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Nordisk Institut for Asienstudier

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Works: 298 works in 335 publications in 2 languages and 719 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals 
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Most widely held works by Nordisk Institut for Asienstudier
Private academies of Chinese learning in Meiji Japan : the decline and transformation of the kanguku juku by Margaret Mehl( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The establishment of a national education system soon after the Meiji Restoration of 1868 is recognized as a significant factor in Japan's modernization, hence research on education is concentrated on the state system. However, this development did not mean the disappearance of the juku, the private academies that were so much a feature of the Tokugawa period. Indeed, these played a far greater role than has been appreciated so far and this book aims to rectify the omission. Not only does this comprehensive study of a little known but significant area contribute to a better understanding of education in the Meiji period but also it is relevant to Japan's public education system today."--BOOK JACKET
Proper Islamic consumption : shopping among the Malays in modern Malaysia by Johan Fischer( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examining the powerful linkages between class, consumption, market relations, Islam and the state in contemporary Malaysia, this is the first book to explore how Malaysia's emerging Malay middle class is constituted through consumer practices and Islamic revivalism." "By exploring consumption practices in urban Malaysia, Proper Islamic Consumption shows how diverse forms of Malay middle-class consumption (of food, clothing and cars, for example) are understood, practised and contested as a particular mode of modern Islamic practice. It illustrates ways in which the issue of 'proper Islamic consumption' for consumers, the marketplace and the state in contemporary Malaysia evokes a whole range of contradictory Islamic visions, lifestyles and debates articulating what Islam is or ought to be."--Jacket
Fengshui in China : geomantic divination between state orthodoxy and popular religion by Ole Bruun( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gendered entanglements : revisiting gender in rapidly changing Asia by Philippe Doneys( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the green myth : Borneo's hunter-gatherers in the 21st century by Peter G Sercombe( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borneo with its tales of White Rajahs and tribes of headhunters, has long excited the Western imagination. Today, however, there is another green imagination at work. Mention of the island is more likely to evoke images of tropical deforestation and concern about the cruel dispossession and displacement of indigenous peoples who once lived in relative harmony with their environment. It is perhaps not surprising then that most books dealing with the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo have principally been pictorial studies. There is indeed a dearth of scholarship regarding these peoples, a situation that this first ever, comprehensive review of nomadic groups in the Borneo rain forest aims to rectify. Presenting a wealth of new research contributed by an international team of scholars the volume covers all those parts of Borneo where nomads (called Penan, Punan or by various other names) are or were known to exist and provides a comparative historical-ecological study of these groups. The study is primarily concerned with issues of modernization (including the monetary economy formalised institutions centralized power structures, contractual relationships and extraction activities) and development policies. The impact of these policies is analysed with special regard to the natural environment inhabited by these small-scale societies as well as the use of its resources. The book has no stiff theoretical orientation but informs ongoing debates about changing forms of ethnicity, relations between minorities and the state, minorities rights and survival, native discourse, the sustainability of tropical forest use and the neo-romantic environmentalist myth of so-called wise traditional peoples
The UP saga by Susan M Martin( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinating look at the development of Malaysia's plantations sector and the history of an innovative Scandinavian firm whose approach to local relations was quite different from that of the normal British colonial enterprise
Folk tales from Kammu V : a young story-teller's tales by Kristina Lindell( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NIAS report by Nordic Institute of Asian Studies( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China and Denmark : relations since 1674 by Mads Kirkebæk( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiery dragons : banks, moneylenders and microfinance in Burma by Sean Turnell( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk tales from Kammu( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing social democratic development : insights from Indian and Scandinavian comparisons by John Harriss( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Uneven economic growth in the Global South, with mounting inequalities and the crisis of democratization, has generated new quests for social democracy - but are such efforts, these days, at all feasible? The point of departure in this book is that there are no easy solutions such as generalizing the Latin American Pink Tide or exporting the Nordic model.There are many unresolved problems with participatory approaches; and the current conditions in the Global South differ substantially from those that enabled social and political forces to fight for the combination of equity and growth during late industrialization in the North. Can social democratic development be reinvented? This is what we discuss in this book.There are numerous protests against the existing order and there are attempts at change. But history will not be repeated, and the effort must be made to move on by analyzing whether and how the troublesome new circumstances may not only block some of the old policies, but also pave the way for alternative dynamics that can foster a viable and democratic counter movement. A group of prominent and committed scholars on social democracy in the South, most of them from Scandinavia and from India, decided four years ago to discuss these issues in several joint workshops. In this book, the outcome of their deliberations, they focus on the core dimensions of social democratic development and then read the two most critical cases in the South and North against each other in historical perspective, those of India and Scandinavia In order not to take ready-made Scandinavian solutions as points of departure, they start off from the challenges in India, only thereafter looking for useful Scandinavian and other experiences. They also consider whether and how Scandinavia is affected by uneven development in countries like India, thus casting fresh light on the current problems of social democracy in the North too" (ed.)
Ancestors in Borneo societies : death, transformation, and social immortality by Pascal Couderc( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book outlines a pattern of Southeast Asian ancestorship based on inclusive and polythetic conceptions of ancestors, encompassing local predecessors traced through non-genealogical links and ancestors transformed into spirit animals
Cambodia's economic transformation( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines the political economy of the Cambodian boom, analysing the changing structure of the economy, the relationship between state and market, and outcomes for the poor
Authority relations and economic decision-making in Vietnam : an historical perspective by Dang Phong( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taming the Wild : Aborigines and Racial Knowledge in Colonial Malaya by Sandra Khor Manickam( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant demonstration of how so-called scientific knowledge is framed by the political circumstances and popular beliefs of the time, this book investigates the racial categorization of 'aborigines' and the interaction between the emerging discipline of anthropology and the evolving colonial administration in Malaya
Catalogue of Arabic manuscripts : codices Arabici & codices Arabici additamenta by Irmeli Perho( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching and learning in Tibet : a review of research and policy publications by Ellen Bangsbo( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a literature review of research and policy publications related to basic and primary schooling and quality education in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. These have been collected from selected official Chinese sources, Tibetan NGOs outside Tibet, international news agencies and Chinese, Tibetan, and international scholars with knowledge of social and educational issues in China and Tibet. The study is in two parts. Part I is a review of research and policy publications related to basic and primary education in Tibet/China. Part II is an annex with a list of literature, websites and journals, and other statistical information
Coping with calamity : environmental change and peasant response in central China, 1736-1949 by Jiayan Zhang( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jianghan plain in central China is shaped by its relationship with water. Once a prolific rice-growing region that drew immigrants to its fertile paddy fields, since the eighteenth century it has become prone to devastating flooding and waterlogging. Over time, population pressures and dike building left more and more people in the region vulnerable to its frequent water calamities. The first environmental and socioeconomic history of the region, Coping with Calamity considers the Jianghan plain's volatile environment, the constant challenges it presented to peasants, and the peasants' often ingenious and sophisticated responses, in the Qing and Republican periods. -- Amazon.com
Politics, culture and self : East Asian and North European attitudes( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization may be undermining Kipling's assertion that "East is East and West is West", but arguably this is more in the realms of technological advances and consumer behaviour than (say) in political culture. In the latter arena, much is still made of the contrasts between eastern culture (characterized by collectivism and belief in authority) and western culture (characterized by individualism and belief in democracy). Such comfortable assumptions will be shattered for readers of "Politics, Culture and Self". This volume indeed confirms that differences between East Asia and northern Europe do exist. Provocatively, however, it also points to major similarities (e.g. regarding social harmony and the role of the family in society) as well as significant contrasts mirrored within the two regions (e.g. concerning interpersonal and institutional trust). These results are of especial interest because of the care taken to reduce 'cultural contamination'. The data is derived from extensive and in-depth surveys conducted by a cross-cultural research team in East Asia and northern Europe. Confirming that differences between East Asia and northern Europe exist, this book points to major similarities as well as significant contrasts mirrored within the two regions. This survey data is augmented by historical and analytical contexts that makes it useful for anyone concerned with issues relating to political behaviour at all levels. Here, methodological techniques were used to control for non-cultural differences as well as cultural variation in how people respond to questionnaires. This survey data is augmented by a wealth of historical and analytical contexts that will make the book an essential item in the library of anyone concerned with issues relating to political behaviour at all levels
 
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Private academies of Chinese learning in Meiji Japan : the decline and transformation of the kanguku juku
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Proper Islamic consumption : shopping among the Malays in modern MalaysiaBeyond the green myth : Borneo's hunter-gatherers in the 21st centuryThe UP sagaChina and Denmark : relations since 1674Fiery dragons : banks, moneylenders and microfinance in BurmaFolk tales from KammuCambodia's economic transformationAuthority relations and economic decision-making in Vietnam : an historical perspective
Alternative Names
NIAS

Nordic institute in Asian studies

Nordic institute of Asian studies

Nordisk Institut for Asienforskning

Nordisk institutt for Asiastudier

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English (35)

Danish (1)