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  • Mirror, Sword and Jewelby Kurt Singer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Edited with an Introduction by Richard Storry. First published over 20 years ago and long out of print, this is a unique interpretation of the essence of Japanese society and individual psychology. more...

  • Islam in a Changing Worldby Anders Jerichow; J. B. Simonsen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    Papers from a conference held in Copenhagen in 1996 on the compatibility between Islam and universal norms and values, and the perspectives for dialogue and mutual understanding. more...

  • American Buddhismby Christopher Queen; Duncan Ryuken Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    This is the first scholarly treatment of the emergence of American Buddhist Studies as a significant research field. Until now, few investigators have turned their attention to the interpretive challenge posed by the presence of all the traditional lineages of Asian Buddhism in a consciously multicultural society. Nor have scholars considered the place... more...

  • Shinto in Historyby John Breen; Mark Teeuwen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    This is the only book to date offering a critical overview of Shinto from early times to the modern era, and evaluating Shinto's place in Japanese religious culture. In recent years, a few books on medieval Shinto have appeared, but none has attempted to depict the broader picture, to examine critically Shinto's origins and its subsequent development... more...

  • Migration, Agrarian Transition, and Rural Change in Southeast Asiaby Philip F. Kelly

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Rural life in Southeast Asia is being transformed by new and intensifying processes of migration and mobility. Migration out of rural areas creates new forms of class mobility, familial relations, production processes and income. Migration into rural areas creates a new and sometimes marginalized workforce, contestation over resource access, and the... more...

  • The Hong Merchants of Cantonby Weng Eang Cheong

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This study eschews the uncritical acceptance of secondary sources that has characterized studies in this field, going back to and reinterpreting previously neglected primary sources, thereby enabling it to chart linkages between the European and Asian trades that have been regarded as parallel but unrelated (or at best competing) activities. In so... more...

  • The History of Women's Mosques in Chinese Islamby Maria Jaschok; Shui Jingjun Shui

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This is a study of Chinese Hui Muslim women's historic and unrelenting spiritual, educational, political and gendered drive for an institutional presence in Islamic worship and leadership: 'a mosque of one's own' as a unique feature of Chinese Muslim culture. The authors place the historical origin of women's segregated religious institutions in the... more...

  • Java and Modern Europeby Ann Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book presents a case study of Europe's impact on an old and distinctive non-European civilisation. Part One deals with the elements in Europe's strength, technological, political and intellectual. It also uses Wallerstein's world-systems perspective to give an economic dimension to this picture of the new world of Europe, and then looks at the... more...

  • The Essence of Japanese Cuisineby Michael Ashkenazi; Jeanne Jacob; Michael Ashkenazi Michael Ashkenazi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The past few years have shown a growing interest in cooking and food, as a result of international food issues such as BSE, world trade and mass foreign travel, and at the same time there has been growing interest in Japanese Studies since the 1970s. This volume brings together the two interests of Japan and food, examining both from a number of perspectives.... more...

  • Tourism and Local Development in Chinaby Gang Xu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The boom in tourism to and within China is quite a recent phenomenon. China is now among the leading international tourist destinations, and demand for domestic tourism is rapidly increasing. This study examines the role of tourism in the local economic development in different areas of China, and identifies the decisive factors in determining the... more...