Encyclopaedia of the South East Asian Ethnography
N. S. Bisht, T. S. Bankoti
Global Vision, 2004 - Ethnology - 806 pages
The Sole Objective Of This Encyclopaedia Is To Explore The Descriptive Summaries Of 188 Ethnic Groups Written By Noted Scholars Which Range From A Few Lines To Ten Pages In Length. Each Entry Deals With The Physical, Historical, Social, Political, Economic, Religious And Cultural Information About The Ethnic Groups Of 14 South-East Asian Countries: Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hongkong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand And Vietnam. We Have Also Described The Factors That Have Caused The Culture To Change Over Time And Place. Summaries Of Each Entry Usually Provide Information On The Following Aspects: Physical Features, History And Cultural Relations, Social Life, Marriage And Family, Social Organisation And Control, Political Organi-Sation, Economic Activities, Religion And Culture, Arts And Science, And Further Reading For Advance Studies. The Task Which We Have Performed Here Is, No Doubt, Beset With Difficulties But We Shall Consider Our Labour Amply Rewarded If This Monumental Work Is Found Useful By Scholars And Readers Of The Ethnographical Study Of South-East Asia.
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This book is a pirated version, in part or whole, of: Paul Hockings (ed.), Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Volume 5: East and Southeast Asia, Boston: G. K. Hall/MacMillan [ISBN 0816118140.] Although I was one of the contributing authors of the original volume, I was never informed about this 'reprint'. The copyright notice at the end of the book is therefore quite a piece of chutzpa.
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