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China’s infamous death penalty record is the product of firm Party-state control and policy-setting. Though during the 1980s and 1990s, the Party’s emphasis was on “kill many,” in the 2000s the direction of policy began to move toward “kill fewer.” This book details the policies, institutions, and story behind the reform of the death penalty.

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A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering readers glimpses into the animation of Russia, Africa, Latin America,…

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Rodney Harrison and John Schofield explore how archaeology can inform the study of our own society and other late-modern societies through detailed case studies and a summary of the existing literature. They draw together cross-disciplinary perspectives, and develop a new agenda for the study of the materiality of contemporary societies.