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Goscha: The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam. Paperback

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  • The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam.
  • C.E. Goscha.
  • Pb., 688 pages, 198 x 129 mm.
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Abernethy: Made in Hawaii. Paperback

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  • Made in Hawaii. Paperback
  • by Jane Fulton Abernethy and Suelyn Ching Tune
  • xi, 129 pages, illustrated. 1983. Instructions for craft projects and activities which are traditionally Hawaiian. Includes how to use ti and coconut; how to make tools, cordage, toys, and leis; how to prepare foods and natural dyes; how to plant such crops as coconut, banana, and sugarcane; and how to play Hawaiian games

Arbeit: Baskets in Polynesia: A Kolowalu Book. Paperback

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  • Baskets in Polynesia: A Kolowalu Book. Paperback
  • by Wendy Arbeit
  • 118 pages, 8 plates with many drawings and photographs in blackwhite and colour. 1990

Bird: The Craft of Hawaiian Lauhale Weaving. Paperback

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  • Craft of Hawaiian Lauhale Weaving.
  • by Adren Bird, Steven Goldsberry, J. Puninani Kanekoa Bird
  •  Paperback. 154 pages, with numerous illustrations. 1982

Birnie-Danzker: Dreamings.Tjukurrpa. Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert. Cloth

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  • Dreamings. Tjukurrpa. Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert. Cloth. Ca. 24x30 cm
  • Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker, editor
  • 152 pages, 49 colour illustrations and 26 black-white illustrations. 1994

Caruana: Aboriginal Art. 2nd edition. Paperback

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  • Aboriginal Art. 2nd edition. Paperback
  • Wally Caruana
  • 240 pages, with 206 illustrations, (67 in colour). 2003. This revised edition of Caruana's comprehensive survey contains new illustrations and updated information covering developments in the field of Aboriginal art, which thrives in a variety of contexts - sacred and secular - and in wide range of media

Hiscock: Archaeology of Ancient Australia. Paperback

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  • Archaeology of Ancient Australia. Paperback
  • Peter Hiscock
  • 368 pages. 2007. This book is an introduction to the archaeology of Australia from prehistoric times to the eighteenth century AD. It is the only up-to-date textbook on the subject and is designed for undergraduate courses, based on the author's considerable experience of teaching at the Australian National University. Lucidly written, it shows the diversity and colourfulness of the history of humanity in the southern continent
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Jones: Pacific Basket Makers: A Living Tradition. Catalog of the 1981 Pacific Basketmaker's Symposium and Exhibition. Paperback

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  • Pacific Basket Makers: A Living Tradition. Catalog of the 1981 Pacific Basketmaker's Symposium and Exhibition. Paperback
  • Edited by Suzi Jones
  • 80 pages, with numerous illustrations

Lum: Sailing for the Sun: The Chinese in Hawaii, 1789-1989. Cloth

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  • Sailing for the Sun: The Chinese in Hawaii, 1789-1989. Cloth. Ca. 23 x 31 cm
  • Arlene Lum, editor
  • 200 pages, with numerous colour and black-white illustrations. 1988. Describes the lives of Chinese immigrants in Hawaii, and looks at their contributions to the development of the state

Morgan: Prehistoric Architecture in Micronesia. Cloth

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  • Prehistoric Architecture in Micronesia. Cloth
  • by William N. Morgan
  • 164 pages, with many maps and illustrations, index, bibliography
  • only 1, slightly damaged, copy in stock, it became wet but only little bit of the first pages, but they dont stick together

Morphy: Aboriginal Art. Paperback

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  • Aboriginal Art
  • Howard Morphy
  • 448 pages, 200 colour & 50 b&w illustrations, map, further reading lists, glossary, index, 220 x 160 mm
  • Aboriginal art has survived the colonial period to become a major feature of contemporary Australian society. This book surveys the great variety in Aboriginal art, from ancient rock paintings to powerful modern works in acrylic on canvas. The patterns and symbols of Aboriginal art, though they may at first appear abstract, are laden with meaning. Morphy explains the social contexts in which art is made and its religious significance. The book uses a contextual approach to show the interrelationships between such diverse art forms as body painting, dance, the decoration of weapons and utensils, and painting on bark, board and canvas. The text is illustrated with outstanding examples, many published here for the first time.
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Thomas: Schooner from Windward: Two Centuries of Hawaiian Interisland Shipping. Cloth

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  • Schooner from Windward: Two Centuries of Hawaiian Interisland Shipping. Cloth
  • by Mifflin Thomas
  • 238 pages, with 6 maps and many photographs. 1983

Whistler: Tongan Herbal Medicine. Paperback

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  • Tongan Herbal Medicine. Paperback
  • W. Arthur Whistler
  • 124 pages, with 23 figures, maps. 1993

Winkel: Köpfe, Schlangen, Pyramiden in Lateinamerika. Alte Kulturen von Mexiko bis zur Osterinsel

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  • Köpfe, Schlangen, Pyramiden in Lateinamerika. Alte Kulturen von Mexiko bis zur Osterinsel
  • Karl zum Winkel
  • 172 Seiten, Glossar, Register, Frontispiz, viele sw- und farbigen Abbildungen. 2001

Myers: Painting Culture: The Making of an Aboriginal High Art. Paperback

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  • Painting Culture: The Making of an Aboriginal High Art. Paperback
  • by Fred R. Myers. xvii, 410 pages. 2003

Malinowski: Argonauts of the Western Pacific. pb

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  • Argonauts of the Western Pacific.
  • Malinowski, Bronislaw
  • Paperback, 562 pages, black & white illustrations, 234 x 156 mm.

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Beguin: Buddhist Art. An Historical and Cultural Journey. Hb

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  • Buddhist Art. An Historical and Cultural Journey.
  • Giles Beguin, 2009
  • Hardback, 400 pages, 650 colour ill., 310 x 240 mm. Buddhism and its art is the one truly unifying factor of the entire Asian continent and has become a fundamental part of our shared world heritage. To draw a unique portrait of this art in a single work is a formidable undertaking due to the great plurality of traditions spanning different countries and regions over various epochs. Furthermore, the variability in the state of conservation of Buddhist monuments and their decorations provides additional challenges. A passionate scholar of Buddhist art, Giles Beguin has chosen to organise his work in the form of an historical atlas. Thus together with beautiful photography, plans and reconstructions of the monuments and their magnificent works of art, this book also contains previously unpublished cartography. The author takes the reader on an historical and cultural journey across the vast continent of Asia stretching from India, Sri Lanka and Gandhara to countries such as Thailand, Cambodia and Burma in Southeast Asia up to the Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Tibet before arriving at the far eastern civilisations of China, Korean and Japan.
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Buchanan: Mekong Diaries. Viet Cong Drawings and Stories, 1964-1975. Cloth

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  • Mekong Diaries. Viet Cong Drawings and Stories, 1964-1975. Cloth. 8-3/4x9
  • Sherry Buchanan
  • 264 pages, 230 color plates. 2008. In May 1965, vice president Hubert Humphrey declared that “the Viet Cong has committed the most unbelievable acts of terrorism the world has ever known.” And throughout the long conflict in Vietnam, Americans similarly demonized the enemy fighters as reds, gooks, and fanatical killers. Offering a radically different view of these supposedly savage soldiers, Mekong Diaries presents never-before-published drawings, poems, letters, and oral histories by ten of the most celebrated Viet Cong war artists.

Burmese (Myanmar) : An Introduction to the Spoken Language

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  • Burmese (Myanmar): An Introduction to the Spoken Language
  • Okell, John; Swe, Daw Khin Mya; Tun, U Saw.
  • Hardback, 302 pages, Illustrations, 229 x 152 mm.

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Cambridge History of Southeast Asia. Volume 1-1: From early times to c. 1500. Paperback

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  • Cambridge History of Southeast Asia. Volume 1-1: From early times to c. 1500. Paperback
  • by Nicholas Tarling. 384 pages, index. 2000

Cambridge History of Southeast Asia. Volume 1-2: From c. 1500 to c. 1800. Paperback

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  • Cambridge History of Southeast Asia. Volume 1-2: From c. 1500 to c. 1800. Paperback
  • by Nicholas Tarling
  • 320 pages, index. 2000

Cambridge History of Southeast Asia. Volume 2-1: From c.1800 to the 1930s. Paperback

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  • Cambridge History of Southeast Asia. Volume 2-1: From c.1800 to the 1930s. Paperback
  • by Nicholas Tarling
  • 362 pages, 6 maps, index. 2000

Cambridge History of Southeast Asia. Volume 2-2: From World War II to the Present. Paperback

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  • Cambridge History of Southeast Asia. Volume 2-2: From World War II to the Present. Paperback
  • by Nicholas Tarling
  • 384 pages, index. 2000

Chandler: A History of Cambodia. Paperback

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  • History of Cambodia. Paperback
    by David P. Chandler. xiv, 365 pages. 2007

Dagens: Angkor: Heart of an Asian Empire

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  • Angkor: Heart of an Asian Empire. Paperback
  • Bruno Dagens
  • 192 pages, numerous black-white and colour illustrations. 1995. For over five centuries, Angkor, ancient seat of the Buddhist god-kings, was the capital of the Khmer empire. Abandoned in the 15th century, this city was swallowed up by the jungle and almost forgotten. This book tells of its rediscovery

Daguan: A Record of Cambodia: The Land and Its People. Paperback

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  • Record of Cambodia: The Land and Its People. Paperback
  • by Daguan, Zhou / Harris, Peter (TRN) / Chandler, David (FRW)
  • xv, 150 pages, with 26 colour illustrations, maps. 2007

Dutton: Sources of Vietnamese Tradition. Paperback

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  • Sources of Vietnamese Tradition.
  • Dutton, Werner & Whitmore 2012
  • Paperback, 664 pages, 229 x 152 mm
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    Gettleman: Vietnam and America. Paperback

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    • Vietnam and America. Paperback
    • Marvin E. Gettleman. xv, 560 pages. 2000

    Gian Huu Can: English Vietnamese and Vietnamese English Dictionary. Cloth. i/p

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    • English Vietnamese and Vietnamese English Dictionary. Cloth. i/p
    • Gian Huu Can.
    • 826 pages (1 page slightly damaged, no other available, reduced price)

    Ginsburg: Thai Art and Culture. Hardback

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    • Thai Art and Culture. Hardback, 29x26cm
    • Henry Ginsburg
    • 138 pages, 80 colour, 30 sepia illustrations. 2000. A well illustrated study of the development of Thai artistic style from western collection manuscripts, looking at their social and historical content through original documents of the period including maps, royal speeches, trading documents, official letters and period photographs.

    Groslier: Angkor and Cambodia in the Sixteenth Century: According to Portuguese and Spanish Sources, Hardcover

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    • Angkor and Cambodia in the Sixteenth Century: According to Portuguese and Spanish Sources, Hardcover
      by B-P Groslier. Michael Smithies (Translation)
    • x, 186 pages. 2006

    Hall: Aspects of Western Subanon Formal Speech. Paperback

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    • Aspects of Western Subanon Formal Speech. Paperback
    • William C. Hall
    • xii, 191 pages. 1988

    Higham: The Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia: From 10,000 B.C. to the Fall of Angkor

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    • Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia: From 10,000 B.C. to the Fall of Angkor. Paperback
    • by Charles Higham. 404 pages. This important new synthesis focuses on the social world of early mainland Southeast Asia.

    Higham: The Civilization of Angkor. pb

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    • The Civilization of Angkor.
    • charles Higham
    • Pb., 224 pages, 16, 3 maps, 198 x 134 mm.
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    Hinton: Why Did They Kill? Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide. Paperback

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    • Why Did They Kill? Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide.
    • Alexander Laban Hinton 2004
    • Paperback, 382 pages, 1 line illustration & 2 maps, 229 x 152 mm
    • Hinton considers this violence in light of a number of dynamics, including the ways in which difference is manufactured, how identity and meaning are constructed, and how emotionally resonant forms of cultural knowledge are incorporated into genocidal ideologies.
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    King, Wilder: The Modern Anthropology of South East Asia: An Introduction

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    • Modern Anthropology of South East Asia: An Introduction
    • Victor T. King, William D. Wilder
    • 448 pages, 51 illustrations, maps, bibliography. 2002. It provides an overview of the major theoretical issues and themes which have emerged from the engagement of anthropologists with South-East Asian communities; a succinct historical survey and analysis of the peoples and cultures of the region.

    Klima: The Funeral Casino: Meditation, Massacre, and Exchange With the Dead in Thailand. Paperback

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    • Funeral Casino: Meditation, Massacre, and Exchange With the Dead in Thailand. Paperback
    • Alan Klima
    • 336 pages, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. 2002

    Kripal: Roads of Excess, Palaces of Wisdom. Eroticism and Reflexivity in the Study of Mysticism. Paperback

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    • Roads of Excess, Palaces of Wisdom. Eroticism and Reflexivity in the Study of Mysticism. Paperback
    • Jeffrey J. Kripal
    • 412 pages. 2002. Addresses the 20th-century study of mysticism as a kind of mystical tradition in its own right, with its own unique histories, discourses, sociological dynamics, and rhetorics of secrecy.

    Le May: A Concise History of Buddhist Art in Siam. Pb

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    • Concise History of Buddhist Art in Siam
    • Le May, Reginald. Paperback: 274 pages
    • Originally published in 1938, this book provides a history of the variety of forms of Buddhist art that grew up in Thailand from the 1st century AD to the end of the 16th century. Le May draws on his experience as part of the British Consular Service in Thailand to focus primarily on sculpture, how the trade routes in South and South-East Asia brought Thailand into contact with a variety of artistic styles and how the different areas of the country adapted these styles for their own use. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of Thai art specifically or of Eastern art more generally.

    Leslie: Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge. Paperback

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    • Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge. Paperback
    • edited by Charles Leslie and Allen Young
    • ix, 296 pages. 1992

    Lieberman: Strange Parallels Volume 1: Southeast Asia in Global Context, c. 800-1830. Integration on the Mainland. Paperback

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    • Strange Parallels: Southeast Asia in Global Context, c. 800-1830. Volume 1: Integration on the Mainland. Paperback
    • Victor Lieberman
    • 508 pages, 8 line diagrams, 7 maps. 2003. This ambitious work has two novel goals: to overcome the extreme fragmentation of early Southeast Asian historiography, and to connect Southeast Asian to world history.

    Lieberman: Strange Parallels Volume 2: Mainland Mirrors: Europe, Japan, China, South Asia, and the Islands : Southeast Asia in Global Context, C. 800-1830 Paperback

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    • Strange Parallels Volume 2. Mainland Mirrors: Europe, Japan, China, South Asia, and the Islands: Southeast Asia in Global Context, C. 800-1830
    • Victor B. Lieberman 2009
    • Paperback, 976 pages, 25 b/w illus. 10 maps 1 table, 228 x 152 mm
    • Blending fine-grained case studies with overarching theory, this book seeks both to integrate Southeast Asia into world history and to rethink much of Eurasia's premodern past. It argues that Southeast Asia, Europe, Japan, China, and South Asia all embodied idiosyncratic versions of a Eurasian-wide pattern whereby local isolates cohered to form ever larger, more stable, more complex political and cultural systems. With accelerating force, climatic, commercial, and military stimuli joined to produce patterns of linear-cum-cyclic construction that became remarkably synchronized even between regions that had no contact with one another.
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    Lonely Planet Burmese Phrasebook. 5th edition

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    • Lonely Planet Burmese Phrasebook. 5th edition
    • by Bowman, Vicki / Tun, San San Hnin
    • Pb. 224 pages, 1 maps, 140 x 93 mm. 2014
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    Lonely Planet Vietnamese Phrasebook. Third edition

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    • Lonely Planet Vietnamese Phrasebook. Third edition
    • Xuan Thu Nguyen
    • 288 pages. 2000. Featuring extensive vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation sections, this text includes script throughout for both Hindi and Urdu, allows the user to point to words and phrases. Conversation topics together with essential language are included, as are cultural tips and information

    Mangrai: The Padaeng Chronicle and the Jengtung State Chronicle Translated. Paperback

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    • Padaeng Chronicle (chronical) and the Jengtung State Chronicle Translated. Paperback
    • by Sao Saimong Mangrai
    • xx1, 301 pages, with 19 figures. 2003

    McCurry: Sanctuary: The Temples of Angkor. Hardback

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    • Sanctuary: The Temples of Angkor. Hardback
    • By Steve McCurry
    • 110 pages, 80 colour photographs. 2002. The award-winning photographer offers photographic portraits of the temples of Angkor and their visitors. The extensive network of ancient temples of Angkor in Cambodia - a magical world of carved gods, weathered masonry, tangled vegetation and orange-robed monks, so long off-limits to Western visitors - are evocatively presented here in Steve McCurry's unique style

    Men-at-Arms 224 Queen Victoria's Enemies (4): Asia, Australasia and the Americas. pb

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    • Queen Victoria's Enemies (4): Asia, Australasia and the Americas. Men-at-Arms 224
    • by Ian Knight
    • Pb., 48 pages. This fascinating volume by Ian Knight exposes the variety of the 'small wars' and of the qualities of the disparate peoples who took to the field to oppose the spread of the British Empire. List of contents: China, Bhutan and Tibet, Burma, The East Indies, New Zealand, Australia, The Americas
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    Mon-Khmer Studies: A Journal of Southeast Asian Languages. Special volume dedicated to Professor André-Georges Haudriicourt. Mon-Khmer Studies XXV. Paperback

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    • Mon-Khmer Studies: A Journal of Southeast Asian Languages. Special volume dedicated to Professor André-Georges Haudricourt. Paperback
    • 268 pages. 1996. Mon-Khmer Studies XXV

    Myint-U: The Making of Modern Burma. Paperback

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    • Making of Modern Burma. Paperback
    • Thant Myint-U
    • 291 pages. 2001. Burma has often been portrayed as a timeless place, a country of egalitarian Buddhist villages, ruled successively by autocratic kings, British colonialists and, most recently, a military dictatorship. Many aspects of Burmese society today are largely the creations of the nineteenth century away from the Ava-based polity of early modern times, and towards the ‘British Burma’ of the 1900s.

    Owen, Chandler, Roff: The Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia: A New History. Paperback

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    • Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia: A New History. Paperback
    • edited by Norman G. Owen, David Chandler, and William R. Roff
    • 576 pages, 75 illustrations, 6 maps. 2005