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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

By: Asia/Boo, Katherine

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 7/16/2016

Seller ID: 9781400067558

ISBN: 1400067553

Condition: USED


In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle clas... View more info

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China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

By: Asia/Bradley, James

Price: $6.50

Publisher: LITTLE BROWN & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780316196673

ISBN: 0316196673

Condition: USED


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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

By: Asia/Chang, Jung

Price: $6.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS:

Seller ID: 9780743246989

ISBN: 0743246985

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Blending the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, "Wild Swans" has become a bestselling classic in thirty languages, with more than ten million copies sold. The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, it is an engrossing record of Mao's impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love. Jung Chang describes the life of her grandmother, a warlord's concubine; her mother's struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents' experience as members of the Communist elite... View more info

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Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

By: Asia/Chang, Leslie T.

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780385520171

ISBN: 0385520174

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An eye-opening and previously untold story, "Factory Girls" is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China. China has 130 million migrant workers--the largest migration in human history. In "Factory Girls," Leslie T. Chang, a former correspondent for the" Wall Street Journal" in Beijing, tells the story of these workers primarily through the lives of two young women, whom she follows over the course of three years as they attempt to rise from the assembly lines of Dongguan, an industrial city in China's Pearl River Delta. As she tracks their live... View more info

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Mao Zedong and China's Revolutions: A Brief History with Documents

By: Asia/Cheek, Timothy

Price: $7.50

Publisher: BEDFORD BOOKS: 10/3/2016

Seller ID: 9780312256265

ISBN: 0312256264

Condition: USED


Whether one views Mao Zedong as a hero or a demon, the "Great Helmsman" was, undoubtedly, a pivotal figure in the history of twentieth-century China, a man whose life and writings provide a fascinating window on the Chinese experience from the 1920s onward. Part Mao biography, part historical overview of the turbulent story of China's Communist revolutions, the introductory essay traces the history of twentieth-century China, from Mao's early career up to the Chinese Communist Party's victory in 1949, through three decades of revolution to Mao's death in 1976. The second half of the volume off... View more info

Ho

By: Asia/Chi Minh,Ho/Halberstam,Da

Price: $6.50

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780075542230

ISBN: 0075542234

Condition: USED


Offering a rare Vietnamese perspective, this brief biography focuses on Ho's political development and the power of his personality in enlisting the support of his countrymen. -- (Softcover) View more info

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Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (Vintage Departures)

By: Asia/Dalyrmple, Willian

Price: $7.50

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780307474469

ISBN: 0307474461

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From the author of "The Last Mughal," an enlightening book that explores with remarkable compassion and expansive insight nine varieties of religious devotion in India today. In portraits of people we might otherwise never know William Dalrymple distills his twenty-five years of travel in India to explore the challenges faced by practitioners of traditional forms of faith in contemporary India. For two months a year, a man in Kerala divides his time between jobs as a prison warden and a well-builder and his calling as an incarnate deity. A temple prostitute watches her two daughters die... View more info

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Mission to Asia

By: Asia/Dawson, Christopher

Price: $12.00

Publisher: UNIV OF TORONTO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0802064361

ISBN: 0802064361

Condition: USED


Previously published as "The Mongol Mission" by Sheed and Ward, Ltd., 1980. View more info

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Sources of Japanese Tradition, Vol. 2

By: Asia/De Bary, WM. Theodore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR: 1/16/2012

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0231139179

ISBN: 0231139179

Condition: USED


For almost fifty years, "Sources of Japanese Tradition" has been the single most valuable collection of English-language readings on Japan. Unrivalled in its wide selection of source materials on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, the two-volume textbook is a crucial resource for students, scholars, and readers seeking an introduction to Japanese civilization. Originally published in a single hardcover book, Volume 2 is now available as an abridged, two-part paperback. Part 1 covers the Tokugawa period to 1868, including texts that address the spread of neo-... View more info

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Sources of Japanese Tradition, Vol. 2

By: Asia/De Bary, WM. Theodore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR: 5/16/2013

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0231139195

ISBN: 0231139195

Condition: USED


For almost fifty years, "Sources of Japanese Tradition" has been the single most valuable collection of English-language readings on Japan. Unrivalled in its wide selection of source materials on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, the two-volume textbook is a crucial resource for students, scholars, and readers seeking an introduction to Japanese civilization. Originally published in a single hardcover book, Volume 2 is now available as an abridged, two-part paperback. Part 1 covers the Tokugawa period to 1868, including texts that address the spread of neo-... View more info

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Sources of Chinese Tradition, Vol. 2

By: Asia/De Bary, WM. Theodore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR: 11/29/2012

Seller ID: 0231112718

ISBN: 0231112718

Condition: USED


For four decades "Sources of Chinese Tradition" has served to introduce Western readers to Chinese civilization as it has been seen through basic writings and historical documents of the Chinese themselves. Now in its second edition, revised and extended through Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin--era China, this classic volume remains unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history, society, and thought in the world's largest nation. Award-winning China scholar Wm. Theodore de Bary -- who edited the first edition in 1960 -- and his coeditor Richard Lufrano have revised and update... View more info

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Sources of Japanese Tradition, Vol. 1

By: Asia/De Bary, WM. Theodore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR: 1/16/2012

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0231121393

ISBN: 0231121393

Condition: USED


Sources of Japanese Tradition is a best-selling classic, unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion in the Land of the Rising Sun. In this long-awaited second edition, the editors have revised or retranslated most of the texts in the original 1958 edition, and added a great many selections not included or translated before. They have also restructured volume 1 to span the period from the early Japanese chronicles to the end of the sixteenth century. New additions include: o readings on early and medieval Shinto a... View more info

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Sources of Korean Tradition, Vol. 1

By: Asia/De Bary, WM. Theordore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR: 1/16/2012

Seller ID: 0231105673

ISBN: 0231105673

Condition: USED


Drawn from Peter H. Lee's "Sourcebook of Korean Civilization, Volume I," this abridged introductory collection offers students and general readers primary readings in the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of Korea from ancient times through the sixteenth century. "Sources of Korean Tradition" is arranged according to the major epochs of Korean history, including sections on: Korean culture - its origins, writing, education, poetry, song, social life, and rituals; religion - the rise of Buddhism and Confucianism; the economy - the land, agriculture, commerce, and currency; and i... View more info

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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

By: Asia/Demick, Barbara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: SPIEGEL & GRAU: 2/9/2015

Seller ID: 9780385523912

ISBN: 0385523912

Condition: USED


A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick's "Nothing to Envy" is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years--a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today--an Orwellian world that is b... View more info

Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957

By: Asia/Dikotter, Frank

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9781408837580

ISBN: 1408837587

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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

By: Asia/Dower, John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 5/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780393046861

ISBN: 0393046869

Condition: USED


Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most important history of the more than six years of American occupation, which affected every level of Japanese society, often in ways neither side could anticipate. Dower, whom Stephen E. Ambrose has called "America's foremost historian of the Second World War in the Pacific," gives us the rich and turbulent interplay between West and East, the victor and the vanquished, in a way never before attempted, from top-level manipulations concerning the... View more info

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The Japanese Discovery of America

By: Asia/Duus, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 3/13/2015

Seller ID: 9780312116811

ISBN: 0312116810

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Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760

By: Asia/Eaton, Richard M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520205079

ISBN: 0520205073

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In all of the South Asian subcontinent, Bengal was the region most receptive to the Islamic faith. This area today is home to the world's second-largest Muslim ethnic population. How and why did such a large Muslim population emerge there? And how does such a religious conversion take place? Richard Eaton uses archaeological evidence, monuments, narrative histories, poetry, and Mughal administrative documents to trace the long historical encounter between Islamic and Indic civilizations. Moving from the year 1204, when Persianized Turks from North India annexed the former Hindu states of t... View more info

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Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family

By: Asia/Elliott, Mai

Price: $13.00

Seller ID: 9780190614515

ISBN: 019061451X

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China's Unfinished Revolution: Problems and Prospects Since Mao

By: Asia/Ethridge, James M

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 0835121968

ISBN: 0835121968

Condition: USED


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