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Asia Inside Out

Itinerant People

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674987630

Publication Date: 03/11/2019


336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

28 photos, 2 maps, 1 illus.

Asia Inside Out


  • Map: Mapping Our Asian Connections
  • Introduction: Seekers, Sojourners, and Meaningful Worlds in Motion [Eric Tagliacozzo, Helen F. Siu, and Peter C. Perdue]
  • 1. Mobility’s Spatial Fix: Finding the Vietnamese “Homeland” from the Outside In [Erik Harms]
  • 2. Mobility Assemblage and the Return of Islam in Southeast China [Biao Xiang and Qiang Ma (Ramadan)]
  • 3. Cowry Country: Mobile Space and Imperial Territory [David Ludden]
  • 4. Persian Rugs in Southeast Asia: Cultural Production and Taste Making in a New Market [Narges Erami]
  • 5. A “South” Imagined and Lived: The Entanglement of Medical Things, Experts, and Identities in Premodern East Asia’s South [Angela Ki Che Leung]
  • 6. Traveling Manuscripts: Understanding Pilgrimage in Central and Eastern Islamic Lands [Mounia Chekhab-Abudaya]
  • 7. Slaves, Arms, and Political Careering in Nineteenth-Century Oman [Seema Alavi]
  • 8. The Darker Side of Mobility: Refugees, Hostages, and Political Prisoners in Persianate Asia [James Pickett]
  • 9. Deploying Theravada Buddhist Geographies in the Age of Imperialism [Tamara Loos]
  • 10. Itinerant Singers: Triangulating the Canton–Hong Kong–Macau Soundscape [May Bo Ching]
  • 11. Roast Beef versus Pigs’ Trotters: Knowledge in Transit in the Work of a Chinese Food Evangelist [Emma J. Teng]
  • 12. The Asian Sportscape: Hubs of Play and Flows of Contention [William W. Kelly]
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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