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xii, 201 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.
  • Tradition and Transmission
  • Law and Narration
  • Messianic Language
  • Exile, Remembrance, Exemplarity.
"The visions of modernity depicted in the writings of major Modernist German-Jewish writers and philosophers manifest, says Vivian Liska, the paradoxical dynamic that the break with tradition invokes figures of thought derived from Jewish tradition. In German-Jewish Thought and Its Afterlife, Liska innovatively focuses on the changing form, fate and function of messianism, law, exile, election, remembrance, and the transmission of tradition itself in three different temporal and intellectual frameworks: German-Jewish modernism, postmodernism, and the current period. Highlighting these elements of the Jewish tradition in the works of Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt, and Paul Celan, Liska reflects on dialogues and conversations between them and on the reception of their work. She shows how this Jewish dimension of their writings is transformed, but remains significant in the theories of Maurice Blanchot and Jacques Derrida and how it is appropriated, dismissed or denied by some of the most acclaimed thinkers at the turn of the twenty-first century such as Giorgio Agamben, Slavoj Žižek, and Alain Badiou."-- Provided by publisher
Green Library
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xiii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Mothers as experts, 1965-1967
  • Strengthening channels of communication, 1968-1970
  • Developing "third world" feminist networks, 1970
  • Establishing feminist perspectives on war, 1969-1972
  • Connecting U.S. intervention with social injustice, 1970-1972
  • Shifting alliances in the postwar period, 1973-1978.
"During the Vietnam War, ... a group of female American peace activists decided to take matters into their own hands and meet with Vietnamese women to discuss how to end U.S. intervention in Vietnam. ... [These] U.S. activists solicited Vietnamese women's opinions and advice on how to end the war and looked toward them as models for their own lives, viewing them as paragons of a new womanhood and a means by which to discuss their own subordination within their communities and U.S. society more broadly" Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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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
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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
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374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
East Asia Library
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190 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Green Library
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2 volumes (vii, 867; 691 pages) : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
East Asia Library
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xv, 505 pages ; 24 cm
East Asia Library
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401 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
East Asia Library
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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
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iv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library

16. Qin wen hua te zhan [2016]

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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
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369 pages ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library
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32 pages : illustrations (color) ; 30 cm
East Asia Library
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269 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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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