The book cover for What Algorithms Want, showing a distorted image of a city skyline in black and white.

What Algorithms Want

Imagination in the Age of Computing

Ed Finn

We depend on—we believe in—algorithms to help us get a ride, choose which book to buy, execute a mathematical proof. It’s as if we think of code as a magic spell, an incantation to…

The cover for Amistades Imperfectas is an illustrated nautilus curve with segments colored shades of green.

Amistades Imperfectas: Del Humanismo a la Illustración con Cervantes

Juan Pablo Gil-Osle

"Imperfect Friendship: From Humanism to Enlightenment with Cervantes" addresses the relationship between representations of male friendship (15th century to the Enlightenment) and images…

Latin American Documentary Filmmaking

David William Foster

“Latin American Documentary Filmmaking” is the first volume written in English to explore Latin American documentary filmmaking with extensive and intelligent analysis. David William…

Glimpses of Phoenix

The Desert Metropolis in Written and Visual Media

David William Foster

Part of the self-image of Phoenix is that the city has no history and that anything of importance happened yesterday. Also that Phoenix is a "clean" city, though there is considerable…

Engraving Virtue

The Printing History of a Premodern Korean Moral Primer

Young Kyun Oh

In “Engraving Virtue,” Young Kyun Oh investigates the publishing history of the Samgang Haengsil-to (Illustrated Guide to the Three Relations), a moral primer of Chosŏn (1392–1910), and…

Cultural Authority and Political Culture in China

Exploring Issues with the Zhongyong and the Daotong during the Song, Jin and Yuan Dynasties

Hoyt Cleveland Tillman and Christian Soffel

How have political conflicts impacted philosophical concepts and the rise of particular intellectual lineages in China? This question is part of a contested issue — the relative strength…

Battles, Betrayals, and Brotherhood

Early Chinese Plays on the Three Kingdoms

Translated by Wilt L. Idema and Stephen H. West

No cycle of historical legends has enjoyed greater or more enduring popularity in China than that of the Three Kingdoms, which recounts the dramatic story of the civil wars (c. AD 180…

Chican@s y mexican@s norteñ@s

Bi-borderlands Dialogues on Literary and Cultural Production

Edited by Manuel de Jesús Hernández-Gutiérrez and Graciela Silva Rodriquez

This proposal is open to ambivalent cultural dialogue. It opens a space for critical reflection that, transcending the limits of an increasingly closed geopolitical frontier, seeks to…

Pangguan Zhuzixue (A Bystander's Perspectives on Zhu Xi Studies)

Hoyt Tillman

"Pangguan Zhuzixue (A Bystander's Perspectives on Zhu Xi Studies)" is a collection of essays and articles on the Confucian philosopher, classicist, and scholar-official Zhu Xi (1130–1200…

Faking the News, edited by ASU alum Ryan Skinnell

Faking the News

What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump

Edited by Ryan Skinnell

Donald J. Trump's speaking and writing invite passionate reactions — maybe he’s a bluecollar, billionaire hero who speaks the language of the common man or maybe he’s a gleefully…