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By James T. Siegel

This e-book issues the function of language within the Indonesian revolution. James Siegel, an anthropologist with lengthy event in quite a few elements of that kingdom, strains the beginnings of the Indonesian revolution, which happened from 1945 via 1949 and which ended Dutch colonial rule, to the final a part of the 19th century. at the moment, the peoples of the Dutch East Indies started to translate literature from so much areas on the earth. Siegel discovers in that second a strength inside of conversation extra very important than the explicit messages it conveyed. the next containment of this linguistic strength he calls the "fetish of modernity," which, like different fetishes, was once considered in a position to compel occasions. the following, the development is the popularity of the bearer of the fetish as an individual of the trendy world.The taming of this strength in Indonesian nationalism and the continuation of its wild shape within the revolution are the most important matters of the booklet. Its fabric is literature from Indonesian and Dutch in addition to first-person bills of the revolution.

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P'yug. - 30 - hsiian-wei shih, and in that quality he memorialized the emperor in order to obtain relief for the famished families of the military bases under his command; the sovereign granted 2500 silver tae1s 1 1 0 ) . Shortly afterward he handed over his charge, being probably summoned to Peking to work in the Department for Buddhist Affairs. Of his successor Byan-c'uh-rdo-rje we know absolutely noth­ ing, except that he was a pupil of rGyal-ba-ye-ses ( 1 257-1 3 20), since 1 3 1 3 abbot of Jo-nan 1 1 1).

His posi­ tion was formalized by the re-organization carried out on the 1 7th December 1 28 8 , when the tsung-chih yuan was given the new name hsuan-cheng yuan 9\ which we may translate as Department for Buddhist and Tibetan Affairs. Its rank was very high: lower first degree. Actually this new Department was an independent creation, and the tsung-chih yuan continued to lead a shadowy existence side by side with it. Not until the 22nd May 1 29 1 was the tsung-chih yuan finally merged with the hsuan-cheng yuan 1 0 ) .

Nor has any trace of a decree of Qubilai making Tibet a province come to light. Another purely theoretical rule was that each myriarchy was to contain six thousand serf of the monasteries and temples (lha sde) and four thousand serfs of the noble houses (mi sde) 43 ) . The division existed, but the two figures had no practical importance nor actual application. The detailed figures of the census will be shown in Chapter HI. 7. Here it is sufficient to say that the total number of the hor dud was 1 5,690 for gTsan cum mNa'-ris, 30,763 for dBus, and 750 for the Yar-'brog myriarchy which was situated on the border be­ tween dEus and gTsan.

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