Library of Asian Studies

Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people’s ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach.
— Roberto Bolaño, Chilean novelist and poet

Two of the anchor journals for Westphalia Press and PSO activities in Asia are Asian Politics & Policy and China Policy Journal. Several other PSO journals investigate the region, and the PSO journal, World Affairs often has important articles on Asia. The books in this collection demonstrate the large changes in attitude towards Asia over the years, as they date from various eras, In researching and teaching Asian topics, older and classic books are important in helping appreciate the role that colonialism, imperialism, and other now discredited  influences in shaping the Asian countries. Ignoring this leaves much of the present day Asian attitudes towards the West unexplained and inexplicable. PSO and Westphalia urge thorough bibliographical foundations to understanding the region, which this library is intended to help achieve.

亚洲研究图书馆

聚焦于威斯特伐利亚出版社(Westphalia Press)和政策研究组织(PSO)在亚洲的一系列活动的两本主要杂志是《亚洲政治与政策》《中国政策杂志》。政策研究组织的部分其他杂志也对亚洲进行了研究,并且《世界事务》经常发表关于亚洲的重要文章。该图书馆的藏书展示了多年来亚洲看法出现的巨大变化,因为这些变化始于不同时代。在研究和教授亚洲主题时,旧书和经典著作对于帮助理解殖民主义、帝国主义和当前被质疑的其他影响因素在塑造亚洲国家方面发挥的作用而言具有重要性。忽视这一点将使得当今亚洲对西方的大部分看法难以理解。政策研究组织和威斯特伐利亚出版社敦促建立完整的书目基础以了解该地区,该图书馆旨在帮助实现这一目标。

Russia

William Richard Morfill (1834-1909) was a University of Oxford professor, specializing in Russian and Slavonic languages. He was born in England, and even as a small child was interested in foreign languages.

The Life of Hiuen-Tsiang: By the Shaman Hwui Li

Hiuen-Tsiang, also known as Xuanzang, was a Chinese Buddhist monk, traveler, researcher, and translator of the seventh century. Born in 602, he was primarily known for his travels to Southeast Asia, in what is now known as India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh,…

The Karen People of Burma: A Study in Anthropology and Ethnology

by Harry Ignatius Marshall Purchase As Rev. Marshall began his ethnographic study, “The Karen are a group of Indo-Chinese tribes living principally in Burma, the easternmost province of the British Indian Empire, in the Indo-Chinese peninsula, and in the adjoining country…

The Soul of a People

by H. Fielding Hall Purchase The Soul of a People was originally released in 1898. Written by Harold Fielding Hall, a British official sent to Burma (now Myanmar) to take part in the Burma Commission. Hall lived for many years in…

A History of Japanese Mathematics

by David Eugene Smith and Yoshio Mikami Purchase Yoshio Mikami was an authority on wasan, native Japanese mathematics, and published multiple works on the topic in different languages. A colleague of David Eugene Smith suggested he work with Mikami to produce…

Stamped: An Anti-Travel Novel

by Kawika Guillermo Buy it in print |  for Kindle Winner of the 2020 Association for Asian American Studies Book Award in Prose Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction: Literary category of the 2019 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest Exasperated…

Donald J. Trump’s Presidency: International Perspectives

Editors: John Dixon and Max J. Skidmore Purchase through Amazon  President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy rhetoric and actions become more understandable by reference to his personality traits, his worldview, and his view of the world. His campaign rhetoric catered to Americans…

Beijing Express: How To Understand New China

by David Baverez Purchase through Amazon  ABOUT THE BOOK 2017. The new President of France just took office. He knows his country needs radical reforms. The question is how to make his mark from the word go and how to make…

One Little Orchid: Mata Hari: A Marginal Voice

by Sanusri Bhattacharya Purchase through Amazon  “Her father was a subject of the Netherlands, and her mother was a Japanese. He died when she was an infant, and in order to protect her from the dangers which beset a young girl…

The Fire-Fly’s Lovers: And Other Fairy Tales of Old Japan

by William Elliot Griffis Purchase through Amazon  William Elliot Griffis (1843-1928) served in the Union Army during the Civil War, then graduated from Rutgers University in 1869. He was a tutor for Taro Kusakabe, which opened up a world of opportunity…

Chinese Nights Entertainments: Stories of Old China

Collected by Brian Brown, preface by Sao-ke Alfred Sze Purchase through Amazon “In a small country town in China there lived a great scholar named Kno Tzu Chien. This sage was an authority upon the old classics, and he also loved…

Chinese Immigration: Turn of the Century Views

by Mary Roberts Coolidge Purchase on Amazon This volume is one of a number of Westphalia titles significant in the story of the not always happy and often controversial Chinese contact with Western society. In the American case, despite appreciation by scholars…

California Chinese Chatter

by Albert Dressler Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace by Albert DresslerCalifornia Chinese Chatter contains telegrams sent in 1874 between Chinese citizens living in Downieville, California, and a court transcript of the murder trial of Ah Jake. It offers a…

Tales of Old Japan

by A. B. Mitford Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Sir Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford (1837-1916) was raised to the peerage as Baron of Redesdale in 1902. He was also a Knight of the Bath and a Knight Grand Cross of the…

Oriental Rambles

by George W. Caldwell M.D. Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace No excuse is offered for this volume and no apology is volunteered. The author did the best he could. It is not intended as a guidebook or a romance, but…

Old-World Japan: Legends of the Land of the Gods

by Frank Rinder Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Frank Rinder (1863-1937) was the art correspondent of the Glasgow Herald and adviser to the National Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. He had the luck of a substantial bequest to the gallery, which…