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Insight Guides Nepal

by Insight Guides

Nepal maintains a formidable allure for travellers - the name "Kathmandu" alone is enough to set feet itching. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide Nepal, a comprehensive full-colour guide...


Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga, Vol.1)

by John D. Greenwood

On 6 February 1819, Stamford Raffles, William Farquhar, Temenggong Abdul Rahman and Sultan Hussein signed a treaty that granted the British East India Company the right to establish a trading settlement on the...


A Fool's Journey

by William De Lange

“I had been here before: I was going from being a mere ‘interpreter’ to being a ‘cultural interpreter.’ It was a dangerous path to tread.”

Walking Japan's ancient inland route in search of a vague...


The Ogre

by Doug Scott

Some mountains are high; some mountains are hard. Few are both.

On the afternoon of 13 July 1977, having become the first climbers to reach the summit of the Ogre, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington began their long...


Japan Traveler's Companion

by Rob Goss

Richly illustrated with hundreds of color photos, Japan Traveler's Companion delves beyond the gaze of traditional guidebooks to uncover the country's rich culinary traditions, pop culture, Samurai heritage,...


Practical Korean

by Samuel E. Martin & Laura Kingdon

Intended for beginning Korean learners, Practical Korean gives you only what you need—including a basic pronunciation guide and key grammar points.

This concise Korean language book is organized into 46 easy...


Japanese Inns and Hot Springs

by Rob Goss & Akihiko Seki

Richly illustrated and exhaustively researched, Japanese Inns & Hot Springs is the definitive guide to Japanese spas and hot springs known as Ryokans.

It presents the finest Ryokans in Japan, from historic properties...


She Went

by Diane Marr

Growing up in the uncertainty of a family without a head of household, Diane's first challenge in life was to overcome her fear. The vulnerability of this insecure beginning created a need for courage and trust....


Insight Guides Experience Tokyo

by Insight Guides

Explore iconic cities afresh. Been there, done that? Want a more authenticexperience? Then this stylish Insight guides Experience Tokyo isfor you. Fromseeing un-missable top attractions like the Imperial Palace...


Out of the East

by Lafcadio Hearn

Out of the East

Reveries and Studies in New Japan

By

Lafcadio Hearn


Forgotten Kingdom

by Peter Goullart

On the eve of Mao’s revolution, brilliant linguist Peter Goullart made himself totally at home in Likiang, capital of the all-but-forgotten Nakhi Kingdom of south west China. He unpicks the complex society,...


China on Foot

by Edwin Dingle

Edwin Dingle's book China on Foot details his trip through Hong Kong and Shanghai, and finally into Tibet, where he would be one of the first Westerners to enter a Tibetan Monastery. There he learned certain...


Speak and Read Japanese

by Larry Herzberg

Speak and Read Japanese provides language learners simple, fun, and imaginative ways to remember essential Japanese words and characters. Mastering basic vocabulary and kanji is one of the first challenges any...


Shambhala

by Nicholas Roerich

In "Shambhala" N.Roerich has recorded the way of his journey through Central Asia and Tibet in the terms of spirit. It is a record of legends, of parables, of notes--the very substance of which the larger reality...


Himalayas - Abode of Light

by Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) is known first and foremost as a painter. His paintings, of which there are thousands around the world, explore the mythic origins, the natural beauty, and the spiritual strivings...


Altai-Himalaya

by Nicholas Roerich

An inspiring record of the Roerich Central Asiatic Expedition(1924-1928) to India, Sikkim, Little Tibet, Chinese Turkestan, Mongoliaand Tibet.

Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) is known first and foremost as a painter....


Heart of Asia

by Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich was fond of saying, "Blessed be the obstacles--through them we grow." He was well qualified to know, for obstacles were a constant in his life. A superficial glance at his life would reveal...


Gleanings in Buddha-Fields

by Lafcadio Hearn

Gleanings in Buddha-Fields

Studies of Hand and Soul in the Far East

By

Lafcadio Hearn


Journey to Lhasa

by Sarat Chandra Das & Parimal Bhattacharya

In 1874, the brilliant civil engineer Sarat Chandra Das was recruited by the British as a spy in Darjeeling. The Empire wanted to train local agents to gather in-depth intelligence about Tibet—a mysterious...


Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto

by John Dougill, Takafumi Kawakami & John Einarsen

This Japan travel guide presents a journey into the true heart of the Kyoto experience—one which brings you deep into the world of Kyoto's ancient Zen Buddhist culture.

This is the first comprehensive guide...