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  • Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asiaby John N. Miksic; Geok Yian Goh; Sue O?Connor

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    ‘Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia’ explores the challenges facing efforts to protect the cultural assets of Southeast Asia from the ravages of tourism and economic development. more...

  • The Anthropologist and the Nativeby H. L. Seneviratne

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    ‘The Anthropologist and the Native’ is a multidisciplinary volume of twenty essays by internationally known scholars of different persuasions, honouring the distinguished anthropologist Gananath Obeyesekere. more...

  • The Tsar's Last Armadaby Constantine Pleshakov

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 17.50

    A stirring reconstruction of one of history's great--and least known --naval battles.... Fascinating stuff. A boon for students of military history and naval warfare.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review). more...

  • Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Cultureby Beng Huat Chua

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 50.00

    In this book, the author examines East Asian pop culture as an integrated regional cultural economy that combines Japanese and Korean pop culture with the distribution and reception networks of Chinese language pop culture. The book provides detailed analysis of the fragmented reception process of transcultural audiences and the processes of audiences'... more...

  • Ganz Wien in 7 Tagenby Anton Holzer

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 26.70

    Die Hauptstadt der k.u.k. Monarchie galt als die Kulturstadt Europas und war ein beliebtes Reiseziel. Anton Holzers Reiseführer nimmt den Leser mit auf eine einmalige Zeitreise - ins Wien um 1900. In 13 Stadtspaziergängen führt er die Besucher zu zahlreichen Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt. Wir flanieren durch die prächtige Ringstraße, besuchen das Opernhaus,... more...

  • Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in Southeast Asia, 1511-2011, vol. 2by Laura Jarnagin

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 64.90

    This two-volume set pulls together several interdisciplinary studies historicizing Portuguese 'legacies' across Asia over a period of approximately five centuries (ca. 1511-2011). It is especially recommended to readers interested in the broader aspects of the early European presence in Asia, and specifically on questions of politics, colonial... more...

  • Still Counting the Deadby Frances Harrison

    House of Anansi Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    "An extraordinary book. This dignified, just and unbearable account of the dark heart of Sri Lanka needs to be read by everyone." ? Roma Tearne, author of Mosquito The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government... more...

  • The Kurdish National Movement in Turkeyby Cengiz Gunes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book provides an interpretive and critical analysis of Kurdish identity, nationalism and national movement in Turkey since the 1960s. By raising issues and questions relating to Kurdish political identity and highlighting the ideological specificity, diversity and the transformation of Kurdish nationalism, it develops a new empirical dimension... more...

  • Jammu and Kashmir, the Cold War and the Westby D N Panigrahi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This book re-examines the multifaceted reality of the Kashmir problem. The state of Jammu and Kashmir had acceded to India soon after India?s partition. Pakistan laid claim to it waged wars with India to wrest it. The various decisions taken by the USA and Britain in conjunction with India and Pakistan as to how Kashmir should be governed are discussed.... more...

  • Rise of the Plebeians?by Christophe Jaffrelot; Sanjay Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    For decades, India has been a conservative democracy governed by the upper caste notables coming from the urban bourgeoisie, the landowning aristocracy and the intelligentsia. The democratisation of the ?world?s largest democracy? started with the rise of peasants? parties and the politicisation of the lower castes who voted their own representatives... more...