Asian Studies

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Across the Pacific

Asian Americans and Globalization

Edited by Evelyn Hu-DeHart

How transnational relationships and interactions in Asian American communities are manifested

232 pages | 6 x 9


America's First Adventure in China

Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation

John R. Haddad

A lively account of the brash men who chased their American Dreams all the way to China

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 halftones


Beauty and Brutality

Manila and Its Global Discontents

Edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Robert Diaz, and Rolando B. Tolentino

Diverse perspectives on Manila that suggest the city’s exhilarating sights and sounds broaden how Philippine histories are defined and understood

346 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 halftones, 1 map


Between the Lines

South Asians and Postcoloniality

Deepika Bahri, and Mary Vasudeva

Intense and sometimes contentious debates about South Asian identity

384 pages | 6 x 9


BITS of Belonging

Information Technology, Water, and Neoliberal Governance in India

Simanti Dasgupta

An ethnographic investigation of the class politics that underscore the emergence of neoliberalism in urban India

232 pages | 6 x 9


Challenging Beijing's Mandate of Heaven

Taiwan's Sunflower Movement and Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement

Ming-sho Ho

Analyzing the dynamics of two recent nonviolent, student-led protests in light of China’s growth and power

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 6 figures, 2 maps


Chinese Connections

Critical Perspectives on Film, Identity, and Diaspora

Edited by See-Kam Tan, Peter X Feng, and Gina Marchetti

How Chinese cinema and global Chinese culture intersect over questions of identity

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 16 halftones


The Chinese Diaspora on American Screens

Race, Sex, and Cinema

Gina Marchetti

A look at American filmmaking in the post-1989 Chinese diaspora

258 pages | 6 x 9 | 44 halftones


Classical Hindu Mythology

A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas

Cornelia Dimmitt and J.A.B. van Buitenen

Fresh translations of the Mahapuranas, many available in English for the first time

388 pages | 6 x 9


Comic China

Representing Common Ground, 1890-1945

Wendy Gan

Examining cross-cultural humor and power struggles in Anglo-American representations of China

186 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 figures, 2 halftones


Crossing the Border to India

Youth, Migration, and Masculinities in Nepal

Jeevan R. Sharma

How the changing political economy of rural Nepal informs the desire and agency of young male migrants who seek work in cities

190 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 3 figures, 1 map


The Cry and the Dedication

Carlos Bulosan, and San Juan Jr.

The adventures of seven Filipino guerrillas rebelling against U.S. domination

344 pages | 6 x 9


Culinary Fictions

Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture

Anita Mannur

An exploration of how and why food matters in the culture and literature of the South Asian diaspora

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 figures, 1 halftone


Cultures Colliding

American Missionaries, Chinese Resistance, and the Rise of Modern Institutions in China

John R. Haddad

Why American missionaries started building schools, colleges, medical schools, hospitals, and YMCA chapters in China before 1900

350 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 map


Discrepant Histories

Translocal Essays on Filipino Cultures

Edited by Vicente Rafael

Postcolonial issues of identity, social control, power, representation, and culture

360 pages | 6 x 9