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Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan

By: Asia/Lal, Ruby

Price: $9.50

Seller ID: 9780393239348

ISBN: 0393239349

Condition: USED


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Anna and the King of Siam

By: Asia/Leonowens, Anna/Landon, M

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 10/12/2016

Seller ID: 9780060954888

ISBN: 0060954884

Condition: USED


Anna Leonowens, a proper Englishwoman, was an unlikley candidate to change the course of Siamese (Thai) history. A young widow and mother, her services were engaged in the 1860's by King Mongkut of Siam to help him communicate with foreign governments and be the tutor to his children and favored concubines. Stepping off the steamer from London, Anna found herself in an exotic land she could have only dreamed of lush landscape of mystic faiths and curious people, and king's palace bustling with royal pageantry, ancient custom, and harems. One of her pupils, the young prince Chulalongkorn, wa... View more info

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Heart for Freedom: The Remarkable Journey of a Young Dissident, Her Daring Escap

By: Asia/Ling, Chai

Price: $6.50

Publisher: TYNDALE HOUSE PUBL:

Seller ID: 9781414362465

ISBN: 1414362463

Condition: USED


The dramatic and fascinating story of Chai Ling, commander-in-chief of the student protesters at Tiananmen Square and witness to the massacre of thousands of Chinese civilians. Risking imprisonment and possible death for her leadership role in the student democracy movement, she was on the run in China for ten months while being hunted by the authorities. She eventually escaped to the U.S., completed her education at Princeton and Harvard, found true love, and became a highly successful entrepreneur. But her desperate quest for freedom, purpose, and peace--which she had sought in turn through ... View more info

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In Spite of The Gods: The Rise of Modern India

By: Asia/Luce, Edward

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR:

Seller ID: 9781400079773

ISBN: 1400079772

Condition: USED


As the world's largest democracy and a rising international economic power, India has long been heralded for its great strides in technology and trade. Yet it is also plagued by poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, and a vast array of other social and economic issues. Here, noted journalist and former "Financial Times" South Asia bureau chief Edward Luce travels throughout India's many regions, cultures, and religious circles, investigating its fragile balance between tradition and modernity. From meetings with key political figures to fascinating encounters with religious pundits, economic guru... View more info

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Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives, and Daughters of the British Empire in Ind

By: Asia/MacMillan, Margaret

Price: $8.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9780812976397

ISBN: 0812976398

Condition: USED


In the nineteenth century, at the height of colonialism, the British ruled India under a government known as the Raj. British men and women left their homes and traveled to this mysterious, beautiful country-where they attempted to replicate their own society. In this fascinating portrait, Margaret MacMillan examines the hidden lives of the women who supported their husbands' conquests-and in turn supported the Raj, often behind the scenes and out of the history books. Enduring heartbreaking separations from their families, these women had no choice but to adapt to their strange new home, wher... View more info

Remnants of Partition: 21 Objects from a Continent Divided

By: Asia/Malhotra, Aanchal

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 9781787381209

ISBN: 178738120X

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Party: The Secret Worlds of China's Communist Leaders

By: Asia/McGregor

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 9/11/2015

Seller ID: 9780061708770

ISBN: 0061708771

Condition: USED


An eye-opening investigation into China's Communist Party and its integral role in the country's rise as a global superpower and rival of the United StatesChina's political and economic growth in the past three decades is one of astonishing, epochal dimensions. The country has undergone a remarkable transformation on a scale similar to that of the Industrial Revolution in the West. The most remarkable part of this transformation, however, has been left largely untold--the central role of the Chinese Communist Party.As an organization alone, the Party is a phenomenon of unique scale an... View more info

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1421: The Year China Discovered America

By: Asia/Menzies, Gavin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PERENNIAL: 7/28/2014

Seller ID: 9780061564895

ISBN: 0061564893

Condition: USED


On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China to "proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas." When the fleet returned home in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in the long, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that Chinese ships had reached America seventy years before Columbus and had circumnavigated the globe a century before ... View more info

1421: The Year China Discovered the World

By: Asia/Menzies, Gavin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 5/23/2010

Seller ID: 9780553815221

ISBN: 0553815229

Condition: USED


Groundbreaking new discovery As detailed in "The Economist "and recent headline news, Gavin Menzies (author of 1421: The Year China Discovered The World) has recently uncovered a copy of an 18th century map which definitively records the exploits of a Chinese explorer whose fleets roamed the oceans between 1405 and 1435. The map shows America, South America and other parts of the globe that were supposed to have been discovered decades later by Christopher Columbus. It is the final piece of evidence to underpin Gavin's theory put forward in 1421: The Year China Discovered The World. I... View more info

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1421: The Year China Discovered America

By: Asia/Menzies, Gavin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 5/19/2013

Seller ID: 9780060540944

ISBN: 006054094X

Condition: USED


On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. Its mission was "to proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas" and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony. When it returned in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in China's long, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that Chinese ships had reached America seventy years before Colu... View more info

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Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transforme

By: ASia/Meyer, Michael

Price: $6.50

Publisher: FRANK R WALKER CO (IL):

Seller ID: 9780802717504

ISBN: 0802717500

Condition: USED


A fascinating, intimate portrait of Beijing through the lens of its oldest neighborhood, facing destruction as the city, and China, relentlessly modernizes. Soon we will be able to say about old Beijing that what emperors, warlords, Japanese invaders, and Communist planners couldn't eradicate, the market economy has. Weaving historical vignettes of Beijing and China over a thousand years Michael Meyer captures the city's deep past as he illuminates its present, and especially the destruction of its ancient neighborhoods and the eradication of a way of life that has epitomized China's capita... View more info

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Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transforme

By: Asia/Meyer, Michael

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780802716521

ISBN: 0802716520

Condition: USED


A fascinating, intimate portrait of Beijing through the lens of its oldest neighborhood, facing destruction as the city, and China, relentlessly modernizes.Soon we will be able to say about old Beijing that what emperors, warlords, Japanese invaders, and Communist planners couldn’t eradicate, the market economy has.  Nobody has been more aware of this than Michael Meyer. A long-time resident, Meyer has, for the past two years, lived as no other Westerner—in a shared courtyard home in Beijing’s oldest neighborhood, Dazhalan, on one of its famed "hutong" (lanes). The... View more info

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Red Azalea

By: Asia/Min, Anchee

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 9/3/2013

Seller ID: 9781400096985

ISBN: 1400096987

Condition: USED


"Red Azalea" is Anchee Min's celebrated memoir of growing up in the last years of Mao's China. As a child, she was asked to publicly humiliate a teacher; at seventeen, she was sent to work at a labor collective. Forbidden to speak, dress, read, write, or love as she pleased, she found a lifeline in a secret love affair with another woman. Miraculously selected for the film version of one of Madame Mao's political operas, Min's life changed overnight. Then Chairman Mao suddenly died, taking with him an entire world. A revelatory and disturbing portrait of China, Anchee Min's memoir is exception... View more info

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Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey

By: Asia/Mockett, Marie Mutsuki

Price: $8.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393063011

ISBN: 0393063011

Condition: USED


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Nobility of Failure: Tragic Heroes in the History of Japan

By: Asia/Morris, Ivan

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 0374521204

ISBN: 0374521204

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India: a Wounded Civilization

By: Asia/Naipaul, V.S.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 3/12/2014

Seller ID: 9781400030750

ISBN: 1400030757

Condition: USED


In 1975, at the height of Indira Gandhi's "Emergency," V. S. Naipaul returned to India, the country his ancestors had left one hundred years earlier. Out of that journey he produced this concise masterpiece: a vibrant, defiantly unsentimental portrait of a society traumatized by centuries of foreign conquest and immured in a mythic vision of its past. Drawing on novels, news reports, political memoirs, and his own encounters with ordinary Indians-from a supercilious prince to an engineer constructing housing for Bombay's homeless-Naipaul captures a vast, mysterious, and agonized continent ... View more info

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Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back

By: Asia/Nimura, Janice

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780393077995

ISBN: 0393077993

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Bushido: Samurai Ethics and the Soul of Japan

By: Asia/Nitobe, Imazo

Price: $2.50

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC:

Seller ID: 9780486433912

ISBN: 0486433919

Condition: USED


In this eloquent work, Nitobe eloquently explains the persistence of feudal Japan's morals, ethics, and etiquette into modern times. He takes a far-reaching approach, drawing examples from indigenous traditions -- Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism, and the philosophies of samurai and sages -- as well as from ancient and modern Western thinkers. View more info

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Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

By: Asia/Osnos, Evan

Price: $7.50

Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX: 6/26/2016

Seller ID: 9780374280741

ISBN: 0374280746

Condition: USED


From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy--or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes. The Beijing correspondent for "The New Yorker," Evan Osnos has been on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In "Fortune, Truth, and Faith," he describes the greatest collision taking pl... View more info

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Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare

By: Asia/Pol Pot/Short, Philip

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 10/19/2012

Seller ID: 9780805066623

ISBN: 0805066624

Condition: USED


A gripping and definitive portrait of the man who headed one of the most enigmatic and terrifying regimes of modern times In the three and a half years of Pol Pot's rule, more than a million Cambodians, a fifth of the country's population, were executed or died from hunger. An idealistic and reclusive figure, Pol Pot sought to instill in his people values of moral purity and self-abnegation through a revolution of radical egalitarianism. In the process his country descended into madness, becoming a concentration camp of the mind, a slave state in which obedience was enforced on the killing... View more info