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  • Origin of the Tai People Volume 7

    $7.49 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Tai Folklore and Spirit Belief System

    Origin of the Tai People 7―Tai Folklore and Spirit Belief System describes the wide field of oral traditions and the complex ritual belief system of the ethnic Tai people.

    Spirit worship is as old as mankind itself and among the Tai people the phenomenon goes back to the ancient days when the first Tai-Kadai speakers originated in the area of modern southern China, from where they migrated to all parts of mainland Southeast Asia and as far as Assam province of India.

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  • A Search for Life

    $3.95 Nerison, Devin Keith
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    What happens when you’re diagnosed with a brain tumor at twelve years old? How to escape a Mexican shoot-out on a hot tin roof? And how exactly does one rescue a live fish from a Bangkok wet market?

    Find out in Devin Nerison’s, “A Search for Life“. Follow the author through exotic locations and share his battle with alcohol, women, and God. This is the story of the little boy who had second chance and was determined not to waste it.

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  • The Chong People

    $9.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    The Chong People—A Pearic-Speaking Group of Southeastern Thailand and Their Kin in the Region is a work about the indigenous Chong people who have settled in Chanthaburi and Trat provinces of southeastern Thailand and an overview about their Pearic kin groups in Thailand and Cambodia.

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  • Origin of the Tai People 3

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    Origin of the Tai People 3―Genetic and Archaeological Approaches is the third volume of a trilogy that informs about the origin of the Tai people by providing an overview of the latest genetic and archaeological researches. The first volume (Origin of the Tai People 1—Historical Approach) deals with the prehistory of the Tai people from the historical view. The second volume (Origin of the Tai Peoples 2―Linguistic Approach) presents the historical background of the Tai-Kadai language family.

    The volume is illustrated with plenty of images.

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  • Origin of the Tai People 2

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    Origin of the Tai People 2―Linguistic Approach is the second volume of a trilogy that presents the early history of the Tai race from the linguistic view. The first volume (Origin of the Tai People 1—Historical Approach) deals with the prehistory of the Tai people from the historical approach. The third volume (Origin of the Tai People—Genetic and Archaeological Approaches) provides an overview of the latest genetic and archaeological researches in connection with the Tai people.

    The linguistic prehistory of the Tai-Kadai language is illustrated with plenty of images.

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  • Origin of the Tai People 1

    $7.49 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Historical Approach

    Origin of the Tai People 1―Historical Approach is the first volume of a trilogy that deals with the early history of the Tai people from the historical view. The second volume (Origin of the Tai Peoples 2―Linguistic Approach) presents the linguistic background of the Tai-Kadai language family. The third volume (Origin of the Tai People—Genetic and Archaeological Approaches) provides an overview of the latest genetic and archaeological researches in connection with the Tai people.

    The text is illustrated and supported with many images.

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  • Origin of Man in Southeast Asia 5 – Part 2; Hindu Temples in the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago

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    Hindu Temples in the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago

    Origin of Man in Southeast Asia 5―Part 2: Hindu Temples in the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago is a work about the process of Indianization and the description of the many candi (Hindu temples) and historic objects discovered in this region from that period.

    This second part of the volume illustrates many examples of the more than 180 Hindu temple monuments that were discovered, unearthed and partly restored on Sumatra, Java, Bali and Borneo islands as well as the recent discoveries of ancient Hindu candi and monuments in the Malay Peninsula.

    The first part describes the beginning of cartography in this region on the globe from the mid-first millennium BC and the emergence of the early seafarers from India across the Gulf of Bengal to the Malay Peninsula and the islands of Sumatra and Java in the Malay Archipelago.

    Both parts of this volume are complemented with plenty of illustrations.

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  • Origin of Man in Southeast Asia 5 – Part 1; Indianization of the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago

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    Indianization of the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago

    Origin of Man in Southeast Asia 5―Part 1: Indianization of the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago is a work about the process of Indianization and the description of the many candi (Hindu temples) and historic objects discovered in this region from that period.

    This first part of the volume describes the beginning of cartography in this region on the globe from the mid-first millennium BC and the emergence of the early seafarers from India across the Gulf of Bengal to the Malay Peninsula and the islands of Sumatra and Java in the Malay Archipelago and the process of Indianization in this region of Southeast Asia.

    The second part illustrates many examples of the more than 180 Hindu temple monuments that were discovered, unearthed and partly restored on Sumatra, Java, Bali and Borneo islands as well as the recent discoveries of ancient Hindu candi and monuments in the Malay Peninsula.

    Both parts of this volume are complemented with plenty of illustrations.

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  • Origin of Man in Southeast Asia 4 – Early Dominant Peoples of the Maritime Region

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    Early Dominant Peoples of the Maritime Region

    Origin of Man in Southeast Asia 4―Early Dominant Peoples of the Maritime Region is a work about those early peoples who established their dominant presence in the region and formed the early history in the first millennium AD of maritime Southeast Asia.

    The dominant peoples described in this volume are the Malays, Javanese, Filipino and Bruneian Malays. Each ethnic group is portrayed within its historical setting and context, including the ethnic makeup of its neighbors, as well as its origin and ethnic emergence, and finally its language and script.

    The dominant peoples of maritime Southeast Asia are illustrated with plenty of images.

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  • Origin of Man in Southeast Asia 3 – Indianization and the Temples of the Mainland; Part 3 Pre-Modern Thailand, Laos and Burma

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    Indianization and the Temples of the Mainland; Part 3 Pre-Modern Thailand, Laos and Burma

    Origin of Man in Southeast Asia 3―Indianization and the Temples of the Mainland; Part 3: Pre-Modern Thailand, Laos and Burma is a work about the process of Indianization and the many temples still standing or excavated, which were built by the peoples of the early states in mainland Southeast Asia from the beginning until the end of the 1st millennium AD.

    This third part includes those temples of the early city-states in the northern peninsula (or today’s southern Thailand), the Mon Dvaravati realm in modern Thailand and Laos, the Pyu cities in Upper Burma and the Burman principality of early Pagan.

    This first part gives account about the Indianization of the region and the various temples built by the peoples of Funan, Champa and Chenla.

    The second part describes the ancient temple ruins of the early Angkorain states, such as Mahendraparvata, Hariharalaya, Lingapura and Yasodharapura.

    Every part is illustrated with plenty of images.

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  • Origin of Man in Southeast Asia 3 – Indianization and the Temples of the Mainland; Part 2 Early States of Angkor

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    Indianization and the Temples of the Mainland; Part 2 Early States of Angkor

    Origin of Man in Southeast Asia 3―Indianization and the Temples of the Mainland; Part 2: Early States of Angkor is a work about the process of Indianization and the many temples still standing or excavated, which were built by the peoples of the early states in mainland Southeast Asia from the beginning until the end of the 1st millennium AD.

    This second part describes the ancient temple ruins of the early Angkorain states, such as Mahendraparvata, Hariharalaya, Lingapura and Yasodharapura.

    This first part gives account about the Indianization of the region and the various temples built by the peoples of Funan, Champa and Chenla.

    The third part includes those temples of the early city-states in the northern peninsula (or today’s southern Thailand), the Mon Dvaravati realm in modern Thailand and Laos, the Pyu cities in Upper Burma and the Burman principality of early Pagan.

    Every part is illustrated with plenty of images.

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  • Sexuality in Asia

    $4.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Sexuality in Asia—From South Asia to Japan informs about the traditional sexual behaviors of the various Asian peoples, such as masturbation, sexual and gender orientation, sodomy, spiritual and religious sex, sacred prostitution, sexual desires, pleasures and power, as well as the complex system of traditional beliefs, customs and practices that have evolved around sexuality and gender among the indigenous peoples of the region.

    It also tells about the history of clothing in Asia from early times among the indigenous groups, including the various techniques how indigenous people cover their private parts.

    Finally, the work gives an account about specific sexual activities by country.

    The text is supported by plenty of photographic and other images.

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  • Torture and Other Amenities in Asia

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    Torture and Other Amenities in Asia―From the Himalayas to the Pacific Isles; From Medieval Times to Modern Days looks into the dark side of humanity. This work tells the reader about all cruel means humans can inflict on humans in this part of the world.

    It covers the practices of cannibalism and headhunting, and gives detailed accounts about the history and the creative methods of torture that mankind invented to inflict pain on others for political, religious and personal reasons.

    It also informs about the sufferings of the early Christian missionaries they experienced in China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan.

    The many methods of torture are illustrated with plenty of images.

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  • Geisha – The Mysterious Japanese Entertainer

    $4.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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  • Elephants in Thailand 3 – White Elephants in Thailand and Neighboring Countries

    $17.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    The elephant is the national symbol of Thailand. Yet, despite its close association with the people of the country over the centuries and the many services it has rendered to the kings and ordinary men, its very future survival hangs in the balance.

    This third volume, Elephants in Thailand – White Elephants in Thailand and Neighboring Countries, defines the “white elephant”, recounts the myths about white elephants in ancient Indian lore (the Jatakas) and their transmission to Southeast Asia, presents reports of early Western travelers on the white elephant stables in Siam and Burma, and finally gives an account of the royal white elephants in contemporary Thailand. The text is complemented by 110 illustrations.

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  • Ethnic Groups of Cambodia 3 – Profile of Austro-Thai and Sinitic-Speaking Peoples

    $22.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Ethnic Groups of Cambodia – Profile of Austro-Thai and Sinitic-Speaking Peoples is the final volume of a comprehensive three-volume work that provides a detailed account of the ethnic groups of Cambodia. All three volumes are lavishly illustrated in color and contain relevant references.

    This volume presents each of the three Austronesian- and 10 Tai-speaking groups as well as the Chinese people. For each group there is an outline history and descriptions of costumes, crafts, housing, agriculture, society, economy and beliefs. The daily life of these people is revealed in 97 color illustrations. Further, this volume provides a comprehensive bibliography on ethnic matters that is relevant to all three volumes.

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  • Ethnic Groups of Laos 4 – Sino-Tibetan-Speaking Peoples

    $24.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Ethnic Groups of Laos – Sino-Tibetan-Speaking Peoples deals with each of the 10 Tibeto-Burman-speaking as well as one Sinitic-speaking group, clarified by 127 color pictures. An ample bibliography is attached for further reading.

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  • Ethnic Groups of Laos 3 – Profile of Austro-Thai-Speaking Peoples

    $24.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Ethnic Groups of Laos – Profile of Austro-Thai-Speaking Peoples represents each of the 39 Tai-speaking as well as the two Miao-Yao-speaking and the single Austronesian-speaking groups in Laos, with 210 color illustrations. History, costumes and crafts, design of houses and villages, agricultural economy, society and religious practices of each individual group are described.

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  • Elephants in Thailand 2 – Through the Ages

    $17.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    The elephant is the national symbol of Thailand. Yet, despite its close association with the people of the country over the centuries and the many services it has rendered to the kings and ordinary men, its very future survival hangs in the balance.

    This second volume Elephants in Thailand – Through the Ages, portrays the association between elephant and man since the dawn of history and the importance of elephants in Thai history. It describes the deep roots of the elephant in mythology, describes the important position of the elephant at court, especially as battle elephant, and provides much information about the employment and usefulness of elephants in daily life in Siam. The text is supported by 90 illustrations, largely from antiquarian sources.

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  • Ethnic Groups of Cambodia 2 – Profile of Austro-Asiatic-Speaking Peoples

    $22.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Ethnic Groups of Cambodia – Profile of Austro-Asiatic-Speaking Peoples is the second of a comprehensive three-volume work that provides a detailed account of the ethnic groups of Cambodia.

    All three volumes are lavishly illustrated in color and contain relevant references. The present volume provides individual sketches of each of the 23 Mon-Khmer-speaking groups. These include historical background and descriptions of costumes, crafts, house and village designs, agriculture and economy, society and religion. There are fascinating glimpses of remote and rarely seen ethnic groups and descriptions of rapidly disappearing traditions. Ninety-seven color illustrations provide portraits of these groups.

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