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Drawing together illustration, theater, and literature, this study examines a late Ming conception of the stage as a mystical space for temporal conflation that allowed the past to be reborn in the present and to uphold the continuity of the cultural tradition
This study analyzes how Prince Nuku succeeded in regaining independence for the Sultanate of Tidore by creating an alliance with the English and his Malukan and Papuan adherents.
This comprehensive study of both Sanskrit epics, the Mahābhārata (including the Harivaṃśa) and the Rāmāyaṇa, surveys the current state of research and presents a coherent view of their nature and significance, as well as their influence on Indian culture.
This pioneering study sheds new light on the development of Buddhist ideas as introduced by the visionary Padmasambhava. It is based on primary source material and highlights the experiential aspects of process-oriented thinking.
Jacob Dalton and Sam van Schaik
This heavily indexed descriptive catalogue provides an indispensable doorway into the Tibetan Dunhuang collections. Its publication promises to make possible many further studies of these long-neglected treasures, particular those relating to the esoteric traditions of tantric Buddhism.
This study of the Indo-Tibetan ritual of rendering religious objects sacred concerns one of the fundamental Buddhist tantric processes of transformation into a chosen tantric Buddha. It provides a general discussion of the ritual as well as detailed analyses of each ritual step in the composite ...
Ghulam A. Nadri
Based on Dutch and English archival sources, this study analyses the political economy of Gujarat in the eighteenth century and situates the economic growth of the region in the broader context of the major issues and debates in the historiography of early modern South Asia and the Indian Ocean.
This book is a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study which compares responses to modernity in the literary cultures of contemporary Japan and Taiwan. Moving beyond the East-West paradigm that has traditionally dominated comparativism, the volume explores these literatures within the regional ...
Edited by Reuven Amitai and Michal Biran
The interaction between Eurasian pastoral nomads and the surrounding sedentary societies is a major theme in world history. This volume explores the mulitfarious nature of nomadic society and its relations with China, Russia and the Middle East from antiquity into the contemporary world with ...
Charles Willemen, Bart Dessein and Collett Cox
This volume offers a general history of the Sarvāstivāda school of Buddhism, and analyses the major Sarvāstivāda Abhidharma works, whereby special emphasis is given to the relationship of the school with Mūlasarvāstivādins, Sautrāntikas and Dārsṭāntikas.
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