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Reorienting Global Communication Indian and Chinese Media Beyond Borders Edited by Michael Curtin and Hemant Shah

“Meets an urgent need in the fields of media globalization and international cultural studies by providing an in-depth examination of the Indian and Chinese media industries and the changing concepts of ‘nation’ and ‘home’ in an increasingly globalized world.”—Shujen Wang, author of Framing Piracy: Globalization and Film Distribution in Greater China

Echoes of Chongqing

Songs for the Spirits

Women in Wartime China

Music and Mediums in Modern Vietnam

Danke Li

Barley Norton

This collection of annotated oral histories records the personal stories of twenty Chinese women who lived in the wartime capital of Chongqing during China’s War of Resistance against Japan during World War II.

“The book is comprehensive in its analysis of cultural practices such as len dong, tracing the history of rituals, music and religion in Vietnam back to the early 20th century. . . . A fascinating multimedia experience.” —Songlines

232 pp. 6 x 9. 19 B & W photos, 1 map, 1 table. 2010. 9 *Cloth 978-0-252-03489-3. $70.00. $49.00 10 Paper 978-0-252-07674-9. $25.00. $17.50

328 pp. 6 x 9. 9 B & W photos, 7 tables. 2010. 1 *Cloth 978-0-252-03501-2. $75.00. $52.50 2 Paper 978-0-252-07690-9. $30.00. $21.00

China Forever The Shaw Brothers and Diasporic Cinema Edited by Poshek Fu

“An impressive, in-depth inquiry into the historical mutations, cultural innovations, and political implications of the rise and development of the Shaw Brothers’ movie empire.”—David Der-wei Wang, author of The Monster That Is History: History, Violence, and Fictional Writing in Twentieth-Century China 280 pp. 6 x 9. 12 B & W photos. 2008. 3 *Cloth 978-0-252-03273-8. $60.00. $42.00 4 Paper 978-0-252-07500-1. $25.00. $17.50

Gandhi Meets Primetime

Women’s Movements in TwentiethCentury Taiwan

Wanted Cultured Ladies Only!

Doris T. Chang

Neepa Majumdar

“A compelling, significant contribution . . . this book should be the standard treatment of women’s movements in Taiwan for years. Nothing else matches Chang’s comprehensiveness.”—Barbara E. Reed, coauthor of Culture and Customs of Taiwan

“This enjoyable study is the only work of its kind on female stardom and Indian cinema. Majumdar examines a crucial turning point in Indian film history with the decline of the studio system, the rise of the star, and the coming of playback singing.”—Rachel Dwyer, author of Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema

248 pp. 6 x 9. 1 line drawing. 2009. 11 Cloth 978-0-252-03395-7. $45.00. $31.50

Lives in Chinese Music “Provides a much-needed and nuanced understanding of how music is produced on the ground and how attention to this kind of music production enriches Chinese music historiography.”—Frederick Lau, author of Music in China: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

Chinese Street Opera in Singapore

Shanti Kumar

Tong Soon Lee

“By including a consideration of how original visions of the nation by Gandhi and Nehru played out in public policy regarding television’s role in national development, Kumar has illuminated the complex and sometimes contradictory views of Indian politicians and intellectuals.—Communication Research Trends

“Subtly highlights the nuances of professional vs. amateur performance, the contributions of different dialect groups, and the tie-in by the 1990s with officially promoted cultural nationalism and tourism.” —Helen Rees, author of Echoes of History: Naxi Music in Modern China

256 pp. 6 x 9. 12 B & W photos. 2006. 5 *Cloth 978-0-252-03001-7. $45.00. $31.50 6 Paper 978-0-252-07244-4. $25.00. $17.50

232 pp. 6 x 9. 2 line drawings, 7 tables. 2009. 13 Cloth 978-0-252-03246-2. $40.00. $28.00

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Chinese Face/Off

Japanese Foodways, Past and Present

The Transnational Popular Culture of Hong Kong Kwai-Cheung Lo

“By revealing a temporal, porous, and fluid Chineseness in Hong Kong, Lo adds a critical perspective on identity consciousness in this globalizing world.”—Choice 296 pp. 6 x 9. 1 table. 2005. 7 *Cloth 978-0-252-02978-3. $45.00. $31.50 8 Paper 978-0-252-07228-4. $20.00. $14.00

Edited by Eric C. Rath and Stephanie Assmann

“This groundbreaking collection of essays will be a boon to specialists, an inspiration to students, and a delight to anyone interested in Japanese food.”—Samuel Hideo Yamashita, author of Leaves from an Autumn of Emergencies: Selections from the Wartime Diaries of Ordinary Japanese 280 pp. 6.125 x 9.25. 13 B & W photos, 3 tables. 2010. 14 *Cloth 978-0-252-03563-0. $80.00. $56.00 15 Paper 978-0-252-07752-4. $28.00. $19.60

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Female Stardom and Cinema in India,1930s-1950s

272 pp. 6 x 9. 26 B & W photos. 2009. 17 *Cloth 978-0-252-03432-9. $65.00. $45.50 18 Paper 978-0-252-07628-2. $25.00. $17.50

Edited by Helen Rees

232 pp. 6 x 9. 15 B & W photos, 2 line drawings, 1 table. 2009. 12 Cloth 978-0-252-03379-7. $45.00. $31.50

Globalization and Nationalism in Indian Television

280 pp. 6 x 9. 10 B & W photos, 2 line drawings, 7 tables. 2009. 16 Cloth w/DVD 978-0-252-03399-5. $45.00. $31.50

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Butoh Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemy Sondra Fraleigh

Chronicles the growth of this provocative art form from its mid-century founding under a sign of darkness to its assimilation in the twenty-first century as a pungent performance medium with philosophical and political implications. 264 pp. 6 x 9. 32 B & W photos, 1 table. 2010. 19 *Cloth 978-0-252-03553-1. $75.00. $52.50 20 Paper 978-0-252-07741-8. $28.00. $19.60

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Exporting Japan

T h e A s i a n A m e r i c a n E x pe r i e n c e s e r i e s

Politics of Emigration to Latin America Toake Endoh

Examines the domestic origins of the Japanese government’s policies to promote the emigration of approximately three hundred thousand native Japanese citizens to Latin America between the 1890s and the 1960s. 280 pp. 6 x 9. 4 line drawings, 3 maps, 15 tables. 2009. 21 Cloth 978-0-252-03402-2. $50.00. $35.00

Hong Kong Movers and Stayers Narratives of Family Migration Janet W. Salaff, Siu-lun Wong, and Arent Greve

A look at the forces behind Hong Kong families’ migration and settlement during the thirteen years before Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997—and the return of nearly half of those within several years of leaving. 272 pp. 6 x 9. 1 table. 2010. 22 *Cloth 978-0-252-03518-0. $80.00. $56.00 23 Paper 978-0-252-07704-3. $30.00. $21.00

Studies of World Migrations

Terror in Minnie Vautrin’s Nanjing Diaries and Correspondence, 1937-38 Minnie Vautrin Edited and with an Introduction by Suping Lu

“A moving account of Wilhelmina “Minnie” Vautrin, an American missionary and educator trapped in Nanjing during the Japanese occupation.” —The China Quarterly 312 pp. 6 x 9. 8 B & W photos. 2008. 24 Cloth 978-0-252-03332-2. $45.00. $31.50

Unbound Spirit Letters of Flora Belle Jan Flora Belle Jan Edited by Fleur Yano and Saralyn Daly. Introduction by Judy Wu

Written during the years 1918–48, these letters offer unique insight into the situation of educated, middleclass, professional Chinese American women in the early twentieth century.

Chinese American Transnational Politics Him Mark Lai Edited and with an Introduction by Madeline Y. Hsu

“A remarkable collection that shows the dedication, diligence, and accomplishments of Him Mark Lai. . . . Lai’s command of the sources and his commitment to a faithful recording of Chinese American history are extraordinary.”—Renqiu Yu, author of To Save China, To Save Ourselves: The Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York 296 pp. 6.125 x 9.25. 1 B & W photo. 2010. 26 *Cloth 978-0-252-03525-8. $75.00. $52.50 27 Paper 978-0-252-07714-2. $30.00. $21.00

In Defense of Asian American Studies The Politics of Teaching and Program Building Sucheng Chan

“Newcomers to the field will gain a rich understanding of the origins and mission of AAS and the challenges it faced and continues to face as it becomes institutionalized in higher education.” —Journal of Higher Education 296 pp. 6 x 9. 2005. 28 *Cloth 978-0-252-03009-3. $55.00. $38.50 29 Paper 978-0-252-07253-6. $25.00. $17.50

Edited by Duncan Ryûken Williams and Tomoe Moriya

Contributions from scholars on both sides of the Pacific upend boundaries and categories that have tied Buddhism to Asia, illuminating the social and spiritual roles the religion has played in the Americas. 216 pp. 6 x 9. 1 table. 2010. 31 *Cloth 978-0-252-03533-3. $70.00. $49.00 32 Paper 978-0-252-07719-7. $25.00. $17.50

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Hmong America Reconstructing Community in Diaspora Chia Youyee Vang

The first scholarly work to come from inside the Hmong community, Hmong America documents Chia Youyee Vang’s own migration from Laos to Minnesota at age nine and the transformations she has witnessed in Hmong communities throughout the migration and settlement processes. 192 pp. 6 x 9. 9 B & W photos, 3 maps, 3 tables. 2010. 33 *Cloth 978-0-252-03568-5. $60.00. $42.00 34 Paper 978-0-252-07759-3. $20.00. $14.00

Religion and Spirituality in Korean America Edited by David K. Yoo and Ruth H. Chung

Moving Images Photography and the Japanese American Incarceration Jasmine Alinder

“In addition to detailing how U.S. authorities turned photography against Japanese Americans, the book wisely attends to how the internees and their descendants used the medium to tell competing stories of their incarceration, allegiances, and identities.”—Martin A. Berger, author of Sight Unseen: Whiteness and American Visual Culture

“This book offers a probing and refreshingly critical lens into [Korean Americans’] religious world . . . . An excellent contribution to the growing literature on religion, race, and ethnicity among new Americans.” —Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 256 pp. 6 x 9. 2008. 35 *Cloth 978-0-252-03233-2. $70.00. $49.00 36 Paper 978-0-252-07474-5. $25.00. $17.50

232 pp. 6 x 9. 43 B & W photos, 1 line drawing, 1 map. 2009. 30 Cloth 978-0-252-03398-8. $40.00. $28.00

304 pp. 6 x 9. 19 B & W photos. 2009. 25 Cloth 978-0-252-03380-3. $42.00. $29.40

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“A concrete presentation of very distinctive (homo) sexualities that derive from specific nonwestern histories.”—Gary P. Leupp, author of Interracial Intimacy in Japan: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900 288 pp. 6 x 9. 4 B & W photos. 2008. 37 *Cloth 978-0-252-03307-0. $70.00. $49.00 38 Paper 978-0-252-07507-0. $25.00. $17.50

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The Asian American Experience series The University of Illinois Press wishes to thank Roger Daniels, Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cincinnati, for eighteen years of outstanding service as Founding Editor for The Asian American Experience series. Thanks to Professor Daniels’ expert guidance, the series now boasts more than thirty titles representing the finest work in Asian American studies.

••• Carrying forward Daniels’ strong legacy, we are pleased to announce new editorial leadership for the series from the following newly-appointed series editors: Eiichiro Azuma, Alan Charles Kors Term Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania Jigna Desai, University of Minnesota Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, and the Program in Asian American Studies Martin F. Manalansan IV, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Department of Anthropology Lisa Sun-Hee Park, University of Minnesota Department of Sociology, and the Program in Asian American Studies

David K. Yoo, Claremont McKenna College Department of History Defining “Asian American experience” broadly to encompass the Pacific and Pacific Rim worlds, this new group of editors will seek work that rethinks notions of nation and culture to open up broader, cross-national inquiries. They will solicit book projects from the established disciplines of history and English, while also making inroads into disciplines more recently associated with the field—sociology, anthropology, education, and religion—encouraging scholars in these disciplines to think in more creative and expansive ways about Asian American studies. They will also aggressively pursue work that attempts to blur or, in fact, break down disciplinary and epistemological boundaries and engage with the other interdisciplinary fields of American studies and comparative ethnic studies. At the AAAS in Austin, please join us in thanking Professor Daniels for his years of service to the field and in welcoming our new series editors. Stop by the University of Illinois Press book display for more information.

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University of Illinois Press Spring 2010 Asian and Asian American Studies Book Catalog  
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