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Saluting the Yellow Emperor tells the fascinating story of a group of Swedish scholars who rediscovered the pronunciation of the Chinese classics, buried Silk Road cities, and a Chinese Stone Age, while spiriting antiquities out of Asia.
Edited by Karl-Heinz Pohl and Anselm W. Müller
This book discusses Chinese and Western views of ethics in the areas of modernization, politics, education, and religion, with a particular focus on the question of the moral traditions in the context of social transformation in China today.
Anthony S. Rausch
Edited by David C.L. Lim
This book examines the passion for race in Malaysia through a burgeoning archive of Malaysia-related social texts, ranging from media and technological discourse, popular culture and literary production to historical writings, produced originally in English, Malay and Mandarin Chinese.
This work undertakes an analysis of extra-legal institutions in China’s criminal justice, explaining their resilience and entrenchment with the thesis that sovereign power is premised on juridical mechanisms that allow the suspension of rights.
This book will be widely welcomed by more serious Budo practitioners who are concerned more about substance rather than style and will thereby gain valuable insight into the mindset of Japan’s unique warrior culture.
Edited by Cao Tian Yu, Zhong Xueping, and Liao Kebin
Leading scholars examine the interplay between the ideological reorientation and radical social changes in contemporary China in terms of the interpretation, appropriation and mobilization of three major cultural resources (traditional, May Fourth, and socialist) by various social groups.
Caroline Humphrey and David Sneath
The vast steppe region of Inner Asia is historically dominated by Mongol culture, Buddhist-shamanist religion and an economy based on mobile pastoralism. Now, as its constituent states – China, Russia and Mongolia – adapt to market conditions, this long-standing cultural economic zone is seen to ...
This provoking study of the Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu) examines the ideological foundation of its place in history and the broader context of Japanese cultural values where it has emerged as a so-called ‘quintessential’ component of the culture. Sen Soshitsu Xl argued that tea be viewed as ...
Ki, or inner energy, has been a propelling force in Japanese culture, religion and martial arts for centuries. The 1980s and 1990s were notable for increasing interest in Ki in self-fulfilment. The book includes pictures of ki’s healing powers as well as ki in action in Aikido.
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