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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Origins of the Korean Warby Peter Lowe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The impressive Second Edition of this standard study incorporates important new evidence on the origins of the war from Chinese and Russian archives. It reveals that Stalin encouraged the attack on South Korea, but also confirms that the original initiative came from North Korea. Peter Lowe has also written an extended conclusion with a discussion... 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...

  • Asian Juggernautby Brahma Chellaney

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • Baghdadby Justin Marozzi

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    In Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood , celebrated young travelwriter-historian Justin Marozzi gives us a many-layered history of one of the world's truly great cities - both its spectacular golden ages and its terrible disasters 'Justin Marozzi is the most brilliant of the new generation of travelwriter-historians' - Sunday Telegraph... more...

  • Customs and Culture of the Philippinesby Gladys Zabilka

    Tuttle Publishing 1963; US$ 14.95

    Galdys Zabilka, author of Customs and Culture of Okinawa, has once again created an informal and interesting compilation for the overseas traveler or the armchair tourist, this time on the colorful Philippines. The reader will be introduced to quaint customs, tourist attractions, folk songs, foods, and sports along with a general review of Philippine... 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...

  • Foreign Devils on the Silk Roadby Peter Hopkirk

    John Murray 2011; Not Available

    The Silk Road, which linked imperial Rome and distant China, was once the greatest thoroughfare on earth. Along it travelled precious cargoes of silk, gold and ivory, as well as revolutionary new ideas. Its oasis towns blossomed into thriving centres of Buddhist art and learning. In time it began to decline. The traffic slowed, the merchants left and... more...