Asia and the Arctic Narratives, Perspectives and Policies

Politics, Sociology

Two Decades of Basic Education in Rural China: Transitions and Challenges for Development by Lu Wang, Keith Lewin
Asia and the Arctic: Narratives, Perspectives and Policies by Vijay Sakhuja, Kapil Narula
Boundaries and Beyond: China’s Maritime Southeast in Late Imperial Times by Ng Chin-keong
Migration from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe: Past Developments, Current Status, and Future Potentials (Amsterdam University Press – IMISCOE Research) by Michael Bommes
Marmaduke Pickthall: Islam and the Modern World (Muslim Minorities) by Geoffrey P. Nash

Two Decades of Basic Education in Rural China: Transitions and Challenges for Development by Lu Wang, Keith Lewin
Asia and the Arctic: Narratives, Perspectives and Policies by Vijay Sakhuja, Kapil Narula
Boundaries and Beyond: China’s Maritime Southeast in Late Imperial Times by Ng Chin-keong

English | Apr. 15, 2017 | 518 Pages | PDF | 8 MB
Using the concept of boundaries, both physical and cultural, to explain the development of China’s maritime southeast and its interactions across maritime East Asia and the broader Asian Seas, this book offers a new way of understanding Chinese history in the late Imperial period. Ng Chin-keong examines social boundaries between “us” and “them;” challenges to rigid demarcations posed by the state; movements of people, goods, and ideas across borders and among cultures; and the line between tradition and innovation. The result is a novel way of understanding China’s relations with neighboring territories and people as well as the nature of tradition in China and its persistence in the face of changing circumstances.

Migration from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe: Past Developments, Current Status, and Future Potentials (Amsterdam University Press – IMISCOE Research) by Michael Bommes

English | Dec. 15, 2014 | 298 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
One of the most important challenges facing the European Union over the next few decades is demographic: as birthrates continue to decline and the population ages, immigration will be needed to sustain a sufficient working-age population. This volume takes that fact as a point of departure for analyzing patterns and prospects of immigration from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe, taking into account existing migration links and current EU migration policies as well as demographic, economic, and political developments in the Middle East and North Africa.

Marmaduke Pickthall: Islam and the Modern World (Muslim Minorities) by Geoffrey P. Nash

English | Nov. 17, 2016 | 270 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
This new volume of essays marks eighty years since the death of Marmaduke Pickthall. His various roles as translator of the Qur an, traveller to the Near East, political journalist writing on behalf of Muslim Turkey, and creator of the Muslim novel are discussed. In later life Pickthall became a prominent member of the British Muslim community in London and Woking, co-worker with Muslims in the Indian subcontinent, supporter of the Khilafat movement, and editor of the journal Islamic Culture under the patronage of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Marmaduke Pickthall: Islam and the Modern World makes an important contribution to the field of Muslims in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. Contributors are: Humayun Ansari, Adnan Ashraf, James Canton, Peter Clark, Ron Geaves, A.R. Kidwai, Faruk Kokoglu, Andrew C. Long, Geoffrey P. Nash, M. A. Sherif and Mohammad Siddique Seddon.”