Books Available in the Bookstore (Spring 2020)

Multiple copies of these books are also available on reserve in the library.

See Class Schedule for listings of specific required and supplementary readings from these books, as well as articles and excerpts on ereserve and online.

Books with substantial assigned readings:

  • Ong, Aihwa. Flexible Citizenship: the Cultural Logics of Transnationality. Duke, 1999.
  • Hershatter, Gail. The Gender of Memory. University of California Press, 2011.
  • Yang, Mayfair Mei-hui. Gifts, favors, and banquets : the art of social relationships in China. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1994.
  • Pun Ngai. Made in China: Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace. Duke University Press, 2005.
  • Qin Shao. Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2013
  • Jie Yang. Unknotting the Heart: Unemployment and Therapeutic Governance in China. Cornell University Press, 2015.
  • Lee, Ching Kwan. The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment in Africa. University of Chicago Press, 2018.
  • Hathaway, Michael J. 2013. Environmental Winds: Making the Global in Southwest China, Univ of Calif Press.

 Recommended Books (Good for reference, or only a portion assigned, only a few copies available)

  • Polanyi, Karl. 2001 (1944). The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time. New edition w/foreword by Joseph Stiglitz. Beacon Press.
  • Escobar, Arturo. Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World. Princeton, 1995.
  • Brooks, ed., China and Historical Capitalism: Geneologies of Sinological Knowledge. Cambridge, 1999.
  • Yang Jisheng. (Edward Friedman, ed.), Tombstone; the Great Chinese Famine, NEW YORK FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX, 2012
  • Yan Hairong. New Masters, New Servants: Migration, Development, and Women Workers in China. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.