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  • Khubilai Khanby Morris Rossabi

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Living from 1215 to 1294, Khubilai Khan is one of history’s most renowned figures. Morris Rossabi draws on sources from a variety of East Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages as he focuses on the life and times of the great Mongol monarch. This 20th anniversary edition is updated with a new preface examining how twenty years of scholarly and... more...

  • What did we do to deserve this?by Mark Howell

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2007; US$ 31.99

    This book gives an up-to-date account of the life of Palestinians in the West Bank in its fortieth year of occupation by Israel. Based around photographs of, and interviews with, ordinary Palestinian people, it looks at all aspects of daily life ranging from restrictions on movement and imprisonment to the effects of the occupation on business, the... more...

  • The Democracy of the Deadby Roger T. Ames; David L. Hall

    Open Court 2015; US$ 34.99

    The Democracy of the Dead challenges conventional thinking about China and its relations with the West. According to David Hall and Roger Ames, it is a mistake to assume that a future modernized China will also be essentially Westernized . It is wrong to supposed that the only hope for enhanced rights and liberties for individual Chinese lies... more...

  • Social and Political Change in Revolutionary Chinaby David S. G. Goodman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 51.00

    This history provides the first book-length study and the first county-level analysis of social and political change in the Taihang Base Area during the key years of the War of Resistance to Japan. David S. G. Goodman explores revolution as process, arguing that the CCP was successful because of its management of revolutionary incrementalism. In particular,... more...

  • Southeast Asiaby Milton Osborne

    Allen & Unwin 2016; US$ 19.08

    A lively and easy to read guide to Southeast Asian history written by one of the world's pre-eminent historians of the area. more...

  • Conjuring Asiaby Chris Goto-Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 24.00

    This book charts the history of modern magic across India, China and Japan, analyzing representations in the cultural imagination of the West. more...

  • Javanese Culture and the Meanings of Localityby Bagoes Wiryomartono

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 71.00

    The book analyzes various aspects of Javanese culture and society, including its history, customs, arts, architecture, polity, and society. This study strongly emphasizes the importance of local cultures over global monoculture and examines how localities have adapted to foreign influences. more...

  • The Class of 1761by Iona Man-Cheong

    Stanford University Press 2004; US$ 62.50

    A rich and engaging study of one graduating class of the imperial examination system of eighteenth-century China. more...

  • Despite Culturesby Botakoz Kassymbekova

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 28.95

    Despite Cultures examines the strategies and realities of the Soviet state-building project in Tajikistan during the 1920s and 1930s. Based on extensive archival research, Botakoz Kassymbekova analyzes the tactics of Soviet officials at the center and periphery that produced, imitated, and improvised governance in this Soviet southern borderland... more...

  • The Mongol Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Timothy May

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 198.00

    In the 13th century, Chinggis Khan rose to power, leading an empire of a million people and defeating surrounding regions with much larger populations. This compendium follows the achievements—and failures—of the Mongol Empire from the birth of Chinggis Khan in 1162 to the formation of the successor states that came from the dissolution of the world... more...