This quarter’s journal of comparative Eastern and Western philosophies is a Special Issue entitled: Eleventh East-West Philosophers’ Conference, “State-of-the-Art on Comparative Philosophy” with guest editor Ron Bontekoe and includes the following scholarly works:
Remembering Jiyuan Yu
by Chenyang Li
special issue articles
Some Opening Remarks on the Exclusionary Tendency in Western Philosophy
by Ron Bontekoe
The Place of Philosophy
by Danielle Macbeth
Response to Danielle Macbeth, “The Place of Philosophy”
by Stephen C. Angle
Reply to Stephen Angle
by Danielle Macbeth
Ethnocentrism and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Philosophy
by Brian Bruya
From “Biocultural Practices during the Transition to History at the Vat Komnou Cemetery, Angkor Borei, Cambodia” in this issue. Top image: Probable intentionally stained teeth of Vat Komnou Burial 43B, a 45–55+ year-old male. Photo by Rona Ikehara-Quebral. Bottom image: Filed maxillary permanent left incisors and canine of Vat Komnou Burial 36, a 35–45-year-old male. A periapical cavity surrounds the canine root. Photo by Rona Ikehara-Quebral.
This issue of Asian Perspectives also features the following scholarly works: Continue reading
New uploads have been added to the latest edition of the National Foreign Language Resource Center’s free and open-access journal Language Documentation & Conservation volume 11.
Linguistic Vitality, Endangerment, and Resilience by Gerald Roche
Choguita Rarámuri (Tarahumara) language description and documentation: a guide to the deposited collection and associated materials by Gabriela Caballero
Losing a Vital Voice: Grief and Language Work by Racquel-María Sapién & Tim Thornes
Liinnaqumalghiit: A web-based tool for addressing orthographic transparency in St. Lawrence Island/Central Siberian Yupik by Lane Schwartz & Emily Chen
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A visual interpretation for a spatial model of the social-ecological zones (wao kanaka, wao lā`au, wao nāhele, wao kele, wao akua) implemented during the aliʻi-era for the ahupuaʻa of Hāʻena, Haleleʻa, Kauaʻi. This model is being used by contemporary resource managers to inform large-scale biocultural conservation and forest restoration efforts within this social-ecological system (see Winter & Lucas, this issue for additional details; image credit: Ben Nyberg).
The October 2017 issue of Pacific Science begins with a Special Feature, which includes seven open-access articles available on Project MUSE and Bio-One.
Special Feature: Scaling Up Restoration Efforts in the Pacific Islands (Open-Access)
- Scaling Up Restoration Efforts in the Pacific Islands: A Call for Clear Management Objectives, Targeted Research to Minimize Uncertainty, and Innovative Solutions to a Wicked Problem by Melissa R. Price and Robert J. Toonen
- Estimating Cost-Effectiveness of Hawaiian Dry Forest Restoration Using Spatial Changes in Water Yield and Landscape Flammability under Climate Change by Christopher A. Wada, Leah L. Bremer, Kimberly Burnett, Clay Trauernicht, Thomas Giambelluca, Lisa Mandle, Elliott Parsons, Charlotte Weil, Natalie Kurashima, and Tamara Ticktin
- Monitoring Eradication of European Mouflon Sheep from the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park by Seth W. Judge, Steven C. Hess, Jonathan K. Faford, Dexter Pacheco, and Christina R. Leopold
- I ka wä ma mua: The Value of a Historical Ecology Approach to Ecological Restoration in Hawai‘i by Natalie Kurashima, Jason Jeremiah, and Tamara Ticktin
- Spatial Modeling of Social-Ecological Management Zones of the Ali‘i Era on the Island of Kaua‘i, with Implications for Large-Scale Biocultural Conservation and Forest Restoration Efforts in Hawai‘i by Kawika B. Winter and Matthew Lucas
- Toward Cost-Effective Restoration: Scaling Up Restoration in Ecosystems Degraded by Nonnative Invasive Grass and Ungulates by Kelly B. Powell, Lisa M. Ellsworth, Creighton M. Litton, Kirsten L. L. Oleson, and Selita A. Ammondt
- Impacts of Endangered Seabirds on Nutrient Cycling in Montane Forest Ecosystems of Hawai‘i by Julia A. Rowe, Creighton M. Litton, Christopher A. Lepczyk, and Brian N. Popp
From Writing Through Crisis: Time, History, Futurity in German Diaries of the Second World War in this issue. Loose-leaf diary pages from the Deutsches Tagebucharchiv in Emmendingen. Photograph by Kathryn Sederberg.
This quarter’s Biography opens with a tribute to Barbara Harlow, including this reflection on her life and work by UH Press author S. Shankar:
Photograph of Barbara Harlow in her home in Austin, Texas. Reprinted by permission of the photographer, Tarek El-Ariss.
Barbara Harlow was not a life writing scholar but she was a scholar of life writing. What I mean by this is that Barbara did not situate her work primarily in the field of life writing. Rather, she located it in Ethnic and Third World Studies—to invoke the name of the concentration she helped found in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin, where she taught for most of her career. At the same time, a regard for life writing genres is evident everywhere in her work—the book she was working on when she died was a biography of South African radical Ruth First; before that came the book After Lives: Legacies of Revolutionary Writing; and an entire chapter is devoted to life writing in Resistance Literature, her first published book. In that chapter, devoted to prison memoirs, she writes: “These memoirs are to be distinguished too from conventional autobiography inasmuch as the narratives are actively engaged in a re-definition of the self and the individual in terms of a collective enterprise and struggle” (120). So much of her critical work on life writing espouses the spirit of this statement.
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Accompanying artwork in Eyes of the Heart: The Selected Plays of Catherine Filloux from Camille Assaf, a French and American costume designer for theater, dance, opera, and film, and lead design editor at Chance, a photography magazine that looks at the world through the lens of theatrical design.
Eyes of the Heart presents six of Catherine Filloux’s plays.
Playwright, librettist, teacher, lecturer, and activist Catherine Filloux has been writing plays about human rights, social justice, and individual freedoms for over twenty years. Her plays often incorporate actual people and events, but are never merely biographical. By reimagining real-life characters and situations—employing temporal shifts, dreams, hallucinations, soundscapes, and other theatrical techniques—she explores the characters’ thoughts and emotions as they struggle with moral and ethical dilemmas, resist evil while searching for goodness, and react to assaults on human dignity. Her plays also question the fallibility of our collective memory, and the ways our interpretations of the past change and become distorted over time.
— From Editor’s Note
The following notes provide some historical background to the plays: Continue reading
From Quality of Javanese and Sundanese Vowels in this issue. Map of Traditional Languages in Java Island.
Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society has published three new articles now available online for volume 10, number 2 (2017).
From On the Linguistics Affiliation for ‘Tai Loi’ in this issue. Locations of groups referred to as ‘Tai Loi’.
Quality of Javanese and Sundanese Vowels by Arum Perwitasari, Marian Klamer, Jurriaan Witteman, and Niels O. Schiller
On the Linguistic Affiliation of ‘Tai Loi’ by Elizabeth Hall
Sources of Written Burmese –ac and related questions in Burmese historical phonology by Rudolph Yanson
Old Burmese ry- – a Remark on Proto-Lolo-Burmese Resonant Initials by Yoshio Nishi
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From The City of the Future (1960) in this issue. Kikutake Kiyonori, Marine City, 1971. Drawing with felt-tip pen, 64 cm x 64 cm. Photo by Jean-Claude Planchet. Musee National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris France. © CNAC/MNAM/Dist.RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY. Courtesy of Kikutake Architects.
The Review of Japanese Culture and Society, volume 28 opens with an editors’ introduction:
…“Japanese design” possesses one of the most recognizable profiles, albeit one with multiple personalities. Notions of minimalism, Zen, wabi-sabi, and cute are often ascribed as inherent attributes of Japanese design. This profile operates across media and disciplines, from graphic design to architecture and interiors, product and furniture design, and fashion and newer industries like interaction or experience design. On the one hand, we hear of “Zen minimalism” associated with architecture, interiors, and the simple lines and matte surfaces of sophisticated product design, and on the other hand, a sort of frenetic hyper-cute sensibility associated with youth culture and digital design.
— Design and Society in Modern Japan: An Introduction, by Ignacio Adriasola, Sarah Teasley, and Jilly Traganou
DESIGN AND SOCIETY IN MODERN JAPAN
Japan’s Industrial Arts: Present and Future (1917) (translated by Penny Bailey)
by Yasuda Rokuzō
Industrial Arts and the Development of Japan’s Industry (1932) (translated by Penny Bailey)
by Kunii Kitarō Continue reading
From this issue’s color insert. Kannangat Bhagavathi at Muchilot Kavu, Valapattanam, Kannur District, January 2015. (Photo: Filipe Pereira)
The fall 2017 issue of the Asian Theatre Journal includes the following works:
Borrowing the Fan: An Example of Actable Plays (Zhezixi) for the Kunqu Stage
translated and introduced by Dongshin Chang
A Monk and a Nun Commit a Sin Together: Feng Weimin’s Play and Its Three Transformations
translated and introduced by Antonio Leggieri
Identity Politics in Okinawan Kumiodori: Mekarushi and Hana no Maboroshi (Vision of Flowers)
by Ruth Forsythe
Drenched in Victory, Facing Drought: Staging Transitions in Myanmar’s Performing Arts
by Catherine Diamond
Ritual Liminality and Frame: What Did Barbosa See When He Saw the Theyyam?
by Filipe Pereiran
The Hall of Superabundant Blessings: Toward an Architecture of Chinese Ancestral-Temple Theatre
by Xiaohuan Zhao
Zhang Huoding: A Popular Jingju Star with Young Chinese
by Qinghuan Huang