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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tales of Old Shanghaiby Graham Earnshaw

    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...

  • Bad Elementsby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Who speaks for China? Is it the old men of the politburo or activists like Wei Jingshsheng, who spent eighteen years in prison for writing a emocratic manifesto? Is China's future to be fund amid the boisterous sleaze of an electoral cmpaign in Taiwan, or in the manoeuvres by which ordinary residents of Beijing quietly resist the authority of the... more...

  • The Gulf Between Usby Cynthia Acree

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    A Marine squadron commander prepares his men for combat and on the second day of the Gulf War, is shot down by a Surface to Air Missile and captured by the Iraqis. As a pilot, senior Marine and squadron Commanding Officer, Acree is a goldmine of the tactical information that the iraqis so desperately needed. Though he is brutally beaten and tortured... more...

  • Father of Moneyby Jason Whiteley

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 27.50

    In March 2004, Capt. Jason Whiteley was appointed the governance officer for Al Dora, one of Baghdad?s most violent districts. His job was to establish and oversee a council structure for Iraqis that would allow them to begin governing themselves.The nature of persuading Iraqis to support the coalition quickly progressed from simply granting them... more...

  • Tales of Old Pekingby Derek Sandhaus

    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...