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Archaeology of Buddhism in Asia  

Himanshu Prabha Ray

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Jan 2019
The eightfold path shown by the Buddha in the middle of the first millennium bce was founded on wisdom, morality, and concentration. Like other contemporary Indic religions, Buddha dhamma ... More

Chinese Ceramic Production and Trade  

John Miksic

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Jun 2017
Ceramics are the most abundant types of artifacts made by human beings in the last 12,000 years. Chinese potters discern two types of products: earthenware (tao), which is porous and does ... 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

Imperial Maritime China  

Angela Schottenhammer

Imperial China has a long-standing, multifaceted, and interesting imperial maritime history. Of particular importance in this context are the commercial dimensions of China’s maritime ... More

Maritime Archaeology of the Indian Ocean  

Himanshu Prabha Ray

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Feb 2017
The interface between the sea and the land and the communities that have historically traversed the Indian Ocean form the focus of this article. Maritime communities have been sustained by ... More

The Peopling of Madagascar  

Atholl Anderson

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Jan 2019
Since the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century the observed ethnic complexity of the Malagasy, the Madagascan people, has been a subject of conjecture in several respects. When did ... More

Warfare in Premodern Southeast Asia  

Michael W. Charney

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Apr 2018
Warfare in premodern Southeast Asia, roughly that fought up until the end of the 19th century, was shaped by the environment across the region. Maritime trade connections brought the ... More

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