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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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Turkey In The 21st Century: Opportunities, Challenges, Threats - Erik Cornell

Answers the questions: what is the background to issues in external and internal politics? What is the Turks' opinion on European and Turkish identity? On Cyprus? On the role of the generals? Why do human rights problems linger on? What is behind ......

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Mongolian Nomadic Society: A Reconstruction Of The 'medieval' History Of Mongolia - Bat-ochir Bold

Until the collapse of the socialist system in Mongolia in 1990, Mongolian social sciences was fundamentally schematised in accordance with the prevailing political ideology of socialism, considering the country's history in the theoretical framewo......

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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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The Sound Of Liberating Truth: Buddhist-christian Dialogues In Honor Of Frederick J. Streng - , Sallie B. King

Offers essays and dialogues by well-known Buddhist and Christian scholars on topics that were of primary interest to Frederick J. Streng, in whose honour the volume was created. Topics include interreligious dialogue, ultimate reality, nature and ......

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Japan And China: Mutual Representations In The Modern Era - Matsuda Wataru

This volume ties together the histories of Japan and China for the modern period prior to the 20th century.áThe chapters look atáChineseáand Japanese works which were written in response to events in the other country. None of these works has rece......

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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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Paradoxes Of Labour Reform: Chinese Labour Theory And Practice From Socialism To Market - Luigi Tomba

Labour reform is only one component of the larger process of reforming economy and society experienced by China over the last three decades. This book uses historical analytical tools in order to shed light on how policymaking takes place in conte......

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The Vietnamese Family In Change: The Case Of The Red River Delta - Pham Van Bich

Like most societies Vietnam has seen marked changes in family structures and dynamics this century. For Vietnam however these changes have been especially radical. After decades of French acculturation the 1940s brought sweeping economic changes a......

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Religion And Public Culture: Encounters And Identities In Modern South India - , John J. Paul

The last two centuries have witnessed profound changes in the nature of public consciousness. Nowhere has this been more true than in India, especially in relation to changing cultures of public life and religious tradition in South India. Essays ......

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The Life Of Alimqul: A Native Chronicle Of Nineteenth Century Central Asia - Timur Beisembiev

This work studies a narrative devoted to the history of the Kokand Khanate, a state that played a great role in Central Asian history in the 18th and 19th centuries, controlling territory equal to continental western Europe, until it was conquered......

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The Bolsheviks And The Chinese Revolution 1919-1927 - Alexander Pantsov

Based mainly on unknown Russian archival sources which have previously been unobtainable, this book analyses the Bolshevik concepts of the Chinese revolution and their reception in China. Issues include the role of the three Bolshevik leaders, Len......

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Japanese New Religions In Global Perspective - , Peter B. Clarke

Since the 1960s virtually every part of the world has seen the arrival and establishment of Japanese new religious movements, a process that has followed quickly on the heels of the most active period of Japanese economic expansion overseas. This ......

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The Great Indian Education Debate: Documents Relating To The Orientalist-anglicist Controversy, 1781-1843 - , Lynn Zastoupil

A bitter debate erupted in 1834 between Orientalists and Anglicists over what kind of public education the British should promote in their growing Indian empire. This collection of the main documents pertaining to the controversy (some published f......

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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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The Glorious Deeds Of Purna: A Translation And Study Of The Purnavadana - Joel Tatelman

By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre. A......

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Altruism And Reality: Studies In The Philosophy Of The Bodhicaryavatara - Paul Williams

Brings together Paul Williams' previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara. Author: Williams, Paul Publisher: Routledge Illustration: n Langua......

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Missionaries, Rebellion And Proto-nationalism: James Long Of Bengal - Geoffrey A. Oddie

The Rev. James Long was one of the most remarkable Protestant missionaries working in India in the nineteenth century. Sent to Calcutta at the age of 22 in 1840, he devoted his life to representing what he passionately believed were the best inter......

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Hispano-arabic Literature And The Early Provencal Lyrics - J. A. Abu-haidar

As the distinctive contribution of Islamic Spain to Arabic literature, the strophic muwashshahand zajal are still viewed by some as a development from putative Romance prototypes. No less than seven theories of origin of the Provenšal lyrics have ......

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Middle East Sources: A Melcom Guide To Middle Eastern And Islamic Books And Materials In The United Kingdom And Irish Libraries - Ian Richard Netton

Middle East Sources provides an invaluable resource for the busy librarian, student or scholar with Middle Eastern interests. It aims to guide readers to the major collections of books and other materials on the subject in the UK and Ireland, as w......

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