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The University of Washington Press (UWP) is the nonprofit book and multimedia publishing arm of the University of Washington. The Press has published approximately 4,400 books, of which about 1,400 are currently in print. From the beginning, the Press has reflected the University’s major academic strengths. Building on those strengths, the Press has achieved recognition as the leading publisher of scholarly books and distinguished works of regional nonfiction in the Pacific Northwest. The Press has especially distinguished lists in Asian studies, Middle East studies, anthropology, Western history and biography, environmental studies, and natural history.

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Firebrand Feminism

The Radical Lives of Ti-Grace Atkinson, Kathie Sarachild, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and Dana Densmore

University of Washington Press

Unapologetic, troublemaking, agitating, revolutionary, and hot-headed: radical feminism bravely transformed the history of politics, love, sexuality, and science.

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Uplake

Restless Essays of Coming and Going

University of Washington Press

Uplake reminds us to love what we have while encouraging us to still imagine what we want.

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A Family History of Illness

Memory as Medicine

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In this deeply personal narrative, Brett L. Walker constructs a history of his body to understand his diagnosis with a serious immunological disorder.

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Slapping the Table in Amazement

A Ming Dynasty Story Collection

By Mengchu Ling; Introduction by Robert E. Hegel; Translated by Shuhui Yang and Yunqin Yang
University of Washington Press

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.

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Building Reuse

Sustainability, Preservation, and the Value of Design

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Kathryn Rogers Merlino makes an impassioned case that truly sustainable design requires reusing and reimagining existing buildings.

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American Sabor

Latinos and Latinas in US Popular Music / Latinos y latinas en la musica popular estadounidense

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The Art of Resistance

Painting by Candlelight in Mao’s China

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Drawing on interviews with the artists and their families and on materials collected during her visits to China, Shelley Drake Hawks examines their painting styles, political outlooks, and life experiences.

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North

Finding Place in Alaska

Edited by Julie Decker
University of Washington Press

North: An Anthology of Place explores the various facets of Alaska through the lenses of exhibitions and artifacts at the Anchorage Museum and the words of a diverse selection of writers, curators, historians, anthropologists, and artists.

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Chinook Resilience

Heritage and Cultural Revitalization on the Lower Columbia River

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High

Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users

University of Washington Press

By challenging what we think we know about drugs and users, High: Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users signals the next wave of drug reform in the US, as equitable policy and health care starts with recognition of a full spectrum of drug use practices.

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The Jewish Bible

A Material History

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Smell Detectives

An Olfactory History of Nineteenth-Century Urban America

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Playing While White

Privilege and Power on and off the Field

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From media commentary to the games themselves, from online chatter to the larger discursive positioning of sports celebrities and events, Playing While White focuses on the ways that sports culture narrates an athletic world defined by exceptional whiteness, victimized whiteness, transgressive whiteness, marginal whiteness, exceptional whiteness, and redemptive whiteness.

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Network Sovereignty

Building the Internet across Indian Country

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Tracing Autism

Uncertainty, Ambiguity, and the Affective Labor of Neuroscience

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Razor Clams

Buried Treasure of the Pacific Northwest

University of Washington Press

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, and cook them using his favorite recipes.

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The Gift of Knowledge

Reflections on Sahaptin Ways

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Unlikely Alliances

Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands

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Unlikely Alliances explores the evolution from conflict to cooperation between Indigenous peoples and their non-Indigenous neighbours through place-based case studies in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, from the 1970s to the 2010s.

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The Hope of Another Spring

Takuichi Fujii, Artist and Wartime Witness

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Queering Contemporary Asian American Art

Afterword by Kyoo Lee; Foreword by Susette Min; Edited by Laura Kina and Jan Christian Bernabe
University of Washington Press
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Making Climate Change History

Documents from Global Warming’s Past

Foreword by Paul Sutter; Edited by Joshua Howe
University of Washington Press
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Reporting for China

How Chinese Correspondents Work with the World

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Seattle Walks

Discovering History and Nature in the City

University of Washington Press

These seventeen walks often venture off the beaten path – such as a route following the buried and then daylighted Ravenna Creek – but also illuminate familiar areas with interesting viewpoints.

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Posada

José Guadalupe Posada and the Early Mexican Penny Press

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Frontier Livelihoods

Hmong in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands

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The Han

China's Diverse Majority

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City of Virtues

Nanjing in an Age of Utopian Visions

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God's Little Daughters

Catholic Women in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria

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Dismembered

Native Disenrollment and the Battle for Human Rights

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Native Seattle

Histories from the Crossing-Over Place, Second Edition

By Coll Thrush; Foreword by William Cronon
University of Washington Press
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Migrating the Black Body

The African Diaspora and Visual Culture

University of Washington Press

Explores how visual media-from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels-has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self.

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China's Transition to Modernity

The New Classical Vision of Dai Zhen

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The Scholar and the State

Fiction as Political Discourse in Late Imperial China

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Heaven in Conflict

Franciscans and the Boxer Uprising in Shanxi

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How Chinese Engagements Are Changing Southeast Asia

People, Money, Ideas, and Their Effects

Foreword by Gungwu Wang; Edited by PÁL NYÍRI and Danielle Tan
University of Washington Press

This book is the first to focus explicitly and in a comparative manner on the effects of China's recent rise as a major economic and political actor on the societies and economies of its proximate neighbors in Southeast Asia.

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Ice Bear

The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon

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Prime Arctic predator and nomad of the sea ice and tundra, the polar bear endures as a source of wonder, terror, and fascination.

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Conflicts of Interest

Art and War in Modern Japan

University of Washington Press

This fascinating publication showcases the Saint Louis Art Museum’s collection of Japanese military prints and related materials-one of the largest collections of such works in the world.

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Up Here

The North at the Center of the World

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Onions in the Stew

University of Washington Press

Onions in the Stew is Betty MacDonald’s final memoir recounting her life on Washington’s beautiful Vashon Island with her second husband, Don MacDonald, and her teenage daughters.

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Anybody Can Do Anything

University of Washington Press

After the bankruptcy of the chicken ranch immortalized in The Egg and I, Betty MacDonald returns to live with her mother and desperately searches to find a job to support her daughters.

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