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  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 22.00

    The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced by Asians as a catastrophe. As the British gunned down the last heirs to the Mughal Empire, burned down the Summer Palace in Beijing, or humiliated the bankrupt rulers of the Ottoman Empire, it was clear that for Asia to recover a vast intellectual effort... more...

  • The Fall of the Ottomansby Eugene Rogan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 40.00

    The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire - one of the great epics of the First World War, from bestselling historian Eugene Rogan For some four centuries the Ottoman Empire had been one of the most powerful states in Europe as well as ruler of the Middle East. By 1914 it had been drastically weakened and circled by numerous predators waiting... more...

  • An Introduction to Literary Ottomanby Korkut Bugday

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.95

    This represents the first modern introduction to literary Ottoman available in English. The author has devised this textbook to provide a course of lessons, readings and exercises to take the student from beginner to intermediate level. The book features numerous readings taken from historiography, historical, literary, journalistic and legal sources... more...

  • Colors of the Mountainby Da Chen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    "I was born in southern China in 1962, in the tiny town of Yellow Stone. They called it the Year of Great Starvation." In 1962, as millions of Chinese citizens were gripped by Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution and the Red Guards enforced a brutal regime of communism, a boy was born to a poor family in southern China. This family?the Chens?had once... more...

  • Escape from Camp 14by Blaine Harden

    Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 12.72

    Introducing the incredible story of Shin Dong-hyuk - the only person born in a North Korean gulag ever to escape... Twenty-six years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. Located about 55 miles north of Pyongyang, the labor camp is a complete control district, a no-exit... more...

  • The Real North Koreaby Andrei Lankov

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 12.99

    Andrei Lankov has gone where few outsiders have ever been. A native of the former Soviet Union, he lived as an exchange student in North Korea in the 1980s. He has studied it for his entire career, using his fluency in Korean and personal contacts to build a rich, nuanced understanding. In The Real North Korea, Lankov substitutes cold, clear analysis... more...

  • A Single Shardby Linda Sue Park

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 7.99

    In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch?ulp?o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter?s craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday. When Min... more...

  • Burma/Myanmarby David Steinberg

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 10.99

    No country in Asia in recent years has undergone so massive a political shift in so short a time as Myanmar. Until recently, the former British colony had one of the most secretive, corrupt, and repressive regimes on the planet, a country where Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was held in continual house arrest and human rights were denied... more...

  • Hill 488by Ray Hildreth; Charles W. Sasser

    Pocket Books 2010; US$ 7.99

    For some, Hill 488 was just another landmark in the jungles of Vietnam. For the eighteen men of Charlie Company, it was a last stand. This is the stirring combat memoir written by Ray Hildreth, one of the unit's survivors. On June 13, 1966, men of the 1st Recon Battalion, 1st Marine Division were stationed on Hill 488. Before the week was over,... more...

  • Bing: From Farmer's Son to Magistrate in Han Chinaby Michael Loewe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 11.50

    Much is known of life during the Han Empire, but the historical evidence remains fragmentary, and nowhere do we find a continuous account of the life of any one individual. In this engaging volume, Michael Loewe mines the written and material records to depict the imagined life of an ordinary person, Bing Wu, from the hardships of his earliest years... more...