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  • 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$ 49.99

    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...

  • Javanese Culture and the Meanings of Localityby Bagoes Wiryomartono

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    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 US$ 56.99

    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...

  • A Short History of South-East Asiaby Peter Church

    Wiley 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29

    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$ 18.89

    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...