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  1. Rural Capitalists in Asia

    A Comparative Analysis on India, Indonesia and Malaysia

    By Mario Rutten

    This is a comparative study of small capitalists and rural industrialists in three Asian countries. Studies on the entrepreneurial class in South Asia tend to focus on the structural aspects of entrepreneurial behaviour, while studies on this class in Southeast Asia tend to focus on cultural...

    Published November 27th 2002 by Routledge

  2. Criminal Prosperity

    Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering and Financial Crisis after the Cold War

    By Guilhem Fabre

    Drug trafficking is the most visible part of the profits of organized crime, which have grown considerably since the end of the cold war. The mirror of history shows us the impact of the drug trade in the colonization of Asia. The post cold war geopolitical context reproduces elements of the past,...

    Published November 20th 2002 by Routledge

  3. Perspectives on Persian Painting

    Illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah

    By Dr Barbara Brend

    This is a detailed study of the illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah, in which twenty discourses are followed by a brief parable, and four romances. Amir Khusrau (1253-1325) lived the greater part of adventurous life in Delhi; he composed in Persian, and also in Hindi. From the point of view of...

    Published November 13th 2002 by Routledge

  4. The Modern Anthropology of South-East Asia

    An Introduction

    By Victor King, William D. Wilder

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    This is a comprehensive introduction to the social and cultural anthropology of South-East Asia. It provides an overview of the major theoretical issues and themes which have emerged from the engagement of anthropologists with South-East Asian communities; a succinct historical survey and...

    Published November 13th 2002 by Routledge

  5. Governance and Public Sector Reform in Asia

    Paradigm Shift or Business as Usual?

    Edited by Anthony Cheung, Ian Scott

    Based on new field research, this book assesses the current state of governance and public sector reforms in eleven Asian countries and jurisdictions, especially in the wake of the recent regional financial crisis that seriously affected some of them. It analyses reform efforts comparatively...

    Published November 6th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Strolling About on the Roof of the World

    The First Hundred Years of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs

    By Susan Farrington, Hugh Leach

    This volume covers the first one hundred years of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, formerly the Royal Central Asian Society. It traces its fons et origo in the Central Asian Question, within the context of the 'Great Game', and continues its fascinating chronology through the two World Wars to...

    Published November 6th 2002 by Routledge

  7. Boats of South Asia

    By Sean Mcgrail, Lucy Blue, Eric Kentley, Colin Palmer

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asia

    This book sets new standards for the documentation of water transport, and introduces styles of boat-building which are unlikely to be found outside the sub-Continent. A fascinating and accessible read for anyone interested in boats or the South Asian way of life, as well as ethnographers,...

    Published October 30th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Mongolia Today

    Science, Culture, Environment and Development

    Edited by Dendevin Badarch, Raymond A. Zilinskas

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This is a wide-ranging collection of essays written by experts in the field. The variety of topics provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary Mongolia. Topics include the impact of industrialization in Mongolia, environmental policies of the nation, the status of modern...

    Published October 23rd 2002 by Routledge

  9. Contemporary Belarus

    Between Democracy and Dictatorship

    Edited by Elena Korosteleva, Colin Lawson, Rosalind Marsh

    Belarus is unique among the states of the former Soviet bloc, in that after a decade of transition', the country remains stalled' and backward-oriented. Political and economic changes are characterised by half-measures, and recently a new suppression of dissent has been introduced; the country...

    Published October 9th 2002 by Routledge

  10. A System of Indian Logic

    The Nyana Theory of Inference

    By John Vattanky

    Nyana is the most rational and logical of all the classical Indian philosophical systems. In the study of Nyana philosophy, Karikavali with its commentary Muktavali, both by Visvanatha Nyayapancanana, with the commentaries Dinakari and Ramarudri, have been of decisive significance for the last few...

    Published October 9th 2002 by Routledge