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  • The Rebel of Rangoonby Delphine Schrank

    Nation Books 2015; US$ 26.99

    An epic, multigenerational story of courage and sacrifice set in a tropical dictatorship on the verge of massive transformation, The Rebel of Rangoon captures a gripping moment of possibility in Burma. Journalist Delphine Schrank spent four years underground tracking Burmese dissidents whose semi-clandestine existence and fight for democracy remained... more...

  • Asia Firstby Joyce Mao

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    After Japanese bombs hit Pearl Harbor, the American right stood at a crossroads. Generally isolationist, conservatives needed to forge their own foreign policy agenda if they wanted to remain politically viable. When Mao Zedong established the People?s Republic of China in 1949?with the Cold War just underway?they had a new object of foreign policy,... more...

  • The Transformation of Southeast Asia: International Perspectives on Decolonizationby Marc Frey; Ronald W. Pruessen; Frey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Providing the basis for a reconceptualization of key features in Southeast Asia's history, this book examines evolutionary patterns of Europe's and Japan's Southeast Asian empires from the late 19th century through to the 1960s. more...

  • The Making of South East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)by George Coedes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    From the time of its original publication in France, this cultural history (first published in English in 1966) by an international authority has stood apart from other histories of South East Asia. Most such accounts describe events before 1500 in summary fashion, and concentrate on later developments. This book, on the contrary, deals mainly with... more...

  • Britain and Regional Cooperation in South-East Asia, 1945-49 (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)by Tilman Remme

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book, first published in 1995, traces the attempt by the British Foreign Office to establish an international regional organisation in South-East Asia which would allow Britain to dominate the region politically, economically and militarily. The author explores the changing emphasis of Britain's regional policies and puts the issues affecting... more...

  • The Stakes of Democracy in South-East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)by H. J. van Mook

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Will national independence bring to the peoples of South East Asia liberty and democracy? Or will it mean corrupt government, factional strife and insolvency? Or will it mean eventual absorption by totalitarian communism? In this book, first published in 1950, the author analyses these questions, using the case history of Indonesia since 1940, in... more...

  • NURHAK-by Erhard Gaiduk

    tredition 2015; US$ 11.17

    Der Fantasyroman "Nurhak" spielt in einer Parallelwelt, die jedoch immer wieder Berührungspunkte zu unserer Welt, zu unserer Realität aufweist. Letztlich verbirgt sich hinter Nurhak "Die Seele des suchenden Menschen", deren Streben zeitlos und nicht an einen bestimmten Raum gebunden ist. Nurhak wächst zwischen zwei Welten auf. Im... more...

  • A History of Southeast Asiaby Anthony Reid

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95

    A History of Southeast Asia: Critical Crossroads presents a comprehensive history of Southeast Asia from our earliest knowledge of its civilizations and religious patterns up to the present day. Incorporates environmental, social, economic, and gender issues to tell a multi-dimensional story of Southeast Asian history from earliest times to... more...

  • Maritime Southeast Asia, 300 A.D.1528by Lynda Norene Shaffer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    A history of the fabled islands of Southeast Asia from 300 BC, by which time their inhabitants had learned to sail the monsoon winds, to AD 1528, when Islam became dominant in the region. more...

  • Die Welten des Islam ? eine Kultur zwischen Wandel und Beharrungby Wolfgang Günter Lerch

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 43.26

    Die Wahrnehmung des Islam als starre, scheinbar verknöcherte Religion des Orients ist spätestens seit dem 'Arabischen Frühling' hinfällig. Die 'Arabellion' hat gezeigt, dass Veränderungen gewollt und durchaus möglich sind. Die Wege, auf denen sie errungen werden, sind dabei ebenso vielfältig wie der Islam selbst. Doch was ist der Islam? Was prägt ihn?... more...