East Asia Faculty Publications
Posted: September 21, 2006
Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang published Literary Culture in Taiwan: Martial Law to Market Law (Columbia University Press). The book deals with the sociopolitical context of literary production in contemporary Taiwan.
Patricia Maclachlan co-edited a book with Sheldon Garon, entitled The Ambivalent Consumer: Questioning Consumption in East Asia and the West (New York: Cornell University Press, 2006). This collection of essays by historians and social scientists explores how different cultures have reacted to and, in some cases, resisted, acquisitive approaches to consumption. Patricia Maclachlan contributes a chapter on consumer attitudes toward genetically- modified foods in Japan, Britain, and the United States.
Mark Metzler recently published Lever of Empire: The International Gold Standard and the Crisis of Liberalism in Prewar Japan (University of California Press, Berkeley). Lever of Empire explores global monetary dynamics via the story of the self-destruction of Japan's pro-Western liberal order in 1931.
John Traphagan edited Wearing Cultural Syles in Japan: Concepts of Tradition and Modernity in Practice (State University of New York Press).