NEW RELEASE | Now in Cloth
Voices from Tibet: Selected Essays and Reportage
written by Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong
edited and translated by Violet S. Law
2014 | 122 pages
Cloth | ISBN 978-0-8248-4008-2 | $55.00
Paper | ISBN 978-0-8248-3951-2 | $20.00
Published in association with Hong Kong University Press
“These essays and dispatches provide an eloquent and unfiltered glimpse into how the ruling Communist Party has transformed the Tibetan plateau through decades of heavy-handed policies.”
—Andrew Jacobs, Beijing correspondent for The New York Times
“Violet S. Law’s fluid translations of Woeser and Wang Lixiong’s powerful and deeply humane writings, combined with Robert Barnett’s insightful and elegantly crafted introduction, make for an extraordinarily effective volume.Voices from Tibet is a must-read for anyone eager to learn more about the Tibetan people and their struggles.”
—Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author of China in the 21st Century
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Singapore and the Silk Road of the Sea, 1300-1800
written by John N. Miksic
2013 | 208 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8248-3968-0 | $48.00 | Paper
Distributed for NUS Press (Singapore)
“In a recent book, ‘Singapore and the Silk Road of the Sea,’ [Miksic] laid out detailed archaeological evidence of the settlement’s early importance and prosperity. One find cited in the book is a large cache of artifacts found at Empress Place, in the central business district near the mouth of the Singapore River, proof that the site was an ancient dock used by merchant traders from China, India and Java, beginning in the 14th century. Among the booty are a blue and white porcelain-stemmed cup from the Chinese Yuan dynasty (1271-1368) and the ‘Headless Horseman,’ a Javanese-style statuette found among objects dating from the 14th to the 16th centuries.”
Read more at the New York Times website: “In New Textbook, the Story of Singapore Begins 500 Years Earlier”
Photo Caption/Credit: “John N. Miksic, an archaeology professor at the National University of Singapore.” Credit Jane A. Peterson
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Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in Korea: Ancient to Contemporary Times, edited by Charlotte Horlyck and Michael J. Pettid
2014 | 288 pages | 21 illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-8248-3968-0 | $48.00 | Cloth
Hawaii Studies on Korea
Contributors from Korea and the West incorporate the approaches of archaeology, history, literature, religion, and anthropology in addressing a number of topics organized around issues of the body, disposal of remains, ancestor worship and rites, and the afterlife.
Death and the activities and beliefs surrounding it can teach us much about the ideals and cultures of the living. While biologically death is an end to physical life, this break is not quite so apparent in its mental and spiritual aspects. Indeed, the influence of the dead over the living is sometimes much greater than before death. This volume takes a multidisciplinary approach in an effort to provide a fuller understanding of both historic and contemporary practices linked with death in Korea. By approaching its topic from a variety of disciplines and extending its historical reach to cover both premodern and modern Korea, it is an important resource for scholars and students in a variety of fields.
Navigating the Spanish Lake: The Pacific in the Iberian World, 1521-1898, written by Rainer F. Buschmann, Edward R. Slack Jr., and James B. Tueller
2014 | 216 pages | 2 illustrations, 3 tables
ISBN: 978-0-8248-3824-9 | $47.00 | Cloth
Perspectives on the Global Past Series
“The originality of this book lies in the way it recenters both history and geography from Europe to the Americas, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The authors encourage us to see the early modern world as multilayered and multidirectional. We learn that European interlopers to the Pacific shared pride of place not only with Pacific Islanders, but with Chinese, Burmese, Malays, and other Asians.” –From the Foreword by John R. Gillis, Professor of History Emeritus, Rutgers University
This volume opens with a macrohistorical perspective of the conceptual and literal Spanish Lake. The chapters that follow explore both the Iberian vision of the Pacific and indigenous counternarratives; chart the history of a Chinese mestizo regiment that emerged after Britain’s occupation of Manila in 1762-1764; and examine how Chamorros responded to waves of newcomers making their way to Guam from Europe, the Americas, and Asia. An epilogue analyzes the decline of Spanish influence against a backdrop of European and American imperial ambitions and reflects on the legacies of archipelagic Hispanization into the twenty-first century.
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