054372

Category: Law

Page: 250

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German constitutionalism has gained a central place in the global comparative debate, but what underpins it remains imperfectly understood. Its distinctive understanding of the rule of law and the widespread support for its powerful Constitutional Court are typically explains in one of two ways: either as a story of change in a reaction to National Socialism or as the continuation of an older nineteenth-century line of constitutional thought that emphasizes the function of constitutional law as a constraint on state power. But while both narratives account for some important features, their explanatory value is ultimately overrated. This book adopts a broader comparative perspective to understand the rise of the German Constitutional Court. It interprets the particular features of German constitutional jurisprudence and the Court's strength as a reconciliation of two different legal paradigms: first, a hierarchical legal culture as described by Mirjan Damaska, building on Max Weber, as opposed to a more co-ordinated understanding of legal authority such as prevails in the United States and secondly, a more recent paradigm of transformative constitutionalism, which is most often associated with countries like South Africa and India. Using post-war legal history and sociological and empirical research in addition to case law, this book demonstrates how German developments reflect the frequently conflicting demands of these two legal paradigms - yielding an idiosyncratic synthesis in Value Formalism, a specific type of constitutional reasoning, at once pragmatic, open, formalist, and technical. Value Formalism however, also comes with serious problems, such as a lack of self-reflection in the Court's jurisprudence and the closure of constitutional discourse towards laymen.
Categories: Law

Transforming Tradition

Transforming Tradition

Author: Anastasia Azure


ISBN: OCLC:743224275

Category: Bali Island (Indonesia)

Page: 35

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Categories: Bali Island (Indonesia)

Oral Traditions Continuities and Transformations in Northeast India and Beyond

Oral Traditions  Continuities and Transformations in Northeast India and Beyond

The conference – Oral Traditions: Continuity and Transformations, Northeast India and Southeast Asia – was co-organised by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Division of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and ...

Author: Surajit Sarkar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000335583

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Northeast India is home to many distinct communities and is an area of incredible ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversity. This book explores the shared cultural heritage among the highland and river valley communities of Northeast India and mainland South East Asia, including South China, through oral traditions. It looks at these shared cultural traditions and suggests new ways of understanding and interpreting the heritage of Northeast India. Oral traditions often bring forward an unexpected twist in understanding historical and cultural links, and this volume explores this using local knowledge and innovative engagements with oral traditions in multiple ways, from folklore and language to performative traditions. The essays in this volume examine how communities build new meanings from old traditions, often as a recognition of the tension between conservation and creation, between individual interpretation and social consensus. They offer interesting parallels on how oral traditions behave in different socio-economic contexts, and also examine how oral traditions and memory interact with the digital world’s penetration in the remote areas. This volume will be useful for scholars and researchers of Northeast India, sociology, sociology of culture, cultural studies, ethnic studies, anthropology, folkloristics, and political sociology.
Categories: Social Science

Traditions Standards Transformations

Traditions  Standards   Transformations

PART THREE : Transforming Teacher Preparation and Professional Development Chapter Seven : Connecting Teacher Preparation and ... 175 Foreword Terry R. Berkeley This is the first book of vi Traditions , Standards , and Transformations.

Author: Jane E. Neapolitan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820472506

Category: Education

Page: 182

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This book tells the story of the Towson University, Maryland, Professional Development School Network, which serves more than eighty schools in metropolitan Baltimore and surrounding areas. It describes the development and implementation of state and national standards for professional development schools, accountability and sustainability issues, and impacts on the roles of faculty and teachers. This book is a source of advanced information for institutions that face the complexities of professional development school work for connecting policy with practice. The Towson project not only examines the «how to» of professional development schools but also examines some of the impacts on teaching and learning.
Categories: Education

Transforming Tradition

Transforming Tradition

Author: Lena McQuade


ISBN: OCLC:52983802

Category: Bat mitzvah

Page: 104

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Categories: Bat mitzvah

Gender and Judaism

Gender and Judaism

Demonstates through different essays Jewish Womens movement rides the fine line between tradition and transformation.

Author: Tamar Rudavsky

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814774533

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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Every morning Jewish men offering their prayers to God in the traditional manner include the line Blessed are you Lord our God, King of the universe who has not made me a woman. Regardless of one's interpretation of this line, it is an inescapable fact that traditional Judaism views women and men and their places within Judaism quite differently. But Judaism is not a static religion. It has always been influenced by changes in its surrounding environment. Throughout history, issues of gender have both influenced and been influenced by classical and modern Jewish perspectives. This transformation continues today, as feminist thinkers attempt to discover how modern women fit into Jewish thought and practice. Is halakhah gender inclusive? How do conceptualizations of the Jewish home effect Jewish women's identities? What is the relation between the experiences of historical Jewish women and the roles of their present day sisters? How have changing gender roles affected the identity of the Jewish male? In this groundbreaking anthology, twenty scholars seek to address these and other questions. Among the many subjects covered are: gender boundaries in Kabbalah; images of Jewish masculinity; the challenge of women's rabbinic leadership; Jewish feminist theory; rabbinic responses to wife-beating; Orthodox women in the modern world; and patriarchy, Judaism, and Nazism in German feminist thought.
Categories: Religion

Traditions and Transformations U S Security Interests in Asia

Traditions and Transformations  U S  Security Interests in Asia


Author: United States


ISBN: PSU:000033125855

Category: Asia

Page: 143

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Categories: Asia

Decoration Day in the Mountains

Decoration Day in the Mountains

Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians Alan Jabbour, Karen Singer Jabbour ... Rosenberg, Neil V. Transforming Tradition: Folk Music Revivals Examined. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Author: Alan Jabbour

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807895695

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning a community cemetery, decorating it with flowers, holding a religious service in the cemetery, and having dinner on the ground. These commemorations seem to predate the post-Civil War celebrations that ultimately gave us our national Memorial Day. Little has been written about this tradition, but it is still observed widely throughout the Upland South, from North Carolina to the Ozarks. Written by internationally recognized folklorist Alan Jabbour and illustrated with more than a hundred photographs taken by Karen Singer Jabbour, Decoration Day in the Mountains is an in-depth exploration of this little-known cultural tradition. The Jabbours illuminate the meanings behind the rituals and reveal how the tradition fostered a grassroots movement to hold the federal government to its promises about cemeteries left behind when families were removed to make way for Fontana Dam and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Richly illustrated and vividly written, Decoration Day in the Mountains presents a compelling account of a widespread and long-standing Southern cultural practice.
Categories: Social Science

Irish Women Writers

Irish Women Writers

Contemporary Irish Literature: Transforming Tradition. New York: St. Martin's, 1998. Marcus, David, ed. Alternative Loves. Dublin: Martello, 1994. Mark, Alison, ed. Contemporary Women's Poetry: Reading/Writing/Practice.

Author: Alexander G. Gonzalez

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328831

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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Surveys the lives and works of roughly 75 Irish women writers active in a range of genres and periods.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Urban Transformations

Urban Transformations

Let us start by exploring the 'tradition' side of this 'genius and tradition' relationship— what Botta calls 'the direct or indirect inheritance of what has previously been made'— for it is this which has the potential to explain how ...

Author: Ian Bentley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134796366

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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Cities affect every person's life, yet across the traditional divides of class, age, gender and political affiliation, armies of people are united in their dislike of the transformations that cities have undergone in recent times. The physical form of the urban environment is not a designer add-on to 'real' social issues; it is a central aspect of the social world. Yet in many people's experience, the cumulative impacts of recent urban development have created widely un-loved urban places. To work towards better-loved urban environments, we need to understand how current problems have arisen and identify practical action to address them. Urban Transformations examines the crucial issues relating to how cities are formed, how people use these urban environments and how cities can be transformed into better places. Exploring the links between the concrete physicality of the built environment and the complex social, economic, political and cultural processes through which the physical urban form is produced and consumed, Ian Bentley proposes a framework of ideas to provoke and develop current debate and new forms of practice.
Categories: Architecture

Transforming Visions

Transforming Visions

Part one: transformation of antecedent texts in Ezekiel -- 1 Transformation of law: Ezekiel's use of the holiness code (Leviticus 17-26) / Michael A. Lyons -- 2 Transformation of pentateuchal description of idolatry / Tova Ganzel -- 3 ...

Author: William A. Tooman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133008255

Category: Religion

Page: 350

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Part one: transformation of antecedent texts in Ezekiel -- 1 Transformation of law: Ezekiel's use of the holiness code (Leviticus 17-26) / Michael A. Lyons -- 2 Transformation of pentateuchal description of idolatry / Tova Ganzel -- 3 Transformation of Israel's hope: the reuse of scripture in the Gog oracles / William A. Tooman -- Part two: transformation of tradition and theology in Ezekiel -- 4 Transformation on the image / Jill Middlemas -- 5 Ezekiel and moral transformation / Paul M. Joyce -- 6 Transformation of history in Ezekiel 20 / Thomas Krüger -- 7 Transforming the international status quo: Ezekiel's oracles against the nations / Paul R. Raabe -- 8 Transformation of Royal ideology in Ezekiel / Daniel I. Block -- 9 Part three: transformation of Ezekiel in the versions and New testament -- 9 Transformation in Ezekiel's textual history: Ezekiel 7 in the Masoretic text and the Septuagint / Timothy Mackie -- 10 Transformation of Ezekiel in John's Revelation / Beate Kowalski
Categories: Religion

Transforming Tradition

Transforming Tradition

Author: Quilters Guild (Great Britain)


ISBN: OCLC:1159882440



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Transformations Of The Confucian Way

Transformations Of The Confucian Way

We also need to pay even more attention to how Confucianism became a transcultural tradition as it became part of Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese life. The dialogue of Confucianism with other civilizations did not end with its ...

Author: John Berthrong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429983108

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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From its beginnings, Confucianism has vibrantly taught that each person is able to find the Way individually in service to the community and the world. John Berthrong’s comprehensive new work tells the story of the grand intellectual development of the Confucian tradition, revealing all the historical phases of Confucianism and opening the reader’s eyes to the often neglected gifts of scholars of the Han, T’ang, and the modern periods, as well as to the vast contributions of Korea and Japan. The author concludes his revelatory study with an examination of the contemporary renewal of the Confucian Way in East Asia and its spread to the West.
Categories: Political Science

Transforming Grace

Transforming Grace

We are all on a life-journey for which there is neither a map nor an itinerary.

Author: Anne E. Carr

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040768314

Category: Feminism

Page: 272

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We are all on a life-journey for which there is neither a map nor an itinerary. Howard E. Butt, Jr., takes us on his own life-journey along a road of pain, insight, love, and hope, illuminating the reader's way with wisdom and profound Christian faith. Addressing our personal need for reconciliation at its earliest and most intimate - between ourselves and our parents - Howard Butt recounts, with insights from both Scripture and psychiatry, his own experience and guidance for working through our relationships at home, in the workplace, and in the nation at large. His unique perspective shows how behavioral science gives new and fresh meaning to the Scriptures...and by doing so gives new and fresh meaning to life. Renewing America's Soul makes the dynamic paradox of the Trinity practical in everyday human relationships, showing its historic truth and reality as it really is: workable, pragmatic, all-embracing Good News! For Howard Butt, focusing on the God who is Triune offers us positive thinking about the negative conflicts of our times and of our lives. His is a personal and powerful guide for revitalizing marriages, families, and organizations, Christian faith-communities, and democracy itself.
Categories: Feminism