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  • The World of the Oxus Civilization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bertille Lyonnet, Nadezhda Dubova

    This collection of essays presents a synthesis of current research on the Oxus Civilization, which rose and developed at the turn of the 3rd to 2nd millennia BC in Central Asia. First discovered in the 1970s, the Oxus Civilization, or the Bactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex, has engendered…

    Hardback – 2020-04-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Buried Treasures of Chinese Turkestan

    An Account of the Activities and Adventures of the Second and Third German Turfan Expeditions, 1st Edition

    By Albert von Le Coq

    First published in 1928, this volume constituted the results of expeditions by the famous archaeologist and explorer of Central Asia, Albert von Le Coq. Funded by the last German emperor, Wilhelm II, and von Le Coq’s own brewing and winery empire, the second and third German expeditions ventured to…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Liangzhu Culture

    Society, Belief, and Art in Neolithic China, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bin Liu, Ling Qin

    The Liangzhu Culture (5,300-4,300 BP) represented the peak of prehistoric cultural and social development in the Yangtze Delta. With a wide sphere of influence centred near present day Hangzhou City, Liangzhu City is considered one of the earliest urban centres in prehistoric China. Although…

    Hardback – 2019-11-19 
    Routledge

  • The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment

    Studies from Central and East Asian Mortuary Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sheri A. Lullo, Leslie V. Wallace

    The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment examines the significance of adornment to the shaping of identity in mortuary contexts within Central and East Asia and brings these perspectives into dialogue with current scholarship in other worldwide regions. Adornment and dress are well-established…

    Hardback – 2019-07-17
    Routledge

  • Archaeology and Buddhism in South Asia

    1st Edition

    By Himanshu Prabha Ray

    This book traces the archaeological trajectory of the expansion of Buddhism and its regional variations in South Asia. Focusing on the multireligious context of the subcontinent in the first millennium BCE, the volume breaks from conventional studies that pose Buddhism as a counter to the Vedic…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge India

  • Routledge Handbook of Imperial Chinese History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Victor Cunrui Xiong, Kenneth J. Hammond

    The resurgence of modern China has generated much interest, not only in the country’s present day activities, but also in its long history. As the only uninterrupted ancient civilization still alive today, the study of China’s past promises to offer invaluable insights into understanding…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Early Chinese History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul R. Goldin

    The study of early China has been radically transformed over the past fifty years by archaeological discoveries, including both textual and non-textual artefacts. Excavations of settlements and tombs have demonstrated that most people did not lead their lives in accordance with ritual canons, while…

    Hardback – 2018-05-14
    Routledge

  • The Archaeology of Portable Art

    Southeast Asian, Pacific, and Australian Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michelle Langley, Mirani Litster, Duncan Wright, Sally K May

    The development of complex cultural behaviour in our own species is perhaps the most significant research issue in modern archaeology. Until recently, it was believed that our capacity for language and art only developed after some of our ancestors reached Europe around 40,000 years ago.…

    Hardback – 2018-05-03
    Routledge

  • Capital Cities and Urban Form in Pre-modern China

    Luoyang, 1038 BCE to 938 CE, 1st Edition

    By Victor Cunrui Xiong

    Luoyang, situated in present-day Henan province, was one of the great urban centres of pre-Qin and early imperial China, the favoured site for dynastic capitals for almost two millennia. This book, the first in any Western language on the subject, traces the rise and fall of the six different…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Yungang

    Art, History, Archaeology, Liturgy, 1st Edition

    By Joy Lidu Yi

    The first-ever comprehensive analysis of its kind in any western language, this unique volume provides a social art history of Yungang: a 5th-century rock-cut court cave complex, UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the greatest Buddhist monuments of all time. Yungang asks why, when, and under…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • The Bronze Age Civilization of Central Asia

    Recent Soviet Discoveries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Philip L. Kohl

    The Bronze Age Civilization of Central Asia edited by Philip L. Kohl collates translated articles from soviet findings of Bronze Age and Aenolithic remains in Central Asia. Originally published in 1981, these articles include the latest discoveries at the time of publication such as the Murghab…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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