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  Eastern world - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the Cold War, the term "Eastern world" was sometimes used as an extension of Eastern bloc, connoting the Soviet Union, China and their communist allies, while the term "Western world" often connoted the United States and its NATO allies such as the United Kingdom and France.
Eastern philosophy, art, literature, and other traditions, are often found throughout the region in places of high importance, such as popular culture, architecture and traditional literature.
The spread of Buddhism is partly responsible for this.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_world   (764 words)

 ipedia.com: Eastern philosophy Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Eastern philosophies have not been as concerned by questions relating to the nature of a single God as the universe's sole creator and ruler.
Eastern philosophic traditions generally tend to be less concerned with the existence or non-existence of gods.
Eastern philosophies, on the other hand, typically hold that people are an intrinsic and inseparable part of the universe, and that attempts to discuss the universe from an objective viewpoint as though the individual speaking was something separate and detached from the whole are inherently absurd.
www.ipedia.com /eastern_philosophy.html   (2271 words)

 I S L A N D V O I C E S.N E T :: V o i c e s   of   P o l y n e s i a   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Eastern culture is based more on the person and one's desire to learn more about oneself.
Also, however, one cannot ignore the fact that Hawaiian culture is more than just the culture of the native Hawaiians, as significant as that culture is. The Hawaiian culture of today has been and continues to be influenced greatly by others who have come to these islands and have settled over the last two centuries.
When the term "Polynesian culture" is applied to that functioning at the time of European contact, it is an abstraction referring to common features or general similarities underlying local differences in culture within Polynesia.
www.islandvoices.net /history.php?culture=hawaii   (894 words)

 Eastern Himalayan Culture, Ecology and People
This area, also known as Eastern Province of British India and given the name of Bengal, stretches from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south, in the west by the Ganges east of Bihar and Orissa, in the east by the Himalayan mountain ranges and Burma.
During the seventh to third millennium BC these cultures of eastern part of South Asia were probably passing through the Neolithic phase, based on their subsistence economy which was conditioned by local environment and capacity to exploit its resources.
The Dravidian culture was not inferior to that of the Aryans.
www.bongoz.com /south_asia/eastern_himalayan_culture.htm   (20398 words)

 Echo Online :: Features :: Tales from the Expat Harem
Gokmen: Turkey differs from its Middle Eastern neighbors primarily in that its foundation was based on the secular idea of separation of mosque and state as well as an active strategy of Westernization.
Eastern Echo: The Middle East and Islam are topics with a great deal of news coverage and evoke a certain degree of discomfort for many Americans.
Vilifying entire cultures based on what leaders do is akin to accusing every German of the Holocaust or accusing every American of the crimes committed in the name of US foreign policy.
www.easternecho.com /cgi-bin/story.cgi?4802   (1770 words)

 Eastern Woodlands culture - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
EASTERN WOODLANDS CULTURE [Eastern Woodlands culture] term used to refer to Native American societies inhabiting the eastern United States.
The Hopewell, as with later Woodland cultures, lived in villages and supplemented their hunting and gathering with the cultivation of some domesticated plants.
Additional evidence for early cucurbit use in the northern eastern woodlands east of the Allegheny front.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-ewoodclt.html   (362 words)

 Eastern Woodland Indians
The Indians in the Eastern Woodland Culture lived east of the Plains Indians.
At that time much of the land between the Mississippi River and the east coast was covered with forest.
These Indians, like the Indians of the other cultures depended on the natural resources around them for all of their basic needs.
portfolio.educ.kent.edu /mcclellandr/zackthezipper/easternwoodland.htm   (687 words)

 Eastern Shoshone Tribal Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Indian Reservation was established for the Eastern Shoshone Indians in 1868.
The Eastern Shoshone have a rich culture to teach their children the history, language and values of their ancestors.
In the Historical District, still standing are many of the late 1800's buildings, early 1900's buildings, World War II housing and the Depression Era and New Deal architecture.
www.easternshoshone.net /EasternShoshoneCulture.htm   (2076 words)

 Eastern Caribbean Culture - OECS Cultural Network - CULTURAL GROUP TEMP
Even before there was written words the Caribbean culture was rich in the tradition of story telling and the spoken word was the first form of literary art.
The cultural portal has a directory of management and administrative support that are the behind the scenes talent it takes to make things happen.
Tourists can plan their vacations to coincide with cultural events and are really able to experience the culture of each island.
oecsculture.com /member_pages/ext_cult_grp_temp.php?id=1&cty=Regional   (1002 words)

 The Eastern Church
In addition, Eastern Christians are called to fast and to share their goods in secret as Jesus commanded (Matthew 6:18).
This is why the Eastern Churches call on their members to engage in a Spiritual Warfare in the arena of their hearts, learning to subject their weaknesses to the divinizing power of the Holy Spirit working within them.
Eastern Christians are urged to conduct this warfare with the help of a Spiritual Guide.
holytransfiguration.org /eastern.htm   (2326 words)

 Exactly What Is Middle Eastern Dance?
In order to discuss Middle Eastern Dance, one has to know what geographic regions were under the political or religious influence of the Middle Eastern culture.
Culture is the greatest determiner of whether or not records survive.
Culture also determines how the dancers of the day were portrayed, if they were.
www.pbm.com /~lindahl/lod/vol5/middle_eastern.html   (1707 words)

 Eastern Woodland Culture
The Eastern Woodlands were moderate-climate regions roughly from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River and included the Great Lakes.
This culture region abuts the Plains Culture to the west and the Subarctic Culture to the north.
The Eastern Woodlands' original inhabitants were the first the European colonists met.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h922.html   (729 words)

 Jobs in Eastern Europe | Culture Shock
A bad reaction to staying in a completely new place without the aid of cultural instincts and a familiar social structure can make you want to return home very quickly, without reaping any of the benefits associated with living abroad.
Symptoms of culture shock may range from mild uneasiness, homesickness, and outright unhappiness to panic, irritability, and hostility.
To minimize the effects of culture shock, learn as much as possible about the place you are going to before you get there.
www.jobmonkey.com /teaching/europe/html/culture_shock.html   (570 words)

 Voices of Youth - Does western culture influence the eastern to be bad
I'll have to say the eastern culture is very good and replacing everything western would be a disaster, hopefully it won't come to that.
According to some people, Western culture might be the most wonderful one on this planet and maybe they consider Eastern culture to be bad.
What if eastern and western are both good and bad at their own way.
www.unicef.org /voy/discussions/printthread.php?t=3930   (3325 words)

 Byzantine Catholic Culture - Homepage
Anthropologists define culture as the beliefs, values, traditions and customs, and meanings shared by a group of people.
We all live in cultures which we share with others - cultures often denominated as ethnic, religious, corporate, social and economic.
The term "culture" in the Byzantine or Greek Catholic sense of the term shall include first that which is shared by Eastern Catholics of the Byzantine/Slavonic liturgical tradition and also by other Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox of the same or similar liturgical and ecclesial traditions as well as materials concerning Oriental Christians.
www.byzantines.net /byzcathculture   (239 words)

 Eastern Caribbean Culture — OECS Cultural Network
The OECS Cultural Network is proud to promote the cultural life of the Caribbean community.
Our mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the rich and diverse cultures of the Eastern Caribbean countries by connecting people, ideas and resources.
This Cultural Network represents artists, producers, organisations, educators involved in the performing arts (music, theater and dance), visual arts and media, literature, language, and preservation of the heritage and history of the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
www.oecsculture.net   (211 words)

 Middle Eastern Popular Culture
The First International Conference on Middle Eastern Popular Culture was convened by Professor Clive Holes at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, on 17-21 September 2000, and attended by 42 participants from around the world.
The conference, which the convenor believes was the first of its kind devoted specifically to popular culture and non-canonical literature, was deemed a great success by those who attended it, and a second conference is to be held in Tunis in March or April 2002, organised by Monia Hejaiej.
For desert poets living in an oral culture, the camel is an important aid to poetic composition and a means of dispersal of poetry.
www.orinst.ox.ac.uk /nme/nesp/middle.htm   (3153 words)

 Malaysian National News Agency :: BERNAMA (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (Bernama) -- "Mat Rempit" or the illegal motorcycle racers are not only a menace on the road but are also imitating the culture of the Hells Angels of the Unites States which is involved in drug abuse and free sex, said Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan.
He said the negative culture perpetuated by Mat Rempit ran contrary to the eastern culture which espoused courtesy and family values.
The country's crime index from January to September this year increased by 12.57 per cent to 170,481 cases compared to 151,444 cases in the same period last year, he said, adding that 4,414 of the cases involved juveniles and 1,436, students.
www.bernama.com.cob-web.org:8888 /bernama/v3/news.php?id=227195   (513 words)

 Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
Near Eastern languages and civilization focuses on the languages and civilizations of the Near East with an emphasis on the ancient and medieval roots of these civilizations as well as more recent cultural developments.
These languages are taught in conjunction with courses on the social, cultural, and religious history of the Near East, providing students with a broad understanding and solid foundation for more advanced studies or professional career development.
Although knowledge of a Near Eastern language is not a prerequisite for admission, applicants are generally expected to have had the equivalent of two years' study of the language in which they plan to concentrate.
www.washington.edu /students/gencat/academic/near_eastern.html   (1557 words)

 Middle Eastern Culture Page: Music
When clicked together between the thumb and middle fingers, they produce a bell-like tone and are a wonderful accompaniment to Middle Eastern music.
To Middle Eastern percussionists, this hand drum is the instrument of choice, and is one of the most popular instruments found in Middle Eastern music.
The head is often made of sheepskin and is struck with the hand to accompany other Middle Eastern musical instruments in song and dance.
www.reemcreations.com /culture/music/instruments.html   (228 words)

 Western - Eastern: An Initial List (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I hope that the simplicity of this schema does not mislead: it is not intended to suggest "essentialist" or reductionistic accounts of diverse cultures and traditions, simplistic notions of commonalities which overlook definitive differences, etc. Rather to the contrary.
I originally became interested in teaching Eastern traditions for the sake of helping students explore the fundamental ideas of several major world cultures, and, thereby, to help them better understand both the commonalities and important differences between their received ways of understanding the world and those characteristic of Eastern cultures.
I begin the course by developing a framework, based in a cultural materialist approach to religion, which suggests broad differences between "religion" in hunting/gathering, horticultural, and agricultural societies.
www.drury.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /ess/eastern/eastwest.html   (1851 words)

 IUPUI/IMA Community Project > Activities > Instructional Units > Studies of the Eastern World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Studies of the Eastern Worlds presents aspects of Eastern culture through the presentation and viewing of visual images.
World Cultures: Using the cultures of the Eastern World as a context, identify the common elements of different cultures.
The cultural maps are to be used as a visual during their report.
www.ulib.iupui.edu /IMLS/ACTIVITIES/instruction/eastern.html   (692 words)

 English Version
It also includes reports on developments in Eastern studies at home and abroad and recollections of the scholarship and personality of pioneer Japanese scholars in the field of Eastern studies.
The thirty contributors to this special volume are leading Japanese scholars in the field of Eastern studies and many are officers of the Tōhō Gakkai.
The forty-eight contributors to this special volume are leading Japanese scholars in the field of Eastern studies and many are officers of the Tōhō Gakkai.
www.tohogakkai.com /englishver.htm   (1669 words)

 Tamra-henna's Dance & Culture Page
Included are articles on the history of Middle Eastern dance, recommendations on books and videos regarding dance and other aspects of Middle Eastern culture, and miscellaneous pages that offer unique perspectives on related topics.
In this post-September 11th world, I believe it is the responsibility of those of us who receive so much joy from the Middle Eastern arts (not to mention our livelihoods), to give something back to the communities we work with.
I have included them here to show the diversity of cultures and opinions that exist in the Middle East and among the Diaspora.
www.middleeasterndancer.com /dance_culture.html   (198 words)

The Eastern Frontier was founded over ten years ago by Alan Gutchess to act as a resource and clearinghouse for information on the material culture and lives of Eastern American Indians during the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries.
In accordance with our purpose, the quarterly likewise examines the material culture of Eastern Natives during the 17th to 19th centuries and often explores how to interpret this information to the public.
Annual membership in The Eastern Frontier, which includes the quarterly and a discount on the cost of the conference and Eastern Frontier products, is $20.00.
home.att.net /~crowdogs/TheEasternFrontier/title.htm   (188 words)

 Eastern Woodlands culture — FactMonster.com
Eastern Woodlands culture, term used to refer to Native American societies inhabiting the eastern United States.
The earliest Woodland groups were the Adena and Hopewell, who lived in the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys between 800 B.C. and A.D. Both groups are known for their large burial mounds, often provisioned with finely crafted grave items.
Woodlands culture - Woodlands culture: see Eastern Woodlands culture.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0816589.html   (167 words)

 Annotated Bibliography of the History and Culture of Eastern Turkistan, Jungharia/Zungaria/Dzungaria, Chinese Central ...
A Sino-Soviet Cultural Frontier: The Ili Kazakh Autonomous Chou.
“Shamanism, culture and the Xinjiang Kazak: a native narrative of identity.” Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation.
The study of the cultural and ecological bases of pastoral nomadism has long fascinated scholars of Eurasia, and motivated analysis of the ecological basis of political and military expansion, as in Owen Lattimore’s Inner Asian Frontiers of China (N.Y., 1940).
www.silkroadfoundation.org /newsletter/vol3num1/6_turkistan.php   (11121 words)

 Middle Eastern Culture
Today, the Middle East continues to offer the world a rich cultural contribution, as home to three major world religions, a vibrant entertainment industry, a fascinating tradition of folkloric music and dance, and a growing economic power base.
The articles on this page are slanted toward the needs and interests of non-Middle Eastern people, particularly those interested in music and dance from the region.
The ancient culture of the Middle East flourished with myths, symbols, and metaphors that we still respond to today.
www.shira.net /culture.htm   (948 words)

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