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Iraq (Assyria, Babylonia, Mesopotamia)

  • China Entering the Xi Jinping Eraby Zheng Yongnian; Lance L. P. Gore

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    How will China develop under the new leadership of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang? This is a key question for both China and the wider world. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the key areas and issues, assessing how things are likely to develop under the new leadership. It considers the economy, trade, politics, and demographics; appraises... more...

  • 49 Myths about Chinaby Marte Kjær Galtung; Stig Stenslie

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 35.99

    This engaging book highlights 49 prevalent myths about China?s past, present, and future and weighs their truth or fiction. Leading a thoughtful and entertaining tour, the authors debunk widespread ?knowledge? about Chinese culture, society, politics, and economy. Their timely work offers an illuminating window on a rising power we often misunderstand.... more...

  • War Is Not a Gameby Nan Levinson

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    On July 23, 2004, five marines, two soldiers, and one airman became the most unlikely of antiwar activists. Young and gung-ho when they first signed up to defend their country, they were sent to fight a war that left them confused, enraged, and haunted. Once they returned home, they became determined to put their disillusionment to use. So that sultry... more...

  • Baghdadby Justin Marozzi

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    In Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood , celebrated young travelwriter-historian Justin Marozzi gives us a many-layered history of one of the world's truly great cities - both its spectacular golden ages and its terrible disasters more...

  • The Dunhuang Region during Tibetan Rule (787?848)by Gertraud Taenzer

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 101.78

    The finds of the Mogao Caves enable us to study contemporary sources concerning the Dunhuang Region in north-western China during Tibetan Rule (787-848 BC). In some areas of research the information found in Chinese and Tibetan manuscripts comes from different sources, which complement each other. In tax-related manuscripts, for example, the Chinese... more...

  • China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocraciesby Julia Bader

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The Chinese government has frequently been criticized for propping up anti-democratic governments. This book investigates the rise of China as an emerging authoritarian power. By comparing China?s bilateral relations to three Asian developing countries ? Burma, Cambodia and Mongolia ? it examines how China targets specific groups of actors in autocracies... more...

  • Superpower, China?by Niv Horesh; Hyun Jin Kim; Peter Mauch

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 114.00

    This book sets out to answer how China's rise can best be understood from both East Asian and Western perspectives. It also assesses the prospect of realignment away from the US hegemony in East Asia in light of persistent regional rivalries. Throughout the book, the authors show that for China's neighbours, as well as for its own intellectuals,... more...

  • Deng Xiaopingby Michael Dillon

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 32.00

    Deng Xiaoping has generally been given the credit for the reforms of the late 1970s that put China on the path to spectacular economic growth and development, a process that has turned it into one of the greatest powers of the twenty-first century. His ?Four Modernisations? - reform in agriculture, industry, military, science and technology - unveiled... more...

  • People of Ancient Assyriaby Jørgen Læssøe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • A Season's Work at Ur, Al-'Ubaid, Abu Shahrain-Eridu-and Elsewhereby H.R. Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This classic work from 1930 describes the archaeological mission to Iraq which was a huge leap in the understanding of Mesopotamian history. It chronicles the journey, the excavations and the findings in a personalised account, heavily illustrated with maps, photographs of the locations and the findings, offering great insight into a special investigation... more...