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  • Setting the Desert on Fireby James Barr

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    It is 1916. The Allies are struggling in the Great War. The Ottoman Sultan calls for a pan-Islamic jihad against all non-Muslims except Germans. But Sharif Husein, ruler of the holy city of Mecca, is smarting under Turkish rule, fomenting Arab nationalism and lobbying the British to support him. It seems to the British a good idea secretly to encourage... more...

  • The High Road to Chinaby Kate Teltscher

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    In 1774 British traders longed to open relations with China so they sent a young Scotsman, George Bogle, as an envoy to Tibet. Bogle became smitten by what he saw there, and struck up a remarkable friendship with the Panchen Lama. This gripping book tells the story of their two extraordinary journeys across some of the harshest and highest terrain... more...

  • The Korean Warby Wada Haruki

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 47.99

    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...

  • The Korean Warby Steven Hugh Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Tens of thousands of US soldiers and untold millions of Koreans died in this war the first major arena of the East-West conflict. This concise international history of the war offers a new approach to its understanding, tracing its origins and dynamics to the interplay between modern Korean history and twentieth century world history. The narrative... 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...

  • Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Historyby Norman G. Owen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    The study of the history of Southeast Asia is still growing, evolving, deepening and changing as an academic field. Over the past few decades historians have added nuance to traditional topics such as Islam and nationalism, and created new ones, such as gender, globalization and the politics of memory. The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History... 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...

  • Heinrich Zimmer: Coming into His Ownby Margaret H. Case

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Heinrich Zimmer (1890-1943) is best known in the English-speaking world for the four posthumous books edited by Joseph Campbell and published in the Bollingen Series: Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization, Philosophies of India, The Art of Indian Asia, and The King and the Corpse. These works have inspired several generations of students... more...

  • Retirement of Revolutionaries in China: Public Policies, Social Norms, Private Interestsby Melanie Manion

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this book Melanie Manion analyzes the largest bloodless circulation of elites in history--the massive retirement of officials in the People's Republic of China. Beginning in 1978 and continuing through the 1980s, Chinese leaders in Beijing replaced millions of old cadres, including veterans of the communist revolution, with younger generations... more...