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  1. Empires of Coal
    From 1868–1872, German geologist Ferdinand von Richthofen went on an expedition to China. His reports on what he found there would transform Western interest in China from the land of porcelain and tea to a repository of... Learn More
    Published: 22nd April 2015
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  2. Reconstructing Bodies
    South Korea represents one of the world's most enthusiastic markets for plastic surgery. The growth of this market is particularly fascinating as access to medical care and surgery arose only recently with economic growth since... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2013
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  3. Occupying Power
    The year was 1945. Hundreds of thousands of Allied troops poured into war-torn Japan and spread throughout the country. The effect of this influx on the local population did not lessen in the years following the war's end. In... Learn More
    Published: 8th February 2012
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  4. Passage to Manhood
    Passage to Manhood addresses the intersection of modernity, heroin use, and HIV/AIDS as they are embodied in a new rite-of-passage among young men in the Sichuan province of southwestern China. Through a nuanced analysis of the... Learn More
    Published: 14th October 2010
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  5. Kinship, Contract, Community, and State
    This book examines major areas of late imperial Chinese culture, and their relation to Chinese culture today, focusing on the competence and sophistication of ordinary people. The work provides an overview of late imperial society... Learn More
    Published: 31st January 2005
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  6. Reluctant Pioneers
    Reluctant Pioneers describes the migration of Chinese to Manchuria, their settlement there, and the incorporation of Manchuria into an expanding China, from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. The expansion of Chinese... Learn More
    Published: 28th January 2005
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  7. Divorce in Japan
    Historians have paid little attention to divorce in Japan, even though until the mid-twentieth century Japan had one of the highest divorce rates in the world. This book shows that the high prevalence of divorce was made possible... Learn More
    Published: 3rd February 2004
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  8. Cadres and Corruption
    The most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of corruption and change in the Chinese Communist Party, Cadres and Corruption reveals the long history of the party's inability to maintain a corps of committed and disciplined cadres.... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2000
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  9. Alignment Despite Antagonism
    Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have been two of the most critical pillars of peace, stability, and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region for the past thirty years. At the same time, their relationship has fluctuated markedly... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2000
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