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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

"Lim recounts her journey with a poet's eye for detail and a storyteller's gift for narrative."--Ms.


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,...


Ho Chi Minh: A Life

by William J. Duiker

To grasp the complicated causes and consequences of the Vietnam War, one must understand the extraordinary life of Ho Chi Minh, the man generally recognized as the father of modern Vietnam. Duiker provides startling...


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...


Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2): Asashio to Tachibana Classes

by Mark Stille & Paul Wright

During the Pacific War, at Java Sea, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, throughout the Solomons, Marianas, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa campaigns, destroyers were the backbone of every fleet.

Arguably the...


Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei

by Linda Holiday & Motomichi Anno

Journey to the Heart of Aikido presents the teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of the few remaining direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, the legendary founder of Aikido. After a lifetime of practice and...


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...


Britain in India, 1858 1947

by Lionel Knight

‘Britain in India, 1858–1947’ seeks to trace the last 90 years of British rule in the light of modern historical debates. The volume examines the ambiguities of British rule that followed from the post-Mutiny...


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 recent materials to examine China’s contemporary and future place in the world. A sympathetic...


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: History Textbook Controversies and Teaching Historical Controversy 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...


Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Iran

by Dilip Hiro

From a critically acclaimed author-a comprehensive history of the part of the world currently making headlines

The former Soviet republics of Central Asia comprise a sprawling, politically pivotal, densely...