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  • A History of the Modern Middle Eastby William L Cleveland; Martin Bunton

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 10.99

     This definitive history of the modern Middle East includes significant new material covering major transformative developments over the past four years. more...

  • Cambodia: Report From a Stricken Landby Henry Kamm

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Based on his observations over three decades, Henry Kamm, Pulitzer Prize-winning NEW YORK TIMES Southeast Asia correspondent, unravels the complexities of Cambodia. Kamm's invaluable document--a factual and personal account of its troubled history-- gives the Western reader the first clear understanding of this magic land's past and present. more...

  • The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malayaby Kah Seng Loh; Edgar Liao; Cheng Tju Lim; Guo Quan Seng

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 62.50

    Using a wealth of material including interviews, official documents, and student writings, the authors recount the rise of newly independent states in postwar Malaya and Singapore through the engagements of a left-wing group of university student activists. The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malaya brings to life various contemporary... more...

  • Quicksandby Geoffrey Wawro

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00

    An unprecedented history of our involvement in the Middle East that traces our current quandaries there-in Iraq, Israel, Iran, Afghanistan, and elsewhere-back to their roots almost a century ago. Geoffrey Wawro approaches America's role in the Middle East in a fundamentally new way-by encompassing the last century of the entire region, rather... more...

  • The Singapore Storyby Lee Kuan Yew

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 30.99

    The Singapore Story is the first volume of the memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, the man who planted the island state of Singapore firmly on the map of the world. It was first published in 1999. In intimate detail, Lee recounts the battles against colonialists, communists and communalists that led to Singapore’s independence. With consummate political... more...

  • Third Class in Indian Railwaysby Mahatma Gandhi

    The Floating Press 1917; US$ 4.95

    From the text: I have now been in India for over two years and a half after my return from South Africa. Over one quarter of that time I have passed on the Indian trains travelling third class by choice. I have travelled up north as far as Lahore, down south up to Tranquebar, and from Karachi to Calcutta. Having resorted to third class travelling,... more...

  • Ethnic Relations and Nation-Building in Southeast Asiaby Leo Suryadinata

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 75.90

    Ethnic/racial relations have been a perennial theme in Southeast Asian studies. Current events have highlighted the tensions among ethnic groups and the need to maintain ethnic/racial harmony for national unity. This book analyses ethnic/race relations in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, with special reference to the roles of ethnic Chinese in nation-building.... more...

  • Die Macht der Geschwisterby Anna Bally

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 35.30

    Dass Einwanderinnen die Migration je nach Herkunft und psychischer Strukturierung unterschiedlich erleben, verdeutlicht Anna Bally in ihrer Untersuchung der Lebens- und Migrationsgeschichten indonesischer Frauen in der Schweiz. Ihr transdisziplinärer Ansatz zeigt, inwiefern der Integrationsprozess und das Beziehungsverhalten dieser Frauen in engem... more...

  • History of the Kingdom of Siamby Francois Henri Turpin; Basil Osborne Cartwright

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The country now known as Thailand was long referred to as "Siam," and it has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. This in-depth history details the series of states that were established in the region from the early classical period to the late eighteenth century, as well as the social, economic, political and cultural characteristics... more...

  • Indian Home Ruleby Mahatma Gandhi

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Activist Mahatma Gandhi is best remembered as the freedom fighter who brought the concepts of passive resistance and civil disobedience to the world's attention in his quest for Indian independence from British rule. In the volume Indian Home Rule, Gandhi sets forth a compelling series of arguments against British colonialism in India, giving voice... more...