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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plans and reconstructions of the monuments and their magnificent works of art, this book also contains previously unpublished cartography.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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Bellwood, Glover: Southeast Asia: From Prehistory to History

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  • Southeast Asia: From Prehistory to History
  • Editors: Peter Bellwood, Ian Glover
  • 384 pages, 40 line drawings, 111 photos, 32 maps, 1 plate section, 3 tables. 2006. This book traces the cultural history of Southeast Asia from prehistoric times through to the major Hindu and Buddhist civilizations, to around AD 1300.

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 

    Ray: Brahmanical Gods In Burma. Cloth

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    • Brahmanical Gods In Burma. Indian Art and Iconography
    • Nihar Ranjan Ray 1927 Revised edition, 2010
    • x, 114 pages, 30 plates, 14.5 x 21 cm.
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    Reid: A History of Early Modern Southeast Asia, 1400-1830. pb

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    • A History of Early Modern Southeast Asia, 1400-1830.
    • Andaya, Barbara Watson; Andaya, Leonard Y.
    • Pb, 376 pages, 29 b/w illus. 7 maps, 247 x 174 mm.
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    Reid: Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680 : Expansion and Crisis Volume 2. pb

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    • Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680. Expansion and Crisis Volume 2
    • Anthony Reid
    • Pb., 406 pages, 64 illustrations, references, glossary, index, 233 x 154 mm. From 1450 to 1680, when the Renaissance and early capitalism were transforming Europe, changes were occuring in Southeast Asia. Volume one explored the physical, material, cultural and social structures of the region; this volume focuses on the changes that defined the Age of Commerce as a period.
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    Reid: Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680 : The Lands Below the Winds Volume 1. Paperback

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    • Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680 : The Lands Below the Winds Volume 1.
    • Reid, Anthony
    • Pb., 298 pages, black & white illustrations, 234 x 156 mm.
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    Saitner: Vietnam. Ein "Terra Magica" Grossbildband in Farbe. Gebunden

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    • Vietnam. Ein "Terra Magica" Grossbildband in Farbe. Gebunden. ca. 24x31cm
    • Saitner
    • 200 Seiten, davon 110 Farbbildseiten ( 202 Farbphotos, 12 historische sw Abbildungen, Karte)

    Somers Heidhues: Southeast Asia. A Concise History. Cloth

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    • Southeast Asia. A Concise History. Cloth
    • Mary Somers Heidhues
    • 192 pages, glossary, bibliography, index, 131 illustrations, 11 maps. 2000. Southeast Asia is an important global crossroads. A melting pot of cultures, religions and peoples, it has seen the rise and fall of many mighty empires. This book guides the reader through the history of the region, from the earliest prehistoric peoples to the late 20th-century.

    Somers Heidhues: Southeast Asia. A Concise History. Paperback

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    • Southeast Asia. A Concise History. Paperback
    • Somers Heidhues
    • 192 pages, glossary, bibliography and index, 131 illustrations, 11 maps. 2001. Southeast Asia is an important global crossroads. A melting pot of cultures, religions and peoples, it has seen the rise and fall of many mighty empires. This book guides the reader through the history of the region, from the earliest prehistoric peoples to the late 20th-century.

    Stein: Mensch und Elefant. Gebunden

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    • Mensch und Elefant. Gebunden
    • Dr. Wolfgang Stein
    • 152 Seiten, sehr viele sw- und Farbabbildungen. 1994

    Sthapitanonda: Architecture of Thailand. A Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Forms

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    • Architecture of Thailand. A Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Forms
    • by Nithi Sthapitanonda
    • 256 pages, with 800 colour illustrations. 2006.  Focusing on the myriad elements that make Thai architecture rich in beauty and meaning, this book explores every genre from houses and farm huts to temples, palace and modern buildings. It features 900 images by leading photographers and is useful for designers, architects and those interested in Southeast Asian culture

    Swearer: Becoming the Buddha: The Ritual of Image Consecration in Thailand. Hardcover

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    • Becoming the Buddha: The Ritual of Image Consecration in Thailand. Hardcover
    • Donald K. Swearer
    • xviii, 432 pages, with notes, bibliography, index and many illustrations. 2004

    Taylor: A History of the Vietnamese. pb

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    • A History of the Vietnamese.
    • Taylor, K. W.
    • Pb., 711 pages, 6 b/w illus. 11 maps 11 tables, 247 x 174 mm.
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    Thai: Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook with 2000-word two-way dictionary. 7th edition

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    • Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook with 2000-word two-way dictionary. 7th edition
    • Joe Cummings (grammatical material)
    • 260 pages. 2012. This phrasebook contains essential words and phrases for effective communication with local people. It features a pronunciation guide, basic grammar, information about local cuisine and useful travel tips
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    Thai: Moore: Colloquial Thai: A Complete Language Course. Book + 2 x 60 minutes Cassettes

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    • Colloquial Thai: A Complete Language Course. Book + 2 x 60 minutes audio cassettes and 2 CDs
    • by John Moore and Saowalak Rodchue
    • 288 pages, 20 illustrations. This course is for anyone seeking to develop a sound command of contemporary Thai, whether studying independently or with a teacher. (Note: The CDs and cassettes both contain the same audio material)
    • First edition, 1994

    Thakur: Some Aspects of Asian History and Culture. Indian Culture in South-East Asia: Indian monks in Japan, Krishna saga in S.E.Asia, Buddhism in Vietnam, Shiva in S.E. Asian art, and more. Cloth

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    • Some Aspects of Asian History and Culture. Indian Culture in South-East Asia: Indian monks in Japan, Krishna saga in S.E.Asia, Buddhism in Vietnam, Shiva in S.E. Asian art, and more. Cloth. 19x25 cm
    • Upendra Thakur
    • 216 pages, 12 plates, 12 colour illustrations. 1986

    Tuck: Britain and the China Trade: 1635-1842. 10-Volume-set. Hardcover

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    • Britain and the China Trade: British Commerce and the Opening of China, 1635-1842. Hardcover. 10-Volume-set
    • Edited by Patrick Tuck, with a new introduction
    • 1999. The classic work on the period is generally considered to be Hosea Ballou Morse's Chronicle of the East India Company Trading with China, 1635-1834. In this, Morse attempted to cover the whole of the East India Company's monopolisation of Britain's trade with China from 1634 onwards. However, his coverage of the subject was uneven, and so his treatment of the period of the later 18th and early 19th Century dealings between the East India Company and China are usefully complemented by this set