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  • Practicing Islamby David W. Montgomery

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 28.95

    David W. Montgomery presents a rich ethnographic study on the practice and meaning of Islamic life in Kyrgyzstan. As he shows, becoming and being a Muslim are based on knowledge acquired from the surrounding environment, enabled through the practice of doing. Through these acts, Islam is imbued in both the individual and the community. To Montgomery,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalamby Jatswan S. Sidhu

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 99.99

    This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Nepalby Nanda R. Shrestha

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 124.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Nepal contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers,... more...

  • The Annals of Tacitusby Tacitus; A. J. Woodman

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 112.00

    A full commentary on Tacitus' vivid account of the last years of the emperor Tiberius. more...

  • Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?by Kathleen Collins

    Granta Publications 2016; US$ 17.32

    An erotic, dazzling collection of short stories by Kathleen Collins, a pioneering African-American filmmaker and writer whose fiction went unpublished in her lifetime more...

  • Strategic Stability in Asiaby Amit Gupta

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    What do the major states of Asia view as the emerging challenges in their immediate security environment as well as in the broader Asian region? What future security outcomes would make them believe that strategic stability had been achieved in the Asian continent? Central to the latter question is China and the path it will take to rise to superpower... more...

  • Who Do We Think We Are?by Philip Yale Nicholson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    This text offers a provocative explanation of the force and place of race in modern history, showing that race and nation have a linked history. The author seeks to show the close historical connection of race and nation as each interrelates with the other in shaping and carrying social and institutional practices over many centuries. more...

  • Shadows in a Chinese Landscape: Chi Yun's Notes from a Hut for Examining the Subtleby Chi Yun; David Keenan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    In this major undertaking David Keenan translates and contextualizes over 100 tales from the Notes from the Hut for Examining the Subtle, a collection of 1,200 tales and observations by Chi Yun, one of eighteenth century China's leading intellectuals. By illuminating neglected aspects of the interaction between popular and elite cultures in late imperial... more...

  • Troubled Tigerby Mark L. Clifford

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    This analysis of modern Korea includes: the imprisonment and sentencing of two former presidents of South Korea for their role in the Kwangju uprising and on various charges of corruption; the death of Kim II Sung and the resultant North-South standoff; and recent labour and student protests. more...

  • Vietnam and the South China Seaby Do Thanh Hai

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Studies of the escalating tensions and competing claims in the South China Sea overwhelmingly focus on China and its increasingly assertive approach, while the position of the other claimants is overlooked. This book focuses on the attitude of Vietnam towards the South China Sea dispute. It examines the position from a historical perspective, shows... more...