Translational Sinophone Identities in the Nanyang Literary World
This is the first book devoted to Sinophone Southeast Asian literature in the English-speaking world. Conceptually innovative and flawlessly written, this book makes an important contribution ... Anyone interested in questions of identity calibrated through such vectors as language, culture, history, geography, and nationality will find this book to be extremely valuable. This is an impressive accomplishment.” – Professor Shu-mei Shih, University of California at Los Angeles
How a Grassroots Organization Forms and Works
"This book significantly contributes to our understanding of environmental conflicts, community resources, and movement mobilization ... it is valuable not only for those contributions, but also for bringing attention to the larger social significance of contaminated communities."" - Professor Sherry Cable, University of Tennessee
Whereas other studies of North Korea most often rely merely on available secondary resources (e.g., texts, films etc.) rather than firsthand experience or interviews in supporting central claims, this edited volume, led by foremost North Korean expert Dr. Han S. Park, has the unprecedented advantage of all its contributors having actually spent a considerable amount of time “on the ground” in North Korea gathering information for their research. This is also the first volume to address the succession of Kim Jong Un.
Soteriological Controversy and Diversity
Prior to this study, past scholarship--which preferred to portray early
Indian and Theravada Buddhism as wholly rationalist systems--has shied away from giving ample treatment on the noble person who possesses supernormal powers. This book examines the dichotomy between two Theravada monastic vocations that have grown out of the vocational and soteriological tensions.