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  • China's Diplomacy in Eastern and Southern Africaby Dr Seifudein Adem; Professor Timothy M Shaw

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    In contemporary discourse on China-Africa relations, there are, on the one hand, the Sino-pessimists who see China as a giant vacuum-cleaner, sucking up Africa?s resources in order to fuel its own rapid industrialization, and destroying Africa?s development potential in the process. On the other hand, the Sino-optimists see China as the ultimate savior... more...

  • Burial in the Cloudsby Hiroyuki Agawa; Teruyo Shimizu

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 11.95

    Burial in the Clouds is the first English language translation of Hiroyuki Agawa's classic novel of World War II, Kumo No Bohyo . A powerful novel, it takes the form of the war-time diary of a young Japanese college student inducted into the Imperial Navy at the height of World War II. Trained as a combat pilot, he is transferred to one of the... more...

  • Regionalism and Regional Security in South Asiaby Asst Prof Zahid Shahab Ahmed; Professor Timothy M Shaw

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Zahid Shahab Ahmed evaluates the progress of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). This study goes beyond economic integration to present a detailed appraisal of cooperation under the overarching themes of economic cooperation, environmental security, human welfare, and cooperation in security matters. According to the author,... more...

  • Rashomon and Other Storiesby Ryunosuke Akutagawa

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    "Clear-eyed glimpses of human behavior in the extremities of poverty, stupidity, greed, vanity? Story-telling of an unconventional sort, with most of the substance beneath the shining, enameled surface."? The New York Times Book Review This collection of six short stories, most of which have never been translated before, includes "In a Grove",... more...

  • 47 Roninby John Allyn; Stephen Turnbull

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Now a major motion picture starring Keanu Reeves! 47 Ronin is the unforgettable tale of a band of samurai who defied the Emperor to avenge the disgrace and death of their master, and faced certain death as a result. This set off a chain of events that led to one of the bloodiest episodes in Japanese history. In the process, it also created a... more...

  • The Analects of Confuciusby Roger T. Ames

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    "To quietly persevere in storing up what is learned, to continue studying without respite, to instruct others without growing weary--is this not me?" --Confucius Confucius is recognized as China's first and greatest teacher, and his ideas have been the fertile soil in which the Chinese cultural tradition has flourished. Now, here is a translation... more...

  • Courtesans and Opiumby Anonymous; Patrick Hanan

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    In his preface, the anonymous author of Courtesans and Opium describes his book as an act of penance for thirty years spent patronizing the brothels of Yangzhou. Written in the 1840s, his story is filled with vice and dark consequence, portraying the hazards of the city's seedy underbelly and warning others against the example of the Fool. Chinese... more...

  • Social Work in East Asiaby Dr Christian Aspalter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 64.95

    Owing to rapid economic development and the onset of population ageing, social work has become a major means of delivering social services and relieving and preventing social problems at an individual, family, and community level in East Asia. This groundbreaking volume explores the current state of development of social work provision across the region.... more...

  • History of Japanese Literatureby William George Aston

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 8.95

    Professor Aston's A History of Japanese Literature has a permanent place on the bookshelves of all lovers of Japan. William George Aston, who pioneered in the translation of Japanese literature into English, made many original contributions to Japanese studies. His writing is fresh and informative. The periods reviewed range from the ancient... more...

  • The Yellow Jarby Patrick Atangan

    NBM Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    Introducing the delightfully precise and beautifully designed art of Patrick Atangan in a new series of adaptations of traditional Asian tales. This book, drawn in the ukiyo-e style (world of floating pictures), presents "The Yellow Jar" which centers around a simple fisherman and a beautiful maiden he takes as wife, after finding her in a magic jar.... more...