Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society

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  1. Japan's Holy War
    A work of history documenting the late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century transformation of State Shinto into a radical ideology that ultimately drove Japan into a holy war against Western civilization.... Learn More
    Published: 3rd April 2009
    Hardback | £95.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  2. National History and the World of Nations
    Focusing on Japan, France, and the United States, Christopher L. Hill reveals how the writing of national history in the late nineteenth century made the reshaping of the world by capitalism and the nation-state seem natural and... Learn More
    Published: 16th January 2009
    Hardback | £90.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  3. Dancing with the Dead
    Challenging conventional understandings of time and memory, Christopher T. Nelson examines how contemporary Okinawans have contested, appropriated, and transformed the burdens and possibilities of the past. Nelson explores the... Learn More
    Published: 12th December 2008
    Hardback | £86.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  4. Kingdom of Beauty
    A Study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia UniversityKingdom of Beauty shows that the discovery of mingei (folk art) by Japanese intellectuals in the 1920s and 1930s was central to the complex process by which Japan... Learn More
    Published: 20th July 2007
    Hardback | £90.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  5. Writing Taiwan
    This collection is the first volume in English to examine the entire span of modern Taiwanese literature, from the first decades of the twentieth century to the present.... Learn More
    Published: 24th January 2007
    Hardback | £99.00
    Paperback | £25.99
  6. Japan After Japan
    Scholars of history, anthropology, literature, and film explore the transformations in Japanese politics, culture, and society since Japans recession of the early 1990s.... Learn More
    Published: 4th October 2006
    Hardback | £99.00
    Paperback | £25.99
  7. Two Dreams in One Bed
    Rethinking a key epoch in East Asian history, Hyun Ok Park formulates a new understanding of early-twentieth-century Manchuria. Most studies of the history of modern Manchuria examine the turbulent relations of the Chinese state... Learn More
    Published: 4th November 2005
    Hardback | £90.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  8. Policing Chinese Politics
    Beginning with the bloody communist purges of the Jiangxi era of the late 1920s and early 1930s and moving forward to the wild excesses of the Cultural Revolution, Policing Chinese Politics explores the question of revolutionary... Learn More
    Published: 18th July 2005
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    Paperback | £25.99
  9. Envisioning Taiwan
    In discussions of postcolonial nationhood and cultural identity, Taiwan is often overlooked. Yet the island—with its complex history of colonization—presents a particularly fascinating case of the struggle to define... Learn More
    Published: 7th October 2004
    Hardback | £90.00
  10. Text and the City
    Maeda Ai was a prominent literary critic and an influential public intellectual in late-twentieth-century Japan. Text and the City is the first book of his work to appear in English. A literary and cultural critic deeply engaged... Learn More
    Published: 25th March 2004
    Hardback | £95.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  11. Gender and National Literature
    Boldly challenging traditional understandings of Heian literature, Tomiko Yoda reveals the connections between gender, nationalism, and cultural representation evident in prevailing interpretations of classic Heian texts. Renowned... Learn More
    Published: 22nd March 2004
    Hardback | £86.00
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  12. The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema
    In one of the first English-language studies of Korean cinema to date, Kyung Hyun Kim shows how the New Korean Cinema of the past quarter century has used the trope of masculinity to mirror the profound sociopolitical changes... Learn More
    Published: 8th March 2004
    Hardback | £90.00
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  13. Before the Nation
    Exploring the emergence and evolution of theories of nationhood that continue to be evoked in present-day Japan, Susan L. Burns provides a close examination of the late-eighteenth-century intellectual movement kokugaku, which... Learn More
    Published: 2nd December 2003
    Hardback | £86.00
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  14. The New Japanese Woman
    Presenting a vivid social history of “the new woman” who emerged in Japanese culture between the world wars, The New Japanese Woman shows how images of modern women burst into Japanese life in the midst of the urbanization,... Learn More
    Published: 16th April 2003
    Hardback | £86.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  15. Memoirs from the Beijing Film Academy
    After graduating from the Beijing Film Academy in 1982, directors like Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou transformed Chinese cinema with Farewell My Concubine, Yellow Earth, Raise the Red Lantern, and other international successes. Memoirs... Learn More
    Published: 9th January 2003
    Hardback | £86.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  16. Postcolonial Vietnam
    New nations require new histories of their struggles for nationhood. Postcolonial Vietnam takes us back to the 1950s to see how official Vietnamese historians and others rethought what counted as history, what producing history... Learn More
    Published: 26th November 2002
    Hardback | £90.00
    Paperback | £23.99
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