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Christopher Nugent, “Manifest in Words, Written on Paper: Producing and Circulating Poetry in Tang Dynasty China” (Harvard University Asia Center, 2010)

Christopher Nugent‘s wonderful recent book will change the way you read. At the very least, Manifest in Words, Written on Paper: Producing and Circulating Poetry in Tang Dynasty China (Harvard University Asia Center,


 2012-10-13  1h14m

Andrew Muldoon, “Empire, Politics and the Creation of the 1935 India Act: Last Act of the Raj” (Ashgate, 2009)

It was the last in a long line of ‘Acts’ designed to ensure better colonial governance for the Indian sub-continent. It was an Act which was vociferously opposed by, amongst others, Winston Churchill. It is the Act upon which the Constitution of modern...


 2012-10-13  1h7m

Jason Josephson, “The Invention of Religion in Japan” (University of Chicago Press, 2012)

In 1853, the Japanese were required to consider what the word religion meant when western powers compelled the Tokugawa government to ensure freedom of religion to Christian missionaries. The challenge this request posed was based on the fact that prio...


 2012-10-13  1h5m

Ali Ansari, “The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran” (Cambridge UP, 2012)

In The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Ali Ansari traces the nationalist movement in Iran from the Tobacco Revolt of 1891 up to the current government led by president Ahmadinejad.


 2012-10-13  52m

Christian Gerlach, “Extremely Violent Societies in the Twentieth Century” (Cambridge UP, 2010)

What if genocide scholars have been approaching the field the wrong way? When I first opened Extremely Violent Societies in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2010), I was immediately struck by the immense depth of research and learning...


 2012-10-13  1h10m

Shawn Bender, “Taiko Boom: Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion” (University of California Press, 2012)

Since the “taiko boom” of the closing decades of the 20thcentury, taiko drumming has arguably become Japan’s most globally successful performance medium. Shawn Bender‘s recent book takes us through the history and spaces of this art,


 2012-10-13  1h4m

Morgan Liu, “Under Solomon’s Throne: Uzbek Visions of Renewal in Osh” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012)

Dr. Morgan Liu‘s book, Under Solomon’s Throne: Uzbek Visions of Renewal in Osh (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012) brings to light the life of ethnic Uzbeks living in the city of Osh, located in the country of Kyrgyzstan.


 2012-10-10  39m

Lawrence Wittner, “Working for Peace and Justice: Memoires of an Activist Intellectual” (University of Tennesee Press, 2012)

Lawrence S. Wittner‘s memoir is a retrospective of a life and career that has straddled between academia and social engagement. While many scholars adopt a detached perspective, Wittner has strived to integrate his research with action.


 2012-10-10  57m

Karen Ruffle, “Gender, Sainthood, and Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi’ism” (University of North Carolina Press, 2011)

What does a wedding in Karbala in the year 680 have to do with South Asian Muslims today? As it turns out, this event informs contemporary ideas of personal piety and social understanding of gender roles. The battlefield wedding of Qasem and Fatimah Ku...


 2012-10-10  1h4m

Joshua Miller, “Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism” (Oxford UP, 2011)

Recent political debates around language have often been controversial, sometimes poorly informed, and usually unedifying. It’s striking to consider that such debates have, at least in the USA, been current for more than 100 years; and perhaps surprisi...


 2012-10-10  58m