Hot Off Penn Press: India in the Chinese Imagination, The People’s Network, and Independence Hall in American Memory

Here are the latest arrivals in the Penn Press warehouse. These books are available for purchase now at www.pennpress.org. Look for them at your favorite bookseller.

India in the Chinese Imagination India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought
Edited by John Kieschnick and Meir Shahar
352 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 illus.
Cloth Dec 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4560-8 | $65.00 | £42.50
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0892-4 | $65.00 | £42.50
A volume in the Encounters with Asia series

In this collection of original essays, leading Asian studies scholars take a new look at the way the Chinese conceived of India in their literature, art, and religious thought in the premodern era. Read more . . .

The People's Network The People's Network: The Political Economy of the Telephone in the Gilded Age
Robert MacDougall
344 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4569-1 | $55.00 | £36.00
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0908-2 | $55.00 | £36.00
A volume in the American Business, Politics, and Society series

The People's Network reconstructs the story of U.S. and Canadian independent telephone companies which challenged the Bell System's market domination in the twentieth century, linking the fight to control telecommunications to dueling political philosophies: regional versus national identity, local versus centralized power. Read more . . .

Now in Paperback
Independence Hall in American Memory Independence Hall in American Memory
Charlene Mires
368 pages | 6 x 9 | 60 illus.
Cloth 2002 | ISBN 978-0-8122-3665-1 | $47.50 | £31.00
Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2282-1 | $24.95 | £16.50

"This is a book I have long awaited, one that tells the life of a single building so as to illuminate American history from almost every angle—cultural, social, and political."—Mary Ryan, author of Civic Wars: Democracy and Public Life in the American City During the Nineteenth Century Read more . . .

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