Spring 2023 - Asian Studies
The Festival of Indra
Details the textual and performative history of the South Asian festival of Indra and its role in the development of classical Hinduism.
The Sound of Vultures' Wings
Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.
Negotiation Dynamics to Denuclearize North Korea
Comprehensive examination of the goals, strategies, and motives of the six parties involved in North Korea denuclearization talks through the lens of negotiation theory.
The Humanist Ethics of Li Zehou
Presents Li Zehou's culminating views on ethics in a series of works that highlight the importance of Confucian philosophy today.
The Chinese Love Story from the Tenth to the Fourteenth Century
Traces the development of the Chinese love story during the Song and Yuan dynasties.
The China Record
Detailed assessment of the People's Republic of China as an alternative mode of political system and as a distinctive model of socioeconomic development.
China and Its Small Neighbors
Analyzes the nature, processes, and political consequences of the asymmetrical relationships between China and its six small neighbors in Asia.
Introduction to Buddhist East Asia
Offers a variety of pedagogical and theoretical essays designed to assist professors in introducing undergraduate students to Buddhism in China, Korea, and Japan.
Searching for Ashoka
Reveals how the persona of India's most famous emperor was constantly reinvented in ancient times to suit a variety of social visions, political agendas, and moral purposes.
A Walk in the Night with Zhuangzi
A complete translation and analysis of "All Things Flow into Form" (Fan wu liu xing), a recently discovered manuscript from the Warring States period (481–221 BCE).
Crossing Boundaries and Confounding Identity
Examines literary, historical, and cultural portrayals of Chinese women, across centuries and continents.
Offers a renovated form of Confucian liberalism that forges a reconciliation between the two extremes of anti-Confucian liberalism and anti-liberal Confucianism.
The Future of China's Past
Addresses the question of China's rise and what it portends for the future.