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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The New Asian Hemisphereby Kishore Mahbubani

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 24.00

    For two centuries Asians have been bystanders in world history, reacting defenselessly to the surges of Western commerce, thought, and power. That era is over. Asia is returning to the center stage it occupied for eighteen centuries before the rise of the West. By 2050, three of the world's largest economies will be Asian: China, India, and Japan.... more...

  • Our Land Was A Forestby Kayano Shigeru; Mark Selden; Kayano Shigeru

    Avalon Publishing 1994; US$ 52.00

    This book is a beautiful and moving personal account of the Ainu, the native inhabitants of Hokkaido, Japan's northern island, whose land, economy, and culture have been absorbed and destroyed in recent centuries by advancing Japanese. Based on the author's own experiences and on stories passed down from generation to generation, the book chronicles... more...