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MEMORY, VIOLENCE, QUEUES: Lu Xun Interprets China (Eva Shan Chou)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-68-2. 346 pages. Paperback. Memory, Violence Queues: Lu Xun Interprets China takes a new look at the writer whose name is synonymous with the radical newness of modern Chinese literature. It identifies key moments in Lu Xun’s creative development and places them in the context of the turbulent era in which China became a republic. The […]

EAST MEETS EAST: Chinese Discover the Modern World in Japan, 1854–1898. A Window on the Intellectual and Social Transformation of Modern China (Douglas R. Reynolds with Carol T. Reynolds)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-76-7. 744 pages. Paperback. Through the lives of Chinese diplomats and their careers, East Meets East explores three important dimensions of modern Chinese history: Chinese discovery of the modern world in Japan; reports on Japan suppressed by higher authorities because of their insistent objectivity and non-Sinocentric perspective; and state-sponsored innovations to meet crises which opened the […]

CHANGING LIVES: The ‘Postwar’ in Japanese Women’s Autobiographies and Memoirs (Ronald P. Loftus)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-69-9. 216 pages. Paperback. CHANGING LIVES: The ‘Postwar’ in Japanese Women’s Autobiographies and Memoirs presents the reader with substantial translations from memoirs and autobiographies by Japanese women. The women who appear in the book are far from household names in Japan: Okabe Itsuko (nonfiction writer and cultural critic), Shinya Eikô (stage and screen actress), Yoshitake […]

BEATING DEVILS AND BURNING THEIR BOOKS: Views of China, Japan, and the West (Edited by Anthony E. Clark)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-60-6. 258 pages. Paperback. Beating Devils and Burning Their Books considers several topics germane to today’s social and intellectual climate. Is religio-cultural conflict innate in religious belief? Is “difference” necessarily an antecedent of conflict? And on a purely expository level, how have governments, intellectuals, and religious devotees represented Asia or the West, and how did they […]

Gender, Sexuality, and Body Politics in Modern Asia (Michael Peletz)

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Revised and Expanded Second Edition ISBN: 978-0-924304-81-1. 142 pages. Paperback. “Gender, Sexuality, and Body Politics in Modern Asia” addresses topics of importance for students and scholars of multiple disciplines—including anthropology, sociology, gender studies, Asian studies, religion, geography, political science, and history. This engagingly written booklet—designed for use in undergraduate humanities and social science courses—has great […]