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Jeff E. Long

A cultural history of writer and literary critic Hayashi Fusa's (1903–75) tenkō experience, Stories from the Samurai Fringe examines Hayashi's tenkō (ideological conversion) through a close…

East Asia Program

Mary E. McCoy

Successful transitions to enduring democracy are both difficult and rare. In Scandal and Democracy, Mary E.

Southeast Asia Program

Takako Lento

Editor and Translator: Takako Lento 

East Asia Program


Editor: Michael J. Pettid

East Asia Program

South Asia Program

The 2019 Bulletin features many original articles, on the Varanasi archives, water management in Tamil Nadu, the Jim Gair collection, study abroad programs in India, and more.

South Asia Program

Morio Kita

Translator: Masako Inamoto

East Asia Program

Annelise Riles

In Financial Citizenship, Annelise Riles explores the necessity of understanding the purposes, roles, and challenges of central banks and of financial governance more generally.

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Xiaojia Hou

This is the first monograph in English on how China's agricultural collectivization began.

East Asia Program

Glynne Walley

Good Dogs explores the intersection of didacticism, Chinese vernacular scholarship, social criticism, and commercial storytelling in late Tokugawa Japan through an…

East Asia Program

Andreu Sola-Martin

In the face of recurrent episodes of election violence since multiparty elections were widely introduced across sub-Saharan Africa in the 1990s, practitioners and scholars have worked to draw…

Institute for African Development