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EastBridge Books is a not-for-profit publishing organization which aims to build bridges of communication and understanding between Asia and the West. By publishing books on Asia in areas of interest to Western readers, EastBridge aims to enhance an understanding and appreciation of the complexity and distinctiveness of Asian cultures and societies.
Brand new paperback. 150 p. Audience: General/trade. Few seventeen-year-olds have the chance to stand at the cusp of history, but Knowlton belongs to this select group. In this memoir of traveling through China in the summer of 1948, Knowlton brings a youthful eye tempered by maturity to a tumultuous period in China s history. Having graduated from a prestigious prep school, Knowlton and his roommate, Jim [Thomson], embark upon a year-long trip around the world before attending Harvard and Yale ...
Brand new paperback. 238 p. Audience: General/trade. Lights! Camera! Kai Shi! is much more than a book of thorough and revealing interviews with todays Chinese film directors. Organized thematically, it is an excellent introduction to the contemporary Chinese film industry in the age of the market economy. From Jia Zhangke, winner of the 2006 Venice Golden Lion for Still Life to super blogger and female director Xu Jinglei, Lights! Camera! Kai Shi! introduces a new generation of Chinese film ...
brand new paperback. Missionary Enterprise in Asia. Audience: General/trade. OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE CHOICE 2004 "Highly recommended. All libraries and readers. " Choice April 2004 Vol.41 No. 08 G. Zheng, Angelo State University Korea was discovered by the West after World War II when it became a flashpoint in the Cold War. Before the war, however, it was home to many hundreds of Westerners who experienced life there under Japanese colonial rule. These included missionaries who opened Korea ...
Description: Brand New paperback. Trade paperback (US). Audience: General/trade. This impressively edited collection of excellent essays on Chinese cinema offers a wide range of research coverage, from the cinematographic style of silent film in the early 1930s to the sixth generation products and the theoretical dilemma in the age of globalization. It represents the cutting edge of research on the fascinating issues of cinematic generational distinctions, global capitalism, cultural politics, and ... read more
Description: Brand New Paperback. Trade paperback (US). 269 p. Audience: General/trade. "China and Postsocialist Anthropology" is a sophisticated and insightful analysis of post-socialist regimes, seen through the prism of the Chinese case. Andrew Kipnis is a highly conceptual anthropologist, very well versed in social-science theory, who also has an in-depth, on-the-ground knowledge of China. Bilingual in Chinese and English, in this important book, he employs his dual expertise to present cogent analyses ... read more
Description: Brand New Paperback. Trade paperback (US). Audience: General/trade. These are the field diaries kept by the team of Russian merchant-explorers who traveled widely through northwest Mongolia in the summer of 1910. The expedition had been organized and funded by a group of Moscow merchants investigating opportunities for exporting goods to Mongolia in competition with Chinese domination of the local and regional market systems. The Russians were also charged with locating new sources of raw ... read more
Description: Brand New Paperback. On May 17, 1951, Dwight Rugh a Yale-in-China representative for twenty years and one of the last Americans remaining in China after the Communist Revolution was taken from his home in Changsha to a mass rally where he was denounced as an imperialist spy. Twenty-three years later, his daughter was one of the first Americans to enter China after it reopened to the West. Despite the fact that the Cultural Revolution was in full sway, she visited the site of her father s trial ... read more
Description: Brand New Paperback. Trade paperback (US). Voices of Asia. Audience: General/trade. This landmark study by a leading Chinese scholar of international relations significantly advances our understanding of the origins of Chinese Communist foreign policy. Basing himself on a wealth of previously inaccessible Chinese archival sources, memoirs, and official documents, Professor Niu charts the evolution of CCP foreign policy in the period preceding the revolutionary victory in 1949. Broadly speaking, ... read more
Description: Brand New Paperback. Trade paperback (US). Voices of Asia. Audience: General/trade. In 1978 China initiated a change that not only altered its own course but was to have a profound effect on the world. We have long known that it began when Deng emerged as China s preeminent leader and launched the era of reform and opening, but we have known little about the 34-day Party Work Conference that started on November 10, 1978. We have also known little about what went on behind the scenes at the ... read more
Description: Brand New Paperback. Trade paperback (US). Signature Books. Audience: General/trade. My war records are of military comfort women, writes Dr. Aso, cabaret dance girls, the military secret service, missionaries, and...the incident. The incident, as it is often referred to in books about Japanese comfort women, alludes to the fact that Dr. Aso (1910 1989) was the first Japanese medical officer officially ordered to perform health examinations on military comfort women. This policy was instituted ... read more
Description: Brand New Paperback. Trade paperback (US). 218 p. Audience: General/trade. The roots of modern Sino-Japanese relations lie in the intense cultural and political exchanges which blossomed in the mid-1850s extending into the late 1920s. Scholarly interest has grown over the last two decades in the interaction between China and Japan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While much of that interest has centered on the wars fought in the period, Late Qing and Meiji Japan looks instead at the ... read more
Description: Brand New Paperback. Trade paperback (US). Audience: General/trade. As a field of scholarly research, Sino-Japanese studies has grown considerably over the past twenty years, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Joshua Fogel, the editor of this and two previous EastBridge volumes on the subject. Where once this emerging field may have been viewed, usually disparagingly, as a limp appendage of either Chinese or Japanese studies, it has now more or less carved out a space of its own. The ... read more