Spirits And Ships: Cultural Transfers In Early Monsoon Asia

by Acri, Andrea; R. Blench & A. Landmann (Eds.)

Spirits And Ships: Cultural Transfers In Early Monsoon Asia

Price:  US$50.33   (SGD69.90*)
Format:  Paper Back, 577 pages
Published:  2017, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814762755
SB#:  059901 (101)

About This Book

This volume seeks to foreground a borderless history and geography of South, Southeast, and East Asian littoral zones that would be maritime-focused, and thereby explore the ancient connections and dynamics of interaction that favoured the encounters among the cultures found throughout the region stretching from the Indian Ocean littorals to the Western Pacific, from the early historical period to the present. The collective body of work presented in the volume describes Monsoon Asia as an ideal theatre for circulatory dynamics of cultural transfer, interaction, acceptance, selection, and avoidance, and argues that, despite the rich ethnic, linguistic and sociocultural diversity, a shared pattern of values, norms, and cultural models is discernible throughout the region.

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