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King Hui: The Man Who Owned All the Opium in Hong Kong

by Jonathan Chamberlain

Some periods in history are best illuminated by the stories of the people who lived through them. This is one such story ? the bizarre but true account of Peter Hui, a man involved with scandal, corruption,...


The Philosophy of Japanese Wartime Resistance: A reading, with commentary, of the complete texts of the Kyoto School discussions of "The Standpoint of

by David Williams

The transcripts of the three Kyoto School roundtable discussions of the theme of 'the standpoint of world history and Japan' may now be judged to form the key source text of responsible Pacific War revisionism....


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...


In the Valley of the Yangtze: Stories from an American Childhood in China

by Helen Roberts Thomas & Katherine P. Granfield

A China-born daughter of American Episcopal missionaries tells a story of China that is little-known to both Chinese and Americans in this robust memoir. What were Americans doing in China in the 1920s and 30s,...


The Nightless City: Geisha and Courtesan Life in Old Tokyo

by J. E. de Becker

This unsurpassed study from 100 years ago ventured into Tokyo's red-light district to survey geisha and courtesan life and offer meticulous descriptions of training, dress, social hierarchy, and erotic practices....


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...


Ten Questions on Could China Win the Next War?

by Senator Wong

This book is written for all who are interested to know the likely outcomes to the island disputes that are occurring in the Asia-Pacific region revolving around countries such as China, Japan, Vietnam, the...


Kashmir in Comparative Perspective: Democracy and Violent Separatism in India

by Sten Widmalm

This book investigates the factors that led to the breakdown of democracy and the rise of violent separatism in Jammu and Kashmir in the 1980s, and how the risk of a large-scale war has grown in South Asia in...


The Rishi of Bangladesh: A History of Christian Dialogue

by Dr Cosimo Zene & Cosimo Zene

This book is a study of the changing relationship over time (1856-1994) between the Rishi, an ex-Untouchable jati of Bengal/South-West Bangladesh, and various groups of Catholic missionaries. The book's originality...


Travels in India, Ceylon and Borneo

by Captain Basil Hall & H. G. Rawlinson

First published in 1931.

'Hall is the ideal travel-writer. He never wearies his readers, but makes them love him.' Times Literary Supplement

Basil Hall's Fragments of Voyages and Travels originally appeared in...


The Travels of Marco Polo

by L. F. Benedetto

First published in 1931. None of the manuscripts which have come down to us represent the original form of Marco Polo's narrative, but it is clear that certain texts are closer to the lost original than others....


The Travels of an Alchemist: The Journey of the Taoist Ch'ang-Ch'un from China to the Hundukush at the Summons of Chingiz Khan

by Li Chih-Ch'ang

First published in 1931.

Mainly focussing on cultural and geographical aspects, Travels of an Alchemist are unique in their importance as a source for early Mongol history, enabling us as they do to fix with...


The Annals of the Saljuq Turks: Selections from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh of Ibn al-Athir

by D.S. Richards

Ibn al-Athir, who died in the 13th century, is one of the most important historians of Islam. His major chronicle, the Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh, is one of the greatest achievements of Muslim historiography for the...


The War That Never Ends: New Perspectives on the Vietnam War

by David L. Anderson & John Ernst

More than three decades after the final withdrawal of American troops from Southeast Asia, the legacy of the Vietnam War continues to influence political, military, and cultural discourse. Journalists, politicians,...


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 Chinese People's Liberation Army

by Wei Wang, Xu Dingxin & Zhiyu Zhang

The Chinese Military Library title The Chinese People's Liberation Army relates the complete history of the army of the People's Republic of China. The Chinese People's Liberation Army is written by Chinese...


The Journal of Korean Studies, Volume 15, Number 1 (Fall 2010)

by Clark W. Sorensen & Donald Baker

The University of Washington-Korea Studies Program, in collaboration with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, is proud to publish the Journal of Korean Studies.


The Journal of Korean Studies, Volume 14, Number 1 (Fall 2009)

by Clark W. Sorensen & Hwasook Nam

The University of Washington-Korea Studies Program, in collaboration with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, is proud to publish the Journal of Korean Studies.