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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..

Contemporary Chinese Visual Culture:

Tradition, Modernity, and Globalization
Christopher Crouch
ISBN: 9781604977219

This book examines three overarching themes: Chinese modernity’s (sometimes ambivalent) relationship to tradition at the start of the twentieth century, the processes of economic reform started in the 1980s and their importance to both the eradication and rescue of traditional practices, and the ideological issue of cosmopolitanism and how it frames the older academic generation’s attitudes to globalisation. It will be an important book for all collections dealing with Asian studies, art, popular culture, and interdisciplinary studies. Read More..

Sustainable Ecological Agriculture in China:

Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice
Tian Shi
ISBN: 9781604977158

As sustainable agricultural development has increasingly become an international trend in recent years, a focus on the analysis and management of its practical dimensions is imperative. This book helpfully provides a comprehensive analytical framework within which agricultural sustainability can be better analyzed and understood by articulating ecological economics as a policy science to guarantee transparency and fairness in the decision-making process. Read More..

Mahadevi Varma:

Political Essays on Women, Culture, and Nation
Anita Anantharam
ISBN: 9781604976717

This volume of translations of Mahadevi Varma’s feminist political essays is the first of its kind. While there is ample work on Varma in Hindi, scholars of feminism (and students of Hindi who are in the nascent stages of language acquisition) have nowhere to turn for a comprehensive sampling of her work. This book now helps fill the void with contributions from some of the highly regarded experts in the world of Hindi today. Read More..

Zheng Guanying, Merchant Reformer of Late Qing China and his Influence on Economics, Politics, and Society

Guo Wu
ISBN: 9781604977059

In this first critical study of Zheng Guanying’s career, cultural milieu, political and economic thoughts, as well as his spirituality, Guo Wu steers us into examining Zheng Guanying as a hybrid product of the late Qing treaty port culture, professionalism, and tradition, and he illuminates the contribution that this Chinese merchant made in the social and political transformation of China into an urban, commercial environment. Read More..

Japanese and Nikkei at Home and Abroad:

Negotiating Identities in a Global World
Nobuko Adachi
ISBN: 9781604976861

While previous studies have focused on a few specific and well-known cases, this book examines Japanese transnationalism from a broader perspective, including Japanese nationals living overseas permanently or temporarily, and Europeans of Japanese ancestry who have recently rediscovered their Japanese roots. Specialists from many areas will be drawn to this work on the Nikkei experience and transnational culture and economy. Read More..

Learning Japanese as a Second Language:

A Processability Perspective
Satomi Kawaguchi
ISBN: 9781604976854

"The first in-depth study of Japanese as a second language (l2) within the framework of PT [Processability Theory] ... an excellent guide to understanding PT ... well organized book ... highly recommended not only to Japanese language professionals but also to those who are keen on enhancing their knowledge on the mechanisms of language acquistion." - Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching Read More..

Singapore Stories:

Language, Class, and the Chinese of Singapore, 1945–2000
Ernest Koh
ISBN: 9781604976779

“Successfully critiques the unity of what Koh calls the ‘English Singapore Story’ … works best in unraveling the plurality of experiences … engages a number of important questions for writing recent Singapore history … there is much good material in this book which offers the possibility of a more richly textured social history seen from the inside out.” – Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Read More..

 

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