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  1. The Origin of Buddhist Meditation

    By Alexander Wynne

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Having identified early material that goes back to the Buddha himself, the author argues that the two teachers of the Buddha were historical figures. Based on the early Brahminic literature, namely the early Upanishads and Moksadharma, the author asserts the origin of the method of meditation...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Buddhist Rituals of Death and Rebirth

    Contemporary Sri Lankan Practice and Its Origins

    By Rita Langer

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    In Buddhist thought and practice, death has always been a central concept. This book provides a careful and thorough analysis of the rituals and social customs surrounding death in the Theravada tradition of Sri Lanka. Rita Langer describes the rituals of death and rebirth and investigates their...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata

    Edited by Simon Brodbeck, Brian Black

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the most important texts to emerge from the Indian cultural tradition. At almost 75,000 verses it is the longest poem in the world, and throughout Indian history it has been hugely influential in shaping gender and social norms. In the context of ancient India, it...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Islamic Legitimacy in a Plural Asia

    Edited by Anthony Reid, Michael Gilsenan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    A global debate has emerged within Islam about how to coexist with democracy. Even in Asia, where such ideas have always been marginal, radical groups are taking the view that scriptural authority requires either Islamic rule (Dar-ul-Islam) or a state of war with the essentially illegitimate...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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