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Archaeoastronomy in East Asia:

Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea
David Pankenier, Zhentao Xu, and Yaotiao Jiang
ISBN: 9781604975871

“A spectacular follow-up [to an earlier work] with the same high quality and the same excellent expertise … an important source of data and inspiration for a much wider circle of scholars for whom the historical study of astronomy is limited by language barriers.” –Journal for the History of Astronomy Read More..

Be(com)ing Korean in the United States:

Exploring Ethnic Identity Formation Through Cultural Practices
S. Sonya Gwak
ISBN: 9781604975840

Most studies about Asian Americans focus on the immigration challenges, or the conflicts and differences between generations. While these are important issues that affect the lives of Asian Americans, it is also valuable to focus on how new cultural identities are formed in the attempt to hold on to the traditions of the immigrant homeland . This research pays close attention to how young people understand their identities through cultural practices, regardless of generational differences. The focus is on collective meaning-making about ethnic identity across immigration statuses and generations. Read More..

British Asian Fiction:

Framing the Contemporary
Neil Murphy and Wai-chew Sim
ISBN: 9781604975413

In this outstanding collection of essays, Neil Murphy and Wai-chew Sim seek not so much to demarcate the field of British Asian fiction, but to offer due acknowledgment of the artistic merit of the works of selected authors and simultaneously register their cultural significance. Read More..

The Study of China in Universities:

A Comparative Case Study of Australia and the United Kingdom
Chia-Mei Jane Coughlan
ISBN: 9781604975697

The political significance of China (PRC) in the world has greatly increased in the past two decades. The book specifically examines how the macro contexts of economics and politics contribute to the process of the construction of Chinese studies in universities, as well as the ways in which social phenomena at the departmental level play a part in such a process. Read More..

Ban Gu's History of Early China

Anthony E. Clark
ISBN: 9781604975611

“Provides us with a sophisticated approach to the study of ancient history. In addition, it has shown us a far more nuanced and varied political landscape than we normally see. In these ways, the author has paved the way for future studies of Chinese political culture and historiography, and for this we are indebted to him.” – Journal of the American Oriental Society Read More..

Chinese in Australian Fiction, 1888–1988

Ouyang Yu
ISBN: 9781604975161

This is an important book that illustrates how the “Other” is represented and will be a valuable book for those in Australian studies, Asian studies, and literary studies. Read More..

Indian Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley:

The Making of a Transnational Techno-Capitalist Class
Monica R. Biradavolu
ISBN: 9781604975277

This innovative study examines the emergence and growing power of a new group of immigrant Indians to the United States: the transnational techno-capitalist class of entrepreneurs operating at the upper echelons of the hi-tech industry in Silicon Valley and Bangalore. Read More..

Reflections on Dream of the Red Chamber

Liu Zaifu
ISBN: 9781604975246

This book is the much-awaited English translation of Liu Zaifu’s book, Reflections on Dream of the Red Chamber. With its highly original approach to its subject, this book will be an essential resource for English-speaking readers interested in the classical novel as well as those interested in contemporary literary criticism in China. Read More..

Japan's Economy by Proxy in the Seventeenth Century:

China, the Netherlands, and the Bakufu
Michael S. Laver
ISBN: 9781604975000

This eloquently detailed account illuminates the tremendous impact that the Japanese economy had on Asia and on the foreigners trading in Japan in the seventeenth century. This is a valuable addition to all collections in Asian Studies and World History. Read More..

Sex-Selective Abortion in India:

The Impact on Child Mortality
Mary Elizabeth Shepherd
ISBN: 9781934043691

This timely work not only has critical implications for India, but its insightful findings will also be highly informative for many countries or societies dealing with sex ratio imbalances. Read More..

 

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