Creative exploration of how the encounter between Confucianism and western (neo)liberalism necessarily leads to the unlearning of both.
Shows how Britain's trans-imperial engagements in the long nineteenth century have come to shape global cultural commodity flows today.
Examines questions of cosmos, society, and self through the metaphors and language of ancient Chinese texts and artifacts.
Biography of a major figure in modern Chinese history.
Argues that ancient yantra (robot) tales reveal how their Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain authors thought about the nature of humanity and our role in a cosmos filled with divine and natural forces.
Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.
Reality merges with illusion in this novel of northwestern China.
Considers what unearthed documents reveal about the creation and transmission of knowledge in ancient China.
Applies a method of comparative cultural hermeneutics to let the tradition speak on its own terms.
Argues that Daoism and dandyism, linked by likeminded philosophies of “carefree wandering,” deconstruct the puritanism and political correctness sought by Confucianism, Victorianism, and contemporary neoliberal culture.
Examines the intersections between forgetting and remembering in classical Chinese civilization.
Comprehensive examination of the goals, strategies, and motives of the six parties involved in North Korea denuclearization talks through the lens of negotiation theory.
Traces the development of the Chinese love story during the Song and Yuan dynasties.
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).
Offers a variety of pedagogical and theoretical essays designed to assist professors in introducing undergraduate students to Buddhism in China, Korea, and Japan.
Analyzes the nature, processes, and political consequences of the asymmetrical relationships between China and its six small neighbors in Asia.
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.
Examines literary, historical, and cultural portrayals of Chinese women, across centuries and continents.
Uses popular films to reveal the tensions generated during Japan’s postwar "economic miracle," challenging the prevailing view that it was a story of great national success.
Presents the most important portrayals of the Daoist master Yang Zhu throughout Chinese history, from the Warring States period until today.
Offers alternative approaches to the study of colonial and postcolonial Korean Buddhism, suggesting new directions for scholarship.
A richly scholarly yet accessible and imaginative account of society in the time of the Buddha.
Contextualizes Sabha Theatre historically, politically, and aesthetically, revealing how it expresses a Tamil Brahmin identity that is at once traditional and modern.
Uses a comparative hermeneutical method to explain the most important terms in the classical Confucian philosophical texts, in an effort to allow the tradition to speak on its own terms.
Examines the colonization of Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the durability of Portuguese rule.