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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Mon Nationalism and Civil War in Burma

    The Golden Sheldrake

    By Mr Ashley South

    A major contribution to the literature of Burmese history and politics, this book traces the rich and tragic history of the Mon people of Burma and Thailand, from the pre-colonial era to the present day. This vivid account of ethnic politics and civil war situates the story of Mon nationalism...

    Published October 2nd 2002 by Routledge

  8. Studies in Turkic and Mongolic Linguistics

    2nd Edition

    By Gerard Clauson

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    This book, now back in print having been unavailable for many years, is one of the most important contributions to Turkic and Mongolic linguistics, and to the contentious 'Altaic theory'. Proponents of the theory hold that Turkish is part of the Altaic family, and that Turkish accordingly exists...

    Published September 25th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Developments in Australian Buddhism

    Facets of the Diamond

    By Michelle Spuler

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This book examines the adaptation of Buddhism to the Australian sociocultural context. To gain insight into this process of cross-cultural adaptation, issues arising in the development of Diamond Sangha Zen Buddhist groups (one of the largest Zen lineages in the West) in Australia are...

    Published September 18th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Islam and Colonialism

    Western Perspectives on Soviet Asia

    By Will Myer

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Tracing the development of western thought about Central Asia, this book argues that for historical and political reasons, Central Asia was seen as being in a colonial relationship with Russia. Consequently, an anti-colonial revolution in Asia was seen as the greatest threat to the USSR. The book...

    Published September 11th 2002 by Routledge