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  • The Peasant in Postsocialist Chinaby Alexander F. Day

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 72.00

    A radical new appraisal of the role of the peasant in post-socialist China, putting recent debates into historical perspective. more...

  • Unboundby Dean King

    Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 26.98

    In October 1934, the Chinese Communist Army found itself facing annihilation, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of Nationalist soldiers. Rather than surrender, 86,000 Communists embarked on an epic flight to safety. Only thirty were women. Their trek would eventually cover 4,000 miles over 370 days. Under enemy fire they crossed highland awamps,... more...

  • Unboundby Dean King

    Little, Brown and Company 2010; Not Available

    In October 1934, the Chinese Communist Army found itself facing annihilation, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of Nationalist soldiers. Rather than surrender, 86,000 Communists embarked on an epic flight to safety. Only thirty were women. Their trek would eventually cover 4,000 miles over 370 days. Under enemy fire they crossed highland awamps,... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Setting the Desert on Fireby James Barr

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    It is 1916. The Allies are struggling in the Great War. The Ottoman Sultan calls for a pan-Islamic jihad against all non-Muslims except Germans. But Sharif Husein, ruler of the holy city of Mecca, is smarting under Turkish rule, fomenting Arab nationalism and lobbying the British to support him. It seems to the British a good idea secretly to encourage... more...

  • The High Road to Chinaby Kate Teltscher

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    In 1774 British traders longed to open relations with China so they sent a young Scotsman, George Bogle, as an envoy to Tibet. Bogle became smitten by what he saw there, and struck up a remarkable friendship with the Panchen Lama. This gripping book tells the story of their two extraordinary journeys across some of the harshest and highest terrain... 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...

  • The Korean Warby Wada Haruki

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 43.99

    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...

  • A Family of No Prominenceby Eugene Park

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Koreans are known for their keen interest in genealogy and inherited ancestral status. Yet today's ordinary Korean would be hard pressed to explain the whereabouts of ancestors before the twentieth century. With A Family of No Prominence , Eugene Y. Park gives us a remarkable account of a nonelite family, that of Pak Tokhwa and his descendants (which... more...