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  1. An Artless Art - The Zen Aesthetic of Shiga Naoya

    A Critical Study with Selected Translations

    By Roy Starrs

    Shiga Naoya was a giant of Japanese literature but he is barely known outside Japan. This book is the first study of Shiga to explore in depth his affinities - both aesthetic and philosophic - with the long tradition of Zen art....

    Published February 25th 1998 by Routledge

  2. China

    A Cultural and Historical Dictionary

    By Michael Dillon

    Series: Durham East Asia Series

    Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Chinese civilisation from Peking Man to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, literature, etc. The Dictionary...

    Published February 24th 1998 by Routledge

  3. Religious Traditions in South Asia

    Interaction and Change

    By Geoffrey Oddie

    These studies focus on questions of religious interaction and change in India from the sixth century B.C. to the present day. They represent the work of scholars in a range of disciplines and who are resident mostly in Australia...

    Published February 19th 1998 by Routledge

  4. Chinese Firms and Technology in the Reform Era

    By Yizheng Shi

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    In Chinese Firms and Technology in the Reform Era, Yizheng Shi analyses the technological behaviour of state- owned firms. In particular he shows how they have imported, utilised and assimilated foreign technology into their operations. The author argues that despite being granted more autonomy and...

    Published February 12th 1998 by Routledge

  5. Subject, Theme and Agent in Modern Standard Arabic

    By Hussein Abdul-Raof

    Investigates the universal categories 'subject', 'theme', and 'agent' with special reference to their functional status in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and how these three distinct functions may or may not coincide in Arabic sentences. These functions are inexplicitly characterised by classical and...

    Published February 6th 1998 by Routledge

  6. Tondrakian Movement

    By Vrej Nersessian

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 3rd 1998 by Routledge

  7. Asian Department Stores

    By Kerrie L. MacPherson

    Series: ConsumAsian Series

    In this pioneering study of the development of the Asian department store, economists, anthropologists and historians examine various aspects of retailing, business organization, networking and consumerism in the expanding economies of Asia....

    Published January 27th 1998 by Routledge

  8. Tajikistan

    The Trials of Independence

    By Shirin Akiner, Mohammad-Reza Djalili, Frederic Grare

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Since its independence in 1991 Tajikistan has suffered a painful series of political crises followed by a civil war, still continuing, whose repercussions extend far beyond its borders. This work examines the causes of the turmoil, and analyses, through the case of Tajikistan, social and political...

    Published January 27th 1998 by Routledge

  9. The Origins of the Ainu Language

    The Ainu Indo-European Controversy

    By Kirsten Refsing

    Speculations about the racial and linguistic origins of the Ainu began in the latter half of the 19th century, and one of the more persistent notions was that the Ainu were a lost tribe of Europoid origin. This set traces the course of the controversy sparked by Pierre Naert's 1958 dissertation....

    Published January 26th 1998 by Routledge

  10. Aziz Nasafi

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Shows Nasafi and his legacy in a new light. Nasafi's works are of particular interest because they contain valuable descriptions of the different Islamic world views of the age. Includes substantial extracts to help illuminate this perceptive study of a neglected figure in the pantheon of Sufi...

    Published January 23rd 1998 by Routledge