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A Voluntary Exile: Chinese Christianity and Cultural Confluence Since 1552

by Anthony E. Clark

Western missionaries in China often considered themselves “voluntary exiles” in a distant land, while Chinese considered Christians either the demons of imperialism or the angels of modernization. This collection...


America's First Chaplain: The Life and Times of the Reverend Jacob Duch

by Kevin J. Dellape

America’s First Chaplain studies the family background, education, ministerial career, ideology, political activities, exile to England, and return to America of Jacob Duché, Anglican minister of Philadelphia’s...


Women, Gender, and Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Essays in Memory of Betty Rizzo

by Temma Berg & Sonia Kane

This edited collection, a tribute to eighteenth-century scholar Betty Rizzo, builds on her important work on epistolarity, print culture, and women’s relationships in life and literature. Treating topics ranging...


Deciphering Poe: Subtexts, Contexts, Subversive Meanings

by Alexandra Urakova

Deciphering Poe expands the contextual framework of Poe’s work and explores the subversive nature of his art: its use of codes, secret writing, and ratiocination. The essays offer fresh perspectives Poe’s...


Gardens of a Chinese Emperor: Imperial Creations of the Qianlong Era, 1736-1796

by Victoria M. Siu

Qianlong’s Yuanming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness) was a microcosm of his world, with lush plants, artificial mountains and lakes, and colorful buildings. From within these precincts, the emperor ruled...


A Quaker Goes to Spain: The Diplomatic Mission of Anthony Morris, 1813-1816

by H. L. Dufour Woolfley

A Quaker Goes to Spain is a multifaceted historical narrative. It recounts in detail a unique but virtually forgotten U.S. diplomatic initiative during The War of 1812, interwoven with a far more personal account...


Creative Habitat Restoration: Comprehensive Planning, Implementation, and Long-Term Management

by Larry Lodwick

Creative Habitat Restoration provides guidance on the processes of rehabilitating natural systems of plant and animal communities. This book is an extended communication to novices, and entry and mid-level environmental...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances

by John C. Greene

This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin's theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan's becoming...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances

by John C. Greene

This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin's theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan's becoming...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances

by John C. Greene

This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin's theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan's becoming...


Law and Medicine in Revolutionary America: Dissecting the Rush V. Cobbett Trial, 1799

by Linda Myrsiades

This study focuses on two critical figures in late eighteenth-century America—the physician Benjamin Rush and the journalist William Cobbett— as they clashed in one of the most important trials of post-revolutionary...


John Updike's Early Years

by Jack De Bellis

John Updike’s Early Years reveals for the first time the young Updike’s developing personality and precocious creativity. Relying upon interviews with classmates and friends, and offering extensive connections...


Goethe's Faust and Cultural Memory: Comparatist Interfaces

by Lorna Fitzsimmons

This book is an interdisciplinary collection of essays examining Goethe’s Faust and its derivatives in European, North American, and South American cultural contexts. Topics include the authority of the word...


A Protestant Church in Communist China: Moore Memorial Church Shanghai 1949-1989

by John Keating

This book is the first ever case study of a single inner-city church in China, tracing the church’s struggles with the ups and downs of Chinese politics. Concentrating on the little known Mao era and utilising...


Queer Retrosexualities: The Politics of Reparative Return

by Nishant Shahani

Queer Retrosexuality: The Politics of Reparative Return analyzes the cultural, theoretical, and political value of thinking about retrospection in conjunction with queerness. It historically grounds and exemplifies...


Harriet Martineau and the Irish Question: Condition of Post-Famine Ireland

by Deborah Logan

Harriet Martineau and the Irish Question features periodical articles that chart the course of economic and social progress in post-famine Ireland in terms of industry, public works, economy, and agriculture....


Engendered Death: Pennsylvania Women Who Kill

by Joseph W. Laythe

Engendered Death: Pennsylvania Women Who Kill is a historical and interdisciplinary study of women who kill in Pennsylvania from the 18th century to the present. It is not an examination of what motivates women...


Dead Masters: Mentoring and Intertextuality in Samuel Johnson

by Anthony Lee

Dead Masters examines the dual issues of mentoring and intertextuality as an integrated phenomenon. Through a series of fresh and novel readings of Johnsonian and Boswellian texts, the book further advances...


Bach for a Hundred Years: A Social History of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem

by Paul S. Larson

This is an account of the actions taken by the residents of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to create a local amateur society singing the music of J. S.Bach and to develop it into a choir of international importance....


The Chinese Medical Ministries of Kang Cheng and Shi Meiyu, 1872-1937: On a Cross-Cultural Frontier of Gender, Race, and Nation

by Connie A. Shemo

This is the first full length study of the medical ministries of Kang Cheng and Shi Meiyu. Known in English speaking countries as Drs. Ida Kahn and Mary Stone, these two Chinese women opened a small Western...