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volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm, computer discs ; 3 4/3 in.
  • 1. Genshi, kodai
  • 1. 原始・古代
East Asia Library
116 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Saeroun Asia ŭi torae
  • 2. Segye nŭn pakkwigo itta
  • 3. Asia ka ttŏorŭgo itta
  • 4. Miguk kwa Chungguk i puditch'igo itta
  • 5. Han'guk kwa Chungguk, Ilbon ŭn ŏdi ro.
  • 1. 새로운 아시아 의 도래
  • 2. 세계 는 바뀌고 있다
  • 3. 아시아 가 떠오르고 있다
  • 4. 미국 과 중국 이 부딪치고 있다
  • 5. 한국 과 중국, 일본 은 어디 로.
East Asia Library
xvii, 443 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
The first book to explore the critical problem of provisioning the "megacity" Over the past decade policymakers and scholars have come to realize that getting food, water, and services to the millions who live in the world's few dozen megacities is one of the twenty-first century's most formidable challenges. As these populations continue to grow, apocalyptic scenarios-sprawling slums plagued by hunger, disease, and social disarray-become increasingly plausible. In Feeding Manila in Peace and War, Daniel F. Doeppers traces a century in the life of Manila, one of the world's great megacities, to show how it grew and what sustained it. Although the export of commodities played a role, Doeppers argues that change in this era was also fueled by the relationship between the metropolis and the surrounding countryside, and in particular by the country's ability to provide the city's population with food and drink. Doeppers follows each commodity-rice, produce, fish, fowl, meat, milk, flour, coffee-in its complex connections with other commodities. In the process he considers the changing ecology of the region as well as the social fabric that weaves together farmers, merchants, transporters, storekeepers, and door-to-door vendors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299305109 20160704
Green Library
xv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Gendering Dalits
  • Dirty "other" vamp : (mis)representing Dalit women
  • Paradoxes of victimhood : iconographies of suffering, sympathy, and subservience
  • Dalit Viranganas : (en)gendering the Dalit reinvention of 1857
  • Feminine, criminal, or manly? : imaging Dalit masculinities
  • Intimate and embodied desires : religious conversions and Dalit women
  • Goddesses and women's songs : negotiating Dalit popular religion and culture
  • Caste, indentured women, and the Hindi public sphere
  • Glossary.
Caste and gender are complex markers of difference that have traditionally been addressed in isolation from each other, with a presumptive maleness present in most studies of Dalits ("untouchables") and a presumptive upper-casteness in many feminist studies. In this study of the representations of Dalits in the print culture of colonial north India, Charu Gupta enters new territory by looking at images of Dalit women as both victims and vamps, the construction of Dalit masculinities, religious conversion as an alternative to entrapment in the Hindu caste system, and the plight of indentured labor. The Gender of Caste uses print as a critical tool to examine the depictions of Dalits by colonizers, nationalists, reformers, and Dalits themselves and shows how differentials of gender were critical in structuring patterns of domination and subordination.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295995649 20160704
Green Library
ix, 351 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction \ Jeffrey Veidlinger Part I. History of the Ethnographic Impulse 1. Thrice Born, or Between Two Worlds: Reflexivity and Performance in An-sky's Jewish Ethnographic Expedition and Beyond \ Nathaniel Deutsch 2. Between Scientific and Political: Jewish Scholars and Russian-Jewish Physical Anthropology in the Fin-de-Siecle Russian Empire\ Marina Mogilner 3. To Study Our Past, Make Sense of Our Present and Develop Our National Consciousness:" Lev Shternberg's Comprehensive Program for Jewish Ethnography in the USSR \ Sergei Kan 4. "What Should We Collect?": Ethnography, Local Studies, and the Formation of a Belorussian Jewish Identity \ Elissa Bemporad 5. Yiddish Folklore and Soviet Ideology during the 1930s \ Mikhail Krutikov 6. After An-sky: I.M. Pul'ner and the Jewish Section of the State Museum of Ethnography in Leningrad \ Deborah Yalen 7. "Holy Sacred Collection Work": The Relationship between YIVO and its Zamlers \ Sarah Ellen Zarrow 8. The Last "Zamlers": Avrom Sutzkever and Shmerke Kaczerginski in Vilna, 1944-1945 \ David E. Fishman Part II. Findings from the Field 9. Ethnography and Folklore among Polish Jews in Israel--Immigration and Integration \ Haya Bar-Itzhak 10. The Use of Hebrew and Yiddish in the Rituals of Contemporary Jewry of Bukovina and Bessarabia \ Alexandra Polyan 11. Food and Faith in the Soviet Shtetl \ Jeffrey Veidlinger 12. Undzer Rebenyu: Religion, Memory, and Identity in Postwar Moldova \ Sebastian Z. Schulman Part III. Reflections on the Ethnographic Impulse 13. Ex-Soviet Jews: Collective Autoethnography \ Larisa Fialkova and Maria Yelenevskaya 14. Family Pictures at an Exhibition: History, Autobiography, and the Museum Exhibit on Jewish od "In Mrs. Goldberg's Kitchen" \ Halina Goldberg 15. Seamed Stockings and Ponytails: Conducting Ethnographic Fieldwork in a Contemporary Hasidic Community \ Asya Vaisman Schulman Part IV. By Way of Conclusion 16. From Function to Frame: The Evolving Conceptualization of Jewish Folklore Studies \ Simon J. Bronner List of Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253019141 20160619
Taking S. An-sky's expeditions to the Pale of Jewish Settlement as its point of departure, the volume explores the dynamic and many-sided nature of ethnographic knowledge and the long and complex history of the production and consumption of Jewish folk traditions. These essays by historians, anthropologists, musicologists, and folklorists showcase some of the finest research in the field. They reveal how the collection, analysis, and preservation of ethnography intersect with questions about the construction and delineation of community, the preservation of Jewishness, the meaning of belief, the significance of retrieving cultural heritage, the politics of accessing and memorializing "lost" cultures, and the problem of narration, among other topics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253019141 20160619
Green Library
2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • 1. P'yŏngyang Chikhalsi, Namp'o T'ŭkpyŏlsi, P'yŏngan-bukto, P'yŏngan-namdo, Hwanghae-bukto, Hwanghae-namdo
  • 2. Nasŏn T'ŭkpyŏlsi, Chagang-do, Yanggang-do, Hamgyŏng-bukto, Hamgyŏng-namdo, Kangwŏn-do.
  • 1. 평양 직할시, 남포 특별시, 평안북도, 평안남도, 황해북도, 황해남도
  • 2. 나선 특별시, 자강도, 양강도, 함경북도, 함경남도, 강원도.
East Asia Library
2 volumes (vii, 867; 691 pages) : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
East Asia Library
xv, 505 pages ; 24 cm
East Asia Library
401 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
East Asia Library
xi, 178 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Han dynasty emperors
  • The letter to Ren An : English translation
  • Seeking answers, finding more questions / Stephen Durrant
  • Dissent against Emperor Wu of the Han / Hans van Ess
  • Friendship and other tropes in The letter to Ren An / Michael Nylan
  • The letter to Ren An and authorship in the Chinese tradition / Wai-yee Li
  • Appendix: The letter to Ren An : Chinese text
  • Glossary of Chinese characters.
Sima Qian (first century BCE), the author of Record of the Historian (Shiji), is China's earliest and best-known historian, and his "Letter to Ren An" is the most famous letter in Chinese history. In the letter, Sima Qian explains his decision to finish his life's work, the first comprehensive history of China, instead of honorably committing suicide following his castration for "deceiving the emperor." In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, some scholars have queried the authenticity of the letter. Is it a genuine piece of writing by Sima Qian or an early work of literary impersonation? The Letter to Ren An and Sima Qian's Legacy provides a full translation of the letter and uses different methods to explore issues in textual history. It also shows how ideas about friendship, loyalty, factionalism, and authorship encoded in the letter have far-reaching implications for the study of China.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295995441 20160704
Green Library
CHINA-174-01, CHINA-274-01
176 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments A Note on Transliteration Introduction. The Origins of the Kurds-Myths, History, and Modern Politics 1. Kurdish Distinctiveness under Arab, Persian, and Turkish Dominance 2. The Era of Ottoman and Iranian Rule 3. The Demise of Kurdish Emirates in the Nineteenth Century 4. Seeds of Kurdish Nationalism in the Declining Ottoman Empire 5. The Beginnings of Modern Kurdish Politics 6. The Kurds and Kurdistan during World War I 7. The Kurds and the New Middle East after the Ottomans Conclusion. From Distinctiveness to Nationalism-Continuing Issues of Kurdish Collective Identity Maps Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477311073 20161018
Numbering between 25 and 35 million worldwide, the Kurds are among the largest culturally and ethnically distinct people to remain stateless. A People Without a State offers an in-depth survey of an identity that has often been ignored in mainstream historiographies of the Middle East and brings to life the historical, social, and political developments in Kurdistani society over the past millennium. Michael Eppel begins with the myths and realities of the origins of the Kurds, describes the effect upon them of medieval Muslim states under Arab, Persian, and Turkish dominance, and recounts the emergence of tribal-feudal dynasties. He explores in detail the subsequent rise of Kurdish emirates, as well as this people's literary and linguistic developments, particularly the flourishing of poetry. The turning tides of the nineteenth century, including Ottoman reforms and fluctuating Russian influence after the Crimean War, set in motion an early Kurdish nationalism that further expressed a distinct cultural identity. Stateless, but rooted in the region, the Kurds never achieved independence because of geopolitical conditions, tribal rivalries, and obstacles on the way to modernization. A People Without a State captures the developments that nonetheless forged a vast sociopolitical system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477311073 20161018
Green Library
iv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library

13. Qin wen hua te zhan [2016]

2 volumes : illustrations, chiefly color ; 30 cm
  • Volume [1] Ying Qin su yuan = Tracing the Roots of Ying Qin
  • volume [2] Qin ye liu feng = Reverberations of Qin Heritage.
  • Volume [1] 嬴秦溯源 = Tracing the Roots of Ying Qin
  • volume [2] 秦業流風 = Reverberations of Qin Heritage.
East Asia Library
369 pages ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library
32 pages : illustrations (color) ; 30 cm
East Asia Library
269 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm.
Green Library
xiii, 221 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Famous objects : treasures, trophies, and warrior power
  • Grand spectacle : material culture and contingency
  • The politics of sociability : gift giving and ritual performance
  • Lordly sport : raptors, falconry, and the control of land
  • Severed heads and salvaged swords : the material culture of war
  • Apotheosis : Ieyasu's early modern and modern afterlives.
In Spectacular Accumulation , Morgan Pitelka investigates the significance of material culture and sociability in late sixteenth-century Japan, focusing in particular on the career and afterlife of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616), the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. The story of Ieyasu illustrates the close ties between people, things, and politics and offers us insight into the role of material culture in the shift from medieval to early modern Japan and in shaping our knowledge of history. This innovative and eloquent history of a transitional age in Japan reframes the relationship between culture and politics. Like the collection of meibutsu, or ""famous objects, "" exchanging hostages, collecting heads, and commanding massive armies were part of a strategy Pitelka calls """"spectacular accumulation, """" which profoundly affected the creation and character of Japan's early modern polity. Pitelka uses the notion of spectacular accumulation to contextualize the acquisition of """"art"""" within a larger complex of practices aimed at establishing governmental authority, demonstrating military dominance, reifying hierarchy, and advertising wealth. He avoids the artificial distinction between cultural history and political history, arguing that the famed cultural efflorescence of these years was not subsidiary to the landscape of political conflict, but constitutive of it. Employing a wide range of thoroughly researched visual and material evidence, including letters, diaries, historical chronicles, and art, Pitelka links the increasing violence of civil and international war to the increasing importance of samurai social rituals and cultural practices. Moving from the Ashikaga palaces of Kyoto to the tea utensil collections of Ieyasu, from the exchange of military hostages to the gift-giving rituals of Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Spectacular Accumulation traces Japanese military rulers' power plays over famous artworks as well as objectified human bodies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824851576 20160619
Green Library
154 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Statebuilding, counterinsurgency, and counterterrorism : complementary or contradictory strategies / Thomas Barfield
  • Military and civilian assistance in Afghanistan : an incoherent approach / Barbara J. Stapleton
  • Elections and democratization in Afghanistan / Scott Seward Smith
  • Subnational governance in Afghanistan : back to the future / Jennifer Murtazashvili
  • Rule of law and statebuilding in Afghanistan : testing theory with practice / Erica Gaston and Erik Jensen
  • Macroeconomic and public financial management in Afghanistan / William A. Byrd
  • Support to Afghan private sector development / Paul Fishstein and Murtaza Edries Amiryar
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan : state strengthening through infrastructure building / Jodi Smith, John Drake, M. Annette Evans, and Scott C. Farquhar
  • Role of the media in nation forming / James Deane and Shirazuddin Siddiqi
  • Afghan youth and the effects of hybrid politics / Mujib Mashal
  • Women's empowerment : challenging the notion of victimization / Orzala Ashraf Nemat
  • Recommendations.
"Since 2001, Afghanistan's political and social landscape has changed dramatically. However, international state-strengthening interventions have arguably had mixed results. Unprecedented aid and assistance has helped the country transition to a nascent democracy, attain a greater level of security, rebuild some of its infrastructure, and open more space for civil society participation"-- Publisher's web site.
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 314 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • Us versus them : America and Islam in the age of terror
  • Genesis : containment and Cold War in the Muslim world
  • George H.W. Bush and the end of the Cold War : "beyond containment" in the Middle East
  • Bill Clinton and the Middle East : from "enlargement" to "dual containment"
  • Containment on steroids? : George W. Bush and rogue state rollback
  • The Obama doctrine : "contagement" and counterterrorism in the Muslim world
  • Revelations : Islamophobia, the green threat, and a new cold war in the Middle East?
In this important new book, Douglas Little explores the political and cultural turmoil that led U.S. policy makers to shift their attention from containing the "Red Threat" of international communism to combatting the "Green Threat" of radical Islam after 1989. Little analyzes America's confrontation with Islamic extremism through the traditional ideological framework of "us versus them" that has historically pitted the United States against Native Americans, Mexicans, Asian immigrants, Nazis, and the Soviets. The collapse of the Soviet Union seemed to signal that the doctrine of containment had served U.S. interests in the Middle East well, preserving Western access to Persian Gulf oil while protecting Israel and preventing communist subversion. Yet, although many Americans hoped that the end of the Cold War would enable the United States to redefine its diplomatic relationships in the Middle East and elsewhere, Little demonstrates that from Operation Desert Storm in 1991 to Obama's battle against ISIS today, U.S. foreign policy has been governed by "us versus them" thinking, with Islamophobia supplanting the threats of yesteryear.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469626802 20160704
Green Library
8, 4, 6, 471 pages ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library