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‘The Writings of’ series brings together the principal writings of leading scholars in the field of East Asian and Inner Asian Studies, thematically grouped when relevant. Each volume is enhanced by an in-depth introduction by the author which combines memoir and academic context to illuminate the subject-matter and provide valuable commentary over the time-line of the contributions published. The title of each volume reflects the main focus of the scholar’s work.

The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
Significant O/P works of reference that complement the focus of the Languages of Asia series that seeks to redress the balance of underrepresentation in Western scholarship of the following language families and isolates: Eskimo-Aleut, Chukchi-Koryak, Itel'men (Kamchadal), Tungustic, Yukaghir, Ainu, Nivx, Japonic (Japanese and Ryukyuan), Korean, Mongolic, Turkic, the Tibeto-Burman languages found in Central Asia (e.g. Tibetan or Tangut), Yeniseian, Burushaski and Uralic.

Britain and Japan

Biographical Portraits

The Inner Asia book series is published in association with the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU), Cambridge. MIASU was founded in 1986 as a group within the Department of Social Anthropology to promote research and teaching relating to Mongolia and Inner Asia on an interdisciplinary basis. The unit aims to promote and encourage study of this important region within and without the University of Cambridge, and to provide training and support for research to all those concerned with its understanding.
Together with the Inner Asia journal, the book series provides a research-oriented forum in which scholars can address the contemporary and historical problems of the region.

The series published three volumes over the last 5 years.

Edited by Alexander Vovin and José Andrés Alonso de la Fuente

Languages of Asia publishes monographs and other books based on original research and dealing with the languages of Asia as well on the languages of adjacent regions that originated in Asia, but are currently found elsewhere, such as, for example Western Turkic languages. The series focuses on descriptive and historical linguistics as well as on typology, with a special emphasis on descriptions of poorly known or inadequately and/or insufficiently described languages of the past and present, as well as in the works that significantly advance our knowledge about proto-languages in the area. Works published in the area of historical-comparative linguistics strictly adhere to the traditional Comparative Method. The series will potentially include dictionaries, glossaries, manuals, and other learning tools.

The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
The series offers scholarly but accessible narratives relating to significant, popular themes and personalities in Japanese and East Asian cultural history - suitable as introductory academic texts as well as of interest to a wider readership. The seven titles published to date are: Lafcadio Hearn: Japanese Life and Legends; Basho: A 300th Anniversary Celebration; Natsume Soseki: With the First English Translation of Travels in Manchuria and Korea; The Old Tokaido: In the Footsteps of Hiroshige; Rikyu and the Beginnings of the Japanese Tea Ceremony; Budo: From A Swordsman’s Perspective; Confucianism: A Major Philosophy of Life in East Asia.