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Global India ca 100 CE: South Asia in Early World History (Richard H. Davis)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-59-0. 90 pages. Paperback. “Richard Davis’ dismantling of the notion of an isolated India masterfully integrates evidence from texts, archaeology, art history and numismatics. The focus shifts elegantly from Rome to China, from entrepreneurial traders to pious monks, from Jataka tales to the Ramayana. For anyone who teaches Indian, Asian or world history, this […]

Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization (William M. Tsutsui)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-62-0. 96 pages. Paperback. Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization is the only concise overview of Japan’s phenomenal impact on world pop culture available in English. Surveying Japanese forms from anime (animation) and manga (comic books) to monster movies and Hello Kitty products, this volume is an accessible introduction to Japan’s pop creativity and its […]

Zen Past and Present (Eric Cunningham)

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ISBN 978-0-924304-64-4. 98 pages. Paperback. Zen Past and Present provides readers with a concise but comprehensive survey of the history of Zen Buddhism. Because it examines Zen from historical, religious, literary, artistic, and political standpoints, it is an ideal supplemental text for a wide variety of disciplines. Zen Past and Present covers the evolution of […]

Traditional China in Asian and World History (Tansen Sen and Victor Mair)

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ISBN 978-0-924304-65-1. 130 pages. Paperback. “Victor Mair and Tansen Sen have provided an account of China’s engagement with the Eurasian world around it that is succinct, accessible, and masterful. They demonstrate how—from their Neolithic origins through Zheng He’s fifteenth century voyages across maritime Asia—the Chinese were constantly interacting with their neighbors, through warfare, diplomacy, religious […]

Korea in World History (Donald N. Clark)

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ISBN 978-0-924304-66-8. 114 pages. Paperback. “Donald Clark does a masterful job of situating the entire sweep of Korean history in its global context thus belying the shop worn stereotype of Korea as a “hermit nation.” Clark uses his mastery of both medieval and modern history to vividly describe the often ignored contributions of this fascinating […]

Modern Chinese History: Second Edition (David Kenley)

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REVISED AND EXPANDED SECOND EDITION ISBN 978-0-924304-90-3. 108 pages. Paperback. E-book format also available at $14.99. This second edition of Modern Chinese History provides a concise narrative of Chinese history from the period 1644 to the present. Organized around the twin themes of Chinese cosmopolitanism and exceptionalism, it can easily supplement any history, international studies, […]

The Story of Viet Nam: From Prehistory to the Present (Shelton Woods)

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ISBN 978-0-924304-71-2. 118 pages. Paperback. “For those who are looking for a very well informed introduction to Việt Nam—from its semi-mythical beginnings some 5,000 years ago all the way up to the twenty-first century—this is the book. Covering politics and war, society and economics, culture and relationships, it provides the essential structure that both teachers […]

Confucius in East Asia (Jeffrey L. Richey)

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ISBN 978-0-924304-73-6. 118 pages. Paperback. “Jeff Richey has emerged as one of the most important scholars of Confucianism—both historical and contemporary—working today. This concise volume on Confucianism in East Asia provides an engaging overview of the influence the Sage has had across the region, from China and Korea to Japan and Vietnam. Richey presents Confucianism […]

East Asian Societies (W. Lawrence Neuman)

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ISBN 978-0-924304-74-3. 140 pages. Paperback. “So very many of us teach introductions to East Asia under different disciplines, including the Humanities, Sociology, Economics, History, and Religious Studies, but what makes this work so promising is its transferability across these lines of demarcation for the student engaged in her first serious study of the region. Neuman’s […]

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