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  • Taiwan's Statesmanby Richard Kagan

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    A well-known observer of Taiwan and Asian history and culture provides an insightful biography of Lee Teng Hui, the pro-democracy statesman and former president of the Republic of China. As head of the Taiwanese government from 1988 to 2000, Lee managed, without violence or major civil unrest, to reform the authoritarian state into a constitutional... more...

  • The Secret Behind the Rape of Nankingby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press Co., Ltd 2014; US$ 9.95

    Is the Rape of Nanking a Book Based on Facts?. China Has Been Rapidly Gaining Strength in Recent Years and Is About to Establish Its Status as a Hegemony. at the Same Time, the Chinese Government Is Taking the Nanking Massacre up to a Whole New Level in the International Society. in June 2014, the Chinese Government Filed an Application with Unesco... more...

  • Beijingby Linda Jaivin

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 22.00

    Reaktion?s new CityScopes series consists of concise, illustrated guides that provide a social and urban history from a city?s beginnings to the present day. Written by authors with unique and intimate knowledge of each city, these books offer fascinating vignettes on the quintessential and the quirky. In the first book of the series, Linda Jaivin... more...

  • People of Ancient Assyriaby Jørgen Læssøe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Was Assyria merely a more brutal, more uncivilized and less interesting offshoot of the culture created by Sumerians and Babylonians in Southern Mesopotamia at the dawn of history? Do the Assyrian reliefs that fill our museums give a complete picture of the phenomenon that was Assyria? Was the contribution of this people to world culture merely an... more...

  • Scarlet Memorialby Yi Zheng

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 25.99

    This compelling book provides a meticulously documented account of officially sanctioned cannibalism in the southwestern province of Guangxi during the Cultural Revolution. Drawing on his unique access to local archives of the Chinese Communist Party and on extensive interviews with party officials, the victims? relatives, and the murderers themselves,... more...

  • Thunder Runby David Zucchino

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 10.92

    <p>Thunder Run is the story of how, with fewer than a thousand men, and facing dug-in Iraqi forces, the Second ('Tusker') Brigade of the Third Infantry Division punched a hole through the heart of Baghdad with a high-speed charge to Saddam Hussein's Presidential Palace and Republican Guard headquarters.</p><p>The product of dozens... more...

  • Taiwans unvergänglicher Antikolonialismusby Thomas Fröhlich; Yishan Liu

    transcript 2014; US$ 38.92

    Der Arzt und Aktivist Jiang Weishui gilt in Taiwan als eine Schlüsselfigur des Antikolonialismus in der Zeit der japanischen Kolonialherrschaft (1895-1945). Diese bis heute höchst kontrovers diskutierte Periode ist in Taiwan sowohl für die innergesellschaftliche Verständigung als auch für das Verhältnis zu China und Japan von großer Bedeutung. Das... more...

  • Understanding South Asian Minorities in Hong Kongby John Nguyet Erni; Lisa Yuk-ming Leung

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2014; US$ 50.00

    People of South Asian descent are a large, varied and increasingly visible part of Hong Kong's population. Most have found ways of prospering despite social and economic obstacles and widespread discrimination. Focusing on three important groups—Indians, Pakistanis, and Nepalese—Erni and Leung explore the cultural histories of South Asians... more...

  • The Nanjing Atrocitiesby Facing History and Ourselves

    Facing History and Ourselves 2014; US$ 9.95

    The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War details the events unfolding in China and Japan in the years leading up to World War II in East Asia, and the Japanese occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937. Following our guiding scope and sequence, and including a foreword by Benjamin Ferencz, a war crimes prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, this... more...

  • 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...