Book publication: Torsten Weber, Embracing Asia in China and Japan

Dear H-Asia colleagues,

please allow me to draw your attention to the publication of the latest volume in the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series (ed. Akira Iriye and Rana Mitter):

Torsten Weber, Embracing 'Asia' in China and Japan. Asianism Discourse and the Contest for Hegemony, 1912-1933. (Palgrave Macmillan 2018, 407 pages, 8 illustrations).

New Open Access Books: The Encyclopaedia of Informality (Volumes 1 & 2), edited by Alena Ledeneva.

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UCL Press is delighted to announce the publication of a brand new open access book that may be of interest to readers of this list: The Encyclopaedia of Informality (Volumes 1 & 2), edited by Alena Ledeneva.

Download volume 1 free: https://goo.gl/k4UYG2

Member Book Makley The Battle for Fortune: State-led Development, Personhood and Power among Tibetans in China

Greetings all, apologies for cross-posting, but I'm thrilled to share the good news that my new book, The Battle for Fortune: State-led Development, Personhood and Power among Tibetans in China, is coming out with Cornell University Press, and Columbia University's Weatherhead East Asia Institute (2018, 348 pages, ISBN-10: 150171967X). This has been a 15-year process and I thank all my colleagues and friends who helped make this happen.

Book Announcement "Back to the Postindustrial Future:An Ethnography of Germany's Fastest-Shrinking City"

Back to the Postindustrial Future: An Ethnography of Germany's Fastest-Shrinking City, Felix Ringel’s book on the prospects of a former socialist model city in East Germany, is coming out in March!
 
 
Back Cover Description:
How does an urban community come to terms with the loss of its future? The former socialist model city of Hoyerswerda is an extreme case of a declining postindustrial city.

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