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  • Colonial Project, National Gameby Andrew D. Morris

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 57.95

    In this engrossing cultural history of baseball in Taiwan, Andrew D. Morris traces the game?s social, ethnic, political, and cultural significance since its introduction on the island more than one hundred years ago. Introduced by the Japanese colonial government at the turn of the century, baseball was expected to "civilize" and modernize Taiwan?s... more...

  • John Skylitzes: A Synopsis of Byzantine History, 811?1057by John Skylitzes; John Wortley

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 34.00

    The first complete English translation of John Skylitzes' Middle Byzantine chronicle, with introductions and notes, first published in 2010. more...

  • Chinese Lessonsby John Pomfret

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 17.99

    "A highly personal, honest, funny and well-informed account of China's hyperactive effort to forget its past and reinvent its future."-- The New York Times Book Review   As one the first American students admitted to China after the communist revolution, John Pomfret was exposed to a country still emerging from the twin tragedies of the... more...

  • The River of Lost Footstepsby Thant Myint-U

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    For nearly two decades Western governments and a growing activist community have been frustrated in their attempts to bring about a freer and more democratic Burma--through sanctions and tourist boycotts--only to see an apparent slide toward even harsher dictatorship. But what do we really know about Burma and its history? And what can Burma's past... more...

  • Triumph at Kapyongby Dan Bjarnason

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 11.99

    This is the story of the first battle by Canada?s soldiers in the Korean War. These volunteers ? truck drivers, construction workers, kids just out of high school ? outnumbered, they beat off some of the toughest troops on earth. more...

  • Understanding Gandhiby Usha Thakkar; Jayshree Mehta

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 25.95

    Understanding Gandhi is a collection of interviews of six of Mahatma Gandhi’s closest associates—J.B. Kriplani, Raihana Tyabji, Dada Dharmadhikari, Sushila Nayar, Jhaver Patel and Sucheta Kripalani. The interviewees reflect on Gandhi’s ideas in the light of changes that took place in India after Independence. These interviews have been... more...

  • Beyond the Dunesby Salma Jayyusi

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 40.00

    Saudi Arabia has changed beyond all recognition in the past few decades, and the country?s writers have been pre-eminent in grappling with the dilemmas, the cultural jarring and the identity problems thrown up by such an accelerated pace of change. Beyond The Dunes opens up for the first time the diversity and richness of contemporary Saudi Arabian... more...

  • Frontiers of Ottoman Studies vol 2by Colin Imber; Rhoads Murphey; Keiko Kiyotaki

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 29.00

    Frontiers of Ottoman Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the surge in research into Ottoman history and culture over the past two decades. The second volume covers Ottoman-European International Relations; Ottoman manuscripts in Europe; Ottoman-European cultural exchange and Christian influence and the advent of the Europeans. The work makes... more...

  • Sunset of the Empire in Malayaby T. K. Taylor

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 59.00

    In this rich and rewarding memoir, T.K.Taylor describes his experiences in schools from Kuala Lumpur to Johore Bahru. Full of vivid anecdote and sharply observed historical detail, his writing takes us from his first days adapting the Western curriculum to local schools? needs to his time as Chief Education Officer for Selangor state, showing the role... more...

  • Frontiers of Ottoman Studies vol 1by Colin Imber; Rhoads Murphey; Keiko Kiyotaki

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 32.00

    Frontiers of Ottoman Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the surge in research into Ottoman history and culture over the past two decades. The first volume reflects the growing interest in the provinces, communities and cultures outside the imperial capital of Istanbul and covers four major areas: politics and Islam; economy and taxation;... more...