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Titles published 2011
Argues that fengshui serves as an alternative tradition of cosmological knowledge explaining everyday occurrences in rural areas such as disease, mental disorders, accidents and common mischief. Opposition from the authorities has made little difference.
Man and Nature in Asia, 8 Published September 2011, 320 pp., illus.
Hbk • 978-87-91114-79-3 • £50.00
Pbk • 978-87-91114-57-1 • £18.99, $35
(Hbk from 2003; publication of revised pbk edition in 2011)
This essential reference to the Sanskrit holdings of the Danish Royal Library, Copenhagen, offers analytic descriptions of richly heterogeneous Sanskrit material of interest to philologists, anthropologists and historians of religion, art and iconography.
Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts, Xylographs, etc. in Danish Collections, 7
Published June 2011, 288 pp, 76 colour illustrations
Hbk • 978-87-7694-077-5 • £100, $180
Kirsten W. Endres
Focuses on the flourishing of urban spirit mediumship as part of the revival of popular religion, and explores a vibrant religious movement within the context of market reform and economic growth in Vietnam.
NIAS Monographs, 118 Published June 2011, 288 pp., illus.
Hbk • 978-87-7692-075-1 • £50, $90
Pbk • 978-87-7694-076-8 • £16.99, $32
Focusing on new modalities of being Muslim in a modern world, this study explores the relationship between the Malaysian state and its citizens in creating and maintaining fixed identities.
NIAS Monographs, 119 Published May 2011, 288 pp., illus.
Hbk • 978-87-7694-080-5 • £50, $90
Hbk • 978-87-7694-081-2 • £18.99, $35
Edited by Caroline Hughes and Kheang Un
This is the first book to examine the transformations wrought by Cambodia’s 2002–08 boom, analysing the changing structure of the economy, the relationship between state and market, and outcomes for the poor. It situates Cambodian experience within key debates on the political economy of East Asia, scrutinizing the relationship between class formation, governance and resource distribution.
NIAS Studies in Asian Topics, 49
November 2011, 336 pp.
Hbk • 978-87-7694-082-9 • £50, $90
Pbk • 978-87-7694-083-6 • £18.99, $35
Historical Dictionary of the Indochina War (1945–1954)
An International and Interdisciplinary Approach
Christopher E. Goscha
First dictionary in English of the Indochina War with a path-breaking dual international and interdisciplinary approach. With much material on people and events in Cambodia, Laos and the wider world as well as Vietnam, it demonstrates that this was much more than simply a Franco-Vietnamese war of decolonization.
NIAS Reference Library, 4
Published September 2011, 600 pp., illus.
Hbk • 978-87-7694-063-8 • £100
Shows that extreme politicization is the main internal threat to sustainable democratic politics in Taiwan, and asks how to grasp a situation where democratic practices such as election campaigning and media debate jeopardize democratic politics by the way they are pursued.
Governance in Asia, 1
Published June 2011, 324 pp., illus.
Hbk • 978-87-7694-061-4 • £50, $90
Pbk • 978-87-7694-062-1 • £18.99, $32
Uncovering previously hidden dimensions of Thailand’s southern insurgency, including the role of both Buddhism and Islam, the book examines the debates around reconciliation, citizenship and identity, and the prospects for some form of autonomy for the Thai South.
Published October 2011, 226 pp., illus.
Hbk • 978-87-7694-085-0 • £50, $80
Pbk • 978-87-7694-086-7 • £16.99, $29
Exploring middle cities ‘off the radar’ as well as well-known metropolises, Asian Cities challenges Western theories of globalization and urban growth with a fresh and stimulating look at cities in developing Asia. It questions the importance accorded globalization, arguing instead that urbanization and nation-building are equally important.
NIAS Monographs, 120
Published May 2011, 288 pp., illus.
Hbk • 978-87-7694-078-2 • £50, $90
Pbk • 978-87-7694-079-9 • £17.99, $34