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The Poetics and Politics of Sensuality in China:

The “Fragrant and Bedazzling” Movement (1600-1930)
Xiaorong Li
ISBN: 9781604979527

“'Fragrant and Bedazzling,' as a poetic genre, a gendered imaginary, and a structure of feeling, marks one of the most neglected literary phenomena of early modern China. Professor Xiaorong Li has offered an inspiring and fascinating study of how Chinese elite and popular cultures conceive of eroticism, and how writings about sensuality facilitate both libertine aestheticism and body politics. As the first of its kind, this book will be of great importance to anyone interested in Chinese history of sexuality and textuality, gender studies, and affective modernity." —David Der-wei Wang, Harvard University Read More..

Reading John Banville Through Jean Baudrillard

Hedda Friberg-Harnesk
ISBN: 9781604979534

"Hedda Friberg-Harnesk’s brilliant new study offers an original and intimate analysis of John Banville’s preoccupations with disguise, duplicity, and simulation. In this incisive reading, deeply informed by the work of Jean Baudrillard, ... Friberg-Harnesk shows us how to read Banville, and to read him well, as a writer not just troubled by modernist problems of existence and representation, but determined to explore the creative and restorative strategies necessary to cope with them." —Professor John Brannigan, University College Dublin Read More..

Postcolonial Heritage and Settler Well-Being

The Historical Fictions of Roger McDonald
Christopher Lee
ISBN: 9781604979497

Beautifully written, Lee's book carves out critical space for Roger McDonald in the contemporary canon of historical fiction in Australia. Read More..

Spatial Imaginaries in Mid-Tang China:

Geography, Cartography, and Literature
Ao Wang
ISBN: 9781604979411

"Ao Wang’s new book, executed with critical insight and poetic sensitivity, encompasses diverse literary forms and lends new nuances to our understanding of mid-Tang literature. Imaginative and inspiring, it is a significant contribution to the study of medieval Chinese literature and cultural history." —Xiaofei Tian, Harvard University Read More..

The Gathering Pacific Storm:

Emerging US-China Strategic Competition in Defense Technological and Industrial Development
Tai Ming Cheung and Thomas G. Mahnken
ISBN: 9781604979442

"A timely, thought provoking book ... essential reading for those concerned about the erosion of U.S. military-technical advantage. Dr Cheung and Dr. Mahnken’s book is sure to provide an important intellectual foundation for debate over this important issue. Highly recommended!" –Robert Work, 32nd Deputy Secretary of Defense and CEO of CNAS Read More..

Military Strategy in the 21st Century:

People, Connectivity, and Competition
Charles Cleveland, Benjamin Jensen, Susan Bryant, and Arnel David
ISBN: 9781604979473

"In Military Strategy for the 21st Century, Army veterans and scholars offer a fresh approach to strategic and operational art rooted in increased connectivity and mastery of a new domain of competition—the critical human domain. A unique blend of experience and reflection, highly commended to anyone interested in being successful in 21st-century conflict." —F. G. Hoffman, author of Mars Adapting: Learning in War Read More..

The Transported Imagination:

Australian Interwar Magazines and the Geographical Imaginaries of Colonial Modernity
Victoria Kuttainen, Susann Liebich, and Sarah Galletly
ISBN: 9781621964155

Offers a counterbalance to some of the radical nationalist accounts generated of Australian literary and cultural history from the 1890s onwards, which continue to dominate cultural and historical understanding despite the transnational turn in Australian literary and historical scholarship. Read More..

Imperfect Understanding:

Intimate Portraits of Modern Chinese Celebrities
Christopher Rea
ISBN: 9781604979435

"This book is an extraordinary artifact of Chinese literary and social history. The people written about are among the most important figures of the Republican era, and the particular perspective on them presented by the essays is of both literary and historical importance. The introduction is excellent, full of the information the reader needs to make sense of the context in which the book was originally produced." —Theodore Huters, Professor Emeritus, UCLA; and Chief Editor, Research Centre for Translations Read More..

Texts and Transformations:

Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Victor H. Mair
Haun Saussy
ISBN: 9781604979565

"With his roving attention and boundless curiosity, Victor Mair keeps Chinese studies on the move. The essays of this book—with their breadth of concern, their carefully documented scholarship, and the boldness of some of their conclusions—is a fitting homage to Victor Mair, whose readers, students, and colleagues have long recognized the same qualities in him." —Haun Saussy, University of Chicago Read More..

Painting History:

China’s Revolution in a Global Context
Jiawei Shen
ISBN: 9781604979398

"Never content to simply record history Shen Jiawei has taken a rigorously critical, analytical approach to the great movements and great figures that have shaped our world. This is true of his writing no less than his painting, and he has given us the rarest of books: a masterful history lesson by a master artist." —John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald Read More..

 

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