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Opening to China:

A Memoir of Normalization, 1981–1982
Charlotte Furth
ISBN: 9781604979848

"Written in an engaging and candid style, this book is a pleasure to read and opens a fascinating window on an intriguing but little studied moment in recent Chinese history.” —Jeffrey Wasserstrom, editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China Read More..

Painting History:

China’s Revolution in a Global Context
Jiawei Shen
ISBN: 9781604979398

"Never content to simply record history Shen Jiawei has taken a rigorously critical, analytical approach to the great movements and great figures that have shaped our world. This is true of his writing no less than his painting, and he has given us the rarest of books: a masterful history lesson by a master artist." —John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald Read More..

The Paternal Thanatographies of Paul Auster and Philip Roth:

American Kaddishim
Gerard O'Donoghue
ISBN: 9781621964285

A brilliant interpretation of Auster's and Roth's text as kaddishim through the juxtaposition of their given names in textual incorporation and acts. Read More..

Pedro Zamora, Sexuality, and AIDS Education:

The Autobiographical Self, Activism, and The Real World
Christopher Pullen
ISBN: 9781604979237

This book illuminates the significance of the work of Pedro Zamora and places in context contemporary needs for both HIV/AIDS education and the personal political context of sexual diversity. It is a must read for those in LGBT studies, communications, social work, and the performing arts. Read More..

Plato on Women:

Revolutionary Ideas for Gender Equality in an Ideal Society
Harald Haarmann
ISBN: 9781604979183

What has been produced up to the present regarding Plato's positions on the agenda of gender are disparate studies whose scope falls short of the whole range of angles from which Plato himself approached the issues, and the study of gender issues in Plato has remained unsystematic so far. In this book, Harald Haarmann provides the first systematic analysis of Plato's positions on gender and the role of women in an ideal society. Read More..

Strangers at Home:

Place, Belonging, and Australian Life Writing
Jack Bowers
ISBN: 9781604979343

"A very accessible and readable volume, as well as intriguing and original in its approach. Bowers has achieved something here that is unique, and that should appeal to anyone who has given any thought to the character of their life, to the stories through which their life is shaped, to the places with which their life is inextricably entangled." —Jeff Malpas, Distinguished Professor, University of Tasmania Read More..

Plato’s Sophia:

His Philosophical Endeavor in Light of Its Spiritual Currents and Undercurrents
Harald Haarmann
ISBN: 9781604979633

When we maintain the modern separation of the philosophical from the spiritual and neglect the spiritual currents, our comprehension of Plato's intentions as manifested in his philosophical discourse remains greatly obscured. This study aims at achieving a balance. Read More..

The Poetics and Politics of Sensuality in China:

The “Fragrant and Bedazzling” Movement (1600-1930)
Xiaorong Li
ISBN: 9781604979527

“'Fragrant and Bedazzling,' as a poetic genre, a gendered imaginary, and a structure of feeling, marks one of the most neglected literary phenomena of early modern China. Professor Xiaorong Li has offered an inspiring and fascinating study of how Chinese elite and popular cultures conceive of eroticism, and how writings about sensuality facilitate both libertine aestheticism and body politics. As the first of its kind, this book will be of great importance to anyone interested in Chinese history of sexuality and textuality, gender studies, and affective modernity." —David Der-wei Wang, Harvard University Read More..

Post-Apartheid South Africa:

Economic and Social Inclusion
Vusi Gumede
ISBN: 9781604979299

"This is a highly recommended text for anyone who is concerned about Africa and not just South Africa alone." —Thandika Mkandawire, former Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics (LSE) Read More..

Postcolonial Heritage and Settler Well-Being:

The Historical Fictions of Roger McDonald
Christopher Lee
ISBN: 9781604979497

"Lee’s appraisal of McDonald’s take on the challenges faced by Australians—particularly Australian men—is intelligent, illuminating, and ‘appreciative’ without being overly respectful. ... He [McDonald] deserves the recognition afforded by being included in the ‘Australian Literature Series’ ... Under the general editorship of Susan Lever, the series has produced several studies [and] provides a valuable collective survey of the field, in the broader context of international literary developments." —Australian Book Review Read More..

 

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