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  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Robin Waterfield; Carolyn Dewald

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 6.99

    Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate,... more...

  • The Year that Changed the Worldby Michael Meyer

    Scribner 2009; US$ 10.99

    ON THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL, MICHAEL MEYER PROVIDES A RIVETING EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE COLLAPSE OF COMMUNISM IN EASTERN EUROPE THAT BRILLIANTLY REWRITES OUR CONVENTIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE COLD WAR CAME TO AN END AND HOLDS IMPORTANT LESSONS FOR AMERICA'S CURRENT GEOPOLITICAL CHALLENGES. " Mr. Gorbachev,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolutionby Guo Jian; Yongyi Song; Yuan Zhou

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 102.90

    The Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China started in 1966 and lasted about a decade. This revolutionary upsurge of Chinese students and workers, led by Mao Zedong, wreaked havoc in the world's most populous country, often turning things upside down and undermining the party, government, and army while simultaneously weakening the economy,... more...

  • Midnight's Furiesby Nisid Hajari

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 14.92

    Like the Rape of Nanking, the partition of India was a dramatic, bloody crisis that remains a key historical faultline today. more...

  • The Ben Cao Gang Muby Shizhen Li

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    This is the original Chinese edition of the  Ben cao gang mu. C ompiled in the second half of the sixteenth century by a team led by the physician Li Shizhen (1518–1593) on the basis of previously published books and contemporary knowledge, the  Ben cao gang mu  is considered the largest encyclopedia of natural history in a long tradition of Chinese... more...

  • Migration and Integration in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Australiaby Juliet Pietsch; Marshall Clark

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 109.99

    This volume brings together a group of scholars from a wide range of disciplines to address crucial questions of migration flows and integration in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Comparative analysis of the three regions and their differing approaches and outcomes yields important insights for each region, as well as provokes new questions... more...

  • Khubilai Khanby Morris Rossabi

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Living from 1215 to 1294, Khubilai Khan is one of history’s most renowned figures. Morris Rossabi draws on sources from a variety of East Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages as he focuses on the life and times of the great Mongol monarch. This 20th anniversary edition is updated with a new preface examining how twenty years of scholarly and... more...

  • What did we do to deserve this?by Mark Howell

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2007; US$ 31.99

    This book gives an up-to-date account of the life of Palestinians in the West Bank in its fortieth year of occupation by Israel. Based around photographs of, and interviews with, ordinary Palestinian people, it looks at all aspects of daily life ranging from restrictions on movement and imprisonment to the effects of the occupation on business, the... more...

  • The Democracy of the Deadby Roger T. Ames; David L. Hall

    Open Court 2015; US$ 34.99

    The Democracy of the Dead challenges conventional thinking about China and its relations with the West. According to David Hall and Roger Ames, it is a mistake to assume that a future modernized China will also be essentially Westernized . It is wrong to supposed that the only hope for enhanced rights and liberties for individual Chinese lies... more...

  • Social and Political Change in Revolutionary Chinaby David S. G. Goodman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 51.00

    This history provides the first book-length study and the first county-level analysis of social and political change in the Taihang Base Area during the key years of the War of Resistance to Japan. David S. G. Goodman explores revolution as process, arguing that the CCP was successful because of its management of revolutionary incrementalism. In particular,... more...