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  • Chu Hsi's "Family Rituals": A Twelfth-Century Chinese Manual for the Performance of Cappings, Weddings, Funerals, and Ancestral Ritesby Chu Hsi; Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    Compiled by the great Neo-Confucian philosopher Chu Hsi (1130-1200), the Family Rituals is a manual for the private performance of the standard Chinese family rituals: initiations, weddings, funerals, and sacrifices to ancestral spirits. This translation makes the work, which is the most important text of its kind in the last thousand years of Chinese... more...

  • The World of the First Australiansby Ronald Berndt; Catherine Berndt

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 45.00

    This book is a classic in the field of Australian Aboriginal Studies. As well as being a comprehensive reference book, covering a wide range of the many traditional societies and cultures that have existed on the Australian continent, it draws together the threads of Aboriginal belief and practice in general terms. more...

  • The Immigrant Advantageby Claudia Kolker

    Free Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    Do you have a relative or friend who would gladly wait on you, hand and foot, for a full month after you had a baby? How about someone to deliver a delicious, piping hot home-cooked meal, just like your mother?s, right to your front door after work? Do you know people you?d trust enough to give several hundred dollars a month to, with no receipt,... more...

  • Third Culture Kidsby David C. Pollock; Ruth E. Van Reken

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 19.95

    An enlightening look at the challenges of children of expatriates, missionaries, and others who grow up outside their home culture. more...

  • Food and Gender in Fijiby Sharyn Jones

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 32.99

    This book examines the social relations surrounding foodways on the island of Nayau in Fiji. Offering a comprehensive and rigorous example of ethnoarchaeology at work, Jones' book has major implications for archaeological interpretations of foodways, gender, identity, and social organization in the Pacific Islands and beyond. more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • The Forest Peopleby Colin Turnbull

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 16.00

    The bestselling, classic text on one anthropologist?s incredible experience living among the African Mbuti Pygmies, and what he learned from their culture, customs, and love of life. In this bestselling book, Colin Turnbull, a British cultural anthropologist, details the incredible Mbuti pygmy people and their love of the forest, and each other. Turnbull... more...

  • You Are What You Speakby Robert Lane Greene

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    "An insightful, accessible examination of the way in which day-to-day speech is tangled in a complicated web of history, politics, race, economics and power." - Kirkus What is it about other people?s language that moves some of us to anxiety or even rage? For centuries, sticklers the world over have donned the cloak of authority to control the way... more...

  • Understanding Arabsby Margaret K. Nydell

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2012; US$ 22.95

    The fifth edition of this bestselling and classic introduction to Arab culture has been completely revised and updated. more...

  • Geisha of a Different Kindby C. Winter Han

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 21.10

    In gay bars and nightclubs across America, and in gay-oriented magazines and media, the buff, macho, white gay man is exalted as the ideal?the most attractive, the most wanted, and the most emulated type of man. For gay Asian American men, often viewed by their peers as submissive or too ?pretty,? being sidelined in the gay community is only the latest... more...