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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Japan's Modern Theatre

    A Century of Change and Continuity

    By Brian Powell

    Series: Japan Library

    This book endeavours to unravel the complicated skeins of Japanese theatre in the modern period and offers an appreciation of the richness of choice of presentational and representational theatre forms.Since the end of world War II there has been continuing but different conflict between the major...

    Published June 26th 2002 by Routledge

  5. Azeri Women in Transition

    Women in Soviet and Post-Soviet Azerbaijan

    By Dr Farideh Heyat Nfa

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    This study of women and gender in a Muslim society draws on archival and literary sources as well as the life stories of women of different generations to offer a unique ethnographic and historical account of the lives of urban women in contemporary Azerbaijan. Focussing on a group of professional...

    Published June 19th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Negotiating Ethnicity in China

    Citizenship as a Response to the State

    By Chih-yu Shih

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This challenging study brings together anthropology and political science to examine how ethnic minorities are constructed by the state, and how they respond to such constructions.Disclosing endless mini negotiations between those acting in the name of the Chinese state and those carrying the...

    Published May 15th 2002 by Routledge

  7. Balti-English / English-Balti Dictionary

    By R. K. Sprigg

    This book is based on the Khapalu and Skardu dialects of Balti, a member of the Tibeto-Burman family, spoken in Baltistan. The work is distinguished by its phonetic acuity, particularly important in the case of Balti, whose importance to the Tibeto-Burman and Sino-Tibetan comparatists is its close...

    Published April 24th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Blanc de Chine

    History and Connoisseurship Reviewed

    Edited by John Ayers, Rose Kerr

    Dehua porcelain, or Blanc de Chine as it is known in the West, is pure ivory-white porcelain made at the Dehua kilns in the southern Chinese province of Fujian. It rose to international significance in the 17th century and inspired aristocratic patronage in the development of European porcelain....

    Published March 20th 2002 by Routledge

  9. ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs (Yanyu)

    Edited by John S. Rohsenow

    This Chinese-English dictionary of proverbs (yanyu) consists of approximately 4,000 Chinese proverbs alphabetically arranged by the first word(s) (ci) of the proverb, according to the Hanyu Pinyin transcription and Chinese characters (standard simplified), followed by a literal (and when necessary...

    Published December 6th 2001 by Routledge

  10. Coming of Age in South and Southeast Asia

    Youth, Courtship and Sexuality

    By Lenore Manderson, Pranee Liamputtong Rice

    In recent years, first feminist considerations, and now concerns with HIV/Aids have led to new approaches to the study of sexuality. The experience of puberty, explorations with sexuality and courtship, and the pressure to reproduce are a few of the human tensions central to this volume....

    Published December 6th 2001 by Routledge