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China in Ethiopia
China in Ethiopia (May 2020)
The Long-Term Perspective
Aaron Tesfaye - Author

 
 
Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa
Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa (May 2020)
Strategic Planning and Policy
Fred M. Hayward - Author

Analyzes twelve strategic planning efforts in higher education in eight countries in Asia and Africa.

Drawing on over fifty years of on-the-ground experience, Fred M. Hayward’s Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa analyzes change processes in higher education in eight Asian and African countries. The twelve cases range from the push to upgrade and transform higher education in Afghanistan in the midst of...(Read More)
 
 
From Situated Selves to the Self
From Situated Selves to the Self (April 2020)
Conversion and Personhood among Roman Catholics in Tokyo
Hisako Omori - Author

Argues for an important transformation in the construction of the self among Japanese converts to Roman Catholicism.

In many parts of the world, the Roman Catholic Church in the twenty-first century finds itself mired in scandal, and its future prospects appear fairly dim in the eyes of many social critics. In From Situated Selves to the Self, however, Hisako Omori finds a radically different situation, with jubilant...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Migrants in Rural Japan
Urban Migrants in Rural Japan (April 2020)
Between Agency and Anomie in a Post-growth Society
Susanne Klien - Author

Offers an in-depth ethnography of paradigm shifts in the lifestyles and values of youth in post-growth Japan.

Urban Migrants in Rural Japan provides a fresh perspective on theoretical notions of rurality and emerging modes of working and living in post-growth Japan. By exploring narratives and trajectories of individuals who relocate from urban to rural areas and seek new modes of working and living, this multisited ethn...(Read More)
 
 
The Sound of Vultures' Wings
The Sound of Vultures' Wings (January 2020)
The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron
Jeffrey W. Cupchik - Author
Ven. Phuntsok Rabgey - Foreword by

Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.

The Sound of Vultures’ Wings offers the first in-depth exploration of the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition, which is based on the liturgical song-poems of the twelfth-century Tibetan female ascetic Machik Labdrön (1055–1153). Chöd is a musical/meditative Vajrayāna method for cutting off the root of suffering, name...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Emptiness
The Other Emptiness (December 2019)
Rethinking the Zhentong Buddhist Discourse in Tibet
Michael R. Sheehy - Editor
Klaus-Dieter Mathes - Editor

Presents a new vision of the Buddhist history and philosophy of emptiness in Tibet.

This book brings together perspectives of leading international Tibetan studies scholars on the subject of zhentong or “other-emptiness.” Defined as the emptiness of everything other than the continuous luminous awareness that is one’s own enlightened nature, this distinctive philosophical and contemplative presentation o...(Read More)
 
 
The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia
The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia (December 2019)
Cheng Chen - Editor
Meredith L. Weiss - Editor

Examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts in Asia.

Focusing on Northeast and Southeast Asia—regions notable for political diversity, difficult environments for fighting corruption, and multifarious anticorruption outcomes—this book examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts there. The contributors present case studies of the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, S...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty and Nishida
Merleau-Ponty and Nishida (November 2019)
Artistic Expression as Motor-Perceptual Faith
Adam Loughnane - Author

Places the phenomenologies of Merleau-Ponty and Nishida in dialogue and uncovers a demand for a motor-perceptual form of faith in both philosophers’ meditations on artistic expression.

In Merleau-Ponty and Nishida, Adam Loughnane initiates a fascinating new dialogue between two of the twentieth century’s most important phenomenologists of the Eastern and Western philosophical worlds. Throughout the book...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhisms in Asia
Buddhisms in Asia (September 2019)
Traditions, Transmissions, and Transformations
Nicholas S. Brasovan - Editor
Micheline M. Soong - Editor

A guide to Buddhism’s rich variety of traditions and cultural expressions for educators who would like to include Buddhism in their undergraduate courses.

Over its long history, Buddhism has never been a simple monolithic phenomenon, but rather a complex living tradition—or better, a family of traditions—continually shaped by and shaping a vast array of social, economic, political, literary, and aesthetic cont...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of People
The Politics of People (September 2019)
Protest Cultures in China
Shih-Diing Liu - Author

Explores the cultural dimensions of protest and dissent in China, focusing on dramatic forms of bodily, spatial, strategic, and artistic performativity.

Since the 1989 Tiananmen Square occupation, mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau have experienced an increase in and persistence of mass gatherings, demonstrations, and blockades staged as a means of protesting the ways in which people are governed. In this book, Shih-Diing Liu...(Read More)
 
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