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  • Part Asian, 100% Hapaby Kip Fulbeck; Paul Spickard; Sean Lennon

    Chronicle Books LLC 2010; US$ 14.99

    Once a derogatory label derived from the Hawaiian word for half, Hapa is now being embraced as a term of pride by many people of Asian or Pacific Rim mixed-race heritage. Award-winning film producer and artist Kip Fulbeck has created a forum in word and image for Hapas to answer the question they're nearly always asked: "What are you?" Fulbeck's frank,... more...

  • Mixedby Kip Fulbeck; Cher; Maya Soetoro-Ng

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 14.99

    From beloved writer and artist Kip Fulbeck, author of Part Asian, 100% Hapa , this timely collection of portraits celebrates the faces and voices of mixed-race children. At a time when 7 million people in the U.S. alone identify as belonging to more than one race, interest in issues of multiracial identity is rapidly growing. Overflowing with uplifting... more...

  • Paradigms of Indian Architectureby G. H. R. Tillotson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This book explores conceptions of Indian architecture and how the historical buildings of the subcontinent have been conceived and described. Investigating the design philosophies of architects and styles of analysis by architectural historians, the book explores how systems of design and ideas about aesthetics have governed both the construction of... more...

  • Ian Nish - Collected Writingsby Ian Nish

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 420.00

    Developed in close collaboration with Ian Nish, this book contains a wide and substantial cross-section of writings, thematically structured around essays in the special areas of Anglo-Japanese Alliance. more...

  • Ojibway Heritageby Basil Johnston

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 15.95

    Rarely accessible to the general public, Ojibway mythology is as rich in meaning, as broad, as deep, and as innately appealing as the mythologies of Greece, Rome, and other Western civilizations. In Ojibway Heritage Basil Johnston introduces his people's ceremonies, rituals, songs, dances, prayers, arid legends. Conveying the sense of wonder and... more...

  • W. G. Beasley - Collected Writingsby W. G. Beasley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 380.00

    Developed in close collaboration with W. G. Beasley, this book contains a wide and substantial cross-section of writings, thematically structured around essays in the special areas of Bakufu and Meji Studies. more...

  • Leaders and Leadership in Japanby Ian Neary

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    Shows Japan's group-orientated society may have had fewer so-called 'leaders', but has excelled as a society of king-makers. On the other hand, the way leadership is expressed derives from different values and perceptions of hierarchy. more...

  • Uses of Plants by the Hidatsas of the Northern Plainsby Gilbert Livingston Wilson; Michael Scullin

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 65.00

    In 1916 anthropologist Gilbert L. Wilson worked closely with Buffalobird-woman, a highly respected Hidatsa born in 1839 on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota, for a study of the Hidatsas? uses of local plants. What resulted was a treasure trove of ethnobotanical information that was buried for more than seventy-five years in Wilson?s... more...

  • Languages of Dress in the Middle Eastby Bruce Ingham; Nancy Lindisfarne-Tapper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    Considers how the languages of dress in the region connect with other social practices, and with political and religious conformity in particular. Treating cases as diverse as practices of veiling in Oman and dress reform laws in Turkey, these ethnographic studies extend from Malta to the ME and Caucasus. more...

  • Democracy and Authority in Koreaby Geir Helgesen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    This controversial new study, breaks with the tradition of basing political studies on analyses of institutions and political personalities, by likening the Republic of Korea to a laboratory for the clash of political cultures. In the late 1940s, the Americans embarked upon a democratization programme designed to create a Western bulwark against the... more...