Association for Asian Studies

Though we couldn’t connect with you in-person at the Asian Studies Association conference this year, we would still like to highlight our new books and share our conference discount.

 

We are pleased to offer AAS members a 40% discount with free shipping on all orders placed through June 30. Enter promo code WASH21 at checkout through our website or by calling 1-800-537-5487.

 

Our acquisitions editors are still eager to connect with current and prospective authors about new projects and book proposals. They have been working to transition their usual in-person conference appointments to virtual meetings by phone or Zoom. If you have a project you’d like to discuss, please get in touch with one of our editors:

 

Lorri Hagman, Executive Editor

Asian studies, cultural and environmental anthropology

 

We’ve curated a selection of our new and noteworthy books below, and you can find additional titles here.

New in Asian Studies

Ancient Egypt and Early China

Ancient Egypt and Early China

State, Society, and Culture

Anthony J. Barbieri-Low

$50.00

Hardcover

352 Pages

Sacred Cows and Chicken Manchurian

Sacred Cows and Chicken Manchurian

The Everyday Politics of Eating Meat in India

James Staples, K. Sivaramakrishnan, K. Sivaramakrishnan

$30.00

Paperback

248 Pages

Seeds of Control

Seeds of Control

Japan’s Empire of Forestry in Colonial Korea

David Fedman, Paul S. Sutter, Paul S. Sutter

$40.00

Hardcover

320 Pages

Pure Land in the Making

Pure Land in the Making

Vietnamese Buddhism in the US Gulf South

Allison J. Truitt

$30.00

Paperback

226 Pages

Opening Kailasanatha

Opening Kailasanatha

The Temple in Kanchipuram Revealed in Time and Space

Padma Kaimal

$65.00

Hardcover

288 Pages

The Ends of Kinship

The Ends of Kinship

Connecting Himalayan Lives between Nepal and New York

Sienna R. Craig, Padma Kaimal, K. Sivaramakrishnan, Anand A. Yang

$30.00

Paperback

304 Pages

The Power of the Brush

The Power of the Brush

Epistolary Practices in Chosŏn Korea

Hwisang Cho, Clark W. Sorensen

$30.00

Paperback

290 Pages

The <i>Zuo Tradition / Zuozhuan </i>Reader

The Zuo Tradition / Zuozhuan Reader

Selections from China’s Earliest Narrative History

Stephen Durrant, Wai-yee Li, David Schaberg

$30.00

Paperback

320 Pages

Exile from the Grasslands

Exile from the Grasslands

Tibetan Herders and Chinese Development Projects

Jarmila Ptáčková, Stevan Harrell

$30.00

Paperback

188 Pages

Divine, Demonic, and Disordered

Divine, Demonic, and Disordered

Women without Men in Song Dynasty China

Hsiao-wen Cheng

$30.00

Paperback

244 Pages

Mountains of Blame

Mountains of Blame

Climate and Culpability in the Philippine Uplands

Will Smith, K. Sivaramakrishnan, K. Sivaramakrishnan

$30.00

Paperback

192 Pages

Greening East Asia

Greening East Asia

The Rise of the Eco-developmental State

Ashley Esarey, Mary Alice Haddad, Joanna I. Lewis, Stevan Harrell

$30.00

Paperback

344 Pages

Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand

Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand

Encounters with Buddhist Monks

Brooke Schedneck

$30.00

Paperback

256 Pages

Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India

Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India

Mytheli Sreenivas

$30.00

Paperback

284 Pages

Arranged Companions

Arranged Companions

Marriage and Intimacy in Qing China

Weijing Lu

$30.00

Paperback

264 Pages

Outcaste Bombay

Outcaste Bombay

City Making and the Politics of the Poor

Juned Shaikh, Padma Kaimal, K. Sivaramakrishnan, Anand A. Yang

$30.00

Paperback

242 Pages

South Asian Filmscapes

South Asian Filmscapes

Transregional Encounters

Elora Halim Chowdhury, Esha Niyogi De

$35.00

Paperback

340 Pages

Fir and Empire

Fir and Empire

The Transformation of Forests in Early Modern China

Ian M. Miller, Paul S. Sutter, Paul S. Sutter

$40.00

Hardcover

296 Pages

Further Adventures on the Journey to the West

Further Adventures on the Journey to the West

Master of Silent Whistle Studio, Qiancheng Li, Robert E. Hegel, Qiancheng Li

$30.00

Paperback

278 Pages

Chinese Village Life Today

Chinese Village Life Today

Building Families in an Age of Transition 

Gonçalo Santos

$30.00

Paperback

288 Pages

Healing with Poisons

Healing with Poisons

Potent Medicines in Medieval China

Yan Liu

$30.00

Paperback

280 Pages

The Empress in the Pepper Chamber

The Empress in the Pepper Chamber

Zhao Feiyan in History and Fiction

Olivia Milburn

$30.00

Paperback

248 Pages

The Objectionable Li Zhi

The Objectionable Li Zhi

Fiction, Criticism, and Dissent in Late Ming China

Rivi Handler-Spitz, Pauline C. Lee, Haun Saussy

$30.00

Paperback

296 Pages

The Lady of Linshui Pacifies Demons

The Lady of Linshui Pacifies Demons

A Seventeenth-Century Novel

Kristin Ingrid Fryklund, Mark Edward Lewis, Brigitte Baptandier

$35.00

Paperback

304 Pages

One Left

One Left

A Novel

Kim Soom, Bruce Fulton, Ju-Chan Fulton, Bonnie Oh

$19.95

Paperback

224 Pages

The Peking Gazette in Late Imperial China

The Peking Gazette in Late Imperial China

State News and Political Authority 

Emily Mokros

$30.00

Paperback

280 Pages

Timber and Forestry in Qing China 

Timber and Forestry in Qing China 

Sustaining the Market

Meng Zhang, K. Sivaramakrishnan, K. Sivaramakrishnan

$30.00

Paperback

280 Pages

Bringing Whales Ashore

Bringing Whales Ashore

Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan

Jakobina K. Arch, Paul S. Sutter, Paul S. Sutter

$30.00

Paperback

272 Pages

Peace Corps Volunteers and the Making of Korean Studies in the United States

Peace Corps Volunteers and the Making of Korean Studies in the United States

Seung-kyung Kim, Michael Robinson, Clark W. Sorensen

$45.00

Paperback

266 Pages

The Social Life of Inkstones

The Social Life of Inkstones

Artisans and Scholars in Early Qing China

Dorothy Ko

$35.00

Paperback

336 Pages

Rural Origins, City Lives

Rural Origins, City Lives

Class and Place in Contemporary China

Roberta Zavoretti

$30.00

Paperback

224 Pages

The Edge of Knowing

The Edge of Knowing

Dreams, History, and Realism in Modern Chinese Literature

Roy Bing Chan

$30.00

Paperback

233 Pages