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Columbia University Press

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  • Korea Between Empiresby Andre Schmid

    Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 32.99

    Korea Between Empires chronicles the development of a Korean national consciousness. It focuses on two critical periods in Korean history and asks how key concepts and symbols were created and integrated into political programs to create an original Korean understanding of national identity, the nation-state, and nationalism. Looking at the often-ignored... more...

  • East Asia Before the Westby David C. Kang

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    From the founding of the Ming dynasty in 1368 to the start of the Opium Wars in 1841, China has engaged in only two large-scale conflicts with its principal neighbors: Korea, Vietnam, and Japan. These four territorial and centralized states have otherwise fostered peaceful and long-lasting relationships with one another, and as each has grown more... more...

  • The Hockey Stick and the Climate Warsby Michael E. Mann

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    The ongoing assault on climate science in the United States has never been more aggressive, more blatant, or more widely publicized than in the case of the Hockey Stick graph—a clear and compelling visual presentation of scientific data, put together by Michael E. Mann and his colleagues, demonstrating that global temperatures have risen in conjunction... more...

  • Animal Rights Without Liberationby Alasdair Cochrane

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Alasdair Cochrane provides an entirely new theory of animal rights grounded in their interests as sentient beings. He applies this theory to a whole range of different and under-explored policy areas, such as genetic engineering, pet-keeping, indigenous hunting, and religious slaughter. In contrast to other proponents of animal rights, Cochrane claims... more...

  • New Tunisian Cinemaby Robert Lang

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Tunisian cinema is often described as the most daring of all Arab cinemas, a model of equipoise between “East? and “West? and the defender of a fierce, sovereign style. Even during the repressive regime that ruled Tunisia from 1987 to 2011, a generation of filmmakers produced allegories of resistance that defied their society?s increasingly illiberal... more...

  • Suicideby Edouard Levé; Jan Steyn

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    Edouard Levé delivered the manuscript for his final book, Suicide , just a few days before he took his own life. more...

  • Jerusalem Unboundby Michael Dumper

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Jerusalem?s formal political borders reveal neither the dynamics of power in the city nor the underlying factors that make an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians so difficult. The lines delineating Israeli authority are frequently different from those delineating segregated housing or areas of uneven service provision or parallel national... more...

  • America's Response to Chinaby Warren I. Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    America's Response to China has long been the standard resource for a succinct, historically grounded assessment of an increasingly complicated relationship. Written by one of America's leading diplomatic historians, this book analyzes the concerns and conceptions that have shaped U.S.-China policy and examines their far-reaching outcomes. Warren... more...

  • Accounting for Valueby Stephen Penman

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 43.99

    Despite their skills and extensive training, many analysts fail to recognize the basics of good accounting and its deployment in valuation. By focusing on abstract concepts such as measurement basis, exit values, and entity concepts, they miss out on the benfits of a practical approach to valuation. While modern finance has advanced important concepts,... more...

  • Creating a Learning Societyby Joseph E. Stiglitz; Bruce C. Greenwald; Philippe Aghion; Kenneth J. Arrow; Robert M. Solow

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    It has long been recognized that most standard of living increases are associated with advances in technology, not the accumulation of capital. Yet it has also become clear that what truly separates developed from less developed countries is not just a gap in resources or output but a gap in knowledge. In fact, the pace at which developing countries... more...