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Famine Relief in Warlord China

by Pierre Fuller Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
07/2019
ISBN:
9780674241145
Format:
Pb+ 340 pages

Famine Relief in Warlord China explores relief efforts during the greatest ecological crisis of the pre-Nationalist Chinese republic....

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Aesthetic Life: Beauty and Art in Modern Japan

by Miya Elise Mizuta Lippit Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
02/2019
ISBN:
9780674237308
Format:
Pb+ 332 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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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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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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Path Twice Traveled: My Journey as a Historian of China

by Paul A. Cohen Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
02/2019
ISBN:
9780674237292
Format:
Pbk 316 pages

In this memoir, Paul A. Cohen, one of the West's preeminent historians of China, traces the development of his work from its inception...

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Word Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art

by Halle O'Neal Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
07/2018
ISBN:
9780674983861
Format:
Hbk 310 pages

In this study of the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas, Halle O’Neal reveals the entangled realms of sacred body, beauty, and salvation....

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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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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:
12/2017
ISBN:
9780674983885
Format:
Pbk 496 pages

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

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Beyond Regimes: China and India Compared

by Prasenjit Duara and Elizabeth J. Perry Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
10/2018
ISBN:
9780674987104
Format:
Pbk 360 pages

For many years, China and India have been powerfully shaped by both transnational and subnational circulatory forces. This edited...

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Shen Gua's Empiricism

by Ya Zuo Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
09/2018
ISBN:
9780674987111
Format:
Hbk 348 pages

Shen Gua (1031-1095) is a household name in China, known as a distinguished renaissance man and the author of Brush Talks from...

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Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos

by Sarah Schneewind Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
11/2018
ISBN:
9780674987142
Format:
Hbk 378 pages

Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos, the first book focusing on premortem shrines in any era of Chinese history,...

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Body, Society, and Nation: The Creation of Public Health and Urban Culture in Shanghai

by Chieko Nakajima Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
07/2018
ISBN:
9780674987173
Format:
Hbk 328 pages

Body, Society, and Nation tells the story of China’s unfolding modernity by exploring the changing ideas, practices, and systems...

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Translatability of Revolution: Guo Moruo and Twentieth-Century Chinese Culture

by Pu Wang Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
08/2018
ISBN:
9780674987180
Format:
Hbk 352 pages

The first comprehensive study of the lifework of Guo Moruo (1892–1978) in English, this book explores the dynamics of translation,...

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Korean Buddhist Empire: A Transnational History, 1910–1945

by Hwansoo Ilmee Kim Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
09/2018
ISBN:
9780674987197
Format:
Hbk 358 pages

In the first part of the twentieth century, Korean Buddhists, despite living under colonial rule, reconfigured sacred objects,...

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