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Music, Politics, and Nationalism In Latin America:

Chile During the Cold War Era
Jedrek Mularski
ISBN: 9781604978889

This book illuminates a largely unexplored facet of the Cold War era in Latin America by examining linkages among music, politics, and the development of extreme political violence. It traces the development of folk-based popular music against the backdrop of Chile’s social and political history, explaining how music played a fundamental role in a national conflict that grew out of deep cultural divisions. Read More..

China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period:

Cultural Crossings and Inter-Regional Connections
Dorothy C. Wong and Gustav Heldt
ISBN: 9781604978568

"Highly recommended to every student who wants to study medieval China not as an insular exception, but as an active part of world history." —Journal of World History Read More..

Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women

Cecilia Segawa Seigle and Linda H. Chance
ISBN: 9781604978728

"A wonderfully detailed history of the shogunal harem ... and it does not shy away from discussion of the sex—or lack of it—at the heart of the Ooku’s raison d’être ... Many of the primary sources consulted by the authors are still in manuscript form and exceptionally difficult to decipher, let alone interpret. The authors thus deserve high praise for their dedication to locating, making sense of, selecting, and translating a vast range of material for a scholarly audience.” - Gaye Rowley, Waseda University 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..

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..

Transforming the Enemy in Spanish Culture:

The Conquest through the Lens of Textual and Visual Multiplicity
Lauren Beck
ISBN: 9781604978544

"An exhaustive study. An examination both broad and deep. This work has been extensively researched. The appeal of this book should be broad and it should easily find a home on the bookshelf of the specialist, the student or just the interested reader in Latin American history, European history, comparative cultural studies, religious studies, or art. - Hispania Read More..

The Story of Traditional Korean Literature

Peter H. Lee
ISBN: 9781604978537

In this book, renowned Korean studies scholar Peter H. Lee casts light on important works previously undervalued or suppressed in Korean literary history. He illuminates oral-derived texts as Koryo love songs, p’ansori, and shamanist narrative songs which were composed in the mind, retained in the memory, sung to audiences, and heard but not read, as well as other texts which were written in literary Chinese, the language of the learned ruling class, a challenge even to the reader who has been raised on the Confucian and literary canons of China and Korea. Read More..

Patronage, Visual Culture, and Courtly Life in 18th-Century Germany and England

Catherine Tite
ISBN: 9781604978261

Although previous publications have addressed patronage in the eighteenth-century Austro-German context, major questions relating to artistic influence, changing contexts of viewing and the employment of itinerant musicians and artists in eighteenth-century German courts still remain unaddressed. To address this, the book offers an interdisciplinary perspective, and gathers its conclusions from the interrelated fields of philosophy, visual culture, literature and print culture. Through its specific case-focused approach, the volume makes a departure from prior scholarship by identifying these as mutually exclusive fields. Read More..

Early Indian and Theravada Buddhism:

Soteriological Controversy and Diversity
Bradley Clough
ISBN: 9781604978292

Prior to this study, past scholarship--which preferred to portray early Indian and Theravada Buddhism as wholly rationalist systems--has shied away from giving ample treatment on the noble person who possesses supernormal powers. This book examines the dichotomy between two Theravada monastic vocations that have grown out of the vocational and soteriological tensions. Read More..

Public Memory of the Sand Creek Massacre

Lindsay Calhoun
ISBN: 9781604978193

While memorials that acknowledge tragedy have been examined by scholars, this is usually done after their completion--this book also examines the unfolding of the memorialization process prior to the completion of the memorial design. It explores how the US dominant cultural interests managed such a tragic and unflattering narrative while maintaining a cohesive national identity in the face of such action. It investigates the collective memory and memorialization, in terms of the experience and cultural identity of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people, as well analyzes and interprets how a memorial can contribute to long term peace and reconciliation interests. Read More..

 

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