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5. The arts on the silk road

5. The arts on the silk road  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365883
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10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.003.0005
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‘The arts on the silk road’ provides a sample of shared Eurasian cultural and intellectual themes. Vernacular tales throughout Eurasia shared certain genres and styles, with some stories ... More
1. Becoming a revolutionary

1. Becoming a revolutionary  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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9780191777967
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0001
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‘Becoming a revolutionary’ provides an overview of Mao Zedong's early life. Mao had a humble upbringing in rural China. He loved his mother, but clashed with his father. Against his ... More
3. The biological silk road

3. The biological silk road  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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‘The biological silk road’ considers the exchange of crops, livestock, pathogens, and genes along the silk road. Diffusion of domesticated plants and animals since Neolithic times has led ... More
7. Brave new China?

7. Brave new China?  

Rana Mitter

in Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
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9780191815256
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0007
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Since the ascension to power of Xi Jinping, China has become less liberal at home and more assertive overseas. It is likely it will change further. ‘Brave new China?’ questions whether ... More
2. Chinggis Khan emerges

2. Chinggis Khan emerges  

Morris Rossabi

in The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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9780199365906
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10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.003.0002
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The last decades of twelfth-century Mongolia were chaotic. Conflicts were bloody and damaging to the landscape. A leader was needed. ‘Chinggis Khan emerges’ looks at how Chinggis Khan came ... More
3. Colonies

3. Colonies  

James R. Rush

in Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
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9780190248796
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10.1093/actrade/9780190248765.003.0003
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The mandala world of Southeast Asia was fragile, but it was also rich. The first Europeans that were drawn to Southeast Asia to gain access to the region’s precious goods directly were from ... More
6. Coming to terms with the Cultural Revolution

6. Coming to terms with the Cultural Revolution  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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9780199365814
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‘Coming to terms with the Cultural Revolution’ assesses the overall impact of the Cultural Revolution. The beginning of the end came with Mao's death in 1976. There was a relatively ... More
3. Conquest and governance

3. Conquest and governance  

Morris Rossabi

in The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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By the time of Chinggis's death, the Mongol domains had expanded to include Northwest China and Central Asia. The governance of these areas required unified rule to foster peace and ... More
7. Critical appreciation

7. Critical appreciation  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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‘Critical appreciation’ examines Gandhi's legacy. Even five decades after his death, opinions about Gandhi's achievements remain deeply divided. For his critics he was too implacably ... More
5. Critique of modernity

5. Critique of modernity  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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‘Critique of modernity’ explains how, for Gandhi, modern civilization neglected the soul, privileged the body, misunderstood the nature and limits of reason, and had no appreciation of the ... More
6. The Cultural Revolution: it's right to rebel

6. The Cultural Revolution: it's right to rebel  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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‘The Cultural Revolution: it's right to rebel’ examines Mao's attempt to reform Chinese society. Mao mobilized the country's youth against anyone in authority who was deemed to be taking ... More
3. Culture: “destroy the old, establish the new”

3. Culture: “destroy the old, establish the new”  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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‘Culture: “destroy the old, establish the new”’ examines the Cultural Revolution's effects on the arts. The Cultural Revolution sought to eliminate feudal and bourgeois artistic influences, ... More
7. Decline and death

7. Decline and death  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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‘Decline and death’ recounts the end of Mao's life. Sino-Soviet relations continued to deteriorate, culminating in costly border skirmishes. Mao became distrustful of his second-in-command, ... More
7. Decline, fall, and legacy

7. Decline, fall, and legacy  

Morris Rossabi

in The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Khubilai Kahn saw success after success. ‘Decline, fall, and legacy’ considers what went wrong and the legacy of the Mongols. Following the death of his favourite wife in 1281, Khubilai ... More
4. An economy of “self-reliance”

4. An economy of “self-reliance”  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0004
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‘An economy of “self-reliance”’ assesses Maoist economic policies. China was traditionally poor but egalitarian. Disorder at the start of the Cultural Revolution caused decline, before ... More
1. Environment and empires

1. Environment and empires  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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‘Environment and empires’ surveys the geographic character of the silk road. The silk road was a not a single route, and traded in more than silk. Similarly, it was more than just a route ... More
2. Eras of silk road fluorescence

2. Eras of silk road fluorescence  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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‘Eras of silk road fluorescence’ looks at the effect on silk road communications of shifting political groupings. The most intense communications took place when both nomadic states and the ... More
4. First years of the People's Republic

4. First years of the People's Republic  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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‘First years of the People's Republic’ investigates the early period of Mao's rule of China. Mao had considerable, but not absolute, power. He sought an alliance with the Soviet Union, but ... More
5. The Great Leap Forward and its aftershocks

5. The Great Leap Forward and its aftershocks  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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‘The Great Leap Forward and its aftershocks’ assesses Mao's disastrous economic initiative. Tensions with the USA and the Soviet Union meant China had to rely on itself. The Great Leap ... More
3. Human nature

3. Human nature  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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9780191776816
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‘Human nature’ explains how Gandhi's theory of man bypasses the traditional Western debate on whether human beings were naturally good or evil. Since human beings had souls and were ... More

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