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Sun Yat Sen and the birth of modern China: 20th Century China: Volume One

by Nick Shepley

As the increasingly powerless Qing Dynasty in 19th Century China struggled to defend itself from European, American and Japanese colonial control, and bloody civil wars and rebellions fought by an angry and...


An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions

by Jean Drèze & Amartya Sen

When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial rule, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech, and extensive political rights....


The Human Tradition in Modern China

by Kristin Stapleton, Kenneth J. Hammond & Daria Berg

Through compelling biographies of a wide range of historical figures, this engaging text presents a panorama of modern Chinese history that illustrates the great social and political changes that have occurred...


Historical Dictionary of Laos

by Martin Stuart-Fox

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Laos-through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places,...


Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema

by Lisa Odham Stokes

Despite the industry being shutdown by two world wars, having its martial arts films dismissively labeled as 'chopsocky,' and operating on shoestring budgets, the films of Hong Kong have been praised and imitated...


Columbia Chronologies of Asian History and Culture

by John Bowman

With more than thirty chronologies covering the nations of East, Southeast, South, and Central Asia, the Columbia Chronologies of Asian History and Culture contains more information on Asian history than any...


Iga and Koka Ninja Skills: The Secret Shinobi Scrolls of Chikamatsu Shigenori

by Antony Cummins & Yoshie Minami

A retainer of our doman, Renpeido Chikamatsu Hikonoshin Shigenori, each morning washing his face and hands, dressed himself in Hakama and prayed in front of the kamidana alter… His prayer was thus: "Please...


Kohima: The Furthest Battle

by Leslie Edwards

By the end of 1943 the Japanese had occupied most of South-East Asia. On 6 March 1944, the first units of the Japanese 15 Army crossed the inhospitable border of what was then Burma, and invaded India. At the...


The Mystique of Transmission: On an Early Chan History and Its Contexts

by Wendi Adamek

The Mystique of Transmission is a close reading of a late-eighth-century Chan/Zen Buddhist hagiographical work, the Lidai fabao ji ( Record of the Dharma-Jewel Through the Generations), and is its first English...


Exodus to North Korea: Shadows from Japan's Cold War

by Tessa Morris-Suzuki

Through travels that range from Geneva to Pyongyang, this remarkable book takes readers on an odyssey through one of the most extraordinary forgotten tragedies of the Cold War: the "return" of over 90,000 people,...


A Concise History of Hong Kong

by John M. Carroll

John M. Carroll's engrossing and accessible narrative explores the remarkable history of Hong Kong from the early 1800s through the post-1997 handover, when this former colony became a Special Administrative...


The Imperial Capitals of China: A Dynastic History of the Celestial Empire

by Arthur Cotterell

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Islands of Discontent: Okinawan Responses to Japanese and American Power

by Mark Selden, Laura Hein & Matt Allen

Examining contemporary Okinawan culture, politics, and historical memory, this book traces the dynamic reconstruction and reframing of Okinawan identity. The contributors explore the cultural and political expression...


An Economic History of Early Modern India

by Tirthankar Roy

The death of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1707 until the annexation of Maratha territories by the British East India Company in 1818 was a period of transition for the economy of India. This book focuses...


'Yogini' in South Asia: Interdisciplinary Approaches

by István| Keul

In different stages in the history of South Asian religions, the term yoginī has been used in various contexts to designate various things: a female adept of yoga, a female tantric practitioner, a sorceress,...


Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern

by Prasenjit Duara

In this powerful and provocative book, Prasenjit Duara uses the intriguing case of Manchukuo_the Japanese puppet state in northeast China from 1932-1945_to explore how such antinomies as imperialism and nationalism,...


Asia: A Concise History

by Milton W. Meyer

This comprehensive introduction to Asia offers readers a clear overview of the continent from ancient times to the present.


Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations

by Donald E. Weatherbee

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of U.S.-Southeast Asia relations and places them in the context of the complex...


Renaissance in Japan: A Cultural Survey of the Seventeenth Century

by Kenneth P. Kirkwood & Arnold J. Toynbee

Renaissance in Japan is a superb survey of Japan's literary giants—forerunners of today's modern Japanese writers.

Called the "Kyoto epoch," the age in which these writers lived was the period in which Japanese...


A Diplomat in Japan: An Inner History of the Critical Years in the Evolution of Japan

by Ernest Satow

A fascinating inside account of the epic clash between the Japanese in the West in its earliest days.

Sir Ernest Satow entered the British diplomatic service in 1861, a fresh graduate of London University, shortly...