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  • 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...

  • Baghdadby Justin Marozzi

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 40.00

    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

    " Customs and Culture of the Philippines is a potpourri of tidbits that touches quickly and lightly on just about every aspect of Filipino life?Much of the little book makes surprisingly interesting and easy reading." ? Pacific Travel News Galdys Zabilka, author of Customs and Culture of Okinawa , has once again created an informal and interesting... more...

  • Trespassers on the Roof of the Worldby Peter Hopkirk

    Hodder & Stoughton 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... more...

  • Foreign Devils on the Silk Roadby Peter Hopkirk

    Hodder & Stoughton 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...

  • Bahasa Reformasiby Arndt Graf

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 38.12

    In "Bahasa Reformasi", Arndt Graf analyzes the political rhetoric of post-Suharto Indonesia from the first wave of major protests against the Suharto government in 1997 to the Wahid presidency in 1999?2001. In this period, New Order types of political communication were challenged by grassroots supporters of the "reformasi" movement with their own... more...

  • Avoiding the Dire Straitsby Mathieu Torck

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 43.56

    Scurvy is known to be one of the most gruesome pathological phenomena that, in the course of centuries, has made innumerable victims. Long distance seafaring operations, war zones, prisons and crop failures all created breeding grounds for the vitamin C defi ciency disease, which was commonly characterized by swelling and bleeding gums and internal... 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...

  • Chopsticksby Q. Edward Wang

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    Offers a pioneering account of the history of chopsticks, charting their evolution in Asian food culture to the present day. more...

  • Han Material Cultureby Sophia-Karin Psarras

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 92.00

    This book analyzes Han dynasty Chinese archaeology based on a comparison of the forms of vessels found in positively dated tombs. more...