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Counterheritage: Critical Perspectives on Heritage Conservation in Asia

by Denis Byrne

The claim that heritage practice in Asia is Eurocentric may be well-founded, but the view that local people in Asia need to be educated by heritage practitioners and governments to properly conserve their heritage...


Environmental History in East Asia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

by Tsui-jung Liu

As environmental history has developed as growing sub-discipline within the study of history, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, as Environmental...


Unearthing the Changes: Recently Discovered Manuscripts of the  Yi Jing ( I Ching) and Related Texts

by Edward L. Shaughnessy

In recent years, three ancient manuscripts relating to the Yi jing (I Ching), or Classic of Changes, have been discovered. The earliest—the Shanghai Museum Zhou Yi—dates to about 300 B.C.E. and shows evidence...


Buddhism Between Tibet and China

by Matthew Kapstein

Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of...


China's New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society

by Daniel A. Bell

What is it like to be a Westerner teaching political philosophy in an officially Marxist state? Why do Chinese sex workers sing karaoke with their customers? And why do some Communist Party cadres get promoted...


The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History

by Dudjom, Gyurme Dorje & Matthew Kapstein

Written by a great modern Nyingma master, Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism covers in detail and depth both the fundamental teachings and the history of Tibetan Buddhism's oldest school....


Classical Civilizations of South-East Asia

by Vladimir Braginsky

With particular emphasis on history, religion, literature and arts, this collection provides a multifaceted and representative picture of the classical civilizations of South-East Asia which will be of interest...


Future Trends in East Asian International Relations: Security, Politics, and Economics in the 21st Century

by Quansheng Zhao

The world has undergone significant change since the end of the Cold War. One such development is that the Asia-Pacific has become increasingly prominent in international affairs. This comprehensive study provides...


Greater China: Political Economy, Inward Investment and Business Culture

by Mark Lewis & Chris Rowley

A critical analysis of the reasons underlying the emergence of the Asia Pacific as an economic superpower and the need for judicious evaluation of the likely shape and character of the region's future development....


The Warning Voice

A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

by Donald Richie

Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese


Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific

by Robert D. Kaplan

From Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a penetrating look at the volatile region that will dominate the future of geopolitical conflict.

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Capitalism: A Ghost Story

by Arundhati Roy

With anger and compassion, Roy exposes the sordid underbelly and dark inhumanity of capitalism in India and around the globe.


Japan's Household Registration System and Citizenship: Koseki, Identification and Documentation

by David Chapman & Karl Jakob Krogness

Japan's Household Registration System (koseki seido) is an extremely powerful state instrument, and is socially entrenched with a long history of population governance, social control and the maintenance of...


Marketing and Consumption in Modern Japan

by Kazuo Usui

This book explores the development in Japan throughout the twentieth century of marketing and consumerism. It shows how Japan had a long established indigenous traditional approach to marketing, separate from...


CHINA'S DIPLOMACY: THEORY AND PRACTICE: Theory and Practice

by Jiemian Yang

This book offers a comprehensive review of the Communist Party of China's approach to diplomacy, through an extensive evaluation of the major practices and theories behind the Party's diplomacy, with its main...


Mitford's Japan: Memories and Recollections, 1866-1906

by Hugh Cortazzi

As the preface to this new edition points out, Mitford (Algernon Bertram, the first Lord Redesdale) was a gifted writer whose descriptions of Japan, during the critical time of transition from a feudal to a...


Jahangir and the Jesuits: With an Account of the Benedict Goes and the Mission to Pegu

by From the Relations of Fernão| Guerreiro

First published in 1930.

'The book is full of splendour and strange scenes' Nation

The Relations of Fernão Guerreiro, from which the three narratives in this volume have been taken, constitute a complete history...


Hong Kong

by Jan Morris

In its last days under British rule, the Crown Colony of Hong Kong is the world's most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous...


Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival

by David Pilling

"[A]n excellent book..." --The Economist

Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese...