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China’s War on Smuggling: Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State, 1842–1965

by Philip Thai

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China’s War on Smuggling chronicles the vicissitudes of smuggling in modern China—its practice, suppression, and significance—to demonstrate the intimate link between illicit coastal trade and the amplification of state power.”
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Cities for Profit: The Real Estate Turn in Urban Politics

by Gavin Shatkin

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Cities for Profit examines the phenomenon of urban real estate megaprojects in Asia―massive, privately built planned urban developments that have captured the imagination of politicians, policymakers, and citizens across the region.”
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Chang’an Avenue and the Modernization of Chinese Architecture (Chinese Ed.)

by Shuishan Yu

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“In this interdisciplinary narrative, the never-ending “completion” of China’s most important street offers a broad view of the relationship between art and ideology in modern China.”
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Activist Archives: Youth Culture and the Political Past in Indonesia

by Doreen Lee

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“In Activist Archives Doreen Lee tells the origins, experiences, and legacy of the radical Indonesian student movement that helped end the thirty-two-year dictatorship in May 1998.”
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Global Indigeneities and the Environment

by Tom Havens

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“Global Indigeneities and the Environment is a bold experiment in joining two emerging scholarly fields of inquiry, Indigenous Studies and Humanistic Environmental Studies, in a borderless, indeed global, context.”
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The Ethical Foundations of Early Daoism: Zhuangzi’s Unique Moral Vision

by Jung H. Lee

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“Presents a comprehensive study of the normative dimensions of early Daoism in general and the classic text Zhuangzi in particular.”
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Chinese Criminal Trials: A Comprehensive Empirical Inquiry

by Dr. Ni (Phil) He

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“This book provides a unique empirical study of criminal trials in China.  Western observers such as the media, politicians and the legal scholars alike, have rarely had the exposure to the vast majority of the ordinary criminal trials in China.”
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