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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Ramopakhyana - The Story of Rama in the Mahabharata

    A Sanskrit Independent-Study Reader

    By Peter Scharf

    The most popular story in all of India and a classic of world literature is summarised in 728 verses in the great epic Mahabharata. Intended for independent study or classroom use for students of various levels who have had a basic introduction to Sanskrit, this fully annotated edition of the...

    Published September 4th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Zhouyi

    A New Translation with Commentary of the Book of Changes

    By Richard Rutt

    Series: Durham East Asia Series

    Modern research has revealed the Book of Changes to be a royal divination manual of the Zhou state (500100 BC). This new translation synthesizes the results of modern study, presenting the work in its historical context. The first book to render original Chinese rhymes into rhymed English....

    Published July 17th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Ships and the Development of Maritime Technology on the Indian Ocean

    Edited by Ruth Barnes, David Parkin

    Series: Routledge Indian Ocean Series

    Recognising the fundamental role both of shipping communities and the technologies crafted and shared by them, this book explores the types of ships, methods of navigation and modes of water-borne trade in the Indian Ocean region and the way they affected the development of distinctive settlements...

    Published June 26th 2002 by Routledge