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Algeria on Screen:

Society, Politics, and Culture in the Films of Merzak Allouache
Nabil Boudraa
ISBN: 9781621965008

Reveals how Allouache broke away from state-run cinema to create an original style. This book offers contextual background and insightful perspectives to illustrate the complexity that characterizes Algeria. Read More..

American Foreign Policy and National Security

Paul R. Viotti
ISBN: 9781621965015

"With his new volume, Professor Paul Viotti has made an important contribution to the study of national security and the decision making process that underpins it." —Amb. Christopher R. Hill, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs and former US Ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Poland, Macedonia, and Albania Read More..

American Foreign Policy and National Security

Paul R. Viotti
ISBN: 9781621965381

"With his new volume, Professor Paul Viotti has made an important contribution to the study of national security and the decision making process that underpins it." —Amb. Christopher R. Hill, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs and former US Ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Poland, Macedonia, and Albania Read More..

Antón Pérez:

Manuel Sánchez Mármol’s Novel of Race, War, and Passion
Terry Rugeley
ISBN: 9781604979602

"A significant contribution to the literary and historical literature. It provides a unique perspective on 19th-century Mexican society, politics and culture. General readers as well as academics in literature and history (particularly) will benefit from the high-quality work undertaken ... fully accessible to general readers and specialists alike, who will especially appreciate the finely crafted and highly intelligent introduction." —Andrew Wood, Rutland Professor of History/History of the Americas, University of Tulsa Read More..

Black Women Slaves Who Nourished A Nation:

Artistic Renderings of Wet Nurses in Brazil
Kimberly Cleveland
ISBN: 9781604979596

"This book is a remarkable accomplishment. It grows out of Kimberly Cleveland’s depth of knowledge not only of Brazilian art history but, equally, her considerable and nuanced understanding of the complexities of racial and class relationships; medical, social and economic histories; as well as the poignant, intimate, and often tragic stories of black wet nurses in Brazilian urban society and the roles they played within the white elite power structures." —Edward J. Sullivan, New York University Read More..

The Chinese Lyric Sequence:

Poems, Paintings, Anthologies
Joseph R. Allen
ISBN: 9781621964780

"The writing is lucid and accessible, and the book is a great pleasure to read from beginning to end. This book will be invaluable for both specialists in the field of Chinese literature and general readers who are interested in Chinese poetry and aesthetics; it will be essential reading for scholars and students in classical Chinese literature, cultural history, and art history.” —Tian Xiaofei, Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University Read More..

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..

Decadence in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture:

A Comparative and Literary-Historical Reevaluation
Hongjian Wang
ISBN: 9781621965435

"A fascinating study, Decadence in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture analyzes work by literary luminaries such as Yu Dafu, Shao Xunmei, Yu Hua, Su Tong, Wang Shuo, Wang Xiaobo, and Lin Lichuan, exposing writers’ use of the perverse and the decadent to counter traditional aesthetics and excessive politicization while carving out a new modern position for Chinese letters. This book brilliantly illuminates many hidden corners in a complex literary history." —Wendy Larson, University of Oregon Read More..

Deglobalization and International Security

T. X. Hammes
ISBN: 9781604979657

"Provides an often sobering look at the changes the world is experiencing and the challenges it presents to both military and civil readers. Tying in rapid economic change to larger picture strategic considerations, this work is a good read for academics as well as those in leadership roles in the armed services or industry." —Naval Institute Proceedings Read More..

Deglobalization and International Security

(paperback edition)
T. X. Hammes
ISBN: 9781621964735

"T.X. Hammes' ideas about a Fourth Industrial Revolution and the 'deglobalization' it will spur should be considered and debated by security professionals the world over—particularly those in the U.S. defense establishment. Highly recommended!" —Robert O. Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense Read More..

Deterrence by Denial:

Theory and Practice
Alex S. Wilner and Andreas Wenger
ISBN: 9781621965503

“Alex Wilner and Andreas Wenger have assembled a stellar collection of contributors for a timely and penetrating examination of a form of deterrence that has never got the attention it deserves, because of the focus on punitive nuclear deterrence, yet has much wider strategic applications.” —Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London Read More..

Deterrence by Denial:

Theory and Practice
Alex S. Wilner and Andreas Wenger
ISBN: 9781621965510

“Alex Wilner and Andreas Wenger have assembled a stellar collection of contributors for a timely and penetrating examination of a form of deterrence that has never got the attention it deserves, because of the focus on punitive nuclear deterrence, yet has much wider strategic applications.” —Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London 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..

Early Modern Bromance:

Love, Friendship, and Marriage in Sixteenth-Century Italian Academies
Aria Dal Molin
ISBN: 9781621965527

"This well-organized study is an innovative work that will find some very interested readers. The arguments throughout the whole book are very good. In particular, the discussion of the Sacrificio is very persuasive and includes excellent observations on its reworkings of Petrarch." —Janet Smarr, Professor of Theater, Department of Italian Studies, University of California San Diego 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..

Ensuring National Government Stability After US Counterinsurgency Operations:

The Critical Measure of Success (paperback edition)
Dallas Shaw
ISBN: 9781604979619

"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

"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..

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..

A History of Taiwan Literature

Ye Shitao
ISBN: 9781621964773

The book is a rigorous, comprehensive treatment; it goes to great lengths to devote attention to all major writers in the history of Taiwan as well as many who were not as prominent. Ye has been fair and evenhanded in the writing of his literary history of Taiwan; there is little, if any, tendentiousness in the book. Read More..

Human Rights Ombudsmen in Latin America:

From Justitieombudsman to Defensor del Pueblo
Erika Moreno
ISBN: 9781621965251

This study aims to define the Defensoría del Pueblo, provide context for its emergence in Latin America, and examine variations in the structure of the office and its implications for democracy and its citizens. Through systematic, regional analysis with Bolivia and Colombia as case studies, this book sheds light on how the agencies in these countries have evolved, their contributions to human rights, and the impact of this unsung institution. Read More..

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..

Insects in Chinese Literature:

A Study and Anthology
Wilt L. Idema
ISBN: 9781604979541

"Beginning with a discussion of Lu Xun’s collaborative Chinese translation of a German translation of Dutch insect fables, Idema shows how anthropomorphic fabulation has indeed a rich tradition in Chinese popular literature. As always, Idema provides a wide range of delightful and readable translations that demonstrate a hitherto unknown side of Chinese literature.” —Stephen Owen, Harvard University Read More..

Intercultural Interventions:

Politics, Community, and Environment in the Otavalo Valley
John Stolle-McAllister
ISBN: 9781621964254

A penetrating examination of interculturality and its role in politics, community, and environment in the Otavalo Valley of Ecuador. 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..

Learning from Russia’s Recent Wars:

Why, Where, and When Russia Might Strike Next
Neal G. Jesse
ISBN: 9781621964766

"Solidly based on cutting-edge research in Russian politics and international relations theory, Jesse’s study also contributes to these fields, while not becoming overly theory-centric. A must read for anyone seeking to understand Russia’s past with an eye to the future." —Christopher Marsh, Director, Center for Strategic Research, Joint Special Operations University Read More..

Learning from Russia’s Recent Wars:

Why, Where, and When Russia Might Strike Next
Neal G. Jesse
ISBN: 9781621965411

"Solidly based on cutting-edge research in Russian politics and international relations theory, Jesse’s study also contributes to these fields, while not becoming overly theory-centric. A must read for anyone seeking to understand Russia’s past with an eye to the future." —Christopher Marsh, Director, Center for Strategic Research, Joint Special Operations University Read More..

Locating Taiwan Cinema in the Twenty-First Century

Paul G. Pickowicz and Yingjin Zhang
ISBN: 9781621965459

“Highlighting a multitude of glocal, sociopolitical, and aesthetic-ethical transcodes, this book explores the complex trajectory of identity formation, structural transformation, and cultural dynamics of the island state since 2000. This volume is an essential sourcebook for students in world cinema.” —Ping-hui Liao, University of California, San Diego Read More..

Make America First Again:

Grand Strategy Analysis and the Trump Administration
Jacob Shively
ISBN: 9781621965039

"In Make America First Again: Grand Strategy Analysis and the Trump Administration, Jacob Shively lays the groundwork for what will no doubt be a long debate over Trump’s grand strategy, and he does so with wisdom and aplomb. All future work on this subject will have to refer to this book. An interesting, important, and most engaging read." —Christopher J. Fettweis, Professor of Political Science, Tulane University Read More..

Make America First Again:

Grand Strategy Analysis and the Trump Administration
Jacob Shively
ISBN: 9781621965404

"In Make America First Again: Grand Strategy Analysis and the Trump Administration, Jacob Shively lays the groundwork for what will no doubt be a long debate over Trump’s grand strategy, and he does so with wisdom and aplomb. All future work on this subject will have to refer to this book. An interesting, important, and most engaging read." —Christopher J. Fettweis, Professor of Political Science, Tulane University 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..

Monstrosity and Chinese Cultural Identity:

Xenophobia and the Reimagination of Foreignness in Vernacular Literature since the Song Dynasty
Isaac Yue
ISBN: 9781621965046

"Using selected key figures from Chinese literature from the Tang through the Qing, Isaac Yue traces the increasing attribution of monstrous qualities to foreigners as a means to demean the Other while inflating the stature of Chinese cultural identity. Yue’s sharp observations on the evolving images of Zhang Fei, Sun Wukong, and Zhong Kui will surely inspire a reevaluation of the cultural relevance of the texts in which these figures appear." —Robert E. Hegel, Washington University in St. Louis 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..

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..

Net Assessment and Military Strategy:

Retrospective and Prospective Essays
Thomas G. Mahnken
ISBN: 9781621964759

"Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the Cold War and, even more important, for the next generation of American strategists.” —Aaron L. Friedberg, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University Read More..

Net Assessment and Military Strategy:

Retrospective and Prospective Essays
Thomas G. Mahnken
ISBN: 9781621965398

"A compelling read for all aspiring and practicing strategists, this volume describes the discipline of net assessment from the perspective of practioners, including an opening chapter by Andrew Marshall. Great power competition demands a clear-headed understanding of how national security strategy is shaped ... Net Assessment and Military Strategy is an important tool in developing that understanding.” —General Paul J. Selva, USAF (ret.), 10th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 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..

Philosophy and Criticism in Latin America:

From Mariátegui to Sloterdijk
Mabel Moraña
ISBN: 9781621965428

"Through a meticulous discussion of the works and contexts of thinkers such as of José Carlos Mariátegui, Enrique Dussel, Bolívar Echeverría and Roger Bartra to Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, and Peter Sloterdijk, Mabel Moraña demonstrates that Latin American thought has not only been inseparable from Western philosophy but also from the determinants of its history and social struggles." —Adela Pineda Franco, Boston University 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

"Professor Li proves with rigorous, persuasive scholarship that the xiangyan genre was indeed a political exercise with a 600-year lineage. ... her study is diachronic; the poems and attached theories were aggressively articulated in the late Ming, continued through the Qing—despite charges of indecency—and taken up with zeal in the Republican era. ... she also firmly and solidly, with elegant argument and resourceful use of paratextual material, proves that poets, anthologists, editors, and essayists not only believed in the power of the sensual, but also advocated the authority of the sensual." —China Review International Read More..

Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Strategy

David W. Kearn, Jr.
ISBN: 9781604979640

"Kearn offers important insight into what must occur if nuclear deterrence is to remain a cornerstone of U.S. defense policy.” —James J. Wirtz, Dean of the School of International Graduate Studies, Naval Postgraduate School Read More..

Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Strategy

(paperback edition)
David W. Kearn, Jr.
ISBN: 9781621964728

"Any reader of this comprehensive and fair-minded account will be in a better position to understand the issues and alternatives." —Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Columbia University 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..

Remapping the Contested Sinosphere:

The Cross-cultural Landscape and Ethnoscape of Taiwan
Chia-rong Wu
ISBN: 9781621965442

"Examining trends and transformations that go up against rigidly conceived, monolithic cultural ideologies and the distinctive achievements of a new generation of Taiwanese writers in various literary subgenres, this book engages in dialogue with critical issues raised by Sinophone Studies and is at the same time a welcome new addition to the Taiwanese literature scholarship in the English-speaking world."—Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang, The University of Texas at Austin Read More..

Restoring Thucydides:

Testing Familiar Lessons and Deriving New Ones
Andrew R. Novo and Jay M. Parker
ISBN: 9781621964742

"The originality of the arguments advanced provides even scholars who have studied Thucydides for years much fresh insight on virtually every page.” —Scott A. Silverstone, Professor of International Relations and Deputy Head, Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy Read More..

Restoring Thucydides:

Testing Familiar Lessons and Deriving New Ones
Andrew R. Novo and Jay M. Parker
ISBN: 9781621965374

"An outstanding book that makes Thucydides accessible and resoundingly refutes the popularized notion of a ‘Thucydides trap.’Novo and Parker’s rich rendition gives context for The History, rescuing it from pinched readings and giving us access to even more valuable lessons about great power competition ...” —Kori Schake, Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute on 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..

Rethinking the Modern Chinese Canon:

Refractions across the Transpacific
Clara Iwasaki
ISBN: 9781621965473

"The book will benefit not only scholars of modern Chinese literature but of Sinophone studies, comparative literature, American studies, Asian American studies, transpacific studies, cultural studies, and even modern comparative history, and will be an important teaching tool in translation studies." —Ari L. N. Heinrich, Australian National 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..

The Soul of Jade Mountain

Husluman Vava
ISBN: 9781604979947

Cultural production, including literary work, has been a key element in the Indigenous struggle for decolonization worldwide. In Taiwan, ethnographic novels written in Chinese, such as The Soul of Jade Mountain (Yushan hun) by Bunun writer Husluman Vava (1958–2007), have been an important tool in the process of bringing the circumstances of Indigenous people to the attention of mainstream audiences. Read More..

Staging for the Emperors:

A History of Qing Court Theatre, 1683–1923
Liana Chen
ISBN: 9781621965480

"I have read this book with great pleasure and learned a lot from it. This study is evidently based on extensive and careful research of primary sources, and it presents a clear outline of the development of court drama during the Qing dynasty. Doing so, Liana Chen focuses on the reigns of Kangxi, Qianlong, and Jiaqing, and the years Cixi was in power. Such a study is very welcome." —Wilt Idema, Harvard University Read More..

A Taiwanese Literature Reader

Nikky Lin
ISBN: 9781621965053

According to Taiwanese writer and historian Ye Shitao, the development of Taiwanese literature during Japanese occupation can be divided into three stages: the “nascent period” (1920–1925), followed by the “mature period” (1926–1937), and finally the “war period” (1937–1945). The six stories in this collection are representative works from the mature period and the war period. Each story depicts different hardships and predicaments faced by Taiwan as a colony under Japanese rule, offering insight into how this part of Taiwan’s history continues to impact contemporary Taiwanese society. Read More..

Writing Poetry, Surviving War:

The Works of Refugee Scholar-Official Chen Yuyi (1090–1139)
Yugen Wang
ISBN: 9781621965466

"A meticulous study of Chen Yuyi’s evolution as a poet in the context of his personal experience and the literary trends in the transitional period between the Northern and the Southern Song. The copious and judicious translations of Chen’s poetic works are well executed and accompanied with incisive explications." —Xiaoshan Yang, University of Notre Dame Read More..

 

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