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Edited by Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University
Since the start of the 1990s, Central Asia has been the main purveyor of migrants in the post-Soviet space. These massive migrations impact issues of governance; patterns of social adaptation; individual and collective identity transformations; and gender relation in Central Asia.
Joanne Smith Finley, Newcastle University
The Art of Symbolic Resistance provides a longitudinal study of Uyghur-Han relations. Based on locally conducted interviews, Smith Finley argues that contemporary Uyghur identities involve a complex interplay between long-standing intra-group socio-cultural commonalities and common enmity ...
Edited by Paolo Sartori, Institute of Iranian Studies,Vienna
Explorations in the Social History of Modern Central Asia offers new insights on the continuities and changes in the history of Muslim rural and pastoral societies in Central Asia under Russian rule (19th - early 20th century).
Carl S. Yamamoto, Towson University
This book examines the life of Lama Zhang, key figure in the "Tibetan renaissance"—a tantric master and literary innovator who forged a new model of rulership and community that would set the standard for later religious rulers of Lhasa.
Edition, Translation and Interpretations, with a Facsimile of the Unique Manuscript by Daniel Prior, Miami University, Ohio
In The Šabdan Baatır Codex Daniel Prior presents the first complete edition, translation, and interpretation of a unique manuscript of early twentieth-century Kirghiz epic-like narrative and genealogical poems, analyzing their patronage and their context of oral and written historiography.
Thomas Welsford, University of Oxford
In Four Types of Loyalty in Early Modern Central Asia, Thomas Welsford offers a bold new way of analysing the Tūqāy-Tīmūrids’ accession to power at the turn of the seventeenth century.
Allen J. Frank
In Bukhara and the Muslims of Russia Allen Frank examines the relationship between Muslims in Russia and the city of Bukhara, examining paradoxes emerging the city’s Sufism-based Islamic prestige, and the emergence of Islamic reformism in Russia.
György Kara with the assistance of Marta Kiripolská
Indispensable for the study of Tibeto-Mongol translations and language history, this first dictionary of Sonom Gara’s Middle Mongol version of the Tibetan moral guide Legs bshad of Sa skya Pandita (1182-1251) lists the Mongol words with their English and Tibetan equivalents.
Michael L. Walter
This book analyzes the religious-political culture of the Tibetan Empire (c. 620-842) and the establishment of Buddhism, based on early sources. It shows how relationships formed in the Imperial period underlie many of the unique characteristics of traditional Tibetan Buddhism.
Edited by Philippe Forêt and Andreas Kaplony
Drawing on evidence from the many civilizations that shared the Silk Road, this book examines specific cases of the mobility of maps and images through the centuries.
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