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  • Revolutionary Pamphlets, Propaganda and Political Culture in Colonial Bengalby Shukla Sanyal

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    It demonstrates the effectiveness of pamphlets as a medium of propaganda within the context of political life in colonial Bengal. more...

  • State and Society in the Philippinesby Patricio N. Abinales; Donna J. Amoroso

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 38.99

    This thoughtful book explores the enduring tensions between state and society in the Philippines by tracing its history of state formation and the corresponding conflicts and collaborations between state leaders and social forces. One horn of the dilemma is the persistent inability of the state to provide basic services, guarantee peace and order,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolutionby Guo Jian; Yongyi Song; Yuan Zhou

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 114.99

    The Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China started in 1966 and lasted about a decade. This revolutionary upsurge of Chinese students and workers, led by Mao Zedong, wreaked havoc in the world's most populous country, often turning things upside down and undermining the party, government, and army while simultaneously weakening the economy,... more...

  • Ignited Mindsby A P J Abdul Kalam

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    What is it that we as a nation are missing? Why, given all our skills, resources and talents, do we settle so often for the ordinary instead of striving to be the best? At the heart of Ignited Minds is an irresistible premise: that people do have the power, through hard work, to realize their dream of a truly good life. Kalam?s vision document of... more...

  • The Book of Yokaiby Michael Dylan Foster

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga,... more...

  • England's Yellow Perilby Anne Witchard

    Penguin Group Australia 2014; Not Available

    As England suffered heavy casualties at the front during World War One, the nation closed ranks against outsiders at home. England sought to reaffirm its racial dominance at the heart of the empire, and the Chinese in London became the principal scapegoat for anti-foreign sentiment. A combination of propaganda and popular culture, from the daily paper... more...

  • Midnight's Furiesby Nisid Hajari

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 28.00

    Like the Rape of Nanking, the partition of India was a dramatic, bloody crisis that remains a key historical faultline today. more...

  • Mobilizing Shanghai Youthby Kristin Mulready-Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, youth emerged as a new and important social force in many parts of the world. In China the image of this new youth imprinted itself on Chinese consciousness and made clear to potential national leaders that future governments would not be able to ignore China?s youth or expect them simply to step... more...

  • Reconstructing Afghanistanby William Maley; Susanne Schmeidl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book identifies some of the main lessons for civil-military interactions that can be derived from the experiences of Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) in Afghanistan. The book has three main themes. Firstly, the volume analyses why the ways in which civil and military actors interact in theatres of operations such as Afghanistan matter... 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...