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  • Cultural Securityby Erik Nemeth

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 96.00

    Over the past two centuries, abuse of antiquities and fine art has evolved from the “spoils of war” into a medium for conducting terrorism which strives to erase the cultural heritage of “the other”. At the same time, the growth of the art market over the past fifty years has created opportunities for exploitation of cultural... more...

  • Past Crimesby Glen Erik Hamilton

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 14.99

    When his estranged grandfather is shot and left for dead, an Army Ranger plunges into the criminal underworld of his youth to find a murderer . . . and uncovers a shocking family secret From the time he was six years old, Van Shaw was raised by his Irish immigrant grandfather Donovan to be a thief?to boost cars, beat security alarms, crack safes,... more...

  • Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspectiveby Jørgen Møller; Svend-Erik Skaaning

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book provides an introduction to democratic theory and empirical research on democracy and democratization. The book first examines conceptions of democracy from the origins in ancient Greece to the present day, then tracks when and where modern democracy has developed. On this basis, the book reviews the major debates and schools of thought... more...

  • Techno-Orientalismby David S. Roh; Betsy Huang; Greta A. Niu; David S. Roh; Betsy Huang; Greta A. Niu; Kenneth Hough; Jason Crum; Victor Bascara; Warren Liu; Seo-Young Chu; Abigail De Kosnik; Jinny Huh; Steve Choe; Se Young Kim; Dylan Yeats; Julie Ha Tran; Kathryn Allan; Aimee Bahng; Douglas S. Ishii; Tzarina T. Prater; Catherine Fung; Charles Park

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    To judge from many speculative fiction films and books, the future will be full of cities that resemble Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, and it will be populated mainly by cold, unfeeling citizens who act like robots. Techno-Orientalism investigates the phenomenon of imagining Asia and Asians in hypo- or hyper-technological terms in literary, cinematic,... more...

  • The Simple Rules of Riskby Erik Banks

    Wiley 2003; US$ 125.00

    In an age where companies and financial institutions are keenly focused on managing the financial risk of their operations, the implementation of quantitative methods and models has been of tremendous help. Tools such as VaR, credit VaR, risk-adjusted returns, and scenario analyses have given institutions the means to quantify and understand their... more...

  • OLAP Solutionsby Erik Thomsen

    Wiley 2002; US$ 85.00

    OLAP enables users to access information from multidimensional data warehouses almost instantly, to view information in any way they like, and to cleanly specify and carry out sophisticated calculations. Although many commercial OLAP tools and products are now available, OLAP is still a difficult and complex technology to master. Substantially... more...

  • Alternative Risk Transferby Erik Banks

    Wiley 2004; US$ 146.00

    A practical approach to ART-an alternative method by which companies take on various types of risk This comprehensive book shows readers what ART is, how it can be used to mitigate risk, and how certain instruments/structures associated with ART should be implemented. Through numerous examples and case studies, readers will learn what actually works... more...

  • Waitingby Ha Jin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    Waiting , Ha Jin portrays the life of Lin Kong, a dedicated doctor torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the New China of the Cultural Revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his family's village. Ha Jin profoundly understands the conflict between the individual and society, between the timeless universality of the human heart... more...

  • The Bridegroomby Ha Jin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.95

    From the remarkable Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award for his celebrated novel Waiting , a collection of comical and deeply moving tales of contemporary China that are as warm and human as they are surprising, disturbing, and delightful. In the title story, the head of security at a factory is shocked, first when the hansomest worker on the... more...

  • The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asiaby Erik Ringmar

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Why, from the eighteenth century onwards, did some countries embark on a path of sustained economic growth, while others stagnated? This text looks at the kind of institutions that are required in order for change to take place, and Ringmar concludes that for sustained development to be possible, change must be institutionalized. Taking a global view,... more...