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  • Chinese Civilizationby Marcel Granet

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians,... more...

  • Political Change in Southeast Asiaby Jacques Bertrand

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    A powerful new survey of political change in Southeast Asia, exploring why some countries have become democratic while others remain authoritarian. more...

  • A Thousand Years of the Tartarsby E.H. Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians,... more...

  • Japan faces the World, 1925-1952by Mary L. Hanneman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.99

    By 1925 the process of Japan's transition to a modern industrialised, westernised state was pretty much complete. Not only had the imperial tradition been restored with the Meiji Restoration in 1868, but some forms of democratic parliamentary institutions had been set up. However, during the years that followed, the so-called imperial democracy came... more...

  • The Korean Warby Steven Hugh Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Tens of thousands of US soldiers and untold millions of Koreans died in this war the first major arena of the East-West conflict. This concise international history of the war offers a new approach to its understanding, tracing its origins and dynamics to the interplay between modern Korean history and twentieth century world history. The narrative... more...

  • A Family of No Prominenceby Eugene Y. Park

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Making use of both documentary evidence and oral history, A Family of No Prominence addresses issues of identity, modernity, colonialism, memory, and historical agency through a multigenerational study of a hitherto unknown family, tracing their emergence in early modern Korea and the plight of their descendants in the modern era. more...

  • Mao's Little Red Bookby Alexander C. Cook

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    On the fiftieth anniversary of Quotations from Chairman Mao, this pioneering volume examines the book as a global historical phenomenon. more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Historyby Norman G. Owen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

    The study of the history of Southeast Asia is still growing, evolving, deepening and changing as an academic field. Over the past few decades historians have added nuance to traditional topics such as Islam and nationalism, and created new ones, such as gender, globalization and the politics of memory. The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History... more...

  • The T'ang Code, Volume IIby Wallace Johnson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 86.00 US$ 78.26

    This is the second and final volume of the annotated translation of a seminal Chinese legal text. The T'ang Code, written in 653 A.D., is the most important legal text in East Asian history. Not only is it China's earliest law code to survive in its entirety, influencing all subsequent Chinese law, but it has also served as a model for codes of law... more...

  • Heinrich Zimmerby Margaret H. Case

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Heinrich Zimmer (1890-1943) is best known in the English-speaking world for the four posthumous books edited by Joseph Campbell and published in the Bollingen Series: Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization, Philosophies of India, The Art of Indian Asia, and The King and the Corpse. These works have inspired several generations of students... more...