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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% […]

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 […]

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 […]

Political Rights in Post-Mao China (Merle Goldman)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-51-4. 80 pages. Paperback. “Political Rights in Post-Mao China” provides an engaging overview of political changes in China in the later decades of the twentieth century and early years of the twenty-first century, highlighting the growing rights consciousness movement among China’s citizens. Professor Goldman explains how demands for Party reform and the increasingly organized […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]