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Zheng Guanying, Merchant Reformer of Late Qing China and his Influence on Economics, Politics, and Society

Guo Wu
ISBN: 9781604977059

In this first critical study of Zheng Guanying’s career, cultural milieu, political and economic thoughts, as well as his spirituality, Guo Wu steers us into examining Zheng Guanying as a hybrid product of the late Qing treaty port culture, professionalism, and tradition, and he illuminates the contribution that this Chinese merchant made in the social and political transformation of China into an urban, commercial environment. Read More..

Portraiture, Dynasty and Power:

Art Patronage in Hanoverian Britain, 1714–1759
Catherine Tite
ISBN: 9781604976786

Recent scholarship has reassessed the public image of the early Hanoverian dynasty as one which captured the popular imagination and encouraged a dynamic relationship with the inhabitants of urban Britain and the social elite. This book explores how and why perceptions of the British monarchy in visual culture changed during a period of growing social mobility and political modernity. This book will be a valuable resource to scholars of British history, British and European art, and history of collections. Read More..

Singapore Stories:

Language, Class, and the Chinese of Singapore, 1945–2000
Ernest Koh
ISBN: 9781604976779

“Successfully critiques the unity of what Koh calls the ‘English Singapore Story’ … works best in unraveling the plurality of experiences … engages a number of important questions for writing recent Singapore history … there is much good material in this book which offers the possibility of a more richly textured social history seen from the inside out.” – Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Read More..

Sacred Display:

Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia
Miriam Robbins Dexter and Victor H. Mair
ISBN: 9781604976748

Winner of Sarasvati Award for the Best Nonfiction Book in Women and Mythology! "This book illustrates well the powerful synergies that are so often generated within world history scholarship by collaboration between specialists in different regions and different scholarly disciplines ... learned a lot from this book’s extensive catalogue." – Journal of World History Read More..

Patronage and Politics in the Victorian Empire:

The Personal Governance of Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon (Lord Stanmore)
Colin Newbury
ISBN: 9781604976670

“This rigorously scholarly volume by a doyen of imperial history, Colin Newbury … ultimately gives us a powerfully persuasive revisionist interpretation … he dissolves key mythologies … With almost forensic scholarly analysis, Newbury explodes every one of these ‘myths’ … Colin Newbury further establishes his distinctive contribution to imperial history.” – Journal of Pacific History Read More..

Women Journalists and Feminism in China, 1898–1937

Yuxin Ma
ISBN: 9781604976601

"A long-awaited contribution to the study of Chinese women’s history … It is the first piece of systematic historical research on the changes and continuities in women’s journalism ... Based on a painstakingly extensive reading of women’s journals, … Ma deserves special credit for her extensive introductions to the different women’s periodicals and her unearthing of previously ignored biographical information on women journalists ... A must read for graduate students and scholars who are interested in Chinese women’s history, print culture, late Qing society, and the history of Republican China." - Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Read More..

The Chamberlains, the Churchills and Ireland, 1874–1922

Ian Chambers
ISBN: 9781934043318

“This book makes a distinctive contribution to our knowledge of British policy towards Ireland … There is originality in exploring the extent to which the opinions of the fathers were visited upon the sons, and there is abundant evidence of scholarship. – Professor Keith Jeffery (Ph.D., Cambridge University), University of Ulster at Jordanstown Read More..

The Problematic of Video Art in the Museum, 1968–1990

Cyrus Manasseh
ISBN: 9781604976502

This unique book also covers an important period in the genesis of video art and its presentation within significant national and global cultural institutions. It successfully provides a historical explanation for the museum/gallery’s relationship to video art from its emergence in the gallery to the beginnings of its acceptance as a global art phenomenon. Read More..

Commodore Robert F. Stockton, 1795–1866:

Protean Man for a Protean Nation
R. John Brockmann
ISBN: 9781604976304

To follow the life of Commodore Robert Field Stockton is to find oneself in the middle of nearly every important event occurring between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, and to discover their deeply paradoxical elements. Historians of the Early Republic and antebellum naval operations will discover hitherto unknown or unappreciated materials and texts in the protean odyssey of this unsung American hero. Read More..

An American Urban Residential Landscape, 1890–1920:

Chicago in the Progressive Era
Craig Turnbull
ISBN: 9781604976137

In this first full-length study of improvement and NIAs, Craig Turnbull explores the ideas and behavior of key improvement ideologues and practitioners. The book outlines the rural origins of improvement, and examines why Chicago became a focal point of grassroots improvement during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Read More..

 

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