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After the Prosperous Age: State and Elites in Early Nineteenth-Century Suzhou

by Seunghyun Han Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
02/2016
ISBN:
9780674737174
Format:
Hbk 306 pages

Scholars have described the eighteenth century in China as a time of “state activism” when the state sought to strengthen its...

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Red Legacies in China: Cultural Afterlives of the Communist Revolution

by Jie Li and Enhua Zhang Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
04/2016
ISBN:
9780674737181
Format:
Pbk 424 pages

What has contemporary China inherited from its revolutionary past? How do the realities and memories, aesthetics and practices...

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Honored and Dishonored Guests: Westerners in Wartime Japan

by W Brecher Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780674975149
Format:
Hbk 386 pages

The brutality and racial hatred exhibited by Japan’s military during the Pacific War piqued outrage in the West and fanned resentments...

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Chinese Literary Forms in Heian Japan: Poetics and Practice

by Brian Steininger Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
04/2017
ISBN:
9780674975156
Format:
Hbk 280 pages

Brian Steininger revisits Japan’s mid-Heian court of the Tale of Genji and the Pillow Book, where literary Chinese was not only...

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Making History Matter: Kuroita Katsumi and the Construction of Imperial Japan

by Lisa Yoshikawa Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780674975170
Format:
Hbk 382 pages

Lisa Yoshikawa explores the role history and historians played in imperial Japan’s nation and empire building from the 1890s to...

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Osaka Modern: The City in the Japanese Imaginary

by Michael Cronin Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9780674975187
Format:
Hbk 246 pages

Japan’s “merchant capital?? in the late sixteenth century, Osaka remained an industrial center into the 1930s, developing a distinct...

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Bannermen Tales (Zidishu): Manchu Storytelling and Cultural Hybridity in the Qing Dynasty

by Elena Chiu Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
07/2017
ISBN:
9780674975194
Format:
Hbk 330 pages

Bannermen Tales is the first book in English to offer a comprehensive study of zidishu—a popular storytelling genre created by...

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Upriver Journeys: Diaspora and Empire in Southern China, 1570–1850

by Steven Miles Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9780674975200
Format:
Hbk 346 pages

Tracing journeys of Cantonese migrants along the West River and its tributaries, Steven B. Miles describes the circulation of...

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Aesthetic Life: Beauty and Art in Modern Japan

by Miya Lippit Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
08/2017
ISBN:
9780674975163
Format:
Hbk 280 pages

This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the...

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Ancestors, Kings, and the Dao

by Constance Cook Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
09/2017
ISBN:
9780674976955
Format:
Hbk 350 pages

Ancestors, Kings, and the Dao outlines the evolution of musical performance in early China, first within and then ultimately away...

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Ennobling Japan’s Savage Northeast: Tohoku as Japanese Postwar Thought, 1945–2011

by Nathan Hopson Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
10/2017
ISBN:
9780674977006
Format:
Hbk 320 pages

Ennobling Japan’s Savage Northeast is the first comprehensive account in English of the discursive life of the Tohoku region in...

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Anime Boom in the United States: Lessons for Global Creative Industries

by Michal Daliot-Bul and Nissim Otmazgin Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
12/2017
ISBN:
9780674976993
Format:
Hbk 220 pages

The Anime Boom in the United States provides a comprehensive and empirically-grounded study of the various stages of anime marketing...

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Halberd at Red Cliff: Jian’an and the Three Kingdoms

by Xiaofei Tian Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
12/2017
ISBN:
9780674977037
Format:
Hbk 425 pages

The turn of the third century CE—known as the Jian’an era or Three Kingdoms period—holds double significance for the Chinese cultural...

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Introduction to Chinese Poetry: From the Canon of Poetry to the Lyrics of the Song Dynasty

by Michael Fuller Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
01/2018
ISBN:
9780674977013
Format:
Hbk 480 pages

This innovative textbook for learning classical Chinese poetry moves beyond the traditional anthology of poems translated into...

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Naming the Local: Medicine, Language, and Identity in Korea since the Fifteenth Century

by Soyoung Suh Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
05/2017
ISBN:
9780674976962
Format:
Hbk 244 pages

Naming the Local uncovers how Koreans domesticated foreign medical novelties on their own terms, while simultaneously modifying...

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