NG, Ka Shing
This paper is based on Ng’s master’s thesis,“Soka Gakkai in Hong Kong:localizing a
Japanese New Religion in a Chinese Community”completed during his study in the Chinese
University of Hong Kong from 2009 to 2011. It includes scholarly ideas and responses to the
subject matter based on his presentations at the conferences by Asian Studies Association of Hong
Kong (ASAHK) 2011, Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS) Osaka 2011, and Asian
Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) Tokyo 2010. This paper studies the localization of Soka
Gakkai (SG) in Hong Kong in terms of its development,practices and teachings. Although SG
is an extensively studied topic, its operation in Hong Kong...
Contribution towards solidarity has always been one of the main objectives of sociological
studies. The idea of community which this paper reflects upon is at the core of this
intellectual endeavour. This is because community constitutes the essential and fundamental
part of solidarity;the idea itself has been studied extensively in the sociological tradition and thus
is not novel, but it has never been rendered obsolete.
It is generally agreed that a major challenge for urban areas today is promotion of solidarity
within increasing diversity and individualisation. There are growing numbers of diverse activities
and measures to this end, which essentially quest for and aim to realise urban...
The Daegu dialect in Modern Korean has a pitch accent system 1. In this dialect, all
accent patterns can be predicted by the presence or absence of an accent kernel as well as its
position. In Middle Korean texts, although the tone of each syllable is marked, only the
low-beginning pitch is distinctive. It is a system with a raising kernel that causes the pitch to
change on the pitch from low to high. If there are sequences of low pitch, the last one should
be distinctive. After the accent kernel the pitch patterns are governed by phrasal prosodic
features. This means that the accent patterns...
This study purposes to clarify the functions and uses of stone endscrapers of the Old
Koryak Culture(ca. the 5th to 17th centuries C.E.) from the northern Kamchatka and Taigonos
peninsulas. Through an examination of the “high-power approach (HPA)”of lithic use-wear
analysis, it has been found that all of the endscrapers with heavily abraded edges had been used
for hide-working,and that there were also traces of hafting,probably into handles made of bone
or antler. Furthermore, an interpretative model for estimating the direction of tool movement
indicates that scrapers with relatively sharp edge-angle were used in a whittling motion, while
scrapers with blunt edge-angle were used in a scraping...
Sakurai, Yoshihide; Terazawa, Shigenori
This paper was originally presented at the Beijing Forum 2010, held on November
5th-7th, 2010, at Beijing China, which was sponsored by the Peking University, the Beijing
Municipal Commission of Education and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies. The
objective of this forum is to promote the study of humanities and social sciences in the Asia-
Pacific region,and the theme of 2010 was“The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All
―Commitments and Responsibilities for a Better World.”
This term “harmony”was used by the Chinese state leaders, and given the rapid transit
railway the name“和諧号.”Inside China, it is used as“harmonious society(和諧社会)”and also
it means the realization of the“harmonious world...
In this introductory paper on Uchimura Kanzo’s A Study of Romans, I focus on
Uchimura’s understanding of faith and justification by faith, within the context of a general
application of his methods and doctrines. I also point out a germ of the Second-Reformation in
his interpretation of faith,which he was keen to develop throughout his life. Since Paul himself,
as I understand him,reached out a hand of reconciliation to Catholicism and Protestantism well
before the Reformation in sixteenth century, I demonstrate that Uchimura was compelled by the
text itself to this kind of encompassing interpretation. In parallel with introducing Uchimura’s
thoughts, I carry out a semantic analysis...