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China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period:

Cultural Crossings and Inter-Regional Connections
Dorothy C. Wong and Gustav Heldt
ISBN: 9781604978568

"Highly recommended to every student who wants to study medieval China not as an insular exception, but as an active part of world history." —Journal of World History Read More..

Egypt:

Ancient Histories, Modern Archaeologies
Rachael J. Dann and Karen Exell
ISBN: 9781604978490

This volume is one of the first to demonstrate the emerging interdisciplinary nature in Ancient Egyptian studies and the first to suggest new avenues of approach whilst seeking to open a discussion about how the Egyptian past can be known and understood. Read More..

The Classic of Changes in Cultural Context:

A Textual Archaeology of the Yi jing
Scott Davis
ISBN: 9781604978087

This highly unique study focuses on the archaic core of the Classic of Changes and proposes a structural anthropological analysis for two reasons. First, unlike many treatments of the Yi jing, there is a concern to place the text carefully in the context of the ancient culture which created it. Second, the approach differs from traditional exegesis which did not and ultimately could not address problems of textual understanding in a holistic sense. This book is not a translation of the Classic of Changes; it is a careful interpretation, or rather method of exploration, of the connectivities and topography of the text as a whole. Read More..

Music in Ancient China:

An Archaeological and Art Historical Study of Strings, Winds, and Drums during the Eastern Zhou and Han Periods (770 BCE-220 CE)
Ingrid Furniss
ISBN: 9781604975208

Winner of the 2010 Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize by the American Musical Instrument Society. This prize is awarded for the most distinguished book-length work in English which best furthers the Society's goal to promote study of the history, design, and use of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods. Read More..

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Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia
Miriam Robbins Dexter and Victor H. Mair
ISBN: 9781604976748

Winner of Sarasvati Award for the Best Nonfiction Book in Women and Mythology! "This book illustrates well the powerful synergies that are so often generated within world history scholarship by collaboration between specialists in different regions and different scholarly disciplines ... learned a lot from this book’s extensive catalogue." – Journal of World History Read More..

The Archaeology of Late Antique Sudan:

Aesthetics and Identity in the Royal X-Group Tombs at Qustul and Ballana
Rachael J. Dann
ISBN: 9781604976236

This book offers the first interpretation of social life at these key sites, and proposes a series of innovative, theoretically informed frames for exploring the significance of the material remains found there. In doing so, it sheds new light on a culture that is of considerable archaeological and historical importance. Read More..

Archaeoastronomy in East Asia:

Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea
David Pankenier, Zhentao Xu, and Yaotiao Jiang
ISBN: 9781604975871

“A spectacular follow-up [to an earlier work] with the same high quality and the same excellent expertise … an important source of data and inspiration for a much wider circle of scholars for whom the historical study of astronomy is limited by language barriers.” –Journal for the History of Astronomy Read More..

The Neolithic of Southeast China:

Cultural Transformation and Regional Interaction on the Coast
Tianlong Jiao
ISBN: 9781934043165

The first book to provide an archaeological investigation on the patterns and processes involved in the cultural changes on the coast of Southeast China during the Neolithic period. Read More..

 

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