Gu Hongming's Eccentric Chinese Odyssey
Hardcover ISBN: 0812251202
Gu Hongming's Eccentric Chinese Odyssey is the first comprehensive study in English of Gu Hongming, both the private individual and the public cultural figure. An "imitation Western man" who became "a Chinaman again," Hongming was a reactionary to his contemporaries and an Eastern prophet to foreign intellectuals after the carnage of WWI.
An Intellectual Biography
Hardcover ISBN: 0691174660
The definitive account of the life and thought of the medieval Arab genius who wrote the Muqaddima Ibn Khaldun (1332
From Marx And Tolstoy to Sartre And Chomsky
Paperback ISBN: 0061253170
A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tynan, and Noam Chomsky, among others, are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, magnetic and dangerous.
An Illustrated History
Paperback ISBN: 1616084537
The history of libraries from ancient to modern times is presented through a review of the types of documents stored, the structures themselves, the way they have been managed, and the important part they have played in every culture around the world.
An Illustrated History
Paperback ISBN: 1510733329
An Intellectual History of the 20th Century
Paperback ISBN: 0060084383
A compelling survey of the ideas, discoveries, individuals, and cultural expressions that comprise the intellectual history of the twentieth century covers the gamut, from Freud's psychotherapy to the War in Kosovo. Reprint.
Intellectual Histories of Questionable Ideas
Paperback ISBN: 1517905559
No minor undertaking, Outsider Theory invites further inquiry. In the past Eburne acquired a trove of occult books. He slowly read his way through his diverse library of popular esoterica, which included, among other things, studies of
Passivity, Resistance, and Collaboration
Intellectual Choices in Occupied Shanghai, 1937-1945
Paperback ISBN: 0804727961
Focusing on the intellectual life of Shanghai under Japanese occupation, the author shows that Shanghai writers exhibited a complexity and ambiguity of moral choices that challenges the postwar perception of occupied China as a field of conflict between selfless resisters and shameless collaborators. Illus.