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  • 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...

  • Strong Borders, Secure Nationby M. Taylor Fravel

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    As China emerges as an international economic and military power, the world waits to see how the nation will assert itself globally. Yet, as M. Taylor Fravel shows in Strong Borders, Secure Nation , concerns that China might be prone to violent conflict over territory are overstated. The first comprehensive study of China's territorial disputes,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    "There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In Among the Tibetans you can see why, as Isabella Lucy Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions... more...

  • The Problem of Chinaby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though it was penned nearly a century ago, current-day readers will find that Bertrand Russell's insightful critique of China is still surprisingly accurate. The important British philosopher based his arguments on his own extended stay in China, and the resulting analysis of the conflict between traditional culture and the rise of capitalism in... more...

  • Nights in the Pink Motelby Robert Earle

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Nights in the Pink Motel is the first historical account of the strategic process that sought to reverse the negative consequences of the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. It offers details and insights into the Iraqi insurgency and Coalition counterinsurgency available nowhere else. This book is a sustained, comprehensive account of all the conflicting... more...

  • Sectarianism in Iraqby Khalil Osman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book links sectarianism in Iraq to the failure of the modern nation-state to resolve tensions between sectarian identities and concepts of unified statehood and uniform citizenry. After a theoretical excursus that recasts the notion of primordial identity as a socially constructed reality, the author sets out to explain the persistence of... 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...

  • 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...