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Lokaprakasa by Ksemendra with the Commentary of Sahaja Bhatta, Volume 2
ISBN: HB: 9780674984363, Harvard University Press, July 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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£54,95
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Poetic Transformations Eighteenth-Century Cultural Projects on the Mekong Plains
ISBN: HB: 9780674237230, Harvard University Press, July 2019
300 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 2 maps
In the eighteenth century, multiple migratory groups with competing political ambitions converged on the Mekong plains. In the frontier region, literati?officials of a territorially-expanding Vietnamese state crossed paths with a network of diasporic...
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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, July 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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£36,95
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Appeal to the Ladies of Hyderabad Scandal in the Raj
ISBN: HB: 9780674987654, Harvard University Press, July 2019
352 pp., 21x14 cm, 15 photos
In April 1892, a damning pamphlet circulated in the south Indian city of Hyderabad, the capital of the largest and wealthiest princely state in the British Raj. An anonymous writer charged Mehdi Hasan, an aspiring Muslim lawyer from the north, and El...
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Worship of Confucius in Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674237261, Harvard University Press, July 2019
450 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 34 photos
How has Confucius, quintessentially and symbolically Chinese, been received throughout Japanese history? "The Worship of Confucius in Japan" provides the first overview of the richly documented and colorful Japanese version of the East Asian ritual t...
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China and Japan Facing History
ISBN: HB: 9780674916579, Harvard University Press, July 2019
480 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
China and Japan have cultural and political connections that stretch back fifteen hundred years. But today their relationship is strained. China's military buildup deeply worries Japan, while Japan's brutal occupation of China in World War II remains...
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£28,95
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Becoming Taiwanese Ethnogenesis in a Colonial City, 1880s-1950s
ISBN: HB: 9780674237209, Harvard University Press, May 2019
376 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 25 photos, 3 illus., 7 maps, 4 tables
What does it mean to be Taiwanese? This question sits at the heart of Taiwan's modern history and its place in the world. In contrast to the prevailing scholarly focus on Taiwan after 1987, "Becoming Taiwanese" examines the important first era in the...
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Ethnic Chrysalis China's Orochen People and the Legacy of Qing Borderland Administration
ISBN: HB: 9780674237193, Harvard University Press, May 2019
360 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 3 photos, 1 map, 10 tables
"Ethnic Chrysalis" is the first book in English to cover the early modern history of the Orochen, an ethnic group that has for centuries inhabited areas now belonging to the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China. The Qing dynasty (164...
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Imperiled Destinies The Daoist Quest for Deliverance in Medieval China
ISBN: HB: 9780674237247, Harvard University Press, May 2019
370 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 16 photos
"Imperiled Destinies" examines the evolution of Daoist beliefs about human liability and redemption over eight centuries and outlines ritual procedures for rescuing an ill?starred destiny. From the second through the tenth century CE, Daoism emerged...
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China Questions Critical Insights into a Rising Power
ISBN: PB: 9780674237520, ISBN: HB: 9780674979406, Harvard University Press, April 2019
352 pp., 21x14 cm, 4 graphs, 2 tables
Many books offer information about China, but few make sense of what is truly at stake. The questions addressed in this unique volume provide a window onto the challenges China faces today and the uncertainties its meteoric ascent on the global horiz...
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