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  • 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 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$ 88.00

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

  • 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$ 114.99

    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$ 33.99

    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...