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Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, 1850-1920

by Sven Saaler & Christopher W. A. Szpilman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2011)

Pan-Asianism has been an ideal of Asian solidarity, regional cooperation, and regional integration but also served to justify expansionism and aggression. As such, it has been a decisive factor in the history...


Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, 1920-Present

by Sven Saaler & Christopher W. A. Szpilman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2011)

Pan-Asianism has been an ideal of Asian solidarity, regional cooperation, and regional integration but also served to justify expansionism and aggression. As such, it has been a decisive factor in the history...


When the Earth Roars: Lessons from the History of Earthquakes in Japan

by Gregory Smits Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2014)

Japan, which is among the most earthquake-prone regions in the world, has a long history of responding to seismic disasters. However, despite advances in earthquake-related safety technologies, the destructiveness...


Rice Wars in Colonial Vietnam: The Great Famine and the Viet Minh Road to Power

by Geoffrey C. Gunn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2014)

This book offers the first detailed English-language examination of the Great Vietnamese Famine of 1945, which left at least a million dead, and links it persuasively to the largely unexpected Viet Minh seizure...


Prosperity's Predicament: Identity, Reform, and Resistance in Rural Wartime China

by Isabel Brown Crook, Christina Kelley Gilmartin, Yu Xiji & Gail Hershatter et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 26, 2013)

This classic in the annals of village studies will be widely read and debated for what it reveals about China's rural dynamics as well as the nature of state power, markets, the military, social relations, and...


From Silicon Valley to Shenzhen: Global Production and Work in the IT Industry

by Stefanie Hürtgen, Peter Pawlicki, Martina Sproll & Boy Lüthje Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 26, 2013)

This seminal study explores the significant changes in the global IT industry as production has shifted from the developed world to massive sites in the developing world that house hundreds of thousands of workers...


The United States and China: A History from the Eighteenth Century to the Present

by Dong Wang Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 18, 2013)

The United States and China offers the first comprehensive synthesis of the history of U.S.-Chinese relations from initial contact to the present. Balancing the modern (1784–1949) and contemporary (1949–...


Masculinities in Chinese History

by Bret Hinsch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 30, 2013)

Masculinities in Chinese History is the first historical survey of the many ways men have acted, thought, and behaved throughout China’s long past. Bret Hinsch introduces readers to the basic characteristics...


Wife or Worker?: Asian Women and Migration

by Nicola Piper & Mina Roces Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2004)

This volume challenges the dominant discourse that perceives Asian women as either "mail-order" brides or overseas workers. Providing the first sustained critique of the artificial analytical division between...


Nationalisms of Japan: Managing and Mystifying Identity

by Brian J. Mcveigh Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 26, 2004)

In this fresh and original analysis, Brian J. McVeigh argues persuasively that far from being unique, Japanese nationalism becomes demystified once 'management' and 'mysticism'—the same processes and practices...


Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China

by Bryna Goodman & Wendy Larson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 12, 2005)

Bringing together the work of distinguished China historians, anthropologists, and literary and film scholars, Gender in Motion raises provocative questions about the diversity of gender practices during the...


Japan's New Middle Class

by Ezra F. Vogel, Suzanne Hall Vogel & William W. Kelly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 18, 2013)

This classic study on the sociology of Japan remains the only in-depth treatment of the Japanese middle class. Now in a fiftieth-anniversary edition that includes a new foreword by William W. Kelly, this seminal...


From Underground to Independent: Alternative Film Culture in Contemporary China

by Paul G. Pickowicz & Yingjin Zhang Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 11, 2006)

This groundbreaking book presents a critical introduction to the cultural and political dimensions of contemporary Chinese cinema. Exploring the complex and shifting world of Chinese underground and independent...


Crime, Punishment, and Policing in China

by Børge Bakken Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 22, 2005)

Crime has long been a silent partner in China's march to modernization, just as law and order has become increasingly important in legitimizing the Chinese regime. This groundbreaking volume offers the first...


The Japanese Family in Transition: From the Professional Housewife Ideal to the Dilemmas of Choice

by Suzanne Hall Vogel & Steven K. Vogel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 22, 2013)

These gripping biographies poignantly illustrate the strengths and the vulnerabilities of professional housewives and of families facing social change and economic uncertainty in contemporary Japan.


The Indonesian Presidency: The Shift from Personal toward Constitutional Rule

by Angus McIntyre Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 11, 2005)

This pioneering study of the Indonesian presidency significantly redefines our understanding of Indonesian politics from independence to the present. Angus McIntyre blends political biography with constitutional...


The Search for the Beautiful Woman: A Cultural History of Japanese and Chinese Beauty

by Cho Kyo & Kyoko Iriye Selden Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2012)

For centuries, Japanese culture, including ideals of feminine beauty, was profoundly shaped by China. In this first full comparative history on the subject, Cho Kyo explores changing standards of beauty in China...


Thought Reform and China's Dangerous Classes: Reeducation, Resistance, and the People

by Aminda M. Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2012)

This book offers the first detailed study of the essential relationship between thought reform and the “dangerous classes”—the prostitutes, beggars, petty criminals, and other “lumpenproletarians”...


To the Diamond Mountains: A Hundred-Year Journey through China and Korea

by Tessa Morris-Suzuki Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2010)

Following in the footsteps of a writer, artist, and feminist who traveled the route a century ago, To the Diamond Mountains takes readers on a unique journey through China and North and South Korea. By probing...


A Century of Change in a Chinese Village

by Lin Juren, Xie Yuxi & Linda Grove Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2018)

Over the last half century, China has evolved from a poor rural country to a geopolitical powerhouse. Rapid urbanization has been at the heart of that transformation, and as migrant laborers have left their...


Resistant Islands

by Gavan McCormack & Satoko Oka Norimatsu Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 08, 2018)

Now in a thoroughly updated edition, Resistant Islands offers the first comprehensive overview of Okinawan history from earliest times to the present, focusing especially on the recent period of colonization...


The Korean War

by Wada Haruki Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 23, 2018)

This classic history of the Korean War—from its origins through the armistice—is now available in a paperback edition including a substantive introduction that considers the heightened danger of a new Northeast...


The Korean War in Asia

by Tessa Morris-Suzuki Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 07, 2018)

This book takes a fresh look at the Korean War by considering the conflict from a Northeast Asian regional perspective. It highlights the connections of the war to earlier conflicts in the region and examines...


Bound to Emancipate: Working Women and Urban Citizenship in Early Twentieth-Century China and Hong Kong

by Angelina Chin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 29, 2012)

Emancipation, a defining feature of twentieth-century Chinese society, is explored in detail in this compelling study. Angelina Chin expands and reinterprets the meaning of women’s emancipation by examining...


Beachheads: War, Peace, and Tourism in Postwar Okinawa

by Gerald Figal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 12, 2012)

This original and fresh book explores Okinawa’s makeover as a tourist mecca in the long historical shadow and among the physical ruins of the Pacific War’s most devastating land battle. Gerald Figal considers...


North Korea

by Heonik Kwon & Byung-Ho Chung Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2012)

This timely, pathbreaking study of North Korea’s political history and culture sheds invaluable light on the country’s unique leadership continuity and succession. Leading scholars Heonik Kwon and Byung-Ho...


The People between the Rivers: The Rise and Fall of a Bronze Drum Culture, 200-750 CE

by Catherine Churchman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 14, 2016)

This fundamental study provides the first comprehensive history of the lands between the Red and Pearl Rivers in southern China and the people who lived there over a span of a thousand years. Bringing to life...


To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima

by Charles Pellegrino Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 06, 2015)

To Hell and Back offers readers a stunning, “you are there” time capsule, wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino’s scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb survivors make his account...


The Rise of Tea Culture in China: The Invention of the Individual

by Bret Hinsch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 12, 2015)

This distinctive and enlightening book explores development of tea drinking in China, using tea culture to explore the profound question of how Chinese have traditionally expressed individuality. By linking...


Making the Foreign Serve China: Managing Foreigners in the People's Republic

by Anne-Marie Brady Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2003)

This book provides the first detailed analysis of a distinctive element of Chinese foreign policy, waishi, the external policies intended to influence and control both foreigners themselves as well as Chinese...


Collaborative Nationalism: The Politics of Friendship on China's Mongolian Frontier

by Uradyn E. Bulag Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2010)

In this deeply original study of the Mongols, leading scholar Uradyn E. Bulag draws on key themes of cosmopolitanism and friendship to develop a new concept he terms "collaborative nationalism." He uses this...