New Book Tuesday! Force of Words, The Diary of 1636, U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century and More!
Force of Words
The Logic of Terrorist Threats
Joseph M. Brown
Force of Words is a groundbreaking examination of the roles threats play in terrorist strategies. Joseph M. Brown shows how terrorists use a variety of threats to achieve social control, economic attrition, political legitimacy, policy concessions, and other outcomes.
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A Political Geography of Contemporary Fiction
Extraterritorial presents a new theory of literature that explains what happens when dreams of an open, connected world confront the reality of mobile, elastic, and tenacious borders.
The Diary of 1636
The Second Manchu Invasion of Korea
Translated and with an introduction by George Kallander
Translated from literary Chinese into English for the first time, the diary illuminates a traumatic moment for early modern Korean politics and society. George Kallander’s critical introduction and extensive annotations place The Diary of 1636 in its historical, political, and military context, highlighting the importance of this text for students and scholars of Chinese and East Asian as well as Korean history.
The Korean Vernacular Story
Telling Tales of Contemporary Chosŏn in Sinographic Writing
Si Nae Park
The first book in English on the origins of yadam, The Korean Vernacular Story combines historical insight, textual studies, and the history of the book. By highlighting the role of negotiation with Literary Sinitic and sinographic writing, it challenges the script (han’gŭl)-focused understanding of Korean language and literature.
U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century
Empowering Allies and Partners
Abraham M. Denmark
U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century offers vital perspective on the future of power dynamics in the Indo-Pacific, focusing on the critical roles that American allies and partners can play. Abraham M. Denmark argues that these alliances and partnerships represent indispensable strategic assets for the United States.