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Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968

by Nha Ca & Translated with an Introduction by Olga Dror. Nha Ca

Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father's funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around...


Pigs and Persons in the Philippines: Human-Animal Entanglements in Ifugao Rituals

by Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme

This book examines how pigs are entangled in the constitution of relations between humans and between humans and spirits among the Ifugao of Northern Luzon in the Philippines. The book applies concepts like...


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...


Indochina and Vietnam: The Thirty-five Year War, 1940-1975

by Robert Miller & Dennis D. Wainstock

Comprehensive, easy-to-read, and objective history of the Indochina and Vietnam wars for the general reader and undergraduate students.


Customs and Culture of Vietnam

by Ann Caddell Crawford & Henry Cabot Lodge

A concise, information-packed background of the history and culture of Vietnam, including the country's relations with the United States.

Comprehensive and authoritative, this book accurately describes this fascinating...


Wild Profusion: Biodiversity Conservation in an Indonesian Archipelago

by Celia Lowe

Wild Profusion tells the fascinating story of biodiversity conservation in Indonesia in the decade culminating in the great fires of 1997-98--a time when the country's environment became a point of concern...


Early Civilizations of Southeast Asia

by Dougald J. W. O'Reilly

Early Civilizations of Southeast Asia presents a fascinating synthesis of research on the prehistoric societies of mainland Southeast Asia. Drawing on archaeological and historical research, both old and new,...


Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

by Kathleen M. Adams & Kathleen A. Gillogly

This lively survey of the peoples, cultures, and societies of Southeast Asia introduces a region of tremendous geographic, linguistic, historical, and religious diversity. Encompassing both mainland and island...


East and Southeast Asia 2013

by Steven A. Leibo

Updated annually, East & Southeast Asia provides just enough historical background on the evolution of Modern East & Southeast Asia to help readers understand contemporary developments in this vital region....


Writing the Mughal World

by Muzaffar Alam & Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Two leading historians of early modern South Asia present nine major joint essays on the Mughal Empire, framed by an important introductory reflection. Stretching from the mid-sixteenth to the early nineteenth...


State and Society in the Philippines

by Patricio N. Abinales & Donna J. Amoroso

This thoughtful book explores the enduring tensions between state and society in the Philippines by tracing its history of state formation and the corresponding conflicts and collaborations between state leaders...


Historical Dictionary of Laos

by Martin Stuart-Fox

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Laos-through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places,...


Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations

by Donald E. Weatherbee

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of U.S.-Southeast Asia relations and places them in the context of the complex...


Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam

by Jatswan S. Sidhu

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam substantially updates the first edition through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography,...


The Indonesian Presidency: The Shift from Personal toward Constitutional Rule

by Angus McIntyre

This pioneering study of the Indonesian presidency significantly redefines our understanding of Indonesian politics from independence to the present. Angus McIntyre blends political biography with constitutional...


The Tet Offensive: A Concise History

by James H. Willbanks

In the Tet Offensive of 1968, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces launched a massive countrywide attack on South Vietnam. Though the Communists failed to achieve their tactical and operational objectives,...


Where China Meets India

by Thant Myint-U

Thant Myint-U's Where China Meets India is a vivid, searching, timely book about the remote region that is suddenly a geopolitical center of the world.

From their very beginnings, China and India have been walled...


Pol Pot

by Philip Short

A gripping and definitive portrait of the man who headed one of the most enigmatic and terrifying regimes of modern times

In the three and a half years of Pol Pot's rule, more than a million Cambodians, a fifth...


Overwhelming Terror: Love, Fear, Peace, and Violence among Semai of Malaysia

by Robert Knox Dentan

This powerful ethnography of a people believed to be the least violent in the world explores how they maintain peaceful relations even under the most dire circumstances. Robert Knox Dentan, the world's foremost...


Perfect Order: Recognizing Complexity in Bali

by J. Stephen Lansing

Along rivers in Bali, small groups of farmers meet regularly in water temples to manage their irrigation systems. They have done so for a thousand years. Over the centuries, water temple networks have expanded...