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United States Engagement in the Asia Pacific:

Perspectives from Asia
Yoichiro Sato and See Seng Tan
ISBN: 9781604979046

“This is an important book about an important subject. Will the U.S. continue to maintain its engagement with the Asia Pacific? Is Obama’s Asia policy intended to contain the rise of China? What role will Japan, India, and the middle powers play in the emerging regional order?” - Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large at Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rector of Tembusu College, National University of Singapore Read More..

Chinese Ethnic Minority Oral Traditions:

A Recovered Text of Bai Folk Songs in a Sinoxenic Script
Jingqi Fu and Zhao Min with Xu Lin and Duan Ling
ISBN: 9781604978957

In this unprecedented book on the oral traditions of the ethnic minority of China, representing decades of painstaking research, the Old Bai script has not only been transcribed and translated in both English and Chinese, but each page from the original booklet has also been reproduced. Read More..

The Global Digital Economy:

A Comparative Policy Analysis
Carin Holroyd and Kenneth Coates
ISBN: 9781604978919

The Global Digital Economy provides a profile of the global digital environment, reviews current government digital policies (with an emphasis on innovative strategies), and offers policy suggestions for national and subnational governments. This book provides a policy roadmap for the digital economy and identifies the risks and opportunities of this core sector in the 21st-century economy. Read More..

China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period:

Cultural Crossings and Inter-Regional Connections
Dorothy C. Wong and Gustav Heldt
ISBN: 9781604978568

"Highly recommended to every student who wants to study medieval China not as an insular exception, but as an active part of world history." —Journal of World History Read More..

Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka:

The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries
Sanchita Banerjee Saxena
ISBN: 9781604978780

"Saxena's insightful and perceptive book explains how the garment industry in many Asian countries not only weathered the storm predicted when the Multi Fiber Arrangement was phased out, but in fact exploited the opening to become prominent garment exporters in the world. Her analytic explanation for this success, through the concept of domestic coalitions of the important stakeholders, is creative and persuasive." - William Milam, Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center and former U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Read More..

Infected Korean Language, Purity versus Hybridity:

From the Sinographic Cosmopolis to Japanese Colonialism to Global English
Koh Jongsok and Ross King
ISBN: 9781604978711

“This is wonderful work in an overlooked area. The scholarship is brilliant, innovative, and highly specialized––one must be well prepared in modern Korean, premodern Korean, and Chinese to undertake such a work. This is a real masterpiece!” - Mark Arlen Peterson, Brigham Young University Read More..

Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women

Cecilia Segawa Seigle and Linda H. Chance
ISBN: 9781604978728

"A wonderfully detailed history of the shogunal harem ... and it does not shy away from discussion of the sex—or lack of it—at the heart of the Ooku’s raison d’être ... Many of the primary sources consulted by the authors are still in manuscript form and exceptionally difficult to decipher, let alone interpret. The authors thus deserve high praise for their dedication to locating, making sense of, selecting, and translating a vast range of material for a scholarly audience.” - Gaye Rowley, Waseda University Read More..

The History of Chinese Buddhist Bibliography:

Censorship and Transformation of the Tripitaka
Tanya Storch
ISBN: 9781604978773

"As the first general study of Chinese Buddhist bibliography in English by an author who demonstrates a thorough command of the material, this book is the first place scholars should turn to for information about the structure and formation of the Chinese Buddhist canon. This book deserves a place on the bookshelf of every specialist in pre-modern Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Buddhism." – John Kieschnick, Stanford University Read More..

The Chinese Prose Poem:

A Study of Lu Xun's Wild Grass (Yecao)
Nicholas A. Kaldis
ISBN: 9781604978636

"A comprehensive, well-balanced study ... Kaldis's analyses of many of the pieces are brilliant and insightful. His own prose style and argumentation are impeccable. ... As scholars, we have to be more than recorders of facts or appliers of methodologies. Kaldis's book is an example of how much can be achieved by combining careful scholarship with creative reading and inspired writing. Students, scholars, and anyone who is curious to learn more about Lu Xun should turn to this superlative work for many years to come."– CLEAR Read More..

Alienglish:

Eastern Diasporas in Anglo-American Tongues
Sheng-mei Ma
ISBN: 9781604978681

English has long emerged as the lingua franca of globalization but has been somehow estranged in the hands or mouths of aliens, from Joseph Conrad to Chang-rae Lee. Haltingly, their alien characters come to speak in the Anglo-American tongue, yet what emerges is skewed by accents, syntax, body language, and nonstandard contextual references—an uncanny, off-kilter language best described as Alienglish. Alienglish arrays itself on a spectrum from English’s Alien to Alien’s English, from white representations of the Other to aliens’ self-representations. Read More..

 

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