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Product Description: Made in the Americas reveals the overlooked history of Asia's profound influence on the arts of the colonial Americas. Beginning in the 16th century, European outposts in the New World, especially those in New Spain, became a major nexus of the Asian export trade...read more
By Gauvin Alexander Bailey (contributor), Timothy Brook (contributor), Dennis Carr, Mitchell Codding (contributor) and Karina H. Corrigan (contributor)

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9780878468126 | Museum of Fine Arts Boston, September 29, 2015, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Made in the Americas reveals the overlooked history of Asia's profound influence on the arts of the colonial Americas.

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A Vermeer painting shows a military officer in a Dutch sitting room, talking to a laughing girl. In another canvas, fruit spills from a blue and white porcelain bowl. Familiar images that captivate us with their beauty—but as Timothy Brook shows us, these intimate pictures actually give us a remarkable view of an expanding world. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver fur from North America, and it was beaver pelts from America that financed the voyages of explorers seeking routes to China—prized for the porcelains so often shown in Dutch paintings of this time, including Vermeer's.In this dazzling history, Timothy Brook uses Vermeer's works, and other contemporary images from Europe, Asia, and the Americas to trace the rapidly growing web of global trade, and the explosive, transforming, and sometimes destructive changes it wrought in the age when globalization really began.

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9781846681127 | Gardners Books, July 3, 2008, cover price $34.05 | About this edition: A Vermeer painting shows a military officer in a Dutch sitting room, talking to a laughing girl.
9780670067855 | Penguin Group Canada, January 10, 2008, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: In the hands of an award-winning historian, Vermeer’s dazzling paintings become windows that reveal how daily life and thought—from Delft to Beijing—were transformed in the seventeenth century, when the world first became global.
9781596914445 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, December 26, 2007, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Analyzes how the works of Vermeer reflect seventeenth-century life and the birth of globalization, in a historical study that identifies significant objects in key paintings while explaining how they also serve to document their time's growing web of trade throughout the world.

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9781596915992 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, December 23, 2008), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: In this critical darling Vermeer's captivating and enigmatic paintings become windows that reveal how daily life and thought-from Delft to Beijing--were transformed in the 17th century, when the world first became global.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781491586600 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, December 2, 2014), cover price $14.99

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Product Description: Timothy Brook's award-winning Vermeer's Hat unfolded the early history of globalization, using Vermeer's paintings to show how objects like beaver hats and porcelain bowls began to circulate around the world. Now he plumbs the mystery of a single artifact that offers new insights into global connections centuries old...read more

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9781620401439 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 22, 2013, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Timothy Brook's award-winning Vermeer's Hat unfolded the early history of globalization, using Vermeer's paintings to show how objects like beaver hats and porcelain bowls began to circulate around the world.

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Product Description: The Mongol takeover in the 1270s changed the course of Chinese history. The Confucian empire―a millennium and a half in the making―was suddenly thrust under foreign occupation. What China had been before its reunification as the Yuan dynasty in 1279 was no longer what it would be in the future...read more
By Timothy Brook (editor)

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9780674046023 | Belknap Pr, June 15, 2010, cover price $40.50 | About this edition: The Mongol takeover in the 1270s changed the course of Chinese history.

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Product Description: Studies of collaboration have changed how the history of World War II in Europe is written, but for China and Japan this aspect of wartime conduct has remained largely unacknowledged. In a bold new work, Timothy Brook breaks the silence surrounding the sensitive topic of wartime collaboration between the Chinese and their Japanese occupiers...read more

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9780674015630 | Harvard Univ Pr, November 29, 2004, cover price $53.50 | About this edition: Studies of collaboration have changed how the history of World War II in Europe is written, but for China and Japan this aspect of wartime conduct has remained largely unacknowledged.

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9780674023987 | Harvard Univ Pr, March 1, 2007, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Studies of collaboration have changed how the history of World War II in Europe is written, but for China and Japan this aspect of wartime conduct has remained largely unacknowledged.

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Product Description: The Ming dynasty (1368-1644), a period of commercial expansion and cultural innovation, fashioned the relationship between state and society in Chinese history. This unique collection of reworked and heavily illustrated essays, by one of the leading scholars of Chinese history, re-examines this relationship...read more

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9780415345064 | Routledge, September 1, 2004, cover price $200.00 | About this edition: The Ming dynasty (1368-1644), a period of commercial expansion and cultural innovation, fashioned the relationship between state and society in Chinese history.

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9780415345071 | 1 edition (Routledge, January 30, 2005), cover price $65.95 | About this edition: The Ming dynasty (1368-1644), a period of commercial expansion and cultural innovation, fashioned the relationship between state and society in Chinese history.

Miscellaneous:

9780203311332 | Routledge, September 7, 2004, cover price $59.95

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Product Description: Until recently, capitalism has been regarded as unique to Europe and as an organic outgrowth of Western civilization. By examining China in these Eurocentric terms, China has been perceived, by Westerners and Asians alike, to be a failed version of the West...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Gregory Blue (editor) and Timothy Brook (editor)

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9780521640299 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 1, 1999, cover price $144.99 | About this edition: Until recently, capitalism has been regarded as unique to Europe and as an organic outgrowth of Western civilization.

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9780521525916 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 2002, cover price $74.99 | About this edition: Until recently, capitalism has been regarded as unique to Europe and as an organic outgrowth of Western civilization.

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Product Description: First published in 1988 in response to the growing need for documentation concerning local history in the late imperial period, Geographical Sources provides bibliographical data regarding two distinct genres: route books, and topographical and institutional gazetteers...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780892641529 | 2 sub edition (Univ of Michigan Center for chinese, May 1, 2002), cover price $70.00 | About this edition: First published in 1988 in response to the growing need for documentation concerning local history in the late imperial period, Geographical Sources provides bibliographical data regarding two distinct genres: route books, and topographical and institutional gazetteers.

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Product Description: First published in 1988 in response to the growing need for documentation concerning local history in the late imperial period, Geographical Sources provides bibliographical data regarding two distinct genres: route books, and topographical and institutional gazetteers...read more

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9780892641536 | Univ of Michigan Center for chinese, November 1, 2001, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: First published in 1988 in response to the growing need for documentation concerning local history in the late imperial period, Geographical Sources provides bibliographical data regarding two distinct genres: route books, and topographical and institutional gazetteers.

As increasing attention is drawn to globalization, questions arise about the fate of "the nation," a political and social unit that for centuries has seemed the common-sense way to organize the world. In Nation Work, Timothy Brook and André Schmid draw together eight essays that use historical examples from Asian countries--China, India, Korea, and Japan--to enrich our understandings of the origin and growth of nations.Asia provides fertile ground for this inquiry, the volume argues, because in Asia the history of the modern nation has been inseparable from global influences in the form of Western imperialism. Yet, while the impetus for building a modern national identity may have come from the need to fashion a favorable place in a world system dominated by Western nations, those engaged in nationalist enterprises found their particular voices more often in relation to tensions within Asia than in relation to more generic tensions between Asia and the West.With topics ranging from public health measures in nineteenth-century Japan through textual scholarship of Tamil intellectuals, the willful division of Korea's history from China's, the development of China's cotton industry, and the meaning of "postnational-ism" for Chinese artists, the essays reveal the fascinating array of sites at which nation work can take place.This will be essential reading for historians and social scientists interested in Asia.Timothy Brook is Professor of History, Stanford University. André Schmid is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto.
By Timothy Brook (editor) and Andre Schmid (editor)

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9780472110322 | Univ of Michigan Pr, January 19, 2000, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: As increasing attention is drawn to globalization, questions arise about the fate of "the nation," a political and social unit that for centuries has seemed the common-sense way to organize the world.

Paperback:

9780472087648 | Reprint edition (Univ of Michigan Pr, November 8, 2000), cover price $30.95

Opium is more than just a drug extracted from poppies. Over the past two centuries it has been a palliative medicine, an addictive substance, a powerful mechanism for concentrating and transferring wealth and power between nations, and the anchor for a now vanished sociocultural world in and around China. Opium Regimes integrates the pioneering research of sixteen scholars to show that the opium trade was not purely a British operation but involved Chinese merchants, Chinese state agents, and Japanese imperialists as well. The book presents a coherent historical arc that moves from British imperialism in the nineteenth century, to Chinese capital formation and state making at the turn of the century, to Japanese imperialism through the 1930s and 1940s, and finally to the apparent resolution of China's opium problem in the early 1950s.Together these essays show that the complex interweaving of commodity trading, addiction, and state intervention in opium's history refigured the historical face of East Asia more profoundly than any other commodity.
By Timothy Brook (editor) and Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi (editor)

Hardcover:

9780756783433 | Diane Pub Co, August 30, 2000, cover price $30.00
9780520220096 | Univ of California Pr, August 1, 2000, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Opium is more than just a drug extracted from poppies.

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9780520222366 | Univ of California Pr, August 1, 2000, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Opium is more than just a drug extracted from poppies.

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The Japanese Army's invasion of China in 1937 was the first step toward a hemispheric war that would last until the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. What ended in one atrocity began with another: the savage military takeover of China's capital city, which quickly became known as the Rape of Nanking. The Japanese Army's conduct from December 1937 to February 1938 constitutes one of the most barbarous events not just of the war but of the century. The violence was documented at the time and then redocumented during the war crimes trial in Tokyo after the war. This book brings together materials from both moments to provide the first comprehensive dossier of primary sources on the Rape.Part 1, "The Records," includes two sources written as the Rape was underway. The first is a long set of documents produced by the International Committee for the Nanking Safety Zone, a group of foreigners who strove to protect the Chinese residents. The second is a series of letters that American surgeon Dr. Robert Wilson wrote for his family during the same period. These letters are published here for the first time.The evidence compiled by the International Committee and its members would be decisive for the indictments against Japanese leaders at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo. Part 2, "The Judgments," reprints portions of the tribunal's 1948 judgment dealing with the Rape of Nanking, its judicial consequences, and sections of the dissenting judgment of Justice Radhabinod Pal.These contemporary records and judgments create an intimate firsthand account of the Rape of Nanking. Together they are intended to stimulate deeper reflection than previously possible on how and why we assess and assign the burden of war guilt.Timothy Brook is Professor of Chinese History and Associate Director of the Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, University of Toronto, and is coeditor of Nation Work: Asian Elites and National Identities and Culture and Economy: The Shaping of Capitalism in Eastern Asia, both published by the University of Michigan Press. (view table of contents)
By Timothy Brook (editor)

Hardcover:

9780472111343 | Univ of Michigan Pr, December 1, 1999, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The Japanese Army's invasion of China in 1937 was the first step toward a hemispheric war that would last until the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

Paperback:

9780472086627 | Univ of Michigan Pr, January 1, 2000, cover price $25.95

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The Ming dynasty was the last great Chinese dynasty before the Manchu conquest in 1644. During that time, China, not Europe, was the center of the world: the European voyages of exploration were searching not just for new lands but also for new trade routes to the Far East. In this book, Timothy Brook eloquently narrates the changing landscape of life over the three centuries of the Ming (1368-1644), when China was transformed from a closely administered agrarian realm into a place of commercial profits and intense competition for status.The Confusions of Pleasure marks a significant departure from the conventional ways in which Chinese history has been written. Rather than recounting the Ming dynasty in a series of political events and philosophical achievements, it narrates this longue durée in terms of the habits and strains of everyday life. Peppered with stories of real people and their negotiations of a rapidly changing world, this book provides a new way of seeing the Ming dynasty that not only contributes to the scholarly understanding of the period but also provides an entertaining and accessible introduction to Chinese history for anyone.

Hardcover:

9780520210912 | Univ of California Pr, May 1, 1998, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The Ming dynasty was the last great Chinese dynasty before the Manchu conquest in 1644.

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9780520221543 | Univ of California Pr, September 1, 1999, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: This is a riveting, day-by-day, hour-by-hour reconstruction of the massacre in Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989, as well as of the crucial events in Beijing during the previous weeks that largely precipitated the massacre. The author focuses on the army―the People's Liberation Army―which, with its motto "Serve the People," had always prided itself on its close ties to the civilian population...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780804736381 | Stanford Univ Pr, March 1, 1999, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: This is a riveting, day-by-day, hour-by-hour reconstruction of the massacre in Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989, as well as of the crucial events in Beijing during the previous weeks that largely precipitated the massacre.

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Product Description: In recent years, most of the economies of Eastern Asia have been absorbed into global capitalism. Capitalism has transformed these economies, but the process has not been one-way. The cultures of Eastern Asia have in turn shaped how capitalism organizes labor, capital, and markets in ways that could not have been anticipated even ten years ago...read more
By Timothy Brook (editor) and Hy V. Luong (editor)

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9780472107766 | Univ of Michigan Pr, July 1, 1997, cover price $52.50 | About this edition: In recent years, most of the economies of Eastern Asia have been absorbed into global capitalism.

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9780472085989 | Univ of Michigan Pr, February 1, 1999, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: In recent years, most of the economies of Eastern Asia have been absorbed into global capitalism.

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Product Description: The concept of civil society was borrowed from 18th-century Europe to provide a framework for understanding the transition to post-authoritarian regimes in Latin America and post-communist regimes elsewhere. This book asks whether this concept is useful for analyzing China.
By Timothy Brook (editor) and B. Michael Frolic (editor)

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9780765600912 | M E Sharpe Inc, July 1, 1997, cover price $175.00 | About this edition: The concept of civil society was borrowed from 18th-century Europe to provide a framework for understanding the transition to post-authoritarian regimes in Latin America and post-communist regimes elsewhere.

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9780765600929 | M E Sharpe Inc, September 1, 1997, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: The concept of civil society was borrowed from 18th-century Europe to provide a framework for understanding the transition to post-authoritarian regimes in Latin America and post-communist regimes elsewhere.

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Product Description: In 17th and 18th century China, Buddhists and Confucians alike flooded local Buddhist monasteries with donations As gentry numbers grew faster than the imperial bureaucracy, traditional Confucian careers were closed to many; but visible philanthropy could publicize elite status outside the state realm...read more

Hardcover:

9780674697751 | Harvard Univ Council on East Asian, February 1, 1994, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: In 17th and 18th century China, Buddhists and Confucians alike flooded local Buddhist monasteries with donations As gentry numbers grew faster than the imperial bureaucracy, traditional Confucian careers were closed to many; but visible philanthropy could publicize elite status outside the state realm.

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Based on eyewitness interviews and a variety of other sources, a reconstruction of the events that led up to the 1989 massacre in Beijing blames the Chinese government for using untrained soldiers as riot police.

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9780195074574 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 1992, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Based on eyewitness interviews and a variety of other sources, a reconstruction of the events that led up to the 1989 massacre in Beijing blames the Chinese government for using untrained soldiers as riot police.

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Product Description: Brook (history, U. of Toronto) surveys the history of the concept of the AMP (a concept formulated by Karl Marx in the 1850s) in China in relation to debates elsewhere, and examines the particular issues raised in recent Chinese discussions...read more
By Timothy Brook (editor)

Hardcover:

9780873325424 | M E Sharpe Inc, April 1, 1989, cover price $210.00 | About this edition: Brook (history, U.

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A mint copy. Clean unmarked pages. Tight binding.

Hardcover:

9780892640751 | Univ of Michigan Center for chinese, January 1, 1988, cover price $45.00

Paperback:

9780892640768 | Univ of Michigan Center for chinese, November 1, 1987, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: A mint copy.

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