Deterrence by Denial: Chapter 4

A year ago, we published Deterrence by Denial, a highly acclaimed collection of essays that, according to Professor Jeffrey W. Knopf, “provides a long overdue exploration of deterrence by denial, which has always received less attention than deterrence by punishment.” The book, which assembles what Sir Lawrence Freedman calls a “stellar collection of contributors,” is and will continue to be...

Deterrence by Denial: Chapter 3

A year ago, we published Deterrence by Denial, a highly acclaimed collection of essays that, according to Professor Jeffrey W. Knopf, “provides a long overdue exploration of deterrence by denial, which has always received less attention than deterrence by punishment.” The book, which assembles what Sir Lawrence Freedman calls a “stellar collection of contributors,” is and will continue to be...

Book Excerpt from “Strange Bedfellows” (吃瓜时代的儿女们) by Liu Zhenyun

In early September, the headlines on major websites across the country were about how a woman had brought down twelve officials in two provinces. They had slept with the same woman, who called herself Song Caixia, but her real name was Niu Xiaoli. Everyone referred to her as Song Caixia, however, because that had been the name she used when...

Deterrence by Denial: Introduction

Deterrence by Denial is a collection of essays that Professor Jeffrey W. Knopf praises because it “provides a long overdue exploration of deterrence by denial, which has always received less attention than deterrence by punishment.” The book by “stellar collection of contributors,” as commended by Sir Lawrence Freedman, is and will continue to be a critical resource for students and...

Mo Yan Speaks—On politics, literature, translators, and more

Most English readers became familiar with Mo Yan after he was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature—with this prize, however, came assumptions, based on a poorly translated remark, that the writer was silent against the status quo and thus complicit with it. His latest book Mo Yan Speaks shows, however, that, far from being silent, Mo Yan has spoken...

Book Excerpt from Foreword by Peter Feaver in “Party, Politics, and the Post-9/11 Army”

Below is an excerpt from the foreword by Peter Feaver in the new book Party, Politics, and the Post-9/11 Army by Dr. Heidi A. Urben: American leaders from George Washington to Lloyd Austin have, from time to time, expressed concern about the caliber and conduct of the people serving in uniform. These concerns are usually balanced, even overmatched, by strong...

English Translation of Liu Zhenyun’s Bestseller “Children of the Melon Eating Age” 吃瓜时代的儿女们

In 2017 Paper Republic selected Liu Zhenyun’s Chi gua shidai de ernumen 吃瓜时代的儿女们 as one of the best books in Chinese, noting: Following his previous award-winning books such as I Did Not Kill My Husband and A Word is Worth Ten Thousand Words, Liu Zhenyun’s new book continues his typical sick humour and absurdism. The lives of four unrelated strangers turn out to...

Deterrence by Denial: Chapter 2

A year ago, we published Deterrence by Denial, a highly acclaimed collection of essays that, according to Professor Jeffrey W. Knopf, “provides a long overdue exploration of deterrence by denial, which has always received less attention than deterrence by punishment.” The book, which assembles what Sir Lawrence Freedman calls a “stellar collection of contributors,” is and will continue to be...

5 Essential Book for Performing Arts Studies

Here are five books that delve into feminism, gay rights, pedagogy, HIV/AIDS activism, and more while breaking new ground in performing arts studies (e.g., including previously unpublished plays, contextualizing the work of an acclaimed playwright in the history of gay American theater, and comprehensively detailing how women playwrights disrupted and created different kinds of femininity in the past century). 1....

MLA Prize: A History of Taiwan Literature

Congratulations to Professor Christopher Lupke (University of Alberta) on winning the Modern Language Association‘s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature for A History of Taiwan Literature by Yeh Shih-tao (Yè Shítāo 葉石濤)! The MLA committee’s citation about the book: “Ye Shitao’s ‘A History of Taiwan Literature’ is a seminal work in establishing the...

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