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  • Six Records of a Floating Lifeby Shen Fu; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer. In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to Yün, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell... more...

  • A Concise History of Japanby Brett L. Walker

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    A comprehensive and engaging new history charting Japan's development from its origins through to the present day. more...

  • Dispatchesby Michael Herr

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    "The best book to have been written about the Vietnam War" ( The New York Times Book Review ); an instant classic straight from  the front lines. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words,  Dispatches  makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that... more...

  • Colors of the Mountainby Da Chen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    "I was born in southern China in 1962, in the tiny town of Yellow Stone. They called it the Year of Great Starvation." In 1962, as millions of Chinese citizens were gripped by Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution and the Red Guards enforced a brutal regime of communism, a boy was born to a poor family in southern China. This family—the Chens—had once... more...

  • A Short History of Asiaby Colin Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2005; US$ 115.00

    This second edition of Colin Mason's successful A Short History of Asia includes the substantial changes and additions made necessary by the fast-changing scene in Asia, particularly China's increasing prominence in world affairs. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'ānby Jane Dammen McAuliffe

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    An introduction to the Qur'an (Koran), a text that has guided the lives of millions. more...

  • The Kongolese Saint Anthonyby John Thornton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 37.00

    In 1704, Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita claimed to be possessed by St Anthony and attempted to stop the devastating civil wars in Kongo. more...

  • Without You, There Is No Usby Suki Kim

    Crown/Archetype 2014; US$ 15.00

    A haunting account of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign   Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but... more...

  • Nurturing the Nationby Lisa Pollard

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95

    Focusing on gender and the family, this erudite and innovative history reconsiders the origins of Egyptian nationalism and the revolution of 1919 by linking social changes in class and household structure to the politics of engagement with British colonial rule. Lisa Pollard deftly argues that the Egyptian state's modernizing projects in the nineteenth... more...

  • Chinese Civilizationby Patricia Buckley Ebrey; Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Free Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture. more...