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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...


Raffles and the British Invasion of Java

by Tim Hannigan

On a hot August afternoon in 1811, an army of 10,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia (the former name of Jakarta, Indonesia's capital) to conquer the Dutch colony of Java....


Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry

by Robert W. Thurston, Jonathan Morris & Shawn Steiman

This definitive guide explores the many rich dimensions of the bean and the beverage around the world. Leading experts consider coffee’s history, global spread, cultivation, preparation, marketing, and the...


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...


The Essential Asian Folklore Collection

by Yei Ozaki

The Essential Asian Folklore Collection of classic folk tales and short stories from Asia:

Chinese Folklore Tales

Japanese Fairy-Tales

Philippine Folk Tales

Philippine Folklore Stories

A Chinese Wonder Book

Stories...


Choosing Revolution: Chinese Women Soldiers on the Long March

by Helen Praeger Young

What happened to babies born to women soldiers in Chinese communist armies in the mid-1930s? This chilling question and many others are answered in this book about the dozens of women who participated in the...


Coming to Terms with the Nation: Ethnic Classification in Modern China

by Thomas Mullaney

China is a vast nation comprised of hundreds of distinct ethnic communities, each with its own language, history, and culture. Today the government of China recognizes just 56 ethnic nationalities, or minzu,...


Ancestral Leaves: A Family Journey through Chinese History

by Joseph W. Esherick

Ancestral Leaves follows one family through six hundred years of Chinese history and brings to life the epic narrative of the nation, from the fourteenth century through the Cultural Revolution. The lives of...


A Short History of Cambodia: From empire to survival

by John Tully

New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a concise and readable history of Cambodia, from its rich and powerful past, through the era of French protection, the Vietnamese conflict,...


Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade

by Julian, Mr Rademeyer

On the black markets of Southeast Asia, rhino horn is worth more than gold, cocaine and heroin. Killing for Profit is the chilling story of a more than two-year-long investigation into a dangerous criminal underworld...


People Who Eat Darkness

by Richard Lloyd Parry

Lucie Blackman—tall, blond, twenty-one years old—stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in...


Communist Indochina

by R. B. B. Smith & Beryl Williams

This book examines the history of communist Indochina, from the foundation of the Indochinese Communist Party in 1929-30 to the end of the 1970s. It explores the impact of the Japanese invasion of Indochina...


Chinese Society in Thailand: An Analytical History

by G. William Skinner

A history analyzing the relationship between Thais and Chinese immigrants in Thailand. Published in 1957, it includes a contemporary description of Chinese society in Thailand at a time when China was a newly-emerged...


Japan's International Relations: Politics, Economics and Security

by Glenn D. Hook, Julie Gilson & Christopher W. Hughes

The latest edition of this comprehensive and user-friendly textbook provides a single volume resource for all those studying Japan's international relations. It offers a clear and concise introduction to the...


A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman

by Ida Pruitt

This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same title.


Chuang Tzu

by David Hinton

Revered for millennia in the Chinese spiritual tradition, Chuang Tzu stands alongside the Tao Te Ching as a founding classic of Taoism. The Inner Chapters are the only sustained section of this text widely...


Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition

by Nisid Hajari

Like the Rape of Nanking, the partition of India was a dramatic, bloody crisis that remains a key historical faultline today.


Analects

by David Hinton

While Confucius failed in his lifetime to rescue a crumbling civilization with his teachings, he was to become the most influential sage in human history. His thought, still remarkably current and even innovative...


Great Soul

by Joseph Lelyveld

A highly original, stirring book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments—his success in seizing India’s imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass...


The East Asian War, 1592-1598: International Relations, Violence and Memory

by James B. Lewis

As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international...