Contents


China on the Rocks

China: Alive in the Bitter Sea by Fox Butterfield

From the Center of the Earth: The Search for the Truth about China by Richard Bernstein

Conjuring with Islam

Muslim Society by Ernest Gellner

Loyalty and Leadership in an Early Islamic Society by Roy P. Mottahedeh

On Understanding Islam: Selected Studies by Wilfred Cantwell Smith

Islam and Revolution: Writings and Declarations of Imam Khomeini translated and annotated by Hamid Algar

Studies on Islam translated and edited by Merlin L. Swartz

Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World by Edward W. Said

Islam in the Modern World and Other Studies by Elie Kedourie

The Rape of the Voice

Diva directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, screenplay by Jean-Jacques Beineix and Jean Van Hamme. (adapated from the novel by Delacorta)

Contributors

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

István Deák is Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia. He is the author, with Jan Gross and Tony Judt, of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

John K. Fairbank (1907–1991) was an American sinologist. His final book was China: A New History.

Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.

David Kahn is the author of The Codebreakers. (November 2000)

Peter Partner’s books include Arab Voices and The Pope’s Men: The Papal Service in the Renaissance. His new book, God of Battles: Holy Wars of Christianity and Islam, has been published in the United Kingdom. (February 1998)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (November 2017)

Charles Rosen was a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. He is the author of Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much and America in the Movies, among other books.
 (May 2017)

C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.

Henri Zerner, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, is the author of Renaissance Art in France: The Invention of Classicism and Écrire l’histoire de l’art: Figures d’une discipline.