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  1. The Triads as Business

    By Yiu-kong Chu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    There is no doubt that the triads have become recognized as a sophisticated and international criminal force and, following the handover of Hong Kong to China, there have been increasing fears that their influence will spread to the West through emigration. This book investigates the reality behind...

    Published November 17th 1999 by Routledge

  2. Armenian Neume System of Notation

    Study and Analysis

    By R. A. At'ayan, Vrej N Nersessian, Vrej N. Nersessian

    The study of the Armenian system of notation called Khazs (Neumes) is of significance both for Armenian and Byzantine music from a historical and aesthetic point of view. Over the centuries the Armenian people have created a musical culture which is largely inaccessible because of the fact that to...

    Published October 4th 1999 by Routledge

  3. Britain and Japan

    Biographical Portraits, Vol. III

    By J E Hoare, J. E. Hoare

    Series: Japan Library

    The success of the first two volumes in this series has prompted this third volume of 25 further protraits of key personalities, including Natsume Soseki, Thomas Blackiston, Ivan Morris, Admiral Saito and Ozaki Yukio....

    Published October 4th 1999 by Routledge

  4. Korea

    A Historical and Cultural Dictionary

    By Keith Pratt, Richard Rutt

    Series: Durham East Asia Series

    Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Korean civilisation from early times to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, literature, etc. The Dictionary...

    Published September 12th 1999 by Routledge

  5. The Great Indian Education Debate

    Documents Relating to the Orientalist-Anglicist Controversy, 1781-1843

    By Martin Moir, Lynn Zastoupil

    A bitter debate erupted in 1834 between Orientalists and Anglicists over what kind of public education the British should promote in their growing Indian empire. This collection of the main documents pertaining to the controversy (some published for the first time) aims to recover the major British...

    Published July 22nd 1999 by Routledge

  6. Missionaries, Rebellion and Proto-Nationalism

    James Long of Bengal

    By Geoffrey A. Oddie

    The Rev. James Long was one of the most remarkable Protestant missionaries working in India in the nineteenth century. Sent to Calcutta at the age of 22 in 1840, he devoted his life to representing what he passionately believed were the best interests of the forgotten poor and oppressed among the...

    Published June 27th 1999 by Routledge

  7. Kinship, Honour and Money in Rural Pakistan

    Subsistence Economy and the Effects of International Migration

    By Alain Lefebvre

    International migration is favoured by the governments of many poorer countries despite often well-publicized abuses affecting individual migrant workers. Not only is local unemployment reduced but also it is expected that the migrants will learn new skills, with many even becoming entrepreneurs on...

    Published June 20th 1999 by Routledge

  8. Azerbaijani Dictionary and Phrasebook

    By Nicholas Awde, Famil Ismailov

    This dictionary and phrasebook includes a dictionary of over 4,000 entries, plus an introduction to basic grammar and helpful phrasebook chapters covering subjects such as etiquette, the office, government, and food and drink. It is written entirely in the Roman alphabet.This unique language guides...

    Published May 18th 1999 by Routledge

  9. Bibliography of Japanese New Religious Movements

    By Peter B Clarke

    Containing some 1500 entries, this new bibliography will be widely welcomed for its comprehensive brief, and for the sub-section profiling principal NRMs convering history, beliefs and practices, main publications, braches worldwide and membership....

    Published April 14th 1999 by Routledge

  10. Indian Architectural Theory and Practice

    Contemporary Uses of Vastu Vidya

    By Vibhuti Chakrabarti

    In this ground-breaking study the traditional Indian science of architecture and house-building,Vastu Vidya, is explored in terms of its secular uses, at the levels of both theory and contemporary practice. Vastu Vidya is treated as constituting a coherent and complete architectural programme,...

    Published February 4th 1999 by Routledge