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Ruling Devotion

Combines historical, literary, art historical, and archaeological perspectives to explore the idea of the Hindu temple in the British colonial imagination.

Bone, Bronze, and Bamboo

Explores how the tremendous wealth of newly unearthed artifacts and manuscripts have changed our understanding of China's past.

Metaphor and Meaning

Examines questions of cosmos, society, and self through the metaphors and language of ancient Chinese texts and artifacts.

Myth and the Making of History

Sheds new light on the relationship between myth and history in ancient China and the central role they have played in shaping early Chinese thought.

Impact/Impasse

Makes a case for the value—and ultimately impact—of seemingly mundane moments in college classrooms.

When History Returns

Turns to theories and cultural representations of psychosocial life to reflect on, and better understand, the challenges of learning in times of social strife.

Apparitions, Daemons, and Emanations

A study of non-representational art and poetry in the work of Bataille, Klossowski, and Michaux.

Soft Science Sustainability

By Ragnhild Utheim
Subjects: Education

Multifaceted exploration of the dimensions of education for climate justice.

Awakening a Living World on a Kūṭiyāṭṭam Stage

Explores the cultural dynamics of this ancient form of Sanskrit theater.

Bedeviled

A groundbreaking study of jinn doppelgangers and the problem of evil in Akbarian Sufism.

Metaphysical Institutions

Uses the intellectual encounter between Islam and modernity to explore the nature of culture, civilization, religion, and tradition.

Hokkaido Dairy Farm

By Paul Hansen
Subjects: Asian Studies

Argues that the dairy industry in Japan has always been entwined with notions of Otherness and security seeking, notably in terms of frontiers.

A Thousand Worries

Deeply engaging study of how fourteen Black mothers—including the author—support and advocate for their autistic sons.

Wonder in South Asia

A comparative study of wonder in South Asian religions.

The Ethnography of Tantra

Presents Tantra from an ethnographic vantage point, through a series of case studies grounded in diverse settings across contemporary Asia.

The Human Figure on Film

Offers a fresh approach to the problem of the human figure in an age of digital cinema.

Archaeology of Mountain Landscapes

Explores mountain regions as cultural landscapes that have been shaped by long-term human-environment interactions.

Global Rhetorics of Science

Takes a multicultural, interdisciplinary approach to the rhetoric of science to expand our toolkit for the collective management of global risks like climate change and pandemics.

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.

Global Libidinal Economy

Claims unconscious desire plays a constitutive role in global political economy.

The Critical Ihde

This critical reader brings together both essential as well as under-recognized writings from the work of Don Ihde, one of the most important contemporary thinkers on technology and human experience.

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 Double Burden

Explores the delicate interplay between emigration of Jews from Israel to Germany and the construction of a new identity in the shadow of antisemitism both past and present in their new home.

Honeymoon Couples and Jurassic Babies

Contextualizes Sabha Theatre historically, politically, and aesthetically, revealing how it expresses a Tamil Brahmin identity that is at once traditional and modern.

Replanting Cultures

Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.