Our Walter Stiern Library is woefully under funded, and the history collection has not kept pace with the scholarship being published. We invite your help!
History Department faculty are creating lists of books in their fields and seeking your help to purchase these. If you are able, we invite you to select a book on the list (we'll publish another list next term AND put a more complete list on our web page soon). Purchase the book (you can use any number of book-buying sites, such as Amazon.com, or go directly to the publisher's web site) and either bring it to the department office or have it shipped directly here with an email or gift message to alert us to your contribution, which is tax deductible.
Our address is CSU Bakersfield History Department, 9001 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099.
You might select a book you'd like to see us have in our collection, or one in a particular field of interest to you. (We aren't picky!) We just ask that, if available, the books are hardbound, as these are much more durable than paperbacks. The library will place a nameplate inside the book, acknowledging your gift.
If you'd prefer someone else to do the purchasing, you may write a check to the Stiern Library Associates in the amount of the book, and they will procure it.
Book donations we currently seek for the WSL:
In Modern European History:
James Sheehan, Where have all the Soldiers Gone? The Transformation of Modern Europe (Houghton Mifflin, 2008) 13978-0-618-35396-5
Alon Confino, Germany As a Culture of Remembrance: Promises and Limits of Writing History (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006). http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/T-7341.html
Wen-hsin Yeh, Shanghai Splendor: Economic Sentiments and the Making of Modern China, 1843-1949 (Berkeley: UC Press, 2007). $39.95. 978-0-520-24971-4
Joan Judge, The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2008). $65.00. 978-0-804-75589-4
Stephen R. MacKinnon, Diana Lary, and Ezra F. Vogel, eds., China at War: Regions of China, 1937-45 (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2007). $65.00. 978-0-804-75509-2
Barbara Molony and Kathleen Uno, eds., Gendering Modern Japanese History (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005). $60.00. 978-0-674-01780-1
Susan Mann, The Talented Women of the Zhang Family (Berkeley: UC Press, 2007). $55.00. 978-0-520-25089-5
Susan Greenhalgh, Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China (Berkeley: UC Press, 2008). $55.00. 978-0-520-25338-4
Michael Curtin, Playing to the World's Biggest Audience: The Globalization of Chinese Film and TV (Berkeley: UC Press, 2007). $60.00. 978-0-520-25133-5
Michael Baskett. The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2008) $48.00 978-0-8248-3163-9
Laikwan Pang. The Distorting Mirror: Visual Modernity in China (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2007) $55.00 978-0-8248-3093-9
Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals. Mao's Last Revolution (Harvard University Press, 2006) $35.00 978-0-674-02332-1
Yuma Totani. The Tokyo War Crimes Trial: The Pursuit of Justice in the Wake of World War II (Harvard University Press, 2008) $39.95 978-0-674-02870-8
Tomoko Shiroyama. China during the Great Depression: Market, State, and the World Economy, 1929-1937 (Harvard University Press, 2008) 978-0-674-02831-9