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Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia

Author : Lipokmar Dzüvichü
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Focusing on the geographies between the Mekong and the Indus, this book brings objects to the centre of enquiry in the understanding of modern Asian frontiers. It explores how a range of objects have historically been significant bearers and agents of frontier making. For instance, how are objects connected to aspects of state making, social change, everyday life, diplomacy, political and ecological worlds, capital, forms of violence, resistances, circulations, and aesthetic expressions? This book seeks to interrogate and understand the dynamism of frontiers from the vantage point of objects such as salt, rubber, tea, guns, silk scarves, horses, and opium. It attempts to explore objects as sites of encounter, mediation, or dislocation between the social and the spatial. The book not only locates objects in the specificities of frontier spaces, but it also looks at how they are produced, circulated, and come to be intricately linked to a wide range of people, institutions, networks, and geographies. In the process, it explores how objects traverse and come to inhabit multiple historical, cultural, and geographical scales. This book will be of interest to researchers and academics working in areas of history, social and cultural anthropology, Asian studies, frontiers and borderland studies, cultural studies, political and economic studies, and museum studies.

Experiencing Materiality

Author : Valentina Gamberi
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Representing a cutting-edge study of the junction between theoretical anthropology, material culture studies, religious studies and museum anthropology, this study examines the interaction between the human and the nonhuman in a museum setting usually defined as ‘non-Western’, ‘non-scientific’ and ‘religious.’ Combining an on-site analysis of exhibitive spaces with archival research and interviews with museum curators, the chapters highlight contradictions of museum practices, and suggests that museum practitioners use museum spaces and artefacts as a way of formulating new theoretical stances in material culture studies, thus viewing museums as producers of theories together with affective engagements.

Transnational Frontiers of Asia and Latin America since 1800

Author : Jaime Moreno Tejada
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Frontiers are "wild." The frontier is a zone of interaction between distinct polities, peoples, languages, ecosystems and economies, but how do these frontier spaces develop? If the frontier is shaped by the policing of borders by the modern-nation state, then what kind of zones, regions or cultural areas are created around borders? This book provides 16 different case studies of frontiers in Asia and Latin America by interdisciplinary scholars, charting the first steps toward a transnational and transcontinental history of social development in the borderlands of two continents. Transnationalism provides a shared focus for the contributions, drawing upon diverse theoretical perspectives to examine the place-making projects of nation states. Through the lenses of different scales and time frames, the contributors examine the social processes of frontier life, and how the frontiers have been created through the exertions of nation-states to control marginal or borderland peoples. The most significant cases of industrialization, resource extraction and colonization projects in Asia and Latin America are examined in this book reveal the incompleteness of frontiers as modernist spatial projects, but also their creativity - as sources of new social patterns, new human adaptations, and new cultural outlooks and ways of confronting power and privilege. The incompleteness of frontiers does not detract from their power to move ideas, peoples and practices across borders both territorial and conceptual. In bringing together Asian and Latin American cases of frontier-making, this book points toward a comparativist and cosmopolitan approach in the study of statecraft and modernity. For scholars of Latin America and/or Asia, it brings together historical themes and geographic foci, providing studies accessible to researchers in anthropology, geography, history, politics, cultural studies and other fields of the human sciences.

Religious Transformation in Modern Asia

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Religious Transformation in Modern Asia offers phenomenological glimpses of the religious transition in 18th to 20th centuries. The colonial experience of indigenous Asian people, as case studies, will be expounded in relation to the emergence of a new religion, Christianity.

Frontiers Insurgencies and Counter Insurgencies in South Asia

Author : Kaushik Roy
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This book uses cross-cultural analysis across Eurasia and Afro-Asia to trace the roots of contemporary border disputes and insurgencies in South Asia. It discusses the way frontiers of British India, and consequently the modern states of India and Pakistan, were drafted through negotiations backed up by organized violence, showing how this conce

Northern Germany as Far as the Bavarian and Austrian Frontiers

Author : Karl Baedeker
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Unsettled Frontiers and Transnational Linkages

Author : Leo Douw
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Cultural Frontiers in Ancient East Asia

Author : William Watson
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This Book Attempts To Illustrate The Variety And Complexity Of Traditions Which Are Combined In The Early Civilization Of China. The Chapters Are Divided Between The Neolithic And Bronze Ages Of China Itself And Discuss The Themes Of Technology The Steppe Bronze-Age Culture, The Fate Of The Extreme Eastern Province Where Civilizing Influences Were Late And Weak. Without Dustjacket.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

Author : David Levinson
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Volume four of a six-volume set in which alphabetically arranged entries provide information on every aspect of modern Asia, including its culture, people, economy, government, arts, geography, architecture, religion, and history.

Frontiers

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A journal of women studies.

A New System of Modern Geography

Author : Benjamin Davies
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Central Asia in Modern Times

Author : Devendra Kaushik
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Frontiers

Author : Monica Narula
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Significance of boundaries, limits, and margins of the state, of technology and technique, art and science, of the individual, of languages, thoughts, and convictions, of faith, literature, and reportage; contributed articles on various countries of the world.

Central Asia on Display

Author : European Society for Central Asian Studies. International Conference
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Despite its strategic importance and its easier accessibility since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Central Asia has nevertheless remained a blank spot on the map of Western scholarship and public awareness. Bringing together papers presented at the VII ESCAS Conference, this volume aims to shed light on the historical, political, cultural, and socio-economic development of this region. Scholars from within and outside Central Asia discuss a wide range of topics, covering historical processes and events as well as present developments of regional and global concern. Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek is an assistant professor at the University of Vienna. Julia Katschnig teaches at the University of Applied Sciences for Business and Technics in Wieselburg, Austria.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Author : Peter N. Stearns
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The Modern History of Soviet Central Asia

Author : Geoffrey Wheeler
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Space

Author : Kiran Krishan Nair
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Sino American Relations

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A History of Modern Southeast Asia

Author : John Sturgus Bastin
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The Making of Modern South East Asia The European conquest

Author : D. J. M. Tate
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Volume two of "The Making of Modern South-East Asia", this text focuses on economic and social change.