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Admonitions on Governing the PeopleManual for All Administrators

Admonitions on Governing the People: Manual for All Administrators

Yagyong Chong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260917
eISBN:
9780520947702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260917.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is an English translation of one of Korea’s most celebrated historical works, a pre-modern classic so well known to Koreans that it has inspired contemporary literature and television. Written ... More

The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism

The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism

Alan Tansman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245051
eISBN:
9780520943490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245051.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This wide-ranging study of Japanese cultural expression reveals how a particular, often seemingly innocent aesthetic sensibility—present in novels, essays, popular songs, film, and political ... More

The Aesthetics of StrangenessEccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

W. Puck Brecher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Eccentric artists are “the vagaries of humanity” that inhabit the deviant underside of Japanese society: This was the conclusion drawn by pre-World War II commentators on most early modern Japanese ... More

Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Nile Green (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Recent international intervention in Afghanistan has reproduced familiar versions of the Afghan national story, from repeatedly doomed invasions to perpetual fault lines of ethnic division. Yet ... More

Age of IrreverenceA New History of Laughter in China

Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Christopher Rea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Age of Irreverence tells why China’s entry into the modern age was not just traumatic but also uproarious. As the Qing dynasty slumped toward extinction, prominent writers compiled jokes into ... More

The Age of OpennessChina before Mao

The Age of Openness: China before Mao

Frank Dikotter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099203
eISBN:
9789882206595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099203.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history, but this book shows instead that the first half of ... More

The Ambiguous Allure of the WestTraces of the Colonial in Thailand

The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Rachel V. Harrison and Peter A. Jackson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book brings studies of modern Thai history and culture into dialogue with debates in comparative intellectual history, Asian cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. It takes Thai Studies in ... More

Ancestral ImagesA Hong Kong Collection

Ancestral Images: A Hong Kong Collection

Hugh Baker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083091
eISBN:
9789882209787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083091.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This revised edition collects in one place the chapters from the three volumes of Ancestral Images originally published in 1979, 1980 and 1981. The 120 chapters and photographs explore everyday life, ... More

Ancient RyukyuAn Archaeological Study of Island Communities

Ancient Ryukyu: An Archaeological Study of Island Communities

Richard Pearson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837129
eISBN:
9780824870980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837129.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Who are the people of the Ryukyu Islands? How could they survive and prosper on small, isolated islands? How did the independent Ryukyu Kingdom become a major player in East Asian medieval trade? ... More

Assimilating SeoulJapanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Todd A. Henry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276550
eISBN:
9780520958418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276550.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Assimilating Seoul merges Korean history and Japanese history to uncover interactions obscured by conventional narratives centered on these two nation-states. The first monograph-length study of ... More

At the Crossroads of EmpiresMiddlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai

At the Crossroads of Empires: Middlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai

Nara Dillon and Jean C. Oi (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756198
eISBN:
9780804768436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756198.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

To a degree uncommon among Chinese cities, Republican Shanghai had no center. Its territory was divided among three (sometimes more) municipal governments integrated into various national states and ... More

The Australian Pursuit of Japanese War Criminals, 1943-1957From Foe to Friend

The Australian Pursuit of Japanese War Criminals, 1943-1957: From Foe to Friend

Dean Aszkielowicz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390724
eISBN:
9789888390427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390724.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

After the Second World War, the Australian military prosecuted almost a thousand alleged Japanese war criminals. These prosecutions were not only an attempt to punish Japan for its wartime ... More

Autumn of the MatriarchIndira Gandhi's Final Term in Office

Autumn of the Matriarch: Indira Gandhi's Final Term in Office

Diego Maiorano

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190233068
eISBN:
9780190247416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233068.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book studies Indira Gandhi’s final term in office as India’s Prime Minister (1980–84). This is an important period in the country’s recent history as it is then that some of the defining ... More

Banished to the Great Northern WildernessPolitical Exile and Re-education in Mao's China

Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness: Political Exile and Re-education in Mao's China

Ning Wang

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713187
eISBN:
9781501714016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713187.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

After Mao Zedong's Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957–58, Chinese intellectuals were subjected to “re-education” by the state. This book draws on labor farm archives, interviews, and memoirs to provide a ... More

Becoming "Japanese"Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation

Becoming "Japanese": Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation

Leo Ching

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225510
eISBN:
9780520925755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225510.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1895 Japan acquired Taiwan as its first formal colony after a resounding victory in the Sino-Japanese war. For the next fifty years, Japanese rule devastated and transformed the entire ... More

Becoming ChinesePassages to Modernity and Beyond

Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond

Wen-hsin Yeh (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219236
eISBN:
9780520924413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219236.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This volume evaluates the dual roles of war and modernity in the transformation of twentieth-century Chinese identity. The chapters argue that war, no less than revolution, deserves attention as a ... More

A Beggar's ArtScripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930

A Beggar's Art: Scripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930

M. Cody Poulton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833411
eISBN:
9780824869151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833411.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the opening decades of the twentieth century in Japan, practically every major author wrote plays that were published and performed. This book examines the full range of early twentieth-century ... More

Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

N. Harry Rothschild and Leslie V. Wallace (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867812
eISBN:
9780824875671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Focusing on a diverse cast of characters and/or depraved actions polemicized by writers from the Spring and Autumn period (771-476 B.C.E.) through the Song dynasty (960-1279 C.E.), this volume places ... More

Being and Becoming KachinHistories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma

Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma

Mandy Sadan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265550
eISBN:
9780191760341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265550.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Since independence in 1948, Burma has suffered from many internal conflicts. One of the longest of these has been in the Kachin State, in the north of the country where Burma has borders with India ... More

Between Birth and DeathFemale Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China

Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China

Michelle T. King

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785983
eISBN:
9780804788939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785983.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book breaks down the naturalized and eternal relationship between female infanticide and Chinese culture and reconstructs that association as a product of historical processes of the nineteenth ... More

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