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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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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
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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

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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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The North at the Center of the World

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Onions in the Stew

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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

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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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The Plague & I

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An upbeat account of her battle at age thirty, The Plague and I is MacDonald’s witty take on her experiences in a Seattle sanitarium, where the author spent almost a year (1938-39) battling tuberculosis.

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

From the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

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This book presents the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in a “dialogue” by including an essay by Diego on Frida’s art written in 1943 and an essay by Frida on Diego’s art written in 1949.

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Cities That Think like Planets

Complexity, Resilience, and Innovation in Hybrid Ecosystems

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Zuo Tradition / Zuozhuan

Commentary on Spring and Autumn Annals

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Endeavouring Banks

Exploring Collections from the Endeavour Voyage, 1768-1771

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The surviving Endeavour voyage illustrations are the most important body of images produced since Europeans entered the South Pacific, matching the truly historic value of the plant specimens and artefacts that will be seen alongside them.

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A Passion for the Arctic

The Hans van Berkel Collection

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The Hans van Berkel collection portrays the norms and values of the remarkable cultures of northern Canada, Greenland, and Siberia.

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Indian Blood

HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco's Two-Spirit Community

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California through Native Eyes

Reclaiming History

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Being Cowlitz

How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity

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Unpleasantries

Considerations of Difficult Questions

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Native Students at Work

American Indian Labor and Sherman Institute's Outing Program, 1900-1945

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The Portland Black Panthers

Empowering Albina and Remaking a City

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Counterpunch

The Cultural Battles over Heavyweight Prizefighting in the American West

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A fascinating look at early American boxing, Counterpunch provides an entertaining way to understand both the growth of the American West and the history of this popular—and controversial—sport.

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Power Interrupted

Antiracist and Feminist Activism inside the United Nations

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Sensitive Space

Fragmented Territory at the India-Bangladesh Border

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Walking Washington’s History

Ten Cities

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Behind the Curve

Science and the Politics of Global Warming

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Forest Under Story

Creative Inquiry in an Old-Growth Forest

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Forest Under Story offers an illuminating and multifaceted way of understanding the ecology and significance of old-growth forests, and points the way toward a new kind of collaboration between the sciences and the humanities to better know and learn from special places.

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Symbolic Immortality

The Tlingit Potlatch of the Nineteenth Century, Second Edition

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Humanizing the Sacred

Sisters in Islam and the Struggle for Gender Justice in Malaysia

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The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums

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From magnificent traditional arts to fascinating artist's houses and from sleek contemporary museums to idiosyncratic galleries, museums are the perfect gateway to discover Japan's culture both past and present.

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Time and Place Are Nonsense

The Films of Seijun Suzuki

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Analyzes film director Seijun Suzuki's career in light of the cultural and political turmoil of post-World War II Japan.

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Black Women in Sequence

Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime

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Black Women in Sequence takes readers on a search for women of African descent in comics subculture.

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Enduring Conviction

Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice

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Alaska’s Skyboys

Cowboy Pilots and the Myth of the Last Frontier

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Scent of Apples

A Collection of Stories

By Bienvenido N. Santos; Foreword by Jessica Hagedorn; Introduction by Allan Isaac
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The Rising Tide of Color

Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements across the Pacific

Edited by Moon-Ho Jung
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South Korea's Education Exodus

The Life and Times of Study Abroad

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Art AIDS America

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Gender and Chinese History

Transformative Encounters

Edited by Beverly Bossler
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Impressions of Paris

Lautrec, Degas, Daumier

By Jane Kinsman; Contributions by Emilie Owens and Rose Peel
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Impressions of Paris considers the significant role of three artists in the development of nineteenth-century art in France.

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