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  • Black Lotusby Sil Lai Abrams

    Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99 US$ 17.50

    A unique and exquisitely wrought story of one multiracial woman?s journey to discover and embrace herself in a family that sought to deny her black heritage, Sil Lai Abrams shares her story in Black Lotus: A Woman?s Search for Racial Identity ?an account that will undoubtedly ignite conversation on race, racial identity, and the human experience.... more...

  • Seeing a Color-Blind Futureby Patricia J. Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 12.99

    In these five eloquent and passionate pieces (which she gave as the prestigious Reith Lectures for the BBC) Patricia J. Williams asks how we might achieve a world where "color doesn't matter"--where whiteness is not equated with normalcy and blackness with exoticism and danger. Drawing on her own experience, Williams delineates the great divide between... more...

  • Life Behind Barbed Wireby Yasutaro Soga; Kihei Hirai; Tetsuden Kashima

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 75.00

    Yasutaro Soga?s Life behind Barbed Wire ( Tessaku seikatsu ) is an exceptional firsthand account of the incarceration of a Hawai?i Japanese during World War II. On the evening of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Soga, the editor of a Japanese-language newspaper, was arrested along with several hundred other prominent Issei ( Japanese immigrants) in Hawai?i.... more...

  • Asian American Christian Ethicsby Grace Y. Kao; Ilsup Ahn; Christina A. Astorga; Hoon Choi; Hannah Ka; SueJeanne Koh; Hak Joon Lee; Irene Oh; Keun-Joo Christine Pae; Sharon M. Tan; Tran Jonathan

    Baylor University Press 2016; US$ 44.95

    This groundbreaking volume presents the collective work of twelve Christian ethicists of Asian descent in the U.S. who map the new and burgeoning field of study located at the juncture of Christian ethics and Asian American studies. Led by Grace Kao and Ilsup Ahn, these scholars identify the purposes and chart the contours of what constitutes a distinctly... more...

  • Qualitative Methods in Africana Studiesby Jr. James L. Conyers

    UPA 2016; US$ 89.99

    This survey of methodology provides a framework for understanding Africana Studies. Africana Studies is the global Pan-Africanist study of African phenomena interpreted from an Afrocentric perspective. This book offers general definitions and descriptions of the qualitative and quantitative research. more...

  • China's Universities and the Open Doorby Ruth Hayhoe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 158.00

    Recent events in Tianamen Square have made such books abruptly important, though in some aspects outdated. This one examines reforms in higher education from before the republic to March 1988, and focuses on educational and economic relations with groups outside China, and the effect the reforms may more...

  • Politics at Mao's Courtby Frederick C Teiwes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    The investigation of the rise and fall of Gao Gang suggests broader implications on the nature of elite politics in the Maoist era. The illumination of basic issues in Chinese politics in the context of this case, especially as regards the role of Mao Zedong, is relevant not only to the initial post-1949 period of comparative, but flawed, party unity,... more...

  • Social Policy Reform in Hong Kong and Shanghai: A Tale of Two Citiesby Linda Wong; Lynn T. III White; Gui Shixun

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    As the richest cities in the world's most populous nation, Hong Kong and Shanghai have recently experienced dynamic growth spurred by more and better-managed capital. These cities also have social problems whose solutions will cost money. Their urban populations are aging. Health finance at the level these "First World" cities demand threatens to consume... more...

  • Dictionary of the Political Thought of the People's Republic of Chinaby Henry He

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    Far more than a simple glossary, this unique resource provides a detailed lexicography of political and social life in China today, and deepens our understanding of the last twenty years of enormous change in the People's Republic. Each of the 1,600 entries (1) is rendered in Chinese characters; (2) is alphabetized according to pinyin, the Chinese... more...

  • Alevis in Europeby Tözün Issa

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Alevis are a significant minority in Turkey, and now also in the countries of Western Europe. Over the past century, many of them have migrated from rural enclaves on the Anatolian plateau to the great cities of Istanbul and Ankara, and from there to the countries of the European Union. This book asks who are they? How do they construct their... more...