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Climate and Disease in Medieval Eurasia

"When the first hominins and their successors migrated north from Africa into Eurasia, they created a new, interlinked disease environment. They brought some diseases, such as malaria, with them from Africa, and newly encountered others, such as plague, in Eurasia" – By by Monica H. Green

Gender and Demography in Asia (India and China)

"This new phase of “unwanted-ness” of daughters and the continuing preference for sons encapsulate a contemporary regime of gender discrimination that is an outcome of shifting social structures and political economies that determine the relative value of sons and daughters. ..." – By Ravinder Kaur

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