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  • A Short History of South-East Asiaby Peter Church

    Wiley 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.96

    Explore the fascinating history of south-east Asia A Short History of South-East Asia, Sixth Edition is the latest in a series of updated texts spotlighting this fascinating region. With revised chapters for all of the countries in this geographic area, this interesting text paints a remarkable overview of the characters and events that have shaped... more...

  • The Comfort Womenby George Hicks

    Allen & Unwin 1995; US$ 17.88

    The story of the over 100,000 women who were forced to be prostitutes for the Japanese Imperial Forces during World War II. more...

  • The Search for a New Orderby William Miles Fletcher III

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Fletcher explains how three writers--Ry u Shintar o, R oyama Masamichi, and Miki Kiyoshi--who were supporters of democratic socialism became ideologues for the East Asian bloc ideal that rationalized Japan's dominance of Asia after 1937, and he demonstrates how and why they designed the New Order movement of 1940. He concludes that the advocacy of... more...

  • Myanmar in the Fifteenth Centuryby Michael A. Aung-Thwin

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    When the great kingdom of Pagan declined politically in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, its territory devolved into three centers of power and a period of transition occurred. Then two new kingdoms arose: the First Ava Dynasty in Upper Myanmar and the First Pegu Dynasty in Lower Myanmar. Both originated around the second half of... more...

  • Vietnam, Nowby David Lamb

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 24.00

    When he left war-ravaged Vietnam some thirty years ago, journalist David Lamb averred "I didn't care if I ever saw the wretched country again." But in 1997, he found himself living in Hanoi, in charge of the Los Angeles Times 's first peacetime bureau and in the midst of a country on the move, as it progresses toward a free-market economy and divorces... more...

  • Brother Number Oneby David P Chandler

    Avalon Publishing 1999; US$ 52.00

    In the tragic recent history of Cambodiaa past scarred by a long occupation by Vietnamese forces and by the preceding three-year reign of terror by the brutal Khmer Rougeno figure looms larger or more ominously than that of Pol Pot. As secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK) since 1962 and as prime minister of... more...

  • Chinaby Cecilia Lindqvist

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    The origins of Chinese ideographs were not known until 1899, when a scholar went to an apothecary for some medicine made of dragon bone.” To his surprise, the bone, which had not yet been ground into powder, contained a number of carved inscriptions. Thus began the exploration of the 3000-year-old sources of the written characters still used in China... more...

  • The Two Koreasby Don Oberdorfer; Robert Carlin

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 30.00

    Ever since Korea was first divided at the end of World War II, the tension between its northern and southern halves has rivetedand threatened to embroilthe rest of the world. In this landmark history, now thoroughly revised and updated in conjunction with Korea expert Robert Carlin, veteran journalist Don Oberdorfer grippingly describes how a historically... more...

  • Will the Boat Sink the Water?by Chen Guidi; Wu Chuntao

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 24.00

    The Chinese economic miracle is happening despite, not because of, China's 900 million peasants. They are missing from the portraits of booming Shanghai, or Beijing. Many of China's underclass live under a feudalistic system unchanged since the fifteenth century. They are truly the voiceless in modern China. They are also, perhaps, the reason that... more...