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  • Demokrasiby Hamish McDonald

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Indonesia, a nation of thousands of islands and almost 250 million people, straddles the junction of the Pacific and Indian oceans. Current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has presided over 6 per cent average yearly growth of its economy, to surpass $1 trillion. If this rate continues, Indonesia will join the world?s ten biggest economies in... 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...

  • Jerusalem 1913by Amy Dockser Marcus

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter examines the true history of the discord between Israel and Palestine with surprising results Though the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict have traditionally been traced to the British Mandate (1920-1948) that ended with the creation of the Israeli state, a new generation of scholars has taken the investigation... more...

  • The Gateby Francois Bizot

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In 1971 a young French ethnologist named Francois Bizot was taken prisoner by forces of the Khmer Rouge who kept him chained in a jungle camp for months before releasing him. Four years later Bizot became the intermediary between the now victorious Khmer Rouge and the occupants of the besieged French embassy in Phnom Penh, eventually leading a desperate... more...

  • The Volunteersby Anthony David; Jon Marcus

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

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  • Asian Juggernautby Brahma Chellaney

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...