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  1. Muslims in India Since 1947

    Islamic Perspectives on Inter-Faith Relations

    By Yoginder Sikand

    Muslims in India today are responding to the challenge of religious pluralism in a variety of ways. This book explores the attempts being made by scholar-activists and Muslim organisations to develop new understandings of Islam to relate to people of other faiths and to the modern nation-state, and...

    Published April 6th 2006 by Routledge

  2. The Zen Arts

    An Anthropological Study of the Culture of Aesthetic Form in Japan

    By Rupert Cox

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    The tea ceremony and the martial arts are intimately linked in the popular and historical imagination with Zen Buddhism, and Japanese culture. They are commonly interpreted as religio-aesthetic pursuits which express core spiritual values through bodily gesture and the creation of highly valued...

    Published April 6th 2006 by Routledge

  3. Southeast Asia

    From Prehistory to History

    Edited by Peter Bellwood, Dr Ian Glover

    This comprehensive and absorbing book traces the cultural history of Southeast Asia from prehistoric (especially Neolithic, Bronze-Iron age) times through to the major Hindu and Buddhist civilizations, to around AD 1300. Southeast Asia has recently attracted archaeological attention as the locus...

    Published April 3rd 2006 by Routledge

  4. The Indo-Aryan Controversy

    Evidence and Inference in Indian History

    Edited by Edwin Bryant, Laurie Patton

    For the first time in a single volume, this book presents the various arguments in the Indo-Aryan controversy. It also provides a template for the basic issues addressing four major areas: archaeological research, linguistic issues, the interpretation of Vedic texts in their historical contexts,...

    Published July 26th 2005 by Routledge

  5. Locating China

    Space, Place, and Popular Culture

    Edited by Jing Wang

    Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this volume examines the relationship between space and the production of local popular culture in contemporary China. The international team of contributors examine the inter-relationship between the cultural imaginary of a given place and China’s continuing...

    Published June 24th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Koreans in Japan

    Critical Voices from the Margin

    Edited by Sonia Ryang

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Koreans in Japan are a barely known minority, not only in the West but also within Japan itself. This pioneering study analyses these relations in the context of the particular conditions and constraints that Koreans face in Japanese society. The contributors cover a wide range of topics, including...

    Published April 28th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Modern Persian: A Course-Book

    By Simin Abrahams

    Modern Persian begins with the teaching of the Persian alphabet. It aims to provide the student with the necessary skills for social interaction, as well as a basis for the study of modern literature. The course consists of seventeen units and favours teaching by communicative and...

    Published March 31st 2005 by Routledge

  8. The Peopling of East Asia

    Putting Together Archaeology, Linguistics and Genetics

    Edited by Roger Blench, Laurent Sagart, Alicia Sanchez-Mazas

    One of the most dynamic research areas in the prehistory of East Asian regions is the synthesis of the findings of archaeology, linguistics and genetics. Several countries have only recently opened to field research and highly active local groups have made possible a raft of collaborative studies&...

    Published March 21st 2005 by Routledge

  9. Hindu Selves in a Modern World

    Guru Faith in the Mata Amritanandamayi Mission

    By Maya Warrier

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    This book explores devotional Hinduism in a modern context of high consumerism and revolutionised communications. It focuses on a fast-growing and high-profile contemporary Hindu guru faith originating in India and attracting a transnational following. The organisation is led by a vastly popular...

    Published December 17th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Globalization of Chinese Food

    Edited by Sidney Cheung, David Y. H. Wu

    Does Chinese food taste the same in different parts of the world? What has happened to the Chinese diet in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau? What has affected the foodways of Chinese communities in other Asian countries with large Chinese diasporic communities? What has made Chinese food...

    Published November 11th 2004 by Routledge