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  • Generation Revolutionby Rachel Aspden

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    Generation Revolution unravels the complex forces shaping the lives of four young Egyptians caught between tradition and modernity, and what their stories mean for the future of the Middle East. In 2003, Rachel Aspden arrived in Egypt as a 23-year-old trainee journalist. She found a country on the brink of change. The two-thirds of Egypt?s 80... more...

  • Slim, Master of Warby Robert Lyman

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; Not Available

    General W J Slim achieved something no one believed possible. Appointed to lead what was soon to become the famous 'forgotten' 14th Army in 1943, at a time when British units in the Far East were defeated and demoralised, within six months he had dealt the first death blow to the Japanese Army. This - the battle of Kohima and Imphal - was the largest... more...

  • Chinese Characteristicsby Arthur Smith

    Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    Arthur Smith was one of the top Sinologists of the late 19th century and early 20th century, and Chinese Characteristics is the book which best synthesizes his opinions on Chinese culture and society. He spent more than 50 years in China as a missionary and his opinions range for insightful and profound to inappropriate and ridiculous, but even the... more...

  • An Asian Frontierby Robert Oppenheim

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 75.00

    In the nineteenth century the predominant focus of American anthropology centered on the native peoples of North America, and most anthropologists would argue that Korea during this period was hardly a cultural area of great anthropological interest. However, this perspective underestimates Korea as a significant object of concern for American anthropology... more...

  • A Chinese Traveler in Medieval Koreaby Sem Vermeersch; Robert E. Buswell

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    "The king and ministers, superior and inferior, move with ritual and refinement. When the king goes on an inspection tour, everyone has the correct ceremonial attributes and the divine flag [troops] gallop in front while armored soldiers block the road. The soldiers of the Six Divisions all hold their attributes. Although it is not completely in... more...

  • The Affect of Differenceby Christopher P. Hanscom; Dennis Washburn

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 68.00

    The Affect of Difference is a collection of essays offering a new perspective on the history of race and racial ideologies in modern East Asia. Contributors approach this subject through the exploration of everyday culture from a range of academic disciplines, each working to show how race was made visible and present as a potential means of identification.... more...

  • Working towards the Monarchyby Serhat Ünaldi

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 62.00

    In the twilight years of Thailand's ailing King Bhumibol, battles between royalists and their red shirt opponents are increasing, and the tectonic shifts that lie beneath Thailand's decade-old political crisis have become increasingly apparent. Serhat Ünaldi's Working towards the Monarchy sheds new light on recent developments with its bold analysis... more...

  • Four Days in Septemberby Jason R Abdale

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    For twenty years, the Roman Empire conquered its way through modern-day Germany, claiming all lands from the Rhine to the Elbe. However, when at last all appeared to be under control, a catastrophe erupted that claimed the lives of 10,000 legionnaires and laid Rome’s imperial ambitions for Germania into the dust. In late September of 9 AD,... more...

  • Ancient Antiochby Andrea U. De Giorgi

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This book offers a new narrative of the great ancient city Antioch's origins, growth, and significance. more...

  • The Graph Music of Morton Feldmanby David Cline

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00

    David Cline provides a detailed analysis of Morton Feldman's graph works and how they changed the course of post-war music. more...