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Challenge to China: How Taiwan Abolished Its Version of Re-Education Through Labor
Challenge to China: How Taiwan Abolished Its Version of Re-Education Through Labor

Challenge to China draws attention to an underappreciated aspect of legal reforms in Taiwan: its 2009 abolition of labor camps for liumang, very loosely translated as “hooligans,” and asks how Taiwan’s experience might be relevant to its giant neighbor across the Taiwan Strait.

$6.99$34.95
This Is Islam
This Is Islam

his Is Islam: From Muhammad and the Community of Believers to Islam in the Global Community presents a lively introduction to a religion that has a dramatic history and plays a crucial role in the world today. Written by Professor Jamal Elias of the University of Pennsylvania, the book also includes a Teacher’s Preface by Katherine L. Saffle, Heritage Hall Upper School.

$9.95$29.99
This Is China: The First 5,000 Years (1st edition, Yuan)
This Is China: The First 5,000 Years (1st edition, Yuan)

This Is China: The First 5,000 Years contains, in brief, everything we need to know about 5,000 years of history, 30 years of “opening,” and a future that promises to shape the 21st century for all of us.

$9.95$29.95
This Is America: A Short History of the United States
This Is America: A Short History of the United States

This Is America: A Short History of the United States offers a unique guide to the United States of America, a nation that in recent history has been the most affluent, influential, and powerful on Earth, known for innovation as well as for its belief in its own “exceptionalism.” This book will give US citizens and people elsewhere a more nuanced view of the “beautiful country.”

$9.99$29.95
This Is China: The First 5,000 Years (2nd edition, Brown)
This Is China: The First 5,000 Years (2nd edition, Brown)

In this revised and updated edition, China expert Kerry Brown provides insightful answers to today’s questions about the world’s newest superpower. Beyond that, This Is China provides an engaging historical and cultural overview, as a framework for understanding China’s meteoric rise and the complex challenges of the post-COVID-19 world. With all this in little more than 100 pages, This Is China is the shortest expert-written introduction to both historic and contemporary China. Listen to the podcast.

$9.99$29.95
Asian Cuisines: Food Culture from East Asia to Turkey and Afghanistan
Asian Cuisines: Food Culture from East Asia to Turkey and Afghanistan

Asian Cuisines: Food Culture and History of Asia from Japan and China to Afghanistan and Turkey (A Berkshire Essential) is a compilation of expert-written articles on national and regional cuisines as well as agriculture, important foodstuffs, and social and economic issues throughout the world’s largest and most diverse continent.

$12.99$39.95
Jane Austen's Irony: Defense and Discovery
Jane Austen's Irony: Defense and Discovery

Discover the surprising truths behind Jane Austen’s novels and how they continue to challenge societal norms. In Jane Austen’s Irony: Defense and Discovery, Marvin Mudrick delves into Austen’s use of irony and how it exposes the flaws of society. This book will open your eyes to the genius of Austen’s writing and how it still resonates in today’s world.

$14.99$24.95
Finance and Investment for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Finance and Investment for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

Finance and Investment for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, explores how a green economy can be created and sustained – using sustainability in both the environmental and financial sense of the word.

$24.95
Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Nobody Here But Us Chickens

The man the Village Voice called “the Mickey Spillane of Belles Lettres” and the Washington Post called a “literary curmudgeon, randy iconoclast, and a delight” outdoes himself in his fifth book, an outrageous and virtuoso display of literary and historical portraiture.

$24.95
Books Are Not Life But Then What Is?
Books Are Not Life But Then What Is?

A collection such as Books Are Not Life, But Then What Is? is an invitation to meet some of them. We meet heroes and monsters and plenty of people in between: Chaucer, Pepys, Rochester, Boswell, Jane Austen (and Anne Elliot), Dickens (and Pecksniff), Pushkin, Tolstoy, Kafka, Edmund Wilson, and many other novelists, scholars, and critics.

$24.95
On Culture and Literature
On Culture and Literature

In On Culture and Literature Marvin Mudrick explores the work of major figures in a wide range of fields: literature, political and musical criticism, autobiography, the novel and science.

$24.95
This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity (AP World History Edition)
This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity (AP World History Edition)

Prize-winning historian David Christian takes us on a fascinating journey, telling the story of the universe and history of humanity in only 102 pages. We start with the Big Bang, move on to the earliest era of human foragers, then learn about to the invention of agriculture and the spread of humans around the world. We finally arrive in the twenty-first century, the Anthropocene epoch. This popular book, now in its sixth printing, was designed for students and also includes an appendix about AP World History Teacher’s Guide by Bob Bain and Lauren McArthur Harris.. There are numerous “Thought Experiments” guaranteed to spark discussion about the past, present, and future. Welcome to This Fleeting World.

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$29.95
Invisible Poets: Afro-Americans of the Nineteenth Century
Invisible Poets: Afro-Americans of the Nineteenth Century

Sherman’s Invisible Poets pioneered in the rediscovery of nineteenth-century Afro-American literature. Black poets of that century not only were invisible: they were also forced to publish ‘mute’ texts, texts doomed not to be read because of the pervasive racism in American society. Sherman’s work of literary resurrection is a signal achievement, combining deft historical detective work with a subtle critical sensibility.

— Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard

The Berkshire Edition includes a foreword by Jaki Shelton Green, 9th Poet Laureate of North Carolina.

Invisible Poets: Afro-Americans of the Nineteenth Century brings into view over 130 other Black men and women who published poetry in America during the century between Phillis Wheatley and Paul Laurence Dunbar. In spite of their impressive achievements, these poets’ works have been out of print, their few biographies incomplete and unreliable, and criticism of their poetry rare and often biased. The author, Joan R. Sherman, was ahead of her time in seeking “to strip myth and misinformation from their lives and to offer the most accurate biographies and bibliographies obtainable after a century of neglect.” In the only comprehensive and realistic appraisal of their contributions to American literature, Sherman intensively studies twenty-six representative poets of the nineteenth century, analyzing their poetry and providing the first significant profiles of their extraordinary life experiences. About three dozen other poets also receive attention. Their work, which ranges from “militant, race-proud jeremiads to sentimental nature and love lyrics,” faithfully conforms to nineteenth-century poetic standards. At the same time, it reflects the changing American political and cultural scene and provides an invaluable record of over a hundred years of Black experience as articulated by sensitive and talented American writers.

$29.95$79.95
Africa in World History: a Berkshire Essential
Africa in World History: a Berkshire Essential

Africa in World History, a Berkshire Essential, stresses Africa’s interrelatedness to other regions and cultures, from early trade routes, the arrival of Christianity and Islam, and the ramifications of colonialism to contemporary issues such as HIV/AIDS and apartheid that have thwarted Africa’s efforts to establish unity.

$39.95
Big History: a Berkshire Essential
Big History: a Berkshire Essential

Big History, a Berkshire Essential, places the history of humanity and the Earth in the largest of contexts – that of the universe. Its interdisciplinary approach draws from diverse fields including archaeology, paleoanthropology, astronomy, and biology, and raises new questions about the future of our species and its relationship to the biosphere.

$39.95
Religion and Belief Systems in World History: a Berkshire Essential
Religion and Belief Systems in World History: a Berkshire Essential

Religion and Belief Systems in World History, a Berkshire Essential, explores humanity’s desire for spiritual sustenance in prehistory. Based on archaeological evidence of gravesites dating to over 70,000 years ago, many neuroscientists believe humans are hard-wired to seek meaning through rites and ceremonies, myth and symbols, ideas and behaviors.

$39.95
World Environmental History: a Berkshire Essential
World Environmental History: a Berkshire Essential

World Environmental History, a Berkshire Essential, explores how the biosphere is affected by human interventions such as climate change, deforestation, waste management, water and wind energy, population growth, and urbanization.

$39.95
Environmental Law and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Environmental Law and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

Environmental Law and Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, introduces environmental regulations and agreements from around the world, with a focus on those with the most potential for international impact.

$39.95$49.95
Ecosystem Services for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Ecosystem Services for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

In Ecosystem Services for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, environmental scientists and ethicists explore the variety of benefits that ecosystems provide. The articles are written for the general reader interested in learning how nature provides for humankind, and how humankind can protect those valuable natural resources.

$39.95
Business Strategies and Management for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Business Strategies and Management for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

Business Strategies and Management for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, explores how a green economy can be created and sustained. Articles cover a wide variety of topics including “greenwashing,” local economies, and corporate social responsibility.

$39.95
Energy Industries and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Energy Industries and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

Energy Industries and Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, covers the exploitation of energy resources—such as coal, petroleum, and wood—and the innovations that may provide the energy we need for a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable future.

$39.95
Religion and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Religion and Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

Religion and Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, explores the ties between humans and their environment across a wide range of perspectives: from Buddhism, Bahai, Hinduism, and Daoism to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, as well as those of indigenous traditions around the world.

$39.95
Natural Resources for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential
Natural Resources for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

Natural Resources for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, includes thirty-two articles covering the nature, extraction, and uses of today’s most important natural resources, concerns, and management approaches.

$39.95
The Man in the Machine
The Man in the Machine

The Man in the Machine consists of new assessments of major writers and critics by the author of whose last book Roger Sale wrote: “T. S. Eliot was not so good a reviewer as Marvin Mudrick is.”

$39.95
Mudrick Transcribed
Mudrick Transcribed

Mudrick Transcribed contains riveting and comical dialogue from transcripts made in the early 1980s of Marvin Mudrick’s classes and talks. “A one-man commando squad and independent operator, Marvin Mudrick was the most maverick literary critic of his time and ours—ferocious, funny, and fearlessly honest,” says James Wolcott of Vanity Fair.

$49.95
Education in China: Educational History, Models, and Initiatives
Education in China: Educational History, Models, and Initiatives

Education in China, a Berkshire Essential, provides unique coverage about learning at all levels. China has the largest higher-education system in the world, and the Chinese are known worldwide as top students and scholars.

$59.00$129.00
Art in World History: a Berkshire Essential
Art in World History: a Berkshire Essential

Art in World History, a Berkshire Essential, put readers in touch with art from the Paleolithic period and the millennium-long heyday of porcelain, to performance art of the postmodernist world.

$59.95
World History Teaching in Asia: A Comparative Survey
World History Teaching in Asia: A Comparative Survey

World History Teaching in Asia is the first broad survey of the content and approaches used to teach world history in secondary schools and colleges in Asia.

$59.95$129.95
Berkshire Essentials: The Internet in China: Cultural, Political, and Social Dimensions (1980s-2000s)
The Internet in China: Cultural, Political, and Social Dimensions (1980s-2000s)

The Internet in China, a Berkshire Essential, provides much-needed context and historical background for the technological development that is transforming Chinese society and creating new conflicts and new opportunities.

$89.00$129.00
Encyclopedia of Homelessness:
Encyclopedia of Homelessness

The Encyclopedia of Homelessness is the first systematic effort to organize and summarize what we know about this complex topic that impacts not only the homeless but all of society.

$400.00
Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment
Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment

The four-volume Encyclopedia of Crime & Punishment is the definitive reference source on crime, criminal justice, police science, and related topics.

$800.00
Encyclopedia of Leadership
Encyclopedia of Leadership

The Encyclopedia of Leadership is a comprehensive guide to what is known – and what truly matters – about leadership as part of the human experience across time and cultures, and in the lives of those in positions of leadership in corporations and state houses, schools and churches, and nonprofit organizations.

$800.00

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