Eastern Kayah Li

Grammar, Texts, Glossary


Author: David B. Solnit

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824817435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

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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.

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: 9942

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.

The Sino-Tibetan Languages


Author: Randy J. LaPolla,Graham Thurgood

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315399490

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1018

View: 1669

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.

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: 4406

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

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.

To Stand and be Counted

The Suppression of Burma's Members of Parliament


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789748639215

Category: Burma

Page: 352

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The Art of Not Being Governed

An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia


Author: James C. Scott

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300156529

Category: Political Science

Page: 465

View: 6767

For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled the projects of the organized state societies that surround them--slavery, conscription, taxes, corvee labor, epidemics, and warfare. This book, essentially an anarchist history, is the first-ever examination of the huge literature on state-making whose author evaluates why people would deliberately and reactively remain stateless. Among the strategies employed by the people of Zomia to remain stateless are physical dispersion in rugged terrain; agricultural practices that enhance mobility; pliable ethnic identities; devotion to prophetic, millenarian leaders; and maintenance of a largely oral culture that allows them to reinvent their histories and genealogies as they move between and around states. In accessible language, James Scott, recognized worldwide as an eminent authority in Southeast Asian, peasant, and agrarian studies, tells the story of the peoples of Zomia and their unlikely odyssey in search of self-determination. He redefines our views on Asian politics, history, demographics, and even our fundamental ideas about what constitutes civilization, and challenges us with a radically different approach to history that presents events from the perspective of stateless peoples and redefines state-making as a form of internal colonialism. This new perspective requires a radical reevaluation of the civilizational narratives of the lowland states. Scott's work on Zomia represents a new way to think of area studies that will be applicable to other runaway, fugitive, and marooned communities, be they Gypsies, Cossacks, tribes fleeing slave raiders, Marsh Arabs, or San-Bushmen.

The Borderlands of Southeast Asia

Geopolitics, Terrorism, and Globalization


Author: National Defense University Press

Publisher: NDU Press

ISBN: 1780399227

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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The contributors to this book emphasize a mix of heritage and history as the primary leitmotif for contemporary border rivalries and dynamics. Whether the region's 11 states want it or not, their bordered identity is falling into ever sharper definition-if only because of pressure from extraregional states. Chapters are organized by country to elicit a broad range of thought and approach as much as for the specific areas or nation-states examined in each chapter. This book aims to provide new ways of looking at the reality and illusion of bordered Southeast Asia.Edited by James Clad, Sean M. McDonald, and Bruce Vaughn, with contributions from: Zachary Abuza, Richard P. Cronin, David Lee, Rhoda Margesson, Dick K. Nanto, Patricia O'Brien, David Rosenberg, Carlyle A. Thayer, Michael Wood.

Greater Mekong Subregion Atlas of the Environment (2nd Edition)


Author: Asian Development Bank

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 9292541129

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

View: 370

The second edition of the Greater Mekong Subregion Atlas of the Environment again champions the environment of this unique part of Asia, an area straddled by rivers great and small, with bountiful watersheds, wetlands, and forests. The Atlas celebrates the peoples of the subregion, and presents the environmental and development challenges they face and their responses. It reminds us that the subregion’s peoples and communities are key to maintaining its environment. The Atlas captures in one volume maps, remote-sensing images, and essential information on one of the most culturally, ethnically, and biologically diverse regions in the world. The subregion is made up of Cambodia; Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Yunnan Province of the People’s Republic of China; the Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Myanmar; Thailand; and Vietnam

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: 6468

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.

Oahu Traveler's Guide


Author: Bill and Diana Gleasner

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505840421


Page: 30

View: 5045

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

The Prajnaparamita Literature


Author: Edward Conze

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788121509923

Category: Tipiṭaka

Page: 138

View: 3734

Description: The literature on Prajnaparamita, vast, deep and vital to an understanding of the Mahayana. It has so far been neglected by the European scholars. With the aim of facilitating the study, the author has set out a certain amount of information about it. Thus this handbook records for the use of scholars the very limited knowledge acquired during the last century.

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: 4170

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 Little Data Book on Financial Inclusion 2015


Author: World Bank Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781464805523


Page: 176

View: 1917

The Little Data Book on Financial Inclusion 2015 is a pocket edition of the Global Financial Inclusion Database published in 2015 in The Global Findex Database 2014: Measuring Financial Inclusion around the World by Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, Dorothe Singer, and Peter Van Oudheusden (World Bank Policy Research Paper 7255). It provides 41 country-level indicators of financial inclusion summarized for all adults and disaggregated by key demographic characteristics gender, age, income, and rural residence. The book also includes summary pages by region and by income group aggregates. Covering 143 economies, the indicators of financial inclusion measure how people save, borrow, make payments and manage risk."

Sino-Tibetan numeral systems

prefixes, protoforms and problems


Author: James A. Matisoff

Publisher: Pacific Linguistics Research School Ies Australian National


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 136

View: 7511

Language and Literacy in Refugee Families


Author: Chatwara Suwannamai Duran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137587563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 3987

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.