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  • The A to Z of Malaysiaby Ooi Keat Gin

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    The A to Z of Malaysia encapsulates the development of Malaysia from prehistory to the early years of the 21st century. It covers not only Malaysia's history but also its politics, economy, multiethnic society, multiculturalism, scientific and technological developments, and the state of its environment. A host of contemporary issues and challenges... more...

  • The History of Myanmarby William Topich; Keith Leitich

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Myanmar has experienced a seemingly endless series of conquerors, dating from prehistoric times through the reign of Kublai Khan's Mongol forces beginning in the late 1200s, all the way through the modern era, when it was subject to both British colonial control and invasion by the Japanese during World War II. The History of Myanmar provides... more...

  • The A to Z of the Hong Kong SAR and the Macao SARby Ming K. Chan; Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    The A to Z of the Hong Kong SAR and the Macao SAR includes maps, photographs, a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, and events as well as political, economic and social background. However, unlike the rest of the series, all these... more...

  • Shinohataby Ronald Dore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.99

    Not many foreigners have the chance to live in a Japanese village, certainly not foreigners who are sufficiently at home to do so as unobtrusively and intimately as the author of this book. Ronald Dore went to Shinohata twenty years ago when he was studying the land reform which broke the power of Japan's landlords. He went back many times thereafter... more...

  • The War of the Running Dogsby Noel Barber

    Orion 2013; US$ 10.99

    'The story of the first all-out struggle in Asia between Communism and the West, vividly told in an exciting and engrossing book' Sunday Express Only three short years after the end of the Japanese occupation, war came again to Malaya. The Chinese-backed guerrillas called it the War of the Running Dogs - their contemptuous term for those in Malaya... more...

  • Modern China: All That Mattersby Jonathan Clements

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 6.99

    In Modern China: All That Matters, Jonathan Clements presents China as the Chinese themselves see it. He explains the key issues of national reconstruction; the Cold War, the Cultural Revolution, and the dizzying spectacle of China's economic reform. Clements offers a Chinese perspective on such events as the Handover of Hong Kong, and chronicles the... more...

  • Chinese Civilizationby Marcel Granet

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians,... more...

  • Korea: A Historyby Bong-youn Choy; Younghill Kang

    Tuttle Publishing 1971; US$ 19.99

    This detailed, scholarly history of Korea is a comprehensive political and socioeconomic history from 57 B.C. to modern times, including North and South Korea. Specializing in Korean industrial structure, economic planning, and administration, the author presents a concise yet readable historical approach to a greater understanding of Korea's position... more...

  • Political Change in Southeast Asiaby Jacques Bertrand

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    A powerful new survey of political change in Southeast Asia, exploring why some countries have become democratic while others remain authoritarian. more...

  • A Thousand Years of the Tartarsby E.H. Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians,... more...