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  • Mao's Cultural Armyby Brian DeMare

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00 US$ 64.78

    Explores the role of drama troupes tasked with roaming the countryside in support of Mao's communist revolution in China. more...

  • Ironies of Colonial Governanceby James Jaffe

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00 US$ 64.78

    An in-depth study of the international circulation of ideas and practices of law and governance in colonial India. more...

  • The Story of Indiaby Michael Wood

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 12.68

    In The Story of India , Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of the subcontinent. Home today to more than a fifth of the world's population, India gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the world's largest democracy. Now, as India bids to become... more...

  • Rationalizing Koreaby Kyung Moon Hwang

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    The first book to explore the institutional, ideological, and conceptual development of the modern state on the peninsula, Rationalizing Korea analyzes the state?s relationship to five social sectors, each through a distinctive interpretive theme: economy (developmentalism), religion (secularization), education (public schooling), population (registration),... more...

  • Christ's Samuraiby Jonathan Clements

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 18.99

    The sect was said to harbour dark designs to overthrow the government. Its teachers used a dead language that was impenetrable to all but the innermost circle of believers. Its priests preached love and kindness, but helped local warlords acquire firearms. They encouraged believers to cast aside their earthly allegiances and swear loyalty to... more...

  • Street of Eternal Happinessby Rob Schmitz

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 24.99

    ' Enjoyable and illuminating . . . Rob Schmitz writes with great affection' Guardian Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas and opportunity. Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighbourhood, forging relationships with ordinary people... more...

  • Asie-Mineure et Syrieby Eugène Gallois; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "L'Asie-Mineure désignée aussi sous le nom d'Anatolie, qui en réalité en est une province, est baignée, au nord par la mer Noire et la mer de Marmara, à l'est et au sud par la Méditerranée. Elle présente du côté de l'Europe une façade très fantaisiste avec une dentelure capricieuse de côtes pittoresques, offrant des baies, parfois très profondes... more...

  • India: A Historyby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 10.63

    The first single-volume history of India since the 1950s, combining narrative pace and skill with social, economic and cultural analysis. Five millennia of the sub-continent?s history are interpreted by one of our finest writers on India and the Far East. This edition does not include illustrations. more...

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

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 8.37

    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...

  • Life and Death in Shanghaiby Nien Cheng

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 10.98

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