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Historical Dictionary of Japan to 1945

by Kenneth Henshall

The early history of Japan is told through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, organizations,...


The Chinese People's Liberation Army Since 1949

by Benjamin Lai & Adam Hook

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the largest army in the world. China is predicted to be on the brink of overtaking the USA as the world’s largest economy, and China’s military capabilities...


Japan Faces the World, 1925-1952

by Mary L. Hanneman

 By 1925 the process of Japan's transition to a modern industrialised, westernised state was pretty much complete. Not only had the imperial tradition been restored with the Meiji Restoration in 1868, but some...


The Arab-Israeli Conflict

by Kirsten E. Schulze

In this fully revised new edition, Kirsten Schulze brings us to a new understanding of the causes, course and consequences of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Schulze analyses the dynamics of the violence and explores...


China Since 1949

by Linda Benson

One of the most remarkable stories of the last century is the emergence of China as a modern economic giant, poised at the beginning of the 21st century to become a great world power. China has embraced the...


The Chinese in America: A Narrative History

by Iris Chang

In an epic story that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, Iris Chang tells of a people’s search for a better life—the determination of the Chinese to forge an identity and a destiny in a strange...


Muay Thai Training Exercises: The Ultimate Guide to Fitness, Strength, and Fight Preparation

by Christoph Delp

Effective martial arts training, especially for a demanding sport like Muay Thai, requires a prudent training plan. In Muay Thai Training Techniques, professional trainer Christoph Delp shows amateur as well...


Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo

by Jack Cheevers

WINNER OF THE 2014 SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON AWARD FOR NAVAL LITERATURE

In 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission: to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North...


Reimagining India: Unlocking the Potential of Asia's Next Superpower

by Inc. McKinsey & Company

Reimagining India brings together leading thinkers from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by one of the most important and least understood nations on earth. India’s abundance...


A History of Brunei

by Graham Saunders

The only full-length study of the Brunei Sultanate from the earliest times to the present. First published in 1994 and a sell-out success, RoutledgeCurzon is pleased to present this new edition, updated to the...


Japanese Capitals in Historical Perspective: Place, Power and Memory in Kyoto, EDO and Tokyo

by Nicolas Fieve & Paul Waley

Japan's ability to develop its own brand of modernity has often been attributed in part to the sophistication of its cities. Concentrating on Kyoto, Edo and Tokyo, the contributors to this volume weave together...


Within the Four Seas: The Dialogue of East and West

by Joseph Needham

First published in 1969.

Contains some of Joseph Needham's most significant essays, lectures and broadcasts on the history of Chinese science, technology and culture. Also included are some more personal thoughts...


The Fading of the Maoist Vision: City and Country in China's Development

by Rhoads Murphey

First published in 1980.

This book analyzes Chinese society and evaluates the achievements and failures of the Maoist ideology. The central theme is the urban and rural balance in China's development from the...


Confucian China and Its Modern Fate: Volume Two: The Problem of Monarchical Decay

by Joseph R. Levenson

First published in 1964

These volumes analyze modern Chinese history and its inner process, from the pre-western plateau of Confucianism to the communist triumph, in the context of many themes: science, art,...


Confucian China and Its Modern Fate: Volume Three: The Problem of Historical Significance

by Joseph R. Levenson

First published in 1965.

These volumes analyze modern Chinese history and its inner process, from the pre-western plateau of Confucianism to the communist triumph, in the context of many themes: science, art,...


Confucian China and Its Modern Fate: Volume One: The Problem of Intellectual Continuity

by Joseph R. Levenson

First published in 1958

These volumes analyze modern Chinese history and its inner process, from the pre-western plateau of Confucianism to the communist triumph, in the context of many themes: science, art,...


The Political Philosophy of Confucianism: An Interpretation of the Social and Political Ideas of Confucius, His Forerunners, and His Early Disciples.

by Leonard Shihlien Hsü

First published in 1932.

One of the most astonishing features of the Confucian teaching to the modern reader is its anticipation of the Spencerian formula of evolution and its adaptation of this to a programme...


The Spirit of Chinese Philosophy

by Fung Yu-Lan

First published in 1947.

The Spirit of Chinese Philosophy covers the major philosophers and philosophical movements in China from Confucius to the middle of the twentieth century including: Confucius, Mencius,...


A Japanese View of Nature: The World of Living Things by Kinji Imanishi

by Kinji Imanishi & Pamela J. Asquith

Although Seibutsu no Sekai (The World of Living Things), the seminal 1941 work of Kinji Imanishi, had an enormous impact in Japan, both on scholars and on the general public, very little is known about it in...


Central Asia Meets the Middle East

by David Menashri

The emergence of Muslim republics has been part of a larger transformation experienced by the Middle East in the 1990s. The main purpose of this volume is to examine the impact of the transformation on the Middle...