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Kinship in Southeastern Asia By Paul K. Benedict
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Volume 6 in the STEDT Monograph Series presents a facsimile edition of the ground-breaking Kinship in Southeastern Asia (1941, doctoral dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University),... More > by the late Paul K. Benedict (1912-1997). This expansive volume treats kinship terms in Tibeto-Burman (which it divides into Tibetan, Western Sub-Himalayan, Eastern Sub-Himalayan, Lepcha, Miri and northern Assam, Kachin, Nung, Burmese and Lolo, Konyak, Garo and Bodo, Mikir, Meithei, Mru, Kuki, Naga) on the one hand, and Karen and Chinese on the other.< Less
The Kachin: Lords of Burma's Northern Frontier By Bertil Lintner
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Remarkable for their military prowess, their receptivity to Christianity, and their intricate all-embracing kinship network, the Kachins are a hardy mountain people living in the remote hills of... More > northern Burma (Myanmar), and on the peripheries of China and India. During the Second World War they strongly sided with the Allies in defending Burma against the Japanese, earning themselves sobriquets such as “amiable assassins” and “Gurkhas of Southeast Asia”. After Burma’s independence in 1948, the Kachins were given their own state, but in the early 1960s they went to war again, this time fighting for autonomy for their homeland. For half a century, funded largely by the world-renowned jade trade they control, they maintained their armed insurgency, playing a key role in Burma’s internecine struggles. In 1994 the Kachins and the Burmese government signed a cease-fire agreement. However, in June 2011 government forces broke the truce and war flared anew in the Kachin hills.< Less
Mémoire n°27 - Ancient Celtic and Non-Celtic Place-Names of Northern Continental Europe By Ashwin E. GOHIL
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It is widely accepted that the origin of the Celts (in the sense of Celtic-speakers) is probably to be found on the European continent and that they covered a large area in Europe and Asia Minor.... More > Since they lived during the period of Greek and Roman supremacy, many records of the Celts and the places where they dwelled, have been transmitted owing to Greek and Roman authors. Place-names provide a good basis for tracing the 'Celticity' of places and peoples, and as archaeology alone fails to divulge the early history and distribution of Celtic speakers, linguistic research is very relevant. Place-names should be considered as the most widespread linguistic legacy of the earliest Celts, since they occur beyond areas of what belongs to the field of typically so-called 'Celtic' archaeology.< Less
Mongol Journal By Anna Williams
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(Softcover Edition) This book is about the 9 1/2 weeks I spent traveling through Mongolia, by horse and by hitchhiking, in the summer of 1993. This was a few months after the withdrawal of... More > Communist control from the former Soviet Union. I was eighteen years old. There was no email, and no Internet we now know it. I could not contact my parents or my family for two months, and they had no way to know whether I was alive or dead. I was alone but never alone, as I was accompanied by Mongolian friends and voluntary caretakers almost anywhere I went - and whether I liked it or not. The book is comprised of slightly edited versions of the journal I kept, and the letters I wrote, at that time. It is meant to communicate what everyday life in Mongolia was like, through the eyes of a lone American teenager.< Less
Mongol Journal By Anna Williams
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This book is about the 9 1/2 weeks I spent traveling through Mongolia, by horse and by hitchhiking, in the summer of 1993. This was a few months after the withdrawal of Communist control from the... More > former Soviet Union. I was eighteen years old. There was no email, and no Internet we now know it. I could not contact my parents or my family for two months, and they had no way to know whether I was alive or dead. I was alone but never alone, as I was accompanied by Mongolian friends and voluntary caretakers almost anywhere I went - and whether I liked it or not. The book is comprised of slightly edited versions of the journal I kept, and the letters I wrote, at that time. It is meant to communicate what everyday life in Mongolia was like, through the eyes of a lone American teenager.< Less
Mongol Journal By Anna Williams
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This book is about the 9 1/2 weeks I spent traveling through Mongolia, by horse and by hitchhiking, in the summer of 1993. This was a few months after the withdrawal of Communist control from the... More > former Soviet Union. I was eighteen years old. There was no email, and no Internet we now know it. I could not contact my parents or my family for two months, and they had no way to know whether I was alive or dead. I was alone but never alone, as I was accompanied by Mongolian friends and voluntary caretakers almost anywhere I went - and whether I liked it or not. The book is comprised of slightly edited versions of the journal I kept, and the letters I wrote, at that time. It is meant to communicate what everyday life in Mongolia was like, through the eyes of a lone American teenager.< Less
Mongol Journal By Anna Williams
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This book is about the 9 1/2 weeks I spent traveling through Mongolia, by horse and by hitchhiking, in the summer of 1993. This was a few months after the withdrawal of Communist control from the... More > former Soviet Union. I was eighteen years old. There was no email, and no Internet we now know it. I could not contact my parents or my family for two months, and they had no way to know whether I was alive or dead. I was alone but never alone, as I was accompanied by Mongolian friends and voluntary caretakers almost anywhere I went - and whether I liked it or not. The book is comprised of slightly edited versions of the journal I kept, and the letters I wrote, at that time. It is meant to communicate what everyday life in Mongolia was like, through the eyes of a lone American teenager.< Less
Black Dragon River By Ben Whately
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Although he had been advised by everyone to avoid the bleak north east of China, Ben Whately spent six months in Qiqihaer in the winter of 2004, one of only six native English speakers in this city... More > of five million people. In telling the story of his growing understanding of the way of life and of the people here, the author introduces the reader to China today. Arriving in mid-winter, - 30°C, to find a grey, concrete city concealed beneath layers of ice, the author learnt to deal with and eventually to enjoy the frustrations and impossibilities of everyday life. He travelled widely to parts of the remote northern province of Heilongjiang, rarely visited by westerners. In relating his experiences in an often self-deprecating fashion, he displays a deep fondness for an extraordinary place. Full of amusing and illuminating stories and insights, this book offers an indispensable introduction to this fascinating country and its people.< Less
Black Dragon River By Ben Whately
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Although he had been advised by everyone to avoid the bleak north east of China, Ben Whately spent six months in Qiqihaer in the winter of 2004, one of only six native English speakers in this city... More > of five million people. In telling the story of his growing understanding of the way of life and of the people here, the author introduces the reader to China today. Arriving in mid-winter, - 30°C, to find a grey, concrete city concealed beneath layers of ice, the author learnt to deal with and eventually to enjoy the frustrations and impossibilities of everyday life. He travelled widely to parts of the remote northern province of Heilongjiang, rarely visited by westerners. In relating his experiences in an often self-deprecating fashion, he displays a deep fondness for an extraordinary place. Full of amusing and illuminating stories and insights, this book offers an indispensable introduction to this fascinating country and its people.< Less
Southern Pearl By Wayang Kulit
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Scattered but substantial pieces of evidence suggest that radical Islamic groups, overcoming national and geographical barriers, have maintained deep ties with one another toward a shared... More > fundamentalist goal. At the core of this extensive, complex, and resilient terrorist labyrinth in Southeast Asia is the Jemaah Islamiah (JI). Has the time come to establish a new caliphate in Northern Australia? They have the resources, they have the committment, do they have the talent to take the "Southern Pearl"?< Less

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