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Emergence of Modern Japan, The: An Introductory History Since 1853

by Janet Hunter

The main emphasis of this book is upon political, social and economic developments, as conditioned by Japan's interaction with the outside world, the advance of industrialisation and the emergence of the Japanese...


China Learns from the Soviet Union, 1949-Present

by BERNSTEIN/LI

In this book an international group of scholars examines China's acceptance and ultimate rejection of Soviet models and practices in economic, cultural, social, and other realms.


Tibet's Last Stand?: The Tibetan Uprising of 2008 and China's Response

by Jr., Warren W. Smith

This deeply knowledgeable book offers the first sustained analysis of the 2008 uprising in Tibet, which revealed much about Tibetan nationalism and even more about Chinese nationalism. Retracing the complex...


India 1885-1947: The Unmaking of an Empire

by Ian Copland

 The establishment of the Indian National Congress in 1885 marked a turning point in modern South Asian history. At the time, few grasped the significance of the event, nor understood the power that its leader...


India 1885-1947: The Unmaking of an Empire

by Ian Copland

 The establishment of the Indian National Congress in 1885 marked a turning point in modern South Asian history. At the time, few grasped the significance of the event, nor understood the power that its leader...


Hiroshima Nagasaki

by Paul Ham

In this harrowing history of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, Paul Ham argues against the use of nuclear weapons, drawing on extensive research and hundreds of interviews to prove that the bombings had little...


Historical Dictionary of Singapore

by Justin Corfield

The Historical Dictionary of Singapore relates this history of this country through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant...


War and Conscience in Japan

by Nambara Shigeru

One of Japan's most important intellectuals, Nambara Shigeru defended Tokyo Imperial University against its rightist critics and opposed Japan's war. His poetic diary (1936–1945), published only after the...


Matteo Ricci: A Jesuit in the Ming Court

by Michela Fontana

Matteo Ricci (1552–1610), the first of the early Jesuit missionaries of the China mission, is widely considered the most outstanding cultural mediator of all time between China and the West. This engrossing...


Tracking the Tigers: Flying Tiger, OSS and Free Thai Operations in World War II Thailand

by Bob Bergin

An adventure in the discovery of history. When the wreckage of an old warplane is discovered in a remote area of North Thailand, the author’s attempt to identify the aircraft and its mission set him off on...


Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Policy

by Robert Sutter

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Policy covers the more than 60 years of the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China. It provides reliable and comprehensive information and assessments about...


China Under Western Gaze: Representing China in the British Television Documentaries 1980-2000

by Qing Cao

This book presents a critical analysis of the images of China portrayed in British television documentaries between 1980 and 2000. The examination is contextualized within the profound transformations of the...


I Ching: The Oracle

by KERSON HUANG

This book contains a dramatic and revealing translation of this ancient classic into English. The Chinese original is set side-by-side with the translation. Two things set this work apart from other translated...


Taiwan in Transformation: Retrospect and Prospect

by Chun-chieh Huang

“Taiwanese society underwent significant changes to define its self-identity, which has inevitably led to tensions with China. . . . [This book] is a brilliant review of post-war Taiwanese history in the...


The Making of Western Indology: Henry Thomas Colebrooke and the East India Company

by Rosane Rocher & Ludo Rocher

For thirty years in India at the cusp of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Henry Thomas Colebrooke was an administrator and scholar with the East India Company. The Making of Western Indology explains...


Salus Vienna Tua

by Henry Elliot Malden

splendid book this"Salus Vienna Tua", from the orginal work of British historian Henry Elliot Malden thet provides a detailed account of the intricate machinations between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans. Malden’s...


LUCKNOW 1857 - A terrible siege

by Julia Selina Inglis

Blood curdling account of the Seige of Lucknow in 1857 India. A fascinanting and shockingly testimony. This is the personal diary of Julia Selina Inglis, the wife of Major-General Sir John Eardley Inglis, who...


Encounters with Chinese Writers

by Annie Dillard

Bizarre encounters between Chinese and American writers


Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Literature

by Tison Pugh

Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Literature examines distinguished classics of children's literature both old and new-including L. Frank Baum's Oz books, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little...


Language, Society and Power

by Annabelle Mooney & Jean Stilwell Peccei

The essential introductory text for students studying language, this book examines the ways in which language functions in a variety of social contexts: how it influences thought and how it varies according...