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  1. Performing Kamishibai

    An Emerging New Literacy for a Global Audience

    By Tara McGowan

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Kamishibai (paper-theater), a Japanese picture-storytelling medium, is gaining global interest as we move from a text-based culture to one that emphasizes multiple semiotic systems and performance. This is the first volume to explore the potential of kamishibai as a dynamic "new" interactive medium...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Israeli Identity

    In Search of a Successor to the Pioneer, Tsabar and Settler

    By Lilly Weissbrod

    This thoroughly researched book reveals the true identity of the modern Israeli. Israelis are unique in having changed their identity three times in only one hundred years. Written in a user-friendly style, the book will appeal to scholars and students of the Middle East....

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Ben-Gurion's Political Struggles, 1963-1967

    A Lion in Winter

    By Zaky Shalom

    An essential insight into this central figure in the modern history of Israel and Zionism. This important new study explores the years that built up to the Six Day War and details the crucial issues and events the world is still grappling with today. This book traces Daniel Ben-Gurion’s...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Cultures of Disaster

    Society and Natural Hazard in the Philippines

    By Greg Bankoff

    In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences....

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Origins of the Boxer War

    A Multinational Study

    By Lanxin Xiang

    This is the first book to provide a panoramic view of the origins of the Boxer War. Comprehensively examining this historical conundrum of the 20th century from a detached perspective, the book is based on ten years of exhaustive research of both unpublished and published materials from all nine...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Open Doors

    Vilhelm Meyer and the Establishment of General Electric in China

    By Christopher Bo Bramsen

    On one level, this is an intriguing account of expat life in Shanghai's International settlement in the early 20th century. On another level is charted the introduction and growth of new western technologies and companies in China. And the backdrop to these stories is early 20th century China...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Migrants and Identity in Japan and Brazil

    The Nikkeijin

    By Daniela de Carvalho

    Economic and social difficulties at the beginning of the 20th century caused many Japanese to emigrate to Brazil. The situation was reversed in the 1980s as a result of economic downturn in Brazil and labour shortages in Japan. This book examines the construction and reconstruction of the ethnic...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Books of Definition in Islamic Philosophy

    The Limits of Words

    By Kiki Kennedy-Day

    Islamic Philosophy has unusual origins. Originally a hybrid of Greek philosophy and early Islamic theology, its technical language consisted of a number of words translated from the Greek. This book studies how Islamic philosophers of the ninth century AD, such as al-Kindi, al-Farabi and Ibn Sina...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Beyond Confucian China

    The Rival Discourses of Kang Youwei and Zhang Binglin

    By Young-tsu Wong

    Young-tsu Wong throws new light on Kang Youwei and Zhang Binglin, both through research on the sources, nature and import of their ideas and through juxtaposing them. The result is a provocative and stimulating analysis of late Qing-early Republican thought. Never before these two rival thinkers...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Political Islam and Governance in Bangladesh

    Edited by Ali Riaz, C. Christine Fair

    The past decade has seen a marked policy focus upon Bangladesh, home to nearly 150 million Muslims; it has attracted the attention of the world due to weak governance and the rising tide of Islamist violence. This book provides a broad-ranging analysis of the growth and impact of "political Islam"...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge