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- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
In 1971 a young French ethnologist named Francois Bizot was taken prisoner by forces of the Khmer Rouge who kept him chained in a jungle camp for months before releasing him. Four years later Bizot became the intermediary between the now victorious Khmer Rouge and the occupants of the besieged French embassy in Phnom Penh, eventually leading a desperate... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.95
This represents the first modern introduction to literary Ottoman available in English. The author has devised this textbook to provide a course of lessons, readings and exercises to take the student from beginner to intermediate level. The book features numerous readings taken from historiography, historical, literary, journalistic and legal sources... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
First published in 1979, prior to the Iran-Iraq war, this important collection of speeches explains some of the strategic foundations of Iraq?s foreign and internal policies under the Ba?th Arab Socialist Party. This work concerns itself with aspects varying from advice on youth ? ?Let us win the young to safeguard the future? ?,to speeches on Iraq?s... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 166.00
This social history of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) sheds new light on the interplay between political and academic leaders and academic organization in the Reform era (1978 - ), and provides new insights into the changing character of the Chinese Communist Party in academic life.? more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99
In Asian Juggernaut , the revelatory and important International Bestseller by Brahma Chellaney, a renowned authority on Asia?s political and economic development offers an incisive and insightful analysis of the region?s pivotal role on the world stage. Examining the rise of China, India, and Japan as preeminent powers and their key position... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 85.00
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...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 50.00
The first complete English translation of John Skylitzes' Middle Byzantine chronicle, with introductions and notes. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 11.20
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...