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  • Building Temples in Chinaby Selina Ching Chan; Graeme Lang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by the locals have been well-analysed. However, there... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Remix Studiesby Eduardo Navas; Owen Gallagher; xtine burrough

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies comprises contemporary texts by key authors and artists who are active in the emerging field of remix studies. As an organic international movement, remix culture originated in the popular music culture of the 1970s, and has since grown into a rich cultural activity encompassing numerous forms of media. ... more...

  • The African Colonyby John Buchan

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Author and diplomat John Buchan lived a remarkable life, achieving prominence and success in a number of fields -- often simultaneously. Soon after embarking on an administrative career in Africa, Buchan began writing fiction and non-fiction, endeavors he would continue throughout his life, even after he was elected to Parliament. The essays and remembrances... more...

  • How We Got to Nowby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    From Steven Johnson, the bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From , comes How We Got to Now ,the companion book to his six-part BBC TV series, which tracks the surprising inspirations and unexpected consequences of the most influential innovations. How did the advent of refrigeration help create the golden age of Hollywood? How did... more...

  • Career Women in Contemporary Japanby Anne Stefanie Aronsson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Since Japan?s economic recession began in the 1990s, the female workforce has experienced revolutionary changes as greater numbers of women have sought to establish careers. Employment trends indicate that increasingly white-collar professional women are succeeding in breaking through the "glass ceiling", as digital technologies blur and redefine... more...

  • Ardorby Roberto Calasso

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    In this revelatory volume, Roberto Calasso, whom the Paris Review has called 'a literary institution', explores the ancient texts known as the Vedas. Little is known about the Vedic people who lived more than three thousand years ago in northern India: they left behind almost no objects, images, ruins. They created no empires. Even the hallucinogenic... more...

  • Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing Worldby Kam Louie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood ? the " wen " (cultural attainment) and " wu " (martial prowess) dyad ? has been transformed by the increasing integration of China in the international scene. It discusses how increased travel and contact between China and the West are having a profound impact; showing how increased... more...

  • Backlog Studiesby Charles Dudley Warner

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    The central position that the fireplace has in holding a family together is explained in an enchanting manner. Warner claims that modern advancements have led to the deterioration of family values, chivalry and courtesy. The work captivates the fancy and presents the charms of the days gone by. more...

  • Ideology & Econ Refor Under Dengby Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 300.00

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Laboratory Lifeby Jonas Salk; Bruno Latour; Steve Woolgar

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts,"' and how the scientific vision of reality becomes that set of... more...