Peoples and Cultures of Asia

Peoples and Cultures of Asia


By (author) Raymond Scupin


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  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 234mm x 58mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 13 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • ISBN 10: 0131181106
  • ISBN 13: 9780131181106
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 1,546,625

Product description

For undergraduate anthropology courses in the Peoples and Cultures of Asia and undergraduate courses in the History of Asia at two and four - year schools. This textbook is the only single textbook available at this time to highlight the importance of this region of the world. Each chapter in the textbook is written by anthropologists who have done ethnographic research in each country discussed. Chapters include material on the geography, prehistory, languages, demography, history, and discussions of the contemporary economy, family, gender, ethnic, political, and religious developments in these various countries.

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Table of contents

Peoples and Cultures of Asia. PART I Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY Raymond Scupin Sociology/Anthropology Lindenwood University PART II SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH ASIA Chapter 2 Afghanistan H. Sidky and Deborah Akers Miami University of Ohio Chapter 3 India Ann Hardgrove University of Texas, San Antonio Chapter 4 Pakistan Anita Weiss University of Oregon PART III EAST ASIA Chapter 5 China Pamela DeVoe International Institute, St. Louis Chapter 6 Korea Clark Sorensen University of Washington Chapter 7 Japan John and Ruth McCreery Sophia University, Tokyo PART IV SOUTHEAST ASIA Chapter 8 Mainland Southeast Asia Raymond Scupin Lindenwood University Chapter 9 Island Southeast Asia Ronald Lukens-Bull University of North Florida