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- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 69.00
Fighting for Peace brings to light an important yet neglected aspect of opposition to the Iraq War?the role of veterans and their families. Drawing on extensive participant observation and interviews, Lisa Leitz demonstrates how the harrowing war experiences of veterans and their families motivated a significant number of them to engage in peace... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
First published in 1932. As well as an extensive introduction, this edition contains notes to all four books, a bibliographical index, a general index and an index of Tibetan words. The introduction is particularly valuable in that it sets the importance of Desideri's mission in the general context of the Jesuit Missions to Tibet. In Desideri's account... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 62.00
With Foreword by John Keane. The era of the Chinese leaders Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao was one in which China became richer, more powerful, more prominent and more vexed. This series of essays, originally published on the Open Democracy website between 2006 and 2013, attempts to make sense of the cultural, political and economic dynamics within which... more...
- University Press of America 2014; US$ 59.99
This book offers an annotated translation of two of preeminent Chinese Tang dynasty monk Chengguan?s most revered masterpieces. With this book, Chengguan?s Commentaries to the Avatamsaka Sutra and The Meanings Proclaimed in the Subcommentaries Accompanying the Commentaries to the Avatamsaka Sutra are finally brought to Western audiences. more...
You Don't Know What You Think You "Know" About . . . The Communist Revolution and the REAL Path to EmancipationInsight Press 2014; US$ 5.99
This book takes on and refutes the conventional wisdom that communist revolution has been a disaster and nightmare. In a wide-ranging, provocative, and richly detailed interview, Raymond Lotta, a political economist and expert in the history of communism, guides the reader through the “first wave? of socialist revolutions: the Paris Commune of 1871,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00
This volume seeks to examine the evolving contours of Asian multilateralism through emerging China and how it is likely to impact on the growth trajectories of Asian countries. From this perspective, it explores the prospects for ?partnership? in Asia, especially in terms of China?s engagement with its principal Asian neighbours, especially India.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00
In the early years of the 20th century, control over Tibet was contested by three major empires: those of China, Russia and Britain. The imperial powers and those who came in their wake - missionaries, scholars, traders and soldiers - employed local staff to assist in their dealings with the Tibetans, and these employees were in the vanguard of Tibet's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Why did the 1989 Chinese student movement end in violent confrontation at Tiananmen Square, despite the fact that both the Chinese government and the students very much wanted to avoid violence? This puzzle, which lies at the heart of the tragic events at Tiananmen, is addressed here from a fresh perspective that sheds new insight into these dramatic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95
Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the Gulf War had a traumatic effect on the Middle East and its implications were particularly serious for Israel, which felt obliged to reassess its strategic and military perspectives. This is an examination of the lessons that the Gulf War holds for Israel. more...