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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...

  • Magic in the Middle Agesby Richard Kieckhefer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    A fascinating study of natural and demonic magic within the broad context of medieval culture. more...

  • A History of the Modern Middle Eastby William L Cleveland; Martin Bunton

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 10.99

     This definitive history of the modern Middle East includes significant new material covering major transformative developments over the past four years. more...

  • Growing Up in The People's Republicby Ye Weili; Ma Xiaodong

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 36.00

    In a conversational style and in chronological sequence, Ye Weili and Ma Xiaodong recount their earlier lives in China from the 1950s to the 1980s, a particularly eventful period that included the catastrophic Cultural Revolution. Using their own stories as two case studies, they examine the making of a significant yet barely understood generation... more...

  • Religions of the Silk Roadby Dr. Richard Foltz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era while examining how cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road. more...

  • Iran: Empire of the Mindby Michael Axworthy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.98

    Iran often appears in the media as a hostile and difficult country. But beneath the headlines there is a fascinating story of a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and enormous cultural importance. A nation whose impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbours in the Middle East but on the world as a whole ? and through ideas and... more...

  • Village of Ben Sucby Jonathan Schell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 10.00

    BEN SUC was a relatively prosperous farming village thirty miles from Saigon, on the edge of the Iron Triangle, the formidable Vietcong stronghold.  It had been ?pacified? many times, but because of security leaks no Vietcong were ever captured, and it always reverted to them.  Therefore on January 8, 1967, American forces launched a surprise assault... more...

  • Nan-ching?The Classic of Difficult Issuesby Paul U. Unschuld

    University of California Press 1986; US$ 12.95

    Although the study of traditional Chinese medicine has attracted unprecedented attention in recent years, Western knowledge of it has been limited because, until now, not a single Chinese classical medical text has been available in a serious philological translation. The present book offers, for the first time in any Western language, a complete translation... more...

  • Understanding Iranby William R. Polk

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    William R. Polk provides an informative, readable history of a country which is moving quickly toward becoming the dominant power and culture of the Middle East. A former member of the State Department's Policy Planning Council, Polk describes a country and a history misunderstood by many in the West. While Iranians chafe under the yolk of their... more...

  • The Hidden History of the Korean Warby I. F. Stone; Mark Crispin Miller; Bruce Cumings

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Journalistic icon I. F. Stone?s courageous, controversial book both raises and answers troubling questions about this forgotten war; now with a new introduction by Bruce Cumings ?Much about the Korean War is still hidden, and much will long remain hidden. I believe I have succeeded in throwing new light on its origins.? ?From the author?s preface... more...