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China's Lonely Revolution
China's Lonely Revolution (May 2017)
The Local Communist Movement of Hainan Island, 1926-1956
Jeremy A. Murray - Author

Presents a new view of the Chinese revolution through the lens of the local Communist movement in Hainan between 1926 and 1956.

Jeremy A. Murray’s study of local Communist revolutionaries in Hainan between 1926 and 1956 provides a window into the diversity and complexity of the Chinese revolution. Long at the margins of the Chinese state, Hainan was once known by mainlanders only for its malarial climate and fierce indige...(Read More)
 
 
Marionette Plays from Northern China
Marionette Plays from Northern China (April 2017)
Fan Pen Li Chen - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

English-language translations of traditional plays from the marionette puppet theater of northern China.

Marionette puppet theater has a rich and ancient history in China, extending back to the Han dynasty and reaching its heyday in the Qing dynasty. While this art form is nearly extinct in northern China today, a handful of troupes in Heyang County in Shaanxi Province, which claims to be the birthplace of marionette theater, ...(Read More)
 
 
Confucianism and American Philosophy
Confucianism and American Philosophy (April 2017)
Mathew A. Foust - Author

A comparative analysis of Confucianism and the American Transcendentalist and Pragmatist traditions.

In this highly original work, Mathew A. Foust breaks new ground in comparative studies through his exploration of the connections between Confucianism and the American Transcendentalist and Pragmatist movements. In his examination of a broad range of philosophers, including Confucius, Mencius, Xunzi, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry ...(Read More)
 
 
Forget Chineseness
Forget Chineseness (April 2017)
On the Geopolitics of Cultural Identification
Allen Chun - Author

Critiques the idea of a Chinese cultural identity and argues that such identities are instead determined by geopolitical and economic forces.

Forget Chineseness provides a critical interpretation of not only discourses of Chinese identity—Chineseness—but also of how they have reflected differences between “Chinese” societies, such as in Hong Kong, Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, Singapore...(Read More)
 
 
The First Islamic Classic in Chinese
The First Islamic Classic in Chinese (April 2017)
Wang Daiyu's Real Commentary on the True Teaching
Sachiko Murata - Translated with an introduction and notes by

A translation of Wang Daiyu’s Real Commentary on the True Teaching, the first and most influential work written in the Chinese language on Islam.

Published in 1642, Wang Daiyu’s Real Commentary on the True Teaching was the first significant presentation of Islam in the Chinese language by a Muslim scholar. It set the standard for the expression of Islamic theology, Sufism, and ethics in Chinese, and bec...(Read More)
 
 
Vernacular Catholicism, Vernacular Saints
Vernacular Catholicism, Vernacular Saints (April 2017)
Selva J. Raj on "Being Catholic the Tamil Way"
Reid B. Locklin - Editor

Finalist – 2018 Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies, presented by the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies

Finalist 2018 Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies, presented by the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies

A collection of Raj’s groundbreaking ethnographic studies of “vernac...(Read More)
 
 
Partnership within Hierarchy
Partnership within Hierarchy (March 2017)
The Evolving East Asian Security Triangle
Sung Chull Kim - Author

Examines intra-alliance politics between the United States, Japan, and South Korea.

In an age of increasingly complex security situations around the world, it is essential that students and practitioners understand alliances and minilateral security mechanisms. Partnership within Hierarchy examines, in depth, the troubled evolution of the US–Japan–South Korea security triangle from the C...(Read More)
 
 
Seeing Like the Buddha
Seeing Like the Buddha (March 2017)
Enlightenment through Film
Francisca Cho - Author

Considers film as a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice.

In this important new contribution to Buddhist studies and Buddhist film criticism, Francisca Cho argues that films can do more than simply convey information about Buddhism. Films themselves can become a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice that enables the viewer not only to see the Buddha, but to see like the Buddha. Drawing upon her ...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding the Analects of Confucius
Understanding the Analects of Confucius (March 2017)
A New Translation of Lunyu with Annotations
Peimin Ni - Author

A new translation and commentary of the Analects for contemporary audiences.

The Analects of Confucius is arguably the single most influential work of China’s cultural heritage. In this new English translation, Peimin Ni accomplishes the rare feat of simultaneously providing a faithful translation of the text, offering his own reading based on gongfu (practice) perspective, and presenting major alte...(Read More)
 
 
Refiguring the Body
Refiguring the Body (December 2016)
Embodiment in South Asian Religions
Barbara A. Holdrege - Editor
Karen Pechilis - Editor

Examines how embodiment is conceived and experienced in South Asian religions.

Refiguring the Body provides a sustained interrogation of categories and models of the body grounded in the distinctive idioms of South Asian religions, particularly Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The contributors engage prevailing theories of the body in the Western academy that derive from philosophy, social theory, and feminist and gend...(Read More)
 
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