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Abominable Science!Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Donald Prothero and Daniel Loxton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153201
eISBN:
9780231526814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153201.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. This book ... More

After the Red Army FactionGender, Culture, and Militancy

After the Red Army Faction: Gender, Culture, and Militancy

Charity Scribner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168649
eISBN:
9780231538299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168649.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book uses critical theory to answer key gender-related questions about the Red Army Faction (RAF), a group that was masterminded by women and which terrorized West Germany from the 1970s to the ... More

The Birth of Vietnamese Political JournalismSaigon, 1916-1930

The Birth of Vietnamese Political Journalism: Saigon, 1916-1930

Philippe Peycam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158503
eISBN:
9780231528047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158503.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is the first ever English-language study of Vietnam's emerging political press and its resistance to colonialism. Published in the decade that preceded the Communist Party's founding, it ... More

Breaking with the PastThe Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China

Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China

Hans van de Ven

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231137386
eISBN:
9780231510523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231137386.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book describes the role of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, assesses the influence it had on Chinese history and society, and shows how it transformed China's relationship with the world. ... More

The Capitalist UnconsciousFrom Korean Unification to Transnational Korea

The Capitalist Unconscious: From Korean Unification to Transnational Korea

Hyun Ok Park

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171922
eISBN:
9780231540513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171922.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The unification of North and South Korea is widely considered an unresolved and volatile matter for the global order, but this book argues capital has already unified Korea in a transnational form. ... More

The China ThreatMemories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s

The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159241
eISBN:
9780231528191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159241.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book confronts the coldest period of the Cold War—the moment in which personality, American political culture, public opinion, and high politics came together to define the Eisenhower ... More

Chinese History and CultureSeventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century

Chinese History and Culture: Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century

Ying-shih Yü

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178600
eISBN:
9780231542005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The recipient of the Kluge Prize for lifetime achievement in the humanities, Ying-shih Yü is a premier scholar of Chinese studies. Chinese History and Culture volumes 1 and 2 bring his extraordinary ... More

Chinese History and CultureSixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century

Chinese History and Culture: Sixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century

Ying-shih Yü

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178587
eISBN:
9780231542012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178587.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The recipient of the Kluge Prize for lifetime achievement in the humanities, Ying-shih Yü is a premier scholar of Chinese studies. Chinese History and Culture volumes 1 and 2 bring his extraordinary ... More

Collateral DamageSino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance

Collateral Damage: Sino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance

Nicholas Khoo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150781
eISBN:
9780231521635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150781.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Although the Chinese and the Vietnamese were Cold War allies in wars against the French and the Americans, their alliance collapsed and they ultimately fought a war against each other in 1979. More ... More

The Company and the ShogunThe Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan

The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan

Adam Clulow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164283
eISBN:
9780231535731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164283.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Dutch East India Company was a hybrid organization combining the characteristics of both corporation and state that attempted to thrust itself aggressively into an Asian political order in which ... More

A Coney Island ReaderThrough Dizzy Gates of Illusion

A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

Louis Parascandola

John Parascandola (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165730
eISBN:
9780231538190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165730.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This anthology focuses on the unique history and experience of Coney Island, a beloved fixture of the New York City landscape. It features a gallery of portraits by the world's finest poets, ... More

A Confiscated MemoryWadi Salib and Haifa's Lost Heritage

A Confiscated Memory: Wadi Salib and Haifa's Lost Heritage

Yfaat Weiss

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152266
eISBN:
9780231526265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152266.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book tells the story of an Arab neighborhood in Haifa that later acquired iconic status in Israeli memory. In the summer of 1959, Jewish immigrants from Morocco rioted against local and national ... More

Conflict, Conquest, and ConversionTwo Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East

Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion: Two Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East

Reeva Spector Simon and Eleanor Tejirian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231138659
eISBN:
9780231511094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231138659.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book surveys two thousand years of the Christian missionary enterprise in the Middle East within the context of the region's political evolution. Its broad, rich narrative follows Christian ... More

Creamy and CrunchyAn Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Jon Krampner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is a popular history of peanut butter, the all-American comfort food that is found in the pantries of at least seventy-five percent of American kitchens. The book shows that, to a ... More

Culture of EncountersSanskrit at the Mughal Court

Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court

Audrey. Truschke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173629
eISBN:
9780231540971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173629.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Culture of Encounters documents the fascinating exchange between the Persian-speaking Islamic elite of the Mughal Empire and traditional Sanskrit scholars, which engendered a dynamic idea of Mughal ... More

DMZ CrossingPerforming Emotional Citizenship Along the Korean Border

DMZ Crossing: Performing Emotional Citizenship Along the Korean Border

Suk-Young Kim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164825
eISBN:
9780231537261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164825.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book focuses on a diverse selection of people who have crossed the border between North and South Korea and also assesses the citizenship they acquire based on emotional affiliation rather than ... More

Drinking HistoryFifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Andrew Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume recounts the individuals, ingredients, corporations, controversies, and myriad events responsible for America’s diverse and complex beverage scene. It revisits the country’s major ... More

The Emergence of Iranian NationalismRace and the Politics of Dislocation

The Emergence of Iranian Nationalism: Race and the Politics of Dislocation

Reza Zia-Ebrahimi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175760
eISBN:
9780231541114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175760.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Reza Zia-Ebrahimi revisits the work of Fathʿali Akhundzadeh and Mirza Aqa Khan Kermani, two Qajar-era intellectuals who founded modern Iranian nationalism. In their efforts to make sense of a ... More

Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

Norman Rothschild

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169387
eISBN:
9780231539180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169387.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book looks at the reign of Wu Zhao (624–705), better known as Wu Zetian or Empress Wu, the only woman to have ruled China over the course of its 5,000-year history. It asks how she rose to power ... More

An Encouragement of Learning

An Encouragement of Learning

Yukichi Fukuzawa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167147
eISBN:
9780231536615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167147.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The intellectual and social theorist Yukichi Fukuzawa wrote An Encouragement of Learning (1872–1876) as a series of pamphlets while completing his critical masterpiece, An Outline of a Theory of ... More

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