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  • Coxinga and the Fall of the Ming Dynastyby Jonathan Clements

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    This is the fantastic true story of the infamous pirate; Coxinga who became king of Taiwan and was made a god - twice. From humble origins, Coxinga's father became the richest man in China and Admiral of the Emperor's navy during the Ming Dynasty. As his eldest son, Coxinga was given the best education and developed a love of poetry and the study... more...

  • Modern China: All That Mattersby Jonathan Clements

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 6.99

    In Modern China: All That Matters, Jonathan Clements presents China as the Chinese themselves see it. He explains the key issues of national reconstruction; the Cold War, the Cultural Revolution, and the dizzying spectacle of China's economic reform. Clements offers a Chinese perspective on such events as the Handover of Hong Kong, and chronicles the... more...

  • Modern Japan: All That Mattersby Jonathan Clements

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 10.99

    Jonathan Clements charts the rise of Japan since the end of World War Two. Presenting the country as the Japanese themselves see it, he explains key issues in national reconstruction, the often-overlooked US Occupation, the influence of the Cold War, student unrest, political scandals, and the meteoric rise and sudden fall of the Japanese economy... more...

  • The Art of Warby Jonathan Clements

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 10.99

    A new translation for the 21st century. The Art of War by Sun Tzu is one of the most influential political and business books of our era. This gateway edition for the 21st century reader rediscovers the essential clarity of the ancient masterpiece, cited by generals from a dozen Chinese dynasties, international business leaders, and modern military... more...

  • A Brief History of the Vikingsby Jonathan Clements

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 10.99

    'From the Fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord.' Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade, raid and invade along the coasts of Europe. Their influence and expeditions extended from Newfoundland to Baghdad, their battles were as far-flung as Africa and the Arctic. But were they great... more...

  • A Brief History of the Samuraiby Jonathan Clements

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    From a leading expert in Japanese history, this is one of the first full histories of the art and culture of the Samurai warrior. The Samurai emerged as a warrior caste in Medieval Japan and would have a powerful influence on the history and culture of the country from the next 500 years. Clements also looks at the Samurai wars that tore Japan apart... more...

  • A Brief History of Khubilai Khanby Jonathan Clements

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 10.99

    His grandfather was the bloodthirsty Mongol leader Genghis Khan, his mother a Christian princess. Groomed from childhood for a position of authority, Khubilai snatched the position of Great Khan, becoming the overlord of a Mongol federation that stretched from the Balkans to the Korean coastline. His armies conquered the Asian kingdom of Dali and... more...

  • Christ's Samuraiby Jonathan Clements

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 18.99

    The sect was said to harbour dark designs to overthrow the government. Its teachers used a dead language that was impenetrable to all but the innermost circle of believers. Its priests preached love and kindness, but helped local warlords acquire firearms. They encouraged believers to cast aside their earthly allegiances and swear loyalty to... more...

  • A Brief History of the Martial Artsby Jonathan Clements

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 17.99

    Folk tales of the Shaolin Temple depict warrior monks with superhuman abilities. Today, dozens of East Asian fighting styles trace their roots back to the Buddhist brawlers of Shaolin, although any quest for the true story soon wanders into a labyrinth of forgeries, secret texts and modern retellings. This new study approaches the martial arts from... more...

  • The Dorama Encyclopediaby Jonathan Clements; Motoko Tamamuro

    Stone Bridge Press 2003; US$ 24.99

    An entertaining reference to popular Japanese TV shows, from the publisher of The Anime Encyclopedia. more...