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  1. Islam in the Era of Globalization

    Muslim Attitudes towards Modernity and Identity

    Edited by Johan Meuleman

    Globalization, modernity and identity are fundamental issues in contemporary Islam and Islamic Studies. This collection of essays reflects the wide diversity that characterises contemporary Islamic Studies. The case studies cover regions stretching from China and Southeast Asia to diaspora...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Asian-European Perspectives

    Developing the ASEM Process

    By Wim Stokhof, Paul van der Velde

    The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an interregional forum for political dialogue, education and culture, security and business, aimed at enhancing relations between Asia and Europe to achieve a better interregional balance in the spheres of politics, economics and culture. Its members are the seven...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. La Renovation du Shi'isme Ismaelien En Inde Et Au Pakistan

    D'apres les Ecrits et les Discours de Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan

    By Michel Boivin

    This French-language book is the first to propose a scientific approach to the Aga Khan's religious thought, placing it in its proper perspective by revealing how the Aga Khan responded to contemporary challenges. It will be of interest to both students and scholars of history, orientalism and...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Empty Vision

    Metaphor and Visionary Imagery in Mahayana Buddhism

    By David McMahan

    Visual metaphors in a number of Mahayana sutras construct a discourse in which visual perception serves as a model for knowledge and enlightenment. In the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajnaparamita) and other Mahayana literature, immediate access to reality is symbolized by vision and set in opposition...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Religious Giving and the Invention of Karma in Theravada Buddhism

    By James Egge

    Demonstrates that Buddhists appropriated the practice, vocabulary, and ideology of sacrifice from Vedic religion, and discusses the relationship of this sacrificial discourse to ideas of karma in the Pali canon and in early Buddhism....

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Christian Missions and the Enlightenment

    By Brian Stanley

    Addresses the nature of the influence of the European Enlightenment on the beliefs and practice of the Protestant missionaries who went to Asia and Africa from the mid-eighteenth century onwards, particularly British missions and the formative role of the Scottish Enlightenment on their thinking....

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Agriculture in Crisis

    People, Commodities and Natural Resources in Indonesia 1996-2001

    By Francoise Gerard, Francois Ruf

    Indonesia's monetary and political crisis is examined here in relation to its impact on Indonesia's agricultural sector. The twelve essays that comprise this volume take a micro-economic approach and analysis relies on observed facts and first-hand data collected both before and after the country's...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Sikh Religion, Culture and Ethnicity

    By Arvind-Pal S. Mandair, Christopher Shackle

    This book brings together new approaches to the study of Sikh religion, culture and ethnicity being pursued in the diaspora by Sikh academics in western universities in Britain and North America. An important aspect of the volume is the diversity of topics that are engaged - including film and...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Classical Civilizations of South-East Asia

    Edited by Vladimir Braginsky

    With particular emphasis on history, religion, literature and arts, this collection provides a multifaceted and representative picture of the classical civilizations of South-East Asia which will be of interest for comparative and cross-disciplinary studies in this field, as well as providing a...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge