NEW from the Cambria Sinophone World Series, headed by Victor H. Mair (University of Pennsylvania)!
“This book represents the future of Asian studies. A thoroughly transcultural perspective that characterizes the volume sheds new lights on issues that have been studied only within the framework of East Asian modern nation states. At the same time, it demonstrates how immediately relevant the same issues are to the studies of other areas of Asia and beyond. A must for anyone who aims at introducing innovations into area studies across diverse academic disciplines.” — Ryuichi Abe, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions, Harvard University
This comprehensive tome consists of 21 chapters and examines China’s contacts with neighboring cultures in Central, South, Southeast, and Northeast Asia, as well as contacts among those cultures from the beginning of the Common Era to the tenth century and beyond. The format is oversized with 444 pages and includes 157 images, many of which are in color. It is beautifully presented.
The contributors are noted experts from a breadth of disciplines, making this a unique interdisciplinary book and a valuable resource for students, scholars, and researchers, especially those engaged in comparative approaches to the history and culture of Medieaval Eurasia at large.
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