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Cover: The Politics of Imagining Asia, by Wang Hui, edited by Theodore Huters, from Harvard University Press

The Politics of Imagining Asia

Wang Hui, edited by Theodore Huters

Cover: Mao’s Invisible Hand: The Political Foundations of Adaptive Governance in China

Mao’s Invisible Hand: The Political Foundations of Adaptive Governance in China

Edited by Sebastian Heilmann and Elizabeth J. Perry

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Military Culture in Imperial China

Edited by Nicola Di Cosmo

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With Virtue Politics, James Hankins has delivered a bold, revisionist account of the political thought of the Italian Renaissance—from Petrarch to Machiavelli—that reveals the all-important role of character in shaping society, both in citizens and in their leaders. We spoke to him about the importance of virtue to leadership in Renaissance Italy—and its relevance to our own time.

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.