The twenty-five contributors to Atoms for Peace grapple in many ways with the past, present, and future of nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism, and the future of nuclear energy.
Based on new archival research in many countries, this volume broadens the context of the U.S. intervention in Vietnam, with a primary focus on relations between China and Vietnam in the mid-twentieth century.
Reins of Liberation: An Entangled History of Mongolian Independence, Chinese Territoriality, and Great Power Hegemony, 1911-1950Oct 01, 2006
Xiaoyuan Liu uses the Mongolian question to illuminate how war, revolution, and great-power rivalries induce or restrain the formation of nationhood and territoriality. He argues that on its way to building a communist state, the CCP was confronted by fundamental issues of China’s transition to nation-statehood.
An examination of post-Soviet society through ethnic, religious, and linguistic criteria, Rebounding Identities turns what is typically anthropological subject matter into the basis of politics, sociology, and history.
The 1956 Hungarian revolution was a key event in the Cold War, demonstrating deep dissatisfaction with both the communist system and Soviet imperialism. Fifty years later, the simplicity of this David and Goliath story should be revisited, according to Charles Gati’s new history of the revolt.
In this thematic history of modern Yugoslavia, Sabrina Ramet demonstrates that the instability of the three 20th-century Yugoslav states can be attributed to the failure of succeeding governments to establish the rule of law and political legitimacy.
Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964Oct 01, 2005
Concentrating on the years 1953–64, Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era describes how North Korea became more despotic even as other Communist countries underwent de-Stalinization.
Solovyovo is about the place and power of social memory. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork in that single village in the Russian north, it shows how villagers configure, transmit, and enact social memory through narrative genres, religious practice, social organization, commemoration, and the symbolism of space.
Through anthropology, political science, and other disciplines, the contributors examine women’s role in post-Soviet nation-building, rural household economies, and democratization and civic activism.
One of the first evaluations of China’s leadership transition with Jiang Zemin’s 2002 retirement as Communist Party chief, this book probes the country’s related institutional transitions—both those under way and those still needed if China is to remain stable and prosperous in the 21st century.