>From Mark Selden, Sociology, SUNY-Binghamton

Subject: Book Series

I would like to draw the attention of members of the network to three
book series I edit, one at Routledge and two at M.E. Sharpe.

I . Asia Rising. (Routledge)

Now the hub of the world economy, throughout the long twentieth century
Asia has suffered immense upheaval. The books in this series explore the
political, social, economic and cultural consequences of Asia's
unprecedented transformation. The series emphasizes the interplay of local,
national, regional and global forces. While focusing on the contemporary,
it also looks back before the twentieth century to analyse the antecedents
of Asia's rise.

Routledge has established itself as a major publisher in Asian studies in
recent years. An international publisher with a global distribution
network, Routledge is represented in bookshops around the world, including

There are presently two mini-series in formation within the Asia Rising series.

A. Asia's Global Cities.

High rises and shopping malls, heritage and business districts, slums and
urban sprawl, high culture and back alley red light districts: Asia's
global cities have changed dramatically in the twentieth century to emerge
as foci of global networks of business, finance, culture and
communications. We plann to publish a number of new books on Asia's global
cities that will trace the shifting contours of urban developments in ways
that convey the distinctive character and pulse of these great

Each book will cover a single city. We are now initiating volumes on Tokyo,
Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh/Saigon, Seoul, Taipei,
Manila, Jakarta, Istanbul, Sydney, and Los Angeles. Each book will focus on

the contemporary city. Each will, ideally, start with a snapshot of the
city today. Each will then cut to a chapter outlining the origins, growth
and status of the city prior to the colonial period (where relevant), and
detailing its shaping in the colonial or semi-colonial era followed by a
second chapter exploring its post colonial, post revolutionary and/or post
war transformations. Each book will then focus on the contemporary city
offering chapters drawn from the following illustrative themes:

The books will not follow a rigid structure; rather, each will be mapped
according to the temporal and spatial mapping of the city itself.

Maps and illustrations will be included. Each book should be approximately
100,000 words in length and aimed at a broader audience than simply the
academic community, including residents of the city, state and region, and

Each book will include a brief, two page chronology of the history of the
city, a glossary of non-English terms, and an annotated bibliography of
further reading.

B. Asia Rising: The Social Consequences of Growth

War, occupation, revolution, rapid industrialisation, rising affluence,
changing patterns of inequality, migration, social conflict: Asia in the
twentieth century has undergone immense and far-reaching changes. Mark
Selden, editor of the series Asia Rising, and Routledge, the publishers of
the series, are planning a number of new books on the countries of Asia
that will trace the shifting contours of national, regional, and global
change and focus on the social consequences of growth.

Each book will cover a single country. The series will begin with studies
of China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam. Each book will focus on
recent history (post-Mao China, post oil-shock Japan, post-Rhee Korea,
post-Sukarno Indonesia, post-war Vietnam). Each will start with a detailed
introductory chapter outlining the historical background to the period
covered and pinpointing the themes to be explored in the rest of the book.

Chapters on some or all of the following themes will then follow:

The books, which may be single-authored or edited collections, will be
aimed at upper-level undergraduates from across the social sciences
focusing on Asia. The books should be approximately 100,000 words in length.

Asia Rising is the successor to my former series at Westview.

A sampling of recent and immediately forthcoming titles in the former
Westview series may convey the range of interests that I hope to explore in
Asia Rising as well as giving me the opportunity to thank these authors and
to reflect on some of the important work that needs to be addressed.

Amrita Basu, ed., The Challenge of Local Feminisms. Women's Movements in

Global Perspective

John Borrego, Alejandro Alvarez Bejar, and Jomo K.S., eds., Capital, the

State and Late Industrialization. Comparative Perspective on the Pacific Rim

Paul Bowles and Gordon White, The Political Economy of China's Financial


Bernard Chavance, The Transformation of Communist Systems. Power

Restructuring Since the 1950s

Stephen Chiu, Kong-Chong Ho, and Tai-lok Lui, City States in the Global

Economy. Industrial Restructuring in Hong Kong and Singapore

Adam Fforde and Stefan de Vylder, From Plan to Market. The Economic

Transition in Vietnam

Edward Friedman, ed., The Politics of Democratization. Generalizing East

Asian Experience

Geoffrey Gunn, Encountering Macau. A Portuguese City-State on the Periphery

of China, 1557-1999

Stevan Harrell, The Human Family. Across the Great Transformations

Jomo K.S. Privatizing Malaysia. Rents, Rhetoric, Realities

Chih-ming Ka, Japanese Colonialism in Taiwan. Land Tenure, Development and

Dependency, 1895-1945

KAYANO Shigeru, Our Land Was a Forest. An Ainu Memoir, tr. by Kyoko Selden

and Lili Selden, foreword by Hane Mikiso

Benedict Kerkvliet and Doug Porter, eds. Vietnam's Rural Transformation

Tse-Kang Leng, The Taiwan-China Connection. Democracy and Development

Across the Taiwan Straits

KUMAZAWA Makoto, Japanese Labor and Labor Movements, ed. by Andrew Gordon,

tr. by Andrew Gordon and Mikiso Hane

Mark Lupher, Power Restructuring in China and Russia

Elizabeth Perry and LI Xun, Proletarian Power. Shanghai in the Cultural


Sonia Ryang, North Koreans in Japan. Language, Ideology, and Identity

SODEI Rinjiro, Were We the Enemy? A Saga of Hiroshima Survivors in America


Yuki TANAKA, Hidden Horrors. Japanese War Crimes in World War II, foreword

by John Dower

William Turley and Mark Selden, eds., Reinventing Vietnamese Socialism. Doi

Moi in Comparative Perspective

Kate Xiao Zhou, How the Farmers Changed China. Power of the People,

foreword by Edward Friedman

I look forward to hearing from you with suggestions for work appropriate to
these series, and especially your own.

mark selden

Department of Sociology
Binghamton University

Binghamton NY 13902

East Asia Program
Cornell University

tel: 607-257-5185
fax: 607-257-8541

e-mail: ms44@cornell.edu

II Socialism and Social Movements: (M. E. Sharpe)

The volumes in this series explore the theory, practice and promise of
historical and contemporary social movements and their relationship
to>socialism and social change. These encompass the range of worker,
peasant,women's, nationalist, minority, democratic, environmental and
socialist movements that challenge the local and global status quo. This
series examines the creation, contradictions, ferment and restructuring of
existing, formative, and former socialisms, and a broad range of social
movements inspired by egalitarian, participatory, democratic and communal


*Freeing China's Farmers: Restructuring Rural China by David Zweig

*Japanese Women's Movements by the AMPO Collective

*China After Socialism: In the Foot-steps of Eastern Europe or East

Asia? edited by Barrett McCormick and Jonathan Unger*

The Distribution of Wealth in Rural China by Terry McKinley

*China in Revolution. The Yenan Way Revisited by Mark Selden

*The Political Economy of Chinese Development by Mark Selden

Bukharin in Retrospect edited by Theodor Bergmann, Gert Schaefer

and Mark Selden with an introduction by Moshe Lewin

*Dilemmas of Reform in China. Political Conflict and Economic

Debate by Joseph Fewsmith

*Marxism and the Chinese Experience. Issues in Contemporary Chinese

Socialism edited by Arif Dirlik and Maurice Meisner*

*Reinventing Revolution: India's New Social Movements by Gail Omvedt

*China's Transition From Socialism. Statist Legacies and Market

Reforms, 1980-1990 by Dorothy Solinger

The Chinese State in the Era of Economic Reform edited by Gordon


The Highlanders of Central China. A History, 1895-1937 by Jerome Ch'en

Stalinism and the Seeds of Soviet Reforms: The Debates of the1960s

by Moshe Lewin

*Available in paperback and hardback editions

In Press

Cooperative and Collective in Chinese Rural Development: Between

State and Private Interests edited by Eduard Vermeer, Franke Pieke and Woei

Lien Chong


Principled Pursuit: A Journey From Barcelona to Beijing by David

Crook and Carolyn Wakeman

Environmental Movements in Asia edited by Yok-shiu Lee and Alvin So

Inquiries and proposals are invited for new works and translations of
seminal contributions from Asian and Western languages.

III Modern Japan Series, (M.E. Sharpe)

Series Editor: Mark Selden

This series explores political, economic, social, cultural and strategic
dimensions of Japan's modern transformations, assessing their consequences
for the peoples of Japan, Asia and the world.

Works published(*) and available in paperback (**)

** Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Reinventing Japan. Culture, Ethnicity, Identity

** Laura Hein and Mark Selden, eds., Living With the Bomb. Japanese and

American Cultural Conflicts in the Nuclear Age.

**Joe Moore, ed., The Other Japan. Conflict, Compromise and Resistance

Since 1945.

**Gavan McCormack, The Emptiness of Japanese Affluence. Foreword by Norma


**AMPO, ed., Voices From the Japanese Women's Movement. Foreword by

Charlotte Bunch

** Kyoko and Mark Selden, eds. and trs., The Atomic Bomb. Voices From

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

**Wayne Nafziger, Learning From the Japanese. Japan's Pre-War Development

and the Third World

**NAKAMURA Masanori, The Japanese Monarchy, 1931-1991. tr. by Herbert Bix

et al.

*Shigeru SATO, War, Nationalism and Peasants. Java Under the Japanese

Occupation, 1942-1945

*KANEKO Fumiko, The Prison Memoirs of a Japanese Woman tr. by Jean Inglis

Mark Selden
4 Triphammer Lane, Ithaca NY 14850.
Fax: 607-257-8541;

e-mail: ms44@cornell.edu