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  • The Man Awakened from Dreamsby Henrietta Harrison

    Stanford University Press 2005; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.99

    This book is a study of everyday life in rural north China in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century told through the story of one man?s life. more...

  • Life After Lifeby Kate Atkinson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 11.27

    WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second... more...

  • On Chinaby Henry Kissinger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 18.32

    For more than twenty years after the Communist Revolution in 1949, China and most of the western world had no diplomats in each others' capitals and no direct way to communicate. Then, in July 1971, Henry Kissinger arrived secretly in Beijing on a mission which quickly led to the reopening of relations between China and the West and changed the course... more...

  • The White Snake and Her Sonby Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 13.50

    A cornerstone of Chinese popular culture, the legend of the White Snake--the admirable demon who loves her victim--has been continually rewritten, reinterpreted, and readapted for over five hundred years. The Precious Scroll of Thunder Peak was one of the most popular nineteenth-century versions of the legend. In bringing together translations... more...

  • A History of East Asiaby Charles Holcombe

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    This book traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the present. more...

  • Six Records of a Floating Lifeby Shen Fu; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer. In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to YŁn, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell... more...

  • Sources of Japanese Traditionby Wm. Theodore de Bary; Carol Gluck; Donald Keene

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 89.99

    Now greatly expanded to include the entire twentieth century, and beginning in 1600, Sources of Japanese Tradition presents writings by modern Japan's most important philosophers, religious figures, writers, and political leaders. The volume offers extensive introductory essays and commentary to assist in understanding the documents' historical settings... more...

  • Sources of Vietnamese Traditionby Jayne Werner; John K. Whitmore; George Dutton

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    This work covers Vietnamese culture from its origins to the present. Vietnamese culture is heterogeneous, reflecting the country's shifting geography and multiple peoples over the past two thousand years. It has maintained its independent nature while at the same time interacting closely with China and other Southeast Asian communities. The book... more...

  • Understanding the British Empireby Ronald Hyam

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    A study of key themes in the history of the British Empire by one of the senior figures in the field. more...

  • The Spanish Civil Warby Hugh Thomas

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 31.01

    Though more than half a century has passed since the Spaish Civil War began in 1936, it is still the subject of intense controversy. What was it that roused left wing sympathisers from all over the world to fight for a cause for which their governments would not give active support? In his famous history, Hugh Thomas presents an objective analysis... more...