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China's Belt and Road Power Transition

Details the Belt and Road global infrastructure development initiative as the most important instrument for China’s leadership under Xi Jinping to create an alternative global economic and geopolitical order to challenge the United States.

Celestial Signs and Classical Rhetoric in Early Imperial China

Considers how sign-reading fit into broader understandings of the human and cosmic worlds in Han times.

Muḥammad’s Ascension in Muslim Spain

A survey of the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian debates and mystical discussions about Muhammad’s heavenly journey that took place in early medieval Spain.

Axis of Resistance

An in-depth analysis of the primary conflicts animating the contemporary struggle over the regional order of the Middle East.

Music at World's End

A fascinating story of how three musicians, who escaped the Nazis, inspired Iceland’s modern classical music.

Brazilian Science Fiction Film

The first book-length account of Brazilian science fiction cinema.

Emporialism

By Amr Kamal
Subjects: Literature

A comparative study of iconographic and fictional representations of department stores in France and Egypt, as sites of imperial and Mediterranean cultural memory, from 1859 to the present.

Narrative Devices in the Shiji

Provides a new model for reading the Shiji and other early Chinese historical texts.

Novel Pedagogy

Explores Victorian writers’ conception of the novel’s potential to become serious knowledge and differentiate itself from other educational genres.

Affective Betrayal

Seeks to introduce an "affective turn" to the study of China's political modernization process.

Spring and Autumn Annals of Wu and Yue

Translated by Olivia Milburn
Introduction by Olivia Milburn
Notes by Olivia Milburn
Subjects: General Interest
Series: SUNY series, Translating China

An approachable and readable translation of a classic work of Chinese literature and landmark work of non-Western fiction writing.

Ruling Devotion

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

State Power and Governance in Early Imperial China

Offers a new perspective on the first dynasty of imperial China and the reasons for its collapse.

Bone, Bronze, and Bamboo

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

Black Feminist Writing

Draws on the rich history of Black feminist writing to help scholars manage the stress of writing and publishing academic books.

The Whirlpool That Produced China

Provides a philosophical, cultural, and historical answer to the question: Where did China come from?

Popular Sovereignty in a Digital Age

Edited by Aaron Schneider
Subjects: Politics And Law

Looks at how digitalization has changed the way we produce and interact, and the implications for working classes and countries of the Global South.

Metaphor and Meaning

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

Empire of Culture

Shows how Britain's trans-imperial engagements in the long nineteenth century have come to shape global cultural commodity flows today.

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.

Transatlantic Bondage

A deeply researched, pathbreaking collection of original and newly translated essays on slavery in Spain, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico.

The Dybbuk

A comprehensive study of the history and evolution of the dybbuk, from kabbalistic tradition to popular folklore.

The Hebrew Falcon

By Roman Vater
Subjects: History

A pioneering study of a formative chapter in Middle East intellectual history, examining the historical myth that underlies the "Canaanite" brand of Israeli nationalist anti-Zionism.

Listening to Others

A collection of original essays and previously untranslated critical writings on the renowned Brazilian documentary filmmaker, Eduardo Coutinho.

Unlocking the Chinese Gate

Offers an innovative analysis of gates—as architectural components, visual images, and mental constructs—in early Chinese thought and material culture.