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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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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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Itineraries of Power: Texts and Traversals in Heian and Medieval Japan

by Terry Kawashima Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9780674970526
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

Movements—of people and groups, through travel, migration, exile, and diaspora—are central to understanding both local and global...

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Continuous Revolution: Making Sense of Cultural Revolution Culture

by Barbara Mittler Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9780674970533
Format:
Pbk 502 pages

Cultural Revolution Culture, often denigrated as nothing but propaganda, was liked not only in its heyday but continues to be...

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Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan

by Anna Andreeva Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
12/2016
ISBN:
9780674970571
Format:
Hbk 420 pages

During the late twelfth to fourteenth centuries, several precursors of what is now commonly known as Shinto came together for...

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Transgressive Typologies: Constructions of Gender and Power in Early Tang China

by Rebecca Doran Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9780674970588
Format:
Hbk 270 pages

The exceptionally powerful Chinese women leaders of the late seventh and early eighth centuries—including Wu Zhao, the Taiping...

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Li Mengyang, the North-South Divide, and Literati Learning in Ming China

by Chang Woei Ong Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
10/2016
ISBN:
9780674970595
Format:
Hbk 368 pages

Li Mengyang (1473–1530) was a scholar-official and man of letters who initiated the literary archaist movement that sought to...

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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 292 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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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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Plucking Chrysanthemums: Narushima Ryuhoku and Sinitic Literary Traditions in Modern Japan

by Matthew Fraleigh Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
06/2016
ISBN:
9780674425224
Format:
Hbk 498 pages

Plucking Chrysanthemums is a critical study of the life and works of Narushima Ryuhoku (1837–1884): Confucian scholar, world traveler,...

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Struggling Upward: Worldly Success and the Japanese Novel

by Timothy Van Compernolle Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
02/2016
ISBN:
9780674659797
Format:
Hbk 264 pages

Struggling Upward reconsiders the rise and maturation of the modern novel in Japan by connecting the genre to new discourses on...

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