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  • China: A Historyby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    Three thousand years of Chinese history in an accessible and authoritative single volume. more...

  • India Discovered: The Recovery of a Lost Civilizationby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    Two hundred years ago, India was seen as a place with little history and less culture.Today it is revered for a notable prehistory, a magnificent classical age and a cultural tradition unique in both character and continuity. How this extraordinary change in perception came about is the subject of this fascinating book. more...

  • Life and Death in Shanghaiby Nien Cheng

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

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

  • Historical Dictionary of Tajikistanby Kamoludin Abdullaev; Shahram Akbarzaheh

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 124.99

    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...

  • A Thousand Pieces of Gold: A Memoir of China?s Past Through its Proverbsby Adeline Yen Mah

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    The author of the international bestsellers Watching the Tree and Falling Leaves has always been fascinated by proverbs and their importance and use in China. Both her book titles are based on such proverbs. more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • Macarthur's Warby Bevin Alexander

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    General Douglas MacArthur was highly skilled and world famous as a military commander. Under his leadership after World War II, Japan was rebuilt into a democratic ally. But during the Korean War, in defiance of President Harry S. Truman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he pushed for an aggressive confrontation with Communist China?a position intended... more...

  • The A to Z of Malaysiaby Ooi Keat Gin

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    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

    "The work includes an informative time line, an excellent index, and a sound table of contents. This history manages to be readable, brisk, and an excellent source of information." - Booklist more...