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Asia FairyTales The Story of Beautiful Wise Princess Kwan-Yin

by Vandestra Dragon

Once upon a time in ancient China there lived a certain king who had three daughters. The fairest and best of these was Kwan-yin, the youngest. The old king was justly proud of this daughter, for of all the...

Japan Legends The Great Tale of Prince Yamato Son of Emperor Keiko

by Vandestra Dragon

Once, many, many years ago in ancient japan, there was born a son to the Emperor Keiko, the twelfth in descent from the great Jimmu, the founder of the Japanese dynasty. This Prince was the second son of the...

Chasing the Mountain of Light

by Kevin Rushby

The Koh-i-Noor diamond known as the Mountain of Light, the world's largest diamond, was found in India, traveled from Golconda to the Mughal palaces in the north. Fought over, cursed at and occasionally lost,...

Stars Between the Sun and Moon: One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom

by Lucia Jang & Susan McClelland

An extraordinary memoir by a North Korean woman who defied the government to keep her family alive.

Born in the 1970s, Lucia Jang grew up in a common, rural North Korean household—her parents worked hard,...

The Mandate of Heaven: Marx and Mao in modern China

by Nigel Harris

The essential Marxist history of China under Mao.

Access to History: Indian independence 1914-64 Second Edition

by Tim Leadbeater

Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging...

Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War

by Raghu Karnad

A brilliantly conceived nonfiction epic, a war narrated through the lives and deaths of a single family.

The photographs of three young men had stood in his grandmother’s house for as long as he could remember,...

Japanese History

by F. Brinkley & Dairoku Kikuchi

It is trite to remark that if you wish to know really any people, it is necessary to have a thorough knowledge of their history, including their mythology, legends and folk-lore: customs, habits and traits of...

The spirit of Japan

by Yoshisaburo Okakura

These Lectures by a son of the land, delivered at the University of London, are compendious and explicit in a degree that enables us to form a summary of much that has been otherwise partially obscure, so that...

Beleaguered in Pekin

by Robert Coltman

In the following pages I have endeavored to give an accurate and comprehensive account of the Siege in Peking and of the Boxer movement that led up to it.

Urbanization in Early and Medieval China: Gazetteers for the City of Suzhou

by Olivia Milburn

The heart of Urbanization in Early and Medieval China consists of translations of three gazetteers written during the Han (206 BCE–220 CE), Tang (618–907), and Northern Song (960–1126) dynasties describing...

God's Little Daughters: Catholic Women in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria

by Ji Li

God's Little Daughters examines a set of letters written by Chinese Catholic women from a small village in Manchuria to their French missionary, "Father Lin," or Dominique Maurice Pourquié, who in 1870 had...

Japanese Battleships 1897-1945: A Photographic Archive

by R A Burt

This photographic archive contains some 125 stunning images of the battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, many unfamiliar, some very rare. They constitute an archive that is pretty much without equal in...

Gandhi: The True Man Behind Modern India

by Jad Adams

“Provocative. Adams strips away Gandhi’s saintly aura and explores the duality of India’s most famous leader.”—Financial Times

Jad Adams traces the course of Gandhi’s multi-faceted life and the development...

Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

by Susan Southard

"A poignant and complex picture of the second atomic bomb’s enduring physical and psychological tolls. Eyewitness accounts are visceral and haunting.... But the book’s biggest achievement is its treatment...

Silver Like Dust: One Family's Story of America's Japanese Internment: One Family's Story of America's Japanese Internment

by Kimi Cunningham Grant

The poignant story of a Japanese-American woman’s journey through one of the most shameful chapters in American history.

Kimi’s Obaachan, her grandmother, had always been a silent presence throughout her...

Where Chiang Kai-shek Lost China: The Liao-Shen Campaign, 1948

by Harold M. Tanner

The civil war in China that ended in the 1949 victory of Mao Zedong's Communist forces was a major blow to US interests in the Far East and led to heated recriminations about how China was "lost." Despite their...

Love Luck and Larceny

by John Thompson-Gray

LOVE LUCK AND LARCENY: MEMOIRS FROM BROOME 1942 (Non-fiction), by Cambridge scholar John Thompson-Gray, tells stories of lives deflected by the Battle at Broome. It flies under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, sinks...

North Korea Undercover: Inside the World's Most Secret State

by John Sweeney

An authoritative and, at times, frightening investigation into the dark side of North Korean society. North Korea is like no other tyranny on earth. Its citizens are told their home is the greatest nation on...

The Rebel of Rangoon: A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma

by Delphine Schrank

An epic, multigenerational story of courage and sacrifice set in a tropical dictatorship on the verge of massive transformation, The Rebel of Rangoon captures a gripping moment of possibility in Burma.