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Manchu Princess, Japanese SpyThe Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army

Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy: The Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army

Phyllis Birnbaum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152181
eISBN:
9780231526340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152181.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Aisin Gioro Xianyu (1907–1948) was the fourteenth daughter of a Manchu prince and a legendary figure in China's bloody struggle with Japan. After the fall of the Manchu Qing dynasty in 1912, Xianyu's ... More

Marching Through SufferingLoss and Survival in North Korea

Marching Through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea

Sandra Fahy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171342
eISBN:
9780231538947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171342.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book presents a personal portrait of the ravages of famine and totalitarian politics in modern North Korea since the 1990s. Featuring interviews with more than thirty North Koreans who defected ... More

Medieval TastesFood, Cooking, and the Table

Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table

Massimo Montanari

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167864
eISBN:
9780231539081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167864.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In this new history of food, the text traces the development of medieval tastes—both culinary and cultural—from raw materials to market and captures their reflections in today's food trends. Tying ... More

Memories of Mount QilaiThe Education of a Young Poet

Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet

Mu Yang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169967
eISBN:
9780231538527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169967.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan, and its mountains, especially Mount Qilai, were deeply inspirational for the young poet who is the author of this book. A place of immense natural ... More

The Metamorphoses of FatA History of Obesity

The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Georges Vigarello

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book maps the evolution of Western ideas about fat and fat people from the Middle Ages to the present, paying particular attention to the role of science, fashion, fitness crazes, and public ... More

Moved by the PastDiscontinuity and Historical Mutation

Moved by the Past: Discontinuity and Historical Mutation

Eelco Runia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168205
eISBN:
9780231537575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168205.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Historians go to great lengths to avoid confronting discontinuity, searching for explanations as to why such events as the fall of the Berlin Wall, George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq, and the ... More

Nicholas MiraculousThe Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Michael Rosenthal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

To those who loved him, like Theodore Roosevelt, he was “Nicholas Miraculous,” the fabled educator who had a hand in everything; to those who did not, like novelist Upton Sinclair, he was “the ... More

The Origins of NeoliberalismModeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault

The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault

Dotan Leshem

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231177764
eISBN:
9780231541749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177764.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Dotan Leshem recasts the history of the West from an economic perspective, bringing politics, philosophy, and the economy closer together and revealing the significant role of Christian theology in ... More

Palestinians in SyriaNakba Memories of Shattered Communities

Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities

Anaheed. Al-Hardan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176361
eISBN:
9780231541220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176361.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

One hundred thousand Palestinians fled to Syria after being expelled from Palestine upon the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Integrating into Syrian society over time, their experience ... More

The Pariah ProblemCaste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India

The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India

Rupa Viswanath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163064
eISBN:
9780231537506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163064.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Once known as “Pariahs,” Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India’s most subordinated castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and provoke ... More

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