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An Existential Reading of the Confucian Analects

Andrew Zhonghu Yan
ISBN: 9781604977530

In this existential reading of the Analects, the author takes Paul Tillich as an omnipresent dialogical partner because his existential theology was at one time very influential in the West and currently very popular in Chinese academia. The study's most important contribution is how it reveals the religious or theological dimension of the Confucian Analects. Read More..

Power and Politics in Tenth-Century China:

The Former Shu Regime
Hongjie Wang
ISBN: 9781604977646

This book sheds much light on the complicated national politics and intricate interstate relations of the divided tenth-century China. It examines how Wang Jian, a military governor of Tang, rose to power from obscurity in the chaotic late ninth century and founded an empire in what is today’s Sichuan province in the early tenth century. Read More..

Landmines in Cambodia:

Past, Present, and Future
Wade C. Roberts
ISBN: 9781604977615

This book provides the first and only comprehensive historical account of landmine-related contamination in Cambodia. In addition to providing an historical analysis of landmine-related contamination, this book assesses various types of vulnerability (e.g., poverty, agricultural vulnerability, and metal prices) in conjunction with landmine-related incidents and tampering rates. Read More..

Translation Zones in Modern China:

Authoritarian Command Versus Gift Exchange
Bonnie S. McDougall
ISBN: 9781604977462

"The signal contribution this book makes is to our understanding of the sociology of translation in a specific Chinese institution at a specific moment in history and, more broadly, of the varieties of translational experiences that are historically possible. ... It’s a timely book, and should be read widely.” —MCLC Read More..

The Lyrical Resonance Between Chinese Poets and Painters:

The Tradition and Poetics of Tihuashi
Daan Pan
ISBN: 9781604977417

"The depth of insight that this book provides into the increasingly complex interrelations between the “Three Absolutes” (sanjue: poetry, painting, and calligraphy), especially between the first two, far surpasses any previous English-language study of the subject." - Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

A Subversive Voice in China:

The Fictional World of Mo Yan
Shelley W. Chan
ISBN: 9781604977196

"I recommend this first full-length study in English to anyone who wants the perfect complement to their reading of Mo Yan’s novels." — Howard Goldblatt, University of Notre Dame Read More..

The Sakoku Edicts and the Politics of Tokugawa Hegemony

Michael S. Laver
ISBN: 9781604977387

This book translates and illuminates the specific machinery of Japan’s foreign relations, especially as it pertained to European trade and Christianity. In so doing, this study will situate the edicts––which are largely taken for granted, even though little has been studied––in Japan’s early modern history. Read More..

The Demimonde in Japanese Literature:

Sexuality and the Literary Karyûkai
Cynthia Gralla
ISBN: 9781604977288

"The most gracefully and forcefully written study of this most important of Japanese literary toponyms––the demimonde ... Gralla's analytical story of the demimonde in the Japanese imagination becomes, in her writerly hands, a poignant tale of loss and possible recoveries, writ large.” –Alan Tansman, University of California, Berkeley Read More..

Lineage Society on the Southeastern Coast of China:

The Impact of Japanese Piracy in the 16th Century
Ivy Maria Lim
ISBN: 9781604977271

"This book is a gem. On the basis of sound historical detective work, Lim has produced a creative, interesting, and carefully researched study." - Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

Nanyo-Orientalism:

Japanese Representations of the Pacific
Naoto Sudo
ISBN: 9781604977318

This book deals mainly with 20th-century discourses on postcolonial relationships between Japanese and Pacific Islanders, as have been produced and transformed through the world powers’ colonial dynamics over the islands and sea. It examines Japanese images or representations of the area, especially Micronesia on which the term Nanyo centered. Read More..

 

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