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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..

Japan's Russia:

Challenging the East-West Paradigm
Olga V. Solovieva and Sho Konishi
ISBN: 9781621965534

"Japan’s Russia presents a re-interpretation of modern Japanese culture and society by focusing on the Russia-Japan relationship. Building on Sho Konishi’s earlier and important rethinking of visions of modernity in the early twentieth-century Russia-Japan relationship, this book expands the horizons by exploring a range of literary, artistic, intellectual, and political encounters. It also extends the timeframe from the late nineteenth century to the present day, offering fascinating and important insights." —Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Professor Emerita of Japanese History, Australian National University Read More..

Museum of Consumption:

The Archives of Mass Culture in Argentina (1880–1930)
Graciela Montaldo
ISBN: 9781621965541

“This is one of the most exciting books of cultural criticism I have read in recent years. In a dazzling display of erudition, archival research, and theoretical sophistication, Graciela Montaldo redefines our understanding of urban culture, consumption, and taste as she probes the constitution of mass subjects at the intersection of varied experiences and practices.” —Diana Sorensen, Harvard University 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..

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..

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..

Rethinking the Sinosphere:

Poetics, Aesthetics, and Identity Formation
Nanxiu Qian, Richard J. Smith, and Bowei Zhang
ISBN: 9781604979909

"Rethinking the Sinosphere signifies a landmark in the study of cultural interaction in East Asia ... it is a most important source for anyone interested in East Asian studies." —Chun-chieh Huang, Distinguished Chair Professor, National Taiwan University Read More..

The Great Leap Backward:

Forgetting and Representing the Mao Years
Lingchei Letty Chen
ISBN: 9781604979923

Letty Chen’s book is a timely intervention with the prevailing narrative of the Chinese Dream. The Great Leap Backward is a compelling reference for anyone interested in memory studies, Chinese and comparative literature, and cultural and political history.” —David Der-wei Wang, Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University Read More..

Law and Society in Imperial Japan:

Suehiro Izutaro and the Search for Equity
Jason Morgan
ISBN: 9781604979930

"A first-rate scholarly work that is an important contribution to understanding Japan's legal and wartime history. Built on primary sources in Japanese and other languages, the bibliography is exhaustive and will be valuable in itself as a guide to the field. There is much to learn from this book, including important lessons about the nature of wartime Japanese society and politics." — Kevin M. Doak, Georgetown University Read More..

Nation Without Narration:

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

"This book is urgent and necessary because it takes on—from the cultural point of view—a political crisis that has become a genocide. This book is not only an important addition to the field but also breaks new ground in terms 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..

 

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