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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..

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..

Law and Society in Imperial Japan:

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

Suehiro Izutar?, a legal scholar at the University of Tokyo, attempted to ameliorate Japanese social problems through a case law method, making the courts more responsive to the poor through the application of a native form of Japanese equity from the Edo Period. By foregrounding case studies and other primary sources in Japanese, Equity under Empire shows how Japan, and the Japanese legal-political system, changed from the inside. 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..

 

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