Author: Fatma Muge Gocek
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers
Keywords: middle, east, princeton, series, representations, cultural, political, cartoons
Number of Pages: 154
Published: 1998-05
List price: $39.95
ISBN-10: 155876156X
ISBN-13: 9781558761568

"A picture is worth a thousand words," the popular saying goes, but in the Middle East, it is probably worth more than that, given the general political climate in the region. The imagery of political cartoons indeed provides a unique yet under-studied insight into how Middle Eastern societies think. By combining the indigenous comic tradition of shadow plays with the imported Western print form, and by drawing on both visual and verbal narratives, Middle Eastern political cartoons free the imagination, challenge the intellect, and resist state domination. The essays in this collection focus

Author: Mathieu Torck
Publisher: Harrassowitz Verlag
Keywords: east, asian, history, maritime, straits, wider, asia, dire, studies, china, inquiry, provisions, scurvy, avoiding, military, food
Number of Pages: 288
Published: 2009-07-15
List price: $72.00
ISBN-10: 3447058722
ISBN-13: 9783447058728

Scurvy is known to be one of the most gruesome pathological phenomena that, in the course of centuries, has made innumerable victims. Long distance seafaring operations, war zones, prisons and crop failures all created breeding grounds for the vitamin C deficiency disease, which was commonly characterized by swelling and bleeding gums and internal haemorraghes in the limbs. While the history of scurvy is rather well-known from a Western perspective, the higher proclivity of Asian peoples to scurvy, in comparison to Europeans, Polynesians and other peoples, as proven in recent biochemical studi

Author: East India Company
Publisher: BiblioLife
Keywords: east, servants, company, india, letters, received
Number of Pages: 418
Published: 2009-08-19
List price: $30.99
ISBN-10: 1113442344
ISBN-13: 9781113442345

Publisher: London, S. Low, Marston

Author: Jean Sutton
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press
Keywords: east, ships, company, india, lords
Number of Pages: 176
Published: 1981
List price: unknow
ISBN-10: 0851771696
ISBN-13: 9780851771694

For nearly a century a massive Asian empire was administered by a privately owned company located half a world away. The turbulent story of England’s Honourable East India Company and its rise to power is recounted in this lively and informative history of the company’s past four hundred years. From 1600 to 1863 the East India Company prevailed against rival European companies and almost continual warfare to gradually win control of India and spearhead the Western penetration of China. The author goes beyond the company’s commercial exploits, the scandals of the opium tra

Author: Ayub Khan-Din
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Keywords: east, books, nick, hern
Number of Pages: 96
Published: 1997-09-01
List price: $18.95
ISBN-10: 1854593137
ISBN-13: 9781854593139

Re-issue of this intensely likeable best-selling comedy to coincide with extensive nationwide tour from Sept 05 to April 06. In Salford 1970: the Khan children, caught between bell-bottoms and arranged marriages, are buffeted this way and that by their Pakistani father’s insistence on tradition, their English mother’s laissez-faire and their own wish to be citizens of the modern world. Successfully filmed, after a rags-to-riches stage career that began in Birmingham in 1996, went on to a London premiere at the Royal Court, and culminated in the West End, "East is East" is a firm fa

Author: James L. Watson
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Keywords: east, asia, mcdonald, golden, arches
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 1997-12
List price: $22.95
ISBN-10: 0804732078
ISBN-13: 9780804732079

McDonald s restaurants are found in over 100 countries, serving tens of millions of people each day. What are the cultural implications of this phenomenal success? Does the introduction of American fast food undermine local cuisines, many of them celebrated for centuries? Does it, as some critics fear, presage a homogeneous, global culture? These are but a few of the questions confronted in this engaging study that vividly demonstrates how the theories and techniques of anthropology can be used not only to examine obscure peoples and exotic practices, but to shed light on the motivations and b

Author: Christoph Anto
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: east, association, iias, curzon, south, development, law, asia
Number of Pages: 400
Published: 2002-12-06
List price: $195.00
ISBN-10: 0700713212
ISBN-13: 9780700713219

During the 1980s and 1990s Asian ’developmental states’ attracted much attention in political science and economics literature, but the role of law in the economic development was neglected. It was only after the Asian crisis of 1997 that many analysts began to focus on a lack of regulation and transparency as a major factor triggering the crisis. The crucial questions now are how successful the current reforms will be, and which features of the Asian approach to commercial law will be resistant to reform pressures. This book examines the prospects for commercial law reform in Asia
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