Passage to Manhood

Author: Shao-hua Liu
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804770255
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Passage to Manhood is a groundbreaking and beautifully written ethnography that addresses the intersection of modernity, heroin use, and AIDS as they intersect in a new "rite-of-passage" among young ethnic-minority males in contemporary China.

The Disempowered Development of Tibet in China

Author: Andrew Martin Fischer
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739134396
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This book explores the synergy between development and conflict in the Tibetan areas of Western China from the mid-1990s onward, when rapid economic growth occurred alongside a particularly assimilationist policy approach. Based on accessible economic analysis and extensive interdisciplinary fieldwork, it represents one of the only macro-level and systemic analyses of its kind in the scholarship on Tibet, and also holds much interest for those interested in China and in development and conflict more generally.


Author: Jonathan E. Abel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520273346
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“Redacted is a major work of original scholarship and a signal critical accomplishment. With impressive daring and persistence, Jonathan Abel has investigated rarely used archives to open a body of materials virtually unknown to English-language readers. This is a stunning achievement, and it is sure to change the landscape of Japanese literary studies.” - Marilyn Ivy, author of Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan “A masterful blending of incisive, close textual analysis, subtle situating of literary texts in their historical moments, attention to the very materiality of book culture, Redacted is a truly original thinking about how literature is formed and malformed, written, received, and read, under the pressure of censorship. It does nothing less than reveal a complex but hidden history of modern Japanese literature. A thrilling example of literary historical scholarship that combines the palpable excitement of archival work and the elucidating intensity of close reading.” - Alan Tansman, author of The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism

The Nature of the Beasts

Author: Ian Jared Miller
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520952103
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It is widely known that such Western institutions as the museum, the university, and the penitentiary shaped Japan’s emergence as a modern nation-state. Less commonly recognized is the role played by the distinctly hybrid institution—at once museum, laboratory, and prison—of the zoological garden. In this eye-opening study of Japan’s first modern zoo, Tokyo’s Ueno Imperial Zoological Gardens, opened in 1882, Ian Jared Miller offers a refreshingly unconventional narrative of Japan’s rapid modernization and changing relationship with the natural world. As the first zoological garden in the world not built under the sway of a Western imperial regime, the Ueno Zoo served not only as a staple attraction in the nation’s capital—an institutional marker of national accomplishment—but also as a site for the propagation of a new "natural" order that was scientifically verifiable and evolutionarily foreordained. As the Japanese empire grew, Ueno became one of the primary sites of imperialist spectacle, a microcosm of the empire that could be traveled in the course of a single day. The meaning of the zoo would change over the course of Imperial Japan’s unraveling and subsequent Allied occupation. Today it remains one of Japan’s most frequently visited places. But instead of empire in its classic political sense, it now bespeaks the ambivalent dominion of the human species over the natural environment, harkening back to its imperial roots even as it asks us to question our exploitation of the planet’s resources.

Tyranny of the Weak

Author: Charles K. Armstrong
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801468930
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To much of the world, North Korea is an impenetrable mystery, its inner workings unknown and its actions toward the outside unpredictable and frequently provocative. Tyranny of the Weak reveals for the first time the motivations, processes, and effects of North Korea's foreign relations during the Cold War era. Drawing on extensive research in the archives of North Korea's present and former communist allies, including the Soviet Union, China, and East Germany, Charles K. Armstrong tells in vivid detail how North Korea managed its alliances with fellow communist states, maintained a precarious independence in the Sino-Soviet split, attempted to reach out to the capitalist West and present itself as a model for Third World development, and confronted and engaged with its archenemies, the United States and South Korea. From the invasion that set off the Korean War in June 1950 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Tyranny of the Weak shows how—despite its objective weakness—North Korea has managed for much of its history to deal with the outside world to its maximum advantage. Insisting on a path of "self-reliance" since the 1950s, North Korea has continually resisted pressure to change from enemies and allies alike. A worldview formed in the crucible of the Korean War and Cold War still maintains a powerful hold on North Korea in the twenty-first century, and understanding those historical forces is as urgent today as it was sixty years ago.

The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

Author: Kirsten Cather
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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This book explores the practice of censorship in modern Japan, focusing on the most celebrated censorship trials of literature, film, and manga in the post WW II period.

Die Aranda Und Loritja Stamme in Zentral Australien

Author: Carl Strehlow
Publisher: Reprint Publishing
ISBN: 9783959401937
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Vollstandiger, digital restaurierter Reprint (Faksimile) der Originalausgabe von 1907 mit exzellenter Auflosung und hervorragender Lesbarkeit. Veroffentlichungen aus dem Stadtischen Volker-Museum Frankfurt am Main. Bearbeitet von Moritz Freiherr von Leonhardi. Mit 9 Fotografien und 8 Tafeln mit Beschreibung (4 der 8 Tafeln bestehen aus Zeichnungen). Zur besseren Lesbarkeit wurde das Original-Layout um 60 % vergrossert."

Atlas eines ngstlichen Mannes

Author: Christoph Ransmayr
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104022542
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Ein großer erzählter Weltatlas. Christoph Ransmayrs ›Atlas eines ängstlichen Mannes‹ ist eine einzigartige, in siebzig Episoden durch Kontinente, Zeiten und Seelenlandschaften führende Erzählung. »Ich sah...«, so beginnt der Erzähler nach kurzen Atempausen immer wieder und führt sein Publikum an die fernsten und nächsten Orte dieser Erde: In den Schatten der Vulkane Javas, an die Stromschnellen von Mekong und Donau, ins hocharktische Packeis und über die Passhöhen des Himalaya bis zu den entzauberten Inseln der Südsee. Wie Landkarten fügen sich dabei Episode um Episode zu einem Weltbuch, das in Bildern von atemberaubender Schönheit Leben und Sterben, Glück und Schicksal der Menschen kartographiert.

Lockruf des Goldes

Author: Jack London
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423426535
Format: PDF
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Auf der Suche nach Gold, sich selbst und der Liebe Der Hüne mit dem sprechenden Namen Burning Daylight ist unter den Goldsuchern Alaskas vor allem wegen seiner körperlichen Ausdauer und Stärke, aber auch für seine Großzügigkeit und Kameradschaftlichkeit bekannt. Als er jedoch fündig und über Nacht steinreich wird, wendet sich das Blatt: Burning Daylight scheint dem Fluch des Goldes zu erliegen .. Dieser Band enthält einen exzellentem, spannenden Anhang zu Leben und Werk Jack Londons.