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The Administration of Buddhism in China:

A Study and Translation of Zanning and the Topical Compendium of the Buddhist Clergy (Da Song Seng shilue)
Albert Welter
ISBN: 9781604979428

"Albert Welter’s magisterial study and translation of Zanning’s Da Song Seng shilüe is a scholarly tour de force. It confirms his reputation as the premier exegete of his generation on the Song-dynasty Buddhist tradition." —Robert Buswell, Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Humanities, Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies, and Director of the Center for Buddhist Studies, UCLA Read More..

Antón Pérez:

Manuel Sánchez Mármol’s Novel of Race, War, and Passion
Terry Rugeley
ISBN: 9781604979602

"A significant contribution to the literary and historical literature. It provides a unique perspective on 19th-century Mexican society, politics and culture. General readers as well as academics in literature and history (particularly) will benefit from the high-quality work undertaken ... fully accessible to general readers and specialists alike, who will especially appreciate the finely crafted and highly intelligent introduction." —Andrew Wood, Rutland Professor of History/History of the Americas, University of Tulsa Read More..

Autobiographical Writing in Latin America:

Folds of the Self
Sergio R. Franco
ISBN: 9781604979794

"Superb ... For its variety of authors and types of autobiographical writing, its theoretical rigor and methodological approaches, and its impressive bibliography, this is a most valuable publication. This book should be included as mandatory bibliography to read in all graduate seminars." —Hispania Read More..

Black Women Slaves Who Nourished A Nation:

Artistic Renderings of Black Wet Nurses in Brazil
Kimberly Cleveland
ISBN: 9781604979596

"This book is a remarkable accomplishment. It grows out of Kimberly Cleveland’s depth of knowledge not only of Brazilian art history but, equally, her considerable and nuanced understanding of the complexities of racial and class relationships; medical, social and economic histories; as well as the poignant, intimate, and often tragic stories of black wet nurses in Brazilian urban society and the roles they played within the white elite power structures." —Edward J. Sullivan, New York University Read More..

The Borderlands of Asia:

Culture, Place, Poetry
Mark Bender
ISBN: 9781604979763

"There is nothing close to this book in terms of quality or range of material. This is a unique and valuable addition to the field of literature and Asian studies.”—Jonathan Stalling, University of Oklahoma; and Editor, Chinese Literature Today Read More..

Buddhist Transformations and Interactions:

Essays in Honor of Antonino Forte
Victor H. Mair
ISBN: 9781604979718

"Each chapter reads like a node in a vast and ongoing network of themes, and promises to become the starting point for new and exciting lines of research. This book is a most valuable resource for scholars in Buddhist studies and Chinese religious studies.” —Fabio Rambelli, Professor of Religious Studies & East Asian Languages and International Shinto Foundation Chair in Shinto Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara Read More..

Charles Dupin (1784–1873) and His Influence on France:

The Contributions of a Mathematician, Educator, Engineer, and Statesman
Margaret Bradley
ISBN: 9781604977516

This is the first published study of Charles Dupin and his entire life’s work. It illuminates his work and contribution in so many spheres, as well as his contacts with other scientists and educators. It showcases Dupin’s important contributions during a period of tremendous changes in France. Read More..

Chinese Avant-garde Fiction:

Quest for Historicity and Transcendent Truth
Zhansui Yu
ISBN: 9781604979688

"This thoughtful book offers fresh insights into avant-garde fiction in the early decades of China’s reform. Engaging Chinese and Western traditions, Yu Zhansui argues forcefully that the Chinese avant-garde carries on the probe into the darkness of history in a quest for transcendent truths about human conditions." —Ban Wang, William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies, Stanford University Read More..

Chinese Women Writers and Modern Print Culture

Megan M. Ferry
ISBN: 9781604979381

"In Chinese Women Writers and Modern Print Culture, Professor Megan Ferry provides a meticulous analysis of the gendered spaces that modern Chinese publishers, editors, critics, propagandists, and policy makers created for the work of female authors, both before and after the Communist revolution of 1949. This detailed study of the textual and visual mechanisms that bring gender into being makes an important and original contribution to our understanding of print culture, both in China and beyond." —Michel Hockx, Professor of Chinese Literature and Director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, University of Notre Dame Read More..

Christina Stead and the Socialist Heritage

Michael Ackland
ISBN: 9781604979336

Christina Stead was acclaimed for her satirical wit and penetrating psychological characterizations. She enjoyed an international reputation in the 1930s and beyond, then went out of favor as a communist-affiliated writer, until she was rediscovered by feminist critics. In this book, Michael Ackland illuminates how the single most important influence on Stead’s life, socialism, has been seriously neglected in studies of her life and work. Read More..

Christos Tsiolkas:

The Utopian Vision
Jessica Gildersleeve
ISBN: 9781604979787

"an important touchstone for anyone interested in Tsiolkas and affect theory, or in Australia’s contemporary literary landscape more generally. Read More..

Confucian Prophet:

Political Thought In Du Fu’s Poetry (752–757)
David K. Schneider
ISBN: 9781604978391

"An engaging piece of scholarship," which "raises thought-provoking questions while demonstrating solid command of relevant texts." [Regarding the objective to] "establish that Du was troubled by a political system that allowed powerful families to live luxuriously at court while the people suffered amid deteriorating conditions in the mid-750s, and that he produced powerful art to register his objections," "Schneider has accomplished this and much more by reviving the question of how exactly Du Fu’s artistry relates to the grand political and social issues of his day." – Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

Constitutional Democracy and Judicial Supremacy:

John Rawls and the Transformation of American Politics
Jerome C. Foss
ISBN: 9781604979282

"The best books on politics offer us fresh insight into the way things are and powerful arguments about how things ought to be. Jerome Foss's superb book accomplishes both of these ends, rescuing John Rawls's work from the dusty corners of overly abstract theorizing by emphasizing Rawls's dedication to a very practical reinvention of the American political experiment." —Micah J. Watson, William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar Chair in Political Science, Calvin College Read More..

Contents Tourism in Japan:

Pilgrimages to “Sacred Sites” of Popular Culture
Philip Seaton, Takayoshi Yamamura, Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, and Kyungjae Jang
ISBN: 9781604979732

“This may be the best book ever written on tourism in Japan! This work is one of the most important subjects in contemporary tourism studies and Japan studies, perhaps a forerunner of things that are also happening in the Korean and Chinese worlds and elsewhere, which makes it doubly important. This book is comprehensive in many ways." —Nelson Graburn, University of California, Berkeley Read More..

Contemporary Taiwanese Women Writers:

An Anthology
Jonathan Stalling, Lin Tai-man, and Yanwing Leung
ISBN: 9781604979558

"These gems of short fiction by women writers from Taiwan are a wonderful treat. Beautifully translated into English, they unfold and flicker with wistful, comic, and enigmatic lights and shadows. The vignettes and snapshots imbue existential anxiety and street life with grim and exquisite lyricism, mixed with unstoppable yearnings for sunlight and romance." —Ban Wang, William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University Read More..

Cosmopolitanism in China, 1600–1950

Minghui Hu and Johan Elverskog
ISBN: 9781604979008

"This important book offers opportunities to craft a more sensible and persuasive understanding of how China’s early modern regional world became part of a late twentieth-century Inner Asian and East Asian world region." —R. Bin Wong, Distinguished Professor of History, UCLA; and Director, UCLA Asia Institute Read More..

The Creole Invention of Peru:

Ethnic Nation and Epic Poetry in Colonial Lima
José Antonio Mazzotti
ISBN: 9781604979589

"No other study has attempted what this book has done. ... The book excels in clarity and accessibility, a feat not easily achieved, given the variety of cases presented and the complexity of argumentation applied. This is a significant contribution to the study of the literature of the Spanish viceroyalties as well as that of the era of Latin American Independence." — Rolena Adorno, Yale University Read More..

David Malouf and the Poetic:

His Earlier Writings
Yvonne Smith
ISBN: 9781604979367

"In this carefully researched book, Smith offers close studies of a number of Malouf’s works including fiction and poetry against 'the context from which they arose'. This engaging, accessible study will well serve students and teachers. Meticulously researched." —The Australian Read More..

Deglobalization and International Security

T. X. Hammes
ISBN: 9781604979657

“Blending his usual provocative thinking with penetrating insights into future technological developments, Dr. Hammes offers a perceptive look into our future. The implications of this assessment are both lucidly presented and profound. Deglobalization and International Security will surely will prove invaluable to Congress and the defense policy community.” —F. G. Hoffman, Ph.D., Foreign Policy Research Institute Read More..

Dreamworld of Casino Capitalism:

Macao’s Society, Literature, and Culture
Janet Ng
ISBN: 9781621964278

A revealing portrayal of the casino-entertainment complex as seen in Macao's society, literature, and culture. Each chapter of this unique work shows the experiential and emotional response of the people most impacted. Read More..

Emanated Buddhas in the Aureole of Buddhist Images from India, Central Asia, and China

Tianshu Zhu
ISBN: 9781604979480

A pioneering and painstaking study of the meaning behind the small Buddhas figures depicted in the halo and/or aureole of Buddha and bodhisattva images. Includes color images. Read More..

Ensuring National Government Stability After US Counterinsurgency Operations:

The Critical Measure of Success
Dallas Shaw
ISBN: 9781604979572

"A brilliant and insightful work that gets to the heart of counterinsurgency theory. ... a must read for all who want to truly understand what it takes to implement a very complex doctrine and theory in real-world conflicts." —General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (ret.) Read More..

Eroticism and Other Literary Conventions in Chinese Literature:

Intertextuality in The Story of the Stone
I-Hsien Wu
ISBN: 9781604979770

"This well-organized study offers a provocative and authoritative reading of The Story of the Stone with a focus on intertextuality ... Wu explicitly engages with some recent trends in Western literary criticism, while at the same time drawing extensively on textual scholarship on The Story of the Stone and the socio-literary environment out of which it emerged. This book will be welcomed by Chinese literature scholars interested in innovative approaches to familiar texts.” —Carlos Rojas, Duke University Read More..

The Fiction of Thea Astley

Susan Sheridan
ISBN: 9781604979329

Thea Astley (1925-2004) was one of the outstanding Australian fiction writers of the twentieth century. Despite the deeply Australian objects of her satire, Astley’s innovative fictions have attracted critical attention beyond national boundaries, and her later work, especially, struck a chord with readers in North America. This book examines her works and reveals the reasons why Astley's works resonated with not only Australian readers but also an international audience. Read More..

Gao Xingjian and Transmedia Aesthetics

Mabel Lee and Liu Jianmei
ISBN: 9781604979466

“No modern figure writing in Chinese better epitomizes the notion of global author than Gao Xingjian, a creative voice whose courage and ingenuity are indelibly imprinted on world literature. This new collection testifies to the enduring effect Gao has on scholars the world over. this book will be of great interest to modern scholars of Chinese and comparative literature as well as students of Gao Xingjian for generations to come.” —Christopher Lupke, Professor and Chair, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta Read More..

The Gathering Pacific Storm:

Emerging US-China Strategic Competition in Defense Technological and Industrial Development
Tai Ming Cheung and Thomas G. Mahnken
ISBN: 9781604979442

"A timely, thought provoking book ... essential reading for those concerned about the erosion of U.S. military-technical advantage. Dr Cheung and Dr. Mahnken’s book is sure to provide an important intellectual foundation for debate over this important issue. Highly recommended!" –Robert Work, 32nd Deputy Secretary of Defense and CEO of CNAS Read More..

The Grotesque and the Unnatural

Markku Salmela and Jarkko Toikkanen
ISBN: 9781604977929

The book contributes to current discussions on the grotesque in contemporary literary and cultural theory from the perspective of one specific motif: the unnatural. Quite like the grotesque, observing the unnatural (and unnaturalness) reveals a resilient strain in critical thought, and the significance of this history gradually unfolds as the volume charts the progress of its main themes from the Renaissance to the present day. 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..

How Trump Governs:

An Assessment and a Prognosis
Michael A. Genovese
ISBN: 9781604979886

“How Trump Governs provides keen insights into the president’s character, his campaign for the presidency, and the beginning of his administration. The book is characteristic of Genovese’s careful scholarship and engaging writing. This is an excellent analysis of the early Trump administration, and I recommend it highly.” —James Pfiffner, University Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University Read More..

Imperfect Understanding:

Intimate Portraits of Modern Chinese Celebrities
Christopher Rea
ISBN: 9781604979435

"An important contribution to the fields of modern Chinese history, biographical studies, literary aesthetics, philosophy and cosmopolitan non-fiction writing... ideal course material for graduate seminars or advanced undergraduate courses on modern Chinese literature or history studies." —MCLC 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

"Ross King’s new translation of Koh Jongsok’s collection of linguistic essays is a timely and welcome addition to the growing body of work available in English questioning the dominant narrative of Korean linguistic homogeneity or 'purity." —British Association of Korean Studies Read More..

Insects in Chinese Literature:

A Study and Anthology
Wilt L. Idema
ISBN: 9781604979541

"Beginning with a discussion of Lu Xun’s collaborative Chinese translation of a German translation of Dutch insect fables, Idema shows how anthropomorphic fabulation has indeed a rich tradition in Chinese popular literature. As always, Idema provides a wide range of delightful and readable translations that demonstrate a hitherto unknown side of Chinese literature.” —Stephen Owen, Harvard University Read More..

Intercultural Interventions:

Politics, Community, and Environment in the Otavalo Valley
John Stolle-McAllister
ISBN: 9781621964254

A penetrating examination of interculturality and its role in politics, community, and environment in the Otavalo Valley of Ecuador. Read More..

Juliet of the Tropics:

A Bilingual Edition of Alejandro Tapia y Rivera’s La Cuarterona (1867)
John Maddox
ISBN: 9781604979671

"The focus on a Puerto Rican author who championed women, who defended abolitionism, and opposed racism makes this work very suitable for studies in a comparative context in Caribbean literature...The writings of Alejandro Tapia y Rivera are deserving of wider recognition, and the bilingual and annotated edition of La cuarterona created by John Maddox admirably serves this purpose." -Hispania Read More..

Krausism and the Spanish Avant-Garde:

The Impact of Philosophy on National Culture
Christian Rubio
ISBN: 9781604979749

Rubio’s work underpins a groundbreaking understanding of the artistic and social movements of this era. … An in-novative study that confronts the traditional understanding of culture in Spain during the turn of twentieth century.” Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature Read More..

Majimbo in Kenya’s Past:

Federalism in the 1940s and 1950s
Robert Maxon
ISBN: 9781604979831

"After discussing the Dawe’s plan, presented to the Colonial Office in 1942 and calling for a grant of self-government to Kenya’s settlers in the White Highlands, Maxon discusses the majimbo plans put forward in the 1950s. ... This is a work of impressive and careful scholarship." —International Journal of African Historical Studies (IJAHS Read More..

The Male Empire Under the Female Gaze:

The British Raj and the Memsahib
Susmita Roye and Rajeshwar Mittapalli
ISBN: 9781604978438

This book argues that although the memsahib’s female gaze has been spoken of, it has not been adequately emphasized and examined. Aiming at filling that gap by uncovering the world of British India as seen and shown by white women in colonial as well as postcolonial literatures, this compilation brings together scholarly essays on memsahibs’ literature and Raj writings, including men’s writings about memsahibs, spanning from before India’s independence to the post-Independence period. Read More..

Malcolm X and Africa

A.B. Assensoh and Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh
ISBN: 9781604979244

“This is an authoritative book on a critical aspect of Malcolm X’s courageous political work and thought. Connecting the struggle of Africans and African Americans for liberation to the geopolitics of the Cold War in Africa, this impressive book documents Malcolm X’s passionate commitment to Pan-Africanism and black internationalism during the turbulent age of decolonization. Impressive in depth and breadth, the book is lucid and analytical.” —Olufemi Vaughan, Bowdoin College Read More..

The Markurells of Wadköping by Hjalmar Bergman

Translated by Johanna Sandberg and Eric Sandberg
Hjalmar Bergman
ISBN: 9781604979169

This new translation of The Markurells of Wadköping — the first in almost a century — illuminates The Markurells of Wadköping as a superb example of European literary modernism at its most accessible and dazzling. Read More..

Metalworking in Bronze Age China:

The Lost-Wax Process
Peng Peng
ISBN: 9781604979626

"This impressive book—with its wide, detailed coverage, high-quality illustrations, and extensive list of references—will receive much attention from students and scholars working on Chinese archaeology as well as the history of metalworking, and will certainly stimulate much more research on lost–wax casting technology in early China in the years to come." —Jianjun Mei, Cambridge University and Needham Research Institute Read More..

Military Strategy in the 21st Century:

People, Connectivity, and Competition
Charles Cleveland, Benjamin Jensen, Susan Bryant, and Arnel David
ISBN: 9781604979473

"In Military Strategy for the 21st Century, Army veterans and scholars offer a fresh approach to strategic and operational art rooted in increased connectivity and mastery of a new domain of competition—the critical human domain. A unique blend of experience and reflection, highly commended to anyone interested in being successful in 21st-century conflict." —F. G. Hoffman, author of Mars Adapting: Learning in War Read More..

Modern Poetry in China:

A Visual-Verbal Dynamic
Paul Manfredi
ISBN: 9781604978629

"Manfredi’s book contains a wealth of contextualizing detail and focused reading/argument ... Modern Poetry in China is a very well-written, researched, illustrated and convincingly argued book that will no doubt be read widely among those with a specialist interest in Chinese literature and traditional culture. It is a text that challenges rigid distinctions between the verbal and the visual, not simply through theoretical appeals but also thoroughly grounded historical analysis." – Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art Read More..

The Monster as War Machine

Mabel Moraña
ISBN: 9781604979862

"A far-ranging, audacious, erudite, and exquisitely written examination of monsters and the monstrous. It spans the broad sweep of history, from the Classical and Medieval Periods to the present. Moraña achieves this immense feat through lucid yet vivid prose that thoughtfully weaves a series of what at first glance might appear to be divergent and scattered theories, into a set of intense and thought-provoking constellations of ideas and experiences.—Joanne Rappaport, Georgetown University; and President of LASA, 2016–2017 Read More..

Nature and Nostalgia in the Poetry of Nader Naderpour

Rouhollah Zarei and Roger Sedarat
ISBN: 9781621963783

In their study of a seminal twentieth-century Persian poet, Rouhollah Zarei and Roger Sedarat offer the first sustained examination of nature throughout the trajectory of Nader Naderpour’s oeuvre. Read More..

Nation Without Narration:

History, Memory and Identity in Postcolonial Cameroon
Ramon Fonkoué
ISBN: 9781604979664

"The book is urgent and necessary because it takes on what was a political crisis and has become a genocide from the cultural point of view, and that exactly is what makes the book necessary. This book is not just an addition to an existing literature, it breaks the ground of what has to be done in African studies: converse with cultural studies. This book lays the groundwork for such needed future research." —Professor Patrice Nganang, Stony Brook University Read More..

New Approaches to Lusophone Culture

Natália Pinazza
ISBN: 9781604979152

This book takes original and unique approaches to explore a selected body of Portuguese-language cultural production from four different continents. Such a broad geographical scope allows exploration of a variety of genres, and subject matter that reflects the cultural diversity of the Lusophone community while simultaneously situating Portuguese-language cultural production within a globalized and postcolonial context. Read More..

A New Strategy for Complex Warfare:

Combined Effects in East Asia
Thomas A. Drohan
ISBN: 9781604979206

"Few works have succeeded as much as this one at succinctly explaining centuries of Asian cultural history and contextualizing that history to current security issues in the region. Members of the security community will greatly benefit from this unique perspective." —Parameters Read More..

Nigerian Bureaucracy in an African Democracy

Bola Dauda and Toyin Falola
ISBN: 9781604979312

This interdisciplinary and comparative study examines the Nigerian political system as a template for a historical and contemporary global comparative review and understanding of democracy-bureaucracy relations. Read More..

Opening to China:

A Memoir of Normalization, 1981–1982
Charlotte Furth
ISBN: 9781604979848

"Written in an engaging and candid style, this book is a pleasure to read and opens a fascinating window on an intriguing but little studied moment in recent Chinese history.” —Jeffrey Wasserstrom, editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China Read More..

Painting History:

China’s Revolution in a Global Context
Jiawei Shen
ISBN: 9781604979398

"Never content to simply record history Shen Jiawei has taken a rigorously critical, analytical approach to the great movements and great figures that have shaped our world. This is true of his writing no less than his painting, and he has given us the rarest of books: a masterful history lesson by a master artist." —John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald Read More..

The Paternal Thanatographies of Paul Auster and Philip Roth:

American Kaddishim
Gerard O'Donoghue
ISBN: 9781621964285

A brilliant interpretation of Auster's and Roth's text as kaddishim through the juxtaposition of their given names in textual incorporation and acts. Read More..

Pedro Zamora, Sexuality, and AIDS Education:

The Autobiographical Self, Activism, and The Real World
Christopher Pullen
ISBN: 9781604979237

This book illuminates the significance of the work of Pedro Zamora and places in context contemporary needs for both HIV/AIDS education and the personal political context of sexual diversity. It is a must read for those in LGBT studies, communications, social work, and the performing arts. Read More..

Plato on Women:

Revolutionary Ideas for Gender Equality in an Ideal Society
Harald Haarmann
ISBN: 9781604979183

What has been produced up to the present regarding Plato's positions on the agenda of gender are disparate studies whose scope falls short of the whole range of angles from which Plato himself approached the issues, and the study of gender issues in Plato has remained unsystematic so far. In this book, Harald Haarmann provides the first systematic analysis of Plato's positions on gender and the role of women in an ideal society. Read More..

Strangers at Home:

Place, Belonging, and Australian Life Writing
Jack Bowers
ISBN: 9781604979343

"A very accessible and readable volume, as well as intriguing and original in its approach. Bowers has achieved something here that is unique, and that should appeal to anyone who has given any thought to the character of their life, to the stories through which their life is shaped, to the places with which their life is inextricably entangled." —Jeff Malpas, Distinguished Professor, University of Tasmania Read More..

The Poetics and Politics of Sensuality in China:

The “Fragrant and Bedazzling” Movement (1600-1930)
Xiaorong Li
ISBN: 9781604979527

“'Fragrant and Bedazzling,' as a poetic genre, a gendered imaginary, and a structure of feeling, marks one of the most neglected literary phenomena of early modern China. Professor Xiaorong Li has offered an inspiring and fascinating study of how Chinese elite and popular cultures conceive of eroticism, and how writings about sensuality facilitate both libertine aestheticism and body politics. As the first of its kind, this book will be of great importance to anyone interested in Chinese history of sexuality and textuality, gender studies, and affective modernity." —David Der-wei Wang, Harvard University Read More..

Post-Apartheid South Africa:

Economic and Social Inclusion
Vusi Gumede
ISBN: 9781604979299

"This is a highly recommended text for anyone who is concerned about Africa and not just South Africa alone." —Thandika Mkandawire, former Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics (LSE) Read More..

Postcolonial Heritage and Settler Well-Being:

The Historical Fictions of Roger McDonald
Christopher Lee
ISBN: 9781604979497

"Lee’s appraisal of McDonald’s take on the challenges faced by Australians—particularly Australian men—is intelligent, illuminating, and ‘appreciative’ without being overly respectful. ... He [McDonald] deserves the recognition afforded by being included in the ‘Australian Literature Series’ ... Under the general editorship of Susan Lever, the series has produced several studies [and] provides a valuable collective survey of the field, in the broader context of international literary developments." —Australian Book Review Read More..

Reading Lu Xun Through Carl Jung

Carolyn Brown
ISBN: 9781604979374

“This is truly a great contribution not only to Lu Xun studies but also to modern Chinese intellectual history. The approach is seminal and convincing. The arguments based on close reading of the texts are careful, coherent, and revealing. What Carolyn T. Brown has accomplished in this book is akin to a highly skilled doctor who makes an accurate etiological diagnosis." —Guoxiang Peng, Zhejiang University Read More..

Reading John Banville Through Jean Baudrillard

Hedda Friberg-Harnesk
ISBN: 9781604979534

"Hedda Friberg-Harnesk’s brilliant new study offers an original and intimate analysis of John Banville’s preoccupations with disguise, duplicity, and simulation. In this incisive reading, deeply informed by the work of Jean Baudrillard, ... Friberg-Harnesk shows us how to read Banville, and to read him well, as a writer not just troubled by modernist problems of existence and representation, but determined to explore the creative and restorative strategies necessary to cope with them." —Professor John Brannigan, University College Dublin Read More..

Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Strategy

David W. Kearn, Jr.
ISBN: 9781604979640

"Kearn offers important insight into what must occur if nuclear deterrence is to remain a cornerstone of U.S. defense policy.” —James J. Wirtz, Dean of the School of International Graduate Studies, Naval Postgraduate School Read More..

Reexamining the Sinosphere:

Transmissions and Transformations in East Asia
Nanxiu Qian, Richard J. Smith, and Bowei Zhang
ISBN: 9781604979879

"Represents the best scholarship in Sinosphere studies that discusses how literary Sinitic texts and Chinese cultural products were transmitted, transformed and domesticated in East Asia." —Professor Benjamin Wai-ming Ng, Chinese University of Hong Kong Read More..

The Rimbaud of Leeds:

The Political Character of Tony Harrison’s Poetry
Christine Regan
ISBN: 9781604979275

"Meticulously researched ... an unusually astute and impressively well informed guide to the poetry. ... In the age of Trump and Brexit, there is a certain pathos to seeing this one time member of the ‘white working class’ prove so inclined to side with postcolonial peoples in their struggles with the architects of the post-war order. ... Regan’s work offers many new and valuable insights." —English - Journal of the English Association Read More..

Representative Bureaucracy, Meritocracy, and Nation Building in Nigeria

Bola Dauda and Toyin Falola
ISBN: 9781604979121

"Drawing from rich historical and archival sources, the authors provide a concise but excellent synthesis of the historical development of the Nigerian public service from the colonial period to the present ... The book should benefit experts, practitioners, students, and general readers." —Africa Today Read More..

Ritual and Representation in Chinese Buddhism:

Visualizing Enlightenment at Baodingshan from the 12th to 21st Centuries
Karil J. Kucera
ISBN: 9781604979176

“This is so far the most comprehensive study of the sculptural groups at Baodingshan and their scriptural backgrounds. Karil Kucera’s comprehensive knowledge of the Buddhist art of this site makes it come to life in a new and engaging way. This book is a must for anyone interested in Chinese Buddhist art.”—Henrik H. Sørensen, Director, Seminar for Buddhist Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark Read More..

Security Forces in African States:

Cases and Assessment
Paul Shemella and Nicholas Tomb
ISBN: 9781604979817

“Until the publishing of Security Forces in African States: Cases and Assessment, policy makers charged with assisting African states had no comprehensive reference describing how African states should develop and employ their security services. Now they do. Brilliantly written by security experts who know Africa, this book is a must read for security professionals, academics and students.” —Russell D. Howard, Brigadier General (RET), U.S. Army Special Forces and Senior Fellow, Joint Special Operations University Read More..

The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien:

Culture, Style, Voice, and Motion
Christopher Lupke
ISBN: 9781604979138

“In plain, jargon-free language replete with astute insights garnered from decades of scholarly engagement with the films of Hou Hsiao-hsien and Taiwanese cinematic and literary culture, Lupke sets out to lift the veil of the technical finesse and structural ambiguity that enshrouds much of Hou’s oeuvre and frequently frustrates film spectators. ... Lupke succeeds brilliantly. ... an abundance of insights and a wealth of information.” –MCLC Read More..

Spatial Imaginaries in Mid-Tang China:

Geography, Cartography, and Literature
Ao Wang
ISBN: 9781604979411

"Ao Wang’s new book, executed with critical insight and poetic sensitivity, encompasses diverse literary forms and lends new nuances to our understanding of mid-Tang literature. Imaginative and inspiring, it is a significant contribution to the study of medieval Chinese literature and cultural history." —Xiaofei Tian, Harvard University Read More..

State Terrorism and the Politics of Memory in Latin America:

Transmissions Across The Generations of Post-Dictatorship Uruguay, 1984–2004
Gabriela Fried Amilivia
ISBN: 9781604979190

"Gabriela Fried Amilivia's accomplished work is an invaluable contribution ... taking its place alongside Eugenia Allier Montano's work on sites and practices of memory, Francesca Lessa's seminal study of transitional memory and justice and Mariana Achugar's coverage of memory and subjectivity beyond 'the usual suspects' to incorporate the Uruguayan military." —Journal of Latin American Studies Read More..

Supernatural Sinophone Taiwan and Beyond

Chia-rong Wu
ISBN: 9781604979213

A most welcome addition ... Through a meticulous delineation of the literary aesthetic trajectory, reformulation, and deformation of the zhiguai genre from traditional Chinese culture to modern and contemporary Sinophone Taiwan, Supernatural Sinophone Taiwan and Beyond succeeds in advancing the field of Sinophone studies in several critical directions." —MCLC Read More..

Symptoms of Disorder:

Reading Madness in British Literature 1744-1845
Ilaria Natali and Annalisa Volpone
ISBN: 9781604979251

Few studies have offered a comprehensive picture by looking at the alleged insanity of the writer, and at those linguistic, stylistic and semantic elements which at some stage were commonly believed to be an expression of insanity. This book is one of the first to address the representation of madness from both these intertwined perspectives. Read More..

Texts and Transformations:

Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Victor H. Mair
Haun Saussy
ISBN: 9781604979565

"With his roving attention and boundless curiosity, Victor Mair keeps Chinese studies on the move. The essays of this book—with their breadth of concern, their carefully documented scholarship, and the boldness of some of their conclusions—is a fitting homage to Victor Mair, whose readers, students, and colleagues have long recognized the same qualities in him." —Haun Saussy, University of Chicago Read More..

The Transported Imagination:

Australian Interwar Magazines and the Geographical Imaginaries of Colonial Modernity
Victoria Kuttainen, Susann Liebich, and Sarah Galletly
ISBN: 9781621964155

Offers a counterbalance to some of the radical nationalist accounts generated of Australian literary and cultural history from the 1890s onwards, which continue to dominate cultural and historical understanding despite the transnational turn in Australian literary and historical scholarship. Read More..

Trust and Distrust in Sino-American Relations:

Challenge and Opportunity (Paperback)
Steve Chan
ISBN: 9781604979978

"There is something in this excellent book for every type of students and scholars here to take away. For Sinologists and students of Sino-American relations, it provides them with the big picture and an explanation of China’s place in it. For international relations students, it gives us an additional variable—an instrumental variable—as such to help us enhance and enrich extant theories of major power relations." —Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs Read More..

Trust and Distrust in Sino-American Relations:

Challenge and Opportunity (Hardcover)
Steve Chan
ISBN: 9781604979961

"There is something in this excellent book for every type of students and scholars here to take away. For Sinologists and students of Sino-American relations, it provides them with the big picture and an explanation of China’s place in it. For international relations students, it gives us an additional variable—an instrumental variable—as such to help us enhance and enrich extant theories of major power relations." —Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs Read More..

The Trumping of American Politics:

The Strange Case of the 2016 Presidential Election
Michael A. Genovese
ISBN: 9781604979855

"Anyone who wants to understand the unique and often bizarre 2016 presidential election needs to read this book by Michael A. Genovese. This timely, well-researched, hard-hitting, and comprehensive account of the 2016 primaries and general election should be read by scholars, students, and the general public." —James Thurber, American University Read More..

US National Security:

New Threats, Old Realities
Paul Viotti
ISBN: 9781604979305

Taking into account the threats and opportunities we face today, Paul Viotti identifies a number of strategies and policies for the U.S. that are central to the maintaining of peace and security over the next few decades. This is an is an important volume for all collections focused on the making and implementation of both foreign and national security policy. Read More..

White Apology and Apologia:

Australian Novels of Reconciliation
Liliana Zavaglia
ISBN: 9781604979350

This book takes as its subject a body of recent fiction by white liberal writers in Australia produced in the wake of the profound cultural, political and legal transformations that have taken place in the field of Indigenous rights since the 1990s. engages in close readings of the Mabo ruling, the national Apology and this body of fiction as a form of cultural history, which reflects important aspects of black/white relations in the past twenty-five years. Read More..

The Works of Tomas Transtromer:

The Universality of Poetry
Lee Ching Lim
ISBN: 9781604979695

"This study offers compelling and insightful close readings of Tomas Transtromer’s poetry. It covers the poet’s entire body of work, and in that regard, it is also an important contribution to the field. The writing is clear, elegant, and a pleasure to read. The quality of the prose (along with the close reading of the poetry) is one of the strongest aspects of this book." —Angela A. Frattarola, New York University Read More..

Zhang Yimou:

Globalization and the Subject of Culture
Wendy Larson
ISBN: 9781604979756

"Larson's detailed, concrete, and brilliant close readings of the nine films also serve as a rich and useful pedagogical resource for a Chinese film course or a Chinese culture course." —Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

 

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