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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
In contemporary discourse on China-Africa relations, there are three differing perspectives. On one hand Sino-pessimists view China as a giant, feeding on Africas resources to fuel its own industrialization. On the other hand, Sino-optimists see China as a benevolent state capable of developing the continent. In the middle sit the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95
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. In the light of the findings... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 1999; US$ 12.95
"Popular Japanese literature at its most revealing; mystery of everyday things, the empty rituals of tradition, the tidal pull of the past." --Donald Richie "The stories in this collection make one think of Kawabata in a way, Kawabata with more life and warmth. The translator's style--is perfectly suited to this kind of story." --Paul McCarthy, translator... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 46.00
Growing Up in British Malaya and Singapore: A Time of Fireflies and Wild Guavas is an autobiography of Maurice Baker's life in Malaya and Singapore from the 1920s to the 1940s. His memoir extends from the earliest of childhood memories with his family and friends up to the defeat of the British during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore. Baker's... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
Just over half a century ago—in 1911, to be exact— James S. Gale had the good fortune to acquire an old manuscript copy of the stories of Im Bang , one of Korea's greatest tellers of tales. During the same year there appeared a reprint of old Korean writings that contained a number of stories by Yi Ryuk , another famous recorder of Korean legends.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00
Vivid new translations of Basho's popular haiku, in a selected format ideal for newcomers as well as fans long familiar with the Japanese master. Basho, the famously bohemian traveler through seventeenth-century Japan, is a poet attuned to the natural world as well as humble human doings; "Piles of quilts/ snow on distant mountains/ I watch both,"... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
With the utmost economy and skill, the haiku poet paints a vast mural on a narrow canvas. Working within the strict 17-syllable limits of the traditional Japanese form, Matsuo Basho (1644?1694) and other masters evoke elements of the natural world to conjure up timeless moods and emotions. This volume features dozens of Basho's poems as well as works... more...