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Flowering Plums and Curio Cabinets

by Sunglim Kim University of Washington Press (November 21, 2018)

The social and economic rise of the chungin class (�middle people� who ranked between the yangban aristocracy and commoners) during the late Chos n period (1700�1910) ushered in a world of materialism...


Puget's Sound

by Murray Morgan & Michael Sean Sullivan University of Washington Press (November 07, 2018)

With the same ability to make personalities and events come alive that characterizes his classic Skid Road, Murray Morgan here tells the colorful story of Tacoma, �the City of Destiny,� and southern Puget...


Gold Rush Manliness

by Christopher Herbert University of Washington Press (October 31, 2018)

The mid-nineteenth-century gold rushes bring to mind raucous mining camps and slapped-together cities populated by carousing miners, gamblers, and prostitutes. Yet many of the white men who went to the gold...


The Seattle General Strike

by Robert L. Friedheim & James N. Gregory University of Washington Press (October 24, 2018)

�We are undertaking the most tremendous move ever made by LABOR in this country, a move which will lead�NO ONE KNOWS WHERE!� With these words echoing throughout the city, on February 6, 1919, 65,000 Seattle...


Environmental Justice in Postwar America

by Christopher W. Wells & Paul S. Sutter University of Washington Press (July 07, 2018)

In the decades after World War II, the American economy entered a period of prolonged growth that created unprecedented affluence�but these developments came at the cost of a host of new environmental problems....


John Okada

by Frank Abe, Greg Robinson & Floyd Cheung University of Washington Press (June 23, 2018)

No-No Boy, John Okada�s only published novel, centers on a Japanese American who refuses to fight for the country that incarcerated him and his people in World War II and, upon release from federal prison...


Early Rock Art of the American West

by Ekkehart Malotki & Ellen Dissanayake University of Washington Press (June 17, 2018)

The earliest rock art�in the Americas as elsewhere�is geometric or abstract. Until�Early Rock Art in the American West,�however, no book-length study has been devoted to the deep antiquity and amazing...


Sexuality in China

by Howard Chiang University of Washington Press (June 12, 2018)

What was sex like in China, from imperial times through the post-Mao era? The answer depends, of course, on who was having sex, where they were located in time and place, and what kind of familial, social, and...


Buddhas and Ancestors

by Juhn Y. Ahn University of Washington Press (June 09, 2018)

Two issues central to the transition from the Kory to the Chos n dynasty in fourteenth-century Korea were social differences in ruling elites and the decline of Buddhism, which had been the state religion. In...


In Defense of Wyam

by Katrine Barber University of Washington Press (May 21, 2018)

When the US Army Corps of Engineers began planning construction of The Dalles Dam at Celilo Village in the mid-twentieth century, it was clear that this traditional fishing, commerce, and social site of immense...


Building Reuse

by Kathryn Rogers Merlino University of Washington Press (April 19, 2018)

In Building Reuse: Sustainability, Preservation, and the Value of Design, Kathryn Rogers Merlino makes an impassioned case that truly sustainable design requires reusing and reimagining existing buildings. The...


Power in the Telling

We Are Dancing for You

by Cutcha Risling Baldy University of Washington Press (April 06, 2018)

�I am here. You will never be alone. We are dancing for you.� So begins Cutcha Risling Baldy�s deeply personal account of the revitalization of the women�s coming-of-age ceremony for the Hoopa Valley...


Shanghai Sacred

by Beno�t Vermander, Liz Hingley & Liang Zhang University of Washington Press (April 02, 2018)

Shanghai, a dynamic world metropolis, is home to a multitude of religions, from Buddhism and Islam, to Christianity and Baha�ism, to Hinduism and Daoism, and many more. In this city of 24 million inhabitants,...


The Spokane River

by Paul Lindholdt University of Washington Press (April 02, 2018)

From Lake Coeur d�Alene to its confluence with the Columbia, the Spokane River travels 111 miles of varied and often spectacular terrain�rural, urban, in places wild. The river has been a trading and gathering...


Cultivating Nature

by Sarah R. Hamilton University of Washington Press (April 01, 2018)

The watery terrain of the Albufera Natural Park, an area ten kilometers south of Valencia that is widely regarded as the birthplace of paella, has long been prized by residents and visitors alike. Since the...


Bringing Whales Ashore

by Jakobina K. Arch & Paul S. Sutter University of Washington Press (March 27, 2018)

Today, Japan defends its controversial whaling expeditions by invoking tradition�but what was the historical reality? In examining the techniques and impacts of whaling during the Tokugawa period (1603�1868),...


Transforming Monkey

by Hongmei Sun University of Washington Press (March 18, 2018)

An analysis of historical, transcultural, and transmedia adaptation, Transforming Monkey: Adaptation and Representation of a Chinese Epic examines the ever-changing image of Sun Wukong (aka Monkey, or the Monkey...


Medicine and Memory in Tibet

by Theresia Hofer University of Washington Press (March 15, 2018)

Only fifty years ago, Tibetan medicine, now seen in China as a vibrant aspect of Tibetan culture, was considered a feudal vestige to be eliminated through government-led social transformation. Medicine and Memory...


Skid Road

by Murray Morgan & Mary Ann Gwinn University of Washington Press (March 15, 2018)

Skid Road tells the story of Seattle �from the bottom up,� offering an informal and engaging portrait of the Emerald City�s first century, as seen through the lives of some of its most colorful citizens....


Olympic National Park

by Tim McNulty University of Washington Press (February 14, 2018)

Renowned for its old-growth rain forest, wilderness coast, and glaciated peaks, Olympic National Park is a living laboratory for ecological renewal, especially as the historic Elwha River basin regenerates in...


Gender before Birth

by Rajani Bhatia University of Washington Press (January 27, 2018)

In the mid-1990s, the international community pronounced prenatal sex selection via abortion an �act of violence against women� and �unethical.� At the same time, new developments in reproductive technology...


Slapping the Table in Amazement

by Mengchu Ling, Yunqin Yang, Shuhui Yang & Robert E. Hegel University of Washington Press (January 22, 2018)

Slapping the Table in Amazement is the unabridged English translation of the famous story collection Pai�an jingqi by Ling Mengchu (1580�1644), originally published in 1628. The forty lively stories gathered...


Before Yellowstone

by Douglas H. MacDonald University of Washington Press (January 11, 2018)

Since 1872, visitors have flocked to Yellowstone National Park to gaze in awe at its dramatic geysers, stunning mountains, and impressive wildlife. Yet more than a century of archaeological research shows that...


Down with Traitors

by Yun Xia University of Washington Press (January 11, 2018)

Throughout the War of Resistance against Japan (1931�1945), the Chinese Nationalist government punished collaborators with harsh measures, labeling the enemies from within hanjian (literally, �traitors to...


Sacred to the Touch

by Thomas A. DuBois University of Washington Press (December 12, 2017)

With near-mythical forests of birch and pine, the Nordic and Baltic countries boast a rich tradition of religious wood carving that is in many ways emblematic of their cultures. Sacred to the Touch examines...


The Rebirth of Bodh Gaya

by David Geary University of Washington Press (November 21, 2017)

This multilayered historical ethnography of Bodh Gaya � the place of Buddha�s enlightenment in the north Indian state of Bihar � explores the spatial politics surrounding the transformation of the Mahabodhi...


Forming the Early Chinese Court

by Luke Habberstad University of Washington Press (November 14, 2017)

Forming the Early Chinese Court builds on new directions in comparative studies of royal courts in the ancient world to present a pioneering study of early Chinese court culture. Rejecting divides between literary,...


Many Faces of Mulian

by Rostislav Berezkin & Victor H. Mair University of Washington Press (November 12, 2017)

The story of Mulian rescuing his mother�s soul from hell has evolved as a narrative over several centuries in China, especially in the baojuan (precious scrolls) genre. This genre, a prosimetric narrative...


Christian Krohg's Naturalism

by �ystein Sj�stad University of Washington Press (November 09, 2017)

The Norwegian painter, novelist, and social critic Christian Krohg (1852�1925) is best known for his highly political paintings of workers, prostitutes, and Skagen fishermen of the 1880s and for serving as...


The Art of Resistance

by Shelley Drake Hawks University of Washington Press (November 09, 2017)

The Art of Resistance surveys the lives of seven painters�Ding Cong (1916�2009), Feng Zikai (1898�1975), Li Keran (1907�89), Li Kuchan (1898�1983), Huang Yongyu (b. 1924), Pan Tianshou (1897�1971),...


Seismic City

by Joanna L. Dyl & Paul S. Sutter University of Washington Press (October 25, 2017)

On April 18, 1906, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco region, igniting fires that burned half the city. The disaster in all its elements � earthquake, fires, and recovery � profoundly disrupted...


Chinook Resilience

by Jon D. Daehnke & Tony A. Johnson University of Washington Press (October 24, 2017)

The Chinook Indian Nation�whose ancestors lived along both shores of the lower Columbia River, as well as north and south along the Pacific coast at the river�s mouth�continue to reside near traditional...


Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest

by Linda Carlson University of Washington Press (October 23, 2017)

�Company town.� The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good only at price-gouging company stores of paternalistic...


The Gift of Knowledge / Ttnuwit Atawish Nch?inch?imam?

by Virginia R. Beavert & Janne L. Underriner University of Washington Press (September 18, 2017)

The Gift of Knowledge / Ttnuwit Atawish Nch�inch�imam� is a treasure trove of material for those interested in Native American culture. Author Virginia Beavert grew up in a traditional, Indian-speaking...


A Time to Rise

by Bruce Occena, Rene Ciria Cruz, Cindy Domingo & Augusto F. Espiritu University of Washington Press (September 17, 2017)

A Time to Rise is an intimate look into the workings of the KDP, the only revolutionary organization that emerged in the Filipino American community during the politically turbulent 1970s and �80s. Overcoming...


Reinventing Hoodia

by Laura A. Foster University of Washington Press (September 17, 2017)

Native to the Kalahari Desert, Hoodia gordonii is a succulent plant known by generations of Indigenous San peoples to have a variety of uses: to reduce hunger, increase energy, and ease breastfeeding. In the...


Razor Clams: Buried Treasure of the Pacific Northwest

by David Berger University of Washington Press (August 24, 2017)

In this lively history and celebration of the Pacific razor clam, David Berger shares with us his love affair with the glossy, gold-colored Siliqua patula and gets into the nitty-gritty of how to dig, clean,...


Smell Detectives

by Melanie A. Kiechle & Paul S. Sutter University of Washington Press (July 10, 2017)

What did nineteenth-century cities smell like? And how did odors matter in the formation of a modern environmental consciousness? Smell Detectives follows the nineteenth-century Americans who used their noses...


Unlikely Alliances

by Zolt�n Grossman & Winona Laduke University of Washington Press (June 07, 2017)

Often when Native nations assert their treaty rights and sovereignty, they are confronted with a backlash from their neighbors, who are fearful of losing control of the natural resources. Yet, when both groups...


Displaying Time

by Rebecca M. Brown, Anand A. Yang, K. Sivaramakrishnan & Padma Kaimal University of Washington Press (May 31, 2017)

From the fluttering fabric of a tent, to the blurred motion of the potter�s wheel, to the rhythm of a horse puppet�s wooden hooves�these scenes make up a set of mid-1980s art exhibitions as part of the...


The Tao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir

by Ernestine Hayes University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

In her first book, Blonde Indian, Ernestine Hayes powerfully recounted the story of returning to Juneau and to her Tlingit home after many years of wandering. The Tao of Raven takes up the next and, in some...


The Nature of Whiteness

by Yuka Suzuki & K. Sivaramakrishnan University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

The Nature of Whiteness explores the intertwining of race and nature in postindependence Zimbabwe. Nature and environment have played prominent roles in white Zimbabwean identity, and when the political tide...


Peoples of the Eastern Habsburg Lands, 1526-1918

by Robert A. Kann & Zdenek David University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

The Peoples of the Eastern Habsburg Lands, 1526-1918


Art by the Book

by J. P. Park University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

Sometime before 1579, Zhou Lujing, a professional writer living in a bustling commercial town in southeastern China, published a series of lavishly illustrated books, which constituted the first multigenre painting...


The Retirement Association at the University of Washington

by Neal O. Hines University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

The Retirement Association at the University of Washington


Building a World Community

by Jacques Baudot University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

Building a World Community: Globalisation and the Common Good


Qing Governors and Their Provinces

by R. Kent Guy University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

During the Qing dynasty (1644�1911), the province emerged as an important element in the management of the expanding Chinese empire, with governors -- those in charge of these increasingly influential administrative...


Jewish Philanthropy and Enlightenment in Late-Tsarist Russia

by Brian J. Horowitz University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

The Society for the Promotion of Enlightenment among the Jews of Russia (OPE) was a philanthropic organization, the oldest Jewish organization in Russia. Founded by a few wealthy Jews in St. Petersburg who wanted...


World Order after Leninism

by Vladimir Tismaneanu, Marc Morje Howard & Rudra Sil University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

World Order after Leninism examines the origins and evolution of world communism and explores how its legacies have shaped the post-Cold War world order. The lessons of Leninism continue to exert a strong influence...