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Daoism and Popular Religion in Imperial China  

Terry Kleeman

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Jun 2017
Throughout the course of premodern China’s history, the planning and performance of religious ritual has been a primary concern. These offerings of bloody victuals, drink, and, later, ... More

Early Buddhism  

Xinru Liu

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Apr 2017
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Religion
South Asia around the mid-1st millennium bce was a politically and socially turbulent time. Siddhartha, a young man of the Shakya ganasanga, witnessed the cruelty of warfare and the rising ... More

Ethnicity in Turkic Central Asia  

Peter Finke

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

Ethnicity and Identity in the Ancient Steppe  

Nikolay Kradin

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

Famine in Imperial and Modern China  

Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley

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Mar 2017
Famines have played an important role in China’s history. Because the Confucian classics interpreted natural disasters as warnings from Heaven, in ancient and imperial China feeding the ... More

Georgia before the Mongols  

Stephen H. Rapp Jr.

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Mar 2017
Subject:
Central Asia
Nestled in one of Eurasia’s most energetic crossroads, Georgia has a long and multifaceted history. The remains of Homo georgicus excavated at Dmanisi in southern Georgia belong to the ... More

Historical Geography of the Pamirs  

Hermann Kreutzmann

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May 2017
The Pamirs have been a contested space in different periods of time. Access to fertile pastures characterized the local economic competition between nomads and mountain farmers. ... More

India’s Middle Class  

Sanjay Joshi

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Apr 2017
The category “middle class” can refer to quite different social entities. In the United States, it is often used as a synonym for “ordinary folk.” In the United Kingdom it references an ... More

Intellectual Trends in Imperial China  

Chang Woei Ong

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. In ... More

Islam, Insurgency, and Port Cities in Southeast Asia  

Joshua Gedacht

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

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