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Sacred Swing: The Sacralization of Jazz in the American Bahá'í Community
(American Music, 2006)
Much modern jazz performance is imbued with religious significance or “sacred intentionality”, as revealed in the Bahá’í conceptions of jazz as a vehicle for worship and spiritual transcendence. Although earlier generations ...
Imagining Mexico in 1910: Visions of the Patria in the Centennial Celebration in Mexico City
(Cambridge University Press, 2007-08)
Mexico’s 1910 Centenario reflected a popular trend in Western Europe and its former colonies to use centenaries of important historical events to promote political programmes and philosophies through the construction of ...
Korean P’ansori and the Blues: Art for Communal Healing
(East-West Connections: Review of Asian Studies, 2002)
(Blackwell Publishing, 2007)
Overview of popular culture in Japanese history.
Edifying Tones: Using Music to Teach Asian History and Culture
(Education About Asia, 2003)
Discusses the ways that music and musical aesthetics can be used to illustrate cultural characteristics and philosophies in Asian history curriculum.
Inventing Jazztowns and Internationalizing Local Identities in Japan
(Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kōbe University, 2004)
Describes the respective claims of port cities Yokohama and Kobe to be the points of entry for jazz in Japan.
The Dual Career of “Arirang”: The Korean Resistance Anthem That Became a Japanese Pop Hit
(Association for Asian Studies: Cambridge University Press, 2007-08)
“Arirang” is known worldwide as the quintessential Korean folk song. Its iconic status in contemporary Korea derives from its perceived role in strengthening Korean resolve to resist the cultural violence of the Japanese ...
Fugitive women: Slavery and social change in early modern Southeast Asia
(History Department, National University of Singapore: Cambridge University Press, 2007-06)
Female slaves in VOC-controlled Southeast Asia did not fare well under a legal code which erected a firm partition between free and slave status. This codification imposed a rigid dichotomy for what had been fluid, abstract ...