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Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power

by Bryan Tilt

China is home to half of the world’s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against...


Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu

by A. L. Sadler & Stephen Turnbull

This book tells the fascinating history of the life of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu—Japan's most famous Shogun.

Since its initial appearance, A.L.Sadler's imposing biography of the Japanese Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu...


Everyday Life in Traditional Japan

by Charles J. Dunn & Laurence Broderick

Everyday Life in Traditional Japan paints a vivid portrait of Tokugawa Japan, a time when contact with the outside world was deliberately avoided and the daily life of the different classes consolidated the...


Merchant Communities in Asia, 1600-1980

by Lin Yu-ju & Madeleine Zelin

This book is the first to use local primary sources to explore the interaction between foreign and native merchants in Asian countries. Contributors discuss the different economic, political and cultural conditions...


Modern Japan: All That Matters

by Jonathan Clements

Jonathan Clements charts the rise of Japan since the end of World War Two. Presenting the country as the Japanese themselves see it, he explains key issues in national reconstruction, the often-overlooked US...


Timber Coffin Burial in Kinabatangan, Sabah

by Stephen Chia

Buku ini membincangkan tradisi pengebumian keranda kayu balak di Lembah Kinabatangan, Sabah. Bukti arkeologi dari kajian terdahulu dan terbaru mendapati bahawa Lembah Kinabatangan merupakan pusat tumpuan tradisi...


India and Tibet

by Sir Francis Younghusband

One of the last great imperial adventurers, Sir Francis Younghusband (1863–1942) was a British army officer whose explorations yielded major contributions to geographical research. In addition to charting...


Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

by Jie Li

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants...


Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis

by Julie Sze

The rise of China and its status as a leading global factory are altering the way people live and consume. At the same time, the world appears wary of the real costs involved. Fantasy Islands probes Chinese,...


When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

by Janet Poole

Taking a panoramic view of Korea’s dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, When the Future Disappears locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression...


Marco Polo

by John Man

"I have read everything written on Marco Polo, and John Man's book is, by far, my favorite work on the subject. It's not only an over-due and important historical study, it's an entertaining ride every step...


Hun Sen's Cambodia

by Sebastian Strangio

To many in the West, the name Cambodia still conjures up indelible images of destruction and death, the legacy of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime and the terror it inflicted in its attempt to create a communist...


Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels

by Jeffrey C. Kinkley

The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and most Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua,...


China 1945: Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice

by Richard Bernstein

A riveting account of the watershed moment in America’s dealings with China that forever altered the course of East-West relations

As 1945 opened, America was on surprisingly congenial terms with China’s...


Chinese Rules

by Tim Clissold

From the author of the international bestseller Mr. China comes another rollicking ride through the slick mega-cities and industrial backwaters of twenty-first-century China—part adventure story, part erudite...


Forbidden in Jade

by Lang Kevin

A samurai is bound by the code of bushido. A woman-hater prowls the streets in search of victims to torment. A young girl is sold to a brothel for a pittance. By a strange twist of fate, their lives are intertwined....


Beijing Bastard: Into the Wilds of a Changing China

by Val Wang

A humorous and moving coming-of-age story that brings a unique, not-quite-outsider's perspective to China's shift from ancient empire to modern superpower

Raised in a strict Chinese-American household in the...


Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

by Yong Chen

American diners began flocking to Chinese restaurants more than a century ago, making Chinese cuisine the first mass-consumed food in the United States. By 1980, it had become the country’s most popular ethnic...


Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite

by Suki Kim

A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign

 

Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing...


Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan: Empire for God

by Emily Anderson

Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan explores how Japanese Protestants engaged with the unsettling changes that resulted from Japan's emergence as a world power in the early 20th century. Through this...