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RA-50047-07
American Research in the Humanities in China (ARHC)
Andrzej Tymowski, American Council of Learned Societies

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Comical Tragedies and Other Polygeneric Shakespeares in Contemporary China and Diasporic Chinese Culture (Book Section)
Title: Comical Tragedies and Other Polygeneric Shakespeares in Contemporary China and Diasporic Chinese Culture
Author: Alexander Huang
Abstract: Comical Tragedies and Other Polygeneric Shakespeares in Contemporary China and Diasporic Chinese Culture
Year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Book Title: Shakespeare and Genre: From Early Modern Inheritances to Postmodern Legacies
ISBN: 978-0230108981

Proliferating Learning: Quanzhen Daoist Activism and Modern Education Reforms in Nanyang (1880s-1940s) (Article)
Title: Proliferating Learning: Quanzhen Daoist Activism and Modern Education Reforms in Nanyang (1880s-1940s)
Author: Xun Liu
Abstract: Proliferating Learning: Quanzhen Daoist Activism and Modern Education Reforms in Nanyang (1880s-1940s)
Year: 2011
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Extrême-Orient Extrême-Occident

The Military Collapse of China's Ming Dynasty, 1618-44 (Book)
Title: The Military Collapse of China's Ming Dynasty, 1618-44
Author: Kenneth Swope
Abstract: This book examines the military collapse of China’s Ming Dynasty to a combination of foreign and domestic foes. The Ming’s defeat was a highly surprising development, not least because as recently as in the 1590s the Ming had managed to defeat a Japanese force considered to be perhaps the most formidable of its day when the latter attempted to subjugate Korea en-route to a planned invasion of China. In contrast to conventional explanations for the Ming’s collapse, which focus upon political and socio-economic factors, this book shows how the military collapse of the Ming state was intimately connected to the deterioration of the personal relationship between the Ming throne and the military establishment that had served as the cornerstone of the Ming military renaissance of the previous decades. Moreover, it examines the broader process of the militarization of late Ming society as a whole to arrive at an understanding of how a state with such tremendous military resources and potential could be defeated by numerically and technologically inferior foes. It concludes with a consideration of the fall of the Ming in light of contemporary conflicts and regime changes around the globe, drawing attention to climatological factors and developments outside state control. Utilizing recently released archival materials, this book adds a much needed piece to the puzzle of the collapse of the Ming Dynasty in China.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/military-collapse-of-chinas-ming-dynasty-1618-44/oclc/457164518&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Secondary URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415449274/
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's website
Publisher: Routledge
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0415449274
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Mourning (Book Section)
Title: Mourning
Author: Everett Zhang
Editor: Didier Fassin
Abstract: A Companion to Moral Anthropology represents the first collective effort to bring together the various currents, approaches, and issues in this emerging field. Fassin and his international group of experts examine the political, religious, and medical components of morals, moralities and ethics. Their research represents a rapidly growing interest in the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. The collection features contributions from Didier Fassin—a doctor and scholar who has pioneered research in the field of moral anthropology. He introduces the genealogical and epistemological issues in a moral anthropology. The distinguished contributors explore the formation of moral facts (including values, virtues, and sentiments); local moralities in various contexts (around piety, poverty, or sexuality); perspectives on historically and culturally situated social worlds (such as religion, science, or finance); and the frontier between moralities and politics (issues such as humanitarianism, punishment, or borders). These original essays engage a dialogue with various disciplines, from moral philosophy to the cognitive sciences. A Companion to Moral Anthropology offers a timely and thought-provoking glimpse into the current state and future directions of an important new discipline of the 21st-century world.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/companion-to-moral-anthropology/oclc/808342218&referer=brief_results
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Book Title: A Companion to Moral Anthropology

Zuo Ren v. Wang Yinsuo: Women, Marriage and State-Making in the Shaan-Gan-Ning Border Region of the 1940s (Article)
Title: Zuo Ren v. Wang Yinsuo: Women, Marriage and State-Making in the Shaan-Gan-Ning Border Region of the 1940s
Author: Xiaoping Cong
Abstract: Following the lead of the divorce case between Zuo Run and Wang Yinsuo in 1942 in Shensi-Sansu-Ningsia Border Region, this paper explores the relationship between women and state institutions in the particular social and cultural environment in that particular area. Through surveying the legal actions adopted by local women, the author maintains that women were a strong and undeniable force in the game play between local society and state power. Their actions changed the national view of females and caused policy adjustment accordingly.
Year: 2009
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Kaifang Shidai (Open Times) (China), October 2009, no. 10


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