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  • Why We Danceby Kimerer L. LaMothe

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Kimerer L. LaMothe is a dancer, philosopher, and scholar of religion who lives in upstate New York. She has taught at Brown University and Harvard University. She is the award-winning author of five books, including Nietzsche's Dancers and Between Dancing and Writing: The Practice of Religious Studies. more...

  • The Most Important Thing Illuminatedby Howard Marks; Bruce C. Greenwald

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    In May of 2011, Columbia Business School Publishing released Howard Marks? The Most Important Thing , a book that distilled the wisdom of Marks? celebrated client memos into a single volume, making his time-tested investing philosophy available to general readers for the first time. The book was greeted with wide acclaim from investors—professional,... more...

  • Never Forget National Humiliationby Zheng Wang

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    How could the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) not only survive but even thrive, regaining the support of many Chinese citizens after the Tiananmen Square crackdown of 1989? Why has popular sentiment turned toward anti-Western nationalism despite the anti-dictatorship democratic movements of the 1980s? And why has China been more assertive toward the... more...

  • Okinawa and the U.S. Militaryby Masamichi S. Inoue

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    In 1995, an Okinawan schoolgirl was brutally raped by several U.S. servicemen. The incident triggered a chain of protests by women's groups, teachers' associations, labor unions, reformist political parties, and various grassroots organizations across Okinawa prefecture. Reaction to the crime culminated in a rally attended by some 85,000 people,... more...

  • China's Search for Securityby Andrew J. Nathan; Andrew Scobell

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    Despite its impressive size and population, economic vitality, and drive to upgrade its military, China remains a vulnerable nation surrounded by powerful rivals and potential foes. Understanding China?s foreign policy means fully appreciating these geostrategic challenges, which persist even as the country gains increasing influence over its neighbors.... more...

  • The Complete Works of Zhuangziby Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy?s central tenet, espoused by the person—or group of people—known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions... more...

  • The Collapse of Western Civilizationby Naomi Oreskes; Erik M. Conway

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies, entered into a Penumbral period in the early decades of the twenty-first century, a time when sound... more...

  • The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threatby Bruce Hoffman; Fernando Reinares

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    Examining each major terrorist act and campaign of the decade following September 11, 2001, internationally recognized scholars launch original studies of the involvement of global terrorist leaders and organizations in these incidents and the planning, organization, execution, recruitment, and training that went into them. Their work relays the changing... more...

  • The Watchdog That Didn't Barkby Dean Starkman

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. He locates the roots of the problem in the origin of business news as a market messaging service for investors in the early twentieth... more...

  • Intimate Rivalsby Sheila A. Smith

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    No country feels China?s rise more deeply than Japan. Through intricate case studies of visits by politicians to the Yasukuni Shrine, conflicts at the East China Sea boundary, concerns about food safety, and strategies of island defense, Sheila A. Smith explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship... more...