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Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 08:24:23 -0400


Dear Friends and Authors,

I recently launched two new book series at Rowman & Littlefied that explore macro and micro approaches to social change. These are a series on "World Social Change," which includes but is by no means limited to a strong Asia focus, and "Asian Voices." A brief description of their scope, and illustrations of recent and forthcoming titles, follows.

I hope that this information will be of interest to you, and I would welcome proposals from you concerning your own prospective books.


World Social Change

This series examines large-scale, long-term social change in the modern world. Focusing especially on the intersection of political economy, conflict, and social movements, authors in the series will utilize both micro- and macro-approaches. Books will explore multiple challenges and transformations facing national, regional, and global structures, hierarchies of inequality, and dominant social and cultural values.


New and forthcoming titles:

1. Anita Chan, Ben Kerkvliet and Jonathan Unger, eds. Transforming Asian Socialism. China and Vietnam Compared.* (published)

2. Feng Chongyi and David Goodman, eds., North China at War.* (published)

3. Caglar Keyder, ed., Istanbul . The Making of a Global City.* (published)

4. Hy Van Luong, ed., Vietnamese Society.*

5. David Goodman, Social and Political Change in Revolutionary China


6. Richard Tanter, Mark Selden and Stephen R. Shalom, eds., Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers: East Timor, Indonesia and the World Community (in press).*

Other forthcoming works by Scott Barmé, Uradyn Bulag, Woei Lien Chong, Peter Ho, and more.


Asian Voices

Introducing compelling and rarely heard voices, this series will center on biography, autobiography, memoir, and reportage by and about Asian and Pacific peoples. Readers will find contemporary women and men, ethnic minorities, farmers and fisherfolk, workers, migrants, the new rich and the dispossessed, writers, artists, intellectuals, politicians and prophets, iconoclasts, and activists. These are individuals who are shaping and/or resisting the outcomes of intense social change-local, regional, and global. The humanity and diversity of these distinctive voices and experiences will appeal to students and scholars with interests ranging from area studies to gender, the environment, human rights, and social movements.

1. Herbert Batt, Tales of Tibet: Incarnate Lamas, Sky Burials, and Wind Horses (in press).*

2. Rosa Maria Henson, Comfort Woman. A Filipina's Story of Prostitution and Slavery Under the Japanese Military. (pub. 1999). Introd. Yuki TANAKA (published).*

3. OIWA Keibo, Out to the Mythological Sea: The Life of a Minamata Fisherman, Tr. by Karen Colligan-Taylor.*

4. SUH Sung, Unbroken Spirit: Nineteen Years in the South Korean Gulag. Tr. Jean Inglis. Introd. David McCann (in press).*

5. Vasant Moon, Growing Up Untouchable. An Indian Autobiography. Tr. Gail Omvedt. Introd. Eleanor Zelliot (in press).*

6. Sodei Rinjiro, Dear General MacArthur: Letters from Japanese Citizens. Foreword John Dower (in press).*

7. Richard Minear , Japan 's History Wars: One Man's Odyssey (in press).*

8. Gloria Davies, Voicing Concerns: Contemporary Chinese Critical Inquiry (in press).*

Forthcoming works by Matt Allen, Woei Lien Chong, Josephine Khu, and Patricia Sieberamong others.


Routledge: Asia 's Transformations

Yarong Jiang and David Ashley, Mao's Children in the New China . Voices From the Red Guard Generation. Introd. Stanley Rosen.*

Michael Molasky, The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa . Literature and Memory.

Tak-Wing Ngo, ed., Hong Kong 's History. State and Society Under Colonial Rule.*

Elizabeth Perry and Mark Selden, eds., Chinese Society. Change, Conflict and Resistance.*

Sonia Ryang, ed., Koreans in Japan . Critical Voices From the Margin.

Carl Trocki, Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy. A Study of the Asian Opium Trade 1750-1950.*

Peter Van Ness, ed., Debating Human Rights. Critical Essays From the United States and Asia. *


Work in progress includes mini-series on Asia 's global cities and on contemporary Asian societies. Forthcoming volumes by Tomoko Akami, Adrian Buzo, Bruce Dickson, Yuki Tanaka, Nicholas Tarling, Haiping Yan, and Peter Zarrow among others.

M.E. Sharpe: Asia and the Pacific

Cao Changching and James Seymour, eds., Tibet Through Dissident Chinese Eyes.

Edward Friedman and Barrett McCormick, eds., What if China Does'nt Democratize?

Implications for War and Peace.*

Laura Hein and Mark Selden, eds., Censoring History. Citizenship and Memory in Japan , Germany and the United States.*

Hua Lan and Vanessa Fong, eds., Women in Republican China . A Sourcebook. Introd. Christina Gilmartin,*

Greg O'Leary, ed., Adjusting to Capitalism. Chinese Workers and the State.

Yok-shiu Lee and Alvin So, eds., Asia 's Environmental Movements. Comparative Perspectives.*

Xiaobo Lu and Elizabeth Perry, eds., Danwei. The Changing Chinese Workplace in Historical and Comparative Perspective.*

Gavan McCormack, The Emptiness of Japanese Affluence. Introd. Norma Field (2nd edition in press)*

Tessa Morris-Suzuki. Reinventing Japan . Time, Space, Nation.*

James Seymour and Richard Anderson, New Ghosts Old Ghosts. Prisons and Labor Reform Camps in China .

Eduard Vermeer, Frank Pieke, and Woei Lien Chong, eds., Cooperative and Collective in China 's Rural Development. Between State and Private Interests.*

Wang Shaoguang and Hu Angang, The Political Economy of Uneven Development. The Case of China. *

Yan Haiping, ed., Theatre and Society. An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama.*

David Zweig, Freeing China 's Farmers. Rural Restructuring in the Reform Era.*

Forthcoming volumes by René Barendse, Lucien Bianco, Anita Chan, Elizabeth Perry, and Carl Riskin.

*Available in paperback.


Mark Selden

Binghamton and Cornell Universities