Trans-pacific Echoes And Resonances; Listening Once Again

Description

This monograph is a review of the present state of knowledge of the relationships and consequences of over 25 centuries of interactions between the Amerindian and Asean Circum-Pacific regions. A fascinating, special case of previous work by two Asianists on similar themes of the Euro-Asian Continental land mass, providing the theoretical framework within which the complexities of cultural cross-pattern are studied.The subjects dicussed individually begin with the elements of recording and writing, continuing through the arts, religion, folklore and an eventual examination of the natural sciences and technology. There is also a discussion in this context of evidence from and the relevance of ethno-botany, ethno-zoology and ethno-helminthology.The underlying thesis of this volume is the relative independence and powerfully original development and evolution of Amerindian cultures and societies in Central and South America.

Details

Author(s)
Joseph Needham, Lu Gwei-Djen
Format
Hardback | 106 pages
Dimensions
180.3 x 248.9 x 12.7mm | 430.92g
Publication date
01 Jun 1985
Publisher
World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Publication City/Country
Singapore, Singapore
Language
English
Illustrations note
Ill.
ISBN10
9971950863
ISBN13
9789971950866