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Innovations in Lifelong Learning

by Sue Jackson

Setting out some of the key debates and issues about innovations in lifelong learning, this book critically considers a range of sometimes competing perspectives.


The Ottoman Turks: An Introductory History to 1923

by Justin McCarthy

Justin McCarthy's introductory survey traces the whole history of the Ottoman Turks from their obscure beginnings in central Asia, through the establishment and rise of the Ottoman Empire to its collapse after...


The End of the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1923

by Alexander Lyon Macfie

The collapse of the Ottoman Empire is a key event in the shaping of our own times. From its ruins rose a whole map of new countries including Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the perennially...


Tanaka: The Making of Postwar Japan

by James Babb

Kakuei Tanaka was the most powerful politician in Japan for nearly two decades, and his followers have dominated Japanese politics for most of the country's recent history. This account of the life and times...


The Formation of Turkey: The Seljukid Sultanate of Rum: Eleventh to Fourteenth Century

by Claude Cahen

From Byzantium to the Mongols to the Sultans of Rum, this acclaimed book offers an important insight into the evocative history of Turkey before the coming of Ottoman power.

 

Turkey forms a historical bridge...


Orientalism

by Alexander Lyon Macfie

At a crucial moment in the history of relations of East and West, Orient and Occident, Christianity and Islam, Orientalism provides a timely account of the subject and the debate.

In the 1960s and 1970s a powerful...


China in Transformation: 1900-1949

by Colin Mackerras

In the first half of the twentieth century, China moved from a millennium of imperial rule to the Communist Party-led People's Republic of China which remains today.  China in Transformation argues that this...


Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newar Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer

by Andrew Quintman & Benjamin Bogin

Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world.

Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture...


Legal Transplantation in Early Twentieth-Century China: Practicing Law in Republican Beijing (1910s-1930s)

by Michael H. K. Ng

"Practicing law" has a dual meaning in this book. It refers to both the occupational practice of law and the practicing of transplanted laws and institutions to perfect them.

The book constitutes the first monographic...


Autonomy and Disintegration in Indonesia

by Harry Aveling & Damien Kingsbury

Fragmentation in Indonesia is by far the most critical issue now facing the state. This book analyses social unrest, autonomy and separatism in the wake of the Indonesian economic crisis, placing them in the...


Missionary Zeal and Institutional Control: Organizational Contradictions in the Basel Mission on the Gold Coast 1828-1917

by Jon Miller

This book is about the Basel Mission in the Gold Coast (now Ghana) before the First World War. Miller reconstructs the backgrounds and motivations of the mission's participants and describes the organizational...


In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos

by Richard Lloyd Parry

In the last years of the twentieth century, foreign correspondent Richard Lloyd Parry found himself in the vast island nation of Indonesia, one of the most alluring, mysterious, and violent countries in the...


Photography in Japan 1853 - 1912

by Terry Bennett

Photography in Japan 1853-1912 is a fascinating visual record of Japanese culture during its metamorphosis from a feudal society to a modern, industrial nation at a time when the art of photography was still...


The Weave of My Life: A Dalit Woman's Memoirs

by Urmila Pawar, Maya Pandit & Wandana Sonalkar

"My mother used to weave aaydans, the Marathi generic term for all things made from bamboo. I find that her act of weaving and my act of writing are organically linked. The weave is similar. It is the weave...


Translating Mount Fuji: Modern Japanese Fiction and the Ethics of Identity

by Dennis Washburn

Dennis Washburn traces the changing character of Japanese national identity in the works of six major authors: Ueda Akinari, Natsume S?seki, Mori ?gai, Yokomitsu Riichi, ?oka Shohei, and Mishima Yukio. By focusing...


Strangers in the Ethnic Homeland: Japanese Brazilian Return Migration in Transnational Perspective

by Takeyuki Tsuda

Since the late 1980s, Brazilians of Japanese descent have been "return" migrating to Japan as unskilled foreign workers. With an immigrant population currently estimated at roughly 280,000, Japanese Brazilians...


Burmese Looking Glass: A Human Rights Adventure and a Jungle Revolution

by Edith T. Mirante

As captivating as the most thrilling novel, Burmese Looking Glass tells the story of tribal peoples who, though ravaged by malaria and weakened by poverty, are unforgettably brave. Author Edith Mirante first...


Red Star over China: The Classic Account of the Birth of Chinese Communism

by Edgar Snow & Dr. John K. Fairbank

The first Westerner to meet Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Communist leaders in 1936, Edgar Snow came away with the first authorized account of Mao’s life, as well as a history of the famous Long March and the...


Harmonious Intervention: China's Quest for Relational Security

by Chiung-Chiu Huang & Chih-Yu Shih

Two major features of international relations at the beginning of the 21st century are global governance and the rise of China. Global governance, advocating global norms, requires intervention into sovereign...


Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

by Robert Tierney

Tropics of Savagery is an incisive and provocative study of the figures and tropes of "savagery" in Japanese colonial culture. Through a rigorous analysis of literary works, ethnographic studies, and a variety...