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On the Cusp of an Era

Art in the Pre-Kuṣāṇa World


Edited by Doris Srinivasan

South Asian religious art became codified during the Kuṣāṇa Period (ca. beginning of the 2nd to the mid 3rd century). Yet, to date, neither the chronology nor nature of Kuṣāṇa Art, marked by great diversity, is well understood. The Kuṣāṇa Empire was huge, stretching from Uzbekistan through northern India, and its multicultural artistic expressions became the fountainhead for much of South Asian Art. The premise of this book is that Kuṣāṇa Art achieves greater clarity through analyses of the arts and cultures of the Pre- Kuṣāṇa World, those lands becoming the Empire. Fourteen papers in this book by leading experts on regional topography and connective pathways; interregional, multicultural comparisons; art historical, archaeological, epigraphic, numismatic and textual studies represent the first coordinated effort having this focus.

Sergei Panarin

Inner Asia 1 (1999): 107–110 Reprinted 2008 © Global Oriental Ltd The Buryat Village of Tory in the 1990s: Social and Cultural Re-adaptation in a Small Village Community 1 SERGEI PANARIN Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia ABSTRACT This paper considers

The Extinction of Sivapithecus

Faunal and Environmental Change Surrounding the Disappearance of a Miocene Hominoid in the Siwaliks of Pakistan


Sherry Nelson

Sherry V. Nelson examines the adaptations and extinction of Sivapithecus, a Miocene hominoid, in the Siwaliks of Pakistan. Three different studies involving dental microwear and stable isotopic analyses are interwoven to provide reconstructions of the preferred landscape, climate, and diet of Sivapithecus as well as changes in the environment that led to its extinction. This book presents new techniques that allow for a more detailed analysis of faunal and environmental change than ever before documented for an ape clade throughout its radiation and demise.

Anna Yur'evna Buyanova

The Adaptation of Young Rural Buryats to Ulan-Ude’s Urban and Educational Space 1 ANNA YUR’EVNA BUYANOVA Institute of Ethnography and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Science ABSTRACT This article explores the repercussions of the demographic changes currently taking place in

Dark Tent and Light Tent

Two Ways of Travelling in the Invisible

Charles Stépanoff

produce mentally the image of an animal or an anthropomorphic being. Table 1 I have already mentioned that the unrolling of the scene is not pre-set. On the contrary, the scene is to a great extent like a spontaneous and unpredictable conversation, marked by the constant mutual adaptation of the

The Ruler, the Wrestler, and the Archer

A Mongolian Way of Dwelling

Grégory Delaplace

-Gimenez 2002; Humphrey & Sneath 1999), cohabitation with herd animals (Fijn 2011; Stépanoff et al. 2017), land degradation (Torgonshar 2013), or adaptation of the pastoral livelihood to an extraction-oriented economy (Chuluun & Byambaragchaa 2014; High 2017). Cities, on the other hand, have tended to be

Anna Sehnalova

various adaptations of pilgrims’ practices and renegotiations of traditional precepts, as well as state-planned economic development, which is effecting an ongoing physical transformation of the site. The study deals with the territorialisation and reinterpretation of the site and the deity by the state


Edited by Marlène Laruelle

Since the start of the 1990s, Central Asia has been the main purveyor of migrants in the post-Soviet space. These massive migrations due to social upheavals over the last twenty years impact issues of governance; patterns of social adaptation; individual and collective identities; and gender relations in Central Asia. This volume raises the importance of internal migrations, those at a regional, intra-Central Asian, level, labor migrations to Russia, and carries us as far away to the Uzbek migrants based in Istanbul, New York, or Seoul, as well as to the young women of Tashkent who head to Germany or France, and to the Germans, Greeks, and Jews of Central Asia who have returned to their “ethnic homelands”.
Contributors include Aida Aaly Alimbaeva, Stéphanie Belouin, Adeline Braux, Asel Dolotkeldieva, Olivier Ferrando, Sophie Hohmann, Nafisa Khusenova, Erica Marat, Sophie Massot, Saodat Olimova, Sébastien Peyrouse, Luisa Piart, Madeleine Reeves, Elena Sadovskaya.

From Mahalla to Xiaoqu

Transformations of the Urban Living Space in Kashgar

Sawut Pawan and Abiguli Niyazi

these recent transformations and the ways they affect the Kashgar old town community’s social networks and property issues. It further explores the changes in residents’ life after the resettlement, and the adaptation processes in new residential compounds. The data discussed here were collected between

Mergen S. Ulanov, Valeriy N. Badmaev and Edward C. Holland

legal codes drafted by the Kalmyks from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. The Steppe Code of 1640 can be partly understood as the adaptation of the norms set out in canonical law, particularly the Vinaya, to the secular law of the Oirats. Secular law in the Kalmyk Khanate further evolved with the