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Warrior Women
Warrior Women (July 2014)
Gender, Race, and the Transnational Chinese Action Star
Lisa Funnell - Author

BRONZE MEDALIST - 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Women Issues Category

2015 Emily Toth Award, presented by the Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association

FINALIST - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Women’s Studies Category


Considers the significance of Chinese female action stars ...(Read More)
 
 
Ritual and Religion in the Xunzi
Ritual and Religion in the Xunzi (June 2014)
T. C. Kline III - Editor
Justin Tiwald - Editor

Challenges traditional views to consider Xunzi as a religious thinker.
Xunzi, a founding figure in the Confucian tradition, is one of the world’s great philosophers and theorists of religion. For much of the last century, his work has been seen largely as critical of religion, particularly the popular beliefs and invocations of supernatural forces that underpin so many religious rituals. Contributors to this volume challeng...(Read More)
 
 
Reconstructing the Confucian Dao
Reconstructing the Confucian Dao (June 2014)
Zhu Xi's Appropriation of Zhou Dunyi
Joseph A. Adler - Author

Discusses how Zhou Dunyi’s thought became a cornerstone of neo-Confucianism.

Zhu Xi, the twelfth-century architect of the neo-Confucian canon, declared Zhou Dunyi to be the first true sage since Mencius. This was controversial, as many of Zhu Xi’s contemporaries were critical of Zhou Dunyi’s Daoist leanings, and other figures had clearly been more significant to the Song dynasty Confucian resurg...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought
Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought (May 2014)
J. Baird Callicott - Editor
James McRae - Editor

Seminal essays on environmental philosophy from Indian, Chinese, and Japanese traditions of thought.

Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought provides a welcome sequel to the foundational volume in Asian environmental ethics Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought. That volume, edited by J. Baird Callicott and Roger T. Ames and published in 1989, inaugurated comparative env...(Read More)
 
 
Living on Your Own
Living on Your Own (April 2014)
Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea
Jesook Song - Author

An ethnography of young, single women struggling to live independently in South Korea.

Living on Your Own is an ethnography of young, single women in South Korea who seek to live independently. Using extensive interviews, along with media analysis and archival research, Jesook Song traces the women’s difficulties in achieving residential autonomy. Song exposes the clash between the women’s bu...(Read More)
 
 
Lord Siva's Song
Lord Siva's Song (April 2014)
The Isvara Gita
Andrew J. Nicholson - Translated with an introduction and notes by

A translation of the Īśvara Gītā, a parallel text to the Bhagavad Gītā that promotes religious inclusion.

While the Bhagavad Gītā is an acknowledged treasure of world spiritual literature, few people know a parallel text, the Īśvara Gītā. This lesser-known work is also dedicated to a god, but in this case it is Śiva, rather than Kṛṣṇ...(Read More)
 
 
The Joy of Noh
The Joy of Noh (April 2014)
Embodied Learning and Discipline in Urban Japan
Katrina L. Moore - Author

Examines Japanese later life learners involved in Noh theater.

Centered on questions of identity formation, selfhood, and the body, this ethnography examines the experiences of later life learners in Japan. The women profiled are amateur practitioners of Noh theater, learning the dance and chant essential to this classic art form. Using a combination of observational, interview, and experiential data, Katrina L. ...(Read More)
 
 
Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy
Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy (March 2014)
David Wong and His Critics
Yang Xiao - Editor
Yong Huang - Editor

A wide-ranging consideration of the work of contemporary ethicist David Wong.

Original, influential, and often controversial, ethicist David Wong defends forms of moral relativism. His 1984 Moral Relativity was a study of this concept, and his 2006 Natural Moralities presented a new and sophisticated account of it. Wong’s vision is of a pluralistic moral relativism; he does not defend all f...(Read More)
 
 
The Dynamics of Cultural Counterpoint in Asian Studies
The Dynamics of Cultural Counterpoint in Asian Studies (March 2014)
David Jones - Editor
Michele Marion - Editor

Essays on a wide range of areas and topics in Asian studies for scholars looking to incorporate Asia into their worldview and teaching.

Contributors give contemporary presence to Asian studies through a variety of themes and topics in this multidisciplined and interdisciplinary volume. In an era of globalization, scholars trained in Western traditions increasingly see the need to add materials and perspectives th...(Read More)
 
 
Witchcraft and the Rise of the First Confucian Empire
Witchcraft and the Rise of the First Confucian Empire (February 2014)
Liang Cai - Author

FINALIST - 2015 Best First Book in the History of Religions, presented by the American Academy of Religion

2014 Academic Award for Excellence, presented by Chinese Historians in the United States


Contests long-standing claims that Confucianism came to prominence under China’s Emperor Wu.

When did Confucianism become the reigning political ideology of imperial China? A pervasive narra...(Read More)
 
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