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Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen

by Abby Denson

Travelling to Japan has never been so much fun—visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi!

This full-color graphic novel Japan guidebook is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture...


The Descartes Highlands

by Eric Gamalinda

The American debut novel by the winner of the National Book Award of the Philippines.


Singapore: World City

by Kim Inglis

With stunning photographs and insightful commentary this travel pictorial and Singapore travel guide captures the dynamism of a remarkable Pacific nation.

In just a few short decades, Singapore has transformed...


As the Indus flows. Travel in Ladakh

by Danilo Di Gangi

In 1993, Danilo di Gangi took his first trip to the north of India, crossing the Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and turbulent Kashmir. Other trips followed in 1995, 1998, 2003 and finally, in a journey both remarkable...


Yellow River Odyssey

by Bill Porter

Bill Porter, a.k.a Red Pine, connects modern China to its past in a riveting journey down the Yellow River.


Singapore Noir

by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Singapore is exposed in all of its noir glory with scintillating stories from the very best of the city's authors.


Java Adventure Guide

by Periplus Editors

The ultimate adventure guide

This is the most comprehensive guide to Java ever produced. Hundreds of pages of travel tips and dozens of lively articles on history, nature, and the arts, take you right under the...


Bhutan

by John Berthold & Lyonpo Thinley Gyamtsho

Regarded as the "crown jewel of the Himalayas," the Kingdom of Bhutan is the last remaining independent country to support Buddhism as the official state religion. Photographed over the course of three years,...


Song of the Road

by Cyrus Stearns

In Song of the Road, Tsarchen Losal Gyatso (1502-66), a tantric master of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, weaves ecstatic poetry, song, and accounts of visionary experiences into a record of pilgrimage...


Mission to Tibet

by Ippolito Desideri, Michael J Sweet & Leonard Zwilling

Mission to Tibet recounts the fascinating eighteenth-century journey of the Jesuit priest ippolito Desideri (1684 - 1733) to the Tibetan plateau. The italian missionary was most notably the first european to...


Balinese Food: The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali

by Vivienne Kruger

Explore the exotic world of Balinese cooking—a cuisine dedicated to the gods and fueled by an aromatic array of fresh tropical island spices and ingredients!

In Balinese Food: The Traditional Cuisine & Food...


Kansai Cool: A Journey into the Cultural Heartland of Japan

by Christal Whelan

In Kansai Cool, anthropologist, writer and filmmaker Christal Whelan offers deep insights into the clash of old and new, traditional and modern that plays out on a daily basis in Japan's ancient heartland.

The...


Insight Guides: Explore Sri Lanka

by Insight Guides

Explore Sri Lanka is a brand new guide and the ideal pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour travel guide to Sri Lanka containing 12 easy-to-follow routes that will take you from the bustling capital Colombo...


Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

by Isabella L. Bird

The intrepid explorer recounts her 1878 excursion into the back country of the Far East. Bird describes the vicissitudes of her journey — the difficulties as well as the excitement and rewards.


Beijingwalks

by Don Cohn

Ever since Marco Polo published his wide-eyed report on Khanbaligh, or Cambaluc, the city of the Mongol khans, Peking—as Beijing has been known for most of the past 300 years—has captured the Western imagination...


Malaysia Travel Atlas: includes Singapore & Brunei

by Periplus Editors

Finding your way around Malaysia (and also the island nation of Singapore and the kingdom of Brunei Darussalam) is a breeze with this handy Tuttle Travel Atlas.

Designed for adventurous travelers and containing...


Bubbles of Asia

by Alessandro Del Grand

Alessandro del Grand retraces his ten years spent around Asia, sharing his stories of travels made during the period between the years 2002 and 2012 and analyzing the dramatic changes that the Asian continent...


China Survival Guide: How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps, 3rd Edition

by Larry Herzberg & Qin Herzberg

An updated edition of the best-selling travel guide that spells out tourist problems and solutions with humor and candor.


Dundurn Vietnam War Library Bundle: Guerrilla Nation / Indochina Now and Then / Cross-Border Warriors

by Michael Maclear, George Fetherling & Fred Gaffen

The Vietnam War was a regional conflict that turned into an epic confrontation between democracy and collectivism, traumatizing the people of the nations that fought and leaving long-lasting physical damage...


The Cultural Career of Coolness: Discourses and Practices of Affect Control in European Antiquity, the United States, and Japan

by Catrin Gersdorf, Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit, Ulla Haselstein & Elena Giannoulis et al.

Today, coolness is a term most often used in advertising trendy commodities, or, more generally, in promoting urban lifestyles. The Cultural Career of Coolness explores the history of the term as a metaphor...