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  • Watching the English, Second Editionby Kate Fox

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    The international hit returns with even more wit and insight into the hidden rules that make England English. more...

  • The Politics of Language and Nationalism in Modern Central Europeby Dr Tomasz Kamusella; Peter Burke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 51.00

    This work focuses on the ideological intertwining between Czech, Magyar, Polish and Slovak, and the corresponding nationalisms steeped in these languages. The analysis is set against the earlier political and ideological history of these languages, and the panorama of the emergence and political uses of other languages of the region. more...

  • Hollywood vs. Americaby Michael Medved

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    Why does our popular culture seem so consistently hostile to the values that most Americans hold dear? Why does the entertainment industry attack religion, glorify brutality, undermine the family, and deride patriotism? In this explosive book, one of the nation's best known film critics examines how Hollywood has broken faith with its public, creating... more...

  • The Pro-democracy Protests in China: Reports from the Provincesby J. Unger

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The mass protests that erupted in China during the spring of 1989 were not confined to Beijing and Shanghai. Cities and towns across the great breadth of China were engulfed by demonstrations, which differed regionally in content and tone: the complaints and protest actions in prosperous Fuijan Province on the south China coast were somewhat different... more...

  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Laosby Stephanie Phetsamay Stobbe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Using the case study of Laos, a small landlocked country in Southeast Asia that has seen some of the world?s most brutal forms of poverty and violence, this book examines the power of traditional and indigenous conflict resolution systems as a tool for social justice. It explores how the conflict resolution mechanisms build infrastructures that support... more...

  • Jaina Scriptures and Philosophyby Peter Fluegel; Olle Qvarnstroem

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Interest in Indian religion and comparative philosophy has increased in recent years, but despite this the study of Jaina philosophy is still in its infancy. This book looks at the role of philosophy in Jaina tradition, and its significance within the general developments in Indian philosophy. Bringing together chapters by philologists, historians... more...

  • The House Behind the Cedarsby Charles Waddell Chesnutt

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 3.99

    Although he appeared to most observers to be white, American author Charles Waddell Chestnutt had some African-American ancestry and thus was subjected to the limited opportunities, discrimination, and segregated living conditions that faced African-Americans in the United States throughout his life. An accomplished writer, Chestnutt created The House... more...

  • Ancient Chinese Encyclopedia of Technologyby Jun Wenren

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 250.00

    This book presents the first translation into English of the full text of the Kaogong ji . This classic work, described by the great scholar of the history of Chinese science and technology Joseph Needham as "the most important document for the study of ancient Chinese technology", dates from the fifth century BC and forms part of the Zhouli (The... more...

  • The Post-war Roots of Japanese Political Malaiseby Dagfinn Gatu

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Writings on post-war Japanese politics have tended to take for granted the dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as inevitable, without questioning how this came about. This book analyses the nature of Japanese party politics over the first four decades following the Second World War, assessing how the chief contenders ? the conservative... more...

  • Mao's Road to Power: Revolutionary Writings, 1912-49: v. 1: Pre-Marxist Period, 1912-20by Zedong Mao; Stuart Schram

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Revolution in its Leninist guise has been a dominant force in the world for most of the 20th century, and the Chinese revolution has been, with the Russian revolution, one of its two most important manifestations. Mao Zedong, the architect of victory in China in 1949, stands out as one of the dominant figures of the century. Guerilla leader, strategist,... more...