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  • The Origins of the Russo-Japanese Warby Ian Nish

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.95

    The Russo-Japanese war of 1904-5 has been seen as the turning point of the development of the modern world. Written by a specialist in Japanese diplomacy, this book has been described by the Times Higher Education Supplement as 'diplomatic history at its very best'. more...

  • "In den wilden Bergschluchten widerhallt ihr Pfeifen"by Otto Meister; Silvia Agnes Meister; Paul Hugger; Ursula Meister; Thomas Wagner; Gabriela Zehnder

    Limmat Verlag 2014; US$ 37.99

    Neben den britischen Eisenbahnstrecken im südlichen Afrika gehört die Yunnan-Bahn in Ostasien zu den ehrgeizigsten und spektakulärsten kolonialen Eisenbahnprojekten des vergangenen Jahrhunderts. Auf insgesamt 855 Schmalspurkilometern überquert der Zug von Haiphong (Vietnam) nach Kunming (China) nicht weniger als 173 Brücken und durchfährt 158 Tunnel.... more...

  • A History of Southeast Asiaby Arthur Cotterell

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 27.99

    A History of Southeast Asia narrates the history of the region from earliest recorded times until today, covering present-day Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, Indonesia and East Timor. Concisely written and filled with historical anecdotes, this authoritative volume is presented in three parts,... more...

  • Dynamics In Pacific Asiaby Radtke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 300.00

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Daughter's Memoir of Burmaby Wendy Law-Yone; David I. Steinberg

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Wendy Law-Yone was fifteen at the time of Burma's military coup in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, daredevil proprietor of Rangoon Nation, Burma?s leading postwar English-language daily, she experienced firsthand the perils and promises of a newly independent Burma. On the eve of Wendy?s studies abroad, Ed Law-Yone was arrested, his newspaper... more...

  • Cyprus and International Peacemaking 1964-1986by Farid Mirbagheri

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ottoman Notables and Participatory Politicsby John Bragg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Focussing on events in the Anatolian town of Tokat during the final two decades of the great Ottoman legal and administrative reforms known as the Tanzimat (1839-76), this book applies elements of social networking theory to analyze and assess the establishment of local governments across the Middle East. The author?s key finding is that the state?s... more...

  • Debating Democratization in Myanmarby Nick Cheesman; Nicholas Farrelly; Trevor Wilson

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2014; US$ 51.87

    s Myanmar (Burma) democratizing, or is it moving towards a new form of authoritarianism, perhaps one more consonant with other contemporary authoritarian regimes in Asia?Coming at a critical time, and one of growing interest in this Southeast Asian country among researchers and policy-makers, Debating Democratization in Myanmar addresses this complex... more...

  • Gorbachev and Southeast Asiaby Leszek Buszynski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1992, this book examines Soviet foreign policy towards Southeast Asia in the context of the transformation of the perestro?ka era in the Soviet Union. The discussion begins in 1985 and ends in 1989 with the Soviet partial withdrawal from Cam Ranh Bay. Buszynski considers Gorbachev?s effort to disengage from the Cambodian problem,... more...

  • Harmonious Interventionby Chiung-Chiu Huang; Chih-yu Shih

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Two major features of international relations at the beginning of the 21st century are global governance and an ascendant China. Whether or not China will ultimately sinicize global governance or become assimilated into global norms remains both a theoretical and a practical challenge. This book offers an understanding of China’s intervention... more...