IEAS Book Series: New Perspectives on Asia

The IEAS book program series "New Perspectives on Asia" features authors of recent books that offer fresh views and innovative analyses of issues relevant to students of Asia.

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March 7, 2012

Meg Wesling, Empire's Proxy: American Literature and U.S. Imperialism in the Philipines

January 25, 2012

Wayne Patterson, In the Service of His Korean Majesty: William Nelson Lovatt, the Pusan Customs,and Sino-Korean Relations, 1876-1888

January 18, 2012

Roselyn Hsueh, China's Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization

May 4, 2011

Eleana Kim,, Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging

March 16, 2011

Ellis S. Krauss, The Rise and Fall of Japan's LDP

March 2, 2011

Tuong Vu, Paths to Development in Asia: South Korea, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia

February 23, 2011

Tiantian Zheng, Red Lights: The Lives of Sex Workers in Postsocialist China

February 16, 2011

Joseph W. Esherick, Ancestral Leaves

February 09, 2011

Thomas S. Mullaney, Coming to Terms with the Nation: Ethnic Classification in Modern China

January 31, 2011

John Burgess, Stories in Stone: The Sdok Kok Thom Inscription and the Enigma of Khmer History

January 19, 2011

Aihwa Ong, Asian Biotech: Ethics and Communities of Fate

December 1, 2010

Yiyun Li, News and Stories from China

November 10, 2010

Susan Morgan, Bombay Anna: The Real Story and Remarkable Adventures of the King and I Governess

October 20, 2010

Dana Buntrock, Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Tradition and Today

October 13, 2010

Janice C. H. Kim, The Flowers of Japanese-Korean Unity: The Female Labor Volunteer Corps, 1937-1945

September 22, 2010

George T. Yu and Lowell Dittmer, China, the Developing World, and the New Global Dynamic

September 1, 2010

You-tien Hsing, The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China

April 21, 2010

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know

April 7, 2010

Arjia Rinpoche, Surviving the Dragon: A Tibetan Lama's Life Under Chinese Rule

March 17, 2010

Jake Adelstein, Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan

March 3, 2010

John Holt, Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture

February 10, 2010

B.R. Myers, The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

January 27, 2010

David Johnson, Spectacle and Sacrifice: The Ritual Foundations of Village Life in North China

November 4, 2009

JaHyun Kim Haboush, Epistolary Korea: Letters in the Communicative Space of the Choson, 1392-1910

October 28, 2009

Justin McDaniel, Beyond Exams and Universities: Alternative Histories of Buddhist Monastic Education in Thailand

October 6, 2009

Lynne Joiner, Honorable Survivor: Mao's China, McCarthy's America, and the Persecution of John S. Service

September 2, 2009

Huang Xiang, A Lifetime is a Promise to Keep: Artistic Expression and Resistance in the work of Huang Xiang

March 18, 2009

Sara L. Friedman, The Politics of Intimacy in China

March 3, 2009

Kevin O'Brien, Popular Protest in China

February 25, 2009

Raquel A.G. Reyes, Love, Passion, and Patriotism: Sexuality and the Philippines Propaganda Movement, 1882-1892

February 4, 2009

Robert Scalapino, From Leavenworth to Lhasa: Living in a Revolutionary Era

December 3, 2008

Jeffrey Hadler, Negotiating Islam and "Matriarchy" in Indonesia

October 29, 2008

Michael Szonyi, Cold War Island: Quemoy on the Front Line

October 8, 2008

Kirk Larsen, Tradition, Treaties, and Trade: Qing Imperialism and Chosôn Korea, 1850 - 1910

September 10, 2008

Patricia Graham, Veneration and Imagery of Buddhist "Saints" in Japan from 1700 - Present

September 3, 2008

Wen-hsin Yeh, Shanghai Splendor: Economic Sentiments and the Making of Modern China, 1843 - 1949

April 9, 2008

Deborah Rudolph, Impressions of the East: Treasures from the C.V. Starr East Asian Library

March 12, 2008

Vinod Aggarwal and Min Gyo Koo, Asia's New Institutional Architecture: Evolving Structures for Managing Trade, Financial, and Security Relations

February 20, 2008

Penny Edwards, Camboge: The Cultivation of a Nation, 1860-1945

February 6, 2008

Susan Shirk, China: Fragile Superpower

May 8, 2007

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, China's Brave New World - And Other Tales for Global Times

April 24, 2007

Sheridan Prasso, The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls & Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient

April 13, 2007

David Leheny, Think Global, Fear Local: Sex, Violence, and Anxiety in Contemporary Japan

April 6, 2007

Natsuo Kirino, Grotesque

March 20, 2007

Roland Kelts, Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the U.S.

March 2, 2007

Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland, Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform

February 20, 2007

Nathan Hesselink, P'ungmul: South Korean Drumming and Dance

February 8, 2007

John Pomfret, Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China

January 24, 2007

Takahiko Tennichi, The Yomiuri Shimbun, From Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor: Who Was Responsible?

November 7, 2006

Steven K. Vogel, Japan Remodeled: How Government and Industry Are Reforming Japanese Capitalism

September 19, 2006

Michael Zielenziger, Shutting Out the Sun

April 11, 2006

Karl Taro Greenfeld, China Syndrome: The True Story of The 21st Century's First Great Epidemic

March 22, 2006

Kevin J. O'Brien, Rightful Resistance in Rural China

March 9, 2006

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Shujiro Urata (eds), Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific

November 30, 2005

James McGregor, One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China

November 17, 2005

Anne Allison, Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination

November 7, 2005

Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Mao: The Unknown Story

November 2, 2005

Brook Larmer, Operation Yao Ming: The Chinese Sports Empire, American Big Business, and the Making of an NBA Superstar

October 17, 2005

Ma Jian, Stick Out Your Tongue

March 11, 2005

Kishore Mahbubani, Beyond the Age of Innocence - A Worldly View of America

February 24, 2005

Harry Harding, The India-China Relationship: What the United States Needs to Know

November 22, 2004

Gillian Tett, Saving the Sun: How Wall Street Mavericks Shook Up Japan's Financial World and Made Billions

November 19, 2004

Peter Hessler, Migrants' Tales: Life in China's Boomtowns

November 1, 2004

Seth Faison, South of the Clouds: Exploring the Hidden Realms of China

October 20, 2004

Elizabeth Economy, The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future

October 14, 2004

Han Ong, The Disinherited

September 22, 2004

Melissa Brown, Is Taiwan Chinese? The Impact of Culture, Power, and Migration on Changing Identities

May 11, 2004

James Lilley, China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia

April 6, 2004

Ian Johnson, Wild Grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China

April 1, 2004

Bruce Cumings, North Korea, Another Country

March 10, 2004

John Nathan, Japan Unbound