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Poetic Transformations Eighteenth-Century Cultural Projects on the Mekong Plains
ISBN: HB: 9780674237230, Harvard University Press, July 2019
300 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 2 maps
In the eighteenth century, multiple migratory groups with competing political ambitions converged on the Mekong plains. In the frontier region, literati?officials of a territorially-expanding Vietnamese state crossed paths with a network of diasporic...
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Worship of Confucius in Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674237261, Harvard University Press, July 2019
450 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 34 photos
How has Confucius, quintessentially and symbolically Chinese, been received throughout Japanese history? "The Worship of Confucius in Japan" provides the first overview of the richly documented and colorful Japanese version of the East Asian ritual t...
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Becoming Taiwanese Ethnogenesis in a Colonial City, 1880s-1950s
ISBN: HB: 9780674237209, Harvard University Press, May 2019
376 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 25 photos, 3 illus., 7 maps, 4 tables
What does it mean to be Taiwanese? This question sits at the heart of Taiwan's modern history and its place in the world. In contrast to the prevailing scholarly focus on Taiwan after 1987, "Becoming Taiwanese" examines the important first era in the...
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Lost Histories Recovering the Lives of Japan's Colonial Peoples
ISBN: PB: 9780674237285, ISBN: HB: 9780674237278, Harvard University Press, April 2019
400 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 85 photos, 2 maps
A grandson's photo album. Old postcards. English porcelain. A granite headstone. These are just a few of the material objects that help reconstruct the histories of colonial people who lived during Japan's empire. These objects, along with oral histo...
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Aesthetic Life Beauty and Art in Modern Japan
ISBN: PB: 9780674237308, ISBN: HB: 9780674975163, Harvard University Press, March 2019
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus., 5 halftones
This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the "beautiful woman" (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868-1912). With origins in the f...
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Voting as a Rite A History of Elections in Modern China
ISBN: PB: 9780674237223, ISBN: HB: 9780674237216, Harvard University Press, January 2019
316 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 8 photos, 4 illus., 1 table
For over a century, voting has been a surprisingly common political activity in China. "Voting as a Rite" examines China's experiments with elections from the perspective of intellectual and cultural history. Rather than arguing that such exercises w...
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Korean Buddhist Empire A Transnational History, 1910-1945
ISBN: HB: 9780674987197, Harvard University Press, November 2018
358 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 line illus.
In the first part of the twentieth century, Korean Buddhists, despite living under colonial rule, reconfigured sacred objects, festivals, urban temples, propagation – and even their own identities – to modernize and elevate Korean Buddhism. By focusi...
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Translatability of Revolution Guo Moruo and Twentieth-Century Chinese Culture
ISBN: HB: 9780674987180, Harvard University Press, September 2018
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones, 4 line illus.
The first comprehensive study of the lifework of Guo Moruo (1892-1978) in English, this book explores the dynamics of translation, revolution, and historical imagination in twentieth-century Chinese culture. Guo was a romantic writer who eventually b...
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Body, Society, and Nation The Creation of Public Health and Urban Culture in Shanghai
ISBN: HB: 9780674987173, Harvard University Press, August 2018
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 line illus., 1 map
"Body, Society, and Nation" tells the story of China's unfolding modernity by exploring the changing ideas, practices, and systems related to health and body in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century Shanghai. The pursuit of good health loomed large...
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Word Embodied The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art
ISBN: HB: 9780674983861, Harvard University Press, July 2018
300 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 90 colour illus.
In this study of the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas, Halle O'Neal reveals the entangled realms of sacred body, beauty, and salvation. Much of the previous scholarship on these paintings concentrates on formal analysis and iconographic study of thei...
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