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  • The Making of the Asia Pacificby See Seng Tan

    Amsterdam University Press 2013; US$ 52.50

    Critically surveying the power of narratives in shaping the discourse on the post-Cold War Asia Pacific, See Seng Tan examines the purposes, practices, power relations, and protagonists behind policy networks such as the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific and the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council. The author argues that, filled... more...

  • Foreign Policies and Diplomacies in Asiaby Matthias Maass

    Amsterdam University Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    This book offers a variety of perspectives on Asia?s increasing diplomatic prowess, a phenomenon that has accompanied the region?s rapid economic and political development. The editor divides the collection into three broad sections: One group of contributors investigates the regional and international implications of a rising Asia. Another questions... more...

  • Color and Empathyby Christine Brinckmann

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 98.99

    This book focuses on two areas of interest: the poetics of color in film and the affective responses of viewers. Each essay is built around the analysis of a particular film or group of related films, which are then used to explore a range of issues including the difference between black-and-white and color, the emergence of bold color schemes in... more...

  • The Cinema of Urban Crisisby Lawrence Webb

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 61.99

    The Cinema of Urban Crisis explores the relationships between cinema and urban crises in the United States and Europe in the 1970s. Discussing films by Robert Altman, Stanley Kubrick, and Jean-Luc Godard, among others, Lawrence Webb reflects on processes of globalization and urban change that were beginning to transform cities like New York, London,... more...

  • The Multilingualism of Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687)by Christopher Joby

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 123.99

    Dutch, French, Latin, Greek, Italian, English, Spanish, and German: those are the eight languages that Dutch Golden Age poet Constantijn Huygens (1596?1687) used to write his poetry and correspondence. He also knew a bit of Hebrew and Portuguese. Examining a wide range of Huygens?s writings?including personal letters, state correspondence, and poetry?Christopher... more...

  • Immigration in Singaporeby Norman Vasu; Yeap Su Yin; Wen Ling Chan

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 98.99

    This study traces the sociopolitical effects of immigration on Singapore and its population, a topic that has been the subject of intense debate in the nation as its population grows increasingly diverse. Beyond the logic of economic imperatives, the book aims to explore the larger consequences of taking in large numbers of immigrants, and its analysis... more...

  • The Practice of Philology in the Nineteenth-Century Netherlandsby Huib Zuidervaart; Ton van Kalmthout

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 98.99

    Dutch scholarship has played an important role in philology since the early days of Leiden University. This volume illuminates how philology and its focus on the critical examination of classical texts?a tradition that had previously exerted considerable influence across fields as diverse as theology, astronomy, law, and politics?began an accelerated... more...

  • Cine-Dispositivesby François Albera; Maria Tortajada

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 123.99

    François Albera  and  Maria Tortajada are professors in the Department of History and Aesthetics of Film at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland and the editors of Cinema Beyond Film: Media Epistemology in the Modern Era . more...

  • Fish for Lifeby Jan Kooiman; Maarten Bavinck; Svein Jentoft

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 52.50

    An interdisciplinary survey addressing the problems of overfishing worldwide, and the best way forward toward good ecological practice and global cooperative governance more...

  • The European Union, Turkey and Islamby Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    "Islam no hindrance to Turkey's EU membership" more...