ASIA’S UNKNOWN UPRISINGS VOLUME 1: SOUTH KOREAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE 20TH CENTURY
by George Katsiaficas
“The work is well-researched, clearly-argued, and beautifully written, accessible to both academic and general readers.”- Prof. Carl Boggs, author of THE CRIMES OF EMPIRE AND IMPERIAL DELUSIONS
“With this volume, Katsiaficas challenges the eurocentrism of social movement scholarship and provides a radical reappraisal of the role of mass popular uprisings in contemporary history.”- Eddie Yuen, co-editor of CONFRONTING CAPITALISM: DISPATCHES FROM A GLOBAL MOVEMENT
Using social movement as a prism to illuminate the oft-hidden history of 20th century Korea, this book provides detailed analysis of major uprisings that have patterned that county’s politics and society. With a central focus on the 1980 Gwangju Uprising that ultimately proved decisive in South Korea’s democratization, the author uses Korean experiences as a baseboard to extrapolate into the possibilities of global social movement in the 21 century. Ten years in the making, the book provides a unique perspective on South Korea. It is the first volume in a two-part study that concludes by analyzing in rich detail uprisings in nine other places: the Philippines, Burma, Tibet China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia. Richly illustrated, with tables, charts, graphs, index, and footnotes.
Jan 2012 978-1-60486-457-1 $26.95 6×9 Paperback 360 Pages
PM Press www.pmpress.org
INHERITANCE OF STRANGERS
by Nash Candelaria
The third novel in the Rafa family saga is set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of 1846 and takes us through the late nineteenth century to New Mexico’s approaching statehood.
272 pp. cloth $29.00 ISBN978-0-916950-58-3
paper 419.00 ISBN978-0-918950-59-0
Bilingual Review Press
COUNT TO A TRILLION
by John Wright
Mysterious Galaxy Book Review
“In COUNT TO A TRILLION, John Wright takes up the great themes of classic science fiction. His hero, Menelaus Montrose, is a member of the first human-crewed starship, whose goal is to investigate the Monument, an alien artifact a nearby star. The Monument is a cypher, inscribed with gyphs of unknown significance. To read them, Montrose dares to boost his intelligence artificially, and so discovers the secrets of the galactic overlords, and of their plans for insignificant humanity. Like the best science fiction, COUNT TO A TRILLION, is a novel of ideas. Wright is concerned about affirming human freedom against the dead necessity dictated by science, technology, and daunting power of super-intelligent aliens with a galaxy at their command. To this mix, Wright adds the appeal of his own inimitable sensibility: a fascination with intelligence, mathematics, European history, classical virtues, Catholicism, and all things Texan! Above all, COUNT TO A TRILLION is rip-roaring good read, told with immense exuberance and optimism. I loved reading this book … so will you!”- DJ
Mysterious Galaxy Books
SHAKESPEARE: TO EACH OR NOT TO TEACH
by Cass Foster
The answer is a resounding, “To Teach!” There’s nothing dull about this guide for anyone teaching Shakespeare in the classroom, with activities such as crossword puzzles, a scavenger hunt, warm-up games, and costume and scenery suggestions.
Five Star Publications
MEDITATION TECHNIQUES OF THE BUDDHIST AND TAOIST MASTERS
by Daniel Odier
$16.95 (CAN $21.95) pb
192 pages, 6×9
66 b&w illustrations
Odier guides the reader through the specifics of the mental disciplines and visualizations that Buddhist and Taoist masters have used for ages in their quest for illumination. To devote oneself to meditation, the sense understood by Buddhists and Taoists, is to realize the understanding of how every fiber of our being converges with all creation.
INNER TRADITIONS BEAR & COMPANY
THE VALEDICTORIAN AND OTHER STORIES
by S. D. Navarro
This collection of stories explores subtle and at times painful Latino/Anglo relationships with a simple, direct, emotionally affecting style. In the title story, an Anglo boy competes with a Mexican boy to be the school valedictorian. In “Graham,” a Mexican veteran attending his World War II company reunion becomes involved with a couple having an illicit rendezvous.
96 pp paper $11.00 ISBN978-0-927534-97-0
Bilingual Review Press