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  • New Modern Chinese Women and Gender Politicsby Ya-chen Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The past century witnessed dramatic changes in the lives of modern Chinese women and gender politics. Whilst some revolutionary actions to rectify the feudalist patriarchy, such as foot-binding and polygyny were first seen in the late Qing period; the termination of the Qing Dynasty and establishment of Republican China in 1911-1912 initiated truly... more...

  • Methods and Contexts in the Study of Muslim Minoritiesby Nadia Jeldtoft; Jørgen S. Nielsen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    In the past decade Muslims in Europe have been the subject of heated debates on the place and role of religion in the public space. Research into the issues involved has often used visible and formalised expressions of Muslim religiosity as its empirical point of departure. This book instead examines the microlevel workings of Muslim minority religiosity... more...

  • The House Behind the Cedarsby Charles Waddell Chesnutt

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 3.99

    Although he appeared to most observers to be white, American author Charles Waddell Chestnutt had some African-American ancestry and thus was subjected to the limited opportunities, discrimination, and segregated living conditions that faced African-Americans in the United States throughout his life. An accomplished writer, Chestnutt created The House... more...

  • Remaking China's Great Citiesby Samuel Y. Liang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    China?s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation?s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the economic and financial powerhouse; and Guangzhou is the... more...

  • Public Health and National Reconstruction in Post-War Asiaby Liping Bu; Ka-che Yip

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book, based on extensive original research, considers the transformation of public health systems in major East, South and Southeast Asian countries in the period following the Second World War. It examines how public health concepts, policies, institutions and practices were improved, shows how international health standards were implemented,... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Economyby Gregory C. Chow; Dwight H. Perkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    China's rapid rise to become the world's second largest economy has resulted in an unprecedented impact on the global system and an urgent need to understand the more about the newest economic superpower. The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Economy is an advanced-level reference guide which surveys the current economic situation in China and... more...

  • Women and Sex Work in Cambodiaby Larissa Sandy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period, with its filles malades, considers the contemporary... more...

  • Growing Up Chicana/oby Bill Adler; A Lopez; Tiffany A. Lopez

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    What Does It Mean To Grow Up Chicana/o? When I was growing up, I never read anything in school by anyone who had a "Z" in their last name. This anthology is, in many ways, a public gift to that child who was always searching for herself whithin the pages of a book. from the Introduction by Tiffany Ana Lopez Louie The Foot Gonzalez tells of an eighty-nine-year-old... more...

  • Looking for Asian Americaby Wing Young Huie; Frank H. Wu

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    In search of contemporary Asian America, celebrated photographer Wing Young HuieÑthe only member of his family not born in ChinaÑtraveled with his wife, Tara, through nearly forty states to explore and document the funny, touching, and sometimes strange intersection of Asian American and American cultures. Looking for Asian America illustrates... more...

  • Amazing Graceby DOROTHY RUIZ

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    Intergenerational African families in which the grandmother is the primary caregiver of grandchildren and great-grandchildren are increasing rapidly in American society. Over the past decade, researchers and policy makers have shown considerable concern over the increases in grandparent-maintained households. This concern has stimulated a proliferation... more...