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The Hadhrami Arabs in the Netherlands East Indies and Indonesia (1900-1950)
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In In Search of Identity: The Hadhrami Arabs in the Netherlands East Indies and Indonesia (1900-1950) Huub de Jonge discusses changes in social, economic, cultural and national identity of Arabs originating from Hadhramaut (Yemen) in the Netherlands East Indies and Indonesia. Within the relatively isolated and traditionally oriented Hadhrami community, all sorts of rifts and divisions arose under the influence of segregating colonial policies, the rise of Indonesian nationalism, the Japanese occupation, and the colonial war. The internal turmoil, hardly noticed by the outside world, led to the flourishing of new ideas, orientations, loyalties and ambitions, while traditional values, customs, and beliefs were called into question.
Regional Diversity and the Emergence of a National Family Model through the Eyes of Historical Demography
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This book draws on historical demography to elucidate the regional diversity of the Japanese family and its convergence toward an integrated national family model that heralded the modern era, providing a new image of the family in pre-industrial Japan. The volume challenges the idea of early modern (1600-1870) Japan as a monolithic nation based on the ie, – the stem-family household so often mentioned as the fundamental form of Japanese social organization and enshrined in the Meiji Civil Code – which, in fact, came into being at various locales, at various speeds in the latter half of the 18th and the earlier half of the 19th centuries. In addition, there are several chapters which examine the role of women, either centrally or tangentially.

With contributions by Mary Louise NAGATA, YAMAMOTO Jun, Hiroko COSTANTINI, Stephen ROBERTSON, MIZOGUCHI Tsunetoshi, NAKAJIMA Mitsuhiro, TSUBOUCHI Yoshihiro and MORIMOTO Kazuhiko.
The Asian Social Science Series was initiated by the editorial team of the Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. Published under the joint imprints of the Times Academic Press, Singapore and Brill, Leiden, the Series publishes original material and revised editions of special issues of the Asian Journal of Social Science. The Series welcomes submissions from sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, economists, geographers, historians and cultural studies specialists working on any aspect of Asia. Its inter-disciplinary orientation serves to encompass a broad range of theoretical and substantive interests.

Forthcoming titles in the Asian Social Science Series include the following:

Critical Perspectives on Cities in Southeast Asia
Reconceptualising Southeast Asia
Reconceptualising Ethnicity in Singapore and Malaysia
Science, Technology and Society in the Asia-Pacific Region
Cartooning and Comic Art in Southeast Asia
Diaspora of Identity: The Sociology of Culture in Southeast Asia.
The Karen in Thailand and Burma
Eurasians in Singapore
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The China Economy Yearbook is an English translation of the annual Blue Book of China’s Economy (经济蓝皮书) edited by leading economists at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). This annual report chronicles economic developments of the previous year and forecasts predictions for the upcoming year. The yearbook provides detailed analyses of China’s economy during the year and valuable insights into the reasons for China’s successes and failures in addressing emerging challenges facing the Chinese economy.

The China Economy Yearbook series has been discontinued since 2011.
The China Educational Development Yearbooks have been restructured and renamed as Chinese Research Perspectives on Education since 2012.

China’s education system has grown increasingly complex, creating the need for an annual critical review of the education system by China’s top scholars. The Blue Book of Education (教育蓝皮书), as it is known in Chinese, has gained a reputation for offering the most penetrating perspective in China about educational reform and development. The China Educational Development Yearbook is an important English translation of this critical annual report where developments, challenges, and crises in Chinese education are comprehensively discussed and critically analyzed. This series is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the perspective of some of China’s most critical scholars about the most pressing challenges facing educational development in China.
The electronic version of the Handbook of Oriental Studies, Sections 2-8, publishing scholarly reference works and research tools on topics in the history, religions, culture, linguistics in Asia. Areas covered:

- Central Asia
- South Asia
- Southeast Asia
- China
- Japan

Not included are titles which are already published on our Reference Works Platform, or for which no digital publishing rights are available.
On the thirtieth anniversary of China’s reform and opening we can say with confidence that China has truly established itself. The economic progress achieved over these thirty years of reform and opening is historically unprecedented, not only in China, but in the history of the world, and understanding what has happened in China during this period is the first aim of this series of volumes. These works also aim to draw on the experience of three decades of reform and opening to help map China’s road ahead, and to draw the attention of the world to China’s experience of reform and opening. The world needs not only to understand China but also to make room for China in its understanding of globalization.
This series aims to publish theoretically-informed, source-based scholarship on women and gender issues in China studies. Manuscript submissions may range in chronological coverage from earliest times to contemporary China. We will consider monograph studies, as well as edited volumes, from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. We also encourage interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to complex themes and questions.
In the past decades, the world has watched the rise of China as an economic and military power and the emergence of Chinese transnational elites. What may seem like an entirely new phenomenon marks the revival of a trend initiated at the end of the Qing. The redistribution of power, wealth and knowledge among the newly formed elites matured during the Republican period.
This volume demonstrates both the difficulty and the value of re-thinking the elites in modern China. It establishes that the study of the dynamic tensions within the elite and among elite groups in this epochal era is within reach if we are prepared to embrace forms of historical inquiry that integrate the abundant and even limitless historical resources, and to engage with the rich repertoire of digital techniques/instruments available and question our previous research paradigms.
This renewed approach brings historical research closer to an integrative data-rich history of modern China.
The Eastern Himalaya holds perhaps the highest levels of ethnolinguistic diversity in all Eurasia, with over 300 languages spoken by as many distinct cultural groups. What factors can explain such diversity? How did it evolve, and what can its analysis teach us about the prehistory of its wider region?
This pioneering interdisciplinary volume brings together a diverse group of linguists and anthropologists, all of whom seek to reconstruct aspects of Eastern Himalayan ethnolinguistic prehistory from an empirical standpoint, on the basis of primary fieldwork-derived data from a diverse range of Himalayan Indigenous languages and cultural practices.
Contributors are: David Bradley, Scott DeLancey, Toni Huber, Gwendolyn Hyslop, Linda Konnerth, Ismael Lieberherr, Yankee Modi, Stephen Morey, Mark W. Post, Uta Reinöhl, Alban Stockhausen, Amos Teo, and Marion Wettstein .