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Early Modern Bromance:

Love, Friendship, and Marriage in Sixteenth-Century Italian Academies
Aria Dal Molin
ISBN: 9781621965527

"This well-organized study is an innovative work that will find some very interested readers. The arguments throughout the whole book are very good. In particular, the discussion of the Sacrificio is very persuasive and includes excellent observations on its reworkings of Petrarch." —Janet Smarr, Professor of Theater, Department of Italian Studies, University of California San Diego Read More..

Shaping Chinese Art History:

Pang Yuanji and His Painting Collection
Katharine P. Burnett
ISBN: 9781604979916

"An engaging and well-researched volume on this pivotal collector, Shaping Chinese Art History: Pang Yuanji and His Collection makes a substantial contribution to the burgeoning field of studies of modern museum collections of Chinese art.” —Amy McNair, University of Kansas Read More..

Cosmopolitan Rurality, Depopulation, and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in 21st-Century Japan

John Traphagan
ISBN: 9781621965022

"A very engaging and thoughtful work that will be of great interest to Japan scholars and to any social scientists with a concern for conditions of life in contemporary rural regions in many of the advanced industrial societies ... an impressive book." —William Kelly, Professor of Anthropology and Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies, Yale University Read More..

Philosophy and Criticism in Latin America:

From Mariátegui to Sloterdijk
Mabel Moraña
ISBN: 9781621965428

"Through a meticulous discussion of the works and contexts of thinkers such as of José Carlos Mariátegui, Enrique Dussel, Bolívar Echeverría and Roger Bartra to Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, and Peter Sloterdijk, Mabel Moraña demonstrates that Latin American thought has not only been inseparable from Western philosophy but also from the determinants of its history and social struggles." —Adela Pineda Franco, Boston University Read More..

Remapping the Contested Sinosphere:

The Cross-cultural Landscape and Ethnoscape of Taiwan
Chia-rong Wu
ISBN: 9781621965442

"Examining trends and transformations that go up against rigidly conceived, monolithic cultural ideologies and the distinctive achievements of a new generation of Taiwanese writers in various literary subgenres, this book engages in dialogue with critical issues raised by Sinophone Studies and is at the same time a welcome new addition to the Taiwanese literature scholarship in the English-speaking world."—Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang, The University of Texas at Austin Read More..

Decadence in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture:

A Comparative and Literary-Historical Reevaluation
Hongjian Wang
ISBN: 9781621965435

"A fascinating study, Decadence in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture analyzes work by literary luminaries such as Yu Dafu, Shao Xunmei, Yu Hua, Su Tong, Wang Shuo, Wang Xiaobo, and Lin Lichuan, exposing writers’ use of the perverse and the decadent to counter traditional aesthetics and excessive politicization while carving out a new modern position for Chinese letters. This book brilliantly illuminates many hidden corners in a complex literary history." —Wendy Larson, University of Oregon Read More..

Locating Taiwan Cinema in the Twenty-First Century

Paul G. Pickowicz and Yingjin Zhang
ISBN: 9781621965459

“Highlighting a multitude of glocal, sociopolitical, and aesthetic-ethical transcodes, this book explores the complex trajectory of identity formation, structural transformation, and cultural dynamics of the island state since 2000. This volume is an essential sourcebook for students in world cinema.” —Ping-hui Liao, University of California, San Diego Read More..

Writing Poetry, Surviving War:

The Works of Refugee Scholar-Official Chen Yuyi (1090–1139)
Yugen Wang
ISBN: 9781621965466

"A meticulous study of Chen Yuyi’s evolution as a poet in the context of his personal experience and the literary trends in the transitional period between the Northern and the Southern Song. The copious and judicious translations of Chen’s poetic works are well executed and accompanied with incisive explications." —Xiaoshan Yang, University of Notre Dame Read More..

Staging for the Emperors:

A History of Qing Court Theatre, 1683–1923
Liana Chen
ISBN: 9781621965480

"I have read this book with great pleasure and learned a lot from it. This study is evidently based on extensive and careful research of primary sources, and it presents a clear outline of the development of court drama during the Qing dynasty. Doing so, Liana Chen focuses on the reigns of Kangxi, Qianlong, and Jiaqing, and the years Cixi was in power. Such a study is very welcome." —Wilt Idema, Harvard University Read More..

Individual Autonomy and Responsibility in Late Imperial China

Paolo Santangelo
ISBN: 9781621965497

“A timely masterpiece … A major strength of the book is its comparative perspective. Santangelo not only compares and contrasts the terms and reflections within Buddhist, Confucian, and Daoist contexts, but he also expertly brings Western concepts into conversation with the East Asian constructions of self, destiny, shame, and pleasure." —Guotong Li, California State University, Long Beach Read More..

 

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