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  • Southeast Asian Historyby D.R. SarDesai

    Avalon Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    Designed to stand on its own, or to accompany the seventh edition of D. R. SarDesai's Southeast Asia: Past and Present , this updated reader includes classic and recent works on the history of Southeast Asia. SarDesai has selected literary and historical writings that address crucial controversies in the region of Southeast Asia. The readings are... more...

  • Visions of Ryukyuby Gregory Smits

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Between 1609 and 1879, the geographical, political, and ideological status of the Kingdom of Ryukyu (modern Okinawa) was characterized by its ambiguity. It was subordinate to its larger neighbors, China and Japan, yet an integral part of neither. A Japanese invasion force from Satsuma had conquered the kingdom in 1609, resulting in its partial incorporation... more...

  • I Didn't Make A Millionby Whitey Smith

    Earnshaw Books 2017; US$ 9.99

    Whitey Smith was a jazz drummer from San Francisco who landed in Shanghai in 1922, just in time to help ignite the Jazz Age in one of the world's most entertainment-crazed cities. It is said he brought Jazz to China, and that claim is arguably true. This memoir tells the story of his amazing life and adventures in Shanghai nightlife in the 1920s and... more...

  • Imperial Japan's World War Twoby Werner Gruhl

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Gruhl's narrative makes clear why Japan's World War II aggression still touches deep emotions with East Asians and Western ex-prisoners of war, and why there is justifiable sensitivity to the way modern Japan has dealt with this legacy. Knowledge of the enormity of Japan's total war is also necessary to assess the United States' and her allies' policies... more...

  • Agricultural Development in China, 1368-1968by Dwight H. Perkins

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Agricultural Development in China explains how China's farm economy historically responded to the demands of a rising population. Dwight H. Perkins begins in the year A.D. 1368, the founding date of the Ming dynasty. More importantly, it marked the end of nearly two centuries of violent destruction and loss of life primarily connected with the rise... more...

  • Retrospectiveby June Yap

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 105.00

    This study is an interdisciplinary examination of contemporary art by artists in Singapore and Malaysia. In particular, it analyzes contemporary artworks that engage with history and national narratives and provides historical, aesthetic, and philosophical perspectives. more...

  • The Armenian Genocideby Richard G. Hovannisian

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    World War I was a watershed, a defining moment, in Armenian history. Its effects were unprecedented in that it resulted in what no other war, invasion, or occupation had achieved in three thousand years of identifiable Armenian existence. This calamity was the physical elimination of the Armenian people and most of the evidence of their ever having... more...

  • Shaping Modern Shanghaiby Isabella Jackson

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    Innovative study of colonialism in China examining Shanghai's International Settlement as the site of key developments in the Republican period. more...

  • The Gateby Francois Bizot

    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...

  • An Introduction to Literary Ottomanby Korkut Bugday

    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...