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Handbook of East and Southeast Asian Archaeology

Editors: Habu, Junko, Lape, Peter V., Olsen, John W. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive reference for the archaeology of East and Southeast Asia
  • Contextualizes contributed chapters with section introductions​ in order to tie disparate countries and regions together thematically
  • Provides histories of research and intellectual traditions for each relevant region
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The Handbook of East and Southeast Asian Archaeology focuses on the material culture and lifeways of the peoples of prehistoric and early historic East and Southeast Asia; their origins, behavior and identities as well as their biological, linguistic and cultural differences and commonalities. Emphasis is placed upon the interpretation of material culture to illuminate and explain social processes and relationships as well as behavior, technology, patterns and mechanisms of long-term change and chronology, in addition to the intellectual history of archaeology as a discipline in this diverse region. 

The Handbook augments archaeologically-focused chapters contributed by regional scholars by providing histories of research and intellectual traditions, and by maintaining a broadly comparative perspective. Archaeologically-derived data are emphasized with text-based documentary information, provided to complement interpretations of material culture. The Handbook is not restricted to art historical or purely descriptive perspectives; its geographical coverage includes the modern nation-states of China, Mongolia, Far Eastern Russia, North and South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and East Timor.

About the authors

Junko Habu
John Olsen
Peter V. Lape

Table of contents (43 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Habu, Junko (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Japanese Archaeology Today: New Developments, Structural Undermining, and Prospects for Disaster Archaeology

    Habu, Junko (et al.)

    Pages 11-25

  • Archaeologizing “Korean Heritage”: Cultural Properties Management and State Tourist Development

    Pai, Hyung Il

    Pages 27-37

  • A History of Chinese Archaeology

    Liu, Li

    Pages 39-58

  • A History of Mongolian Archaeological Studies

    Gunchinsuren, Byambaa

    Pages 59-77

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eBook $299.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-6521-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $379.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-6519-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of East and Southeast Asian Archaeology
Editors
  • Junko Habu
  • Peter V. Lape
  • John W. Olsen
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-6521-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-6521-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-6519-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 771
Number of Illustrations and Tables
59 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour
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