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A Mencius Reader: For Beginning and Advanced Students of Classical Chinese

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Donald B. Wagner 2004 This textbook contains material for students of Classical Chinese at three different levels of difficulty: The first chapter of Mencius, reproduced from a modern punctuated edition, with very detailed notes and glosses intended for students in their second semester of Classical Chinese. The same chapter, reproduced from a Song wood-block edition, […]

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Divinity and Diversity: A Hindu Revitalization Movement in Malaysia

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Alexandra Kent 2005 A timely and relevant study in this age of concern about trans-national ’religious’ networks where powerful use of ethnographic date illuminates an original and striking thesis on the ambiguous nature of the Sai Baba movement. What makes this work outstanding is how the author places her material against the complex ethnic, political […]

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Clouds over Tianshan: Essays on Social Disturbance in Xinjiang in the 1940’s

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David D. Wang 1999 The 1940s saw the outbreak of the so-called Yili rebellion which led to the collapse of Chinese state authority over a wide area of Xinjiang in the chaotic years of the later 1940s. Much of the story has been told before but what is especially interesting here is Wang’s demonstration that […]

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Clouds over Tianshan: Essays on Social Disturbance in Xinjiang in the 1940’s

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David D. Wang 1999 The 1940s saw the outbreak of the so-called Yili rebellion which led to the collapse of Chinese state authority over a wide area of Xinjiang in the chaotic years of the later 1940s. Much of the story has been told before but what is especially interesting here is Wang’s demonstration that […]

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A Poisonous Cocktail?: Aum Shinrikyo’s Path to Violence

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Ian Reader 1996 This highly acclaimed study describes Aum Shinrikyo’s history, examines the various conflicts it was involved in, and discusses the contents of Asahara’s sermons and prophecies. The March 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subway system killed 12 people and injured thousands. Massive police raids and the subsequent investigation linked this attack (plus […]

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Reaching for the Dream: Challenges of Sustainable Development in Vietnam

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Melanie Beresford & Angie Ngoc Tran (eds) 2004 Transition economies allow the study of fundamental questions about the nature of markets. How do they arise and do they necessarily follow the same modus operandi as markets in other countries? How does the state influence the development of markets? How does the opening of the economy […]

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Redesigning the Cosmos: Belief Systems and State Power in Indonesia

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Ruth McVey 1993 Uses examples from historical and modern Indonesian societies and from various religions of the archipelago to illuminate the relationship between religion and political power.

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Individualism and Collectivism: A Psychological, Cultural and Ecological Analysis

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Uichol Kim 1995 A fascinating and cogent exposition of the individualism-collectivism debate.

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Aiding Afghanistan: The Background and Prospects for Reconstruction in a Fragmented Society

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Asger Christensen 1995 Examines how the structure and dynamics of Afghan society shaped not only earlier relations between state and society but also the resistance struggle and civil war, and still affect international efforts towards the country’s reconstruction.

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China and Denmark: Relations since 1674

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Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard & Mads Kirkebæk (eds) 2000 This is the first comprehensive study to analyse in detail the evolving political, economic and diplomatic relationship between China and Denmark since their first contact in 1674. The book is thoroughly researched and based on newly available source material in Chinese as well as in Western languages. […]

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