Asian Studies: Central Asian Studies

  • Mongol Court Dress, Identity Formation, and Global Exchange book cover

    Mongol Court Dress, Identity Formation, and Global Exchange

    1st Edition

    By Eiren L. Shea

    The Mongol period (1206-1368) marked a major turning point of exchange – culturally, politically, and artistically – across Eurasia. The wide-ranging international exchange that occurred during the Mongol period is most apparent visually through the inclusion of Mongol motifs in textile, paintings…

    Hardback – 2020-02-17
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Practices of Traditionalization in Central Asia book cover

    Practices of Traditionalization in Central Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Judith Beyer, Peter Finke

    Practices of Traditionalization in Central Asia focuses on how tradition is ‘everyday-ified’ in contemporary Central Asia, including Tatarstan and Tibet, and what people seek to achieve in its name. The case studies range from political demonstrations and industrial workers’ gatherings to…

    Hardback – 2020-02-12
    Central Asian Studies

  • Nation-Building and Personality Cult in Turkmenistan: The T�rkmenbasy Phenomenon book cover

    Nation-Building and Personality Cult in Turkmenistan

    The T�rkmenbasy Phenomenon, 1st Edition

    By Fabio De Leonardis

    Turkmenistan is a country which is almost sealed off from the rest of the world but it has attracted foreign attention due to the eccentricities of its late president Saparmurat Niyazov Türkmenbaşy, whose ideological construction and dynamics of power have remained in place after his death. This…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16

  • Xinjiang - China's Northwest Frontier book cover

    Xinjiang - China's Northwest Frontier

    1st Edition

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Xinjiang is the ‘pivot of Asia’, where the frontiers of China, Tibet, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia approach each other. The growing Uyghur demand for a separate homeland and continuing violence in Xinjiang have brought this region into the focus of national and international…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • US Policies in Central Asia: Democracy, Energy and the War on Terror book cover

    US Policies in Central Asia

    Democracy, Energy and the War on Terror, 1st Edition

    By Ilya Levine

    Democracy promotion, security and energy are the predominant themes of US policy in Central Asia after the Cold War. This book analyses how the Bush administration understood and pursued its interests in the Central Asia states, namely Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • Russia's Relations with Kazakhstan: Rethinking Ex-Soviet Transitions in the Emerging World System book cover

    Russia's Relations with Kazakhstan

    Rethinking Ex-Soviet Transitions in the Emerging World System, 1st Edition

    By Yelena Nikolayevna Zabortseva

    Recent political developments in post-Soviet countries have raised novel issues regarding the stability of the post-Cold War world order. A new direction in policy has been exemplified by the recent bolstering of a number of post-Soviet political and economic institutions - such as CSTO, SCO and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • Rethinking Prehistoric Central Asia: Shepherds, Farmers, and Nomads book cover

    Rethinking Prehistoric Central Asia

    Shepherds, Farmers, and Nomads, 1st Edition

    By Claudia Chang

    The peoples of Inner Asia in the second half of the first millennium BC have long been considered to be nomads, engaging in warfare and conflict. This book, which presents the findings of new archaeological research in southeastern Kazakhstan, analyzes these findings to present important…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Asian States and Empires

  • Sustainable Land Management in Greater Central Asia: An Integrated and Regional Perspective book cover

    Sustainable Land Management in Greater Central Asia

    An Integrated and Regional Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Victor Squires, Lu Qi

    Greater Central Asia encompasses a vast area that includes deserts, natural grasslands, steppes, shrublands and alpine regions. Many of these land types are degraded and productivity is falling at a time when human populations and livestock inventories are on the rise. Ecosystem stability and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

  • Sustainable Energy in Kazakhstan: Moving to cleaner energy in a resource-rich country book cover

    Sustainable Energy in Kazakhstan

    Moving to cleaner energy in a resource-rich country, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Richard Pomfret

    Kazakhstan is rich in natural resources including coal, oil, natural gas and uranium and has significant renewable potential from wind, solar, hydro and biomass. In spite of this, the country is currently dependent upon fossil fuels with coal-fired plants accounting for 75% of total power…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations: One Nation�Two States? book cover

    Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations

    One Nation�Two States?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Murad Ismayilov, Norman A. Graham

    An east-west axis of Azerbaijan and Turkey has grown into prominence within the broader structure of regional dynamics in Eurasia over the past two decades. Yet few, including among policy advisors and policy makers in either of the two states, have attempted to look deeper into the forces that lie…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • Eurasia and India: Regional Perspectives book cover

    Eurasia and India

    Regional Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Eurasia has assumed importance in the post-Soviet period and the peoples of Siberia have distinctive historico-cultural similarities with the Indian Himalayas due to common traditions and Buddhist culture. The Eurasianism of Russia brings it closer to India in historico-cultural, political and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • China's Presence in the Middle East: The Implications of the One Belt, One Road Initiative book cover

    China's Presence in the Middle East

    The Implications of the One Belt, One Road Initiative, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Niv Horesh

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) vision, heralded as an attempt to revive the pre-modern Silk Route, is intended to strengthen West Asia’s economic links with China through ambitious infrastructural projects. Central to this are fast-track rail links, funded by the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

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