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An Imperial Concubine's TaleScandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

G. Rowley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Japan in the early seventeenth century was a wild place. Serial killers stalked the streets of Kyoto at night, while noblemen and women mingled freely at the imperial palace, drinking saké and ... More

Karl PolanyiA Life on the Left

Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left

Gareth Dale

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231176088
eISBN:
9780231541480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176088.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Karl Polanyi (1886–1964) was one of the twentieth century’s most original interpreters of the market economy. His penetrating analysis of globalization’s disruptions and the Great Depression’s ... More

A Korean War Captive in Japan, 1597-1600The Writings of Kang Hang

A Korean War Captive in Japan, 1597-1600: The Writings of Kang Hang

JaHyun Kim Haboush and Kenneth Robinson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163705
eISBN:
9780231535113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163705.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

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Kosher USAHow Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food

Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food

Roger Horowitz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231158329
eISBN:
9780231540933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158329.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Kosher USA follows the fascinating journey of kosher food through the modern industrial food system. It recounts how iconic products such as Coca-Cola and Jell-O tried to become kosher; the ... More

The Land of the Five FlavorsA Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine

The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine

Thomas Höllmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161862
eISBN:
9780231536547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161862.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tracks the growth of food culture in China from its earliest burial rituals to today’s Western fast food restaurants, mapping Chinese cuisine’s geographical variations and local customs, ... More

A Lever Long EnoughA History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864

A Lever Long Enough: A History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864

Robert McCaughey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166881
eISBN:
9780231537520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166881.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book provides a social history of Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). It combines archival research with oral testimony and contemporary interviews to build a ... More

Love and LiberationAutobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro

Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro

Sarah Jacoby

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147682
eISBN:
9780231519533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147682.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of one of the few Tibetan Buddhist women to record the story of her life. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also called Dewé ... More

Lust, Commerce, and CorruptionAn Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai

Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai

Mark Teeuwen and Kate Wildman Nakai (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166447
eISBN:
9780231535977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166447.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

By 1816, Japan had recovered from the famines of the 1780s and moved beyond the political reforms of the 1790s. Despite persistent economic and social stresses, the country seemed to be approaching a ... More

The Making of SalafismIslamic Reform in the Twentieth Century

The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century

Henri Lauzière

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175500
eISBN:
9780231540179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175500.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Some Islamic scholars hold that Salafism is an innovative and rationalist effort at Islamic reform that emerged in the late nineteenth century but gradually disappeared in the mid twentieth. Others ... More

The Man Who Built the Sierra ClubA Life of David Brower

The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Robert Wyss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231164467
eISBN:
9780231541312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164467.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

David Brower (1912–2000) was a central figure in the modern environmental movement. His leadership, vision, and elegant conception of the wilderness forever changed how we approach nature. In many ... More

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