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The Administration of Buddhism in China:

A Study and Translation of Zanning and the Topical Compendium of the Buddhist Clergy (Da Song Seng shilue)
Albert Welter
ISBN: 9781604979428

"The Seng shi lüe, translated here for the first time, is an important testament to the incorporation of Buddhism into the Chinese imperial bureaucracy. Serving as a window to Buddhism in China at the dawn of the second millennium, this valuable book, presented with extensive annotation, holds a unique place in Chinese historiography." —John Kieschnick, Stanford University Read More..

African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World

Ana Lucia Araujo
ISBN: 9781604978926

"The memory of slavery and the slave trade has strongly influenced how history is understood. What is remembered and why are clearly identified as major historical themes of analysis in this valuable collection." – Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Read More..

After the Disaster:

Re-creating Community and Well-Being at Buffalo Creek since the Notorious Coal-Mining Disaster in 1972
T. P. Schwartz-Barcott
ISBN: 9781604975505

This unique book illustrates how community residents struggle to re-create community and well-being after a serious ecological shock. The resilience of the human character and the adaptability of community structures form the core of this book. Read More..

An American Urban Residential Landscape, 1890–1920:

Chicago in the Progressive Era
Craig Turnbull
ISBN: 9781604976137

In this first full-length study of improvement and NIAs, Craig Turnbull explores the ideas and behavior of key improvement ideologues and practitioners. The book outlines the rural origins of improvement, and examines why Chicago became a focal point of grassroots improvement during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Read More..

Archaeoastronomy in East Asia:

Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea
David Pankenier, Zhentao Xu, and Yaotiao Jiang
ISBN: 9781604975871

“A spectacular follow-up [to an earlier work] with the same high quality and the same excellent expertise … an important source of data and inspiration for a much wider circle of scholars for whom the historical study of astronomy is limited by language barriers.” –Journal for the History of Astronomy Read More..

Asian Millenarianism:

An Interdisciplinary Study of the Taiping and Tonghak Rebellions in a Global Context
Hong Beom Rhee
ISBN: 9781934043424

This groundbreaking book re-examines the Taiping and the Tonghak movements in nineteenth-century Asia using a much wider range of sources than have been used by scholars in the past. Read More..

Assyrians, Kurds, and Ottomans:

Intercommunal Relations on the Periphery of the Ottoman Empire
Hirmis Aboona
ISBN: 9781604975833

This work, through its rich depictions of tribal and religious diversity within Mesopotamia, steps away from the age-old oversimplified rubric of an “Arab Muslim” Middle East, and into the cultural mosaic that is more representative of the region. Read More..

Ban Gu's History of Early China

Anthony E. Clark
ISBN: 9781604975611

“Provides us with a sophisticated approach to the study of ancient history. In addition, it has shown us a far more nuanced and varied political landscape than we normally see. In these ways, the author has paved the way for future studies of Chinese political culture and historiography, and for this we are indebted to him.” – Journal of the American Oriental Society Read More..

Belief-based Energy Technology Development in the United States:

A Comparative Study of Nuclear Power and Synthetic Fuel Policies
Chi-Jen Yang
ISBN: 9781604976366

This innovative book is a comparative study of two energy policies that illustrates how and why technical fixes in energy policy failed in the United States. Energy policy communities; historians of the Cold War, American history, and technology; and sociologists would find this book an invaluable resource. Read More..

Britain and Kenya’s Constitutions, 1950–1960

Robert Maxon
ISBN: 9781604977769

This is the first study of constitution making during a critical decade of British rule in Kenya to be based on a thorough examination of archival sources, including secret intelligence reports and British cabinet records. These allow for a more complete appreciation of the forces that produced the specific constitutional dispensations. Read More..

 

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