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  • Comparatizing Taiwanby Shu-mei Shih; Ping-hui Liao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    As the site of crossings of colonizers, settlers, merchants, and goods, island nations such as Taiwan have seen a rich confluence of cultures, where peoples and languages were either forced to mix or did so voluntarily, due largely to colonial conquest and their crucial role in world economy. Through an examination of socio-cultural phenomena, Comparatizing... more...

  • 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...

  • Nights in the Pink Motelby Robert Earle

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Nights in the Pink Motel is the first historical account of the strategic process that sought to reverse the negative consequences of the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. It offers details and insights into the Iraqi insurgency and Coalition counterinsurgency available nowhere else. This book is a sustained, comprehensive account of all the conflicting... more...

  • Sectarianism in Iraqby Khalil Osman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book links sectarianism in Iraq to the failure of the modern nation-state to resolve tensions between sectarian identities and concepts of unified statehood and uniform citizenry. After a theoretical excursus that recasts the notion of primordial identity as a socially constructed reality, the author sets out to explain the persistence of... 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...

  • Politics and Traditional Cultureby Janette Ai

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 124.00

    This book examines the political use of China's traditions by the party-state in contemporary China. It argues that the party-state has taken an official Marxist stance in terms of the political use of tradition. Besides looking at the official Marxist stance, this book also looks at critiques of the party-state's use of traditions by... more...

  • Fallujah Reduxby Daniel R. Green; William F. Mullen

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 37.95

    The city of Fallujah, Iraq will long be associated with some of the worst violence and brutality of the Iraq war. The battles to retake the city from insurgent fighters in 2004 have already indelibly carved its name into the historic annals of the U.S. military and occupy a revered place in the storied history of the United States Marine Corps. ... more...

  • The Dawn of Tibetby John Vincent Bellezza

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 38.99

    This groundbreaking book reveals the existence of an advanced civilization where none was known before, presenting an entirely new perspective on the culture and history of Tibet. Following clues in ancient texts most considered myth, John Vincent Bellezza treks to the highest reaches of the Tibetan plateau in search of an enigmatic ancient people... more...

  • Rethinking Chinese Imperial Decline: Borderland Revolt and Activist Administration in the Early Nineteenth Centuryby Daniel McMahon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The many instances of regional insurgency and unrest that erupted on China?s borderlands at the turn of the nineteenth century are often regarded by scholars as evidence of government disability and the incipient decline of the imperial Qing dynasty. This book, based on extensive original research, argues that, on the contrary, the response of the... more...

  • Persian Gulf War Encyclopedia: A Political, Social, and Military Historyby Spencer Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00

    Ideal for high school and college-level readers as well as students attending military academies and general audiences, this encyclopedia covers the details of the Persian Gulf War as well as the long-term consequences and historical lessons learned from this important 20th-century conflict. more...