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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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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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Japanese Bosses, Chinese Workers: Power And Control In A Hongkong Megastore - Wong Heung Wah Wong

Examines the ways in of organising work, rank, compensation, and promotion inside a large Japanese company in Hong Kong, and its spiritual training, to reveal the socio-economic base of managerial control. A must for anthropologists and Japanologi......

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Pain And Its Ending: The Four Noble Truths In The Theravada Buddhist Canon - Carol Anderson

Demonstrates how the four noble truths are used thorughout the Pali canon as a symbol of Buddha's enlightenment and as a doctrine within a larger network of Buddha's teachings. Their unique nature rests in their function as a proposition and as a ......

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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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Indian Art Worlds In Contention: Local, Regional And National Discourses On Orissan Patta Paintings - Helle Bundgaard

This beautifully illustrated book explores the opinions of artists, critics and others involved with arts or crafts, arguing for a theory that considers the different discursive formations and related strategic practices of an art world. Focusing......

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Ancient Christianity In The Caucasus - Tamila Mgaloblishvili

The is the first volume of Iberica-Caucasica, a new annual publication based in Tbilisi (Georgia) and devoted exclusively to the art, history and culture of the Caucasus. Author: Mgaloblishvili, Tamila Publisher: Routledge Illustration: n Languag......

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Religious Conversion Movements In South Asia: Continuities And Change, 1800-1990 - Geoffrey Oddie

This text examines examples of religious conversion throughout South Asia including: Processes of Conversion of Christianity in 19th Century NW IndiaIslamic Conversion in South IndiaKartabhaja Converts to Evangelical Christianity in BengalCentral ......

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Local Agrarian Societies In Colonial India: Japanese Perspectives - , Kaoru Sugihara

The first systematic attempt to introduce a full range of Japanese scholarship on the agrarian history of British India to the English-language reader. Suggests the fundamental importance of an Asian comparative perspective for the understanding o......

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Landlord Power And Rural Indebtedness In Colonial Sind - David Cheesman

Investigates the alliance between the British administration and the Muslim landed magnates who dominated the countryside and provides valuable insights into the emergence of the elite's governing Pakistan today. Author: Cheesman, David Publisher......

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