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Teaching About Asia in a Time of Pandemic (Edited by David Kenley)

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Teaching About Asia in a Time of Pandemic, edited by David Kenley, is a collaborative work between Asia Shorts and the AAS pedagogical journal Education about Asia. 9781952636196. 234 pages. Paperback. Also available in e-book and open access formats. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. In the spring of […]

The Pandemic: Perspectives on Asia (Edited by Vinayak Chaturvedi)

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The Pandemic: Perspectives on Asia, edited by Vinayak Chaturvedi, is a collaborative work between Asia Shorts and the Journal of Asian Studies. 9781952636172. 198 pages. Paperback. Also available in e-book and open access formats. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. The Pandemic: Perspectives on Asia provides analyses of the […]

Waiting Town: Life in Transit and Mumbai’s Other World-Class Histories (Lisa Björkman)

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ISBN: 9780924304934. 176 Pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. Drawing on a decade of ethnographic research in the Indian city of Mumbai, Waiting Town is an unconventional little book—experimental in form—about how we come to know the worlds about which we write. The narrative follows the author’s […]

Shinto in the History and Culture of Japan (Ronald S. Green)

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ISBN: 9780924304910. 108 Pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. After Japanese emperor Naruhito ascended the Chrysanthemum throne in 2019, he performed a secretive ritual funded by the state by offering newly harvested rice to the Shintō sun goddess Amaterasu, mythological progenitor of the imperial family, raising controversy […]

Making Hong Kong China: The Rollback of Human Rights and the Rule of Law (Michael C. Davis)

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ISBN: 9781952636134 (print, paperback). 166 Pages. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. E-book format also available at $15.99. How can one of the world’s most free-wheeling cities transition from a vibrant global center of culture and finance into a subject of authoritarian control? As Beijing’s anxious interference has grown, […]

The Great Smog of China: A Short Event History of Air Pollution (Anna L. Ahlers, Mette Halskov Hansen, and Rune Svarverud)

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ISBN: 9780924304927. 148 pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. E-book format also available at $15.99. The Great Smog of China traces Chinese air pollution events dating back to more than 2,000 years ago. Based on the authors’ fieldwork, interviews and text studies, the book offers a short […]

A Friend in Deed: Lu Xun, Uchiyama Kanzo, and the Intellectual World of Shanghai on the Eve of War (Joshua A. Fogel)

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ISBN: 978-0-924-304-88-0. 122 pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. Lu Xun spent the last decade of his life in the turbulent world of Shanghai. Soon after arriving in 1927, he befriended Uchiyama Kanzō, owner of a bookstore specializing in Japanese writings. Their friendship and the mutual kindnesses […]

The Dream of East Asia: The Rise of China, Nationalism, Popular Memory, and Regional Dynamics in Northeast Asia (John Lie)

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ISBN 978-0-924304-87-3. 138 pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. What do we talk about when we talk about East Asia? We are worried about China’s emergence as an economic giant and military power that may upset the regional and, indeed, the global status quo. Much more mercurial, […]

Drinking Bomb and Shooting Meth: Alcohol and Drug Use in Japan (Jeffrey W. Alexander)

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Winner of the 2019 ICAS Book Prize: “Most Accessible and Captivating Work for the Non-Specialist Reader” ISBN 978-0-924304-85-9. 180 pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. In Japan, beer has been known, since the 1960s, as the “beverage of the masses,” and whisky culture has roots stretching back […]