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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. 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 an overly narrow, […]

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 […]

SCATTERED GODDESSES: Travels with the Yoginis (Padma Kaimal)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-67-5. 314 pages. 8.5 x 11 paperback. SCATTERED GODDESSES: Travels with the Yoginis is a book about the lost home, the new homes, and the journeys in between of nineteen sculptures that now reside in at least twelve separate museums across North America, Western Europe, and South India. After piecing together what these goddesses and […]

PRESCRIBING COLONIZATION: The Role of Medical Practices and Policies in Japan-Ruled Taiwan, 1895–1945 (Michael Shiyung Liu)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-57-6. 296 pages. Paperback An essential book for scholars of East Asian history, Prescribing Colonization addresses the impact of Western-influenced Japanese medicine on medical practices in Taiwan during Japanese colonial rule and examines the role colonial medicine played in Japanese empire building.Taiwan was Japan’s first overseas colony and the Japanese government was eager to transform the […]

MODERN SHORT FICTION OF SOUTHEAST ASIA: A Literary History (Edited by Teri Shaffer Yamada)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-52-1. 368 pages. Paperback A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title “Modern Short Fiction of Southeast Asia” surveys the historical and cultural significance of modern short fiction in nine Southeast Asian nations—Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar/Burma, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Written in an accessible style, without jargon, this book will be of great interest to students […]