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- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95
Available in one or two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 29.99
Cohen charts the course of cultural, intellectual, economic, and political developments in East Asia -- particularly China and Japan -- from the beginning of recorded time to the present day and examines such events as the rise and fall of key dynasties, the ascendance of the British empire, and the development of democracy in Asia. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 15.98
Ten Days That Shook the World is John Reed?s eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution. A contemporary journalist writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping record of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally seized power. Containing verbatim reports both of speeches... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 31.98
This highly original, extremely enjoyable book tells the story of Britain?s extraordinary scramble to world power in the 18th century and how, through hubris and incompetence, it lost almost everything it had gained. At the beginning of the eighteenth century, Britain was an important European power, but few would have predicted her global pre-eminence... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 23.00
Asma Sayeed's book traces the history of Muslim women's religious education over the course of nearly ten centuries. more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 17.58
On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian harmony.... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 40.00
This revised and updated third edition contains a wealth of new material that draws on new research in this area. more...