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  • The River of Lost Footstepsby Thant Myint-U

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    For nearly two decades Western governments and a growing activist community have been frustrated in their attempts to bring about a freer and more democratic Burma--through sanctions and tourist boycotts--only to see an apparent slide toward even harsher dictatorship. But what do we really know about Burma and its history? And what can Burma's past... more...

  • Chinese Lessonsby John Pomfret

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 18.99

    "A highly personal, honest, funny and well-informed account of China's hyperactive effort to forget its past and reinvent its future."-- The New York Times Book Review   As one the first American students admitted to China after the communist revolution, John Pomfret was exposed to a country still emerging from the twin tragedies of the... more...

  • Triumph at Kapyongby Dan Bjarnason

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 11.99

    This is the story of the first battle by Canada?s soldiers in the Korean War. These volunteers ? truck drivers, construction workers, kids just out of high school ? outnumbered, they beat off some of the toughest troops on earth. more...

  • Understanding Gandhiby Usha Thakkar; Jayshree Mehta

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 25.95

    Understanding Gandhi is a collection of interviews of six of Mahatma Gandhi’s closest associates—J.B. Kriplani, Raihana Tyabji, Dada Dharmadhikari, Sushila Nayar, Jhaver Patel and Sucheta Kripalani. The interviewees reflect on Gandhi’s ideas in the light of changes that took place in India after Independence. These interviews have been... more...

  • Knowledge and Text Production in an Age of Print: China, 900-1400by Lucille Chia; Hilde de Weerdt

    BRILL 2011; US$ 185.00

    The essays in this volume seek to flesh out the diversity of Chinese textual production during the period spanning the tenth and fourteenth centuries when printing became a widely used technology. more...

  • Chinese Indonesians and Regime Changeby Marleen Dieleman; Juliette Koning; Peter Post

    BRILL 2010; US$ 137.00

    The existing literature on Chinese Indonesians has so far tended to take an approach of either victimization and marginalization or a focus on elite businessmen and their economic influence. This volume takes a different perspective. The Chinese in Indonesia were not only innocent victims of history, but were simultaneously active agents of change.... more...

  • Religious Transformation in South Asiaby Christopher Harding

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 124.99

    In the last decades of the nineteenth century, urgent and unprecedented demands among oppressed peoples in colonial India drove what came to be called 'mass conversion movements' towards a range of Christian denominations, launching a revolution in South Asia's two thousand-year Christian history. For all the scale, drama, and lasting controversy... more...

  • A History of Indiaby Romila Thapar

    Penguin Books Ltd 1990; Not Available

    A history of India upto 1300 AD introducing the beginnings of India's cultural dynamics more...

  • City of Heavenly Tranquillityby Jasper Becker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    The great city of Beijing, capital of China from the ninth century, and given its form for five hundred years by the Ming Dynasty, was for a millennium one of the most extraordinary places on earth. At a time when London, Paris, or Rome had only several hundred thousand residents, Beijing held over a million. This book tells the history of this great... more...

  • Indiaby Patrick French

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    One of this century's greatest surprises has been the economic and social revolution in India. A country long characterized by such adjectives as 'timeless', 'spiritual' and 'backward' is now viewed through a new set of clichés: 'hi-tech', 'materialistic', 'go-getting'. But what is the real nature of this rapid change, and what are its roots? ... more...