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The University of British Columbia Press is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher. With an international reputation for publishing high-quality works of original scholarship, our books draw on and reflect cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of academic discourse in innovative directions. Each year UBC Press publishes seventy new titles in a number of fields, including Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Canadian history, environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, health and food studies, geography, law, media and communications, military and security studies, planning and urban studies, and political science.
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Infidels and the Damn Churches

Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia

The first major historical study of secularism in Canada, Infidels and the Damn Churches traces the origins of irreligion in BC to the unique character of the region’s settler society.

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“I Was the Only Woman”

Women and Planning in Canada

A compelling new perspective on Canada’s planning history that offers a counter-narrative to the “official” story of the profession, one that has generally overlooked the contributions of women and the Community Planning Association of Canada.

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Trans-Pacific Mobilities

The Chinese and Canada

Edited by Lloyd Wong

As China’s international influence grows, this timely collection reveals how the global movement of the country’s people, culture, information, and economy continues to shape Canadian cities and China itself.

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Turning Point 1917

The British Empire at War

A panoramic view of the British Empire during the most pivotal and dynamic twelve months of the Great War.

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No Home in a Homeland

Indigenous Peoples and Homelessness in the Canadian North

Through personal accounts and analysis of historical trends, No Home in the Homeland documents the spread of homelessness in the North, what it reveals about colonialism and its legacies, and the limitations of existing policies and programs.

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Unbuilt Environments

Tracing Postwar Development in Northwest British Columbia

This book looks at the long-term social and environmental effects of imagined, abandoned, and failed resource-development schemes in northwest British Columbia.

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Empire and Environment in the Making of Manchuria

Edited by Norman Smith

This unique analysis of Manchuria’s environmental history provides an overview of the climatic and imperialist forces that have shaped an area of ongoing geopolitical importance.

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Mixed Blessings

Indigenous Encounters with Christianity in Canada

This diverse and cutting-edge collection offers fresh insights into the complex and charged subject of Indigenous encounters with Christianity in Canada from the 1600s to the present day.

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Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness

Political Exile and Re-education in Mao’s China

Through newly accessed labour farm archives and recently uncovered Chinese-language sources, this book brings to life the experience of political exiles in Mao’s China.

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State of Exchange

Migrant NGOs and the Chinese Government

This exploration of the interactive relationship between Chinese NGOs and the Chinese state provides fresh insights into how the Chinese government operates and why it needs non-governmental organizations to survive.

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Planning Canadian Regions, Second Edition

This much-anticipated second edition builds on lessons learned from the past and links them to current trends already shaping the future of regional planning in Canada.

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Not Fit to Stay

Public Health Panics and South Asian Exclusion

Not Fit to Stay reveals how officials used panic about public health concerns as a basis for excluding early twentieth-century South Asian immigrants from entering Canada and the United States.

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