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Civil Law and Jurisprudence in Imperial China  

Nap-yin Lau

In terms of jurisdiction and punishment, the border between civil and criminal laws in imperial China is not clear cut. The same officials can handle both civil and criminal cases, and ... More

Climate and Disease in Medieval Eurasia  

Monica H. Green

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Jun 2018
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 ... More

Colonial Contractions: The Making of the Modern Philippines, 1565–1946  

Vicente L. Rafael

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Jun 2018
The origins of the Philippine nation-state can be traced to the overlapping histories of three empires that swept onto its shores: the Spanish, the North American, and the Japanese. This ... More

Connectivity across the Bay of Bengal in the 19th and 20th Centuries  

Jayati Bhattacharya

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Jun 2019
The Bay of Bengal has had long history of commercial and cultural circulation across its maritime space, a lesser-studied region in the emerging discourse of Indian Ocean Studies, and ... More

Contemporary Perspectives on Labor History in India  

Chitra Joshi

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May 2019
A resurgence of writings on labor in India in the 1990s occurred in a context when many scholars in the Anglo-American world were predicting the end of labor history. Over the last three ... More

The Creation of Pakistan  

Ayesha Jalal

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Nov 2017
The All-India Muslim League first voiced the demand for a Muslim homeland based on India’s northwestern and northeastern provinces in March 1940. Seven years later at the moment of British ... More

Cultural Citizenship and Modernity in the Netherlands Indies  

Henk Schulte Nordholt

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Apr 2018
By exclusively focusing on the agency of the Dutch, colonial historiography ignored the pivotal role of indigenous middle classes in sustaining the colonial regime. Conventional ... More

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

The Early History of Delhi  

Upinder Singh

Delhi’s past begins in the stone age; this is evident from the stone tools found as surface finds at many places and the excavated site of Anangpur. Remains of the protohistoric period ... More

The Early Silk Road(s)  

Armin Selbitschka

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Mar 2018
Much has been said and written about the “Silk Road” since Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen coined the phrase in 1877. Fostered by spectacular discoveries by so-called explorers such as ... More

The Emirate of Bukhara  

Andreas Wilde

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Oct 2017
In the 19th century, the Emirate of Bukhara was one of three independent Uzbek principalities known as khanates. Ruled by the Manghit amīrs, Bukhara was the biggest and most important of ... More

Empire and Historiography in Southwest China  

John Herman

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Mar 2018
Although frontier studies enjoy a long and robust history in China, a disproportionate amount of attention has focused on North China and its relations with Central and Northeast Asia, ... More

Ethnic Conflict in Modern Central Asia  

Sergey Abashin

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Sep 2018
Pre-modern Central Asia saw a lot of violence and wars that had religious underpinnings or originated from genealogical claims. The colonial and Soviet reforms brought about ... More

Ethnicity of Turkic Central Asia  

Peter Finke

Ethnic identity is a fuzzy concept for several reasons. On the one hand, the very question of what is an ethnic group is not an easy one to answer. On the other hand, once this is ... More

The Expansion of the Qing Dynasty of China and the Zunghar Mongol State  

Peter Perdue

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Jun 2017
The Manchus, a powerful military state in northeast Eurasia, declared the founding of the Qing dynasty in the early 17th century. They conquered Beijing in 1644, and the core of Ming China ... 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

Feminism in Japan  

Barbara Molony

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Jan 2018
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Gender, Japan
Japan’s first movement for civil rights emerged in the 1870s, and a small number of women were part of it. Women’s legal status was significantly inferior to men’s in the pre–World War II ... More

Financial History of Japan in Global Context, 19th and 20th Centuries  

Michael Schiltz

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Apr 2019
Japan’s experience with modern capitalism and finance is characterized by a remarkable combination of shocks and adaptation. After being steamrolled by Western institutions and financial ... More

Georgia before the Mongols  

Stephen H. Rapp Jr.

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Mar 2017
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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

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