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  • The Korean Warby Wada Haruki

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 43.99

    This classic history of the Korean War?from its origins through the armistice?is now available in English for the first time. Wada Haruki, one of the world?s leading scholars of the war, has thoroughly revised his definitive study to incorporate new sources and debates. Drawing on archival and other primary sources in Russia, China, the United States,... more...

  • A Family of No Prominenceby Eugene Park

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Koreans are known for their keen interest in genealogy and inherited ancestral status. Yet today's ordinary Korean would be hard pressed to explain the whereabouts of ancestors before the twentieth century. With A Family of No Prominence , Eugene Y. Park gives us a remarkable account of a nonelite family, that of Pak Tokhwa and his descendants (which... more...

  • Mao's Little Red Bookby Alexander C. Cook

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    On the fiftieth anniversary of Quotations from Chairman Mao, this pioneering volume examines the book as a global historical phenomenon. more...

  • The Koreansby Michael Breen

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    The rise of South Korea is one of the most unexpected and inspirational developments of the latter part of our century. A few decades ago, the Koreans were an impoverished, agricultural people. In one generation they came out of the fields and into Silicon Valley. In 1997, this powerhouse of a nation reeled and almost collapsed as a result of a weak... more...

  • The Formation of Turkeyby Claude Cahen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    From Byzantium to the Mongols to the Sultans of Rum, this acclaimed book offers an important insight into the evocative history of Turkey before the coming of Ottoman power.   Turkey forms a historical bridge between Europe and Asia and as such has played a pivotal role throughout history. The rise of Constantinople and the later Ottoman Empire are... more...

  • Hiroshimaby Ran Zwigenberg

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    An original and compelling new analysis of Hiroshima's place within the global development of Holocaust and World War II memory. more...

  • The Making of Western Indologyby Rosane Rocher; Ludo Rocher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    For thirty years in India at the cusp of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Henry Thomas Colebrooke was an administrator and scholar with the East India Company. The Making of Western Indology explains and evaluates Colebrooke?s role as the founder of modern Indology. The book discusses how Colebrooke embodies the significant passage from... more...

  • India Discovered: The Recovery of a Lost Civilizationby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    Two hundred years ago, India was seen as a place with little history and less culture.Today it is revered for a notable prehistory, a magnificent classical age and a cultural tradition unique in both character and continuity. How this extraordinary change in perception came about is the subject of this fascinating book. more...

  • Pan-Asianismby Sven Saaler; Christopher W. A. Szpilman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 74.99

    Pan-Asianism has been an ideal of Asian solidarity, regional cooperation, and regional integration but also served to justify expansionism and aggression. As such, it has been a decisive factor in the history of Asia and the Pacific region. This groundbreaking collection brings seminal documents on Pan-Asianism to the Western reader for the first time.... more...

  • Pan-Asianismby Sven Saaler; Christopher W. A. Szpilman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 74.99

    Pan-Asianism has been an ideal of Asian solidarity, regional cooperation, and regional integration but also served to justify expansionism and aggression. As such, it has been a decisive factor in the history of Asia and the Pacific region. This groundbreaking collection brings seminal documents on Pan-Asianism to the Western reader for the first time.... more...