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- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 49.00 US$ 44.59
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 US$ 68.71
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$ 12.68
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95
The Bronze Age Civilization of Central Asia edited by Philip L. Kohl collates translated articles from soviet findings of Bronze Age and Aenolithic remains in Central Asia. Originally published in 1981, these articles include the latest discoveries at the time of publication such as the Murghab Delta sites to build a clearer picture of civilizations... more...
- University of California Press 2016; US$ 65.00
It?s Madness examines Korea?s years under Japanese colonialism, when mental health first became defined as a medical and social problem. As in most Asian countries, severe social ostracism, shame, and fear of jeopardizing marriage prospects compelled most Korean families to conceal the mentally ill behind closed doors. This book explores the impact... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 5.63
What do Pope Francis and Xi Jinping have in common? More than you think. Approaching the red Rubik's Cube from a new angle, Jeffrey Wasserstrom challenges conventional commentary on China through eight experimental analogies, finding fresh and surprising ways to look at the Asian superpower.'Wasserstrom's Eight Juxtapositions offers more insight into... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99
The Imjin War (15921598) was a grueling conflict that wreaked havoc on the towns and villages of the Korean Peninsula. The commitment of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean forces, not to mention the regional scope of the war, was the largest the world had seen and dominated East Asian memory until World War II. Despite massive regional realignments, Korea?s... more...