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  • Chinese Hegemonyby Feng Zhang

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Chinese Hegemony: Grand Strategy and International Institutions in East Asian History joins a rapidly growing body of important literature that combines history and International Relations theory to create new perspectives on East Asian political and strategic behavior. The book explores the strategic and institutional dynamics of international... more...

  • Exiles in Sepharadby Jeffrey Gorsky

    The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 24.95

    The dramatic one-thousand-year history of Jews in Spain comes to life in Exiles in Sepharad . Jeffrey Gorsky vividly relates this colorful period of Jewish history, from the era when Jewish culture was at its height in Muslim Spain to the horrors of the Inquisition and the Expulsion. Twenty percent of Jews today are descended from Sephardic Jews,... more...

  • Star Shell Reflections 1916by Barbara McClune

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    As the centenary of the Great War approaches, this book offers a unique perspective told in the words and illustrations of someone who was there , on the front line.

Although an American citizen, Jim Maultsaid's parents were Irish and he lived in Donegal. He joined the Young Citizen Volunteers, a group drawn from the ranks of clerical... more...

  • The Fall of Malaya and Singaporeby Jon Diamond

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.99

    In just 10 weeks from 8 December 1941 to mid February 1942, British and Imperial forces were utterly defeated by the numerically inferior Japanese under General Yamashita.British units fought hard on the Malayan mainland but the Japanese showed greater mobility, cunning and tactical superiority. Morale was badly affected by the loss of HMS Prince of... more...

  • A Traveller in Thirteenth-Century Arabiaby Professor G Rex Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the first English translation of the Tarikh al-Mustabsir, written in the early quarter of the thirteenth century by Ibn al-Mujawir. The text is a fascinating account of the western and southern areas of the Arabian Peninsula by a man from the east of the Islamic world, probably from Khurasan in Iran. Ibn al-Mujawir was a man who in all probability... more...

  • The Somatechnics of Whiteness and Raceby Dr Elaine Marie Carbonell Laforteza; Dr Anne J Kershen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Investigating the emergence of a specific mestiza/mestizo whiteness that facilitates relations between the Philippines and Western nations, this book examines the ways in which the construction of a particular form of Philippine whiteness serves to deploy positions of exclusion, privilege and solidarity. Through Filipino, Filipino-Australian, and... more...

  • Group Conflict and Political Mobilization in Bahrain and the Arab Gulfby Justin Gengler

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The oil-producing states of the Arab Gulf are said to sink or swim on their capacity for political appeasement through economic redistribution. Yet, during the popular uprisings of the Arab Spring, in Bahrain and all across the Arab Gulf, ordinary citizens showed an unexpected enthusiasm for political protest directed against governments widely assumed... more...

  • Island of Baliby Miguel Covarrubias; Adrian Vickers

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95

    Island of Bali is now available with a foreword by Professor Adrian Vickers which puts the book into context for a modern audience. First published in 1937, Island of Bali is still regarded by many as the most authoritative text on Bali and its fascinating people. Included is a wealth of information on the daily life, art, customs and religion... more...

  • The Japan--South Korea Identity Clashby Brad Glosserman; Scott Snyder

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Brad Glosserman is the executive director of Pacific Forum CSIS. Previously, he served on the editorial board of The Japan Times. His writing, commentary, and analysis on U.S. foreign policy and developments in Asia appear in publications around the world. Scott A. Snyder is senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the Program on US–Korea... more...

  • Facts and Fables (RLE Israel and Palestine)by Clifford A. Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    The Arab-Israeli conflict is one of the greatest threats to world peace today. Yet for all the importance and passion of this conflict very little is actually known about the story behind the headlines. Behind each confrontation and each act of terrorism is a long and deep story. This primer on the Arab-Israeli conflict, first published in 1989, examines... more...