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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

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

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