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  • Journeys on the Silk Roadby Joyce Morgan; Conrad Walters

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    A literary thriller-meets-travel adventure-meets-popular history rife with a fascinating cast of characters that includes a misfit explorer named Aurel Stein, a cunning abbot, and a fox terrier named Dash the Great, all set against the land of dunes, sandstorms, and the mysteries of the East. more...

  • Through a glass, darklyby W. Arts

    BRILL 2000; US$ 74.00

    The question this text addresses is whether our images of cultural tradition and modernity in East and West, in past and present, are so blurred that we look at them as through a glass, darkly? The contributors argue for greater understanding and communication between cultures. more...

  • Thresholdby Thom Hartmann

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    From America's #1 progressive radio host, the idealogical heir to his influential The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight More than three million listeners tune in every weekday to hear what Thom Hartmann has to say about the state of our world. Now, as the first decade of the twenty-first century closes amid economic collapse and the seeming ruin... more...

  • The Enemy at the Gateby Andrew Wheatcroft

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 18.99

    In 1683, an Ottoman army that stretched from horizon to horizon set out to seize the “Golden Apple,? as Turks referred to Vienna. The ensuing siege pitted battle-hardened Janissaries wielding seventeenth-century grenades against Habsburg armies, widely feared for their savagery. The walls of Vienna bristled with guns as the besieging Ottoman host... more...

  • An Essay on the Civilisations of India, China and Japanby G Lowes Dickinson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This volume presents an account of the author?s travels during 1912-13 making particular note of the characteristics of Indian, Chinese and Japanese societies and the effect upon them of contact with the West. more...

  • Critical Zone 3by Douglas Kerr; Q.S. Tong; Shouren Wang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 40.00

    Critical Zone is an established series in cultural and literary studies jointly published by the Hong Kong University Press and Nanjing University Press. This is the third number. Based in Hong Kong and mainland China, Critical Zone aims to bring together scholars around the world and to improve cross-cultural and cross-regional understanding. more...

  • Critical Zone 1by Q.S. Tong; Shouren Wang; Douglas Kerr

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 45.00

    This book is a new series in cultural and literary studies jointly published by the Hong Kong University Press and Nanjing University Press. Based in Hong Kong and mainland China, Critical Zone aims to bring together scholars around the world and to improve cross-cultural and cross-regional understanding. more...

  • Le Procès de l'Europeby Jean-François Mattéi

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2011; US$ 11.99

    Une défense philosophique de la culture européenne par le philosophe renommé, Jean-François Mattéi. more...

  • Race in Translationby Ella Shohat; Robert Stam

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 89.00

    While the term "culture wars" often designates the heated arguments in the English-speaking world spiralling around race, the canon, and affirmative action, in fact these discussions have raged in multiple sites and languages. Charting the multidirectional traffic of the debates, Stam/Shohat trace their literal and figurative translation,... more...

  • 10 Books that Screwed Up the Worldby Benjamin Wiker

    Regnery Publishing 2008; US$ 29.99

    You've heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet these authors' bad ideas... more...