Asian Studies

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Forestry and the Forest Industry in Japan

Edited by Yoshiya Iwai
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Representing the work of distinguished Japanese scholars, this is the first comprehensive English-language overview of forestry, forest management, and the forest products industry in Japan.

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Sex and Borders

Gender, National Identity and Prostitution Policy in Thailand

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A compelling exploration of the complex relationship between Thai national identity and prostitution and gender.

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Pilgrims, Patrons, and Place

Localizing Sanctity in Asian Religions

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Anthropologists, religious scholars, and art historians contemplate sacred place and sacred biography in Asia to show how secular politics, religious experience, and sectarian rivalry intersect.

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Japan at the Millennium

Joining Past and Future

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A critical, multi-disciplinary study of economics, politics, society and culture, this collection of essays examines the concepts of “change” and “continuity” in contemporary Japan.

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Gender and Change in Hong Kong

Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Chinese Patriarchy

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This sophisticated collection of essays provides an innovative analysis of gender relations at the nexus of globalization, Chinese patriarchy, and post-colonialism in Hong Kong.

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Obedient Autonomy

Chinese Intellectuals and the Achievement of Orderly Life

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This anthropological study of Chinese archaeologists shows how the discipline works within a Chinese social structure, and uncovers the complex underpinnings of that context.

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The Cult of Happiness

Nianhua, Art, and History in Rural North China

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The Cult of Happiness is among the first studies in any field to treat folk art and folk print as historical text. As such, this richly illustrated volume will appeal to a wide range of scholars in Asian studies, history, art history, folklore and print, as well as anyone having a passion for the creativity and culture of rural society.

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Gutenberg in Shanghai

Chinese Print Capitalism, 1876-1937

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Gutenberg in Shanghai demonstrates how Western technology and evolving traditional values resulted in the birth of a unique form of print capitalism whose influence on Chinese culture was far-reaching and irreversible.

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International Environmental Law and Asian Values

Legal Norms and Cultural Influences

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A comprehensive assessment of relevant Asian policies and their applications in key areas in light of international environmental norms and practices.

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Dominion and the Rising Sun

Canada Encounters Japan, 1929-1941

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