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Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars in the West and the East, on all aspects of the early history of Asia.

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  1. Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700

    By Daria Berg

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women...

    Published July 24th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Ancient Chinese Encyclopedia of Technology

    Translation and Annotation of Kaogong ji, The Artificers' Record

    By Jun Wenren

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    This book presents the first translation into English of the full text of the Kaogong ji. This classic work, described by the great scholar of the history of Chinese science and technology Joseph Needham as "the most important document for the study of ancient Chinese technology", dates from the...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Past Human Migrations in East Asia

    Matching Archaeology, Linguistics and Genetics

    Edited by Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, Roger Blench, Malcolm D. Ross, Ilia Peiros, Marie Lin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    The study of the prehistory of East Asia is developing very rapidly. In uncovering the story of the flows of human migration that constituted the peopling of East Asia there exists widespread debate about the nature of evidence and the tools for correlating results from different disciplines....

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Globalizing the Prehistory of Japan

    Language, genes and civilisation

    By Ann Kumar

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    This iconoclastic work on the prehistory of Japan and of South East Asia challenges entrenched views on the origins of Japanese society and identity. The social changes that took place in Japan in the time-period when the Jomon culture was replaced by the Yayoi culture were of exceptional...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Imperial Tombs in Tang China, 618-907

    The Politics of Paradise

    By Tonia Eckfeld

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    Intellectually and visually stimulating, this important landmark book looks at the religious, political, social and artistic significance of the Imperial tombs of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). It traces the evolutionary development of the most elaborately beautiful imperial tombs to examine...

    Published May 11th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Marco Polo's China

    A Venetian in the Realm of Khubilai Khan

    By Stephen G. Haw

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    Marco Polo’s famous book about his journey to China, written in 1298, continues to be a subject of considerable controversy. One recent work on the subject argues that Marco Polo never went to China at all, and other scholars have pointed out apparent mistakes and important omissions in Marco’s...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Elite Theatre in Ming China, 1368-1644

    By Grant Guangren Shen

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    Theatre occupied a particularly important place in the life of the elite, for whom owning a theatre troupe was highly fashionable and for whom theatre performances were an integral part of formal gatherings, various rituals and ceremonies. Based on an exploration of original historical records,...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Diary of a Manchu Soldier in Seventeenth-Century China

    "My Service in the Army", by Dzengseo

    By Nicola Di Cosmo

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    Providing original insights into Chinese military history, Nicola Di Cosmo gives an annotated translation of the only known military diary in pre-modern Chinese history, providing fresh and extensive information on the inner workings of the Ch'ing army. The personal experience of the...

    Published April 20th 2009 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Asian Expansions: The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia
    Edited by Geoff Wade
    To Be Published September 3rd 2014
  2. The Mongol Unification of China
    By Stephen G. Haw
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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