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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)
 
 
Confucian Propriety and Ritual Learning
Confucian Propriety and Ritual Learning (February 2015)
A Philosophical Interpretation
Geir Sigurðsson - Author

Honorable Mention – 2018 Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Society of Professors of Education

A reconsideration of the Confucian concept li (ritual or ritual propriety), one that references Western philosophers as well as the Chinese context.

Geir Sigurðsson offers a reconsideration of li, often translated as “ritual”...(Read More)
 
 
The Sage Returns
The Sage Returns (February 2015)
Confucian Revival in Contemporary China
Kenneth J. Hammond - Editor
Jeffrey L. Richey - Editor

An interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary Confucian revival.

Until its rejection by reformers and revolutionaries in the twentieth century, Confucianism had been central to Chinese culture, identity, and thought for centuries. Confucianism was rejected by both Nationalists under Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong’s Communist Party, which characterized it as an ideology of reaction and repression. Yet th...(Read More)
 
 
From Comparison to World Literature
From Comparison to World Literature (January 2015)
Longxi Zhang - Author

Reintroduces the concept of “world literature” in a truly global context, transcending past Eurocentrism.

The study of world literature is on the rise. Until recently, the term “world literature” was a misnomer in comparative literature scholarship, which typically focused on Western literature in European languages. In an increasingly globalized era, this is beginning to change. In this col...(Read More)
 
 
Red God
Red God (December 2014)
Wei Baqun and His Peasant Revolution in Southern China, 1894-1932
Xiaorong Han - Author

The career of communist revolutionary Wei Baqun, one of China’s “three great peasant leaders” and man of the southern frontier.

Robin Hood–style revolutionary Wei Baqun is often described as one of China’s “three great peasant leaders,” alongside Mao Zedong and Peng Pai. In his home county of Donglan, where he started organizing peasants in the early 1920s, Wei Baqun came ...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese through Song, Second Edition
Chinese through Song, Second Edition (September 2014)
Hong Zhang - Author
Zu-yan Chen - Author

An innovative approach to teaching Chinese language and culture, using folk and popular songs.

Offering an innovative approach to language learning, Chinese through Song helps students develop their language proficiency and music appreciation through the use of folk, popular, and art songs. Because songs emphasize the color, pronunciation, and intonation of every syllable, they can be a valuable tool for im...(Read More)
 
 
These Bones Shall Rise Again
These Bones Shall Rise Again (September 2014)
Selected Writings on Early China
David N. Keightley - Author
Henry Rosemont Jr. - Edited and with an introduction by

David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of Chinese society are brought together in one volume.
These Bones Shall Rise Again brings together in one volume many of David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of early Chinese civilization. Written over a period of three decades and accessible to the non-specialist, these essays provide a wealth of information and insights on the Shang dynasty, ...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
 
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)
 
 
Communication and Cooperation in Early Imperial China
Communication and Cooperation in Early Imperial China (February 2014)
Publicizing the Qin Dynasty
Charles Sanft - Author

Challenges traditional views of the Qin dynasty as an oppressive regime by revealing cooperative aspects of its governance.

This revealing book challenges longstanding notions of the Qin dynasty, China’s first imperial dynasty (221–206 BCE). The received history of the Qin dynasty and its founder is one of cruel tyranny with rule through fear and coercion. Using a wealth of new information afforded by...(Read More)
 
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