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Sonic Modernities in the Malay World

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Book Series: Southeast Asia Mediated ISBN: 9789004259867 9789004261778 Year: Volume: 290/5 Pages: 388 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_613356 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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Sonic Modernities analyses the interplay between the production of popular music, shifting ideas of the modern and, in its aftermath, processes of social differentiation in twentieth-century Southeast Asia.

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asia

Translating Chinese Tradition and Teaching Tangut Culture

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Book Series: Studies in Manuscript Cultures ISSN: 2365-970X ISBN: 9783110453959 9783110453164 Year: Volume: 6 Pages: viii, 318 DOI: 10.1515/9783110453959 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
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This book is about Tangut translations of Chinese literary texts. Although most of the extant Tangut material comprises Buddhist texts, there are also many non-religious texts, which are mostly translations from Chinese. The central concern is how the Tanguts appropriated Chinese written culture through translation and what their reasons for this were. Of the seven chapters, the first three provide background information on the discovery of Tangut material, the emergence of the field of Tangut studies, and the history of the Tangut state. The following four chapters are devoted to different aspects of Tangut written culture and its connection with the Chinese tradition. The themes discussed here are the use of Chinese primers in Tangut education; the co-existence of manuscript and print; the question how faithful Tangut translators remained to the original texts or whether they at times adapted those to the needs of Tangut readership; the degree of translation consistency and the preservation of the intertextual elements of the original works. The book also intends to draw attention to the significant body of Chinese literature that exists in Tangut translation, especially since the originals of some of these texts are now lost.

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Asia, Literature

Competition and Cooperation in Economics and Business

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ISBN: 9781138626669 9781315225227 Year: Pages: 580 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Economics
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Asia and the Pacific have become the growth engine of the world economy with the contribution of two-third of the global growth. The book discusses current issues in economics, business, and accounting in which economic agents, as individuals, entrepreneurs and professionals, as well as countries in the Asia and Pacific regions compete and collaborate with each other and with the rest of the globe. Areas covered in the book include economic development and sustainability, labor market competition, Islamic economic and business, marketing, finance, accounting standard compliances, and taxation. It will help shed light on what business and economic scholars in regions have done in terms of research and knowledge development, as well as the new frontiers of research that have been explored and opening up.

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economics --- business --- pacific --- asia

35 Digital Learning for Developing Asian Countries (Book chapter)

Book title: Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia

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ISBN: 9781138908499 9781315694382 Year: Pages: 15 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Education
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Education – that is, the development of knowledge, skills, and values – is an important means by which to empower individuals in a society. As both a means towards and an outcome of&#xD;gaining the capabilities necessary to participate in and contribute to society, education is an&#xD;essential enabler in many social aspects, such as economic growth, poverty reduction, public&#xD;health, and sustainable development, especially in today’s knowledge society. At the same&#xD;time, however, education can still be a social institution that reflects and reproduces the social,&#xD;cultural, and economic disadvantages that prevail in the rest of society (Bourdieu & Passeron,&#xD;1990). For example, students who are discriminated against socio-culturally&#xD;or who are economically&#xD;poor are more likely to receive an education that is characterized by inadequate infrastructure,&#xD;few qualified teachers and encouraging peers, and outmoded pedagogical practices,&#xD;which often results in a lower quality of life.

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digital learning --- asia --- education

Popular Music in Southeast Asia

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ISBN: 9789462984035 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462984035 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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From the 1920s on, popular music in Southeast Asia was a mass-audience phenomenon that drew new connections between indigenous musical styles and contemporary genres from elsewhere to create new, hybrid forms. This book presents a cultural history of modern Southeast Asia from the vantage point of popular music, considering not just singers and musicians but their fans as well, showing how the music was intrinsically bound up with modern life and the societal changes that came with it. Reaching new audiences across national borders, popular music of the period helped push social change, and at times served as a medium for expressions of social or political discontent.

34 Digital Learning for Development of Asian Schools (Book chapter)

Book title: Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia

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ISBN: 9781138908499 9781315694382 Year: Pages: 6 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Education
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Despite the potential of digital technologies to contribute to the enhancement of access to quality education and the development of lifelong learning competencies, many knowledge&#xD;gaps remain in how, for whom and in what contexts digital technologies actually do contribute&#xD;to improved, equitable educational outcomes. More research is needed that creates and&#xD;tests ‘proven models’ of digital learning in Asian schools and deepens our understanding of the&#xD;conditions that are necessary and sufficient for success. And this research needs to build on the&#xD;research that has already been done in the region and worldwide. The primary aim of this book&#xD;section is to provide snapshots of the current state in research and to identify and explain the&#xD;research gaps and future directions of digital learning for development in Asian schools.

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state --- digital learning --- asia --- education

Regional Cooperation for the Sustainable Development and Management in Northeast Asia

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ISBN: 9783038970552 9783038970569 Year: Pages: X, 306 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Ecology --- Economics
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This Special Issue consists of selected papers from the Sustainable Asia Conference 2017, annual international conference which was held in Nanjing, China, from 23–28 June, 2017. SAC is one of the leading international conferences presenting novel and fundamental advances in Asia’s sustainable development issues. The purpose of the conference was for scientists, scholars, engineers, and students from universities and research institutes around the world to present ongoing research activities so as to promote global research networking in the area of sustainable development. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences, face-to-face, to establish research or business relations, and to find global partners for future collaborations. The scope of this Special Issue encompassed topics related to sustainable development and management at both the macro- and micro-levels in Northeast Asian countries.

The Regional Security Puzzle around Afghanistan

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ISBN: 9783847409120 9783847407898 Year: Pages: 340 DOI: 10.3224/84740789 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Political Science
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Western military presence wanes in Afghanistan and a transformed security environment challenges borders and stability in Central Asia. This book examines how the tensions relating to the reorganization of external military presence interact with regional states’ ambitions and challenge the borders already contested by numerous dividing lines. It studies a complex political landscape across which radical Islam connected with international terrorism is feared to spread as the international mission initiated in the wake of the 9/11 attacks winds down.&#xD;

Inscriptions of the Aulikaras and Their Associates

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Book Series: Beyond Boundaries ISSN: 25104446 ISBN: 9783110649789 Year: Volume: 4 Pages: 288 DOI: 10.1515/9783110649789 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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The Aulikaras were the rulers of western Malwa (the northwest of Central India) in the heyday of the Imperial Guptas in the fifth century CE, and rose briefly to sovereignty at the beginning of the sixth century before disappearing from the spotlight of history. This book gathers all the epigraphic evidence pertaining to this dynasty, meticulously editing and translating the inscriptions and analysing their content and its implications.

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Aulikaras --- Guptas --- Sanskrit --- South Asia

36 Current States, Challenges, and Opportunities of the Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) in Developing Countries in Asia (Book chapter)

Book title: Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia

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ISBN: 9781138908499 9781315694382 Year: Pages: 16 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Education
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This chapter provides an overview of ITS-related research undertaken in Asian developing&#xD;countries. The chapter begins with a brief overview of the development and nature of ITSs. It&#xD;then outlines the methods for selecting and analyzing the literature used for the study, describing&#xD;the research foci of these studies and highlighting the findings in relation to the effectiveness&#xD;of ITSs developed or deployed in these countries. The chapter concludes with a discussion of&#xD;the limitations of current ITS research and identifies potential areas for further study.

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