Eurasian Core and Its Edges

Eurasian Core and Its Edges

Reproduced from The Eurasian Core and Its Edges: Dialogues with Wang
Gungwu on the History of the World, by Ooi Kee Beng (Singapore: Institute of
Southeast Asian Studies, 2015). This version was obtained electronically direct
from the ...

Author: Ooi Kee Beng

Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

ISBN: 9789814620970

Category: History

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With China's transformation into a republic after two millennia as an empire as the starting point, Ooi Kee Beng prompts renowned historian Wang Gungwu through a series of interviews to discuss China, Europe, Southeast Asia and India. What emerges is an exciting and original World History that is neither Eurocentric nor Sinocentric. If anything, it is an appreciation of the dominant role that Central Asia played in the history of most of mankind over the last several thousand years.The irrepressible power of the Eurasian core over the centuries explains much of the development of civilizations founded at the fringes - at its edges to the west, the east and the south. Most significantly, what is recognized as The Global Age today, is seen as the latest result of these conflicts between core and edge leading at the Atlantic fringe to human mastery of the sea - in military and mercantile terms. In effect, human history, which had for centuries been configured by continental dynamics, has only quite recently established a new dimension to counteract these. In summary, Wang Gungwu argues convincingly that "e;The Global is Maritime"e;.
Categories: History

Drifting into Politics

Drifting into Politics

His noted studies of Singapore include Serving a New Nation: Baey Lian Peck's
Singapore Story (2013). His other major works include The Eurasian Core and Its
Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (2015); Lim ...

Author: Tawfik Tun Dr Ismail

Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

ISBN: 9789814695398

Category: Political Science

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This is the unfinished autobiography of Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, the medical doctor who held key government positions in the first two decades of Malaysian nation building, and who was an important early player within UMNO, the country's dominant political party. Drifting into Politics was found among the private papers that were handed over to the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in 2005 by Tun Dr Ismail's eldest son, Mohd Tawfik.The family has asked for it to be published in 2015, this year being the 100th anniversary of Tun Dr Ismail's birth. This is an apt time indeed to make his reflections on his own life available to the world. This is also the third book to come out of the Tun Dr Ismail papers which are kept at ISEAS Library.The Reluctant Politician: Tun Dr Ismail and His Time, the biography written by Ooi Kee Beng and published in 2006 is ISEAS's all-time bestseller, and it brought Tun Dr Ismail back with great impact into Malaysian political analysis and discourse. It has been translated into Malay and Chinese. The second book - Malaya's First Year in the United Nations - has also been welcomed by scholars of Malaysia's foreign affairs and diplomacy. This present volume continues Malaysia's rediscovery of Tun Dr Ismail.
Categories: Political Science

As Empires Fell

As Empires Fell

He is also the long-time editor of Trends in Southeast Asia (at ISEAS), and a
regular columnist for The Edge Malaysia. ... Other noted works include Yusof
Ishak: A Man of Many Firsts (2017); The Eurasian Core and Its Edges: Dialogues
with ...

Author: Ooi Kee Beng

Publisher: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

ISBN: 9789814881456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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To understand how independence was gained for a politically complex country such as Malaysia, and how its structure took form requires familiarity with the key players involved. More importantly, only by locating these actors within the changing socio-political context in which they specifically lived does their influence both before and after the birth of the country become clear. Having written potent biographies about Malaysian and Singapore leaders such as Ismail Abdul Rahman, the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia who died in 1973, Goh Keng Swee, the economic architect and one of the founding fathers of the Republic of Singapore, and Lim Kit Siang, the unwavering opposition leader of Malaysia, Ooi Kee Beng now tells the story of Lee Hau-Shik, based on the latter’s extensive private papers housed at ISEAS Library, Singapore. Born in Hong Kong to a highly prominent family at a time when the Qing Dynasty was falling, Hau-Shik received degrees in Law and Economics in Cambridge and became a successful tin miner in British Malaya and an influential member of Kuala Lumpur’s colonial society. After the Second World War, his influence in elite circles in China, Britain and Malaya allowed him to play a key role in the gaining of independence for Malaysia. He was one of the founders of the Malayan Chinese Association, and served as the country’s first Minister of Finance. "Ooi Kee Beng’s new book on H.S. Lee provides a remarkable picture of an “unlikely politician” who made major contributions to the formation of the early Malayan state. It adds another dimension of study to the formidable task of nation building in a multi-communal society and is an excellent follow-up to his widely praised study of Tun Ismail as the 'reluctant politician'." -- Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore "Set against the global turbulence that marks the birth of modern Malaysia, Ooi Kee Beng has given us a compelling account of Sir Henry Lee Hau Shik’s personal life and political career, his role in the move to independence and the indelible imprint he left on the country’s history. In highlighting and contextualizing H.S. Lee’s own papers, As Empires Fell should be read by all those interested in how Malaysia came to be." -- Barbara Watson Andaya, University of Hawai‘i
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

LIM KIT SIANG Defying the Odds

LIM KIT SIANG  Defying the Odds

This book captures the spirit of Lim’s life, and describes the grim yet gratifying journey that his refusal to compromise on his political convictions forced him to take.

Author: Ooi Kee Beng

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814677370

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

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Lim Kit Siang has been fighting on the forefront of Malaysian politics since the late 1960s. Uncompromising in his mission to pull the country away from systemic race-based politics and all the ills that stem from the sustainment of these over five decades, he was jailed twice without trial. His persistence saw him and his followers well placed to participate in the surprising resurgence of political opposition over the last 15 years. Since 2008, his Democratic Action Party has grown greatly in strength, and together with its allies, has been able to seriously challenge the ruling coalition. This book captures the spirit of Lim’s life, and describes the grim yet gratifying journey that his refusal to compromise on his political convictions forced him to take. It is the tale of a man who felt he had no choice, and consequently, whose impact on his country’s history is great. In that sense, his story is also a narrative about a country that has yet to fulfil the great promise that it holds
Categories: Political Science

Eurasia on the Edge

Eurasia on the Edge

Eurasia, wherever one draws the boundaries, is very much at the center of discussions about today’s world. This book enables readers to achieve a better understanding of key security threats in the Eurasian region.

Author: Richard Sakwa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498564212

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

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Eurasia, wherever one draws the boundaries, is very much at the center of discussions about today’s world. This book enables readers to achieve a better understanding of key security threats in the Eurasian region.
Categories: Political Science

Archaeology Ethnology Anthropology of Eurasia

Archaeology  Ethnology   Anthropology of Eurasia

As soon as the rotation of the striking platform was finished , an elongated flake
with the axis non - parallel to its edges was ... striking platform or if it was
evidence of the preparing of the lower portion of the core for detachment of new
blades .

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ISBN: PSU:000054741614

Category: Anthropology

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Categories: Anthropology

Eurasian Crossroads

Eurasian Crossroads

A glance at a satellite image or topographical map of Eurasia reveals the dense
knot of mountains at the continent's core. ... the Altyn Tagh, form the southern
boundary of the Tarim Basin, and the Tianshan forms its northern edge, dividing
the ...

Author: James A. Millward

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231139241

Category: History

Page: 440

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Presents a comprehensive study of the central Asian region of Xinjiang's history and people from antiquity to the present. Discusses Xinjiang's rich environmental, cultural and ethno-political heritage.
Categories: History

The Review of Archaeology

The Review of Archaeology

In other words , the province is defined by its core , not by its edges . On the
matter of blades versus microblades , ( M , 224 ) : wherever found , there may
exist distributional or temporal distinctions , but on a technological level , these
are all ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106014086786

Category: America

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Categories: America

Climate Change in Eurasian Arctic Shelf Seas

Climate Change in Eurasian Arctic Shelf Seas

increase in water and ice export through Fram Strait and decreases at its
attenuation (Gudkovich, 1961). ... the multiyear ice boundary in spring and the ice
edge in the subsequent autumn in the northern Chukchi Sea (at 185±190 E) ...
the core of the Transarctic current was revealed: upon increased ice export, the
circulation expands and its core moves to the west; decreased export has the
opposite eect.

Author: Ivan E. Frolov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354085875X

Category: Science

Page: 166

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In this book the eminent authors analyse the ice cover variability in the Arctic Seas during the 20th and early 21st centuries. In the first two chapters, they show that multi-year changes of the sea-ice extent in the Arctic Seas were formed by linear trends and long-term (climatic) cycles lasting about 10, 20 and 60 years. The structure of temporal variability of the western region (Greenland – Kara) differs significantly from the eastern region seas (Laptev and Chukchi). In the latter region, unlike the former area, relatively short-period cycles (up to 10 years) predominate. The linear trends can be related to a super-secular cycle of climatic changes over about 200 years. The most significant of these cycles, lasting 60 years, is most pronounced in the western region seas.
Categories: Science

Taymyr

Taymyr

The core has two striking platforms ; blades were struck from opposite ends . The
endscraper is made of whitish jaspery rock ( Fig . 14 : 10 ) and has blade scars
on its dorsal surface . This artifact has three working edges , each formed by ...

Author: Leonid Pavlovich Khlobystin

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: UOM:39015066860555

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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Categories: Social Science

Mammals of Thailand

Mammals of Thailand

... while younger mountains and valleys were formed around its edges . This
platform is made up of successive pre - Jurassic tectonic units : a core of
metamorphic rocks , a partial ring of Carboniferous fold - belts around the core ,
and an outer ...

Author: Bunsong Lēkhakun

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822034117440

Category: Mammals

Page: 758

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Categories: Mammals

Core Europe and Greater Eurasia

Core Europe and Greater Eurasia

This book looks at that problem in the wake of the post-Soviet withdrawal of Russia from involvement in Eastern Europe and the destabilization of regimes in Africa, the Middle East, and the Near East.

Author: Peter W. Schulze

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593507842

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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In today's world, interstate wars are fairly rare--but when they happen, they tend to be more complicated than in the past, combining regional causes with the involvement of external actors as well. This book looks at that problem in the wake of the post-Soviet withdrawal of Russia from involvement in Eastern Europe and the destabilization of regimes in Africa, the Middle East, and the Near East. What do these changes mean for the possibility of establishing peace and security in Europe's future? What role will the growth of nationalism and populism play in those efforts? And what forms should the relationship between Europe and Russia take? Core Europe and Greater Eurasia addresses these questions and many more, assessing our current moment and looking ahead.
Categories: Political Science

Inner Asia and Its Contacts with Medieval Europe

Inner Asia and Its Contacts with Medieval Europe

CENTRAL EURASIA The solid crust of the Earth forms only a thin layer on the
surface of its total mass . ... largest of all continents , we see that the great
achievements of humanity , the main centres of civilisation , lie on its edges . ...
the immense wastes of Central Eurasia , little known , and unpredictable in their
reactions — the Magma , the molten core around which most of world history has
been built .

Author: Denis Sinor

Publisher: Variorum Publishing

ISBN: IND:32000001030958

Category: Asia

Page: 392

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Categories: Asia

On the Edge of Earth

On the Edge of Earth

Through the exercise of so-called soft power the United States works its will in the
international system through the promotion of democracy and free markets rather
than military compulsion or hard-core imperialism.6 Others have observed that ...

Author: Steven Lambakis

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813145785

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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The United States has long exploited Earth's orbits to enhance security, generate wealth, and solidify its position as a world leader. America's ambivalence toward military activities in space, however, has the potential to undermine our future security. Many in Washington possess a peculiar regard for space and warfare. Some perceive space as a place to defend and fight for America's vital interests. Others -- whose voices are frequently dominant and manifested in public rhetoric, funded defense programs, international diplomacy, and treaty commitments -- look upon space as a preserve not to be despoiled by earthly strife. After forty years of discussion, the debate over America's role in space rages on. In light of the steady increase in international satellite activity for commercial and military purposes, American's vacillation on this issue could begin to pose a real threat to our national security. Steven Lambakis argues that this policy dysfunction will eventually manifest itself in diminished international political leverage, the forfeiture of technological advances, and the squandering of valuable financial resources. Lambakis reviews key political, military, and business developments in space over the past four decades. Emphasizing that we should not take our unobstructed and unlimited access to space for granted, he identifies potential space threats and policy flaws and proposes steps to meet national security demands for the twenty-first century.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty first Century and the Shadow of the Past

Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty first Century and the Shadow of the Past

Black's fourth pattern focused on Russia's approach to international relations; its
view of alliances ... behavior over four hundred years reflected, without deviation,
the drive of a “core area” to expand to the edges of the Eurasian “Heartland.

Author: Robert Legvold

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231141222

Category: Political Science

Page: 534

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Because the turbulent trajectory of Russia's foreign policy since the collapse of the Soviet Union echoes previous moments of social and political transformation, history offers a special vantage point from which to judge the current course of events. In this book, a mix of leading historians and political scientists examines the foreign policy of contemporary Russia over four centuries of history. The authors explain the impact of empire and its loss, the interweaving of domestic and foreign impulses, long-standing approaches to national security, and the effect of globalization over time. Contributors focus on the underlying patterns that have marked Russian foreign policy and that persist today. These patterns are driven by the country's political makeup, geographical circumstances, economic strivings, unsettled position in the larger international setting, and, above all, its tortured effort to resolve issues of national identity. The argument here is not that the Russia of Putin and his successors must remain trapped by these historical patterns but that history allows for an assessment of how much or how little has changed in Russia's approach to the outside world and creates a foundation for identifying what must change if Russia is to evolve. A truly unique collection, this volume utilizes history to shed crucial light on Russia's complex, occasionally inscrutable relationship with the world. In so doing, it raises the broader issue of the relationship of history to the study of contemporary foreign policy and how these two enterprises might be better joined.
Categories: Political Science

Croatia Through History

Croatia Through History

In the search for clues as to the nature of the earliest forms of its legal and
political organisation , the Croat name has come under particular scrutiny , since
the name of a people lies at the core of its tradition . ... These terms point instead
to a Eurasian nomadic inheritance , associated with the area that was previously
under Avar rule . ... In the second half of the seventh century a new wave of Asian
horsemen appeared and took over Kuvrat ' s state , but along its edges the
descendants ...

Author: Branka Magaš

Publisher: Al Saqi

ISBN: UOM:39015073977590

Category: History

Page: 743

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This comprehensive volume recounts Croatia's development from the early Middle Ages to the present day. Branka Magaš observes that the ties that bound Croatia to other states for centuries have contributed to the state's vitality, with a complex web of Slav, Croat, Dalmatian, Slavonian, Serb, Jewish, Italian, Yugoslav, and other identities emerging as apart of an ongoing social and political dialogue, which at times has included open strife. Branka Magaš is a historian, journalist, and commentator on the former Yugoslavia. She co-founded the Croatian Peace Forum in 1991 and the Alliance to Defend Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1993.
Categories: History

Orientalism and History

Orientalism and History

CENTRAL EURASIA The solid crust of the Earth forms only a thin layer on the
surface of its total mass . ... largest of all continents , we see that the great
achievements of humanity , the main centres of civilisation , lie on its edges . ...
the immense wastes of Central Eurasia , little known , and unpredictable in their
reactions — the Magma , the molten core around which most of world history has
been built .

Author: Denis Sinor

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030153369

Category: Asia

Page: 107

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Categories: Asia

Geography of British Columbia

Geography of British Columbia

Continental crust v Ocean crust Asthenosphere North American Plate Juan de
Fuca Plate Eurasian Plate Liquid core Lithosphere Mantle San Andreas Fault ...
The broken parts of the lithosphere are known as plates , and most volcanic and
earthquake activity occurs at their edges . ... Where magma finds its way to the
surface of the earth and splits the lithosphere apart , it creates a rift zone ( Figure
2.6 ) .

Author: Brett McGillivray

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774807857

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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Brett McGillivray focuses first on the combination of physicalprocesses that produced a spectacular variety of mountains, rivers,lakes, islands, fjords, forests, and minerals, explaining the forcesthat created the province and the natural hazards that can reshape it.A concise examination of B.C. historical geography follows, coveringFirst Nations ways of life, colonization, Asian immigration, and thesad history of institutionalized racism. The second half of the bookcontains a detailed description of the economic geography of theprovince, with chapters on forestry, the salmon fishery, metal mining,energy supply and demand, agriculture, water, and the tourism industry.It addresses the present-day issues of urbanization, economicdevelopment, and resource management, providing a thorough backgroundto these topics and suggesting what the future might hold. Thisup-to-date and comprehensive exploration of the rich historicalgeography and development of British Columbia will be welcomed byteachers, students, scholars, and everyone with an interest in theprovince.
Categories: Social Science

The Horse the Wheel and Language

The Horse  the Wheel  and Language

How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World
David W. Anthony. Chapter Sixteen The Opening of the Eurasian ... and partly to
feed their own internal appetites for power. On the edges of this expanding,
uncoordinated system of consumption and competition were tribal cultures that
probably had little awareness of its urban core, at least initially (figures 16.1 and
16.2).

Author: David W. Anthony

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691148182

Category: History

Page: 568

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Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Until now their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking the roots of the Aryan race. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language lifts the veil that has long shrouded these original Indo-European speakers, and reveals how their domestication of horses and use of the wheel spread language and transformed civilization. Linking prehistoric archaeological remains with the development of language, David Anthony identifies the prehistoric peoples of central Eurasia's steppe grasslands as the original speakers of Proto-Indo-European, and shows how their innovative use of the ox wagon, horseback riding, and the warrior's chariot turned the Eurasian steppes into a thriving transcontinental corridor of communication, commerce, and cultural exchange. He explains how they spread their traditions and gave rise to important advances in copper mining, warfare, and patron-client political institutions, thereby ushering in an era of vibrant social change. Anthony also describes his fascinating discovery of how the wear from bits on ancient horse teeth reveals the origins of horseback riding. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language solves a puzzle that has vexed scholars for two centuries--the source of the Indo-European languages and English--and recovers a magnificent and influential civilization from the past.
Categories: History

Izvestiya Russian Academy of Sciences

Izvestiya  Russian Academy of Sciences

In the core-mantle boundary structure the African and Pacific rises and North
American-Eurasian depression conform ... Its edges extend along the southeast
margin of North America and northeast margin of South America, African sides of
the ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822008794711

Category: Geophysics

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Categories: Geophysics