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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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Burying Autumn: Poetry, Friendship, and Loss

by Ying Hu Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
04/2016
ISBN:
9780674737204
Format:
Hbk 400 pages

“Autumn wind, autumn rain, fill my heart with sorrow”—these were the last words of Qiu Jin (1875–1907), written before she was...

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Ancient State of Puyo in Northeast Asia: Archaeology and Historical Memory

by Mark Byington Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
06/2016
ISBN:
9780674737198
Format:
Hbk 414 pages

Mark E. Byington explores the formation, history, and legacy of the ancient state of Puyo, which existed in central Manchuria...

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Passage to China: Literature, Loyalism, and Colonial Taiwan

by Chien-hsin Tsai Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780674975125
Format:
Hbk 356 pages

Chien-hsin Tsai examines the reinvention of loyalism in colonial Taiwan through the lens of literature. He analyzes the ways in...

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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:
06/2017
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:
05/2017
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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No Great Wall: Trade, Tariffs, and Nationalism in Republican China, 1927–1945

by Felix Boecking Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9780674970601
Format:
Hbk 260 pages

This book, an in-depth study of Nationalist tariff policy, fundamentally challenges the widely accepted idea that the key to the...

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Courtesans, Concubines, and the Cult of Female Fidelity

by Beverly Bossler Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
08/2016
ISBN:
9780674970649
Format:
Pbk 480 pages

This book traces changing gender relations in China from the tenth to fourteenth centuries by examining three critical categories...

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Destruction of the Medieval Chinese Aristocracy

by Nicolas Tackett Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
07/2016
ISBN:
9780674970656
Format:
Pb+ 298 pages

Historians have long been perplexed by the complete disappearance of the medieval Chinese aristocracy by the tenth century - the...

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