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- 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...
- 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...
- Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 8.99
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. The product of dozens of interviews with commanders... more...
- 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 groupsIndians, Pakistanis, and NepaleseErni and Leung explore the cultural histories of South Asians... more...
- 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...
- Earnshaw Books 2012; US$ 12.99
The old Shanghai was a rich and cosmopolitan mixture of East and West and this engaging book offers a glimpse into that world through an assortment of photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, stamps, and other collectibles. Evoking different eras, this record also contains vintage advertisements, excerpts from travel guides, flyers handed out to... more...
- Earnshaw Books 2012; US$ 11.99
A forbidden city for Westerners for hundreds of years, China?s capital has always been viewed as one of the world?s most mysterious cities. This book re-creates a sense of old Peking through a pastiche of historical snippets?stories, quotations, cartoons, postcards and drawings?and shares intriguing tidbits about the Imperial Court. Placing Peking... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 70.95
This book shows that Taiwan, unlike other countries, avoided serious economic disruption and social conflict, and arrived at its goal of multi-party competition with little blood shed. Nonetheless, this survey reveals that for those who imagine democracy to be the panacea for every social, economic and political ill, Taiwan's continuing struggles against... more...