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Mission to Tibet: The Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Account of Father Ippolito Desideri S. J.

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...


Seoul Book of Everything: Everything You Wanted to Know about Seoul and Were Going to Ask Anyway

by Tim Lehnert

From ancient royal palaces and Korean traditional houses to all-night markets, N Seoul Tower, and the club scene, no city combines the ancient and the contemporary quite like Seoul. Local experts weigh in on...


Thailand Tourism

by Arthur Asa Berger

Understand Thailand’s important symbols, icons, and social practices

Thailand’s culture is unlike any other. Travelers attempting to fully immerse themselves in all that this tourist destination has to offer...


Hong Kong

by Jan Morris

In its last days under British rule, the Crown Colony of Hong Kong is the world's most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous...


A Mouthful of Petals: The Story of an Indian Village

by Allan Scarfe & Wendy Scarfe

Warm, graphic, impressionistic, eminently sensible, this humane and appealing facsimile reprint about 1960s India is a modest account of the part two dedicated, but far from solemn, young Australian teachers...


Bali: A Paradise Created

by Adrian Vickers

Bali: A Paradise Created bridges the gap between scholarly works and more popular travel accounts. It offers an accessible history fo this fascinating island and an anthropological study not only of the Balinese,...


Perpetual City: A Short Biogrpahy of Delhi

by Malvika Singh

Capital to successive empires, and the independent Indian republic, Delhi is finally coming into its own as the nation's first city in the twenty-first century. In so doing, it has left behind once and future...


Grand Delusions: A Short Biography of Calcutta

by Indrajit Hazra

Indrajit Hazra's exploration of Kolkata-once Calcutta, headquarters of the Raj-goes far beyond the expected stories about a metropolis that has been mined for its clichés by a long line of writers, artists,...


Degree Coffee by the Yard: A Short Biogrpahy of Madras

by Nirmala Lakshman

This is a tale of two cities-Madras and Chennai. In this book, the author braids together the essential aspects of Madras and Chennai to give us an exquisite portrait of the iconic city on the Coromandel Coast....


City Adrift: A Short Biography of Bombay

by Naresh Fernandes

For hundreds of years Bombay held India in thrall. A metropolis, 'reclaimed from ocean and iniquity', it effortlessly manufactured the dreams that captivated a nation and drew fortune-seekers to it by the million....


Living Carelessly in Tokyo and Elsewhere: A Memoir

by John Nathan

John Nathan arrived in Tokyo in 1961 fresh out of Harvard College, bringing with him no practical experience, no more than two connections, no prospects, and little else to recommend him but stoic, unflappable...


Asian Business Customs & Manners: A Country-by-Country Guide

by Mary Murray Bosrock & Megan McGinnis

Finally, here is a guide that covers all of the dos and don’ts of business etiquette in Asia.  Asian Business Customs & Manners is organized country-by-country, this comprehensive guide contains information...


Beijing Tai Tai: Life, Laughter and Motherhood in China's Capital

by Tania McCartney

Intensely personal, at times a little controversial, 'Beijing Tai Tai' is a rollercoaster ride of honesty and openness as a wife ('tai tai') and mother juggles suburban family life in urban Beijing. Presented...


Mangoes & Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent

by Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Duguid

For this companion volume to the award-winning Hot Sour Salty Sweet, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid travel west from Southeast Asia to that vast landmass the colonial British called the Indian Subcontinent....


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...


From tokyo to new york

by Corrado Formentini

From Tokyo to New York is a collection of 90 photographs of the author which makes us begin an enchanting journey that starts from Tokyo, passing through part of Japan and taking us to the heart of the Big Apple....


TOKYO VERTIGO: Megacity Sex And Semiology

by Stephen Barber

In TOKYO VERTIGO, Stephen Barber explores the most mesmerising and precarious of all contemporary world cities: Tokyo: the megalopolis, in extremis. Barber probes the multiple ways in which Tokyo projects and...


The Heartland of Divinity: Fairs and Festivals of Madhya Pradesh

by Aruna Sharma

Madhya Pradesh is a region brimming with diversity, visibly prominent in its culture and customs. Home to people from different communities, religions and tribes, Madhya Pradesh is blessed with a unique cultural...


Madhya Pradesh: Unhurried, Unspoilt, Undiscovered

by Probir Sen

Madhya Pradesh: Unhurried, Unspoilt, Undiscovered describes exactly what makes the state special. Unlike other states, the mention of Madhya Pradesh does not evoke a single image; this is because the immensity...


Land of the Striped Stalker: Wildlife of Madhya Pradesh

by Rajesh Gopal

There is nothing quite like the thrill and awe of seeing a tiger in the wild, or hearing the rutting call of a Barasingha stag and the alarm call of a Spotted deer in its natural habitat. The tiger is India's...