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The China Diary of George H. W. Bush: The Making of a Global President

by Jeffrey A. Engel & George H. W. Bush

Available in print for the first time, this day-by-day diary of George H. W. Bush's life in China opens a fascinating window into one of the most formative periods of his career. As head of the United States...


The Great Wall: The Extraordinary Story of China's Wonder of the World

by John Man

It is a wonder of the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists journey to the Great Wall of China, and a myriad of photographs have made it familiar to millions more. Yet its story remains mysterious...


Will the Boat Sink the Water?: The Life of China's Peasants

by Chen Guidi & Wu Chuntao

A prize-winning investigative exposé of the poverty and injustice experienced by China's 900 million peasants, told through a series of dramatic personal narratives.


On China

by Henry Kissinger

"Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first...


The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire

by Jack Weatherford

The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving...


Singapore and the Many Headed Monster: A new perspective on the riots of 1950,1961 and 1969

by Joe Conceicao

Former Member of Parliament and diplomat Joe Conceicao (b. 1924) has chronicled the three occasions in Singapore history where the many-headed monster (riots) had been sighted: the three race riots that erupted...


British Policy in Mesopotamia, 1903-1914

by Stuart Cohen

British imperial interests in Iraq during and after the First World War are well known and have often been studied. But what of British policy towards the Mesopotamian provinces before 1914? In this well-documented...


Kings and Camels: An American in Saudi Arabia

by Grant C. Butler

First published in 1960, "Kings and Camels" is a straightforward account of how an American went to work in Saudi Arabia and came home to America to realize how little the average American appreciated the strategic...


Hygienic Modernity: Meanings of Health and Disease in Treaty-Port China

by Ruth Rogaski

Placing meanings of health and disease at the center of modern Chinese consciousness, Ruth Rogaski reveals how hygiene became a crucial element in the formulation of Chinese modernity in the nineteenth and twentieth...


The Oppressive Present: Literature and Social Consciousness in Colonial India

by Sudhir Chandra

Marking a departure from studies on history and literature in colonial India, The Oppressive Present explores the emergence of social consciousness as a result of and in response to the colonial mediation in...


Muslim Politics in Bihar: Changing Contours

by Mohammad Sajjad

This book studies the engagement of various Muslim communities with Bihar politics from colonial times to present-day India. It debunks several myths in highlighting Muslim resistance to the Two-Nation theory,...


Water Management in the Yellow River Basin of China

by Charles Greer

Throughout history the Yellow River, or Huang Ho, has repeatedly broken through its levees to rampage over the densely populated North China Plain. In spite of its importance as the major river of China, little...


The Central Asian Arabs of Afghanistan: Pastoral Nomadism in Transition

by Thomas J. Barfield

The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 focused international attention on this country for the first time in nearly a century. The need for reliable information has only become been greater. Because of their...


The Heart of Japan (Routledge Revivals): Glimpses of Life and Nature Far From the Travellers' Track in the Land of the Rising Sun

by Brownell Clarence Ludlow

This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the 'Land of the...


Between Love and Freedom: The Revolutionary in the Hindi Novel

by Nikhil Govind

Between Love and Freedom interprets the figure of the revolutionary in the Hindi novel by establishing its lineage in representative Bengali novels, as well as in the contending moralities of Mahatma Gandhi...


Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian

by Brian A. Hatcher

This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820-91).

Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range...


The Return of the Buddha: Ancient Symbols for a New Nation

by Himanshu Prabha Ray

The Return of the Buddha traces the development of Buddhist archaeology in colonial India, examines its impact on the reconstruction of India's Buddhist past, and the making of a public and academic discourse...


Spells, Images, and Mandalas: Tracing the Evolution of Esoteric Buddhist Rituals

by Koichi Shinohara

Koichi Shinohara traces the evolution of Esoteric Buddhist rituals from the simple recitation of spells in the fifth century to complex systems involving image worship, mandala initiation, and visualization...


The Origins of the Korean War: Second Edition

by Peter Lowe

The impressive Second Edition of this standard study incorporates important new evidence on the origins of the war from Chinese and Russian archives. It reveals that Stalin encouraged the attack on South Korea,...


The Transformation of the International Order of Asia: Decolonization, the Cold War, and the Colombo Plan

by Shigeru Akita, Gerold Krozewski & Shoichi Watanabe

In Asia the 1950s were dominated by political decolonization and the emergence of the Cold War system, and newly independent countries were able to utilize the transformed balance of power for their own economic...