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Breaking ThroughEssays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Edward Ricketts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Trailblazing marine biologist, visionary conservationist, deep ecology philosopher, Edward F. Ricketts (1897–1948) has reached legendary status in the California mythos. A true polymath and a thinker ... More

Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles

Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles

Javier Rodriguez-Robles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238183
eISBN:
9780520930001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238183.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading center of herpetological research in the United States. This book offers a brief ... More

Cannibal TalkThe Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Gananath Obeyesekere

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In this re-examination of the notion of cannibalism, the author offers the argument that cannibalism is mostly “cannibal talk,” a discourse on the Other engaged in by both indigenous peoples and ... More

Cartographies of DesireMale-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950

Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950

Gregory Pflugfelder

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520209091
eISBN:
9780520940871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209091.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this study of the mapping and remapping of male-male sexuality over four centuries of Japanese history, the book explores the languages of medicine, law, and popular culture from the seventeenth ... More

Catholic VietnamA Church from Empire to Nation

Catholic Vietnam: A Church from Empire to Nation

Charles Keith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520272477
eISBN:
9780520953826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272477.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This study explores the complex position of the Catholic Church in modern Vietnamese history. It demonstrates how French colonial rule in Indochina allowed for the transformation of Catholic missions ... More

The China MystiquePearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism

The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism

Karen Leong

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244221
eISBN:
9780520938632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244221.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout the history of the United States, images of China have populated the American imagination. Always in flux, these images shift rapidly, as they did during the early decades of the twentieth ... More

China's New NationalismPride, Politics, and Diplomacy

China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy

Peter Hays Gries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232976
eISBN:
9780520931947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232976.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Three American missiles hit the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, and what Americans view as an appalling and tragic mistake, many Chinese see as a “barbaric” and intentional “criminal act,” the latest in ... More

Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New OrderThe Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937-1945

Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New Order: The Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937-1945

Parks Coble

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232686
eISBN:
9780520928299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232686.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the devastating impact of Japan's invasion and occupation of the lower Yangzi on China's emerging modern-business community. Arguing that the war gravely weakened Chinese ... More

Chinese Visions of Family and State, 1915-1953

Chinese Visions of Family and State, 1915-1953

Susan Glosser

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227293
eISBN:
9780520926394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227293.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

At the dawn of the twentieth century, China's sovereignty was fragile at best. In the face of international pressure and domestic upheaval, young urban radicals—desperate for reforms that would save ... More

The City as SubjectSeki Hajime and the Reinvention of Modern Osaka

The City as Subject: Seki Hajime and the Reinvention of Modern Osaka

Jeffrey Hanes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228498
eISBN:
9780520926837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228498.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In exploring the career of Seki Hajime (1873–1935), who served as mayor of Japan's second-largest city, Osaka, this book traces the roots of social progressivism in prewar Japan. Seki, trained as a ... More

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