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  • Contemporary China - An Introductionby Michael Dillon

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 53.95

    This book presents a concise introduction to contemporary China. It is intended as a first book for those coming new to the subject, providing the essential information that most people need to know, without going into excessive detail. Its coverage includes the economy, society, politics and international relations; China's history, especially the... more...

  • Women of Babylonby Zainab Bahrani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Representations of sexual difference (whether visual or textual) have become an area of much theoretical concern and investigation in recent feminist scholarship. Yet although a wide range of relevant evidence survives from the ancient Near East, it has been exceptional for those studying women in the ancient world to stray outside the traditional... more...

  • Urukby Mario Liverani

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2006; US$ 21.80

    Provides historical analysis of the origins of the city and of the state in southern Mesopotamia. This book develops an argument that weaves together an amount of information and places it within a context of contemporary scholarly debates on such questions as the ancient economy and world systems. more...

  • The Kurds Ascendingby Michael M. Gunter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 36.00

    This is the first book to be primarily directed at analyzing the evolving solution to the Kurdish problem in Iraq and Turkey. Although this solution remains cautiously fragile, it does represent a strikingly positive future that until recently seemed so bleak. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Iraqby Edmund A. Ghareeb; Beth Dougherty

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 48.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Iraq begins with the earliest civilizations and covers the many periods that followed, ranging from the history of ancient Mesopotamia to the Abbasid Empire to present-day Iraq. Included are a historical overview; a country profile; a review of the economy, oil, fauna, and political institution; coverage of the Iran-Iraq... more...

  • Chinaby Robert LaFleur

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 94.00

    An up-to-date, concise examination of China?past and present?providing detailed information on a country whose substantial impact on the global economy and consumer culture continues to grow. more...

  • China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Inc.by Willem Van Kemenade

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00

    On the eve of June 30, Hong Kong was officially passed back to China. This event will mark what Willem van Kemenade sees as the start of an increasingly problematic -- and even dangerous -- reintegration of the old Chinese empire into a new world superpower. Since the early 1980s, investment money has been pouring into China from Hong Kong and trade... more...

  • The Seal of the Sangaby Michel Tanret

    BRILL 2009; US$ 169.00

    The study of these seals complements our meagre textual documentation. The first sangas in particular offer a unique opportunity to assemble a consistent corpus from a single family holding the same title throughout the Old Babylonian period. more...

  • A Century of Travels in Chinaby Douglas Kerr; Julia Kuehn

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 60.00

    Writings of travelers have shaped ideas about an evolving China, while preconceived ideas about China also shaped the way they saw the country. A Century of Travels in China explores the impressions of these writers on various themes, from Chinese cities and landscapes to the work of Europeans abroad. From the time of the first Opium War to the declaration... more...

  • The Yangtze Valley and Beyondby Isabella L. Bird; Graham Earnshaw

    Earnshaw Books 2008; US$ 9.99

    Isabella Bird was one of the greatest travelers and travel writers of all time, and this is her last major book, a sympathetic look at inland China and beyond into Tibet at the end of the 19th century. In describing the journey, Isabella provides a rich mix of observations and describes two occasions when she is almost killed by anti-foreign mobs.... more...