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  1. Theravada Buddhism and the British Encounter

    Religious, Missionary and Colonial Experience in Nineteenth Century Sri Lanka

    By Elizabeth Harris

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This major new work explores the British encounter with Buddhism in nineteenth century Sri Lanka, examining the way Buddhism was represented and constructed in the eyes of the British scholars, officials, travellers and religious seekers who first encountered it. Tracing the three main historical...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Colonial Cambodia's 'Bad Frenchmen'

    The rise of French rule and the life of Thomas Caraman, 1840-87

    By Gregor Muller

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Colonial Cambodia's "Bad Frenchmen" provides a captivating analysis of the gradual establishment of French colonialism in the late nineteenth century. Drawing on new materials from French, Vietnamese and Cambodian archives, it reconstructs a time during which France struggled to give meaning and...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Media and the Chinese Diaspora

    Community, Communications and Commerce

    Edited by Wanning Sun

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    The importance of the Chinese diaspora is widely recognized. Wanning Sun examines the key role of the media in the Chinese diaspora. She focuses especially on the media's role in communication, in fostering a sense of community, in defining different kinds of 'transnational Chineseness' -...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The Development of Capitalism in Russia

    By Simon Clarke

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book provides a broad and comprehensive survey of the development of capitalism in Russia from the collapse of the Soviet economic system to the present, and includes the results of substantial new research on the current state of a wide range of Russian enterprises. Simon Clarke – a...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The History of Siberia

    By Igor V. Naumov

    Edited by David Collins

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    Siberia has had an interesting history, quite distinct from that of Russia. Absolutely vast, containing many non-Russian nationalities, and increasingly important at present because of its huge energy reserves, Siberia was at one time part of the Mongol Empire, was settled relatively late by the...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Russian Culture in Uzbekistan

    One Language in the Middle of Nowhere

    By David MacFadyen

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Recent political changes in Central Asia, where the United States is replacing Russia as the dominant power, are having a profound effect on Russian speakers in the region. These people, formerly perceived as progressive and engaging with Europe, are now confronted by the erasure of their literary,...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Asian Americans and the Shifting Politics of Race

    The Dismantling of Affirmative Action at an Elite Public High School

    By Rowena Robles

    Series: Studies in Asian Americans

    Asian Americans and the Shifting Politics of Race examines the political and discursive struggles around the dismantling of race-based admissions policies in an elite public high school in San Francisco. The book analyzes the arguments put forth by plaintiffs in and the media's depiction of the...

    Published April 29th 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 21st 2009 by Routledge

  9. Self-Surrender (prapatti) to God in Shrivaishnavism

    Tamil Cats or Sanskrit Monkeys?

    By Srilata Raman

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Filling the most glaring gap in Shrivaishnava scholarship, this book deals with the history of interpretation of a theological concept of self-surrender-prapatti in late twelfth and thirteenth century religious texts of the Shrivaishnava community of South India. This original study shows that...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  10. Caste, Colonialism and Counter-Modernity

    Notes on a Postcolonial Hermeneutics of Caste

    By Debjani Ganguly

    One prevalent socio-cultural structure that is peculiar to South Asia is caste, which is broadly understood in socio-anthropological terms as an institution of ranked, hereditary and occupational groups. This book discusses the enigmatic persistence of caste in the lives of South Asians as they...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge