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The Culture of Travel in Edo-Period Japan

"After well over a century of political turmoil, unprecedented stability under Tokugawa rule established the conditions for men and women from all levels of the hierarchical society to travel safely for purposes as varied as the cultural consequences of a country increasingly on the move. ..." – By Robert Goree

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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