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Reading Asia
New Research in Asian Studies

ISBN 9781138863293
Published June 8, 2015 by Routledge
340 Pages

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Book Description

This volume presents a wide variety of articles in the broad field of Asian Studies, covering the latest results of research within the social sciences and the humanities, reflecting the rich diversity within these areas of research.
The contributions stem from research carried out by scholars who are or have been affiliated with the International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden/Amsterdam).

Table of Contents

Introduction: God's Mountain: An Asian Anthology PART ONE: COPING WITH THE PRESENT 1 Ethnicity, Law and Development in Southeast Asia 2 Development, Media and Youth Issues in Malaysia 3 Kreteks Crackle in Children's Hands: The Impact of Advertisements and Peers on Smoking Behaviour of Adolescents in Bandung, Indonesia 4 China in Reform: Structural Problems in the Economy and Society of Contemporary Zhejiang Province PART Two: HISTORICAL LEGACIES 5 The Seventeenth-Century Acehnese Model of Malay Society 6 Accumulation of Knowledge: Piligrimage as Leitmotif in the Indian Ocean in the Ancient Period 7 Scientific Forestry: History, Boundary Making, and Power in Malaysia 8 Providence and Power: Korean Protestant Responses to Japanese Imperialism 9 The Central-European Jewish Community in Shanghai, 1937-45 PART THREE: PERFORMANCE AND PRESENTATION 10 Reading for Performance: A Cirebonese Romance as a Narrative Model for Wayang II Modelling and Measuring the Parametres of Performance 12 The Maithili Language 13 A New Approach to an Old Problem: On Chinese Discourse LE 14 A Comparative Study of the Instruments of the Sarangi Family from an Ethnographic Perspective 15 Karma Gling Pa: Treasure Finder or Creative Editor?

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Frans Husken is Professor of Anthropology at the Catholic University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Dick Van Der Melj is acting head of the Projects Division, Department of Languages and Cultures of Southeast Asia and Oceania, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands