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Patriarchs on PaperA Critical History of Medieval Chan Literature

Patriarchs on Paper: A Critical History of Medieval Chan Literature

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284067
eISBN:
9780520959750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284067.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The truth of Chan Buddhism—better known as “Zen”—is regularly said to be beyond language, and yet Chan authors—medieval and modern—produced an enormous quantity of literature over the centuries. To ... More

Living Faithfully in an Unjust WorldCompassionate Care in Russia

Living Faithfully in an Unjust World: Compassionate Care in Russia

Melissa L. Caldwell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520285835
eISBN:
9780520961210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285835.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book examines what it means to be a compassionate, caring person in a place like Russia, which has become a country of stark income inequalities and political restrictions.Through vivid ... More

International Water Scarcity and VariabilityManaging Resource Use Across Political Boundaries

International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use Across Political Boundaries

Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283077
eISBN:
9780520958906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283077.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book provides an interdisciplinary approach for considering international water management under conditions of increased scarcity and variability (both present and future as a result of climate ... More

Lavender and RedLiberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left

Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left

Emily K. Hobson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520279056
eISBN:
9780520965706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279056.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

LGBT activism is often imagined as a self-contained struggle, inspired by but set apart from other social movements. The history of the gay and lesbian left reveals a far different story: a movement ... More

Killing Your NeighborsFriendship and Violence in Northern Kenya and Beyond

Killing Your Neighbors: Friendship and Violence in Northern Kenya and Beyond

Jon D. Holtzman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291911
eISBN:
9780520965515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291911.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

One of the most disturbing spectacles of recent decades has been brutal acts of violence—indeed genocide—between groups who had long lived together in relative peace. In such cases lethal violence is ... More

Finding Women in the StateA Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1964

Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1964

Wang Zheng

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292284
eISBN:
9780520965867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292284.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This first book engendering the PRC high politics narrates a hidden history of socialist state formation in which feminists in the CCP operated in a politics of concealment in order to enact their ... More

MelaniaEarly Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Catherine M. Chin and Caroline T. Schroeder (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The lives of Melania the Elder and Melania the Younger span one of the most important periods of Christian history, reaching from the reign of Constantine through the reign of Theodosius II. They and ... More

Making New Music in Cold War PolandThe Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956-1968

Making New Music in Cold War Poland: The Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956-1968

Lisa Jakelski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292543
eISBN:
9780520966031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292543.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book presents a social analysis of new music dissemination at the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, one of the first and most important venues for East-West cultural ... More

Land of Blue HelmetsThe United Nations and the Arab World

Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World

Karim Makdisi and Vijay Prashad (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520286931
eISBN:
9780520961982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286931.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Born in 1945, the United Nations (UN) came to life in the Arab world. It was there that the UN dealt with early diplomatic challenges that helped shape its institutions such as peacekeeping and ... More

Regulating StyleIntellectual Property Law and the Business of Fashion in Guatemala

Regulating Style: Intellectual Property Law and the Business of Fashion in Guatemala

Kedron Thomas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520290969
eISBN:
9780520964860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290969.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Fashion knock-offs are everywhere. Even in the out-of-the-way markets of highland Guatemala, fake branded clothes offer a cheap, stylish alternative for people who can’t afford high-priced originals. ... More

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