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Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things

by Lafcadio Hearn

Twenty unusual tales from Japan collected by one of the greatest writers on the country.


Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands

by Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Shirley Geok-lin Lim’s memoir is a courageously frank and deeply affecting account of a Malaysian girlhood and of the making of an Asian-American woman, writer, and teacher.

With insight, candor, and grace,...


M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law: The Man before the Mahatma

by Charles R. DiSalvo

In 1888, at the age of eighteen, Mohandas Gandhi sets out from his modest home in India. Shy, timid, and soft-spoken, he embarks on what he believes will be a new life abroad. Twenty-seven years later, at the...


The Party Forever

by Rowan Callick

A century after its underground beginnings, the Chinese Communist Party today exerts far-reaching control over every aspect of private life. Beyond its legendary control of the internet within China's borders,...


Masculinities in Chinese History

by Bret Hinsch

Masculinities in Chinese History is the first historical survey of the many ways men have acted, thought, and behaved throughout China’s long past. Bret Hinsch introduces readers to the basic characteristics...


The Rise of China and Chinese International Relations Scholarship

by Hung-jen Wang

This book seeks to explore wide-ranging studies of international relations theory, Sinology, Asian security, and Chinese foreign policy. It targets university libraries, research institutes, and think-tanks...


Cambodia: Report From a Stricken Land

by Henry Kamm

Based on his observations over three decades, Henry Kamm, Pulitzer Prize-winning NEW YORK TIMES Southeast Asia correspondent, unravels the complexities of Cambodia. Kamm's invaluable document--a factual and...


Fault Lines: A Memoir (2nd Edition)

by Meena Alexander & Ngugi wa Thiong'o

This Indian American writer builds upon her acclaimed memoir, named a PW Best Book for 1993.


At the Dawn of the Cold War: The Soviet-American Crisis over Iranian Azerbaijan, 1941-1946

by Jamil Hasanli

For half a century, the United States and the Soviet Union were in conflict. But how and where did the Cold War begin? Jamil Hasanli answers these intriguing questions in At the Dawn of the Cold War. He argues...


Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power

by Xuetong Yan, Daniel A. Bell & Sun Zhe

The rise of China could be the most important political development of the twenty-first century. What will China look like in the future? What should it look like? And what will China's rise mean for the rest...


China's Uncertain Future

by Jean-Luc Domenach & George Holoch

Based on his experience as a scholar and diplomat stationed in China, Jean-Luc Domenach consults a wealth of archival and contemporary materials to examine China’s place in the world. A sympathetic yet critical...


Writing the Mughal World

by Muzaffar Alam & Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Two leading historians of early modern South Asia present nine major joint essays on the Mughal Empire, framed by an important introductory reflection. Stretching from the mid-sixteenth to the early nineteenth...


Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis

by Kunal Chakrabarti & Shubhra Chakrabarti

The Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis provides an overview of the Bengalis across the world from the earliest Chalcolithic cultures to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay,...


The Koreas

by Charles K. Armstrong

Presenting a succinct, historically informed introduction to North and South Korea, the second edition of The Koreas considers the radically different ways these countries have dealt with the growing challenges...


Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts

by Mark Baildon, Kah Seng Loh & Ivy Maria Lim

This book examines both history textbook controversies AND teaching historical controversy in Asian contexts. The different perspectives provided by the book's authors offer numerous insights, examples, and...


Modern China

by Edwin E. Moise

The past hundred years in China have seen almost continuous transformation and upheaval.  From Confucianist monarchy to warlordism, from fanatically doctrinaire socialist tyranny to almost doctrineless social-capitalism,...


Southeast Asia and the Rise of China: The Search for Security

by Ian Storey

Since the early 1990s and the end of the Cold War, the implications of China's rising power have come to dominate the security agenda of the Asia-Pacific region. This book is the first to comprehensively chart...


Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet Age

by Mark McLelland

Scholarship on Japan has recently broadened to include minority perspectives on communities from marginal workers to those whose sexuality has long been overlooked. This volume, with its combination of fieldwork...


State and Society in the Philippines

by Patricio N. Abinales & Donna J. Amoroso

This thoughtful book explores the enduring tensions between state and society in the Philippines by tracing its history of state formation and the corresponding conflicts and collaborations between state leaders...


Stateless in Shanghai

by Liliane Willens

With vivid firsthand descriptions of Asia’s most cosmopolitan city from the 1920s to the 1950s, this recollection chronicles Liliane Willens' life and trials in Shanghai as China collapsed under the weight...