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The Mongol Empire in World History (Helen Hundley)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-80-4. 130 pages. Paperback. “In a thoroughly comprehensive manner, Helen Hundley successfully demonstrates the complex legacy of the Mongol presence in medieval history, when Mongol warriors created a vast political organism facilitating interethnic and intercontinental economic and cultural exchange. Hundley offers the reader not only insight into the political organization of the diverse Mongol […]

Chinese Literature: An Introduction (Ihor Pidhainy)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-83-5. 144 pages. Paperback. In this brief yet thorough introduction to the key features and important names of Chinese literature, Ihor Pidhainy covers Chinese writings from oracle bones to the internet. Contextualizing the literature within political, historical and cultural frames, Prof. Pidhainy also provides a smorgasbord of examples from the authors noted. Written with […]

The Philippines: From Earliest Times to the Present (Damon L. Woods)

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ISBN: 978-0-924-30486-6. 130 pages. Paperback. “The Philippines: From Earliest Times to the Present provides a strong introduction to Philippine history. Important cultural, social, and political issues are threaded together through Damon Wood’s deft writing with just the right amount of detail. Students will appreciate the concise and clear nature of the writing, making the history […]

Indonesia: History, Heritage, Culture (Kathleen M. Adams)

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ISBN: 978-0-924-304-89-7. 132 pages. Paperback. Indonesia: History, Heritage, Culture offers a concise, engaging introduction to the historical, political and cultural dynamics of Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation and home to the world’s largest and most diverse Muslim population. Interweaving brief, anthropologically-informed stories of aspects of everyday life in Indonesia with broader historical accounts […]

The Turn Against the Modern: The Critical Essays of Taoka Reiun (1870-1912) (Ronald P. Loftus)

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ISBN 978-0-924304-84-2. 340 pages. Paperback. Ronald P. Loftus The Turn Against the Modern is a biography of the late Meiji social and cultural critic Taoka Reiun (1870–1912) who was known for his fierce attack on modernity. Reiun was convinced that the western conception of modernity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was based on […]

TOOLS OF CULTURE: Japan’s Cultural, Intellectual, Medical, and Technological Contacts in East Asia, 1100s–1500s. (Goble, Robinson, Wakabayashi)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-53-8, 336 pages. Paperback. This important collection addresses aspects of Japanese human and material interactions in East Asia from the late eleventh through the late sixteenth centuries, a period coincident with Japan’s late classical and medieval eras. The collection broadens our understanding of Japanese history, by departing from a traditional focus on Japanese history as […]

TO DIE AND NOT DECAY: Autobiography and the Pursuit of Immortality in Early China (Matthew V. Wells)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-58-3. 200 pages. Paperback “To Die and Not Decay” is the only book-length study to date on early Chinese autobiographical writing and the cultural issues surrounding this particular genre. While other studies have regarded texts of the Han (206 BCE–220 CE) and early medieval period (220–589 CE) as antecedents for later authors, Matthew Wells focuses […]

Teaching Japanese Popular Culture

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ISBN 978-0-924304-78-1. 308 pages. Paperback. Edited by Deborah Shamoon and Chris McMorran Interest in Japanese popular culture is high among students at all levels, driving enrollment in Japanese Studies programs. However, there has been little reflection on the pedagogy of teaching Japanese popular culture. Now is the time for critical reflection on teaching practices related […]

SOUTH ASIAN TEXTS IN HISTORY: Critical Engagements with Sheldon Pollock (Edited by Yigal Bronner, Whitney Cox, and Lawrence McCrea)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-63-7. 424 pages. Paperback. South Asian Texts in History charts the contours of a reenvisioned and revitalized field of Indology in the light of the groundbreaking research of Sheldon Pollock. One of the many exciting aspects of Pollock’s work is its unprecedented combination of classical textual study with cutting edge theoretical and social scientific inquiry—a […]