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  1. Shinto

    A Short History

    Edited by Nobutaka Inoue, Endo Jun, Mori Mizue, Ito Satoshi

    Shinto - A Short History provides an introductory outline of the historical development of Shinto from the ancient period of Japanese history until the present day. Shinto does not offer a readily identifiable set of teachings, rituals or beliefs; individual shrines and kami deities have led their...

    Published May 29th 2003 by Routledge

  2. Central Asia

    Aspects of Transition

    Edited by Tom Everett-Heath

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    The five central Asian States of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan stand at the crossroads of world civilization. Influenced by South Asia, Iran, China and Russia, this region which has recently burst onto the world stage once again, guards a distinct identity. This collection by...

    Published April 17th 2003 by Routledge

  3. Christians and Missionaries in India

    Cross-Cultural Communication since 1500

    Edited by Robert Eric Frykenberg

    The assumption that Christianity in India is nothing more than a European, western, or colonial imposition is open to challenge. Those who now think and write about India are often not aware that Christianity is a non-western religion, that in India this has always been so, and that there are now...

    Published March 20th 2003 by Routledge

  4. Zen War Stories

    By Brian Victoria

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Following the critically acclaimed Zen at War (1997), Brian Victoria explores the intimate relationship between Japanese institutional Buddhism and militarism during the Second World War.Victoria reveals for the first time, through examination of the wartime writings of the Japanese military itself...

    Published December 19th 2002 by Routledge

  5. The Courts of Pre-Colonial South India

    Material Culture and Kingship

    By Jennifer Howes

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    This book investigates how the material culture of South Indian courts was perceived by those who lived there in the pre-colonial period. Howes peels away the standard categories used to study Indian palace space, such as public/private and male/female, and replaces them with indigenous...

    Published December 5th 2002 by Routledge

  6. 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 7th 2002 by Routledge

  7. 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 31st 2002 by Routledge

  8. Mon Nationalism and Civil War in Burma

    The Golden Sheldrake

    By Mr Ashley South

    A major contribution to the literature of Burmese history and politics, this book traces the rich and tragic history of the Mon people of Burma and Thailand, from the pre-colonial era to the present day. This vivid account of ethnic politics and civil war situates the story of Mon nationalism...

    Published October 3rd 2002 by Routledge

  9. Islam and Colonialism

    Western Perspectives on Soviet Asia

    By Will Myer

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Tracing the development of western thought about Central Asia, this book argues that for historical and political reasons, Central Asia was seen as being in a colonial relationship with Russia. Consequently, an anti-colonial revolution in Asia was seen as the greatest threat to the USSR. The book...

    Published September 12th 2002 by Routledge

  10. The Tibetan Independence Movement

    Political, Religious and Gandhian Perspectives

    By Jane Ardley

    Tibet has been occupied for over fifty years, yet no progress has been made in solving the Tibetan problem. The first serious analysis of the Tibetan independence movement, this book is also the first to view the struggle from a comparative perspective, making an overt comparison with the Indian...

    Published August 22nd 2002 by Routledge