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Birth in Ancient China
Birth in Ancient China (November 2017)
A Study of Metaphor and Cultural Identity in Pre-Imperial China
Constance A. Cook - Author
Xinhui Luo - Author

Reveals cultural paradigms and historical prejudices regarding the role of birthing and women in the reproduction of society.

Using newly discovered and excavated texts, Constance A. Cook and Xinhui Luo systematically explore material culture, inscriptions, transmitted texts, and genealogies from BCE China to reconstruct the role of women in social reproduction in the ancient Chinese world. Applying paleographi...(Read More)
 
 
Confucianism for the Contemporary World
Confucianism for the Contemporary World (November 2017)
Global Order, Political Plurality, and Social Action
Tze-ki Hon - Editor
Kristin Stapleton - Editor

Discusses contemporary Confucianism’s relevance and its capacity to address pressing social and political issues of twenty-first-century life.

Condemned during the Maoist era as a relic of feudalism, Confucianism enjoyed a robust revival in post-Mao China as China’s economy began its rapid expansion and gradual integration into the global economy. Associated with economic development, individual growth, and social p...(Read More)
 
 
Everyday Sustainability
Everyday Sustainability (November 2017)
Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling
Debarati Sen - Author

2018 Global Development Studies Book Award, presented by the Global Development Studies Section of the International Studies Association
2018 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize, presented by the National Women’s Studies Association

Illuminates the contradictions that emerge within conscious capitalism initiatives that are designed to empower women.

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Between History and Philosophy
Between History and Philosophy (September 2017)
Anecdotes in Early China
Paul van Els - Editor
Sarah A. Queen - Editor

Analyzes the use of anecdotes as an essential rhetorical tool and form of persuasion in various literary genres in early China.

Between History and Philosophy is the first book-length study in English to focus on the rhetorical functions and forms of anecdotal narratives in early China. Edited by Paul van Els and Sarah A. Queen, this volume advances the thesis that anecdotes—brief, freestanding acc...(Read More)
 
 
Expressing the Heart's Intent
Expressing the Heart's Intent (September 2017)
Explorations in Chinese Aesthetics
Marthe Atwater Chandler - Author

Using Li Zehou’s theories of aesthetics, argues for the importance of the arts to philosophy.

In this wide-ranging examination of the concept of zhi (“the heart’s intent”) as the foundation of Chinese aesthetics, Marthe Atwater Chandler places traditional Chinese aesthetics in conversation with contemporary Chinese theory and traditional western philosophy. Poetry, music, painting, ...(Read More)
 
 
The China Order
The China Order (September 2017)
Centralia, World Empire, and the Nature of Chinese Power
Fei-Ling Wang - Author

Examines the rising power of China and Chinese foreign policy through a revisionist analysis of Chinese civilization.

What does the rise of China represent, and how should the international community respond? With a holistic rereading of Chinese longue durée history, Fei-Ling Wang provides a simple but powerful framework for understanding the nature of persistent and rising Chinese power and its implications for the cur...(Read More)
 
 
Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition
Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition (September 2017)
Elizabeth R. Alexandrin - Author

Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.

In this original study, Elizabeth R. Alexandrin examines the complex relationships that can be inscribed between medieval Ismā‘īlī thought as an intellectual tradition with a devotional practice of reliance on the imām, and as a politico-esoteric system that redefined governance during the Fā&...(Read More)
 
 
Flash Points
Flash Points (July 2017)
Lessons Learned and Not Learned in Malawi, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Jade Wu - Author

Honorable Mention – 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Political Science category

A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.

From the hot savannah of Malawi to the cold, damp gray of Kosovo and into the volatile war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan,...(Read More)
 
 
Military Thought in Early China
Military Thought in Early China (June 2017)
Christopher C. Rand - Author

Provides a systematic and comprehensive survey of writings on military philosophy in early China.

This study of the philosophy of war in early China examines the recurring debate, from antiquity through the Western Han period (202 BCE–8 CE), about how to achieve a proper balance between martial (wu) force and civil (wen) governance in the pursuit of a peaceful state. Rather than focusing solely on Sunzi’s ...(Read More)
 
 
Chaekgeori
Chaekgeori (May 2017)
The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens
Byungmo Chung - Editor
Sunglim Kim - Editor

The first major exhibition in the United States of chaekgeori painting, including on view for the first time many screens from private collections and various Korean institutions.

Chaekgeori explores the genre of Korean still-life painting known as chaekgeori (loosely translated as “books and things”). Encouraged and popularized by King Jeongjo (1752–1800, r. 1776–1800) as a political tool to prom...(Read More)
 
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