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The Administration of Buddhism in China:

A Study and Translation of Zanning and the Topical Compendium of the Buddhist Clergy (Da Song Seng shilue)
Albert Welter
ISBN: 9781604979428

"Albert Welter’s magisterial study and translation of Zanning’s Da Song Seng shilüe is a scholarly tour de force. It confirms his reputation as the premier exegete of his generation on the Song-dynasty Buddhist tradition." —Robert Buswell, Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Humanities, Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies, and Director of the Center for Buddhist Studies, UCLA Read More..

African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World

Ana Lucia Araujo
ISBN: 9781604978926

"The memory of slavery and the slave trade has strongly influenced how history is understood. What is remembered and why are clearly identified as major historical themes of analysis in this valuable collection." – Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Read More..

After the Disaster:

Re-creating Community and Well-Being at Buffalo Creek since the Notorious Coal-Mining Disaster in 1972
T. P. Schwartz-Barcott
ISBN: 9781604975505

This unique book illustrates how community residents struggle to re-create community and well-being after a serious ecological shock. The resilience of the human character and the adaptability of community structures form the core of this book. 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..

Archaeoastronomy in East Asia:

Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea
David Pankenier, Zhentao Xu, and Yaotiao Jiang
ISBN: 9781604975871

“A spectacular follow-up [to an earlier work] with the same high quality and the same excellent expertise … an important source of data and inspiration for a much wider circle of scholars for whom the historical study of astronomy is limited by language barriers.” –Journal for the History of Astronomy Read More..

Asian Millenarianism:

An Interdisciplinary Study of the Taiping and Tonghak Rebellions in a Global Context
Hong Beom Rhee
ISBN: 9781934043424

This groundbreaking book re-examines the Taiping and the Tonghak movements in nineteenth-century Asia using a much wider range of sources than have been used by scholars in the past. Read More..

Assyrians, Kurds, and Ottomans:

Intercommunal Relations on the Periphery of the Ottoman Empire
Hirmis Aboona
ISBN: 9781604975833

This work, through its rich depictions of tribal and religious diversity within Mesopotamia, steps away from the age-old oversimplified rubric of an “Arab Muslim” Middle East, and into the cultural mosaic that is more representative of the region. Read More..

Ban Gu's History of Early China

Anthony E. Clark
ISBN: 9781604975611

“Provides us with a sophisticated approach to the study of ancient history. In addition, it has shown us a far more nuanced and varied political landscape than we normally see. In these ways, the author has paved the way for future studies of Chinese political culture and historiography, and for this we are indebted to him.” – Journal of the American Oriental Society Read More..

Belief-based Energy Technology Development in the United States:

A Comparative Study of Nuclear Power and Synthetic Fuel Policies
Chi-Jen Yang
ISBN: 9781604976366

This innovative book is a comparative study of two energy policies that illustrates how and why technical fixes in energy policy failed in the United States. Energy policy communities; historians of the Cold War, American history, and technology; and sociologists would find this book an invaluable resource. 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..

Britain and Kenya’s Constitutions, 1950–1960

Robert Maxon
ISBN: 9781604977769

This is the first study of constitution making during a critical decade of British rule in Kenya to be based on a thorough examination of archival sources, including secret intelligence reports and British cabinet records. These allow for a more complete appreciation of the forces that produced the specific constitutional dispensations. Read More..

The British Imperial Pyramid of Power:

Manning an Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century, 1800–1914
Colin Newbury
ISBN: 9781604978933

“This book encompasses a wide range of detail from the complex history of British imperialism and combines this with a systematic analysis of subordinate categories and issues. ... This monumental study has a wide sweep both over chronological time and geographically.” – Raymond E. Dumett, Purdue University Read More..

Building a Healthy Black Harlem:

Health Politics in Harlem, New York, from the Jazz Age to the Great Depression
Jamie Wilson
ISBN: 9781604976243

"Wilson's book is a valuable contribution to our knowledge of a place and time better known for its famous writers and artists than for the quotidian struggles of its workers facing racism and the structural economic trap of high rents and low wages ... Wilson's book is an impressive achievement that updates social history with fresh material and perspectives and makes important interventions in the literature on African American urbanization." – Afro-Americans in New York: Life and History 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..

Charles Dupin (1784–1873) and His Influence on France:

The Contributions of a Mathematician, Educator, Engineer, and Statesman
Margaret Bradley
ISBN: 9781604977516

This is the first published study of Charles Dupin and his entire life’s work. It illuminates his work and contribution in so many spheres, as well as his contacts with other scientists and educators. It showcases Dupin’s important contributions during a period of tremendous changes in France. 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..

The Classic of Changes in Cultural Context:

A Textual Archaeology of the Yi jing
Scott Davis
ISBN: 9781604978087

This highly unique study focuses on the archaic core of the Classic of Changes and proposes a structural anthropological analysis for two reasons. First, unlike many treatments of the Yi jing, there is a concern to place the text carefully in the context of the ancient culture which created it. Second, the approach differs from traditional exegesis which did not and ultimately could not address problems of textual understanding in a holistic sense. This book is not a translation of the Classic of Changes; it is a careful interpretation, or rather method of exploration, of the connectivities and topography of the text as a whole. 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..

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..

Cosmopolitanism in China, 1600–1950

Minghui Hu and Johan Elverskog
ISBN: 9781604979008

"This important book offers opportunities to craft a more sensible and persuasive understanding of how China’s early modern regional world became part of a late twentieth-century Inner Asian and East Asian world region." —R. Bin Wong, Distinguished Professor of History, UCLA; and Director, UCLA Asia Institute Read More..

The Creole Elite and the Rise of Angolan Proto-Nationalism, 1870–1920

Jacopo Corrado
ISBN: 9781604975291

This groundbreaking book is about Angolan literature and culture. It investigates a segment of Angolan history and literature, with which even Portuguese-speaking readers are generally not familiar. Read More..

The Crimsoned Hills of Onondaga:

Romantic Antiquarians and the Euro-American Invention of Native American Prehistory
De Villo Sloan
ISBN: 9781604975031

In this highly unique and beautifully written book, Professor De Villo Sloan applies literary analysis to antiquarian writing––a body of work most often associated with the history of archaeology. Read More..

The Duke of Queensberry and the Union of Scotland and England:

James Douglas and the Act of Union of 1707
Collins McKay
ISBN: 9781604975062

This is an essential reference for all collections in European history as no other work on this subject deals with the development of Queensberry's political ideas and is based on the extensive primary sources available at Drumlanrig castle. Read More..

The Dutch American Identity:

Staging Memory and Ethnicity in Community Celebrations
Terence Schoone-Jongen
ISBN: 9781604975659

Each year, thousands of communities across the United States celebrate their ethnic heritages, values, and identities through the medium of festivals. This unique book examines five Dutch American festivals in order to determine what such festivals mean and do for the staging communities. 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..

Egyptian-Jewish Emigrés in Australia

Racheline Barda
ISBN: 9781604977639

An important contribution to the research on contemporary Australian society as well as diaspora and Jewish studies, this book examines a topic that has rarely been reported on or studied. It is the first comprehensive study on the immigration and integration of Egyptian-Jewish people into Australian society. Read More..

Egyptian-Jewish Emigrés in Australia (Softcover)

Racheline Barda
ISBN: 9781604977967

An important contribution to the research on contemporary Australian society as well as diaspora and Jewish studies, this book examines a topic that has rarely been reported on or studied. It is the first comprehensive study on the immigration and integration of Egyptian-Jewish people into Australian society. Read More..

Elementary Education and Motivation in Islam:

Perspectives of Medieval Muslim Scholars, 750–1400 CE
Eeqbal Hassim
ISBN: 9781604977103

"The scholars who wrote on elementary education focused on ideals and expectations that were anomalous to educational practice as portrayed in some historical anecdotes. Accordingly,this book argues that this idealism and the centuries old traditions in elementary education and motivation simply reflect the faith and zeal of a civilization that carried out the task of educating children with the obedience of God in mind. This is an important book for all Islamic studies collections, particularly in the areas of history, education, psychology,and Arabic literature. - Targheeb 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..

English Journeys:

National and Cultural Identity in 1930s and 1940s England
Peter Lowe
ISBN: 9781604978131

This book is concerned with the period in which the discussion of English identity assumed such importance because it could not be assumed that the nation itself would survive. The debate over the country’s identity, structure, and future direction was very real, and many of the issues it stimulated are very much a part of the ongoing discussion of England’s identity today. As such, this book is a valuable addition to collections in literature and history. 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..

Fascist and Anti-Fascist Propaganda in America:

The Dispatches of Italian Ambassador Gelasio Caetani
Pellegrino Nazzaro
ISBN: 9781934043660

"Scholars are in Nazzaro’s debt for his research in recuperating and focusing on an important slice of Italian American memory--one that should be part of their identity--and for his contribution to correcting the historical record that sees Italian Americans responding to the manipulation of the prominenti as active or passive supporters of Italian Fascism up to the entrance of the United States into World War II. ... Nazzaro has helped reopen the issue of the struggle between Fascism and anti-Fascism in the United States, especially in the 1920s." – H-net Read More..

The Fifohazana:

Madagascar’s Indigenous Christian Movement
Cynthia Holder Rich
ISBN: 9781604975819

The Fifohazana is one of the most intriguing current instances of indigenous Christianity in the world. This volume provides the reader with a very clear understanding of what the Fifohazanamovement is all about historically, theologically, in terms of the main characters involved, its tremendous contributions to what a Christian healing ministry might ideally be, and as it relates to the larger world of church and society. The book is strengthened by the contributions of a diverse international group of scholars and participants in the movement. Read More..

The Genius of Kinship:

The Phenomenon of Human Kinship and the Global Diversity of Kinship Terminologies
German Dziebel
ISBN: 9781934043653

As a book that brings together evolutionary and sociocultural anthropology, The Genius of Kinship will be a critical addition for all Anthropology collections. Read More..

Girls Becoming Teachers:

An Historical Analysis of Western Australian Women Teachers, 1911–1940
Janina Trotman
ISBN: 9781604975864

More recent scholarship has called for the need to investigate the subjective experiences of becoming and being a woman teacher thus creating a greater set of bounded studies which pay close attention to ethnic, class and regional differences as well as instances where women teachers exercised autonomy and resistance. This book challenges the assumption that families and schools unproblematically reproduced prevailing gender regimes. Read More..

The Green Roosevelt:

Theodore Roosevelt in Appreciation of Wilderness, Wildlife, and Wild Places
Zachary Michael Jack
ISBN: 9781604976939

A handful of collections of Roosevelt’s outdoor writings published to date have mostly followed two well-worn paths: Roosevelt the Sportsman and Roosevelt the Adventurer. This nature-appreciative anthology, then, aims to show a kinder, gentler TR, a man who, importantly, rendered false the supposed divide between sportsman and naturalist. 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 Seating, 3000 BC to 2000 AD:

Function versus Aesthetics
Jenny Pynt and Joy Higgs
ISBN: 9781604977189

This book is unique in its approach to seating because it draws together evidence that relates to seating that facilitates health and task while also addressing aesthetic factors. This evidence creates an understanding of how seats may be designed to not only promote bodily health but also allow functional optimisation of sitting and seating. Read More..

Historical Portraits of Women Home Scientists:

The University Of New Zealand, 1911–1947
Tanya Fitzgerald and Jenny Collins
ISBN: 9781604977790

This book offers an historical portrait of the first generations of women home scientists at the University of New Zealand in the early decades of the twentieth century. The lives and careers of early home scientists are traced to understand how these women transcended views that their work was little more than “glorified housekeeping”. 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..

A History of Daoism and the Yao People of South China

Eli Alberts
ISBN: 9781934043141

“The book is truly delightful…this is the first book that combines Chinese, Japanese and Western perspectives on the study of Yao identity and religion. The extremely creative interpretation, using a large amount of materials that hitherto have not attracted much attention, makes what might have been a boring topic fascinating and meaningful. This book is indeed an excellent example of the study of ethnic relations.” - Asian Anthropology Read More..

The Humble and the Heroic:

Wartime Italian Americans
Salvatore LaGumina
ISBN: 9780977356775

"Recommended." - CHOICE Read More..

The Humble and the Heroic:

Wartime Italian Americans (Hardcover)
Salvatore J. LaGumina
ISBN: 9781934043462

A seminal account of the Italian American experience in World War II that is long overdue. 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..

Invisible Indians:

Native Americans in Pennsylvania
David J. Minderhout and Andrea T. Frantz
ISBN: 9781604975116

This book is a much-needed addition to the literature on Native American identity today which is a critical issue in contemporary Native American politics. The book also debunks the official state stance that no Native Americans exist in Pennsylvania. Read More..

The Ismaili-Sufi Sage of Pamir:

Mubarak-i Wakhani and the Esoteric Tradition of the Pamiri Muslims
Abdulmamad Iloliev
ISBN: 9781934043974

There has been no serious scholarly research conducted on Mubarak-i Wakhani’s life and works. This book is the first introductory study on the subject, and provides the first systematic presentation of the seminal Islamic figure. Read More..

The Italian Americans

Third Edition
Luciano J. Iorizzo and Salvatore Mondello
ISBN: 9780977356751

Now in its third edition, this work is recognized as the definitive achievement and standard text on the Italian American experience. Read More..

Japan's Economy by Proxy in the Seventeenth Century:

China, the Netherlands, and the Bakufu
Michael S. Laver
ISBN: 9781604975000

This eloquently detailed account illuminates the tremendous impact that the Japanese economy had on Asia and on the foreigners trading in Japan in the seventeenth century. This is a valuable addition to all collections in Asian Studies and World History. 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..

Lineage Society on the Southeastern Coast of China:

The Impact of Japanese Piracy in the 16th Century
Ivy Maria Lim
ISBN: 9781604977271

"This book is a gem. On the basis of sound historical detective work, Lim has produced a creative, interesting, and carefully researched study." - Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

Love of the Land:

Essential Farm and Conservation Readings from an American Golden Age, 1880–1920
Zachary Michael Jack
ISBN: 9781934043332

A singular book that crosses interdisciplinary boundaries. It is an important archive of early work for agricultural historians. Read More..

The Lyrical Resonance Between Chinese Poets and Painters:

The Tradition and Poetics of Tihuashi
Daan Pan
ISBN: 9781604977417

"The depth of insight that this book provides into the increasingly complex interrelations between the “Three Absolutes” (sanjue: poetry, painting, and calligraphy), especially between the first two, far surpasses any previous English-language study of the subject." - Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

Majimbo in Kenya’s Past:

Federalism in the 1940s and 1950s
Robert Maxon
ISBN: 9781604979831

"After discussing the Dawe’s plan, presented to the Colonial Office in 1942 and calling for a grant of self-government to Kenya’s settlers in the White Highlands, Maxon discusses the majimbo plans put forward in the 1950s. ... This is a work of impressive and careful scholarship." —International Journal of African Historical Studies (IJAHS 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..

Missionary Practices on the Gold Coast, 1832–1895:

Discourse, Gaze and Gender in the Basel Mission in Pre-Colonial West Africa
Seth Quartey
ISBN: 9781934043448

A valuable scholarly analysis of the ways that the practices of members of the Basel Mission informed the nineteenth-century mission field of the Gold Coast. Read More..

Mussolini’s Cities:

Internal Colonialism in Italy, 1930-1939
Federico Caprotti
ISBN: 9781934043530

This book examines the Pontine Marshes project and brings together cohesive strands of research which have not appeared alongside one another before. Read More..

Music Makes the Nation:

Nationalist Composers and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Benjamin Curtis
ISBN: 9781604975222

As one of the very few broad, comparative studies of nationalist music, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars in history and musicology. In addition, as a groundbreaking analysis of the socio-political functions of nationalist music, the book will be of interest to those studying nationalism and political science. Read More..

Music in Ancient China:

An Archaeological and Art Historical Study of Strings, Winds, and Drums during the Eastern Zhou and Han Periods (770 BCE-220 CE)
Ingrid Furniss
ISBN: 9781604975208

Winner of the 2010 Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize by the American Musical Instrument Society. This prize is awarded for the most distinguished book-length work in English which best furthers the Society's goal to promote study of the history, design, and use of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods. Read More..

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..

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..

Narrating the American West:

New Forms of Historical Memory
Jordana Finnegan
ISBN: 9781604975192

"This insightful study offers a literary and historical critique of various western narratives ... Finnegan's discussion of Janet Campbell Hale is especially strong, providing compelling insights into work by a Native author without deep tribal or reservation ties in her background ... Finnegan's discussion of all of these western texts in a postmodern context and her insights about regionalism, narrative structure, and autobiography make this volume an important contribution to the study of western American literature." - Western American Literature Read More..

The Nationalization of Latvians and the Issue of Serfdom:

The Baltic German Literary Contribution in the 1780s and 1790s
Andrew Blumbergs
ISBN: 9781604975567

In the second half of the eighteenth century, an intellectual discourse developed in Livonia which shed light on the disastrous social conditions of the indigenous population. This book examines the premise that the resulting “nationalization” of the Latvians occurred in the 1780s and 1790s as a result of a German Enlightenment in Livonia. 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..

Notable Black Memphians

Miriam DeCosta-Willis
ISBN: 9781604975055

Based on ten years of research in archives and libraries, Notable Black Memphians is a vital addition to all collections in African American studies and American 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..

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 (paperback)
Jiawei Shen
ISBN: 9781604979510

"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..

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..

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade:

Interactions, Identities, and Images
Ana Lucia Araujo
ISBN: 9781604977479

Examines the complex and unique human, cultural, and religious exchanges that resulted from the enslavement and the trade of Africans in the North and the South Atlantic regions during the transatlantic slave trade era. 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..

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..

Power and Politics in Tenth-Century China:

The Former Shu Regime
Hongjie Wang
ISBN: 9781604977646

This book sheds much light on the complicated national politics and intricate interstate relations of the divided tenth-century China. It examines how Wang Jian, a military governor of Tang, rose to power from obscurity in the chaotic late ninth century and founded an empire in what is today’s Sichuan province in the early tenth century. 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..

Public Memory of Slavery:

Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic
Ana Lucia Araujo
ISBN: 9781604977141

"An important and provocative work. No other study so thoroughly chronicles the fraught and ambiguous history of memorializing slavery in the South Atlantic. Araujo’s ability to ‘read’ multiple sources – both discursive and non-discursive – makes the book truly interdisciplinary in scope. It will be a crucial starting point for all future studies of slavery and memory in Benin and Brazil." – James H. Sweet, Journal of African History 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..

Race and the Assemblies of God Church:

The Journey from Azusa Street to the "Miracle of Memphis"
Joe Newman
ISBN: 9781934043554

Utilizing the extensive archival holdings of the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center, this is the first book to chronicle the treatment of African Americans by the largest, predominantly white, Pentecostal denomination in the United States. 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..

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..

The Role of International Exhibitions in Britain, 1850–1910:

Perceptions of Economic Decline and the Technical Education Issue
Anthony Edwards
ISBN: 9781604975307

This unique book systematically explores the relationship between participation in international exhibitions, the state of the economy, and the issue of technical education from a British perspective. 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..

The Sakoku Edicts and the Politics of Tokugawa Hegemony

Michael S. Laver
ISBN: 9781604977387

This book translates and illuminates the specific machinery of Japan’s foreign relations, especially as it pertained to European trade and Christianity. In so doing, this study will situate the edicts––which are largely taken for granted, even though little has been studied––in Japan’s early modern history. Read More..

Schools as Dangerous Places:

A Historical Perspective
Anthony Potts and Tom O'Donoghue
ISBN: 9781934043769

Schools as Dangerous Places delivers a historical perspective of schools in a manner that compels us to examine the dangers in institutions through a very different lens.The emphases range from dangers emanating from the institutions themselves and the patterns of relationships that developed in them, to what occurred due to particular ideologies and practices connected with sport, sex, religion, and science. Read More..

The Separation of Early Christianity from Judaism

Marianne Dacy
ISBN: 9781604977004

"The book covers an enormous amount of material on the relationship between early Christianity and Judaism, but presents this in a highly accessible manner, clearly showing how the separation between the two emerged over time ... It is essential for the shelves of academic institutions and public libraries, and it will also be a helpful supplement to the libraries both of scholars and Christian and Jewish religious leaders." - Jewish-Christian Relations Read More..

Sexing Political Culture in the History of France

Alison M. Moore
ISBN: 9781604978223

"Provides an insightful overview of the kind of scholarship of gender and sexuality that has emerged in the last decade, and stands as an invaluable resource for historians." – Canadian Journal of History Read More..

The Shaping of Popular Consent:

A Comparative Study of the Soviet Union and the United States 1929-1941
Alexander McGregor
ISBN: 9781934043592

"A fascinating insight…very rich in examples, and provides an extensive historical background…would recommend the book." - Russian Journal of Communication 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..

A Sicilian in East Harlem

Salvatore Mondello
ISBN: 9780977356720

Through this rich and vivid recollection, we relive an important moment of Sicilian immigration that must be known. 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..

Sons of Garibaldi in Blue and Gray:

Italians in the American Civil War
Frank W. Alduino and David J. Coles
ISBN: 9781934043806

Not much has been written about the Italian immigrant experience prior to 1880. This book, through careful analysis of sparse primary and archival sources, brings to life the Civil War-time trials and tribulations of several notable Italian Americans. 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..

Technology and the Big House in Ireland, c. 1800–c.1930

Charles Carson
ISBN: 9781604976359

By examining the range, costs, and changing nature of the technologies employed, this unique book makes an important contribution to a deeper understanding of life in the big house in Ireland circa 1800 to circa 1930. It is an important reference source for Irish study groups worldwide. 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..

Transatlantic Memories of Slavery:

Reimagining the Past, Changing the Future
Elisa Bordin and Anna Scacchi
ISBN: 9781604979039

"With great courage, sharp intuition and professional dedication they have tackled some of the most controversial issues of historical revision and imaginative projection linked to the slave trade all over the world."—European Journal of American Studies Read More..

Up Close and Personal:

Portraits from Socrates to Hitler
Dr. Rita Botwinick
ISBN: 9780977356706

This text masterfully employs 'History as Storytelling' to enliven the pages of Western Civilization. Read More..

Welsh Mythology:

A Neo-Structuralist Analysis
Jonathan Miles-Watson
ISBN: 9781604976205

This work uses Claude Lévi-Strauss’ inspirational lecture as a launchpad for an exploration of a group of related medieval Welsh myths. This book is the first sustained attempt to follow his intuitive suggestions about several Mabinogion myths with a detailed Structuralist analysis of the Mabinogion. This most unique anthropological examination of the Mabinogion leads to a rethinking of some important aspects of Structuralism. Read More..

West Across the Pacific:

American Involvement in East Asia from 1898 to the Vietnam War
F. Hilary Conroy, Francis Conroy and Sophie Quinn-Judge
ISBN: 9781934043882

West Across the Pacific is both a contribution to peace research in history and to a foreign policy guided modestly by empiricism and realism as the most reliable method. Read More..

The Wilsonian Persuasion in American Foreign Policy

Matthew C. Price
ISBN: 9781934043820

Provides a detailed account of one of the great turning points in American and world history, the American embrace of globalism. Read More..

Women and Rebel Communities in the Cuban Insurgent Movement, 1952–1959

Linda Klouzal
ISBN: 9781604975253

This rare and important study on the people, groups, and activist regions involved in the Cuban insurrection of the 1950s sheds much-needed light on the localized and social aspects of the struggle––a topic that relatively little has been written on. 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..

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..

 

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