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  • China in the Early Bronze Age
    China in the Early Bronze Age (English, Hardback) Robert L. Thorp

    Students of the history and archaeology of early civilizations will find China in the Early Bronze Age the most up-to-date and wide-ranging introduction to its topic now in print. Scholars in Chinese studies will use this work as a handbook and research guide. For all readers, this volume makes fascinating reading in the formative stages of Chinese culture accessible.

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  • Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road
    Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road (English, Paperback) Johan Elverskog

    This groundbreaking work challenges contemporary stereotypes by revealing how both Buddhist and Muslim religious traditions were shaped by a millennium of cross-cultural exchange along the Silk Road from Iran to China.

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  • India in the Chinese Imagination
    India in the Chinese Imagination (English, Hardback) John Kieschnick

    In this collection of original essays, leading Asian studies scholars take a new look at the way the Chinese conceived of India in their literature, art, and religious thought in the premodern era.

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  • The Teleology of the Modern Nation-State
    The Teleology of the Modern Nation-State (English, Hardback) Joshua A. Fogel

    Although we may be aware that China and Japan were not nation-states until relatively recently, we still speak and write about Han dynasty China or Jomon Japan. And almost all historians refer to prehistoric China or Japan. Thus imposing the national story on the local, the authors contend, harms the historical record.

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  • The Prehistory of the Silk Road
    The Prehistory of the Silk Road (English, Hardback) E. E. Kuzmina

    The Silk Road served to connect the diverse geographies and populations of China, the Eurasian Steppe, Central Asia, India, Western Asia, and Europe. The majority of the Silk Road routes passed through the Eurasian Steppe. This book looks at the history of this crucial area before the formal establishment of Silk Road trade and diplomacy.

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  • The Blacks of Premodern China
    The Blacks of Premodern China (English, Hardback) Don J. Wyatt

    The Blacks of Premodern China describes the earliest Chinese encounters with peoples regarded as black. It focuses on the first exposure of Chinese to blacks hailing from East Africa, chiefly from today's Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania, who arrived in China as slaves between the seventh and seventeenth centuries C.E.

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  • Ethnic Identity in Tang China
    Ethnic Identity in Tang China (English, Hardback) Marc S. Abramson

    Drawing on political writings, religious texts, and other cultural artifacts, as well as comparative examples from other empires and frontiers, this book explores the construction of ethnicity during the Tang dynasty, which reigned for roughly three centuries from 618-907. It offers insights on East Asian and Inner Asian history.

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  • Translating Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China
    Translating Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China (English, Hardback) C. Pierce Salguero

    This interdisciplinary study examines the reception of Ayurvedic knowledge and other Indian medical teachings in medieval China through analysis of Buddhist texts, including translations from Indian languages as well as Chinese compositions between the second and ninth centuries.

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  • Asian Medicine and Globalization
    Asian Medicine and Globalization (English, Hardback) Joseph S. Alter

    As more and more Asian medical practices cross into Western culture through the popularity of yoga and herbalism, and as Western medicine finds its way east in the form of plastic surgery, these systems of meaning become inextricably interrelated. The essays in this volume consider the larger implications of transmissions between cultures.

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  • The Tongking Gulf Through History
    The Tongking Gulf Through History (English, Hardback) Nola Cooke

    This two-thousand-year history of the Tongking Gulf draws on fresh archaeological and historical insights to bridge a significant gap in studies on Southeast Asia and China.

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  • Food and Environment in Early and Medieval China
    Food and Environment in Early and Medieval China (English, Hardback) E. N. Anderson

    Food and Environment in Early and Medieval China provides an account of the development of food systems, agriculture, and trade in China's imperial era, connecting those foodways to the global phenomenon of Chinese cuisine today.

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  • The Royal Hunt in Eurasian History
    The Royal Hunt in Eurasian History (English, Hardback) Thomas T. Allsen

    From antiquity to the nineteenth century, the royal hunt was a vital component of the political cultures of the Middle East, India, Central Asia, and China.

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  • The Writing on the Wall
    The Writing on the Wall (English, Hardback) William C. Hannas

    Based on the latest scholarship in cognitive science and linguistics, and the author's intimate experience with East Asian languages, The Writing on the Wall provides a balanced and thoughtful account of one of the most important problems facing modern Asia in the age of globalization.

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  • Multicultural China in the Early Middle Ages
    Multicultural China in the Early Middle Ages (English, Hardback) Sanping Chen

    Multicultural China in the Early Middle Ages exposes a number of long-hidden "foreign" elements in Chinese culture that represent the legacy of the Tuoba, a former nomadic group originally from central Asia.

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  • The Birth of Orientalism
    The Birth of Orientalism (English, Paperback) Urs App

    Modern Orientalism was born in the eighteenth century after a very long gestation period defined less by economic or political motives than by religious ideology. The Birth of Orientalism presents a completely new picture of the Western encounter with Asia, its underlying dynamics, and the discovery of Buddhism and Hinduism.

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  • Manchuria Under Japanese Dominion
    Manchuria Under Japanese Dominion (English, Hardback) Shin'ichi Yamamuro

    From 1932 until the end of World War II, the Japanese established and maintained by bloody rule a puppet regime in the Chinese region of Manchuria. Yamamuro Shin'ichi's extraordinary book rereads this occupation under new light.

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  • Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road
    Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road (English, Hardback) Johan Elverskog

    This groundbreaking work challenges contemporary stereotypes by revealing how both Buddhist and Muslim religious traditions were shaped by a millennium of cross-cultural exchange along the Silk Road from Iran to China.

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  • The Birth of Orientalism
    The Birth of Orientalism (English, Hardback) Urs App

    Modern Orientalism was born in the eighteenth century after a very long gestation period defined less by economic or political motives than by religious ideology. The Birth of Orientalism presents a completely new picture of the Western encounter with Asia, its underlying dynamics, and the discovery of Buddhism and Hinduism.

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