Asian and Southeast Asian History

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The Community of Nuchi Du Takara ("Life Is the Ultimate Treasure") in Postwar Okinawa

Local Subjectivity within and against Empire

Explores the conflict between Okinawans and the post-WWII US-Japan military alliance through the concept of nuchi du takara

Listening to the Voices of the Dead

The 3-11 Tohoku Disaster Speaks

An incisive observation of the traumas of loss and marginalization brought to the surface by the 2011 Tōhoku Disaster

Seeking a Future for the Past

Space, Power, and Heritage in a Chinese City

An ethnography that illuminates the political economy of urbanization in contemporary China

Minor Salvage

The Korean War and Korean American Life Writings

Explores the forgotten archives and life writings of Korean War refugees

The Era of Great Disasters

Japan and Its Three Major Earthquakes

Uncovering the humanity and wisdom within the tragedy of Japan’s disaster responses to three major earthquakes

A History of Japan’s Government-Business Relationship

The Passenger Car Industry

Examines the interactions between Japan's government and passenger car industry as it traces the development of the industry from its origins in the early 1900s.

Christian Converts and Social Protests in Meiji Japan

Addresses the reasons for samurai warriors' turn to Christianity and the nature of conversion

Collective Decision Making in Rural Japan

The first detailed investigation into the decision making processes of rural Japan

The <em>Dianshizhai Pictorial</em>

Shanghai Urban Life, 1884–1898

Brings to life the visual culture of the “nightless city,” late nineteenth-century Shanghai, through analyses of more than one hundred drawn depictions

The Jurisprudence of Emergency

Colonialism and the Rule of Law

With a new Foreword by Antony Anghie and Preface by Austin Sarat

The tension between the ideology of liberty and government by law in British India shaped the development of colonial rule, and thus, Western legality

Revisiting Minjung

New Perspectives on the Cultural History of 1980s South Korea

Foremost scholars of 1980s South Korea bring new perspectives on this pivotal period, expanding the horizons of Korean cultural studies by reassessing old conventions and adding new narratives

Gendered Power

Educated Women of the Meiji Empress' Court

Examines the contributions of three powerful Meiji women and how their own education and ideas about Japanese women’s potential shaped how females were to participate in modern society

The Burden of the Past

Problems of Historical Perception in Japan-Korea Relations

A rigorously historical investigation into the ongoing issues in Japan-Korea relations and how and why both governments have acted—and not acted—to address them

Beyond the Gender Gap in Japan

Gives critical attention to the issue of Japan’s low level of gender equality and the conflicting information from surveys of women reporting a high sense of well-being

Cultures of Yusin

South Korea in the 1970s

A broad range of scholars explores the many avenues of cultural production during the Yusin period, casting new light on how it challenged and conformed to the ambitions of the state power

Embodied Reckonings

“Comfort Women,” Performance, and Transpacific Redress

An illuminating study of how former Korean “comfort women” and their supporters have redressed history through protests, tribunals, theater, and memorial-building projects

Nation Work

Asian Elites and National Identities

Questions assumptions about nationalism by examining the particular origins of the nation in Asia

The Female as Subject

Reading and Writing in Early Modern Japan

Reveals the rich and lively world of literate women in Japan from 1600 through the early 20th century