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  • The Interplay of the Oral and the Written in Chinese Popular Literature
    The Interplay of the Oral and the Written in Chinese Popular Literature (English, Hardback) Vibeke Bordahl

    Examining the interrelationship between oral (or performing) and written traditions in Chinese popular literature from the Ming dynasty to the present, this volume offers enquiries into new material and gives astonishing responses to old controversies.

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  • Mobile Citizens
    Mobile Citizens (English, Paperback) Natasha Pairaudeau

    This first in-depth study of the Indian presence in French Indochina is a lively account of conflicts over the citizenship status of migrants within the French empire and offers a new perspective on the rise of inter-Asian migration from the late 19th century.

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  • Folk Tales of the Maldives
    Folk Tales of the Maldives (English, Paperback) Xavier Romero-Frias

    This selection of 80 traditional short stories and legends from the vast Maldivian oral tradition - the first of its kind - offers a unique insight into the history, culture and beliefs of the Maldivians and into the world they live in. Of great interest not only to scholars but also would-be travellers.

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  • Thaksin
    Thaksin (Paperback) Pasuk Phongpaichit, Chris Baker

    Thaksin Shinawatra has often been compared to Italy's Silvio Berlusconi. Both are fabulously wealthy media magnates who have entered politics. And both have a possessive passion for football. Berlusconi owns Forza Milan and, as many fans note with mixed feelings, Thaksin recently attempted to acquire a 30 per cent stake in Liverpool FC. But there is more to him than football. He became Thailand's...

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  • The Indonesian Military after the New Order
    The Indonesian Military after the New Order (English, Paperback) Sukardi Rinakit

    This study identifies the factors behind the Indonesian military's decision to reposition its role in socio-political affairs after the fall of Suharto. It covers the regime of President Wahid, the military's future role under President Megawati and the possibilities of it resuming power.

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  • State Growth and Social Exclusion in Tibet
    State Growth and Social Exclusion in Tibet (English, Paperback) Andrew Fischer

    The most pressing economic challenges facing the Tibetan areas of western China relate to the marginalization of the majority of Tibetans from rapid state-led growth. The urban-rural divide plays an important role in this polarized dynamic but alone only partially explains differences with other Chinese regions, all of which generally exhibit strong spatial inequalities. This book therefore...

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  • Money, Power and Ideology
    Money, Power and Ideology (Paperback) Marcus Mietzner

    Are political parties the weak link in Indonesia's young democracy? More pointedly, do they form a giant cartel to suck patronage resources from the state? Indonesian commentators almost invariably brand the country's parties as corrupt, self-absorbed, and elitist, while most scholars argue that they are poorly institutionalized.

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  • Lost Goddesses
    Lost Goddesses (English, Paperback) Trudy Jacobsen

    A narrative and visual tour de force, this study revises accepted perspectives in the history and geopolitical organization of Cambodia since c 230 CE. In so doing, it examines the relationship between women and power and analyses the extent of female political and economic participation as revealed in historical sources.

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  • Hot Science, High Water
    Hot Science, High Water (English, Paperback) Eren Zink

    Offers unique insights into global warming and the economy and politics of science, higher education and international development in Vietnam. Challenges the notion that science in a developing country is different from, and subordinate to, science in the developed West.

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  • Negotiating Autonomy in Greater China
    Negotiating Autonomy in Greater China (English, Paperback) Ray Yep

    Demonstrates that Hong Kong better than Tibet illustrates the intricacies of local autonomy in a Chinese context. It also provides a nuanced understanding of central - local interaction in general.

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  • Post-war Laos
    Post-war Laos (Paperback) Vatthana Pholsena

    Providing an analysis of ethnographic material, this book shows the politics of identity, the geographies of memory and the power of narratives of some members of ethnic minority groups who fought during the Vietnam War in the Lao People's Liberation Army and/or were educated within the revolutionary administration.

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  • Fieldwork in Timor-Leste
    Fieldwork in Timor-Leste (English, Paperback) Maj Nygaard-Christensen

    This ground-breaking exploration of research methodologies in Timor-Leste brings together ten authors (veterans and early-career researchers) who have contributed to founding the field of Timor studies and who broadly represent a range of fieldwork practices and challenges from colonial times to the present day.

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  • The Malayan Emergency
    The Malayan Emergency (English, Paperback) Souchou Yao

    One of the first conflicts of the Cold War, the Malayan Emergency was a guerrilla war fought between Commonwealth armed forces and communist insurgents in Malaya from 1948 to 1960. Souchou Yao tells its story in a series of penetrating and illuminating essays that range across a vast canvas.

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  • The Social Dynamics of Deforestation in the Philippines
    The Social Dynamics of Deforestation in the Philippines (English, Hardback) Gerhard van den Top

    Offers a detailed case study into the dynamics of forest use, degradation and loss in Northeast Luzon, Philippines. This work charts the degradation and loss of forest cover in this area between 1950 and 1990 and relates it to the social and political context of logging, forest migration and changes in upland agriculture.

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  • The Up Saga
    The Up Saga (English, Hardback) Susan M. Martin

    United Plantations Berhad, an innovative Scandinavian firm, entered the plantations sector in Malaysia prior to World War One. Their approach to Malaysia differed greatly from the British imperial style and they continue to grow. Susan Martin examines their success.

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  • Land and Longhouse
    Land and Longhouse (English, Paperback) R. A. Cramb

    Traces the role of community, market and state in the agrarian transformation of a major upland society in Southeast Asia on the basis of a generation-long village study he has conducted of the Saribas Iban of Sarawak. This work is aimed at scholars, development practitioners, and the general reader.

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  • Politicized Society
    Politicized Society (English, Paperback) Mikael Mattlin

    Taiwan's initially smooth political transition from one-party authoritarianism to multi-party politics is now threatened by extreme politicization in Taiwanese society. The study thus questions the sustainability of Taiwan's democratic politics and offers an analysis applicable to other transitional democracies around the world.

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  • Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts
    Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts (English, Hardback) Hartmut Buescher

    A reference to the Sanskrit holdings of the Danish National Library (Kongelige Bibliotek), Copenhagen. It includes analytic description of richly heterogeneous Sanskrit material of interest to philologists, anthropologists and historians of religion, art and iconography. It features detailed entries including transcriptions and illustrations.

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  • Burma and Japan Since 1940
    Burma and Japan Since 1940 (English, Hardback) Donald M. Seekins

    Modern Myanmar/Burma is very much a creation of World War II, when the British colony was occupied by the Japanese, and its immediate aftermath. Tracing Burma-Japan relations since 1940, this volume provides an understanding of post-war Japanese diplomacy and aid programmes, and offers material and insights on the story of Burma itself.

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  • Democracy and National Identity in Thailand
    Democracy and National Identity in Thailand (English, Paperback) Michael Kelly Connors

    Provides readers with a discussion of how debates about democracy and national identity in Thailand have evolved from the period of counter-insurgency in the 1960s to the post-coup period.

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