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Ancient Steppe Nomad Societies  

Nikolay Kradin

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May 2018
Throughout more than two millennia, the extensive droughty areas in East Asia were occupied by pastoral nomads. A long history exists of hybridity between steppe and agricultural areas. ... More

Archaeology of Buddhism in Asia  

Himanshu Prabha Ray

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Asia in the Gunpowder Revolution  

Scott C. Levi

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Apr 2018
Contrary to long-held notions that gunpowder weapons technologies were devised in the West and gradually transmitted eastward into Asia, more recent scholarship indicates that innovations ... More

Asian Indentured Labor in the 19th and Early 20th Century Colonial Plantation World  

Richard B. Allen

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Mar 2017
The period between the mid-1830s and early 1920s witnessed the migration of some 3.7 million Africans, Chinese, Indians, Japanese, Melanesians, and other peoples throughout and beyond the ... More

Asian Piracy  

Sebastian R. Prange

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Sep 2017
Piracy has been an important and persistent feature of Asia’s maritime history. In fact, the largest pirate organizations in all of history were found in Asia. Although often regarded as ... More

Aviation and Asian Modernity 1900–1950  

Alan Baumler

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Jun 2017
Between 1903 and 1950, aviation technology was spread around the world and became a key concern of governments and a cultural marker of modernity. After 1903, Asia had to be explored ... More

Beer and Whisky in Japanese Marketplaces  

Jeffrey W. Alexander

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Sep 2017
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Japan
Japan has a local, centuries-old tradition of brewing sake from rice and distilling spirits from ingredients such as grain and sweet potatoes, but pioneering entrepreneurs began producing ... More

Buddhist Religious Practice in Imperial China  

Natasha Heller

Buddhist practice transformed the religious landscape in China, introducing new forms of mental cultivation and new ritual technologies within an altered cosmology of spiritual goals. ... More

The Canton Trade, 1700–1842  

Paul A. Van Dyke

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May 2017
In 1684, China reopened its doors to trade with the outside world, which had a huge impact on the development of global commerce. Canton quickly emerged as one of the few ports in the ... More

Catholic Christianity in Korean History  

Franklin Rausch

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Mar 2018
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Korea, Religion
From its establishment on the peninsula in 1784 to Pope Francis’s visit to beatify 124 martyrs, in 2014, 230 years later, the Catholic Church in Korea has experienced massive change as it ... More

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