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Titles published 2010
Edited by Vibeke Børdahl and Margaret B. Wan
Examines the interrelationship in popular entertainment/literature from Ming times to the present between oral (or performing) and written traditions. Gives astonishing responses to old controversies.
NIAS Studies in Asian Topics, 46
Published 2010, 272 pp., illus.
Hbk • 978-87-7694-054-6 • £45
Pbk • 978-87-7694-055-3 • £16.99
This worthy successor to the author’s acclaimed Historical Atlas of Indonesia offers nearly 500 maps of Indonesian history (each output as JPEGs for classroom teaching and PDFs suitable for royalty-free reproduction by scholars in their own works), a website of Indonesian history, map templates for own use, scans of old Dutch maps and stable internet links to historical maps of Indonesia available online.
Published 2010, DVD & 80-page user guide
Pbk/DVD ‚Ä¢ 978-87-91114-66-3 • £25, $45
Edited by Mette Halskov Hansen and Rune Svarverud
Explores the individualization permeating all areas of Chinese social, economic and political life and offers an acute and empirically sensitive analysis. An essential contribution to the current debate in sociology on ‘modernity’.
NIAS Studies in Asian Topics, 45
Published 2010, 304 pp.
Hbk • 978-87-7694-052-2 • £50, $90
Pbk • 978-87-7694-053-9 • £18.99, $37
Edited by Michael Hitchcock, Victor T. King and Michael Parnwell
The first book to examine heritage tourism across the SE Asian region and from different disciplinary perspectives.
Published 2010, 336 pp., illus.
Hbk • 978-87-7694-059-1 • £50
Pbk • 978-87-7694-060-7 • £18.99
Restores the nation to the social field from which it has been abstracted by looking at how the concept shapes the existence of people in border zones, where they live between nations.
NIAS Monographs, 116
Published 2010, 275 pp., illus.
Pbk • 978-87-7694-050-8 • £16.99
Edited by Søren Ivarsson and Lotte Isager
Reviews the fascinating history of the modern Thai monarchy. Analyses the role of Buddhism and other cultural, historical, political and legal forces shaping the popular image of the monarchy, offering insights into the relationships between monarchy, religion and democracy.
NIAS Studies in Asian Topics, 47
Published 2010, 304 pp., illus.
Hbk • 978-87-7694-071-3 • £50, $90
Pbk • 978-87-7694-072-0 • £16.99, $32
An ethnomusicological presentation of one person’s vocal performance of rather highly varied sets of words in different manners of performance, and the use of these competences in communication with other singers.
Published 2010, 216 pages, illus. + CD
Hbk • 978-87-91114-23-6 • £50, $69
Pbk • 978-87-91114-32-8 • £18.99, $28
Jan Ovesen and Ing-Britt Trankell
At face value, this book is about medicine in Cambodia over the last hundred years. At the same time, however, by using ‘medicine’ as a prism to view colonial and post-colonial Cambodian society, it offers an historical and contemporary anthropology of Cambodia.
NIAS Monographs, 117
Published 2010, 336 pp., illus.
Hbk • 978-87-7694-057-7 • £50, $90
Pbk • 978-87-7694-058-4 • £18.99, $37
Edited by Helle Rydstrøm
By focusing on unequal access to political and religious power, occupation, health facilities, and options in relation to family life and sexuality, the recognition of women and men are explored in this volume as manifestations of ideas about femininity and masculinity
Gendering Asia, 5
Published 2010, 336 pp.
Pbk • 978-87-7694-047-8 • £18.99, $37