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Lokaprakasa by Ksemendra with the Commentary of Sahaja Bhatta, Volume 2
ISBN: HB: 9780674984363, Harvard University Press, January 2019
500 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
The "Lokaprakasa" by well-known Kashmirian author Ks?emendra (fl. 1050 CE) is a unique Sanskrit text that deals with details of public administration, from the king down to the village level. It includes private sale and mortgage documents as well as...
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£54,00
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Guardian of a Dying Flame Sariputra (c. 1335-1426) and the End of Late Indian Buddhism
ISBN: HB: 9780674984356, Harvard University Press, January 2019
450 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
Arthur McKeown presents the first full-length analysis of the continuation of Buddhism in India after the thirteenth century. This study describes later Indian Buddhism through a detailed examination of the life of Œariputra (c. 1335-1426), the last...
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£36,00
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Aesthetic Life Beauty and Art in Modern Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674975163, Harvard University Press, January 2019
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus., 5 halftones
This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the "beautiful woman" (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868-1912). With origins in the f...
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Lord Cornwallis Is Dead The Struggle for Democracy in the United States and India
ISBN: HB: 9780674983441, Harvard University Press, December 2018
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 10 photos
Do democratic states bring about greater social and economic equality among their citizens? Modern India embraced universal suffrage from the moment it was free of British imperial rule in 1947 – a historical rarity in the West – and yet Indian citiz...
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£28,00
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Making China Modern From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping
ISBN: HB: 9780674737358, Harvard University Press, December 2018
670 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 photos, 15 maps, 8 illus., 10 tables
A panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience through war and rebellion, disease and famine, that rewrites China's history for a new generation. It is tempting to attribute China's recent ascendance to changes in political leadership and economi...
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History of Akbar, Volume 5 Murty Classical Library of India 19
ISBN: HB: 9780674983953, Harvard University Press, December 2018
784 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"Akbarnama", or "The History of Akbar", by Abu'l-Fazl (d. 1602), is one of the most important works of Indo-Persian history and a touchstone of prose artistry. Marking a high point in a long, rich tradition of Persian historical writing, it served as...
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£21,00
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Opera, Society, and Politics in Modern China
ISBN: HB: 9780674987166, Harvard University Press, December 2018
380 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 21 line illus., 6 maps, 1 table
Popular operas in late imperial China were a major part of daily entertainment, and were also important for transmitting knowledge of Chinese culture and values. In the twentieth century, however, Chinese operas went through significant changes. Duri...
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£35,00
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Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos
ISBN: HB: 9780674987142, Harvard University Press, December 2018
330 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 10 line illus., 3 tables
"Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos", the first book focusing on premortem shrines in any era of Chinese history, places the institution at the intersection of politics and religion. When a local official left his post, grateful subje...
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Railroads and the Transformation of China
ISBN: HB: 9780674368170, Harvard University Press, December 2018
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 26 photos, 9 maps, 6 tables
As a vehicle to convey both the history of modern China and the complex forces still driving the nation's economic success, rail has no equal. "Railroads and the Transformation of China" is the first comprehensive history, in any language, of railroa...
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Lokaprakasa by Kemendra with the Commentary of Sahaja Bhatta, Volume 1
ISBN: HB: 9780674980389, Harvard University Press, October 2018
532 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
The Lokaprakasa by well-known Kashmirian author Ks?emendra (fl. 1050 CE) is a unique Sanskrit text that deals with details of public administration, from the king down to the village level. It includes private sale and mortgage documents as well as m...
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£68,00
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