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Asian encounters : exploring connected histories

Author: Upinder Singh; Parul Pandya Dhar
Publisher: New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The book approaches the subject of Asian cultural interactions during the pre-modern and early modern periods through the prism of politics, art, religion, and trade. By bringing together these  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Upinder Singh; Parul Pandya Dhar
ISBN: 9780198099802 0198099800
OCLC Number: 895112119
Notes: Contributed articles.
Description: xxiv, 235 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The concept of cultural convergence revisited: reflections on India's early influence in Southeast Asia / Hermann Kulke --
2. Ming China's violence against neighbouring polities and its representation in Chinese historiography / Geoff Wade --
3. Gifts from other lands: Southeast Asian religious endowments in India / Upinder Singh --
4. Changing regimes: Two episodes of Chinese military interventions in medieval South Asia / Tansen Sen --
5. An inconvenient heritage: The Central Asian background of the Delhi Sultans / Sunil Kumar --
6. Buddhism, art and ritual practice: Dong Duong at the intersection of Asian cultures / Parul Pandya Dhar --
7. Durga and Siva at Banteay Srei: Blurring boundaries between monument, image and practice / Soumya James --
8. Sri Lanka and maritime trade: Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara as the protector of mariners / Osmund Bopearachchi --
9. Viewing our shared past through Buddhist votive tablets across eastern India, Bangladesh and peninsular Thailand / Suchandra Ghosh --
10. Early modern Indian carpets as media for cross-cultural interaction / Yumiko Kamada.
Responsibility: edited by Upinder Singh, Parul Pandya Dhar ; foreword by Kapila Vatsyayan.
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Asian Encounters clears misperceptions about both Indianized Southeast Asia and the peaceful hegemony of imperial China. * Nayan Chanda, Global Asia *

 
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