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Bayanihan and Belonging: Filipinos and Religion in Canada
Bayanihan and Belonging: Filipinos and Religion in Canada
By Alison R. Marshall

Drawing on archival and ethnographic research in Canada and the Philippines from 1880 to 2017, Bayanihan and Belonging aims to understand the role of religion within present-day Filipino Canadian communities.

Available Mar 2018
Ethical Capitalism: Shibusawa Eiichi and Business Leadership in Global Perspective
Ethical Capitalism: Shibusawa Eiichi and Business Leadership in Global Perspective
Edited by Patrick Fridenson and Kikkawa Takeo

Ethical Capitalism is a volume of essays that tackles the thought, work, and legacy of Shibusawa Eiichi.

Published Sep 2017
Score One for the Dancing Girl, and Other Selections from the Kimun ch'onghwa: A Story Collection from Nineteenth-century Korea
Score One for the Dancing Girl, and Other Selections from the Kimun ch'onghwa: A Story Collection from Nineteenth-century Korea
Translated by James Scarth Gale
Edited by Ross King and Si Nae Park.
Annotations by Donguk Kim

Score One for the Dancing Girl presents more than a hundred stories from an early-nineteenth-century collection of yadam stories, the Kimun ch’onghwa (“Compendium of Records of Hearsay”).

Published Oct 2016
Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan
Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan
By Hoi-eun Kim

In Doctors of Empire, Hoi-eun Kim recounts the story of the almost 1,200 Japanese medical students who rushed to German universities to learn cutting-edge knowledge from the world leaders in medicine, and of the dozen German physicians who were invited to Japan to transform the country’s medical institutions and education.

Published Jun 2016
Japanese Society and the Politics of the North Korean Threat
Japanese Society and the Politics of the North Korean Threat
By Seung Hyok Lee

Japanese Society and the Politics of the North Korean Threat explains the dramatic shift in Japanese policy between the North Korean ballistic missile tests of 1998 and 2006.

Published Feb 2016
Engaging China: Myth, Aspiration, and Strategy in Canadian Policy from Trudeau to Harper
Engaging China: Myth, Aspiration, and Strategy in Canadian Policy from Trudeau to Harper
By Paul Evans

Engaging China is a concise account of the evolution and state of the Canadian approach to China, its achievements, disappointments, and current dilemmas.

Published Apr 2014
Opening a Window to the West: The Foreign Concession at Kobe, Japan, 1868-1899
Opening a Window to the West: The Foreign Concession at Kobe, Japan, 1868-1899
By Peter Ennals

The first book-length study of Kōbe’s Foreign Concession, Opening a Window to the West situates Kōbe within the larger pattern of globalization occurring throughout East Asia in the nineteenth century.

Published Dec 2013
Partners and Rivals:  The Uneasy Future of China's Relationship with the United States
Partners and Rivals: The Uneasy Future of China's Relationship with the United States
By Wendy Dobson

Partners and Rivals, the latest book from acclaimed economist Wendy Dobson, examines the central role that China and the United States will play on the global stage in the next half-century.

Published Oct 2013
The Logic of Conformity: Japan's Entry into International Society
The Logic of Conformity: Japan's Entry into International Society
By Tomoko T. Okagaki

A sophisticated and significant contribution to the literature on state building and the history of international relations, The Logic of Conformity is a fascinating study of how the concept of sovereignty is reshaped by the entrance of newcomers.

Published Jul 2013
Tumultuous Decade: Empire, Society, and Diplomacy in 1930s Japan
Tumultuous Decade: Empire, Society, and Diplomacy in 1930s Japan
Edited by Masato Kimura and Tosh Minohara

Featuring an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars, Tumultuous Decade examines Japanese domestic and foreign affairs between 1931 and 1941.

Published Mar 2013