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The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

by Takasue no Musume Sugawara no, Sonja Arntzen & Moriyuki Ito

A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life,...


The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

by David Eimer

In 1949, Mao Zedong announced the birth of the People�s Republic of China, a proclamation to the world that, after centuries of war and social conflict, China had emerged as one nation. Since then, this idea...


Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

by Emily Erikson

The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organizations in history. Between Monopoly and Free Trade locates the source of that success in the innovative policy by which the Company’s...


A Daughter's Memoir of Burma

by Wendy Law-Yone & David I. Steinberg

Wendy Law-Yone was fifteen at the time of Burma's military coup in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, daredevil proprietor of Rangoon Nation, Burma’s leading postwar English-language daily, she experienced...


Tracking the Tigers: Flying Tiger, OSS and Free Thai Operations in World War II Thailand

by Bob Bergin

An adventure in the discovery of history. When the wreckage of an old warplane is discovered in a remote area of North Thailand, the author’s attempt to identify the aircraft and its mission set him off on...


The Samurai: Swords, Shoguns and Seppuku

by Ben Hubbard

The true nature of the samurai warrior is an elusive and endlessly fascinating enigma for those in the west. From their inauspicious beginnings as barbarian-subduing soldiers, the samurai lived according to...


Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature

by Laura R. Brueck

Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary...


Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan

by Jan Bardsley

Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan offers a fresh perspective on gender politics by focusing on the Japanese housewife of the 1950s as a controversial representation of democracy, leisure, and domesticity....


Japan: The Paradox of Harmony

by Keiko Hirata

Following a crushing defeat in World War II, Japan rose like a phoenix from the literal ashes to become a model of modernity and success, for decades Asia's premier economic giant. Yet it remains a nation hobbled...


A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860-1940

by Hagen Schulz-Forberg

Contributors to this volume explore the changing concepts of the social and the economic during a period of fundamental change across Asia. They challenge accepted explanations of how Western knowledge spread...


Land Beyond the River

by Monica Whitlock

Along the banks of the river once called Oxus lie the heartlands of Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Catapulted into the news by events in Afghanistan, just across the water, these strategically important,...


I Ching: The Oracle (Revised Edition)

by KERSON HUANG

This book contains a dramatic and revealing translation of this ancient classic into English. The Chinese original is set side-by-side with the translation. Two things set this work apart from other translated...


The Koreans

by Michael Breen

The rise of South Korea is one of the most unexpected and inspirational developments of the latter part of our century. A few decades ago, the Koreans were an impoverished, agricultural people. In one generation...


China Under Western Gaze: Representing China in the British Television Documentaries 1980-2000: Representing China in the British Television Doc

by Qing Cao

This book presents a critical analysis of the images of China portrayed in British television documentaries between 1980 and 2000. The examination is contextualized within the profound transformations of the...


Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea

by Jang Jin-Sung

In this rare insider’s view into contemporary North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.

“The...


A Panormic View of Chinese Culture

by Wu Dingming

A Panoramic View of Chinese Culture is an accessible introduction to the beautiful, vibrant world of Chinese customs, history, and civilization. Written for English speakers, with simplified Chinese translations...


Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization

by Benjamin Lee

Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization draws upon contemporary work in anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, and literary theory to analyze the rise of “speculative capital” and its role in a global...


India 1885-1947: The Unmaking of an Empire

by Ian Copland

 The establishment of the Indian National Congress in 1885 marked a turning point in modern South Asian history. At the time, few grasped the significance of the event, nor understood the power that its leader...


India 1885-1947: The Unmaking of an Empire

by Ian Copland

 The establishment of the Indian National Congress in 1885 marked a turning point in modern South Asian history. At the time, few grasped the significance of the event, nor understood the power that its leader...


Buddhism Between Tibet and China

by Matthew Kapstein

Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of...