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Kim

A novel by Kipling, published 1901. Kimball O'Hara, the orphaned son of a sergeant in an Irish regiment, spends his childhood as a vagabond in Lahore, until he meets an old lama ...

South Korea

South Korea   Reference library

Hyung-Ki Choi, Huso Yi, Ji-Kan Ryu, Koon Ho Rha, Woong Hee Lee, Huso Yi, Yung-Chung Kim, Ki-Nam Chin, Pilwha Chang, Whasoon Byun, and Jungim Hwang

Contiuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
29,382 words
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...: In 1986 , when a male transvestite approached Dr. Kim Seok Kwan , a plastic surgeon in Pusan, and asked if he could perform a sex-change operation, Kim told the man nobody knew anything about this operation in Korea, and that he could not help him. A few months later, a request from a second male transsexual sparked Kim's curiosity enough for him to start reading up on the subject. A short time later, Kim performed the first male-to-female sex change operation in South Korea. [In the late 1980s, Kim's patients were overwhelmingly working class or poor—few...

Cake

Cake   Reference library

Stephen Schmidt, Stephen Schmidt, Kim Pierce, Andrew F. Smith, Stephen Schmidt, Cathy K. Kaufman, Jennifer C. Keegan, Cathy K. Kaufman, and Sally Parham

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

...Educational Series, 2007. Hotta, Syugo . “A Linguistic Exploration of Foreign Terms in Trademarks.” In Intellectual Property: Building Aesthetics and Economics/Propriete intellectuelle: Entre l’art et l’argent , edited by Ysolde Genreau . Montreal: Editions Themis, 2006. Kim Pierce Cake: Cheesecake Tarts, pies, and pastries filled with various types of cheese have been common throughout Europe and the Middle East since ancient times. The English and other European colonists introduced their versions of cheesecake into North America, and cheesecake...

Aegean Prehistoric Cultures

Aegean Prehistoric Cultures   Reference library

Neil Asher Silberman, Cyprian Broodbank, Alan Peatfield, Louise Hitchcock, James C. Wright, Kim S. Shelton, Elizabeth B. French, and Kim S. Shelton

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
8,827 words

... “Comparative Settlement Patterns during the Bronze Age in the Northeastern Peloponnesos, Greece.” In Side-by-Side Survey: Comparative Regional Studies in the Mediterranean World , edited by Susan E. Alcock and John F. Cherry , pp. 114–131, 2004. James C. Wright ; revised by Kim S. Shelton Aegean Prehistoric Cultures: Mycenae Mycenae occupies a limestone hill nestled between two low mountains at the northern end of the Peloponnesian plain of Argos. It is uniquely situated to dominate all the area it oversees and to exploit upland pastures, lowland fields,...

Family and Kinship

Family and Kinship   Reference library

Andrejs Plakans, Andrejs Plakans, Susan Glosser, Mary Louise Nagata, Minja Kim Choe, Christopher P. Atwood, Diana Abouali, and Anatoly V. Isaenko

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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14,838 words
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...König , pp. 202–210. The Hague: Mouton, 1970. An excellent description of the traditional Korean family system from comparative and historical perspectives. Kim, Doo Hun . “ Historical Review of Korean Family System. ” Korea Journal 3, no. 10 (1963): 4–9 and 332. An excellent description of the Korean family system from a historical perspective. Mason, Karen Oppenheim , Noriko O. Tsuya , and Minja Kim Choe , eds. The Changing Family in Comparative Perspective: Asia and the United States . Honolulu, Hawai‘i: East-West Center, 1998. A collection of essays...

Asian American and Pacific Islander Children

Asian American and Pacific Islander Children   Reference library

Valerie Ooka Pang, Benjamin Chang, Yoon K. Pak, Audrey Hokoda, Noreen Naseem Rodríguez, and Esther June Kim

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Race and Education

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Current Version:
2024
Subject:
Social sciences, Education, Sociology
Length:
15,986 words

..., 28 (1), 31–35. Kim, B. L. (1980). The Korean-American child at school and at home . U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (Grant No. 90-C1335 (01)). Kim, G. M. , & Cooc, N. (2020). Teaching for social justice: A research synthesis on Asian American and Pacific Islander teachers in U.S. schools. Teaching and Teacher Education , 94 , 1–12. King, R. C. (2000). Racialization, recognition, and rights: Lumping and splitting multiracial Asian Americans in the 2000 Census. Journal of Asian American Studies , 3 (2), 191–217. Kim, R. Y. (2002)....

Kim, Ronyoung

Kim, Ronyoung   Reference library

Elaine H. Kim

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
548 words

..., Ronyoung ( 1926–1987 ), artist and writer, published Clay Walls , one of the first Korean-American novels, in 1987 . Born in Los Angeles on 28 March 1926 , the fifth of six children, she grew up in the tiny Korean ethnic community that was the geographical starting point for what has now become Los Angeles Koreatown. She attended Korean language school every afternoon, where she studied Korean language and history. Kim's father, Chong-hak Kim, like the father in Clay Walls , was a laborer who died when his daughter was twelve. Her mother, Haeran (Helen)...

Kim

Kim   Reference library

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
104 words

... 1881: 33. 1 Korean: (김; Chinese character 金 ‎, meaning ‘gold’). The most common Korean surname, comprising about 20 per cent of the Korean population. There are about a hundred different Kim family clans, each with its own founding ancestor. The two largest Kim clans, the Kimhae Kim and the Kyŏngju Kim, claim descent from mythological characters who lived about 2,000 years ago. 2 Chinese: Teochew, Hokkien, and Taiwanese form of the Chinese surname 金 ‎, meaning ‘gold’, see Chin (1). This name is mainly found in other parts of SE Asia, to which Chinese...

Kim

Kim   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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Current Version:
2005

... , a novel by Rudyard Kipling , published in 1901 . The story of an Irish orphan's adolescence in late nineteenth-century India, Kim is a rich blend of Bildungsroman , spy fiction, and boy's adventure story which is now recognized as one of the most important fictions dealing with imperialism. Initially brought up in the bazaar by a native foster-mother, Kim takes up with a Lama searching for enlightenment. Early in their journey Kim establishes contact with his father's former regiment and is taken on as a trainee in counter-intelligence. From then on ...

Kim

Kim (1901)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
525 words

...to the old lama. With Kim guiding him and begging on his behalf, the lama sets off. Kim, too, has a quest: he is in search of a Red Bull on a green field—this being, though he does not at first know it, his father’s regimental emblem. Kim and the lama have not gone far on their journey when they stumble across Kim’s father’s regiment, and Kim’s quest comes to an abrupt and apparently untimely end, for he is virtually taken into captivity by the white men, who identify him as one of their own kind and send him away to a boarding school. The lama, however,...

Kim

Kim   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

... The orphan boy, with full name Kimball O’Hara , who is the hero of the novel by Rudyard Kipling that bears his name ( 1901 ), regarded by many as the writer’s finest creation. He passes as a native Indian boy nicknamed ‘Little Friend of All the World’, takes up with a wise old Tibetan lama, and eventually becomes a secret agent on behalf of the British government. Kim’s game A memory-testing game introduced to boy scouts by their founder, Robert Baden-Powell , as a development of the ‘Jewel Game’ described in Rudyard Kipling ’s Kim , ch ix. As...

Kim

Kim   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

...across Kim's father's old regiment. Kim is adopted by the regiment and sent, unwillingly, to school, although in the holidays he is reunited with his lama, who has not yet found the River of the Arrow. A split develops in his loyalties when Colonel Creighton, of the Ethnological Survey, recognizes his potential as a spy, and apprentices him to a trusted Indian agent, Hurree Babu. He proves himself by capturing the papers of two Russian spies at work in the Himalayas. The lama does find his river, but he has already, in practice if not in theory, lost his chela ...

Kim

Kim   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
138 words

... A novel by Rudyard Kipling , published 1901 . Kimball O'Hara, the orphaned son of a sergeant in an Irish regiment, spends his childhood as a vagabond in Lahore, until he meets an old lama from Tibet and accompanies him in his travels. He falls into the hands of his father's old regiment, is adopted, and sent to school, resuming his wanderings in his holidays. Colonel Creighton of the Ethnological Survey notices his aptitude for secret service (‘the Great Game’), and he embarks on the work under the directions of the native agent Hurree Babu. While still a...

Kim

Kim   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
Length:
138 words

... A novel by Rudyard Kipling , published 1901 . Kimball O'Hara, the orphaned son of a sergeant in an Irish regiment, spends his childhood as a vagabond in Lahore, until he meets an old lama from Tibet and accompanies him in his travels. He falls into the hands of his father's old regiment, is adopted, and sent to school, resuming his wanderings in his holidays. Colonel Creighton of the Ethnological Survey notices his aptitude for secret service (‘the Great Game’), and he embarks on the work under the directions of the native agent Hurree Babu. While still a boy...

Kim

Kim   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
399 words

... US frequency (2010): 262352 1 Korean: written 김, in Chinese characters 金, meaning ‘gold’. This is the only Chinese character for the surname Kim, which is the most common Korean surname, comprising about 20 percent of the Korean population. According to some sources, there are over 600 different Kim clans, but only c. 100 have been documented. Kims can be found in virtually every part of Korea. The two largest Kim clans, the Kim family of Kimhae and the Kim family of Kyŏngju, are descended from semi-mythological characters who lived two thousand years...

Kim Sou-hwan

Kim Sou-hwan (1922–2009)   Reference library

Denis Kim

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
259 words

...the Church. He was one of the most respected moral and spiritual leaders of his time. Denis Kim S. Kim , 김수환추기경 전집 (Korean, ‘Complete Works of Cardinal Sou-hwan Kim’), (18 vols, Seoul, 2001). S. Kim , 추기경 김수환이야기 (Korean, ‘Story of Cardinal Sou-hwan Kim’) (Seoul, 2009). D. Kim , SJ, ‘For You and for All: Stephen Cardinal Kim, Church and Civil Society in Korea’, Gregorianum 96 (2015), 345–63. P. Pak , SJ, ‘The Christian Spirituality of Cardinal Sou-hwan Kim’, Journal of Korean Religions 6 (2015),...

Ravenal, Kim

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
44 words

...Kim ( Kern : Show Boat ). Sop. Daughter of Gaylord and Magnolia. She and her mother become the star turns on the refitted show boat. Created ( 1927 ) as child by Eleanor Shaw, as adult by Norma Terris (who also created...

Kim, Jaegwon

Kim, Jaegwon   Reference library

Noa Latham

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
170 words

..., Jaegwon ( 1934–  ). Author of numerous well-known papers on metaphysics and epistemology, best known for his pioneering work on events , super-venience concepts, and psychophysical relations. Kim takes events to be exemplifications of properties (or relations) by an object (or set of objects) at a time. On this view, Oedipus' marrying Jocasta and Oedipus' marrying his mother would be the same event, while Brutus' killing Caesar and Brutus' stabbing Caesar would be different events. Kim has argued for a form of materialism in which mental properties...

KIM-1

KIM-1   Reference library

Anne Beetem Acker

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
Length:
398 words

...of microprocessors. He purchased a KIM-1 in 1976 and mentored many of his colleagues in using it. The KIM-1 could directly generate audio or act as a controller for other electronic sound generators. Most important, it provided memory, so that the user could program a time-varying sequence of events; in other words, the program became the musical score. In 1978 Horton and colleagues networked three KIM-1s for an interdependent, interactive performance in Berkeley, California. In 1977 Hal Chamberlin used the KIM-1 (with 10K of memory) and a...

Kim, Po

Kim, Po (1967)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...Kim, Po Korean , 20th century, male. Active in the USA from 1967 . Painter , draughtsman . Still-lifes. Kim lives in New York. He specialises in vividly coloured figurative paitings, sometimes with a faux-naive air to them. Auction Records New York, 16 Oct 1981 : At the Drawing Table ( 1981 , pencil, 21½ × 30½ ins/54.5 × 77.5 cm) USD 1,200 Munich, 1–2 Dec 1992 : Tree Walnuts (graphite and pencil, 8½ × 4¾ ins/21.5 × 12 cm) DEM...

Kim, Byron

Kim, Byron (6 Sept 1961)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
418 words

..., Byron ( b La Jolla, CA , 6 Sept 1961 ), painter . Born of Korean parents, Kim studied English literature at Yale University, where he received his degree in 1983 . Following graduation, Kim studied painting at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture until 1986 . He first gained visibility in the early 1990s for his early series of conceptual paintings that merged the formal vocabulary of canonical artistic practices, including Hard-edge abstract painting and American Minimalism, with references to racial and ethnic identity. Synecdoche ( 1991 )...

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