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  • Vietnam - Hué, Danang & Hoi Anby Janet Arrowood

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    The arrival of Emperor Gia Long in 1802 began the flowering of Hué, with the building of a Chinese-style Forbidden City and the construction of royal tombs along the Perfume River. When Emperor Bao Dai abdicated in 1945, Hué ceased to be the capital of Vietnam, and Hanoi was reinstated. Hué was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in... more...

  • Vietnam - Nha Trang, Dalat & the Southern Highlandsby Janet Arrowood

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Nha Trang has a huge variety of hotels, almost all within a few blocks of the Pacific beaches. Most of the hotels have gardens with restaurants, and all offer decent Asian and Western food. There are lots of ocean-front bars and some discos open until all hours. People come to Nha Trang for three reasons: To eat seafood, to chill out, and to try the... more...

  • Southeast Asian Affairs 2011by Daljit Singh

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 65.90

    "Founded in 1974, Southeast Asian Affairs provides, without fear or favour, informed and in-depth annual analyses of this vibrant region and its component countries. It is the only publication which does this and is in its own class without peers. It is a mandatory reference and read for those seriously interested in knowing Southeast Asia."... more...

  • ASEAN 2.0by Emmanuel C. Lallana

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 31.10

    This study argues that the extensive use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) would: ( (1) enhance policy coordination within the intergovernmental organization; (2) promote inclusive regionalism by providing new avenues for broader stakeholder participation in regional affairs; (3)... more...

  • The Tsar's Last Armadaby Constantine Pleshakov

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 19.50

    A stirring reconstruction of one of history's great--and least known --naval battles.... Fascinating stuff. A boon for students of military history and naval warfare.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review). more...

  • Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Cultureby Beng Huat Chua

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 50.00

    In this book, the author examines East Asian pop culture as an integrated regional cultural economy that combines Japanese and Korean pop culture with the distribution and reception networks of Chinese language pop culture. The book provides detailed analysis of the fragmented reception process of transcultural audiences and the processes of audiences'... more...

  • Ganz Wien in 7 Tagenby Anton Holzer

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 26.70

    Die Hauptstadt der k.u.k. Monarchie galt als die Kulturstadt Europas und war ein beliebtes Reiseziel. Anton Holzers Reiseführer nimmt den Leser mit auf eine einmalige Zeitreise - ins Wien um 1900. In 13 Stadtspaziergängen führt er die Besucher zu zahlreichen Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt. Wir flanieren durch die prächtige Ringstraße, besuchen das Opernhaus,... more...

  • Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in Southeast Asia, 1511-2011, vol. 2by Laura Jarnagin

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 64.90

    This two-volume set pulls together several interdisciplinary studies historicizing Portuguese 'legacies' across Asia over a period of approximately five centuries (ca. 1511-2011). It is especially recommended to readers interested in the broader aspects of the early European presence in Asia, and specifically on questions of politics, colonial... more...

  • Still Counting the Deadby Frances Harrison

    House of Anansi Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    "An extraordinary book. This dignified, just and unbearable account of the dark heart of Sri Lanka needs to be read by everyone." ? Roma Tearne, author of Mosquito The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government... more...

  • Rise of the Plebeians?by Christophe Jaffrelot; Sanjay Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    For decades, India has been a conservative democracy governed by the upper caste notables coming from the urban bourgeoisie, the landowning aristocracy and the intelligentsia. The democratisation of the ?world?s largest democracy? started with the rise of peasants? parties and the politicisation of the lower castes who voted their own representatives... more...