“This book examines some interesting, significant types and aspects of Sinophone Taiwan fiction, as well as a number of prominent writers and representative works. Focusing on the narratives of the strange, it connects the trope of ghost haunting with Taiwan’s complex ethnoscapes and historical, colonial trauma. ... An excellent, timely study on the important but understudied Sinophone Taiwan literature.” – Yenna Wu, University of California, Riverside
"This important book offers opportunities to craft a more sensible and persuasive understanding of how China’s early modern regional world became part of a late twentieth-century Inner Asian and East Asian world region." —R. Bin Wong, Distinguished Professor of History, UCLA; and Director, UCLA Asia Institute
Culture, Style, Voice, and Motion
“Hou Hsiao-hsien’s body of work is marked by innovation, understated beauty, and the wonder and mystery of film art in its truest sense. Featuring rare interviews and sophisticated analysis, this book sheds light on Hou’s narrative innovations and aesthetic triumphs while, along the way, unlocking some of the mysteries lurking behind one of the greatest bodies of cinematic work ever produced.” – Michael Berry, University of California, Santa Barbara
Combined Effects in East Asia
"Drohan’s approach provides an innovative primer for the next generation of strategists. He exposes the stale assumptions underlying our challenges in countering contemporary threats, and provides informed alternatives. A must read by all involved with our nation’s security.” - Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret), Dean of the Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Studies
Visualizing Enlightenment at Baodingshan from the 12th to 21st Centuries
“This is so far the most comprehensive study of the sculptural groups at Baodingshan and their scriptural backgrounds. Karil Kucera’s comprehensive knowledge of the Buddhist art of this site makes it come to life in a new and engaging way. This book is a must for anyone interested in Chinese Buddhist art.”—Henrik H. Sørensen, Director, Seminar for Buddhist Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark
Transmissions Across The Generations of Post-Dictatorship Uruguay, 1984–2004
"This study is a theoretical, methodological, and socio-historical contribution to the field, especially for memory studies from the perspective of the victims’ subjectivities." - Elizabeth Lira, Dean, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile
Expressive Cultures and Politics from Slavery to Independence
This study will help us consider the ways in which membership, inclusivity, and identities shape diasporic experiences, especially because these are fluid concepts that shift in response to larger conversations on global politics and daily life inside and outside of Africa.
This book challenges readers to conceptualize the breadth of experiences that characterize daily life in Africa and the African diaspora. Furthermore, readers will experience the intersections of culture, global politics, and understandings of community membership, especially as these concepts heavily inform contemporary issues in Africa and the African diaspora.
This book is a comprehensive theoretical and empirical investigation of the practical application of representative bureaucracy in Nigeria. It examines the need for administrative reforms, what reforms have taken place, and the country’s search for appropriate bureaucracy for nation building.
A unique and comprehensive study of representations of Vienna in film, with pioneering insights.
Contemporary Aboriginal Voices of Australia
“Literary critics often forget to ask the authors what they think. Here, Anne Brewster talks to some celebrated Indigenous Australian writers about their unique contexts, their struggles and their craft. It is an invaluable resource for both the general public and students of these works.” – Stephen Muecke, Professor of Ethnography, University of New South Wales