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Embracing Our Complexity
Embracing Our Complexity (September 2015)
Thomas Aquinas and Zhu Xi on Power and the Common Good
Catherine Hudak Klancer - Author

Using the thought of Christian thinker Thomas Aquinas and Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi, explores how to exercise and limit authority.

This book discusses what a religiously grounded authority might look like from the viewpoints of the European Catholic Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) and the Chinese Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi (1130–1200). The consideration of these two figures, immensely influential in their respective...(Read More)
 
 
The Chinese Market Economy, 1000–1500
The Chinese Market Economy, 1000–1500 (September 2015)
William Guanglin Liu - Author

Documents the rise and fall of a market economy in China from 1000–1500.
Since the economic liberalization of the 1980s, the Chinese economy has boomed and is poised to become the world’s largest market economy, a position traditional China held a millennium ago. William Guanglin Liu’s bold and fascinating book is the first to rely on quantitative methods to investigate the early market economy that existed in Ch...(Read More)
 
 
The Creation of Wing Chun
The Creation of Wing Chun (August 2015)
A Social History of the Southern Chinese Martial Arts
Benjamin N. Judkins - Author
Jon Nielson - Author

Looks at southern Chinese martial arts traditions and how they have become important to local identity and narratives of resistance.

This book explores the social history of southern Chinese martial arts and their contemporary importance to local identity and narratives of resistance. Hong Kong’s Bruce Lee ushered the Chinese martial arts onto an international stage in the 1970s. Lee’s teacher, Ip Man, master of Wing...(Read More)
 
 
A Great Undertaking
A Great Undertaking (July 2015)
Mechanization and Social Change in a Late Imperial Chinese Coalmining Community
Jeff Hornibrook - Author

Explores the social disruption resulting from industrialization in a Chinese coalmining community at the turn of the twentieth century.

Jeff Hornibrook provides a unique, microcosmic look at the process of industrialization in one Chinese community at the turn of the twentieth century. Industrialization came late to China, but was ultimately embraced and hastened to aid the state’s strategic and military i...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhism beyond Borders
Buddhism beyond Borders (June 2015)
New Perspectives on Buddhism in the United States
Scott A. Mitchell - Editor
Natalie E. F. Quli - Editor

FINALIST 2015 ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Religion Category
Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.

Buddhism beyond Borders provides a fresh consideration of Buddhism in the American context. It includes both...(Read More)
 
 
Mappila Muslim Culture
Mappila Muslim Culture (June 2015)
How a Historic Muslim Community in India Has Blended Tradition and Modernity
Roland E. Miller - Author

Thorough exploration of the distinct culture of the Mappila Muslims of Kerala, India.

This book provides a comprehensive account of the distinct culture of the Mappila Muslims, a large community from the southern Indian state of Kerala. Although they were the first Muslim community in South Asia, the Mappilas are little-known in the West. Roland E. Miller explores the Mappilas’ fourteen-century-long history ...(Read More)
 
 
Bombay before Bollywood
Bombay before Bollywood (March 2015)
Film City Fantasies
Rosie Thomas - Author

Traces the development of Indian cinema from the 1920s to the mid-1990s, before “Bollywood” erupted onto the world stage.

Bombay before Bollywood offers a fresh, alternative look at the history of Indian cinema. Avoiding the conventional focus on India’s social and mythological films, Rosie Thomas examines the subaltern genres of the “magic and fighting films”—the fantas...(Read More)
 
 
Encounters of Mind
Encounters of Mind (March 2015)
Luminosity and Personhood in Indian and Chinese Thought
Douglas L. Berger - Author

Discusses the journey of Buddhist ideas on awareness and personhood from India to China.

Encounters of Mind explores a crucial step in the philosophical journey of Buddhism from India to China, and what influence this step, once taken, had on Chinese thought in a broader scope. The relationship of concepts of mind, or awareness, to the constitution of personhood in Chinese traditions of reflection was to change profoundly ...(Read More)
 
 
Japanese Diplomacy
Japanese Diplomacy (March 2015)
The Role of Leadership
H. D. P. Envall - Author

Groundbreaking study demonstrating how Japan’s leaders play an important role in diplomacy.

A political leader is most often a nation’s most high-profile foreign policy figure, its chief diplomat. But how do individual leadership styles, personalities, perceptions, or beliefs shape diplomacy? In Japanese Diplomacy, the question of what role leadership plays in diplomacy is applied to Japan, a count...(Read More)
 
 
A Hindu Theology of Liberation
A Hindu Theology of Liberation (February 2015)
Not-Two Is Not One
Anantanand Rambachan - Author

Discusses Hindu Advaita Vedānta as a philosophy of social justice for the modern world.

This engaging and accessible work provides an introduction to the Hindu tradition of Advaita Vedānta and brings it into discussion with contemporary concerns. Advaita, the non-dual school of Indian philosophy and spirituality associated with Śaṅkara, is often seen as “other-worldly,” rega...(Read More)
 
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