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- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 8.37
The author of the international bestsellers Watching the Tree and Falling Leaves has always been fascinated by proverbs and their importance and use in China. Both her book titles are based on such proverbs. more...
- Potomac Books 2013; US$ 29.95
North Korea has remained a thorn in the side of the United States ever since its creation in the aftermath of the Korean conflict of 1950?1953. Crafting a foreign policy that effectively deals with North Korea, while still ensuring stability and security on the Korean Peninsula?and in Northeast Asia as a whole?has proved very challenging for successive... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 70.50
By tracing the path of the Congress Party?s development since independence, the author demonstrates the reasons for its success. A postscript deals with the 1967 elections, regarded as a turning point in post-independence Indian politics. Originally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 49.00
A study of the growth of semi-personal Chinese armies and the rise of militarists to a position that permitted them to seize power upon the breakdown of the monarchic system. It traces the modernization of the land forces of the Chinese Empire and evaluates progress attained up to the establishment of the Republic in 1912. Ralph Powell is on leave... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 75.50
This full account of the partition of India and the transfer of power from England begins with the outbreak of war in 1939 and ends with the transfer itself in 1947. Originally published in 1957. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38
The culmination of a lifetime's field work and research, William Lindesay selects fifty artefacts from around the world to tell the story of the Great Wall from the second century BC to the late-twentieth century. Abraham Ortelius' pioneering world atlas, the unexpected origins of 'wolf smoke', the proliferation of the blunderbuss in the fifteenth... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
The period spanning the 1880s to 1945 was a crucially important formative time for Korea, during which understandings of modernity were largely shaped by the images of Korea?s neighbours to the east, west and north. China, Japan and Russia represented at some moments modern threats, but also denoted a range of alternative modernity possibilities,... more...
- Andrews UK 2015; US$ 6.99
A not too serious look at life in a Singapore undergoing the transition from a long-established British colony to an independent state. This is seen through the eyes of a young family transported from London suburbia to the totally different environment of the Far East. This collection of anecdotes, experiences and memories reflects the differences... more...