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  • Language Change in East Asiaby T. E. McAuley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book adopts a wide focus on the range of East Asian languages, in both their pre-modern and modern forms, within the specific topic area of language change. It contains sections on dialect studies, contact linguistics, socio-linguistics and syntax/phonology and deals with all three major languages of East Asia: Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Individual... more...

  • The Taking of Hong Kongby Susanna Hoe; Derek Roebuck

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Relations between Britain and China have, for over 150 years, been inextricably bound up with the taking of Hong Kong Island on 26 January 1841. The man responsible, Britain's plenipotentiary Captain Charles Elliot, was recalled by his government in disgrace and has been vilified ever since by China. This book describes the taking of Hong Kong from... more...

  • The Comparative Study of Traditional Asian Literaturesby Vladimir Braginsky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book represents the first ever published introduction to the comparative study of traditional Asian literatures, embracing three vast literary zones: Arab-Islamic, Indo-South East Asian and Sino-Far Eastern. The aim of the book is to outline the main properties of Asian literatures in the period of 'reflective traditionalism' (the early centuries... more...

  • Language Planning and Language Policyby Ping Chen; Nanette Gottlieb

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Examines the major issues of language planning and policy in Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam, particularly those relating to the selection of official language, script, and written language. more...

  • Mongolian Nomadic Societyby Bat-Ochir Bold

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Until the collapse of the socialist system in Mongolia in 1990, Mongolian social sciences was fundamentally schematised in accordance with the prevailing political ideology of socialism, considering the country's history in the theoretical framework of historical materialism, the theory of socio-economic formation, and the feudalism model. Here, however,... more...

  • The Vietnamese Family in Changeby Pham Van Bich

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Like most societies Vietnam has seen marked changes in family structures and dynamics this century. For Vietnam however these changes have been especially radical. After decades of French acculturation the 1940s brought sweeping economic changes and a move away from collectivism. Perhaps because of Vietnam’s long isolation from the late 1970s into... more...

  • Tourism, Heritage and National Culture in Javaby Heidi Dahles

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Based on anthropological fieldwork in the 1990s, this book provides an ethnographic perspective in its examination of the politics and policies of cultural tourism as they were played out under the Indonesian New Order regime. The successful New Order tourism policy ensured that tourism development both contributed to, and benefited from, increasing... more...

  • The State and Its Enemies in Papua New Guineaby Alexander Wanek

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 191.95

    A study of nation-building processes in the young state of Papua New Guinea, and of opposition to these in one of the country's peripheral provinces, Manus. Intense resistance to Lucifer (the state) is offered there by Wind Nation, the old Paliau Movement made famous by Mead and Schwartz. more...

  • Religious Violence in Contemporary Japanby Ian Reader

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    The Tokyo subway attack in March 1995 was just one of a series of criminal activities including murder, kidnapping, extortion, and the illegal manufacture of arms and drugs carried out by the Japanese new religious movement Aum Shinrikyo, under the guidance of its leader Asahara Shoko. Reader looks at Aum's claims about itself and asks, why did a religious... more...

  • The Kingdoms of Laosby Sanda Simms

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Describes the changes in society over 600 years as Lan Xang was gradually dismembered and became a French colony. Most importantly, it shows the essence of the Lao and why, despite all that has happened, they possess their own social and cultural values that mark them as distinctive. more...