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- Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 12.99
In this insightful analysis, highly-respected expert John Robertson canvases the entirety of Iraq?s rich history, from the seminal advances of its Neolithic inhabitants to the aftermath of the American-led invasion and Iraq today. Grounded in extensive research, this balanced account of a country and its people explores the greatness and grandeur... 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...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 25.99
"BAGHDAD WAS BURNING." With these words, Ambassador L. Paul "Jerry" Bremer begins his gripping memoir of fourteen danger-filled months as America's proconsul in Iraq. My Year in Iraq is the only senior insider's perspective on the crucial period following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. In vivid, dramatic detail, Bremer reveals the... more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 169.99
During the Sino-Japanese war of 1937-1945, the Chinese people suffered great degradation at the hands of the Japanese. The spectacle of China's debasement as well as the very real prospect of the restoration of alien rule incensed nationalist passions throughout China. As the military, economic, and political crises deepened, three different Chinese... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 23.95
In the winter of 1979 Nabeel Yasin, Iraq's most famous young poet, gathered together a handful of belongings and fled Iraq with his wife and son. Life in Baghdad had become intolerable. Silenced by a series of brutal beatings at the hands of the Ba'ath Party's Secret Police and declared an ?enemy of the state,? he faced certain death if he stayed.... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 25.00
Dibyesh Anand lays bare the strategies by which ÒExotica TibetÓ and ÒTibetannessÓ have been constructed and investigates the impact these constructions have had on those who are being represented. In this masterfully synthetic work, Anand establishes that postcoloniality provides new insights into themes of representation and identity... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1953; US$ 75.00
What are Chinas objectives in world affairs and what course will she pursue to achieve her goals? These are the questions of vital concern to the Western democracies, questions that can be approached intelligently only from a knowledge of how Chinas for more...