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  • 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...

  • Japan faces the World, 1925-1952by Mary L. Hanneman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.99

    By 1925 the process of Japan's transition to a modern industrialised, westernised state was pretty much complete. Not only had the imperial tradition been restored with the Meiji Restoration in 1868, but some forms of democratic parliamentary institutions had been set up. However, during the years that followed, the so-called imperial democracy came... more...

  • Jewish Culture in the Age of Globalisationby Cathy Gelbin; Sander Gilman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    This interdisciplinary anthology explores the impact of current globalization processes on Jewish communities across the globe. The volume explores the extent to which nationalized constructs of Jewish culture and identity still dominate Jewish self-expressions, as well as the discourses about them, in the rapidly globalizing world of the twenty-first... 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...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 1971; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • The Korean Warby Wada Haruki

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 47.99

    This classic history of the Korean War?from its origins through the armistice?is now available in English for the first time. Wada Haruki, one of the world?s leading scholars of the war, has thoroughly revised his definitive study to incorporate new sources and debates. Drawing on archival and other primary sources in Russia, China, the United States,... more...

  • The Korean Warby Steven Hugh Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Tens of thousands of US soldiers and untold millions of Koreans died in this war the first major arena of the East-West conflict. This concise international history of the war offers a new approach to its understanding, tracing its origins and dynamics to the interplay between modern Korean history and twentieth century world history. The narrative... more...

  • Land of Two Riversby Nitish Sengupta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 20.38

    Land of Two Rivers chronicles the story of one of the most fascinating and influential regions in the Indian subcontinent. The confluence of two major river systems, Ganga and Brahmaputra, created the delta of Bengal?an ancient land known as a centre of trade, learning and the arts from the days of the Mahabharata and through the ancient dynasties.... more...

  • The Last Days of Kim Jong-ilby Bruce E Bechtol

    Potomac Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    North Korea has remained a thorn in the side of the United States ever since its creation in the aftermath of the Korean conflict of 1950?1953. Crafting a foreign policy that effectively deals with North Korea, while still ensuring stability and security on the Korean Peninsula?and in Northeast Asia as a whole?has proved very challenging for successive... more...

  • Life and Death in Shanghaiby Nien Cheng

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 12.99

    A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution. more...