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Aesthetic Life Beauty and Art in Modern Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674975163, Harvard University Press, January 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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£54,00
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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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£32,00
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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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£32,00
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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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£54,00
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Legal Lessons Popularizing Laws in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1989
ISBN: HB: 9780674983854, Harvard University Press, July 2018
406 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 halftones
The popularization of basic legal knowledge is an important and contested technique of state governance in China today. Its roots reach back to the early years of Chinese Communist Party rule. "Legal Lessons" tells the story of how the party-state at...
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£35,00
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Navigating Semi-Colonialism Shipping, Sovereignty, and Nation-Building in China, 1860-1937
ISBN: HB: 9780674983847, Harvard University Press, April 2018
396 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 halftones, 4 line illus., 5 maps, 1 table
China's status in the world of expanding European empires of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has long been under dispute. Its unequal relations with multiple powers, secured through a system of treaties rather than through colonization,...
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Introduction to Chinese Poetry From the Canon of Poetry to the Lyrics of the Song Dynasty
ISBN: PB: 9780674983885, ISBN: HB: 9780674977013, Harvard University Press, April 2018
480 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
This innovative textbook for learning classical Chinese poetry moves beyond the traditional anthology of poems translated into English and instead brings readers – including those with no knowledge of Chinese – as close as possible to the texture of...
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£46,00
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Anime Boom in United States Lessons for Global Creative Industries
ISBN: HB: 9780674976993, Harvard University Press, January 2018
220 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 colour illus., 4 halftones
"The Anime Boom in the United States" provides a comprehensive and empirically-grounded study of the various stages of anime marketing and commercial expansion into the United States. It also examines the supporting organizational and cultural proces...
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£28,00
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Ennobling Japan's Savage Northeast Tohoku as Japanese Postwar Thought, 1945-2011
ISBN: HB: 9780674977006, Harvard University Press, November 2017
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones, 4 maps
"Ennobling Japan's Savage Northeast" is the first comprehensive account in English of the discursive life of the Tohoku region in postwar Japan from 1945 through 2011. The Northeast became the subject of world attention with the March 2011 triple dis...
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