Sheds new light on the issues of ethnicity, nationalism and globalisation in the context of Asia, blending theories with empirical material. This volume offers not only a wealth of historical and empirical detail, but also, most importantly, a fresh perspective, and a debunking of a number of myths about Asia.
'A wide-ranging collection of essays an interesting collection of some Asian experiences, rich in exploring varied ethnographic forms. of considerable value' - Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies
'The strength of this new book lies in the variety of approaches and case-studies ... several of these chapters are fascinating.' - School of Oriental & African Studies