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  • The First Springby Abraham Eraly

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 49.30

    The history of classical India is a huge and complex maze with many snares to entrap the explorer. Much of it is so thickly encrusted with myths that it is often difficult to separate facts from fables. Undaunted by this prospect Abraham Eraly unfolds, in First Spring, a profoundly illuminating panorama of an age that flowered luxuriantly before its... more...

  • Human Adaptation in the Asian Palaeolithicby Ryan J. Rabett

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 100.00 US$ 82.00

    This book examines the first human colonization of Asia and particularly the tropical environments of Southeast Asia during the Upper Pleistocene. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Tajikistanby Kamoludin Abdullaev; Shahram Akbarzaheh

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 129.99

    The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan chronicles this country through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. more...

  • A History of Koreaby Jinwung Kim

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 42.99

    Contemporary North and South Korea are nations of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian state with a failing economy; the other a peaceful democracy with a strong economy. Yet their people share a common history that extends back more than 3,000 years. In this comprehensive new history of Korea from the prehistoric era to the present day,... more...

  • The A to Z of the Chinese Cultural Revolutionby Guo Jian; Yongyi Song; Yuan Zhou

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    The Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China started in 1966 and lasted about a decade. This revolutionary upsurge of Chinese students and workers, led by Mao Zedong, wreaked havoc in the world's most populous country, often turning things upside down and undermining the party, government, and army while simultaneously weakening the economy,... more...

  • 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...