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Imperial Frontier: Tribe And State In Waziristan - , Hugh Beattie

Describes British relations with the Pashtun tribes of Waziristan in the years after the annexation of the Punjab in 1849, offering the most detailed historical account that has so far been written of relations between the British Government of In......

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The History Of Women's Mosques In Chinese Islam - , Shui Jingjun Shui

This is a study of Chinese Hui Muslim women's historic and unrelenting spiritual, educational, political and gendered drive for an institutional presence in Islamic worship and leadership: 'a mosque of one's own' as a unique feature of Chinese Mus......

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A History Of The Pacific Islands: Passages Through Tropical Time - Deryck Scarr

A book about the past and present Pacific Islands, wide-ranging in time and space spanning the centuries from the first settlement of the islands until the present day. Author: Scarr, Deryck Publisher: Routledge Illustration: n Language: ENG Titl......

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Yeniseian Peoples And Languages: A History Of Yeniseian Studies With An Annotated Bibliography And A Source Guide - Edward J. Vajda

The Kets of Central Siberia are perhaps the most enigmatic of Siberia's aboriginal tribes. Today numbering barely 1,100 souls living in several small villages on the middle reaches of the Yenisei, the Kets have retained much of their ancient cultu......

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Myth And Masculinity In The Japanese Cinema: Towards A Political Reading Of The Tragic Hero - Isolde Standish

This study argues that in Japanese popular cinema the 'tragic hero' narrative is an archetypal plot-structure upon which male genres, such as the war-retro and yakuza films are based. Two central questions in relation to these post-war Japanese fi......

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North China And Japanese Expansion 1933-1937: Regional Power And The National Interest - Marjorie Dryburgh

This work draws on a wide range of Chinese and Japanese sources to analyse the uncertain loyalties and complex internal pressures that drove Sino-Japanese interaction in prewar north China. It examines the shifting understandings of the North Chin......

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Chinese Perceptions Of The Jews' And Judaism: A History Of The Youtai - , Xun Zhou

While prejudice against Jews is a real and ongoing category in Western culture, little attention has been paid to the myths of the Jews' and their impact in countries outside the West. This work draws on a wide variety of source materials from the......

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China's Integration In Asia: Economic Security And Strategic Issues - Robert Ash

A collection of authoritative papers on key issues for China's relations with other countries in the region in terms of trade, defence, regional development, energy security, and social, political and economic development. Author: Ash, Robert Pub......

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Contested Belonging: An Indigenous People's Struggle For Forest And Identity In Sub-himalayan Bengal - B. G. Karlsson

Deals with the modern predicament of the Rabha (or Kocha) people, one of India;s indigenous peoples, traditionally practising shifting cultivation in the jungle tracts situated where the Himalayan mountains meet the plains of Bengal. When the area......

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Cultural Crisis And Social Memory: Modernity And Identity In Thailand And Laos - , Shigeharu Tanabe

This book explores social memory in the context of cultural crises of modernity in Thailand and Laos. It explicates the ways in which social memory constructed by the people enters modernity, and how this in turn causes fundamental ruptures with t......

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Women And Households In Indonesia: Cultural Notions And Social Practices - , Marleen Nolten

Critically examines the usefulness of the 'household; concept within the historically and culturally diverse context of Indonesia, exploring in detail the position of women within and beyond domestic arrangements. So far, classical household and k......

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Tourism And Local Development In China: Case Studies Of Guilin, Suzhou And Beidaihe - Gang Xu

The boom in tourism to and within China is quite a recent phenomenon. China is now among the leading international tourist destinations, and demand for domestic tourism is rapidly increasing. This study examines the role of tourism in the local ec......

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Ismaili Hymns From South Asia: An Introduction To The Ginans - , Christopher Shackle

The Aga Khans have long played a prominent part on the international stage, but much less tends to be understood about the most important group of their followers, the Khoja Ismailis of South Asia, who are now also settled in many other parts of t......

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Caste, Class And Catholicism In India 1789-1914 - Kenneth Ballhatchet

This is a study of the ways in which changing social expectations among Indian Catholics confronted the Roman Church with new questions, as well as giving fresh urgency to the old problem of the persistence of caste among Christians. Low-caste res......

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Security And Territoriality In The Persian Gulf: A Maritime Political Geography - , Pirouz Mojtahed-zadeh

This study presents the story of successes and failures of the treatment of security matters pertaining to territorial and boundary affairs in the maritime areas of the Persian Gulf, and at the same time provides an example of the impact of territ......

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The Beta Israel In Ethiopia And Israel: Studies On The Ethiopian Jews - , Emanuela Trevisan Semi

For decade the Falashas - the Black Jews of Ethiopia - have fascinated scholars. Are they really Jews and in what sense? How can their origins be explained? Since the Falashas' transfer to Israel in the much publicised Israeli air lifts the fascin......

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The Canon In Southeast Asian Literature: Literatures Of Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Phillippines, Thailand And Vietnam - David Smyth

The literary canon is one of the most lively areas of debate in contemporary literary studies. This set of essays is both timely and original in its focus on the canon in South-East Asian literatures, covering Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Mal......

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