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Asian Studies 2019

New and Forthcoming Titles

CO LUMBIA UN IVER SI T Y P R ESS

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Letter from the editors: We are delighted to present the Columbia University Press Asian Studies catalog of new books for 2019. The books gathered here span many fields in Asian studies—literary studies, philosophy, religion, history, politics, and film—and reflect the interdisciplinary and global approach of our list. Translations have always been a critical part of the Columbia University Press Asian Studies list, and this year we have some particularly fun titles to share. Mingwei Song and Theodore Huters edit The Reincarnated Giant, a collection of twenty-first-century Chinese science fiction. Doug Slaymaker translates Kimura Yūsuke’s Sacred Cesium Ground and Isa’s Deluge: Two Novellas of Japan’s 3/11 Disaster. And Chris Peacock brings us The Handsome Monk and Other Stories, a volume of contemporary short fiction originally written in Tibetan by Tsering Döndrup. Our premodern offering, The Tale of Cho Ung: A Classic of Vengeance, Loyalty, and Romance, expertly translated from the Korean by Sookja Cho, is no less entertaining. We hope these books will find spots both in your classrooms and on your nightstands. On the scholarly side, in Fixing Landscape: A Techno-Poetic History of China’s Three Gorges, Corey Byrnes brings methods from critical geography, art history, and the environmental humanities to his study of the aesthetic history of the region. Other noteworthy Asian humanities titles include Sebastian Veg’s Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals; Gergana Ivanova’s Unbinding The Pillow Book: The Many Lives of a Japanese Classic; and Ling Hon Lam’s The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China: From Dreamscapes to Theatricality. In history and politics, Columbia continues its long tradition of publishing cutting-edge works that speak to Asia’s past and present. New books in history include Dominic Sachsenmaier’s Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled, a story of global intellectual life in seventeenth-century Ningbo; Zhihua Shen and Yafeng Xia’s Cold War history of Sino-Korean relations, A Misunderstood Friendship; and Max Oidtmann’s study of Qing influence over Tibetan Buddhist politics, Forging the Golden Urn. We are also especially pleased to launch Uneven Moments, a new collection of work on modern Japan by Harry Harootunian. In politics, David Kang and Victor Cha revisit their classic Nuclear North Korea, named in 2017 by the New York Times as one of the best books for understanding the country’s nuclear threat. The revised and updated edition carries forward their insightful debate on how best to address North Korea’s nuclear ambitions to the present day. Among the many outstanding philosophy and religion titles in this year’s wide-ranging catalog, several deserve special attention. The Oneness Hypothesis: Beyond the Boundary of Self, edited by Philip J. Ivanhoe, Owen J. Flanagan, Victoria S. Harrison, Hagop Sarkissian, and Eric Schwitzgebel, presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the self that profoundly challenges Western hyperindividualism. Johannes Bronkhorst’s A Śabda Reader, a new title in our Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought series, investigates the role of language in interpreting sacred writings. Finally, The Buddha’s Wizards by Thomas Nathan Patton explores the little-studied supernatural landscape of Buddhism in Myanmar. Thank you for reading the latest work from Columbia University Press. Sincerely, Caelyn Cobb, editor for global history and politics Christine Dunbar, editor for Asian humanities and translations Wendy Lochner, publisher for philosophy and religion


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

Literature in Translation.......................................3

Fu Ping

Film/Art............................................................. 13

Wang Anyi

A Novel

Literature/Culture.................................................7 History................................................................15

Translated by Howard Goldblatt

Philosophy/Religion.............................................26

Politics/Economics...............................................22

New in Paper......................................................28

Ordering Information..........................................30

Manuscript queries and proposals can be sent to the following editors: Christine Dunbar (cd2654@columbia.edu) for

Asian humanities and translation.

Caelyn Cobb (cc4141@columbia.edu) for global history and politics. Wendy Lochner (wl2003@columbia.edu) for philosophy and religion.

For a complete listing of Columbia’s titles or for more information about any book in this catalog, visit our website, cup.columbia.edu.

Fu Ping is a keenly observed portrait of the lives of lower-class women in Shanghai in the early years of the People’s Republic of China. Wang Anyi, one of contemporary China’s most acclaimed authors, explores the daily lives of migrants from rural areas and other people on the margins of urban life. $18.00 / £13.99 paper 978-0-231-19323-8 $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-193221 2019 304 pages

WEATHERHEAD BOOKS ON ASIA

The Reincarnated Giant

An Anthology of Twenty-First-Century Chinese Science Fiction

Most titles in this catalog published by Columbia University Press are available worldwide from the press. If no UK price appears for a title, it is most likely available from Columbia only in the United States, its possessions, and Canada. Titles published by the Chinese University Press, Transcript-Verlag, Agenda Publishing, and Barbara Budrich Publishers are available from Columbia only in North America. To order titles from these publishers in other parts of the world, please contact each press directly.

Edited by Mingwei Song and Theodore Huters

This anthology showcases the best of contemporary science fiction from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People’s Republic of China. Going beyond political utopianism and technological optimism, contemporary Chinese writers conjure glittering visions and subversive experiments—ranging from space opera to cyberpunk, utopianism to the posthuman, and parodies of China’s rise to deconstructions of the myth of national development. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-18023-8 $105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-18022-1 2018 448 pages

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LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION Sacred Cesium Ground and Isa's Deluge

The Handsome Monk and Other Stories

Kimura Yūsuke

Translated by Christopher Peacock

Two Novellas of Japan's 3/11 Disaster

Tsering Döndrup

Translated by Doug Slaymaker Winner, William F. Sibley Memorial Subvention Award for Japanese Translation

In these two novellas, Kimura Yūsuke explores human and animal life in northern Japan after the natural and nuclear disasters of March 11, 2011. Kimura inscribes the “Triple Disaster” into a rich regional tradition of storytelling, incorporating far-flung voices to testify to life and the desire to represent it in the aftermath of calamity.

Tsering Döndrup is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed authors writing in Tibetan today. The Handsome Monk and Other Stories brings together short stories from across Tsering Döndrup’s career to create a panorama of Tibetan society.

$20.00 / £14.99 paper 978-0-231-18943-9

$60.00 /£47.00 cloth 978-0-231-19022-0

$60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18942-2

2019 216 pages

2019 176 pages

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$20.00 / £14.99 paper 978-0-231-19023-7

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The Tale of Cho Ung

Dust and Other Stories

A Classic of Vengeance, Loyalty, and Romance

Yi T'aejun

Translated by Sookja Cho

Translated by Janet Poole

The Tale of Cho Ung is one of the most widely read and beloved stories of Chosŏn Korea. The anonymously written tale recounts the adventures of protagonist Cho Ung as he fearlessly confronts and overcomes obstacles and grows into a heroic young man. This first translation into English of The Tale of Cho Ung offers a glimpse into the vernacular and popular literature of the late Chosŏn period, exemplifying the types of stories and heroes that were favored by its reading public. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18611-7 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18610-0 2018 240 pages

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Yi T’aejun was one of twentieth-century Korea’s true masters of the short story—and a man who in 1946 stunned his contemporaries by moving to the Soviet-occupied North. Dust and Other Stories offers a selection of Yi’s stories across time and place, showcasing a superb stylist caught up in his era’s most urgent ideological and aesthetic divides. $25.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-18581-3 $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-18580-6 2018 304 pages

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LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION Hawk of the Mind

The Book of Swindles

Collected Poems

Selections from a Late Ming Collection

Yang Mu

Zhang Yingyu

Edited by Michelle Yeh

Yang Mu is a towering figure in modern Chinese poetry. Hawk of the Mind is a comprehensive collection of Yang Mu’s poetry that presents crucial works from his long creative career, rendered into English by a team of distinguished translators, illustrating the distinctive style and affective power of a great poet. $25.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-18469-4 $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-18468-7

Translated by Christopher Rea and Bruce Rusk

The Book of Swindles, a seventeenth-century story collection, offers a panoramic guide to the art of deception. Ostensibly a manual for self-protection, it presents a tableau of criminal ingenuity in late Ming China. Each story comes with commentary by the author, who expounds a moral lesson while also speaking as a connoisseur of the swindle. $25.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-17863-1 $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-17862-4 2017 208 pages

2018 248 pages

MODERN CHINESE LITERATURE FROM TAIWAN

TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIAN CLASSICS

The Sarashina Diary

Hidden and Visible Realms

A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-Century Japan (Reader’s Edition)

Early Medieval Chinese Tales of the Supernatural and the Fantastic

Sugawara no Takasue no Musume

Compiled by Liu Yiqing

Translated, with an introduction, by Sonja Arntzen and Moriyuki Itō

Edited and translated by Zhenjun Zhang Hidden and Visible Realms is one of the most significant medieval Chinese collections of stories of otherworldly phenomena and the fantastic, distinguished by its varied contents, elegant writing style, and Buddhist influence. This annotated first complete English translation explains the key themes and textual history of the work. $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18716-9 2018 304 pages

TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIAN CLASSICS

A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl began a diary; from it, she skillfully created an autobiography later in life. This reader’s edition streamlines Sonja Arntzen and Moriyuki Itō’s acclaimed translation of The Sarashina Diary for general readers and classroom use, offering insight into the author’s world and the diary’s textual history. $16.00 / £12.99 paper 978-0-231-18677-3 $50.00 / £40.00 paper 978-0-231-18676-6 2018 176 pages

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LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION Taipei People

Wandering Mind and Metaphysical Thoughts

Pai Hsien-yung Translated by the author and Patia Yasin

Gao Xingjian Translated by Gilbert C. F. Fong.

This English-Chinese bilingual edition is the complete first book of poems written by Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian. Gao’s poems offer an array of snapshots over various themes where politics, dreams, and metaphysical concerns are mixed. With additional original art by Gao, this collection advances innovative experiments in poetry across cultural boundaries. $30.00 cloth 978-962-996-838-0 2018 244 pages

Edited by George Kao

Pai Hsien-yung is among the most important writers in contemporary Chinese and world literature. His masterpiece Taipei People is a classic of Taiwanese modernism. With an intensity of vision comparable to James Joyce’s Dubliners, it follows the individual struggles of the people of Taipei with a mix of compassion, nostalgia, mourning, and clarity. $20.00 paper 978-988-237-006-7 2019 392 pages

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The Question of Raising Cranes Chen Xianfa

The Emperor of Poetry Translated from Conquered Nations Chen Dongdong $5.00 paper 978-988-237-031-9 2018 56 pages

CHINESE UNIVERSITY PRESS

This volume contains twenty-four titles on the theme of “ancient emnity,” published in conjunction with the 2017 Hong Kong International Poetry Nights. IPNHK is one of the most influential international poetry events in Asia. These unique works are presented with Chinese and English translations in bilingual or trilingual formats. $5.00 paper 978-988-237-032-6 2018 64 pages

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The Man Without Arms Hirata Toshiko $5.00 paper 978-988-237-038-8 2018 62 pages

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Androgyny Chow Yiu Fai $5.00 paper 978-988-237-033-3 2018 48 pages

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LITERATURE/CULTURE Fixing Landscape

The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China

A Techno-Poetic History of China’s Three Gorges

From Dreamscapes to Theatricality

Corey Byrnes

Ling Hon Lam

STUDIES OF THE WEATHERHEAD EAST ASIAN INSTITUTE,

In this book, Ling Hon Lam gives an account of the history of emotions in Chinese literature and culture centered on the idea of emotion as space, which the Chinese call “emotion-realm” (qingjing). Lam challenges the conventional reading of Chinese literature as premised on interior subjectivity, examining historical changes in the spatial logic of performance through media and theater.

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$60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18794-7

Fixing Landscape reconsiders China’s Three Gorges Dam in relation to the aesthetic history of the Gorges region over more than two millennia, offering radically new ways of thinking about cultural and spatial production in contemporary China. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18806-7 2019 344 pages 105 illus.

2018 360 pages

The Unworthy Scholar from Pingjiang

Minjian

The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals

Republican-Era Martial Arts Fiction

Sebastian Veg

Sebastian Veg explores the rise of minjian—unofficial, unaffiliated, and among the people—intellectuals and how they have profoundly transformed China’s public culture. Minjian documents how, amid deep structural shifts, grassroots thinkeractivists began to work outside academia or policy institutions in an embryonic public sphere. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-19140-1 2019 368 pages

John Christopher Hamm

Xiang Kairan, who wrote under the pen name “The Unworthy Scholar from Pingjiang,” is remembered as the father of modern Chinese martial arts fiction. In this book, John Christopher Hamm shows how Xiang Kairan’s work and career offer a new lens on the transformations of fiction and popular culture in early twentieth-century China. $70.00 / £54.00 cloth 978-0-231-190565 2019 312 pages 10 illus.

GLOBAL CHINESE CULTURE

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LITERATURE/CULTURE Idly Scribbling Rhymers

Unbinding The Pillow Book

Poetry, Print, and Community in Nineteenth-Century Japan

The Many Lives of a Japanese Classic Gergana Ivanova

Robert Tuck

Robert Tuck offers a groundbreaking study of the connections among traditional poetic genres, print media, and visions of national community in late nineteenth-century Japan. Structured around the work of Masaoka Shiki, Idly Scribbling Rhymers reveals poetry’s surprising yet fundamental role in emerging forms of media and national consciousness.

Gergana Ivanova explores how The Pillow Book and its author have been read from the seventeenth century to the present. She shows how various ideologies have influenced the text and shaped interactions among its different versions, in the first book-length study in English of the reception history of Sei Shōnagon.

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18734-3

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18798-5

2018 320 pages 4 illus.

2018 240 pages 28 illus,

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How to Read a Japanese Poem

Sōseki

Modern Japan's Greatest Novelist

Steven D. Carter

John Nathan

How to Read a Japanese Poem offers a comprehensive approach to making sense of traditional Japanese poetry of all genres and periods. Steven D. Carter explains to Anglophone students the methods of composition and literary interpretation used by Japanese poets, scholars, and critics from ancient times to the present. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18683-4 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18682-7 2019 288 pages 22 illus.

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John Nathan provides a lucid and vivid account of the life of Natsume Sōseki, the father of the modern novel in Japan. This biography elevates Sōseki to his rightful place as a great synthesizer of literary traditions and a brilliant chronicler of universal experience who, no less than his Western contemporaries, anticipated twentieth-century modernism. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-17142-7 2018 344 pages 7 illus

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LITERATURE/CULTURE Intransitive Encounter

The Shahnameh

Nan Z. Da

Hamid Dabashi

Sino-U.S. Literatures and the Limits of Exchange

The Persian Epic as World Literature

Nan Z. Da offers an in-depth study of nineteenth-century Sino–U.S. literary interactions that highlights their lack of transpacific interpollination. Intransitive Encounter is an unconventional and theoretically rich reflection on global meetings and imaginings that do not fit the patterns proclaimed by postcolonial and literary studies. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-188029

Hamid Dabashi insightfully traces the history, authorship, poetic significance, complicated legacy, and enduring significance of the Iranian epic poem the Shahnameh. In addition to explaining what makes it such a distinctive literary work, Dabashi makes a powerful case that we need to rethink the notion of “world literature” in light of the Shahnameh. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-183444

2018 304 pages 6 illus.

2019 272 pages

The Book of Lord Shang

The Great Flowing River

Apologetics of State Power in Early China (Abridged Edition)

A Memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan

Shang Yang

Chi Pang-yuan

Edited and translated by Yuri Pines

Choice Outstanding Academic Title Compiled in China in the fourth–third centuries BCE., The Book of Lord Shang argues for a new powerful government to transform men into diligent tillers and valiant soldiers, thereby creating a “rich state and a strong army.” These ideas served the state of Qin that eventually created the first imperial polity on Chinese soil. In this new translation, The Book of Lord Shang’s intellectual boldness and surprisingly modern ideas underscore the text’s vibrant contribution to global political thought. $27.00 / £21.00 paper 978-0-231-17989-8

Translated by John Balcom

Heralded as a literary masterpiece and a best seller in the Chinese-speaking world, The Great Flowing River is a personal account of the history of modern China and Taiwan unlike any other. The noted scholar, writer, and teacher Chi Pang-yuan recounts her youth in mainland China and adulthood in Taiwan in a novelistic, epoch-defining narrative. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-18840-1 2018 480 pages

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2019 368 pages TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIAN CLASSICS

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LITERATURE/CULTURE Transpacific Attachments

Colonizing Language Cultural Production and Language Politics in Modern Japan and Korea

Sex Work, Media Networks, and Affective Histories of Chineseness

Christina Yi

Lily Wong

Lily Wong studies the transpacific mobility and mobilization of the sex worker figure, illuminating the intersectional politics of racial, sexual, and class structures. Transpacific Attachments examines shifting depictions of Chinese sex workers in popular media from the early twentieth century to the present. $60.00 / ÂŁ47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18338-3 2018 248 pages 30 photos

Christina Yi investigates linguistic nationalism in the formation of literary canons through an examination of Japanese-language cultural production by Korean and Japanese writers from the 1930s through the 1950s. She challenges conventional understandings of national literature by showing how Japanese language ideology shaped colonial histories. $65.00 / ÂŁ50.00 cloth 978-0-231-184205

GLOBAL CHINESE CULTURE

2018 248 pages 2 illus.

Learning Chinese Language and Culture

Learning Chinese Language and Culture

Weijia Huang and Qun Ao

Weijia Huang and Qun Ao

Intermediate Chinese Textbook, Volume 1

Intermediate Chinese Textbook, Volume 2

Learning Chinese Language and Culture is an intermediate-level textbook intended for students who have completed introductory courses in Chinese as a foreign language. Written in English and in both traditional and simplified Chinese, this book expands on Chinese-language knowledge and introduces Chinese culture in twenty-two lessons.

Learning Chinese Language and Culture is an intermediate-level textbook intended for students who have completed introductory courses in Chinese as a foreign language. Written in English and in both traditional and simplified Chinese, this book expands on Chinese-language knowledge and introduces Chinese culture in twenty-two lessons.

$30.00 paper 978-988-237-060-9

$30.00 paper 978-988-237-061-6

2019 282 pages 50 illus.

2019 284 pages 50 illus.

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LITERATURE/CULTURE The Chu Silk Manuscripts from Zidanku, Changsha (Hunan Province)

An Encyclopaedia of Practical Translation and Interpreting Edited by Chan Sin-wai

Volume One: Discovery and Transmission Li Ling

Translated and edited by Lothar von Falkenhausen

The silk manuscripts from Zidanku, Changsha (Hunan), are the only pre-imperial Chinese manuscripts on silk found to date. This is the first in a two-volume monograph on the Zidanku manuscripts, presenting the archaeological context and history of the transmission of the physical manuscripts.

As a sequel to An Encyclopaedia of Translation: Chinese-English, English-Chinese published in 1995, this volume focuses on practical translation and interpreting, two areas of increasing importance in recent decades. All chapters contain rich examples in translation between Chinese and English.

$100.00 cloth 978-988-237-097-5

2018 530 pages

2019 250 pages 149 illus.

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$52.00 cloth 978-962-996-839-7

The Ghosts Within

The Mediated Myth of Lin Zexu

Literary Imaginations of Asian America

Social and Cultural Textures of Chinese Society

Janna Odabas

Edited by Angelo Maria Cimino

By analyzing Chinese media representations of the myth of Lin Zexu, contributors identify the social and cultural significance of a mediated historical knowledge. They examine cultural products such as feature films, digital images, documentaries, cartoons, and songs, analyzes their discursive practices and the responses they spawn, and explains how multiple agents within the Chinese media continuously generate and reaffirm the myth’s cultural network. $40.00 paper 978-3-8376-4423-4

Janna Odabas analyzes ghosts in Asian American literature as self-reflexive figures, showing how they renegotiate the image of Asian America as heterogeneous and transnational and resist morally or politically preconceived approaches. She also explores how literary works rethink conceptions of ghosts as exotic, ethnic ornamentation. $45.00 paper 978-3-8376-4449-4 2019 264 pages

TRANSCRIPT-VERLAG

2018 240 pages 13 illus.

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LITERATURE/CULTURE The Hindi Canon

The Dancing Poet

Mrityunjay Tripathi.

Rimli Bhattacharya

Intellectuals, Processes, Criticism

Rabindranath Tagore and Modernity in Performance

Translated by Shad Naved

This book presents a systematic but critical account of the beginnings, development, and history of the process of canonization in Hindi via such exemplary figures as George Grierson, Garcin de Tassy, Ramchandra Shukla, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Ram Vilas Sharma, Muktibodh, Namwar Singh, and Nirmal Verma, among others. It proposes an intellectual history of Hindi criticism in the twentieth century, which today faces the challenges of a decanonization move in the form of feminist and Dalit thought.

Drawing on a range of visual archives and personal collections, this book casts Rabindranath Tagore as the “Dancing Poet,” in whom the contours of a pan-Indian diversity seek to merge, albeit selectively, with that of the world, eschewing the territorial borders of the nation-state while reiterating civilizational strands. Rimli Bhattacharya outlines the contradictions and possibilities in such aspirations, central to the new cultural texts that Tagore seeks to produce in lyric, songs, dance, image, or narrative.

$35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-81-934015-90

2017 232 pages

2018 200 pages

TULIKA BOOKS

TULIKA BOOKS

An Empire of Touch

Women's Political Labor and the Fabrication of East Bengal Poulomi Saha

Poulomi Saha offers an innovative account of women’s political labor in East Bengal over more than a century. Through a material account of text and textile, An Empire of Touch crafts a new narrative of gendered political labor under empire. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-19208-8 2019 344 pages

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$40.00 / £32.95 cloth 978-93-82381-98-3


FILM/ART Residual Futures

What Is Japanese Cinema?

The Urban Ecologies of Literary and Visual Media of 1960s and 1970s Japan

A History

Yomota Inuhiko

Franz Prichard

Translated by Philip Kaffen

Franz Prichard offers a pathbreaking analysis of the works wrought from Japan's intensive urbanization in the 1960s and 1970s. He maps the ways in which Japanese filmmakers, writers, photographers, and other artists came to grips with the entwined ecologies of a drastic transformation. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-19131-9

What Is Japanese Cinema? is a concise and lively history of Japanese film that shows how cinema tells the story of Japan’s modern age. Discussing popular works alongside auteurist masterpieces, Yomota Inuhiko considers films in light of both Japanese cultural particularities and cinema as a worldwide art form.

$105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-19130-2

$26.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-19163-0

2019 280 pages 20 illus.

$80.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-19162-3

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2019 248 pages 36 illus.

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History of Art in Japan

Electrified Voices

How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945

Tsuji Nobuo Translated by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere Winner of the Special Cultural Translation Prize from the Japan Society of Translators

Kerim Yasar

Kerim Yasar traces the origins of the modern soundscape, showing how the revolutionary nature of sound technology and the rise of a new auditory culture played an essential role in the formation of Japanese modernity. Electrified Voices is a far-reaching cultural history of the telegraph, telephone, phonograph, radio, and early sound film in Japan. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18713-8 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18712-1 2018 304 pages STUDIES OF THE WEATHERHEAD EAST ASIAN INSTITUTE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

In this book, Tsuji Nobuo, the leading authority on Japanese art history, tells the fascinating story of the country’s exceptional cultural heritage. He sheds light on how Japan has nurtured distinctive aesthetics, prominent artists, and movements that have achieved global influence and popularity. The History of Art in Japan discusses works ranging from the Jōmon period to contemporary art, from earthenware figurines dated to 13,000 BCE to manga, anime, and modern subcultures. $34.95 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-19341-2 2019 492 pages 402 illus.

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FILM/ART Modeling Peace

Chinese Script

Jie Shi

Thomas O. Höllmann

Royal Tombs and Political Ideology in Early China

History, Characters, Calligraphy

Translated by Maximiliane Donicht

Among hundreds of thousands of ancient graves and tombs excavated to date in China, the Mancheng site stands out for its unparalleled complexity and richness. It features two juxtaposed burials, those of the first king and queen of the Zhongshan kingdom (dated late second century BCE).This book is the first scholarly monograph on an undisturbed and fully excavated early Chinese royal burial site. $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-19102-9 August 2019 352 pages 60 illus.

TANG CENTER SERIES IN EARLY CHINA

Art Critique

Selected Writings of K. B. Goel Edited by Shruti Parthasarathy

Foreword by Geeta Kapur

The Delhi-based art critic K. B. Goel (1930–2018) wrote on art from the late 1950s to the 1990s, his career broadly coinciding with the modernist period. This annotated volume seeks to bring together Goel’s major writings, accompanied by a critical introduction that draws attention to his frameworks, concerns, and methodologies. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-81-9373299-1 2019 480 pages 50 photos

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Thomas O. Höllmann explains the development of the Chinese writing system and its importance in literature, religion, art, and other aspects of culture. Spanning epigraphs and oracle bones to writing and texting, Chinese Script is a wide-ranging introduction to the complexity and beauty of written text and calligraphy in the Chinese world. $18.00 / £13.99 paper 978-0-231-18173-0 $55.00 / £43.00 cloth 978-0-231-18172-3 2017 144 pages 40 illus.


HISTORY Uneven Moments

A Misunderstood Friendship

Reflections on Japan's Modern History

Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, and Sino–North Korean Relations, 1949–1976

Harry Harootunian

Zhihua Shen and Yafeng Xia

Few scholars have done more than Harry Harootunian to shape the study of modern Japan. Uneven Moments presents a selection of Harootunian’s essays on Japan’s intellectual and cultural history from the late Tokugawa period to the present that span the many phases of his distinguished career and point to new directions for Japanese studies.

Leading diplomatic historians Zhihua Shen and Yafeng Xia draw on previously untapped primary source materials to offer a unique account of the China–North Korea relationship, uncovering tensions and rivalries that shed new light on the ties between these two communist East Asian nations.

$105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-19020-6

STUDIES OF THE WEATHERHEAD EAST ASIAN INSTITUTE,

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18826-5 2018 376 pages 12 illus.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

2019 384 pages

ASIA PERSPECTIVES: HISTORY, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE

The Empires of the Near East and India

Amboina, 1623

Fear and Conspiracy on the Edge of Empire

Source Studies of the Safavid, Ottoman, and Mughal Literate Communities

Adam Clulow

Edited by Hani Khafipour

This volume is a comprehensive sourcebook of newly translated texts from the Safavid, Ottoman, and Mughal empires of the fifteenth through eighteenth centuries, accompanied by scholarly essays, that aims to provide a new model for the study and teaching of the early modern history of the Near East and India.

In 1623, Dutch authorities executed twenty-one alleged conspirators over a plot to seize a castle on a remote set of islands in what is now eastern Indonesia. In this landmark study, Adam Clulow presents a new perspective on the Amboina case that aims to move beyond the debate over guilt or innocence.

$50.00 / £40.00 paper 978-0-231-17437-4

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-17512-8

$150.00 / £116.00 cloth 978-0-231-17436-7

2019 304 pages 14 illus.

2019 672 pages 44 illus.

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HISTORY The Making of a Periphery

What China and India Once Were

Ulbe Bosma

Edited by Sheldon Pollock and Benjamin Elman

How Island Southeast Asia Became a Mass Exporter of Labor

The Pasts That May Shape the Global Future

Island Southeast Asia was once a thriving region with products that found eager consumers from China to Europe. Today, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia are primarily exporters of their surplus of cheap labor. How did a prosperous region become a peripheral one? Ulbe Bosma draws on new archival sources from the colonial period to the present to demonstrate how high demographic growth and a long history of bonded labor relegated Southeast Asia to the margins of the global economy.

This book seeks to understand modern China and India through an unprecedented comparative analysis of their long histories. Using new sources, making new connections, and reexamining old assumptions, noted scholars of China and India pair up in each chapter to tackle major questions by combining their expertise. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-18471-1 $105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-18470-0 2018 384 pages 15 illus.

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18852-4 2019 320 pages

COLUMBIA STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL HISTORY

Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled

Beauty in the Age of Empire Japan, Egypt, and the Global History of Aesthetic Education

A Seventeenth-Century Chinese Christian and His Conflicted Worlds

Raja Adal

Dominic Sachsenmaier

The seventeenth-century Chinese Christian convert Zhu Zongyuan likely never left his home province, yet he led a remarkably global life. Through scholarly activities and globalizing Catholicism, he was in contact with a complex—and contradictory—set of foreign and domestic forces. Dominic Sachsenmaier explores the mid-seventeenth-century world through the lens of Zhu’s life, combining the local, regional, and global. $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18752-7 2018 280 pages

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Beauty in the Age of Empire is a global history of aesthetic education focused on how Western practices were adopted, transformed, and repurposed in Japan and Eygpt. Raja Adal uncovers the emergence of aesthetic education in modern schools and its role in making a broad spectrum of ideologies from fascism to humanism, attractive. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-19116-6 2019 264 pages 43 illus.

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HISTORY China’s War on Smuggling

Forging the Golden Urn The Qing Empire and the Politics of Reincarnation in Tibet

Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State, 1842–1965

Max Oidtmann

Philip Thai

Philip Thai chronicles the vicissitudes of smuggling in modern China—its practice, suppression, and significance—to demonstrate the intimate link between coastal smuggling and the amplification of state power. Thai traces how different regimes sought to police maritime trade and the unintended consequences their campaigns unleashed. China’s War on Smuggling shows how defiance helped the state redefine its power. $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18584-4 2018 408 pages 23 illus.

STUDIES OF THE WEATHERHEAD EAST ASIAN INSTITUTE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

A Qing-era law mandated that the reincarnations of prominent Tibetan Buddhist monks be identified by drawing lots from a golden urn. In Forging the Golden Urn, Max Oidtmann traces how a Chinese bureaucratic technology was exported to the Tibetan and Mongolian regions of the Qing empire and transformed into a ritual for identifying and authenticating reincarnations. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18406-9 2018 352 pages 16 illus.

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After Eunuchs

China’s Philological Turn

Science, Medicine, and the Transformation of Sex in Modern China

Scholars, Textualism, and the Dao in the Eighteenth Century

Howard Chiang

Howard Chiang traces the genealogy of sexual knowledge in China from the demise of eunuchism to the emergence of transsexuality, showing that the rise of new structures of knowledge has been central to the formation of Chinese modernity. Theoretically sophisticated and far-reaching, After Eunuchs is an innovative contribution to the history and philosophy of science and queer and Sinophone studies.

Ori Sela

In eighteenth-century China, a remarkable intellectual transformation took place, centered on the ascendance of philology. Ori Sela foregrounds the polymath Qian Daxin to reconstruct the history of eighteenth-century Chinese learning and its long-lasting consequences. China’s Philological Turn is a pioneering book in the cultural history of intellectuals across disciplinary boundaries. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18382-6

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18578-3

2018 384 pages 6 illus.

2018 416 pages 51 illus.

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HISTORY At Home in the World

Heroes and Toilers

Women and Charity in Late Qing and Early Republican China

Work as Life in Postwar North Korea, 1953–1961

Cheehyung Harrison Kim

Xia Shi

During the years spanning the late Qing dynasty and the early Republican era, the status of Chinese women changed in both subtle and decisive ways. In At Home in the World, Xia Shi unearths the history of how these women moved out of their sequestered domestic lives; engaged in charitable, philanthropic, and religious activities; and repositioned themselves as effective public actors in urban Chinese society. $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18560-8

Heroes and Toilers offers an unprecedented account of life and labor in postwar North Korea that looks at both governance and popular resistance. Cheehyung Harrison Kim traces the state’s pursuit of progress through industrialism and examines how ordinary people challenged the state every step of the way. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-185301 2018 280 pages 27 illus.

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2018 288 pages

Raising China's Revolutionaries

The Power of Print in Modern China

Margaret Mih Tillman

Robert Culp

Modernizing Childhood for Cosmopolitan Nationalists and Liberated Comrades, 1920s-1950s

Intellectuals and Industrial Publishing from the End of Empire to Maoist State Socialism

Margaret Mih Tillman offers a novel perspective on the political and scientific dimensions of experiments with early childhood education. Raising China’s Revolutionaries is an important work of institutional and transnational history that illuminates the evolution of modern concepts of childhood in twentieth-century China.

Robert Culp explores the world of commercial publishing to offer a new perspective on modern China’s cultural transformations. Culp examines China’s largest and most influential publishing companies during the late Qing and Republican periods into the early years of the People’s Republic.

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18558-5

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18416-8

2018 368 pages 6 illus.

2019 344 pages 15 illus.

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

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HISTORY Gao Village Revisited

A Medical History of Hong Kong

The Life of Rural People in Contemporary China

1942–2015

Moira M. W. Chan-Yeung

Mobo C. F. Gao

This is a study of Gao Village twenty years after the author, an anthropologist and native of Gao Village, wrote his original ethnography Gao Village. It combines ethnographic analysis, personal vignettes, and a number of fascinating stories, to present a complex picture of how Gao villagers interact with the outside world. The author argues that rural Chinese entrepreneurial powers and inner strength are active contributors to China’s economic boom. $45.00 cloth 978-962-996-578-5

Moira M. W. Chan-Yeung examines Hong Kong’s medical and health development from the Second World War to the present day. She analyzes how medical and health services grew and adapted as the Hong Kong’s political and socioeconomic landscape—and the world beyond it—changed, and continues to change. $49.00 cloth 978-988-237-085-2 2019 290 pages

THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY PRESS

2019 300 pages

CHINESE UNIVERSITY PRESS

A History of Cultic Images in China

Classical Chinese Medicine

The Domestic Statuary of Hunan

Liu Lihong Translated by Gabriel Weiss and Henry A. Buchtel with Sabine Wilms

Alain Arrault

Translated by Lina Verchery

Edited by Heiner Fruehauf

This book explains the essence of Shanghanlun (Treatise on Cold Damage), a monumental ancient medical classic, paired with cases the author encountered during years of practicing Chinese medicine. The author’s concise writing style allows readers to understand the melding of theory and practice and philosophical views of nature and life. $90.00 cloth 978-988-237-057-9

Work on the culture of central Hunan has been one of the most exciting sources for rethinking the nature and variety of Chinese local society. Based on two decades of international collaborative research, Alain Arrault focuses on sculpted images of local people and studies them on the basis of consecration certificates inserted in the statues. $55.00 cloth 978-988-237-105-7

2019 704 pages

2019 260 pages 89 illus.

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HISTORY The East Turkestan Independence Movement, 1930s to 1940s

How the Red Sun Rose

The Origin and Development of the Yan'an Rectification Movement, 1930–1945

Wang Ke Translated by Carissa Fletcher

Gao Hua

Translated by Stacey Mosher and Guo Jian

Gao Hua explores the origins and consequences of the Yan'an Rectification Movement from 1942 to 1945, arguing that it emancipated the Chinese Communist Party from Soviet influence and unified the party in preparation for victory over the Nationalists. He also shows how Mao Zedong established his leadership over the party, with lasting influence on Chinese political structure today.

Based on rare firsthand historical data, Wang Ke presents an analysis of East Turkestan, including a perspective of Islamic social structure; the origin and evolution of thoughts on national revolution; the internal structure of the independence movement; and the power structures of the republic, international relations, and international politics. $50.00 cloth 978-962-996-769-7

$70.00 cloth 978-962-996-822-9

2019 384 pages 45 illus.

2019 840 pages

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CHINESE UNIVERSITY PRESS

At Home in the World

Voices of Komagata Maru

The Art and Life of Gulammohammed Sheikh

Imperial Surveillance and Workers from Punjab in Bengal

Edited by Chaitanya Sambrani

Suchetana Chattopadhyay

This volume traces this early wartime clash of positions and the organized postwar transmission of the memory of the Komagata Maru as a symbol of resistance among the Sikh workers in the industrial centers of southwest Bengal. It acts as a link in a chain of scholarship that has hitherto traced the spread of radical anticolonial currents among the Punjabi Sikh diaspora that connected Punjab with Southeast Asia, East Asia, and the Americas.

Gulammohammed Sheikh has played a pioneering role in contemporary Indian art’s engagement with hybridity. At Home in the World presents the first comprehensive study of the art and life of this seminal figure, bringing together aspects of biographical discussion alongside other modes of art historical analysis.

$35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-81-9340158-3

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2018 192 pages

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$95.00 / £74.00 cloth 978-81-9392690-1 2019 480 pages


HISTORY A People’s History of India 30: The National

A People’s History of India 14: Economic History of India, AD 1206-1526

Movement

Origins and Early Phase, to 1918

The Period of the Delhi Sultanate and the Vijayanagara Empire

Irfan Habib

Irfan Habib This book considers the first phase of Indian popular resistance to colonial rule, a special position being given to the Revolt of 1857–1858; its nature and legacy; the rise of national consciousness and the factors leading to it; the movement for social reform and political awakening among the middle classes; and, finally, Gandhi’s arrival and the agitations of 1917–1918.

This volume is devoted to the economic and social history of India from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century. It describes the agrarian order, urban economy, and trading world during the Delhi Sultanate (1206–1398), the subsequent period of political divisions, and conditions in the Vijayanagara Empire, which flourished during this period in south India.

$17.00 / £13.99 cloth 978-81-9340154-5

$15.00 / £11.99 paper 978-81-9340157-6

2018 132 pages

$17.00 / £13.99 cloth 978-93-8238191-4

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2017 136 pages

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The Indian Economy

Dispossession, Deprivation, and Development

Matthew McCartney

Essays for Utsa Patnaik

This book explains the development of the Indian economy since independence and partition. Matthew McCartney uses case studies of poverty, inequality, education, health, work, and gender issues to outline the human story behind the economic figures and performance indicators. $25.00 paper 978-1-788210-09-6 $90.00 cloth 978-1-788210-08-9 2019 240 pages

AGENDA PUBLISHING

Edited by Arindam Banerjee and C. P. Chandrasekhar

Agrarian transition, exploitative production relations, bondage in the agriculture and informal sectors, food insecurity, and poverty are among the central concerns that have marked the work of the eminent economist and author Utsa Patnaik. This festschrift attempts to engage with the theoretical frameworks, historical analyses, and developmental questions that her remarkable academic contributions have raised. $43.00 / £34.00 cloth 978-81-9373291-5 2018 280 pages

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POLITICS/ECONOMICS Dying for Rights

Nuclear North Korea

Putting North Korea’s Human Rights Abuses on the Record

A Debate on Engagement Strategies Victor D. Cha and David C. Kang

Sandra Fahy

Revised and Updated Edition Foreword by Stephan Haggard

Dying for Rights scrutinizes North Korea’s treatment of its own people as well as foreign nationals, how violations committed by the state spread into the international realm, and how North Korea uses its state media and presence at the United Nations. Sandra Fahy meticulously documents the extent of arbitrary detention, torture, executions, and the network of prison camps throughout the country, detailing the systematic and widespread violations of freedom of speech and of movement, and the rights to food and to life. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-17634-7 August 2019 352 pages

Nuclear North Korea was first published in 2003 amid the outbreak of a lasting crisis over the North Korean nuclear program. With a new chapter on the way forward for the international community in light of continued nuclear tensions, this book is of lasting relevance to understanding the state of affairs on the Korean peninsula. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18923-1 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18922-4 2018 320 pages

CONTEMPORARY ASIA IN THE WORLD

CONTEMPORARY ASIA IN THE WORLD

GMO China

Contesting Cyberspace in China

How Global Debates Transformed China's Agricultural Biotechnology Policies

Online Expression and Authoritarian Resilience Rongbin Han

Cong Cao

Cong Cao presents a comprehensive and systematic analysis of how China’s policy toward research and commercialization of genetically modified crops has evolved that explains how China’s changing GMO stances reflect its shifting position on the world stage.

Rongbin Han offers a powerful counterintuitive explanation for China’s survival in the digital age. Han reveals how the state, service providers, and netizens negotiate the limits of discourse, interrogating our assumptions about authoritarian resilience and the internet's democratizing power.

$35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-17167-0

$30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18475-5

$105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-17166-3

$90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18474-8

2018 312 pages 5 illus.

2018 336 pages 12 illus.

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POLITICS/ECONOMICS The Conflicted Superpower

Red China's Green Revolution

America’s Collaboration with China and India in Global Innovation

Technological Innovation, Institutional Change, and Economic Development Under the Commune

Andrew B. Kennedy

The technological leadership of the United States increasingly involves collaboration with other countries, especially China and India. The Conflicted Superpower explores these relationships through in-depth case studies of U.S. policies toward skilled immigration, foreign students, and offshoring. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-18554-7 2018 280 pages 5 illus.

A NANCY BERNKOPF TUCKER AND WARREN I. COHEN BOOK ON AMERICAN–EAST ASIAN RELATIONS

Joshua Eisenman

China’s dismantling of the Mao-era commune system under Deng Xiaoping has been seen as a successful turn away from a misguided social experiment. Joshua Eisenman marshals previously inaccessible data to overturn this narrative, showing that the commune modernized agriculture, increased productivity, and laid the foundation for future rapid growth. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-18667-4 $105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-18666-7 2018 472 pages 60 illus.

Negotiating Governance on NonTraditional Security in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Is the Chinese Economy a Miracle or a Bubble? Lawrence Juen-yee Lau

Mely Caballero-Anthony

Mely Caballero-Anthony examines how nontraditional security challenges have changed state behavior and security practices in Southeast Asia and the wider East Asia region. She analyzes how non-state actors are engaging with states, regional organizations, and institutional frameworks to address multifaceted problems.

This book presents a collection of articles by Lawrence Juen-yee Lau from 1994 to 2018, discussing Chinese economic development over the past decades. Lau evaluates the relative importance of different sources of growth for the Chinese economy and scrutinizes the strategy of reform and development at various stages.

$30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18299-7

$55.00 cloth 978-988-237-095-1

$90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18300-0

2019 480 pages 124 illus.

2018 336 pages 17 illus.

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POLITICS/ECONOMICS The State Strikes Back

Sustaining Economic Growth in Asia

The End of Economic Reform in China?

Edited by Jérémie CohenSetton, Thomas Helbling, Adam Posen, and Changyong Rhee

Nicholas R. Lardy

$23.95 / £18.99 paper 978-0-88132-737-3

Sustaining Economic Growth in Asia explores the relevance to several Asian economies of the diagnosis known as “secular stagnation.” Leading experts discuss the fiscal and monetary policy challenges of reviving growth without generating domestic financial imbalances in essays on innovation, demographics, spillovers, and various policy proposals.

2019 200 pages 27 illus.

$23.95 / £18.99 paper 978-0-88132-733-5

PETERSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

2018 175 pages

Nicholas R. Lardy argues that China’s future growth prospects are shadowed by the specter of resurgent state dominance. This book mobilizes new data to trace how President Xi Jinping has consistently championed state-owned or controlled enterprises, propping up ailing, underperforming companies that are a drag on China’s potential.

PETERSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Demographics of Korea and Germany

The Future of UK-China Relations

Population Changes and Socioeconomic Impact of Two Divided Nations in the Light of Reunification

The Search for a New Model Kerry Brown

At a time when China’s role in the world is becoming the focus of international business strategy and Brexit is pushing the UK to look to the rest of the world for trade and investment, Kerry Brown assesses the potential for a new “golden age” of UK–China relations and what the UK needs to understand about China before embarking on such a venture. $30.00 paper 978-1-78821157-4 $90.00 cloth 978-1-78821156-7 2019 192 pages

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Bernhard Köppen and Norbert F. Schneider

Korea and Germany are commonly described as emblematic examples of divided nations. But while Korea is still divided, Germany has gone through a peaceful unification. This book offers a unique comparative study on demographic change in these divided countries. It also investigates developments after Germany’s unification. $49.00 paper 978-3-8474-2152-8 2018 127 pages

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POLITICS/ECONOMICS The Cultural Economy of Land

Land Grabbing as Development?

Rural Bengal, Circa 1860–1940 Suhita Sinha Roy

Chinese and British Land Acquisitions in Comparative Perspective

Edited by Mallarika Sinha Roy

The Cultural Economy of Land attempts to bring out a multilayered pattern of rural life-worlds by tracing on the one hand, major social and political changes, and on the other hand, the everyday life of Birbhum district in rural Bengal at a specific historical juncture. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-81-9373297-7

Ariane Goetz

Between 2000 and 2016, China and the UK acquired large areas of land through investment projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Ariane Goetz explains the global phenomenon of land grabbing from the perspective of these two investor countries, offering insights into the political economies that enable these investments.

2019 200 pages

$35.00 paper 978-3-8376-4267-4

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2019 338 pages 38 illus.

TRANSCRIPT-VERLAG

Socio-Economic Surveys of Three Villages in Tripura

Agriculture and Rural India After Economic Reforms

Edited by V. K. Ramachandran, Madhura Swaminathan, and Ranjini Basu

Edited by A. Narayanamoorthy, R. Sujatha, and R. V. Bhavani

Essays for Venkatesh B. Athreya

A Study of Agrarian Relations

This book is a report on the village economy of the state of Tripura in India, based on a survey of three villages in the state conducted by the Foundation for Agrarian Studies in May–June 2016. A team from the Foundation for Agrarian Studies revisited the three villages in April 2017 to conduct case studies. $32.00 / £25.00 cloth 978-81-9373294-6 2019 360 pages

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The doctoral students of the economist Venkatesh B. Athreya organized a seminar in his honor in January 2016. This book is a collection of the papers presented at that seminar as well as a few invited contributions on the theme of agriculture and rural India, with special emphasis on the experience of economic reforms since the 1990s. $44.00 / £34.00 cloth 978-81-9373296-0 2019 260 pages

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PHILOSOPHY/RELIGION A Śabda Reader

Becoming Guanyin

Translated and edited by Johannes Bronkhorst

Yuhang Li

Language in Classical Indian Thought

Artistic Devotion of Buddhist Women in Late Imperial China

The first reader on language in—and the language of—classical Indian philosophy, A Śabda Reader offers a comprehensive and pedagogically valuable treatment of this topic. It brings together newly translated passages by authors from a variety of traditions—Brahmin, Buddhist,Jaina—representing a number of schools of thought.

Yuhang Li examines how lay Buddhist women in late imperial China forged a connection with the subject of their devotion, arguing that women used their own bodies to echo that of Guanyin. She combines empirical research with theoretical insights from both art history and Buddhist studies. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-19012-1

$80.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-18940-8

2019 272 pages

2019 376 pages

PREMODERN EAST ASIA: NEW HORIZONS

HISTORICAL SOURCEBOOKS IN CLASSICAL INDIAN THOUGHT

Readings of Śāntideva's Guide to Bodhisattva Practice

The Buddha's Wizards Magic, Protection, and Healing in Burmese Buddhism

Edited by Jonathan C. Gold and Douglas S. Duckworth

Thomas Nathan Patton

Śāntideva’s eighth-century work, the Guide to Bodhisattva Practice (Bodhicaryāvatāra), is one of the crucial texts of the Buddhist ethical and philosophical tradition. This book serves as a companion to this Indian Buddhist classic, illuminating the Guide’s many philosophical, literary, ritual, and ethical dimensions.

Belief in wizard-saints who protect their devotees and intervene in the world is widespread among Burmese Buddhists. The Buddha’s Wizards is a historically informed, ethnographic study that explores the supernatural landscape of Buddhism in Myanmar to explain the persistence of wizardry as a form of lived religion in the modern era.

$30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-19267-5

$60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18760-2

$90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-19266-8

2018 240 pages 33 illus.

2019 288 pages

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PHILOSOPHY/RELIGION A Genealogy of Devotion

Ocean of Milk, Ocean of Blood

Patton E. Burchett

Matthew W. King

Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India

A Mongolian Monk in the Ruins of the Qing Empire

Patton E. Burchett offers a pathbreaking genealogical study of devotional (bhakti) Hinduism that traces its understudied historical relationships with tantra, yoga, and Sufism. He focuses his analysis on the early modern period, when the rise of bhakti communities in North India transformed the religious landscape.

Matthew W. King tells the story of one Mongolian monk’s efforts to defend Buddhist monasticism in revolutionary times. He reveals an unexplored landscape of countermodern Buddhisms beyond old imperial formations and the newly invented national subject.

$70.00 / £54.00 cloth 978-0-231-19032-9

2019 304 pages

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-19106-7

2019 416 pages

Conversations with Ambedkar

The Oneness Hypothesis

10 Ambedkar Memorial Lectures

Beyond the Boundary of Self Edited by Philip J. Ivanhoe, Owen J. Flanagan, Victoria S. Harrison, Hagop Sarkissian, and Eric Schwitzgebel The idea that the self is inextricably intertwined with the rest of the world—the “oneness hypothesis”—can be found in many of the world’s philosophical and religious traditions. Challenging dominant traditional views that presume the proper scope of the mind stops at the boundaries of the skin and skull, The Oneness Hypothesis shows that a more relational conception of the self is not only consistent with contemporary science but has the potential to lead to greater happiness and well-being for both individuals and the larger wholes of which they are parts.

Edited by Valerian Rodrigues

This book contains ten public lectures that were delivered annually from 2009 to 2018 as part of the Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture Series, instituted by Ambedkar University Delhi. $44.00 / £34.00 cloth 978-81-9373295-3 2019 280 pages

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$40.00 / £30.00 cloth 978-0-231-18298-0 2018 416 pages

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Ghalib

Marching Through Suffering

Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib

Sandra Fahy

Selected Poems and Letters

Translated by Frances W. Pritchett and Owen T. A. Cornwall This selection of poetry and prose by Ghalib provides an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the preeminent Urdu poet of the nineteenth century.

Loss and Survival in North Korea

Casting North Koreans as a diverse people with a vast capacity for adaptation rather than as a monolithic entity passively enduring oppression, Marching Through Suffering positions personal history as key to the interpretation of political violence.

$28.00 / £22.00 paper 978-0-231-18207-2

$27.00 / £21.00 paper 978-0-231-17135-9

2019 224 pages

2018 272 pages

TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIAN CLASSICS

CONTEMPORARY ASIA IN THE WORLD

Meeting with My Brother A Novella

Yi Mun-yol Translated by Heinz Insu Fenkl with Yoosup Chang Meeting with My Brother represents the political and psychological complexity of Koreans on both sides of the border, offering a complex yet poignant perspective on the divisions between the two countries.

The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia

Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and PanAsian Thought Cemil Aydin

In this rich intellectual history, Cemil Aydin challenges the notion that anti-Westernism in modern Asia is a political and religious reaction to the liberal and democratic values of the West. $28.00 / £22.00 paper 978-0-231-13779-9

$15.00 / £11.99 paper 978-0-231-17865-5

2019 320 pages

2019 120 pages

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NEW IN PAPER

The Greening of Asia

Taming the Wild Horse

Mark L. Clifford

Louis Komjathy

The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency WINNER, CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE WINNER, CHRIS WELLES PRIZE

Mark L. Clifford shows what Asian companies are doing to build companies that will lessen the environmental impact of Asia’s extraordinary economic growth. $19.95 / £14.99 paper 978-0-231-16609-6

An Annotated Translation and Study of the Daoist Horse Taming Pictures In this annotated translation and study, Louis Komjathy argues that this virtually unknown text offers unique insights into the transformative effects of Daoist contemplative practice. $26.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-18127-3 2019 264 pages

2019 320 pages

COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL PUBLISHING

Food of Sinful Demons

Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet Geoffrey Barstow

$27.00 / £21.00 paper 978-0-231-17997-9 2019 312 pages

Food of Sinful Demons shows the centrality of vegetarianism to the cultural history of Tibet through specific ways in which nonreligious norms and ideals shaped religious beliefs and practices. STUDIES OF THE WEATHERHEAD EAST ASIAN INSTITUTE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Centrifugal Empire

Central–Local Relations in China Jae Ho Chung

WINNER, CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE

Centrifugal Empire examines the logic, mode, and instrument of local governance established by the People’s Republic, and then compares the current system to the practices of its dynastic predecessors. $28.00 / £22.00 paper 978-0-231-17621-7 2019 232 pages

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By More Than Providence

Culture of Encounters

Michael J. Green

WINNER, JOHN F. RICHARDS PRIZE IN SOUTH

Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783 In a history that spans the eighteenth century to the present, Michael J. Green follows the development of U.S. strategic thinking toward East Asia. Green explores these problems from the perspective of history’s major strategists and statesmen, from Thomas Jefferson to Alfred Thayer Mahan and Henry Kissinger. $26.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-18043-6 2019 760 pages 27 illus.

A NANCY BERNKOPF TUCKER AND WARREN I. COHEN BOOK ON AMERICAN–EAST ASIAN RELATIONS

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Sanskrit at the Mughal Court Audrey Truschke ASIAN HISTORY, AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Culture of Encounters documents the fascinating exchange between the Persian-speaking Islamic elite of the Mughal Empire and traditional Sanskrit scholars, which engendered a dynamic idea of Mughal rule essential to the empire’s survival. $27.00 / £21.00 paper 978-0-231-17363-6 2018 384 pages

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