New and Recent M.E. Sharpe Titles

Asian Studies

  • The Other Sylvia Plath

    1st Edition

    By Tracy Brain

    Despite being widely studied on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses the writing of Sylvia Plath has been relatively neglected in relation to the attention given to her life and what drove her to suicide. Tracy Brain aims to remedy this by introducing completely new approaches to Plath's…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14
    Longman Studies In Twentieth Century Literature

  • Ancient China

    A History, 1st Edition

    By John S. Major, Constance A. Cook

    Ancient China: A History surveys the East Asian Heartland Region – the geographical area that eventually became known as China – from the Neolithic period through the Bronze Age, to the early imperial era of Qin and Han, up to the threshold of the medieval period in the third century CE. For most…

    Paperback – 2016-09-16

  • Contemporary Chinese Fiction Writers

    Biography, Bibliography, and Critical Assessment, 1st Edition

    By Laifong Leung

    In the years since the death of Mao Zedong, interest in Chinese writers and Chinese literature has risen significantly in the West. In 2000, Gao Xingjian became the first Chinese writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature followed by Mo Yan in 2012, and writers such as Ha Jin and Da Sijie…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17

  • Understanding Assessment

    Purposes, Perceptions, Practice, 1st Edition

    By David Lambert, David Lines

    This is the first title in this new series, which is aimed principally at secondary PGCE and BAEd students and school- and HEI-based tutors.Each book provides a digest of the central issues around a particular topic or issues, grounded in or supported by examples of good practice, with suggestions…

    Hardback – 2016-04-24

  • Paradoxes of Post-Mao Rural Reform

    Initial Steps toward a New Chinese Countryside, 1976-1981, 1st Edition

    By Frederick C. Teiwes, Warren Sun

    The decollectivization of Chinese agriculture in the early post-Mao period is widely recognized as a critical part of the overall reform program. But the political process leading to this outcome is poorly understood. A number of approaches have dominated the existing literature: 1) a power/policy…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11

  • Mao's Road to Power

    Revolutionary Writings: Volume VIII, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stuart Schram, Timothy Cheek, Roderick MacFarquhar

    This eighth volume covers the period 1942 to 1945 when Mao asserted his status as the incarnation and symbol of the Chinese Revolution and the sinification of Marxism-Leninism.…

    Hardback – 2015-08-17

  • Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping

    Renaissance, Reform, or Retrogression?, 1st Edition

    By Willy Wo-Lap Lam

    Renowned for his coverage of China's elite politics and leadership transitions, veteran Sinologist Willy Lam has produced the first book-length study in English of the rise of Xi Jinping--General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since November 2012. With rare insight, Lam describes…

    Paperback – 2015-03-18

  • Voices of East Asia

    Essential Readings from Antiquity to the Present, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Childs, Nancy Hope

    Voices of East Asia provides significant yet accessible readings in translation chosen to stimulate interest in the long and rich cultural history of East Asia, the countries of China, Japan, and Korea. The readings range from ancient to modern, elite to popular, and include poetry, stories, essays…

    Paperback – 2015-03-18

  • Foreign Policy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

    The Difficult Road to Western Integration, 1918-1920, 1st Edition

    By Jamil Hasanli

    As revolution swept over Russia and empires collapsed in the final days of World War I, Azerbaijan and neighbouring Georgia and Armenia proclaimed their independence in May 1918. During the ensuing two years of struggle for independence, military endgames, and treaty negotiations, the diplomatic…

    Paperback – 2014-09-30
    Studies of Central Asia and the Caucasus

  • Voices of Southeast Asia

    Essential Readings from Antiquity to the Present, 1st Edition

    By George Dutton

    Spanning more than a millennium, this anthology gathers literary sources from across the entire region of Southeast Asia. Its 24 selections derive from a variety of genres and reflect the diverse range of cultural influences the region has experienced. The literary excerpts illustrate the impact of…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30

  • The Dragon and the Eagle

    The Rise and Fall of the Chinese and Roman Empires, 1st Edition

    By Sunny Auyang

    This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two…

    Paperback – 2014-04-04

  • South Asia in the World: An Introduction

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Susan S Wadley

    This first book in the new Foundations in Global Studies series offers a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to South Asia. The variations in social, cultural, economic, and political life in this diverse and complex region are explored within the context of the globalising forces…

    Paperback – 2014-03-30
    Foundations in Global Studies

  • Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women, Volume II

    Tang Through Ming 618 - 1644, 1st Edition

    By Lily Xiao Hong Lee, Sue Wiles

    This volume of the Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women completes the four-volume project and contains more than 400 biographies of women active in the Tang through Ming dynasties (618-1644). Many of the entries are the result of original research and provide the only substantial information on…

    Hardback – 2014-03-01

  • Beijing's Power and China's Borders

    Twenty Neighbors in Asia, 1st Edition

    By Bruce Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, Clive Schofield

    China shares borders with 20 other countries. Each of these neighbors has its own national interests, and in some cases, these include territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims in places that China also claims. Most of these 20 countries have had a history of border conflicts with China; some…

    Paperback – 2012-10-01

  • Voices of South Asia

    Essential Readings from Antiquity to the Present, 1st Edition

    By Patrick Peebles

    An ideal supplement for any course treating the history or culture of South Asia, this collection offers a cross-section of South Asia's ancient and modern classics of thought and expression. It includes a unique mix of poetry, novels, drama, and political and philosophical treatises, each…

    Paperback – 2012-03-15

  • Ideas and Art in Asian Civilizations: India, China and Japan

    India, China and Japan, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth R. Stunkel

    This work covers topics related to the exercise of influence by individuals and groups within organizations. It includes an introductory group of articles dealing with the nature of influence processes and power.…

    Paperback – 2011-12-15

  • Portraits of Old Russia

    Imagined Lives of Ordinary People, 1300-1745, 1st Edition

    By Donald Ostrowski, Marshall T. Poe

    This book introduces readers to a little-known place and time in world history – early modern Russia, from its beginnings as Muscovy, in the fourteenth century, through the reign of Peter I (1689-1725) – by portraying the lives of representative individuals from the major levels of the society of…

    Paperback – 2011-05-15

  • More Stories by Japanese Women Writers: An Anthology

    An Anthology, 1st Edition

    By Kyoko Siden

    This anthology introduces sixteen modern Japanese women writers spanning a century in time and a wide range of life circumstances and literary styles. No other collection offers usch a diversity of women's voices…

    Paperback – 2011-03-15

  • Azerbaijan Since Independence

    1st Edition

    By Svante E. Cornell

    Azerbaijan, a small post-Soviet republic located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, has outsized importance becaus of its strategic location at the corssroads of Europe and Asia, its oil resources, and…

    Hardback – 2011-01-15
    Studies of Central Asia and the Caucasus

  • The Soviet Colossus

    History and Aftermath, 7th Edition

    By Michael G. Kort

    The twentieth century was not kind to Russia. Despite its great potential and remarkable achievements, the country also bore the weight of two world wars, a revolution and civil war, totalitarian tyranny, famine and ecological destruction, economic ruin, and imperial decline. Will Russia ever be…

    Paperback – 2010-04-15

  • Manchurian Railways and the Opening of China: An International History

    An International History, 1st Edition

    By Bruce Elleman, Stephen Kotkin

    The railways of Manchuria offer an intriguing vantage point for an international history of northeast Asia. Before the completion of the Trans-Siberian railway in 1916, the only rail route from the Imperial Russian capital of St. Petersburg to the Pacific port of Vladivostok transited Manchuria. A…

    Paperback – 2010-02-15