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Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields

By: Asia/Pran, Dith

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9789747100426

ISBN: 9747100428

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Everlasting Flower: A History of Korea

By: Asia/Pratt, Keith

Price: $10.00

Publisher: REAKTION BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781861893352

ISBN: 1861893353

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The defiant dictatorship of North Korea and the thriving democracy of South Korea may appear starkly different, but they share a complex and often misunderstood history that is ably recounted in "Everlasting Flower."Keith Pratt""traverses the ancient landscapes of the Koreas, from the kingdoms of Old Choson and Wiman Choson to the present-day 38th Parallel division. The book's engaging narrative details the wars, ruling dynasties, Chinese and Japanese imperialism, and controversial historical events such as the abuses of the Japanese occupation."Everlasting Flower" applies an equally c... View more info

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Boxer Rebellion

By: Asia/Preston, Diana

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BERKLEY PUB GROUP: 12/22/2012

Seller ID: 9780425180846

ISBN: 0425180840

Condition: USED


Chinese peasants chafed against the foreign technologies and ideas that the imperialists introduced. Then a new movement-mystical, materialistic, and virulently anti-Christian-began to spread among them like wildfire. The foreigners laughed at the peasants' martial-arts routines and nicknamed them "the Boxers"-never imagining that the group, with the backing of China's empress dowager, would soon terrorize the world...This acclaimed account of the Boxer Rebellion, by an Oxford-trained historian, is an important new addition to every shelf of high-quality, highly accessible history. View more info

From Emperor to Citizen: The Autobiography of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi

By: Asia/Pu Yi, Aisin-Gioro

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Seller ID: 0835111598

ISBN: 0835111598

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They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of Saigon's Fall

By: Asia/Riordan, John P.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PUBLIC AFFAIRS:

Seller ID: 9781610395038

ISBN: 1610395034

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Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism

By: Asia/Rofel, Lisa

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520210790

ISBN: 0520210794

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In this analysis of three generations of women in a Chinese silk factory, Lisa Rofel brilliantly interweaves the intimate details of her observations with a broad-ranging critique of the meaning of modernity in a postmodern age. The author based her study at a silk factory in the city of Hangzhou in eastern China. She compares the lives of three generations of women workers: those who entered the factory right around the Communist revolution in 1949, those who were youths during the Cultural Revolution of the 1970s, and those who have come of age in the Deng era. Exploring attitudes toward... View more info

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Doctor and the Saint: Caste, Race, and Annihilation of Caste, the Debate Between

By: Asia/Roy, Arundhati

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Seller ID: 9781608467976

ISBN: 160846797X

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Samurai: The Philosophy of Victory

By: Asia/Samuel, Robert T.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 3/25/2015

Seller ID: 9780760774878

ISBN: 0760774870

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Japan: A SHort Cultural History

By: Asia/Sanson, G.B.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: STANFORD UNIV PR:

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 0804709548

ISBN: 0804709548

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Twilight Over Burma: My Life as a Shan Princess

By: Asia/Sargent, Inge

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 6/19/2012

Seller ID: 9780824816285

ISBN: 0824816285

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Ideology and Organization in Communist China

By: Asia/Schurmann, Franz

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 0520015538

ISBN: 0520015538

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Argumentative Indian

By: Asia/Sen, Amartya

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Publisher: PICADOR: 11/7/2012

Seller ID: 9780312426026

ISBN: 031242602X

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In sixteen linked essays, Nobel Prize--winning economist Amartya Sen discusses India's intellectual and political heritage and how its argumentative tradition is vital for the success of its democracy and secular politics. "The Argumentative Indian "is "a bracing sweep through aspects of Indian history and culture, and a tempered analysis of the highly charged disputes surrounding these subjects--the nature of Hindu traditions, Indian identity, the country's huge social and economic disparities, and its current place in the world" (Sunil Khilnani, "Financial Times, " U.K.). View more info

Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America

By: Asia/Shan, Weijian

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9781119529491

ISBN: 1119529492

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Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon

By: Asia/Shonogon, Sei

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780140442366D

ISBN: 9780140442366D

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Reversing the Gaze: Amar Singh's Diary: A Colonial Subject's Narrative of Imperi

By: Asia/Singh, Amar

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780813336268

ISBN: 0813336260

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Amar Singh, a Rajput nobleman and officer in the Indian Army, kept a diary for 44 years from 1898, when he was twenty, until his death in 1942. In it he writes about the Jodhpur court, the Imperial Cadet Corps, and the British Expeditionary Force in China during the Boxer rebellion. A century before hybridity, he constructs a hybrid self, an Edwardian officer cum gentleman and a martial Rajput cum manor lord. With the diary acting as alter ego and best friend, Amar Singh resists becoming "a coolie for the raj" when he finds the British to be racist masters as well as friends. He writes and rea... View more info

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Question of Hu

By: Asia/Spence, Johathan D

Price: $4.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780679725800

ISBN: 0679725806

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Chan's Great Continent: China In Western Minds

By: Asia/Spence, Jonathan

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780140281743

ISBN: 0140281746

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God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hon Xiuquan

By: Asia/Spence, Jonathan D

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 10/6/2012

Seller ID: 9780393038446

ISBN: 0393038440

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Treason by the Book

By: Asia/Spence, Jonathan D.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/19/2014

Seller ID: 9780142000410

ISBN: 0142000418

Condition: USED


"A savory, fascinating story of absolute rule, one that not only reveals a great deal about China's turbulent past but also suggests where some of the more durable reflexes of China's current leaders have their roots. . . . A detective yarn and a picaresque tale." (Richard Bernstein, "The New York Times") Shortly before noon on October 28, 1728, General Yue Zhongqi, the most powerful military and civilian official in northwest China, was en route to his headquarters. Suddenly, out of the crowd, a stranger ran toward Yue and passed him an envelope--an envelope containing details of a treas... View more info

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Daughter of the Samurai

By: Asia/Sugimoto, Etsu Inagaki

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 10/20/2012

Seller ID: 9780804816557

ISBN: 0804816557

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