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  1. Food and Environment in Early and Medieval China
    Published: 7th October 2014
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  2. Translating Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China
    This interdisciplinary study examines the reception of Āyurvedic knowledge and other Indian medical teachings in medieval China through analysis of Buddhist texts, including translations from Indian languages as well as Chinese... Learn More
    Published: 3rd June 2014
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  3. India in the Chinese Imagination
    In this collection of original essays, leading Asian studies scholars take a new look at the way the Chinese conceived of India in their literature, art, and religious thought in the premodern era.... Learn More
    Published: 26th December 2013
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  4. Multicultural China in the Early Middle Ages

    Multicultural China in the Early Middle Ages

    By Sanping Chen

    Series Encounters with Asia

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Multicultural China in the Early Middle Ages exposes a number of long-hidden "foreign" elements in Chinese culture that represent the legacy of the Tuoba, a former nomadic group originally from central Asia.... Learn More
    Published: 21st March 2012
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  5. The Tongking Gulf Through History

    The Tongking Gulf Through History

    Edited by Nola Cooke, Tana Li and James A. Anderson

    Series Encounters with Asia

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    This two-thousand-year history of the Tongking Gulf draws on fresh archaeological and historical insights to bridge a significant gap in studies on Southeast Asia and China.... Learn More
    Published: 25th May 2011
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  6. The Birth of Orientalism

    The Birth of Orientalism

    By Urs App

    Series Encounters with Asia

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Modern Orientalism was born in the eighteenth century after a very long gestation period defined less by economic or political motives than by religious ideology. The Birth of Orientalism presents a completely new picture of the... Learn More
    Published: 16th September 2010
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  7. Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road

    Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road

    By Johan Elverskog

    Series Encounters with Asia

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    This groundbreaking work challenges contemporary stereotypes by revealing how both Buddhist and Muslim religious traditions were shaped by a millennium of cross-cultural exchange along the Silk Road from Iran to China.... Learn More
    Published: 25th March 2010
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  8. The Blacks of Premodern China

    The Blacks of Premodern China

    By Don J. Wyatt

    Series Encounters with Asia

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    The Blacks of Premodern China describes the earliest Chinese encounters with peoples regarded as black. It focuses on the first exposure of Chinese to blacks hailing from East Africa, chiefly from today's Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania,... Learn More
    Published: 30th October 2009
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  9. Ethnic Identity in Tang China

    Ethnic Identity in Tang China

    By Marc S. Abramson

    Series Encounters with Asia

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Ethnic Identity in Tang China is the first work in any language to explore comprehensively the construction of ethnicity during the dynasty that reigned over China for roughly three centuries, from 618 to 907. Often viewed as... Learn More
    Published: 5th December 2007
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  10. The Prehistory of the Silk Road

    The Prehistory of the Silk Road

    Written by E. E. Kuzmina, Edited by Victor H. Mair

    Series Encounters with Asia

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    In ancient and medieval times, the Silk Road was of great importance to the transport of peoples, goods, and ideas between the East and the West. A vast network of trade routes, it connected the diverse geographies and populations... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 2007
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  11. The Royal Hunt in Eurasian History

    The Royal Hunt in Eurasian History

    By Thomas T. Allsen

    Series Encounters with Asia

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    From antiquity to the nineteenth century, the royal hunt was a vital component of the political cultures of the Middle East, India, Central Asia, and China.... Learn More
    Published: 24th March 2006
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  12. Manchuria Under Japanese Dominion

    Manchuria Under Japanese Dominion

    Written by Shin'ichi Yamamuro, Translated by Joshua A. Fogel

    Series Encounters with Asia

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Published: 11th January 2006
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  13. China in the Early Bronze Age
    Students of the history and archaeology of early civilizations will find China in the Early Bronze Age the most up-to-date and wide-ranging introduction to its topic now in print. Scholars in Chinese studies will use this work... Learn More
    Published: 14th November 2005
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  14. Asian Medicine and Globalization

    Asian Medicine and Globalization

    Edited by Joseph S. Alter

    Series Encounters with Asia

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    As more and more Asian medical practices cross into Western culture through the popularity of yoga and herbalism, and as Western medicine finds its way east in the form of plastic surgery, these systems of meaning become inextricably... Learn More
    Published: 29th April 2005
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  15. The Teleology of the Modern Nation-State
    Although we may be aware that China and Japan were not nation-states until relatively recently, we still speak and write about Han dynasty China or Jomon Japan. And almost all historians refer to prehistoric China or Japan. Thus... Learn More
    Published: 7th September 2004
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  16. The Writing on the Wall
    Based on the latest scholarship in cognitive science and linguistics, and the author's intimate experience with East Asian languages, The Writing on the Wall provides a balanced and thoughtful account of one of the most important... Learn More
    Published: 18th February 2003
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