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Asian American SpiesHow Asian Americans Helped Win the Allied Victory

Asian American Spies: How Asian Americans Helped Win the Allied Victory

Brian Masaru Hayashi

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780195338850
eISBN:
9780190092856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195338850.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

Asian Americans were brought into the Office of Strategic Services, forerunner of the CIA, during World War II under the assumption of a secure loyalty. They served as research analysts, special ... More

More Than MedalsA History of the Paralympics and Disability Sports in Postwar Japan

More Than Medals: A History of the Paralympics and Disability Sports in Postwar Japan

Dennis J. Frost

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753084
eISBN:
9781501753107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753084.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How does a small provincial city in southern Japan become the site of a world-famous wheelchair marathon that has been attracting the best international athletes since 1981? This book answers the ... More

Nine-Tenths of the LawEnduring Dispossession in Indonesia

Nine-Tenths of the Law: Enduring Dispossession in Indonesia

Christian Lund

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300251074
eISBN:
9780300255560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300251074.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The old aphorism “possession is nine-tenths of the law” is particularly relevant in Indonesia, which has seen a string of regime changes and a shifting legal landscape for property claims. Ordinary ... More

Print and the Urdu PublicMuslims, Newspapers, and Urban Life in Colonial India

Print and the Urdu Public: Muslims, Newspapers, and Urban Life in Colonial India

Megan Eaton Robb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190089375
eISBN:
9780190089405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190089375.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

In early twentieth-century British India, prior to the arrival of digital medias and after the rise of nationalist political movements, a small-town paper from the margins became a key node for an ... More

Black Market BusinessSelling Sex in Northern Vietnam, 1920-1945

Black Market Business: Selling Sex in Northern Vietnam, 1920-1945

Christina Elizabeth Firpo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752650
eISBN:
9781501752674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752650.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a grassroots social history of the clandestine market for sex in colonial Tonkin. It explores the ways in which sex workers, managers, and clients evaded the colonial regulation system ... More

Saving the Nation

Saving the Nation

Thomas H. Reilly

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190929503
eISBN:
9780190929534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929503.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This book is a history of the Chinese Protestant elite and their contribution to building a new China in the years from 1922 to 1952. While a small percentage of China’s overall population, China’s ... More

Comfort Women ActivismCritical Voices from the Perpetrator State

Comfort Women Activism: Critical Voices from the Perpetrator State

Eika Tai

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528455
eISBN:
9789882209930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528455.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Based on extensive ethnographic work, Comfort Women Activism examines how women activists in Japan, Japanese and Koreans, have come to understand the comfort women issue. The movement in Japan has ... More

China and the End of Global Silver, 1873-1937

China and the End of Global Silver, 1873-1937

Austin Dean

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752407
eISBN:
9781501752421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752407.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the late nineteenth century, as much of the world adopted some variant of the gold standard, China remained the most populous country still using silver. Yet China had no unified national ... More

Heaven Has EyesLaw and Justice in Chinese History

Heaven Has Eyes: Law and Justice in Chinese History

Xiaoqun Xu

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190060046
eISBN:
9780190060077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060046.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, Political History

A history of Chinese law and justice from the imperial era to the post-Mao era, the book addresses the evolution and function of law codes and judicial practices in China’s long history and examines ... More

Civilizational ImperativesAmericans, Moros, and the Colonial World

Civilizational Imperatives: Americans, Moros, and the Colonial World

Oliver Charbonneau

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750724
eISBN:
9781501750731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750724.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book reveals the little-known history of the United States' colonization of the Philippines' Muslim South in the early twentieth century. Often referred to as Moroland, the Sulu Archipelago and ... More

The Compensations of PlunderHow China Lost Its Treasures

The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures

Justin M. Jacobs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226711966
eISBN:
9780226712154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712154.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book provides a new interpretive framework for Western archaeological expeditions along the Silk Road in northwestern China during the first three decades of the twentieth century. By placing ... More

Chinese Diaspora Charity and the Cantonese Pacific, 1850-1949

Chinese Diaspora Charity and the Cantonese Pacific, 1850-1949

John Fitzgerald and Hon-ming Yip (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9789888528264
eISBN:
9789888528929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528264.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Charity is common to diaspora communities the world over, from Armenian diaspora networks to Zimbabwean ones, but the forms charitable activity takes vary across communities and sites of settlement. ... More

Delhi in Historical Perspectives

Delhi in Historical Perspectives

K. A. Nizami

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190124007
eISBN:
9780190991913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190124007.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, Social History

The fascinating and chequered history of Delhi through the centuries has been a popular subject among authors. Yet, only a few other than K.A. Nizami record in rich detail the cultural, social, ... More

In the Ruins of the Japanese EmpireImperial Violence, State Destruction, and the Reordering of Modern East Asia

In the Ruins of the Japanese Empire: Imperial Violence, State Destruction, and the Reordering of Modern East Asia

Barak Kushner and Andrew Levidis (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9789888528288
eISBN:
9789882206571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528288.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The destruction of Japan’s empire in August 1945 under the military onslaught of the Allied Powers produced a powerful rupture in the histories of modern East Asia. Everywhere imperial ruins from ... More

Narrative PastsThe Making of a Muslim Community in Gujarat, c. 1400-1650

Narrative Pasts: The Making of a Muslim Community in Gujarat, c. 1400-1650

Jyoti Gulati Balachandran

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190123994
eISBN:
9780190991975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190123994.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, Social History

Narrative Pasts explores the narrative power of texts—genealogical, historical, and biographical—in creating communities. It retrieves the social history of a Muslim community in Gujarat, a region ... More

Tea WarA History of Capitalism in China and India

Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India

Andrew B Liu

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300243734
eISBN:
9780300252330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243734.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Tea remains the world's most popular commercial drink today, and at the turn of the twentieth century, it represented the largest export industry of both China and colonial India. In analyzing the ... More

Know Your RemediesPharmacy and Culture in Early Modern China

Know Your Remedies: Pharmacy and Culture in Early Modern China

He Bian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691179049
eISBN:
9780691189048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179049.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book presents a panoramic inquiry into China’s early modern cultural transformation through the lens of pharmacy. In the history of science and civilization in China, pharmacy—as a commercial ... More

The King and the PeopleSovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi

The King and the People: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi

Abhishek Kaicker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190070670
eISBN:
9780190070700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070670.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Asian History

An unprecedented exploration of the relationship between the Mughal emperor and his subjects in the space of the Mughal empire’s capital, The King and The People overturns an axiomatic assumption in ... More

Making It CountStatistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

Arunabh Ghosh

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691179476
eISBN:
9780691199214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179476.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1949, at the end of a long period of wars, one of the biggest challenges facing leaders of the new People's Republic of China was how much they did not know. The government of one of the world's ... More

Semi-CivilizedThe Moro Village at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Semi-Civilized: The Moro Village at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Michael C. Hawkins

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748219
eISBN:
9781501748233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748219.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book offers a concise, revealing, and analytically penetrating view of a critical period in Philippine history. The book examines Moro (Filipino Muslim) contributions to the Philippine exhibit ... More

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