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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...


Island Secrets

by Alwin Blum

Beyond the Bali known from idyllic images of Hollywood movies and five-star resort holidays are the secret lives of men and women who flock to the island from around the world in search of new beginnings. Not...


Insight Guides City Guide Tokyo

by Insight Guides

Tokyo is one of the most fast-paced cities in Asia. Keep up to speed with City Guide Tokyo - a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of this extraordinary city. Experience the mega-wattage of neon lights...


Insight Guides Philippines

by Insight Guides

Insight Guide Philippines is a comprehensive, full-colour travel guide that provides an essential introduction to this little-known Asian country. The Philippines is a destination of thousands of islands fringed...


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,...


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...