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Modern Indian History (Emily Rook-Koepsel)

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JUNE 2023. AVAILABLE TO PREORDER NOW via the Columbia University Press website. ISBN 9781952636332. 132 pages. Paperback. India, as a nation-state, is a relatively new concept. Modern Indian History is a chronological historical narrative starting in the 16th century and ending in the present, that considers political, economic, and social developments on the Indian subcontinent. […]

Japanese Government and Politics (Lauren McKee)

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FEBRUARY 2023. AVAILABLE TO PREORDER NOW via the Columbia University Press website. ISBN 9781952636356. 132 pages. Paperback. This forthcoming volume in the AAS Key Issues in Asian Studies series takes a comparative approach to Japanese politics, covering topics such as political parties and elections, civil society, bureaucracy, and foreign relations. Grounded in a discussion of […]

Confucius in East Asia: Confucianism’s History in China, Korea, Japan, and Viet Nam, Second Edition (Jeffrey L. Richey)

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REVISED AND EXPANDED SECOND EDITION ISBN 978-1-952636-37-0. 130 pages. Paperback. Jeffrey Richey has written an engaging and well-crafted book that clearly delineates the oftentimes fitful development of Confucianism in China, Japan, Korea, and Viet Nam. At the same time, he masterfully demonstrates how Confucianism slowly came to dominate politics, thought, and society in each of […]

New Threats to Academic Freedom in Asia (Dimitar D. Gueorguiev, Editor)

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9781952636318. 202 pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. AVAILABLE IN PRINT, E-BOOK AND OPEN ACCESS Please support the work of AAS by ordering print or ebook copies from our distributor, Columbia University Press. VIEW OPEN ACCESS VERSION New Threats to Academic Freedom in Asia examines the increasingly […]

Who Is the Asianist? The Politics of Representation in Asian Studies (Will Bridges, Nitasha Tamar Sharma, and Marvin D. Sterling, Editors)

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VIEW THE BOOK LAUNCH AND DISCUSSION (from October 6, 2022) AVAILABLE IN PRINT, E-BOOK AND OPEN ACCESS Please support the work of AAS by ordering print or ebook copies copies from our distributor, Columbia University Press. VIEW OPEN ACCESS VERSION 9781952636295. 220 pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% […]

Beyond the Book: Unique and Rare Primary Sources for East Asian Studies Collected in North America (Jidong Yang, Editor)

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AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW via the Columbia University Press website. Read an excerpt on the AAS #AsiaNow blog: https://www.asianstudies.org/excerpt-beyond-the-book 9780924304989. 368 pages. Hardcover. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. BEYOND THE BOOK is the first ever volume dedicated to the studies of rare East Asian materials collected by individuals […]

Animal Care in Japanese Tradition: A Short History (W. Puck Brecher)

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9781952636271. 138 pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. Listen to an interview with Prof. Brecher on the New Books Network: https://newbooksnetwork.com/animal-care-in-japanese-tradition This volume provides an historical overview of Japan’s relationship with animals from ancient times to the 1950s. Its analysis serves as a lens through which to […]

Burmese Haze: US Policy and Myanmar’s Opening—and Closing (Erin Murphy)

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9781952636257. 244 pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. A play on George Orwell’s famous novel, Burmese Days, Burmese Haze provides a unique—and personal—perspective on the historical events and foreign ties that shaped Myanmar and its relationship with the United States. Former intelligence analyst Erin Murphy tells the […]

Japan on American TV: Screaming Samurai Join Anime Clubs in the Land of the Lost (Alisa Freedman)

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View the AAS Digital Dialogue book launch webinar for Japan on American TV featuring Alisa Freedman, Anne Allison, Jan Bardsley, and Bill Tsutsui with moderator, Maura Cunningham. Listen to the podcast from New Books Network. 9781952636219. 202 pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. Japan on American TV […]

Tribe and State in Asia through Twenty-Five Centuries (Sumit Guha)

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9780924304958. 142 Pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. Every literate person today will encounter the word “tribe” in many settings. What does this word mean? When and how did its use begin? Is it a good label for any contemporary social organization? Is it relevant for policymakers […]

The Fifty Years That Changed Chinese Religion 1898–1948 (Paul R. Katz and Vincent Goossaert)

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ISBN: 9780924304965. 248 pages. Paperback. In recent years, both scholars and the general public have become increasingly fascinated by the role of religion in modern Chinese life. However, the bulk of attention has been devoted to changes caused by the repression of the Maoist era and subsequent religious revival. The Fifty Years That Changed Chinese […]

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, […]