Asian Studies

A Survey of Catholic History in Modern Japan

Author: 

Uno, Kei

Credentials: 

Author of Newman and Modern Japan and Japanese Catholic Intellectuals and Newman Studies

A Survey of Catholic History in Modern Japan discusses Japanese Catholic history from the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the present. The aim of this highly original book is to consider the relevance of Japanese Catholics to political and cultural circumstances in modern and contemporary Japan.

Market: 
Religion, History, Political Science, Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Catholic Studies, Religious History, Christianity in Asia, Christianity in Japan, Modernism, Modernization Theory, Modern Japan
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537390 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Rewriting Indian History: Colonial Encounters in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Last Queen and Basavaraj Naikar’s The Queen of Kittur

Author: 

Laxmiprasad, P. V., Ph.D., Department of English, Satavahana University (India)

In this incisive new book, P. V. Laxmiprasad addresses two great Indian queens, Rani Chennamma of Kittur and Rani Jindan Kaur of Punjab, as characters in Indian fiction. The Queen of Kittur by Basavaraj Naikar highlights the themes of honor and glory, patriotism and freedom, betrayal and defeat of the royal family of Kittur as revealed by the life of Rani Chennamma. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel The Last Queen retells the life of Jindan Kaur of Punjab, a fearless queen whom history seems to have forgotten. Both the novels are precious jewels in Indian literature.

Market: 
Literature, Asia, India, Literary Criticism, Post-Colonial Literature, South Asian Literature, Indian Literature, Basavaraj Naikar, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Release Date: 
August 15, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532524 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Voices of Freedom: Asia

Author: 

Dennis, Mark, Professor of East Asian Religions, Texas Christian University; Rima Abunasser, Instructor in English, Texas Christian University

Voices of Freedom: Asia showcases essays from activists, journalists, novelists, and scholars whose areas of expertise include free speech, peace and reconciliation, alterity-otherness, and Asian religions and literatures.

Market: 
Politics, Religion, Asia, Human Rights, India, China, Myanmar, Tibet, Mongolia, Xinjiang, Rohingya Muslims, Developing World, Literature
Release Date: 
September 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532579 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Tagore as Philosophical Voyager: A Critical Study of "Gitanjali"

Author: 

Laxmiprasad, P. V., Ph.D., Department of English, Satavahana University (India)

A multi-faceted creative personality, Rabindranath Tagore is one of the greatest stalwarts of both English and Bengali literatures. He created a Renaissance in India, where people were awakened by the great corpus of creative work produced during the country’s struggle for independence from the British. Tagore was undoubtedly a champion of this literary protest. He produced masterpieces in Bengali literature and later translated them into English.

Market: 
Literature, Literary Theory, Colonial Literature, South Asian Literature, Indian Literature, Bengali Literature, Rabindranath Tagore
Release Date: 
May 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539370 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Begum Khaleda Zia: Portrait of a People’s Leader

Author: 

Khan, Q. M. Jalal, Professor of English (ret.) and Political Writer; K. M. A. Malik, Professor of Chemistry (ret.) and Political Writer

This book is about Bangladesh’s first female prime minister, Begum Khaleda Zia, who served three terms in office and achieved enormous popularity. Her charisma inexorably emanates from her sense of dignity, integrity, uncompromising principles, and commitment to freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Bangladesh--a new and small country bordering the larger India, which is always up to its hegemonic designs. Begum Zia (and her husband, President Ziaur Rahman) were able to keep foreign conspiracies at bay.

Market: 
Political Science, Asia, Asian Studies, South Asia, Bangladesh, Begum Khaleda Zia, Ziaur Rahman, Ershad, Hasina, Democracy, Resistance, Gender, Women’s Studies
Release Date: 
November 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531046 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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A History of Chinese Classical Scholarship, Volume III: Northern and Southern Dynasties, Sui, and Early Tang: The Decline of Factual Philology and the Rise of Speculative Hermeneutics

Author: 

Honey, David B., Humanities Professor of Chinese, Brigham Young University

This exciting third volume of David B. Honey’s comprehensive history of Chinese thought begins with China after nomadic invaders overran the northern regions of the historic kingdom. The differentiation between scholarly emphases—northern focus on the traditional pedagogical commentary, and southern classical school’s more innovative commentary—led to an emphasis on the interpretation of the overall message of a text, not a close reading of smaller sections. As Honey explains, serious attention to the phonological nature of Chinese characters also began during in this long era.

Market: 
Asia, East Asia, Asian Studies, Asian Civilization, Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Confucius, Han, Sui, Tang, Zheng Xuan, Kong Yinga, Intellectual History, Education, Pedagogy, Philology
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539622
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
300
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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A History of Chinese Classical Scholarship, Volume II: Qin, Han, Wei, Jin: Canon and Commentary

Author: 

Honey, David B., Humanities Professor of Chinese, Brigham Young University

Volume II of David B. Honey’s comprehensive history of Chinese thought covers a vital 500-year stretch in China’s history, from national unification in 221 BCE to the first post-imperial fragmentation into rival northern and southern polities. This volume discusses the reconstitution of the classics after the textual devastation wrought by the policies of the First Emperor of Qin, who destroyed many of them, and their eventual canonization by the crown during the Western Han period.

Market: 
Asia, East Asia, Asian Studies, Asian Civilization, Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Confucius, Qin, Han, Wei, Jin, Liu Xiang, Xu Shen, Zheng Xuan Intellectual History, Education, Pedagogy, Philology
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539615 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of Chinese Classical Scholarship, Volume I, Zhou: Confucius, the Six Classics, and Scholastic Transmission

Author: 

Honey, David B., Humanities Professor of Chinese, Brigham Young University

The first volume of David B. Honey’s comprehensive history of Chinese thought offers a close study of Confucius, that tradition’s proto-classicist. This opening volume examines Confucius traditions that largely formed the views of later classicists, who regarded him as their profession’s patron saint. Honey’s survey begins by examining how these views informed the Chinese classicists’ own identities as textual critics and interpreters, all dedicated to self-cultivation for government service.

Market: 
Asia, East Asia, Asian Studies, Asian Civilization, Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Confucius, Mencius, Xunzi, Intellectual History, Education, Pedagogy
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680539608 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Why Japan Lost World War II

Author: 

Whisker, James B., Professor Emeritus of Political Science, West Virginia University; John R. Coe, Parkersburg, West Virginia Schools (retired)

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and other Western positions in the Asia-Pacific World in December 1941, it was unprepared to go to war with the United States and the Western Democracies generally and even realized it could not win. Its navy and air force were impressive, and its army could battle impressively against China, but Japanese small arms were terrible. Japan’s tanks could not compete with their opposite numbers. The Empire’s logistical base was undeveloped for modern warfare. While the Allies could produce large numbers of trained pilots, Japan produced very few.

Market: 
Political Science, Asia, Pacific, Japan, American Studies, Japanese Empire, 20th Century Studies, World War II, War Studies, Pacific War, Military Science
Release Date: 
July 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539479 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Predicting Gender Violence in India: A Counterintuitive Theoretical Approach (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Vasudevan, Shritha K., University of Florida

In this provocative new book, Shritha Vasudevan argues that feminist international relations (IR) theory has inadvertently resulted in a biased worldview, the very opposite of what feminist IR set out to try to rectify. This book contests theoretical presumptions of Western feminist IR and attempts to reformulate it in contexts of non-Western cultures. Vasudevan deftly utilizes the theoretical constructs of IR to explore the ramifications for India.

Market: 
International Relations, Political Science, Asian Studies, Women’s Studies, International Relations Theory, India, Gender-Based Violence, International Law, Subaltern Studies, Identity Politics
Release Date: 
May 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680530926 Hardcover
Price: 
$159.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
334
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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