Birth in Ancient China
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 paleographical, linguistic, ...(Read More)
The China Order
Centralia, World Empire, and the Nature of Chinese Power Fei-Ling Wang - Author
Issues and Challenges in an Era of Mass Population Movement Marilyn Hoskin - Author
Undergraduate-level textbook introducing students to the factors which define immigration politics in the United States and Europe.
Based on the dual premise that nations need to learn from how immigration issues are handled in other modern democracies, and that adaptation to a new era of refugee and emigration movements is critical to a stable world, Marilyn Hoskin systematically compares the immigration policies of the United...(Read More)
Nathan Sanford in the Era of the Early Republic Ann Sandford - Author
Presents a major new interpretation of the Ashcan School of Art, arguing that these artists made the working-class city at the turn of the century a subject for beautiful art.
At the beginning of the twentieth century the Ashcan School of Art blazed onto the art scene, introducing a revolutionary vision of New York City. In contrast to the elite artists who painted the upper class bedecked in finery, in front of magnificent stru...(Read More)
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 accounts of single e...(Read More)
A history of the French schools that pioneered female education in Ottoman Iraq’s Jewish communities.
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Alliance Israélite Universelle (AIU), a Paris-based Jewish organization, founded dozens of primary schools throughout the Middle East. Many were the first formal educational institutions for local Jewish children. In addition to providing secular educat...(Read More)
Surveys how reunification in 1990 impacted historical scholarship in the former East Germany.
With German reunification and the demise of the German Democratic Republic in 1990, East German historians and their traditions of historiography were removed from mainstream discourse in Germany and relegated to the periphery. By the mid-1990s, few GDR-trained historians remained in academia. These developments led to a greater degree...(Read More)
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’...(Read More)