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Published by Waveland Press in Prospect Heights, Ill .
Written in English


  • Asia -- Social life and customs,
  • Asia -- Civilization

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-376) and index.

StatementCarolyn Brown Heinz.
LC ClassificationsDS12 .H45 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 416 p. :
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL85576M
ISBN 101577660439
LC Control Number99192662

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