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The Padang, the Sahib and the Sepoy - The role of the Indian Army in Malaya, 1945 to 1946
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This thesis analyses the nation-building work that the Indian Army undertook during the military administration of Malaya, 1945-6. This was a two-part process, taking in military-led relief work and a political reform scheme. Historians have conducted little work on the Indian Army’s role in the British return to empire in Malaya, thus the army’s crucial and nuanced role has been overlooked. This limits the understanding of the army’s institut ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]

Creator William T. O. Arthur;
Date 2013
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Colonizing the Port City Pusan in Korea: a study of the process of Japanese domination in the urban space of Pusan during the open-port period (1876-1910)
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This dissertation aims to analyze the transformation of Pusan by examining the social, political, economic, and cultural changes during the open-port period (1876-1910). Prior to annexation, Pusan, as the first open port in Korea, reflected features of the colonial urban development in which alien power achieved and sustained a hegemonic domination on socio-cultural-economic dimensions of people’s lives.

Colonial history in Korea has bee ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]

Creator Sungwoo Kang;
Date 2012
Thesis
A noble noose of methods, the Lotus Garland synopsis: a Mahāyoga tantra and its commentary
Abstract A detailed study of a probably 10th century Tibetan tantric text, including critical editions, diplomatic transcriptions, introductory materials, and other historical analysis.
Author Cathy Cantwell; Robert Mayer;
Date 2012
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Empresses, religious practice and the imperial image in Ming China: the ordination scroll of Empress Zhang (1493)
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The Ordination Scroll of Empress Zhang (1493) in the San Diego Museum of Art, a highlight at the Taoism and the Arts of China exhibition in 2000, is an unusual object among surviving visual material from Ming dynasty China (1368 – 1644). At over twenty-seven metres long, the scroll contains meticulously painted images and a detailed inscription that records the Daoist ordination of Empress Zhang (1470 – 1541), consort of the ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]

Creator Yu Ping Luk;
Date 2010
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Green Star Japan: language and internationalism in the Japanese Esperanto movement, 1905-1944
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The planned language Esperanto achieved popularity in early twentieth century Japan, inspiring a national movement which was the largest outside Europe. Esperanto was designed to facilitate greater international and inter-cultural communication and understanding; the history of the language in Japan reveals a rich tradition of internationalism in Japan, stretching from the beginnings of the movement, in the wake of the Russo-Japanese war, thro ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]

Creator Ian Rapley;
Date 2013
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