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  • Colonial Project, National Gameby Andrew D. Morris

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 57.95

    In this engrossing cultural history of baseball in Taiwan, Andrew D. Morris traces the game?s social, ethnic, political, and cultural significance since its introduction on the island more than one hundred years ago. Introduced by the Japanese colonial government at the turn of the century, baseball was expected to "civilize" and modernize Taiwan?s... more...

  • John Skylitzes: A Synopsis of Byzantine History, 811?1057by John Skylitzes; John Wortley

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 34.00

    The first complete English translation of John Skylitzes' Middle Byzantine chronicle, with introductions and notes, first published in 2010. more...

  • The River of Lost Footstepsby Thant Myint-U

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    For nearly two decades Western governments and a growing activist community have been frustrated in their attempts to bring about a freer and more democratic Burma--through sanctions and tourist boycotts--only to see an apparent slide toward even harsher dictatorship. But what do we really know about Burma and its history? And what can Burma's past... more...

  • Chinese Lessonsby John Pomfret

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 17.99

    "A highly personal, honest, funny and well-informed account of China's hyperactive effort to forget its past and reinvent its future."-- The New York Times Book Review   As one the first American students admitted to China after the communist revolution, John Pomfret was exposed to a country still emerging from the twin tragedies of the... more...

  • Triumph at Kapyongby Dan Bjarnason

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 22.99

    This is the story of the first battle by Canada?s soldiers in the Korean War. These volunteers ? truck drivers, construction workers, kids just out of high school ? outnumbered, they beat off some of the toughest troops on earth. more...

  • Pan-Asianismby Sven Saaler; Christopher W. A. Szpilman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 74.99

    Pan-Asianism has been an ideal of Asian solidarity, regional cooperation, and regional integration but also served to justify expansionism and aggression. As such, it has been a decisive factor in the history of Asia and the Pacific region. This groundbreaking collection brings seminal documents on Pan-Asianism to the Western reader for the first time.... more...

  • Pan-Asianismby Sven Saaler; Christopher W. A. Szpilman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 74.99

    Pan-Asianism has been an ideal of Asian solidarity, regional cooperation, and regional integration but also served to justify expansionism and aggression. As such, it has been a decisive factor in the history of Asia and the Pacific region. This groundbreaking collection brings seminal documents on Pan-Asianism to the Western reader for the first time.... more...

  • Understanding Gandhiby Usha Thakkar; Jayshree Mehta

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 25.95

    Understanding Gandhi is a collection of interviews of six of Mahatma Gandhi’s closest associates—J.B. Kriplani, Raihana Tyabji, Dada Dharmadhikari, Sushila Nayar, Jhaver Patel and Sucheta Kripalani. The interviewees reflect on Gandhi’s ideas in the light of changes that took place in India after Independence. These interviews have been... more...

  • Ottomans, Turks and the Balkansby Ebru Boyar

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 29.00

    The loss of the Balkans was not merely a physical but also a psychological disaster for the Ottoman Empire. In this frank assessment, Ebru Boyar charts the creation of modern Turkish self-perception during the transition period from the late Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. The Balkans played a key role in identity construction during this period;... more...

  • Qajar Pact, Theby Vanessa Martin

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 29.00

    The Qajar Pact explores new perspectives on the nineteenth-century Iranian state and society, and is the first broad study of lower social groups in this period. Vanessa Martin argues that Qajar government was certainly despotic, but was also founded on a consensus based on the Islamic principles of consultation and negotiation. The author focuses... more...