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  1. Buddhist Practice and Visual Culture

    The Visual Rhetoric of Borobudur

    By Julie Gifford

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Providing an overall interpretation of the Buddhist monument Borobudur in Indonesia, this book looks at Mahayana Buddhist religious ideas and practices that could have informed Borobudur, including both the narrative reliefs and the Buddha images. The author explores a version of the classical...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Making of Western Indology

    Henry Thomas Colebrooke and the East India Company

    By Rosane Rocher, Ludo Rocher

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    For thirty years in India at the cusp of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Henry Thomas Colebrooke was an administrator and scholar with the East India Company. The Making of Western Indology explains and evaluates Colebrooke’s role as the founder of modern Indology. The book discusses how...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Food Culture in Colonial Asia

    A Taste of Empire

    By Cecilia Leong-Salobir

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Presenting a social history of colonial food practices in India, Malaysia and Singapore, this book discusses the contribution that Asian domestic servants made towards the development of this cuisine between 1858 and 1963. Domestic cookbooks, household management manuals, memoirs, diaries and...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Asiatic Russia

    Imperial Power in Regional and International Contexts

    Edited by Tomohiko Uyama

    Series: New Horizons in Islamic Studies

    Although the Russian Empire has traditionally been viewed as a European borderland, most of its territory was actually situated in Asia. Imperial power was huge but often suffered from a lack of enough information and resources to rule its culturally diverse subjects, and asymmetric relations...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Chinese/Vietnamese Diaspora

    Revisiting the boat people

    Edited by Yuk Wah Chan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Over three decades have passed since the first wave of Indochinese refugees left their homelands. These refugees, mainly the Vietnamese, fled from war and strife in search of a better life elsewhere. By investigating the Vietnamese diaspora in Asia, this book sheds new light on the Asian refugee...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Women, Religion and Culture in Iran

    By Sarah Ansari, Vanessa Martin

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Investigates how women, religion and culture have interacted in the context of 19th and 20th century Iran, covering topics as seemingly diverse as the social and cultural history of Persian cuisine, the work and attitudes of 19th century Christian missionaries, the impact of growing female literacy...

    Published February 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Unarchived Histories

    The "mad" and the "trifling" in the colonial and postcolonial world

    Edited by Gyanendra Pandey

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    For some time now, scholars have recognized the archive less as a neutral repository of documents of the past, and rather more as a politically interested representation of it, and recognized that the very act of archiving is accompanied by a process of un-archiving. Michel Foucault pointed to "...

    Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia

    Identity Politics, Schooling and Popular Culture

    Edited by Paul Morris, Naoko Shimazu, Edward Vickers

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

    In the decades since her defeat in the Second World War, Japan has continued to loom large in the national imagination of many of her East Asian neighbours. While for many, Japan still conjures up images of rampant military brutality, at different times and in different communities, alternative...

    Published December 19th 2013 by Routledge

  9. A History of Alcohol and Drugs in Modern South Asia

    Intoxicating Affairs

    Edited by Harald Fischer-Tiné, Jana Tschurenev

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    At the beginning of the 21st century, alcoholism, transnational drug trafficking and drug addiction constitute major problems in various South Asian countries. The production, circulation and consumption of intoxicating substances created (and responded to) social upheavals in the region and had...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Handbook of the South Asian Diaspora

    Edited by Joya Chatterji, David Washbrook

    South Asia’s diaspora is among the world’s largest and most widespread, and it is growing exponentially. It is estimated that over 25 million persons of Indian descent live abroad; and many more millions have roots in other countries of the subcontinent, in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. There...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge