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Liberal Rights and Political Culture: Envisioning Democracy in China

by Zhenghuan Zhou

This book argues that the liberal concept of rights presupposes and is grounded in an individualistic culture or shared way of relating, and that this particular shared way of relating emerged only in the wake...


Massacre in Malaya: Exposing Britain's My Lai

by Christopher Hale

The Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) was the longest war fought by British and Commonwealth forces in the 20th century. Today this 'war without a name' is largely forgotten, though it had a powerful and secret...


Beyond the Legend: Bill Speakman, VC

by Derek Hunt

Beyond the Legend is the authorised biography of William (Bill) Speakman VC. It covers the whole of his sometimes controversial life, from his childhood in Altrincham, Cheshire to his later life in South Africa...


Archaeology of Early Buddhism

by Lars Fogelin

How do archaeologists explore the various dimensions of religion? Lars Fogelin uses archaeological work at Thotlakonda in Southern India as his lens in a broader examination of Buddhist monastic life. He discovers...


The British Press and the Japan-British Exhibition of 1910

by Hirokichi Mutsu

The Japan-British exhibition in London, 1910 was the most concerted and systematic attempt by Meiji Japan to explain its traditional society and arts, modern industry and empire, to its most important international...


Crisis and Conflict in Han China

by Michael Loewe

First published in 1974.

This volume illustrates the growth of two attitudes towards government in China during the first century B.C., the one progressive, realist and forward looking, the other conservative,...


Japan's New Left Movements: Legacies for Civil Society

by Takemasa Ando

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident that followed the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan shocked the world. In the wake the of the disaster, questions were asked as to why Japanese antinuclear movements...


Quotations from Mao Zedong

by Mao Zedong

Commonly known in the West as the "Little Red Book", Quotations of Mao Zedong contains a selection from Mao Zedong's political statements and speeches. From 1964 to 1976, Quotations was published in nearly 50...


Judges and Generals in Pakistan Volume II

by Inam Sehri

Judges & Generals In Pakistan: Vol-II by Inam R Sehri is another book comprising of his articles [in continuity with Vol-I]; mostly covering the historical scenarios of Gen Musharraf’s military regime from...


In the Shadow of the Rising Dragon

by Xu Youyu & Hua Ze

Over the last decade China has undergone a transformation. After the dark days of the Cultural Revolution, it has emerged as one of the twenty-first century’s most powerful economies, with millions of citizens...


Hanging Man

by Barnaby Martin

The gripping story of post-Mao China and the harrowing fate of the artist and activist Ai Weiwei

In October 2010, Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds appeared in the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern. In April 2011,...


Prosperity's Predicament: Identity, Reform, and Resistance in Rural Wartime China

by Isabel Brown Crook, Christina Kelley Gilmartin & Yu Xiji

This classic in the annals of village studies will be widely read and debated for what it reveals about China's rural dynamics as well as the nature of state power, markets, the military, social relations, and...


A Political Life in Ming China: A Grand Secretary and His Times

by John W. Dardess

This fascinating history uncovers the hidden political world of Ming China, exploring how the most powerful man in mid-sixteenth-century China steered the empire through the worst crises it had ever faced. Distinguished...


Financing India's Imperial Railways, 1875-1914

by Stuart Sweeney

The Indian railway network began as a liberal experiment to promote trade and commerce, the distribution of food and military mobility. Sweeney's study focuses on Britain's largest overseas investment project...


Sex in Japan's Globalization, 1870-1930: Prostitutes, Emigration and Nation-Building

by Bill Mihalopoulos

Based on archival research undertaken in Japan, Britain and the United States, Mihalopoulos offers a new perspective on the relations between gender hierarchies and the political economy in a newly modernized...


Royal Patronage, Power and Aesthetics in Princely India

by Angma Dey Jhala

Investigating the aesthetics of the zenana - the female quarters of the Indic home or palace - this study discusses the history of architecture, fashion, jewellery and cuisine in princely Indian states during...


Military Economics, Culture and Logistics in the Burma Campaign, 1942-1945

by Graham Dunlop

Following the fall of Burma to the Japanese in May 1942, reopening and expanding the link from India to China through Burma became the allied force's principal war aim in South-East Asia. This book argues that...


India in the French Imagination: Peripheral Voices, 1754-1815

by Kate Marsh

Examines metropolitan French-language representations of India from the period between the recall of Dupleix to France to the Second Treaty of Paris. This book explores what a European power, territorially peripheral...


Courtly Indian Women in Late Imperial India

by Angma Dey Jhala

Examines the political worldview of courtly and royal women in India during the late colonial and post-Independence period. This book offers a history of the zenana, which served as the 'women's courts' or 'female...


Woven in Deception

by Nirmala Kasinathan

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Woven In Deception is the story of a wealthy Indian family, a forgotten deceit, and a malignant curse.

At the age of 65, Doraisamy inherits his father's textile empire. Soon afterwards he is diagnosed...