Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

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  1. Forgotten Disease
    Around the turn of the twentieth century, disorders that Chinese physicians had been writing about for over a millennium acquired new identities in Western medicine—sudden turmoil became cholera; flowers of heaven became smallpox;... Learn More
    Published: 17th October 2017
    Hardback | £73.00
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  2. Empires of Coal
    Underground Empires examines how Chinese views of strategic mineral resources developed in the last decades of the Qing dynasty.... Learn More
    Published: 22nd April 2015
    Hardback | £73.00
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  3. Reconstructing Bodies
    This book tracks the development of biomedicine in South Korea following liberation from Japan in 1945, covering the transition from Japanese imperial models of practice to an approximation of American and international models... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2013
    Hardback | £52.00
  4. Occupying Power
    Ordinary women helped restart Japan's postwar recovery by selling sex to Allied servicemen, but they were sacrificed as symbols of national shame by a country that has yet to recover full sovereignty.... Learn More
    Published: 8th February 2012
    Hardback | £78.00
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  5. Passage to Manhood
    Passage to Manhood is a groundbreaking and beautifully written ethnography that addresses the intersection of modernity, heroin use, and AIDS as they intersect in a new "rite-of-passage" among young ethnic-minority males in contemporary... Learn More
    Published: 14th October 2010
    Hardback | £74.00
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  6. Kinship, Contract, Community, and State
    This is an anthropological exploration of the roots of China's modernity in the country's own tradition, as seen especially in economic and kinship patterns.... Learn More
    Published: 31st January 2005
    Hardback | £83.00
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  7. Divorce in Japan
    A social, legal, and intellectual history of divorce in Japan over the last four centuries, during much of which Japan had one of the highest divorce rates in the world.... Learn More
    Published: 3rd February 2004
    Hardback | £60.00
  8. Alignment Despite Antagonism
    The first in-depth study of the puzzling relationship between Japan and the Republic of Korea and the influence of the United States on it from the Cold War to the present. It draws on recently declassified U.S. documents, internal... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2000
    Paperback | £28.99