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  • Modern Korea and Its Othersby Vladimir Tikhonov

    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...

  • 60s Singaporeby P. J. Parsons

    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...

  • The Bronze Age Civilization of Central Asiaby Philip L. Kohl

    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...

  • It's Madnessby Theodore Jun Yoo

    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...

  • The Great East Asian War and the Birth of the Korean Nationby JaHyun Kim Haboush; William J. Haboush; Jisoo Kim

    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...

  • Eight Juxtapositionsby Jeffrey Wasserstrom

    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...

  • The International Order of Asia in the 1930s and 1950sby Nicholas J. White; Shigeru Akita

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book reconsiders the nature and formation of Asia's economic order during the 1930s and 1950s in light of the new historiographical developments in Britain and Japan. Recently several Japanese economic historians have offered a new perspective on Asian history, arguing that economic growth was fuelled by the phenomenon of intra-Asian trade which... more...

  • Nomadic Narrativesby Tanuja Kothiyal

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Nomadic Narratives explores long-term relationships between mobility, martiality, memory and identity in the desert expanses of the Thar. more...

  • Crisis in a Divided Korea: A Chronology and Reference Guideby James Matray

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    Why is Korea still divided into two nations? How does the decades-old tension between North Korea and South Korea affect all of Asia as well as influence several of the world's major powers, including Japan, the People's Republic of China, Russia, and the United States? This book provides answers to these questions and more, presenting readers with... more...

  • Ming China and Vietnamby Kathlene Baldanza

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    An analysis of seven linked biographies of Chinese and Vietnamese border-crossers whose lives illustrate the entangled histories of those countries. more...