February 3 marks the New Year for China, Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia, and Tibet, in honor of which Stanford University Press is having a sale on select items from our distinguished Asian Studies list.
Some highlights: You can’t read a newspaper these days without some mention of China, and for good reason. The economy continues to grow, and along with it an ever-expanding gap between the rich and poor. At some point, will China’s citizens say they’ve had enough? In Accepting Authoritarianism and MYTH OF THE SOCIAL VOLCANO, SUP authors Teresa Wright and Martin King Whyte demonstrate why social upheaval isn’t imminent. But that’s not to say that the Chinese, both urban and rural, are content with the status quo, as Yongshun Cai explores in COLLECTIVE RESISTANCE IN CHINA: Why Popular Protests Succeed or Fail. For those less interested in what happens next, and perhaps a bit nostalgic for last year’s World Expo, Marie Claire Bergere’s SHANGHAI: China's Gateway to Modernityprovides readers with a witty and wonderful stroll through the cosmopolitan city’s history. Our limitless books on China give a glimpse –and in many cases, a deep dive – into the myriad issues that make China a country we’ll continue to watch.
With the ongoing North Korean threat, the alliance between the United State and South Korea is more critical than ever. But key differences in the ways each country views the partnership threaten to destabilize it. In ONE ALLIANCE, TWO LENSES: U.S.-Korea Relations in a New EraGi-Wook Shin explores this important bilateral relationship and how to strengthen it.
Two decades ago, Vietnam made the transition to a market economy, which wrought changes at all levels of society. While many Americans think of Vietnam first and foremost as where they’d like to vacation next, some of the most interesting changes taking place are not happening in its hospitality industry, but among its families. RECONFIGURING FAMILIES IN CONTEMPORARY VIETNAMtakes readers into the lives of Vietnamese men and women as they negotiate new challenges of work, HIV/AIDS, reproductive policies, and more.
Be sure to check out our website for more titles: http://www.sup.org/lunarnewyear/. Sale end February 10, 2011.