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  • Retirement of Revolutionaries in Chinaby Melanie Manion

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76

    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...

  • Orientalismby Alexander Lyon Macfie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    At a crucial moment in the history of relations of East and West, Orient and Occident, Christianity and Islam, Orientalism provides a timely account of the subject and the debate. In the 1960s and 1970s a powerful assault was launched on 'orientalism', led by Edward Said. The debate ranged far beyond the traditional limits of 'dry-as-dust' orientalism,... more...

  • Gandhiby David Arnold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Gandhi's is an extraordinary and compelling story. Few individuals in history have made so great a mark upon their times. And yet Gandhi never held high political office, commanded no armies and was not even a compelling orator. His 'power' therefore makes a particularly fascinating subject for investigation. David Arnold explains how and why the shy... more...

  • Hiroshimaby Ran Zwigenberg

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    An original and compelling new analysis of Hiroshima's place within the global development of Holocaust and World War II memory. more...

  • The Transformation of the International Order of Asiaby Shigeru Akita; Gerold Krozewski; Shoichi Watanabe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In Asia the 1950s were dominated by political decolonization and the emergence of the Cold War system, and newly independent countries were able to utilize the transformed balance of power for their own economic development through economic and strategic aid programmes. This book examines the interconnections between the transfer of power and state... more...

  • A Brief History of the Middle Eastby Christopher Catherwood

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    Western civilization began in the Middle East: Judaism and Christianity, as well as Islam, were born there. For over a millennium, the Islamic empires were ahead of the West in learning, technology and medicine, and were militarily far more powerful. It took another three hundred centuries for the West to catch up, and overtake, the Middle East. ... more...

  • The Great Wall of Chinaby Arthur Waldron

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This is the first full scholarly study of the Great Wall of China to appear in any language and, drawing both on primary sources and on the latest archaeology, it challenges many deeply held ideas about Chinese history. more...

  • The Archaeology of Early Chinaby Gideon Shelach-Lavi

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This book covers Chinese archaeology from the first people to the unification of the empire, emphasizing cultural variations and interregional contact. more...

  • Creating a New Medinaby Venkat Dhulipala

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    This book challenges the fundamental assumptions regarding the foundations of Pakistani nationalism during colonial rule in India. more...

  • Sri Lanka in the Modern Ageby Nira Wickramasinghe

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    Accomplished history of both the state and the people of Sri Lanka which provides an essential background for understanding the country's contemporary problems more...