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The Battle for FortuneState-Led Development, Personhood, and Power among Tibetans in China

The Battle for Fortune: State-Led Development, Personhood, and Power among Tibetans in China

Charlene Makley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501719646
eISBN:
9781501719653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719646.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on long-term fieldwork in a rural Tibetan region in China’s northwest (2002-13), The Battle for Fortune is an ethnography of state-local relations among Tibetans marginalized underChina’s Great ... More

Dark Age NunneriesThe Ambiguous Identity of Female Monasticism, 800-1050

Dark Age Nunneries: The Ambiguous Identity of Female Monasticism, 800-1050

Steven Vanderputten

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501715945
eISBN:
9781501715976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715945.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The two-and-a-half centuries between 800 and 1050 are commonly viewed as a 'dark age' in the history of women's monasticism. Dark, in the sense that the realities of life in and around the cloister ... More

Intimate ViolenceAnti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust

Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust

Jeffrey S. Kopstein and Jason Wittenberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501715259
eISBN:
9781501715273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715259.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Why do pogroms occur in some localities and not in others? This book address that age-old question through an examination of a particularly brutal wave of violence that occurred across hundreds of ... More

Mr. X and the PacificGeorge F. Kennan and American Policy in East Asia

Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and American Policy in East Asia

Paul J. Heer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501711145
eISBN:
9781501711169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501711145.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book chronicles and assesses the little-known involvement of US diplomat George F. Kennan—renowned as an expert on the Soviet Union—in US policy toward East Asia, primarily in the early Cold War ... More

Objects of WarThe Material Culture of Conflict and Displacement

Objects of War: The Material Culture of Conflict and Displacement

Leora Auslander and Tara Zahra (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501720079
eISBN:
9781501720086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501720079.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Historians have become increasingly interested in material culture as both a category of analysis and as a teaching tool. What new insights can historians gain about the past by thinking about ... More

Our Frontier Is the WorldThe Boy Scouts in the Age of American Ascendancy

Our Frontier Is the World: The Boy Scouts in the Age of American Ascendancy

Mischa Honeck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501716188
eISBN:
9781501716201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716188.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since its founding more than one hundred years ago, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been a fulcrum in debates over what constitutes proper boyhood and manhood. Although the BSA developed a strong ... More

Realm between EmpiresThe Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815

Realm between Empires: The Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815

Wim Klooster and Gert Oostindie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501705267
eISBN:
9781501719592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705267.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Second Dutch Atlantic was a distinct era in Dutch colonial history, different both from the imperially-minded period from 1620 through 1680 and the years after 1815, in which the Dutch Atlantic ... More

The Shorter Writings

The Shorter Writings

Xenophon

Gregory A. McBrayer (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501718496
eISBN:
9781501718519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501718496.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This volume contains new, literal translations of Xenophon’s eight shorter writings along with interpretive essays on each work: Hiero, or The Skilled Tyrant; Agesilaus; Regime of the Lacedaemonians; ... More

The Teahouse under SocialismThe Decline and Renewal of Public Life in Chengdu, 1950-2000

The Teahouse under Socialism: The Decline and Renewal of Public Life in Chengdu, 1950-2000

Di Wang

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501715488
eISBN:
9781501715556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715488.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores urban public life through the microcosm of the Chengdu teahouse. Like most public spaces, the teahouse was and still is an enduring symbol of Chinese popular culture, stemming back ... More

Traders in MotionIdentities and Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace

Traders in Motion: Identities and Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace

Kirsten W. Endres and Ann Marie Leshkowich (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501719820
eISBN:
9781501721342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719820.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Markets and traders in Vietnam are on the move, literally and figuratively. The chapters in this volume offer rich ethnographic exploration of daily interactions among small-scale traders, suppliers, ... More

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