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Recording State Rites in Words and Images Recording State Rites in Words and Images: Uigwe of Joseon Korea Yi Song-mi

A beautifully illustrated, interdisciplinary look at the ceremonies and protocols of the dynastic court of Joseon Korea

Chinese Espresso Chinese Espresso: Contested Race and Convivial Space in Contemporary Italy Grazia Ting Deng

Why and how local coffee bars in Italy—those distinctively Italian social and cultural spaces—have been increasingly managed by Chinese baristas since the Great Recession of 2008

When the Bombs Stopped When the Bombs Stopped: The Legacy of War in Rural Cambodia Erin Lin

How undetonated bombs from a war that ended more than fifty years ago still affect Cambodian farmers and their land

Words for the Heart Words for the Heart: A Treasury of Emotions from Classical India Maria Heim

A richly diverse collection of classical Indian terms for expressing the many moods and subtleties of emotional experience

The Scythian Empire The Scythian Empire: Central Eurasia and the Birth of the Classical Age from Persia to China Christopher I. Beckwith

A rich, discovery-filled history that tells how a forgotten empire transformed the ancient world

Birds of China Birds of China Liu Yang and Chen Shuihua

A comprehensive, fully illustrated field guide to the birds of China

Yuan Yuan: Chinese Architecture in a Mongol Empire Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

A monumental illustrated survey of the architecture of thirteenth- and fourteenth-century China

The Price of Collapse The Price of Collapse: The Little Ice Age and the Fall of Ming China Timothy Brook

How climate change ushered in the collapse of one of history’s mighty empires

Sacred Language, Vernacular Difference Sacred Language, Vernacular Difference: Global Arabic and Counter-Imperial Literatures Annette Damayanti Lienau

How Arabic influenced the evolution of vernacular literatures and anticolonial thought in Egypt, Indonesia, and Senegal