Asian Archaeology Products

  • Yungang

    Art, History, Archaeology, Liturgy

    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 – 2017-10-30 
    Routledge

  • Archaeology and Buddhism in South Asia

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge India

  • Rethinking Prehistoric Central Asia

    Shepherds, Farmers, and Nomads

    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

    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

  • Gyeongju

    The Capital of Golden Silla

    By Sarah Milledge Nelson

    Gyeongju, the capital of the Kingdom of Silla, grew from a loose confederation of villages, called Saro, to become the capital of most of the Korean peninsula. Its relationships with Japan, the Eurasian Steppes, and countries along the Silk Road leading to Europe helped to make the city one of the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • Ancient Southeast Asia

    By John Norman Miksic, Goh Geok Yian

    Ancient Southeast Asia provides readers with a much needed synthesis of the latest discoveries and research in the archaeology of the region, presenting the evolution of complex societies in Southeast Asia from the protohistoric period, beginning around 500BC, to the arrival of British and Dutch…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge World Archaeology

  • Architectural Conservation in Asia

    National Experiences and Practice

    By John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out…

    Hardback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge

  • Capital Cities and Urban Form in Pre-modern China

    Luoyang, 1038 BCE to 938 CE

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • The Silk Roads

    Edited by Barbara Meisterernst

    The areas covering the Silk Roads, the ancient and modern roads from China to the West, including the region of modern Xinjiang, have an enduring and most diverse history. The impact that the political, cultural, and economic exchange on the Silk Roads had on the world cannot be overestimated; this…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • India: The Ancient Past

    A History of the Indian Subcontinent from c. 7000 BCE to CE 1200, 2nd Edition

    By Burjor Avari

    India: The Ancient Past provides a clear and systematic introduction to the cultural, political, economic, social and geographical history of ancient India from the time of the pre-Harappan culture nine thousand years ago up until the beginning of the second millennium of the Common Era. The book…

    Paperback – 2016-07-04
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

    Edited by Marc Oxenham, Hallie Buckley

    In recent years the bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands has seen enormous progress. This new and exciting research is synthesised, contextualised and expanded upon in The Routledge Handbook of Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. The volume is…

    Hardback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

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