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The Bargain from the Zazaar: Family's Day of Reckoning in Lahore

by Haroon K. Ullah

Awais Reza is a shopkeeper in Lahore’s Anarkali Bazaar—the largest open market in South Asia—whose labyrinthine streets teem with shoppers, rickshaws, and cacophonous music.

But Anarkali’s exuberant hubbub...


Miracles of Book and Body: Buddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan

by Charlotte Eubanks

Miracles of Book and Body is the first book to explore the intersection of two key genres of sacred literature in medieval Japan: sutras, or sacred Buddhist texts, and setsuwa, or "explanatory tales," used in...


Historical Dictionary of East Timor

by Geoffrey C. Gunn

The history of East Timor is related in this book through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places,...


Historical Dictionary of Tokyo

by Roman Cybriwsky

The Historical Dictionary of Tokyo, Second Edition covers Tokyo—one of the world's largest, most important, and most complex cities—from the earliest times to the present. This is done through a chronology,...


Sino-Russian Relations: A Short History

by R.K.I. Quested

This book provides a systematic history of Sino-Russian relations, a history which is invaluable in forming an understanding of relations between the two nations today. Becoming neighbours in the seventeenth...


South Asian Transnationalisms: Cultural Exchange in the Twentieth Century

by Babli Sinha

South Asian Transnationalisms explores encounters in twentieth century South Asia beyond the conventional categories of center and periphery, colonizer and colonized. Considering the cultural and political exchanges...


China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society

by Peter Xiaoming Yu & G. Wright Doyle

Synopsis: As the authors point out, China has arrived, big time. To ignore the Chinese is foolish. Yet, where does one begin? Getting a handle on China, with its sweeping history and vast cultural diversity,...


The Comfort Women: Japan's Brutal Regime of Enforced Prostitution in the Second World War

by George Hicks

"The most extensive record available in English of the ugly story."—Elisabeth Rubinfein, New York Newsday Over 100,000 women across Asia were victims of enforced prostitution by the Japanese Imperial Forces...


Rice Wars in Colonial Vietnam: The Great Famine and the Viet Minh Road to Power

by Geoffrey C. Gunn

This book offers the first detailed English-language examination of the Great Vietnamese Famine of 1945, which left at least a million dead, and links it persuasively to the largely unexpected Viet Minh seizure...


Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan

by Prof J A A Stockwin & J. A. A. Stockwin

The politics of Japan are less widely reported than its economics. Most people are aware of the economic 'miracle' following the Second World War, whereby Japan became the second largest economy in the world...


Censorship and Sexuality in Bombay Cinema

by Monika Mehta

India produces an impressive number of films each year in a variety of languages. Here, Monika Mehta breaks new ground by analyzing Hindi films and exploring the censorship of gender and heterosexuality in Bombay...


The Great Equal Society: Confucianism, China and the 21st Century

by Young-oak Kim & Jung-kyu Kim

Confucianism is the guiding creed for a quarter of mankind, yet hardly anyone has explained it in plain terms — until now. Written in a style both intelligible and enjoyable for the global audience, The Great...


Curfewed Night: One Kashmiri Journalist's Frontline Account of Life, Love, and War in His Homeland

by Basharat Peer

Since 1989, when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir, more than 70,000 people have been killed in the battle between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. Born and raised in the war-torn region, Basharat...


The City in Which I Love You

by Li-Young Lee

Lee's poems are made from his life with his life, his poems are earned. He dares to be simple.


Rose

by Li-Young Lee & Gerald Stern

Winner of the 1990 Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award.


Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienu Zhuan of Liu Xiang

by Anne Behnke Kinney

When should a woman disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the policy of a ruler? According to the Lienü zhuan, or Categorized Biographies of Women, it is not only appropriate but necessary for...


The Writing on the Wall: Why We Must Embrace China as a Partner or Face It as an Enemy

by Will Hutton

The prevailing view of China is that the country is an economic juggernaut sure to become the dominant power of the twenty-first century. In this provocative and stimulating book critically acclaimed author...


Midnight's Descendants: A History of South Asia since Partition

by John Keay

A celebrated historian presents a history of Southern Asia since the Partition of British India in 1947, revealing how the twin forces of democracy and extremism are shaping the region’s future.


Education-at-Large: Student Life and Activities in Singapore 1945â¿¿1965

by CHEOW THIA CHAN & HUAY LENG LEE

The first part of the book contains documentation of a groundbreaking exhibition held in 2007 on student activities and societal engagements during post-war Singapore 1945-1965 and transcripts of forums held...


The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics

by Annping Chin

For more than two thousand years, Confucius has been an inseparable part of China's history. Yet despite this fame,Confucius the man has been elusive. Now, in The Authentic Confucius, Annping Chin has worked...