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  • James Thomson's The Seasons, Print Culture, and Visual Interpretation, 1730?1842by Sandro Jung

    Lehigh University Press 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book investigates the cultural afterlife of James Thomson?s The Seasons (1730) by charting the prominent place it occupied in the visual cultures of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. more...

  • China's Saintsby Anthony E. Clark

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 39.99

    The first book-length study of China's Catholic martyr saints, this work recounts the cultural, religious, and economic conflicts that unfolded during China's Qing dynasty (1644?1911). China's Saints considers closely the personal and public lives of both missionaries and Chinese converts lived during China's late-imperial era. more...

  • Reading Asian Art and Artifactsby Paul K. Nietupski; Joan O'Mara; Roger T. Ames; Teodora O. Amoloza; Patricia J. Graham; Sandy Kita; Helena Kolenda; Karil J. Kucera; Ellen Johnston Laing; Stanley L. Mickel; Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker; Samuel K. Parker

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    Asian art and material artifacts are expressive of cultural realities and constitute a 'visible language' with messages that can be read, interpreted, and analyzed. These essays by scholars of Asian art, philosophy, anthropology, and religion focus on objects held in ASIANetwork schools. The collections are reflective of Asian societies, historical... more...

  • 'Food for Apollo'by Dorothy T. Potter

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    'Food for Apollo:' Cultivated Music in Antebellum Philadelphia details the evolution and significance in that city of what is often called 'classical' music. Performances in a variety of settings, from 'long rooms' in taverns to large theatres and concert halls, facilitated this process over approximately 100 years. Philadelphia's thriving music publishing... more...

  • The Life of Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leaderby Kenneth C. Wolensky

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 69.99

    The Life of Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader tells the story of George Michael Leader who, at 36, was the second youngest governor ever elected to the office and served from 1955 to 1959. His chances of being elected were tenuous at best: Democrats never fared well in pursuit of the Governor's Office in the Keystone State. His election was... more...

  • Bernhard Karlgrenby N. G. D. Malmqvist

    Lehigh University Press 2010; US$ 89.99

    The author draws a portrait of his teacher Bernhard Karlgren (1889-1978), whose research in a variety of fields laid the foundations of Modern Sinology. The work deals with Karlgren's childhood, school years, university studies at Uppsala and St. Petersburg, adventurous sojourn in China, studies in Paris, and academic career at Uppsala and Gothenburg... more...

  • Making African Christianityby Robert J. Houle

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 39.99

    Robert J. Houle examines the history of faith among colonial Zulu Christians (known as amaKholwa,) in what would become South Africa, arguing that Africans successfully naturalized Christianity. Houle believes that before the religion could take hold, several aspects of Christianity needed to be 'translated' to fill critical gaps between existing African... more...

  • Clean Politics, Clean Streamsby Franklin L. Kury

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    As a young Democratic lawyer, Franklin L. Kury defeated the senior Republican in the House, and the patronage machine that supported him, to go on to be a leader in the enactment of significant reform legislation on government and the environment. This book examines the author's reflections on the historical development of legislature, a comparison... more...

  • The Chinese Medical Ministries of Kang Cheng and Shi Meiyu, 1872?1937by Connie A. Shemo

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 84.99

    This is the first full length study of the medical ministries of Kang Cheng and Shi Meiyu. Known in English speaking countries as Drs. Ida Kahn and Mary Stone, these two Chinese women opened a small Western style medical practice for women and children in the Jiujiang, China in 1896. At its broadest level, this study contributes to the development... more...

  • Engendered Deathby Joseph W. Laythe

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 69.99

    Engendered Death: Pennsylvania Women Who Kill is a historical and interdisciplinary study of women who kill in Pennsylvania from the 18th century to the present. It is not an examination of what motivates women to kill, although the reader may deduce that from the case studies included. Instead, it is an examination of how society perceives women... more...