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  • The U.S. Government and the Vietnam War: Executive and Legislative Roles and Relationships, Part IVby William Conrad Gibbons

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 128.95

    This fourth volume of a five-part policy history of the U.S. government and the Vietnam War covers the core period of U.S. involvement, from July 1965, when the decision was made to send large-scale U.S. forces, to the beginning of 1968, just before the Tet offensive and the decision to seek a negotiated settlement. Using a wide variety of archival... more...

  • Retirement of Revolutionaries in Chinaby Melanie Manion

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this book Melanie Manion analyzes the largest bloodless circulation of elites in history--the massive retirement of officials in the People's Republic of China. Beginning in 1978 and continuing through the 1980s, Chinese leaders in Beijing replaced millions of old cadres, including veterans of the communist revolution, with younger generations... more...

  • Heinrich Zimmerby Margaret H. Case

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Heinrich Zimmer (1890-1943) is best known in the English-speaking world for the four posthumous books edited by Joseph Campbell and published in the Bollingen Series: Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization, Philosophies of India, The Art of Indian Asia, and The King and the Corpse. These works have inspired several generations of students... more...

  • The Transformation of the International Order of Asiaby Shigeru Akita; Gerold Krozewski; Shoichi Watanabe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In Asia the 1950s were dominated by political decolonization and the emergence of the Cold War system, and newly independent countries were able to utilize the transformed balance of power for their own economic development through economic and strategic aid programmes. This book examines the interconnections between the transfer of power and state... more...

  • Crisis in the Philippinesby John Bresnan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    The book provides an overview of the history of the Philippines from the period of Spanish colonial domination to the present and analyzes the twenty-year Marcos record and the causes of the downfall of the Marcos regime. The essays will greatly aid the general reader in understanding the Philippine-American relationship. Originally published in... more...

  • The T'ang Code, Volume IIby Wallace Johnson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 77.50

    This is the second and final volume of the annotated translation of a seminal Chinese legal text. The T'ang Code, written in 653 A.D., is the most important legal text in East Asian history. Not only is it China's earliest law code to survive in its entirety, influencing all subsequent Chinese law, but it has also served as a model for codes of law... more...

  • The Red Earthby Binh Tu Tran; David G. Marr; John Spragens

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Phu Rieng was one of many French rubber plantations in colonial Vietnam; Tran Tu Binh was one of 17,606 laborers brought to work there in 1927, and his memoir is a straightforward, emotionally searing account of how one Vietnamese youth became involved in revolutionary politics. The connection between this early experience and later activities of... more...

  • The Hidden History of the Korean Warby I. F. Stone; Mark Crispin Miller; Bruce Cumings

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Journalistic icon I. F. Stone?s courageous, controversial book both raises and answers troubling questions about this forgotten war; now with a new introduction by Bruce Cumings ?Much about the Korean War is still hidden, and much will long remain hidden. I believe I have succeeded in throwing new light on its origins.? ?From the author?s preface... more...

  • The Siege of Shangri-Laby Michael Mcrae

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.50

    The story of the quest for a real-life Shangri-La in the darkest heart of the Himalayas? a century-long obsession to reach the sacred hidden center of one of the world's last uncharted realms. At the far eastern end of the Himalayas in Tibet lies the Tsangpo River Gorge, known as ?the great romance of geography? during the nineteenth century's... more...

  • Trespassers on the Roof of the Worldby Peter Hopkirk

    John Murray 2012; Not Available

    No other land has captured man's imagination quite like Tibet. Hidden away behind the highest mountains on earth, and ruled over by a mysterious God-king, it was for centuries a land forbidden to all outsiders. In this remarkable and ultimately tragic narrative, Peter Hopkirk recounts the forcible opening up of this medieval Buddhist kingdom by... more...