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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

The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China

The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China

Guobin Yang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231149648
eISBN:
9780231520485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149648.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Raised to be “flowers of the nation,” the first generation born after the founding of the People’s Republic of China was united in its political outlook and at first embraced the Cultural Revolution ... More

The Great East Asian War and the Birth of the Korean Nation

The Great East Asian War and the Birth of the Korean Nation

JaHyun Kim Haboush

William J. Haboush and Jisoo Kim (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172288
eISBN:
9780231540988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172288.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Imjin War (1592–1598) was a grueling conflict that wreaked havoc on the towns and villages of the Korean Peninsula. The involvement of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean forces, not to mention the ... 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

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

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

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

Grassroots FascismThe War Experience of the Japanese People

Grassroots Fascism: The War Experience of the Japanese People

Yoshimi Yoshiaki

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165686
eISBN:
9780231538596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165686.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book profiles the Asia Pacific War (1937–1945)—the most important though least understood experience of Japan's modern history—through the lens of ordinary Japanese life. Moving deftly from the ... 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

Shanghai HomesPalimpsests of Private Life

Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

Jie Li

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167178
eISBN:
9780231538176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167178.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—the text salvages intimate recollections by successive ... 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

Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia

Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010: Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia

Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160704
eISBN:
9780231537162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160704.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Four hundred years ago, indigenous peoples occupied the vast region that today encompasses Korea, Manchuria, the Mongolian Plateau, and Eastern Siberia. Over time, these populations struggled to ... More

The Sarashina DiaryA Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167185
eISBN:
9780231537452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167185.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile ... 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

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

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

Exemplary Women of Early ChinaThe Lienü zhuan of Liu Xiang

Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienü zhuan of Liu Xiang

Anne Behnke Kinney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163095
eISBN:
9780231536080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163095.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In early China, was it correct for a woman to disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the public policy of a son who ruled over a dynasty or state? According to the Lienü zhuan, or ... 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

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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