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Asian History Titles Fall 2014
Asian History Titles Fall 2014

Asian History Titles Fall 2014

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A Land Without Time

A Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan John Sumser

Summary

Since 9/II, the American appetite for information on Afghanistan has surged. The bulk of this information has come from the media, Afghan Scholars or from the Afghans themselves. For the first time, the story of Afghanistan prior to, and during, the communist coup of 1979 is told from the perspective of an American working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan. The story begins with Peace Corps recruitment and training in the United States, then follows a group of young men and women to Afghanistan where they must learn to adapt to exotic food, mysterious customs and primitive hygiene. Then, as they begin to assimilate and feel confortable in their harsh suroundings, a military coup leads to the arrest of the author, who is accused of being an American spy and beaten in an effort to make him reveal secrets he doesn't have. Eventually, the author is extricated from prison as a new communist regime solidifies its hold on Afghanistan after centuries of Islamic dominance. Thus the chain of events leading to 9/II is set in motion. Only a handful of foreigners lived in

Afghanistan when

Author Bio

John Robert Sumser was born in Philadelphia and earned an MA in Philosophy at San Jose University, and an MA and PhD in Sociology at SUNY, Stony Brook, NY. He is a Professor of Communications Studies at California State University, Stanislaus. He is the author of "Mass Communication or Mass Confusion: Meaning in Prime Time Television," for which he received a grant award, and a number of books in the communications field.

award, and a number of books in the communications field. Andre Deutsch 9780233003153 Pub Date: 6/1/11

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Afghanistan

Land of Conflict and Beauty John C. Griffiths

Summary

Fully updated, this is an insightful and fascinating account of the history, culture, social fabric, internal politics, and economy of a country at the forefront of international relations Set against Afghanistan's deep-rooted religious, ethnic, and social divisions, this comprehensive history examines

a nation that for centuries has been in constant conflict. Beginning with early Persian, Greek, and Mongol

invasions and continuing through the Russian incursion, it maps the history and development of Afghanistan through its wars and their effects. The recent, bitter civil war is also addressed as is the role of the Taliban-who controlled most of the country under a fanatical and reclusive leader-including their stance on minority groups, the importance of Islam, the place of women in society, and their support for Osama bin Laden. Fully updated

with the most recent geopolitical and military events involving the country, this is a compelling history of a nation caught between the headlines and its own past.

Author Bio

John C. Griffiths is a journalist who contributes to Financial Times, the Sunday Times, and the Telegraph, and

is the author of Hostage. He recently spoke to NPR as an expert on Afghanistan.

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Coming Back

Diary of a Mission to Afghanistan Edoardo Albinati

Summary

In March 2002, the repatriation of Afghan refugees began. It was one of the largest migrations in history, an exodus of biblical proportions, yet this time people were not fleeing, but returning to their own country, where they found demolished houses, mined fields, and no water supplies. Edoardo Albinati spent 4 months in Afghanistan working in the UNHCR centers where the tide of returnees was at its peak. He travelled around the cities of Kabul, Kandahar, the deserts and the rural areas in search of solutions for the reintegration of the refugees. This book-written with the zest of a diarist and peopled by a myriad unforgettable faces and stories-is the daily account of what he saw, heard, and did while hundreds of thousands of people struggling for survival rolled past in overcrowded trucks. It is the critical, impassioned testimony of a gigantic collective effort whose outcome is still highly uncertain.

Good Morning Afghanistan

Good Morning Afghanistan

Waseem Mahmood, Hamid Karzai

Summary

A case of food poisoning kept Waseem Mahmood off American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Following the horrific attacks of that day, the ensuing invasion of Afghanistan, and the fall of the Taliban, Mahmood felt compelled to ensure that the events on the ground in the country were broadcast to Aghanis and the world beyond. Headed by Mahmood, a group of local and foreign journalists responded to the events by producing a radio program based in Kabul to disseminate much-needed information. Told with searing honesty, humor, and pathos, this is a story of struggle and courage in the face of war and strife.

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Waseem Mahmood is the chairman of the Yeh Hum Naheen Foundation.

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Burma

A Nation at the Crossroads Benedict Rogers, Desmond Tutu

Summary

The first major book on the contemporary situation in Burma-at a fascinating time of fast-moving change in the country.

For more than 50 years, Burma has been ruled by a succession of military regimes which rank among the most oppressive dictatorships in the world. Accused of crimes against humanity, they have brutally mistreated their people.

Yet in the last couple of years, and in spite of sham elections, the pace of change has been breathtaking. Much is now hoped for. However, Burma is one of the most ethnically diverse nations in SE Asia: there are roughly seven major ethnic groups living along its borders. They have a long history of conflict with the government and have been cruelly treated by the current regime. Their future affects the country as a whole, as Benedict Rogers explains. Drawing heavily on his many fact-finding visits both inside Burma and along its frontiers, he gives a unique appraisal of the current ethnic situation and its implications for the nation as a whole.

Wide-ranging, expertly researched, and full of brand new accounts of the courage and determinat

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BENEDICT ROGERS is a writer and human rights advocate specialising in Asia. Based in London, he's a regular contributor to the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune and The New York Times, and has given briefings and speeches at Oxford University, the LSE, the White House, US Congress, European Parliament, and other venues. Focused on Burma for much of the past 15 years, he has travelled almost 40 times to the country and all of its borders. Previous books include Than Shwe: unmasking Burma's tyrant and A Land Without Evil: stopping the genocide of Burma's Karen people.

Evil: stopping the genocide of Burma's Karen people. Spellmount 9780752460925 Pub Date: 12/1/11 $34.95/$38.95

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Exodus Burma

The British Escape through the Jungles of Death 1942 Felicity Goodall

Summary

Until a few weeks before the fall of Rangoon, the British had not dreamed the Japanese would invade Burma. So in early 1942, British soldiers trained for desert warfare fought a Japanese Army trained and equipped for the jungle. Those who survived this fierce fighting faced malaria, air attack, and lack of food and water, on the long walk out through the Valley of Death. Ragged groups of soldiers and civilians were forced to trek out of Burma through some of the most inhospitable terrain in the world. They hacked their way through jungle, forded rivers, and climbed steep mountainsides to escape. Many did not survive the journey. Among these incredible stories was that of Bill Williams, who led refugees out on a herd of elephants. Other civilians who had enjoyed an idyllic colonial lifestyle were ill-equipped for the journey. Setting off with the family silver and their pets, they soon had to abandon all but the essentials in order to survive. Thousands died, but many more crossed the border into

India and safety.

Author Bio

Felicity Goodall is a writer and broadcaster and the author of five popular history books. She is particularly interested in the human cost of war, and has written on conscientious objection in the First and Second World Wars, and the home front in World War II. She has also written and directed a Radio 4 play about the first woman to be accredited as a war correspondent by the British Army. Her father was conscripted into the Royal Engineers and served in the Burma campaign from 1942-45.

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A Short History of China

From Ancient Dynasties to Economic Powerhouse Gordon Kerr

Summary

From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship, a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous country

An absorbing introduction to more than 4,000 years of Chinese history, this book tells the stories of the tyrants, despots, femmes fatales, artists, warriors, and philosophers who have shaped this fascinating and complex nation. It describes the amazing technological advances that China's scientists and inventors made many hundreds of years before similar discoveries in Europe. It also investigates the Chinese view of the world and examines the movements, aspirations, and philosophies that molded it and, in so doing, created the Chinese nation. Finally, the book examines the dramatic changes of the last few decades and the emergence of China as an economic and industrial 21st-century superpower.

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Gordon Kerr is the author of A Short History of Africa and A Short History of Europe.

A Short History of Africa and A Short History of Europe . Random House UK 9781846041778

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Ancestors

The Story of China Told through the Lives of an Extraordinary Family Frank Ching

Summary

Frank Ching brings to life 900 years of Chinese history through his own fascinating family tree. Beginning with his search for the grave of his first-recorded ancestor, the 11th-century poet Qin Guan, and ending with a moving account of his relationship with his father, a victim of China's historic upheaval, Frank Ching introduces a colorful cast of characters. His unbroken family line includes-among many others-a lovelorn concubine, a traitor, a military hero, an imperial ghost-writer, a minister of punishments, and a woman noted for her skills in both verse and martial arts. There is scarcely an aspect of Chinese life, from shamanism to violent rebellion, that Ching doesn't touch upon in this fascinating work. Through his vivid and personal portraits of his ancestors, the history of China itself unfolds: from the days of the ancient empire to its radical transformation today.

Author Bio

Frank Ching worked as a journalist for the New York Times before setting up the Wall Street Journal's first bureau in Beijing. He also worked for Far Eastern Economic Review and the South China Morning Post. He is the author of China: The Truth About Its Human Rights Record.

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Behind the Red Door

Sex in China Richard Burger

Summary

A sexual revolution is underway in China. Traditional morals and behavior are being turned on their head as the

country's climb towards economic prosperity brings sex into the open. But it is a revolution distinctly different

from the one experienced in the West and has taken unexpected twists and turns.

Written in a highly engaging and readable style, Behind the Red Door: Sex in China takes the reader on a journey

from ancient days, when China's rulers relied on shockingly vivid Daoist sex manuals, to the present, where China

is torn between sexual orthodoxy and Western-style openness.

Author Bio

Richard Burger has more than 23 years of combined journalism and corporate communications experience. He worked as an editor for the Chinese newspaper The Global Times in Beijing and was a correspondent for the Fairchild News Syndicate and a contributor to the Baltimore Sun. He worked as a communications specialist for eight years in Greater China, with nearly four years spent in Beijing. His blog, The Peking Duck, was started in

2002 and was one of the first blogs in China.

was started in 2002 and was one of the first blogs in China. Earnshaw Books 9789881732637

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Beleaguered in Peking

Robert Coltman, Gareth Powell

Summary

In June 1900, Boxer rebels attacked the foreign community in China's capital, forcing all non-Chinese along with hundreds of Chinese Christians, to take refuge in the foreign Legation Quarter. In this first-hand account, American doctor Robert Coltman takes us inside the besieged legations, describing the diplomatic missteps, daring sorties, broken friendships and international camaraderie under fire.

Author Bio

Robert Coltman was an American doctor, born in 1862. He went to China in the mid-1880s, and in 1896 he was appointed professor of anatomy at the Tung Wen College in Peking. Two years later, he was appointed professor of surgery at the Imperial University in Peking, and become the personal physician to the Chinese royal household. He was also a freelance journalist, writing for the Chicago Record. After the Boxer Rebellion had been suppressed, he stayed on in China for another 25 years, becoming an attorney for the Standard Oil Company in the port city of Tientsin to the east of Peking. He retired in 1925, returned to the United States and died in

1931.

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China

El mundo chino, creencias y rituales, creacion y descubrimientos Edward L. Shaughnessy, Miguel Portillo

Summary

Exploring the major themes of Chinese history and culture over the last 4,000 years, this superbly illustrated book offers a vivid portrait of one of the world's most remarkable civilizations. With depth and clarity, this work touches upon the key aspects of this country's historical, religious, philosophical and artistic heritage.

Explorando los grandes temas de la historia y cultura china a lo largo de más de 4,000 años, este libro espléndidamente ilustrado ofrece un retrato vívido de una de las civilizaciones más notables del mundo. Con profundidad y claridad, esta obra discute todos los aspectos claves de la riquísima herencia histórica, religiosa, filosófica y artística de China.

Author Bio

Edward L. Shaughnessy is a professor of Chinese history at the University of Chicago and the author of several books on China. He lives in Chicago.

the author of several books on China. He lives in Chicago. Sussex Academic Press 9781845194741 Pub

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Chinese Identity in Post-Suharto Indonesia

Culture, Politics and Media Chang-Yau Hoon

Summary

During Suharto's New Order (1966-1998), the ethnic Chinese expanded the nation's economy (and their own wealth), but, paradoxically, were marginalised and discriminated against in all social spheres: culture, language, politics, entrance to state-owned universities, and public service and public employment. Following the fall of Suharto, and the anti-Chinese riots in May 1998, Indonesia underwent a process of "Reformasi"and democratisation, whereby for the first time in several decades Chinese culture became more visible. Many ethnic Chinese took advantage of the new democratic space to establish political parties, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and action groups to fight for the abolition of discriminatory laws, defend their rights and promote solidarity between ethnic groups in Indonesia. They utilised the Reformasi atmosphere to promote pluralism and multiculturalism, and to liberate their long-suppressed identity and cultural heritage. … This book sets out to unpack the complex meanings of "Chineseness" in post-1998 Indonesia, including the ways in which the policy of mult

Author Bio

Chang-Yau Hoon Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at the School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University. He has published in international journals such as Asian Ethnicity, Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, Asia Pacific Education Review, Journal of Asian Business and Life Writing. He has co-edited special issues of the Journal of Asian Business and Inside Indonesia, and is currently co-editing a volume entitled Chinese Indonesians Reassessed: History, Religion and Belonging.

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Congress and the Making of the Indian Nation

Bhashyam Kasturi, Sucheta Mahajan, Aditya Mukherje

Summary

This publication, in two volumes, is not only a short history of the Indian National Congress but is also, to a considerable extent, the history of the Indian people. These volumes provide a glimpse into the past 125 years and illustrates how the Congress traversed the path of Indian nation-building through extremely difficult external and internal challenges and can serve as a guide in helping the country negotiate future challenges.

Author Bio

Bhashyam Kasturi works at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library located in New Delhi, India. Sucheta Mahajan is chairperson of the Centre for Historical Studies at the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, located in New Delhi. Aditya Mukherjee is a professor of contemporary Indian history at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Mridula Mukherjee is director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi. Pranab Mukherjee is India's finance minister and among the senior most leaders of the Congress Party. Rizwan Qaiser is a reader in the department of history of the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi. Anand Sharma served as the convenor of the editorial board for this publication and is union minister of commerce and industry for the government of India.

of commerce and industry for the government of India. Hoover Institution Press 9780817986421 Pub Date: 3/1/88

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Cultural Revolution in China's Schools, May 1966-April 1969

Julia Kwong

Summary

How dissatisfaction with the school system led to the Cultural Revolution.

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Documents of Dissent

Chinese Political Thought Since Mao J. Chester Chung

Summary

Translated here are four documents, dated between December 1975 and October 1977, that reveal the existence of wide ideological controversy. Taken together, these four documents present a picture of extraordinary political vitality in China and contribute to our understanding of ideological currents and factions in China.

understanding of ideological currents and factions in China. Earnshaw Books 9789881762122 Pub Date: 11/1/08 $19.99/$21.99

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Houseboat Days in China

J.O.P. Bland, Andrew Chubb

Summary

J.O.P. Bland, the Times of London correspondent in Shanghai 100 years ago, published this delightful series of musings on the meaning of life and nature of the Chinaman from the perspective of the absolute confidence of the Anglo-Saxon in the days before the Great War. He promises a "record of Idleness", of duck and snipe and leisurely cruises through the backwaters of the Chinese countryside. The book delivers that plus colorful insights into the East-meets-West riddle of the Chinese Empire's last days.

Author Bio

J.O.P. Bland arrived in Shanghai in 1883, the year he turned 20, and joined the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs under Sir Robert Hart. For his services to the Chinese Government over the next 13 years, he was made a Mandarin of the fourth class, and received the Imperial Order of the Double Dragon. He acted as correspondent for the London Times from 1897 until he left China in 1910. In total, he authored twelve books, including Houseboat Days in China which was his third book. He was once described by New York Times as the best informed Westerner on China in the world. He died in 1945.

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In the Valley of the Yangtze

Stories from an American Childhood in China Helen Roberts Thomas, Katherine P. Granfield

Summary

A China-born daughter of American Episcopal missionaries tells a story of China that is little-known to both

Chinese and Americans in this robust memoir. What were Americans doing in China in the 1920s and 30s, and how did an American child come to be born and raised there? Helen Roberts Thomas and her family were part of

a vibrant international community in the Yangtze Valley in the first part of the 20th century. The community was made up of educators, missionaries, and doctors as well as technical and military advisors to the new Chinese

government. Freshly topical amid the current American fascination with another new China, this coming-of-age story mingles history with culture, politics, and crossing paths with the famous. And yet it is also a family story:

dedicated to the memory of her parents; dotted with sibling love, rivalry, rebellion, and achievement; and written

in collaboration with her own daughter.

Author Bio

Helen Roberts Thomas was born in Shanghai, China in 1921 and only took up permanent residence in the United States after the Japanese invasion in 1937. She is a retired teacher and the founder of the Delaware chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), cofounder and original member of the Delaware Governor's Council for Women, and founder of the Delaware chapter of the Older Women's League (OWL). Katherine P. Granfield is her daughter. They both live in Wilmington, Delaware.

is her daughter. They both live in Wilmington, Delaware. Fremantle Press 9781921696077 Pub Date: 7/1/10 $19.95/$21.95

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Pirate Outrages

True Stories of Terror on the China Seas Douglas R. G. Sellick

Summary

Derived from firsthand accounts, newspapers, journals, letters, and telegrams, this daunting compilation divulges authentic piracy stories from the 19th and 20th centuries. Part history, part true crime, this fascinating collection highlights the raids that took place in an area famous for harboring pirates: the China Seas. This informative and stirring narrative will appeal to shipping and maritime history buffs as well as those interested in thrillers.

Author Bio

Douglas R. G. Sellick is a freelance history and literary researcher and anthologist. He is the author of Castaway: Remarkable True Stories of Survival and Survivors: Great Open Boat Voyages.

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Shanghai - High Lights, Low Lights, Tael Lights

Maurine Karns, Pat Patterson

Summary

First published in 1936, this remarkable guidebook explores the seamier side of Shanghai, China, in the mid- 1930s. Written by two pretty, dissolute foreigners living life to the fullest and working, at least partially, in a Whangpoo whiskey haze, this candid handbook focuses on the colorful nightlife-particularly the sex and sin-of the city. This is a hilarious and unique history of a covert Shanghai.

Author Bio

Maurine Karns was a writer and inhabitant of Shanghai during the 1930s. Pat Patterson was a Canadian pilot who represented all the major U.S. aircraft manufacturers in China in the 1930s.

the major U.S. aircraft manufacturers in China in the 1930s. Sussex Academic Press 9781845196318 Pub Date:

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Shanghai, Past and Present

A Concise Socio-Economic History, 1842?2012 Niv Horesh

Summary

This book sets out to explain how Shanghai emerged from relative obscurity in 1842 to become one of the world's best-known finance and industry hubs. As China's largest city, Shanghai today plays a central economic role, much as it did in the 1920s. The author provides a concise diachronic survey of the economic history of modern Shanghai, setting out how the city's urban infrastructure, municipal institutions, consumer culture, and industry have shaped, and have been shaped by, this economic power house. The work tackles a range of themes, including the city's millionaires, then and now; racial tensions and quotidian liaisons between Europeans and Asians before World War II; and the gambling and prostitution industry. The postwar era is portrayed in comparative discussions on Shanghai under Mao Zedong, and during the reform era. These discussions bring the narrative up to date to cover important events such as the designation of the Pudong precinct as the city's new engine of growth in 1991. The city's illustrious prewar past is compared with its present ambitions to become

Asia's l

Author Bio

Niv Horesh is a senior fellow at the University of Nottingham's China Policy Institute (UK) and associate professor in China Studies at the University of Western Sydney (Australia). He has worked in the past as a business development manager in China and as a civil servant in Israel and Australia.

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Tales About China and the Chinese

Peter Parley, Andrew Chubb

Summary

Filled with a whimsical sense of humor and fantastic fables of faraway lands, this book, originally written for children, offers a Western perspective on China in the mid-19th century. Using vivid detail and excellent cartoons, it demonstrates the clash between the Marco Polo-inspired view of a mythically serene China and the political realities of the Opium War, including the harsh, colonial era. A delightful mix of fact and fancy, it encapsulates the ethos of an era when the West saw China as a remote and unspoiled empire, ripe for the picking.

Author Bio

Peter Parley was a pen name coined by the highly popular and influential American author Samuel Griswold Goodrich and was often used by imitators. The author of this book, whose real identity remains unknown, was

one such imposter. Andrew Chubb is the editor of Earnshaw Books' Classic series.

Chubb is the editor of Earnshaw Books' Classic series. Earnshaw Books 9789881866721 Pub Date: 4/1/12 $19.99/$21.95

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Treasures from the Fragrant Harbour Derek Sandhaus

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Pirates, plagues, pistols, and poisons: with adventure of all varieties, this is a rollicking journey into colonial Hong Kong. A collection of historical odds and ends-stories, quotations, cartoons, postcards, and drawings-this book recounts in thrilling detail how a "barren rock" seemingly destined to fail rose to become one of the richest trading outposts in Asia.

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Derek Sandhaus has written on Chinese history for magazines, blogs, and podcasts. He is the the editor of Decadence Mandchoue.

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Tales of Old Peking

Inside the Walls of China's Tumultuous Capital Derek Sandhaus

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A forbidden city for Westerners for hundreds of years, China's capital has always been viewed as one of the world's most mysterious cities. This book re-creates a sense of old Peking through a pastiche of historical snippets-stories, quotations, cartoons, postcards and drawings-and shares intriguing tidbits about the Imperial Court. Placing Peking in the context of the Boxer Rebellion, when two very different yet equally headstrong cultures clashed, this is a valuable source for those interested in Chinese history.

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Derek Sandhaus has written on Chinese history for magazines, blogs, and podcasts. He is the author of Tales

of Old Hong Kong and the editor of Decadence Mandchoue.

of Old Hong Kong and the editor of Decadence Mandchoue . Tales of Old Shanghai The

Tales of Old Shanghai

The Glorious Past of China's Greatest City Graham Earnshaw

Summary

The old Shanghai was a rich and cosmopolitan mixture of East and West and this engaging book offers a glimpse into that world through an assortment of photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, stamps, and other collectibles. Evoking different eras, this record also contains vintage advertisements, excerpts from travel guides, flyers handed out to ex-pats highlighting Shanghai's international atmosphere, and often hilarious firsthand accounts from those who had the opportunity to live in or pass through this bustling trade port. The scrapbook format allows readers to either read from the start or flip through to any page to learn of the extraordinary layers and depth of the old-world city.

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The Complete History of China

J. A. G. Roberts

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An account of China's rise to world power status, this is a useful guide for anyone who wants to understand this dynamic society. The study explores China's entire history, from prehistoric times to the present day. Some aspects of China's history are hotly debated, but this book offers a path through these conflicting views on the development of China throughout history. It reveals the immense riches and sophistication of ancient China, and

banishes the view of Chinese history as a long, repetitive catalogue of one dynasty following another. In drawing together the broad themes of political, social, economic, and cultural history, the dramatic development of one

of the world's great civilizations is brought to life.

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J.A.G. Roberts is Principal Lecturer in the University of Huddersfield, specialising in the history of China and Japan.

specialising in the history of China and Japan. Eye Books The Emperor's River Travels to the

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The Emperor's River

Travels to the Heart of a Resurgent China Liam D'Arcy-Brown

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A look China's recent cultural reinterpretation of the oldest canal in the world, dug when Confucius was alive,

along which has traveled not only cargo but ideas, customs, and dialects The face of modern China is changing. Liam D'Arcy-Brown travels the length of the Grand Canal, a symbol of national identity, Chinese pride, and cultural achievement. For those with an interest in China and its culture, people, or heritage, this book provides an exciting, fascinating, and well-written account of the navigation of the lifeblood of a rising power-the Grand Canal of China. At

more than 1,100 miles long, and dating back to the 5th century BC, the Grand Canal of China is the world's longest artificial waterway and its oldest working canal. Though a source of great national pride to the Chinese, one of China's most economically important transport routes, and the possible savior of a rapidly desiccating Beijing, it has never been investigated by foreign writers and travelers. The first non-Chinese to have made this

9781903070703 journey since the 1780s, Liam D'Arcy-Brown traveled from Hangzhou to Beiji

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Liam D'Arcy-Brown is the author of Green Dragon, Sombre Warrior.

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The Long Road Back to China

The Burma Road Wartime Diaries Carl Crow, Paul French

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Well-documented and compassionate, this memoir follows journalist Carl Crow as he journeys from Rangoon to the wartime Chinese capital of Chongqing in 1939. Including interviews with senior government members, this record chronicles the daily struggle of the Chinese people under Japanese bombardment. A valuable historical resource, this firsthand account is also a gripping travel narrative.

Author Bio

Carl Crow was a journalist and the founder of China's first American-run English-language newspaper, the China Press. He is the author of 400 Million Customers and Foreign Devils in the Flowery Kingdom. Paul French is a

Shanghai-based editor, writer, and analyst. He is the author of Carl Crow: A Tough Old China Hand, North Korea:

The Paranoid Peninsula, and Through the Looking Glass and the coauthor of Fat China and Oil and Water.

Glass and the coauthor of Fat China and Oil and Water . Allen & Unwin 9781742377971

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The Reporter and the Warlords

An Australian at Large in China's Republican Revolution Craig Collie

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Full of intrigue and swashbuckling adventure, the story of an Australian journalist who was at the heart of the most turbulent period in Chinese history

Set against the turbulent background of China in the first half of the 20th Century, this reads like a romantic novel-but it's a true story. The reporter is the intrepid Australian journalist, Will Donald, who arrived in Hong Kong in 1903 and by 1908 was managing editor of the China Mail. As a freelance journalist based in Shanghai, Donald then became advisor to a number of influential public figures, including Sun Yat-Sen and Chiang Kai-Shek, entangling himself in their power struggles. He participated in the armed struggle to overthrow the last emperor of China and then wrote proclamations for Sun Yat-Sen, who ultimately became Provisional President of the Republic of China. Will Donald's most intriguing alliance was with the swashbuckling Manchurian warlord and morphine-addicted womanizer, Zhang Xueliang. The lives of these two extraordinary men became entwined over the decades and provide a compelling narrative. The role of both

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Craig Collie is the author of Nagasaki: Living in the Shadow of the Bomb and The Path of Infinite Sorrow.

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Women of the Long March

Lily Xiao Hong Lee, Sue Wiles

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The Long March, a year-long retreat made by the Chinese Communist Red Army escaping from destruction by the Nationalist forces, is a central turning point in the history of modern China. Thirty women marched with the top leaders, including Mao Zedong and Deng Xioping, during the 6,000-mile trek, and 3,000 women were among the ranks. This book, one of the few to focus on the women, tells their story through the biographies of three key players. Just 17 when they became lovers, Mao's second wife, He Zizhen, bore his children along the way and was forced to leave them behind; Kang Kequing, wife of Zhu De, endured the same hardships as the men, shouldered arms, and fought alongside her male comrades; Commander Wang Quanyuan was captured with her battalion by enemy cavalry that forced the women to become concubines. Drawing on interviews and published and unpublished sources, this book details their experiences on the March and subsequent lives in Communist China.

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Lily Xiao Hong Lee was born in China and now teaches Chinese language and literature at the University of Sydney. She is the author of The Virtue of Yin: Studies on Chinese Women. Sue Wiles is a translator and proofreader. She is the translator (as Sue Mackie) of T'ai Chi.

She is the translator (as Sue Mackie) of T'ai Chi. Allen & Unwin 9781741147636 Pub Date:

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A Short History of Cambodia

From Empire to Survival John Tully

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In this concise and compelling history, Cambodia's past is described in vivid detail, from the richness of the Angkorean empire through the dark ages of the 18th and early-19th centuries, French colonialism, independence, the Vietnamese conflict, the Pol Pot regime, and its current incarnation as a troubled democracy. With energetic writing and passion for the subject, John Tully covers the full sweep of Cambodian history, explaining why this land of contrasts remains an interesting enigma to the international community. Detailing the depressing record of war, famine, and invasion that has threatened to destroy Cambodia, this discussion shows its survival to be a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

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Navigating a River by Its Bends

A Comparison of Cambodian Remigration Gea Wijers

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This study compares narratives on migration, institutional entrepreneurial activity, and return through a sample of Cambodian American and Cambodian French citizens coming back to their home country. It explores the ways in which these returnees create and employ their social capital in institutional entrepreneurial activities upon return, explaining why some start NGOs while others work for the Cambodian government. This subject is linked to the societal debate on the ways in which the broad spectrum of institutional entrepreneurial activities may impact the development of an emerging nation.

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Gea Wijers is an anthropologist and part of the Cambodia Research Group at VU University Amsterdam.

of the Cambodia Research Group at VU University Amsterdam. Microcosm Publishing 9781621064626 Pub Date: 2/21/13

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New Girl Law

Drafting a Future for Cambodia Anne Elizabeth Moore

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The engrossing report on young Cambodian women's struggles for human rights and media justice continues in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Cambodian Grrrl. This account explains how, in an attempt to help long- suffering Cambodian women in the post-Khmer Rouge regime archive their own stories, history was rewritten. Combining a modern understanding of the country and a wealth of historical knowledge, this firsthand account explains how modern Cambodia is attempting to recover from the crippling imperialism and state-backed genocide of the Khmer Rouge government. Seeking to gain more international news coverage and become part of the United States public's consciousness, this unique commentary on the current state of affairs of a country not frequented by American tourism gives readers the first American viewpoint on the subject since the 1970s.

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Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of several books including Cambodian Grrrl and Unmarketable. Her writing has been published in Feministing, In These Times, the Onion, and the Stranger, among others. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been featured on NPR's Worldview. She lives in Chicago.

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A Comprehensive History of India

Prehistory of India: Vol. 1, Part 1 M. K. Dhavalikar

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This thoroughly researched first volume on the history of India shows that the development of human culture in South Asia can be properly understood only by studying the prehistoric past. The prehistoric phase forms the longest period in human history, covering a few millennia, whereas the knowledge of writing was acquired by man just 5,000 years ago. The antiquity of man now goes back to 3.6 million years, and since then man has been progressing against all odds. This book details the systematic excavations that have been carried out and the data that has been scientifically analyzed to show the stages of cultural evolution from food gathering to food producing, including contributions from acknowledged experts in the field. It also places significant emphasis on scientific evidence to demonstrate the role of the environment in the evolution of cultures.

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M. K. Dhavalikar is a retired professor of archaeology and director of the Deccan College Post-Graduate

9788173049743 Research Institute in Pune, India. He participated in the excavation at Pella in Greece.

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An Indian Social Democracy

Integrating Markets, Democracy and Social Justice: A Twin Volume Collection Sunil Khilnani, Manmohan Malhoutra

Summary

An extraordinarily rich collection of writings and discussions by a host of eminent personalities from around the globe, this volume shares ideas and visions about an emerging India and the challenges the country faces across a gamut of issues. Drawing upon both the global and Indian experience of social democracy, it offers lessons from the many struggles to align competitive markets, democracy, and social justice. Can inequality be lessened without impeding the growth essential to sustain social spending? What is a sustainable pattern of growth? What cultural, political, and economic hurdles stand in the way of realizing India's social democratic ideals? Answering these and other questions, this compilation puts India's social democratic agenda and ambitions to

critical scrutiny and challenges the political and ethical imagination of policymakers and citizens.

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Sunil Khilnani is the Avantha Professor and the director of the India Institute at King's College in London. He is the author of The Idea of India and the coauthor of Civil Society: History and Possibilities. Manmohan Malhoutra is a trustee of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. He is a former assistant secretary general of the Commonwealth Secretariat, a former member of the Board of International IDEA, and a former secretary general

of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. He also worked with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in her Secretariat.

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Anything to Declare?

Indian Customs Central Board of Excise and Customs

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Celebrating 50 years since the passage of the Customs Act of 1962, this book describes the functions of the Indian customs institution. It provides information about the role India's customs plays in facilitating international trade, enforcing prohibitions and restrictions on the import and export of goods, preventing smuggling and drug trafficking, and ensuring public health, economic security, and national safety. It also contains photographs that reveal the past, evolution, and international role of Indian customs.

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The Central Board of Excise and Customs is a part of the Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance in India's government. It formulates policy concerning the levy and collection of customs and central excise duties, the prevention of smuggling, and the administration of matters relating to customs, central excise, and narcotics.

matters relating to customs, central excise, and narcotics. Manohar Publishers 9788173049736 Pub Date: 7/1/13

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9788173049736

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By Sweat and Sword

Trade, Diplomacy and War in Kerala Through the Ages K. K. Nair

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Going well beyond the usual narratives on Kerala history, this study discusses the unique history of a state described in colonial documents as being perpetually at war but, remarkably, whose people have been historically happy. Ever since its discovery, Kerala's political climate was characterized by a variety of Chinese, Arab, European, and local powers fighting each other for economic and military ascendancy. And yet, despite centuries of foreign contact and conflict, it continued to thrive and retain its independence. The influences Kerala absorbed were of its own choosing. This book hypothesizes that this remarkable achievement was a direct consequence of Kerala's unique military, diplomatic, social, and economic culture. A society by no means perfect, but fairly close, causing British administrators to record that society in Kerala had arrived close to fulfilling the utilitarian dictum of "the largest possible happiness of the largest numbers."

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K. K. Nair is a serving Indian air force officer and wing commander and the joint director of space operations at Air Headquarters in New Delhi.

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Changing Minds

A Guide to Facilitated Participatory Planning

Cole P. Dodge, Gavin Bennett

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Conventional planning methods often do not suffice for complex institutions such as health systems and development projects, and this book introduces the practice of facilitated participatory planning (FPP), a new way of planning for a world that is multifaceted, competitive, and ever changing. The authors argue that involving all the key stakeholders in the process makes for a trustworthy, inclusive, balanced, and dynamic planning system. This analysis charts the evolution of FPP from pioneer concepts of awareness, empowerment, learning by doing, visualization, creative group processes, and incremental questions into a complete and up-to- date system of principles and techniques. It includes case studies that show how FPP has been used successfully where other planning methods have failed. Academics, researchers, and managers who require planning procedures that go beyond the hierarchical approach will find this to be an invaluable resource.

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Cole P. Dodge is the former regional director of UNICEF and a pioneer of the facilitated participatory planning method. Gavin Bennett is an award-winning strategic communication specialist.

is an award-winning strategic communication specialist. Academic Foundation 9788171888856 Pub Date: 4/1/12

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Chennai

A City of Change

Malvika Singh

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Featuring the city of Chennai, this book offers a delightful journey through one of the most remarkable cities of India. Elegant writings by a host of accomplished writers capture charm and tradition on one hand, transition and paradox on the other. Sharing the uniqueness of the city as time has seen it emerge, it also clearly demonstrates to what extent these talented writers felt inspired to pen it down.

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Malvika Singh is the publisher of the monthly journal Seminar and a columnist for numerous daily newspapers and magazines. She is the author of Delhi: India in One City.

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Delhi

The First City Malvika Singh

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Featuring the city of Delhi, this book offers a delightful journey through one of the most remarkable cities of India. Elegant writings by a host of accomplished writers capture charm and tradition on one hand, transition and paradox on the other. Sharing the uniqueness of the city as time has seen it emerge, it also clearly demonstrates to what extent these talented writers felt inspired to pen it down.

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Malvika Singh is the publisher of the monthly journal Seminar and a columnist for numerous daily newspapers and magazines. She is the author of Delhi: India in One City.

magazines. She is the author of Delhi: India in One City . Education in Colonial India

Education in Colonial India

Historical Insights Deepak Kumar, Joseph Bara, Nandita Khadria, Ch. Ra

Summary

The collection of essays in this volume tries to address some of the issues and developments in the making of an inclusive knowledge society in colonial India, and the transmission of knowledge through agents and institutions of education in modern India from a historical perspective. The pace of knowledge diffusion has increased particularly over the last century, but the education system in India today is basically a legacy of the two centuries of colonial rule, with limited and uneven access to knowledge. The volume traces the growth of knowledge in India in modern times and its conflict with existing societal and religious expectations and also of the conflict between individual and institutional ideas. It also addresses the issue of social exclusion-be it sectional, regional or gender oriented-and explores the growth of a new system of education in modern India.

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Joseph Bara coordinates the research program of the Educational Records Research Unit (ERRU) at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has been a fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla and has published a number of articles on social and educational history of modern India. Deepak Kumar teaches history of education at the Zakir Husain Center for Educational Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is the author of Science and the Raj and convened and presided over the International Association of Historians of Asia Conference in 2008. Nandita Khadria is a research officer on the academic staff of the ERRU with a special interest in agrarian history and the history of technical and women's education. Ch. Radha Gayathri is a

research officer on the academic staff of the ERRU and has been working in the area of history of education and

medicine with a special focus on women.

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Hyderabad

A City of Hope

Malvika Singh

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Featuring the city of Hyderabad, this book offers a delightful journey through one of the most remarkable cities of India. Elegant writings by a host of accomplished writers capture charm and tradition on one hand, transition and paradox on the other. Sharing the uniqueness of the city as time has seen it emerge, it also clearly demonstrates to what extent these talented writers felt inspired to pen it down.

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Malvika Singh is the publisher of the monthly journal Seminar and a columnist for numerous daily newspapers and magazines. She is the author of Delhi: India in One City.

magazines. She is the author of Delhi: India in One City . Chicago Review Press 9780897334822

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India Britannica

A Vivid Introduction to the History of British India

Geoffrey Moorhouse

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From the beginnings of the East India Company in the seventeenth century down to February 28, 1948, when the Somerset Light Infantry became the last British soldiers to leave Indian soil, Moorhouse charts the course of British rule in India.

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Geoffrey Moorhouse is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Geographical Society.

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India Fifty Years After Independence

Images in Literature, Film and the Media Felicity Hand, Kathleen Firth

Film and the Media Felicity Hand, Kathleen Firth Academic Foundation 9788171885640 Pub Date: 10/28/06

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India: The Next Decade

Manmohan Malhoutra

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Exploring India's growing global importance, this in-depth study examines the political, economic, and social factors in a variety of ways. Coupling lively discussion with background essays contributed by more than 40 prominent people from different spheres of life-including distinguished scholars, well-known social commentators, top journalists, eminent economists, corporate leaders, and veteran policymakers and administrators-this volume offers a wide perspective on the democracy, economy, and society of an ever-evolving nation.

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Manmohan Malhoutra is a former member of the board of directors of International IDEA and the Indian Administrative Service and has served in the secretariat of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. A former assistant secretary general of the commonwealth, he is currently the secretary general of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.

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India-Azerbaijan

The Silk Route Connection Nivedita Das Kundu

Summary

Reflecting the changing dynamics of the situation in India and Azerbaijan, this book discusses their mutual needs to improve their bilateral relationship. For more than a decade, Indian merchants passed through Azerbaijan while traveling towards Europe, allowing Azerbijan to emerge as the largest trade center on the Silk Route. This volume highlights each country's mutual interest, challenges, and opportunities for diversifying cooperation in various sectors.

Author Bio

Nivedita Das Kundu is an assistant director at the Indian Council for Social Science Research, a former professor at the University of Hannover and at the University of Helsinki, the author of Russia and Its Near Abroad: Strategic Dynamics and Implications, and the editor of India-Russia Strategic Partnership: Challenges and Prospects and Russia-India-China: Evolution of Geopolitical Strategic Trends.

Evolution of Geopolitical Strategic Trends. Peepal Tree Press Ltd. 9781845230364 Pub Date: 8/1/08

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Indian Indenture in the Straits Settlements

The Politics of Policy and Practice in the Straits Settlements David Chanderbali

Summary

Based on remarkably detailed original research, this study examines 19th-century, Indian indentured-migration work in Malaysia. Tracking the arrival of the Indian people and the history of labor movements, the account analyzes similarities in the broad labor system while differentiating between distinct local elements. Free of the ethnic bias prevalent in other studies, this resource ultimately offers a better understanding of the current inter- ethnic relationships of Indian communities in the Caribbean, South Africa, Mauritius, and Fiji.

Author Bio

David Chanderbali taught history and is currently the registrar at the University of Guyana. He is the author of A Portrait of Paternalism: Governor Henry Light of British Guyana, 1838-48.

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India's Unending Journey

Mark Tully

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Born in India and educated in Britain, Mark Tully is a citizen of two countries and two cultures, both of which have shaped his thinking and given him a unique perspective on the world today. In this thoughtful and remarkable book, he shares the formative experiences of his upbringing, his early vocation as a priest, his distinguished broadcasting career, and his fascination for India's traditions as well as its modern customs. India is changing rapidly and will soon become one of the world's most influential nations alongside China and America. In fascinating, accessible style, Tully shows the many lessons he has learned from India and-most importantly-what he believes India has yet to teach other countries about ways to deal with economic growth and poverty relief, environmental issues, education, management, and democracy. As he explains, India's journey is one towards a future in which we must draw deeply upon our spiritual and material resources and strive to find a balance in the face of uncertainty.

Author Bio

Mark Tully was the BBC chief of bureau in New Delhi for 22 years and is the author of No Full Stops in India and The Heart of India.

author of No Full Stops in India and The Heart of India. Editorial Kairos 9788472456075 Pub

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Indika

Una descolonizacion intelectual: Reflexiones sobre la historia, la etnologia, la politica y la religion en el Sur de Asia Agustin Paniker

Summary

Examining not only the influence exercised by the Colonial West on India, but also the influence of India on Western modern thought, this study aims to decolonize the Indian continent of the clichés and tales imposed on it by the West and by modernity. The result is a fascinating investigation that not only questions traditionally accepted prejudices about India itself, but also criticizes the traditional perspective dictated by the Western social sciences. Examinando no sólo la influencia del occidente colonial, si no también la influencia de la India en el pensamiento moderno occidental, este estudio busca eliminar los estereotipos de la India impuestos por el occidente y por la modernidad. El resultado es una investigación fascinante que desafía prejuicios tradicionalmente aceptados sobre la India, pero que también critica la perspectiva tradicional de las ciencias humanas occidentales.

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IPG Academic Foundation 9788171888405 Pub Date: 4/1/11 $39.95/$43.95 Can. Hardcover 306 pages

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Journey of a Nation

Indian National Congress: 125 Years Anand Sharma, Sonia Gandhi

Summary

On December 28th, 1885, the Indian National Congress (INC) met for the first time in Bombay. Providing a short and crisp commentary on the Indian independence movement, this inspiring account demonstrates how the INC went on to challenge the mightiest empire of the time, using a slogan of peace and a method of nonviolence. Led by men and women of extraordinary intellect, courage, and commitment, the INC shaped the destiny of modern India in the 20th century and now leads the country as a global power in the 21st century. Commemorating 125 years of the INC, this volume is enlivened by rare photographs and archival material and unfolds the saga of struggle, sacrifice, and nation-building.

Author Bio

Anand Sharma is the cabinet minister of commerce and industry for the government of India. He is the editor of the widely acclaimed book Gandhian Way and a former spokesman of the Congress Party. Sonia Gandhi is the president of the Indian National Congress and the chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance.

the chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance. Academic Foundation 9788171888863 Pub Date: 4/1/12

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Kolkata

A Soul City Malvika Singh

Summary

Featuring the city of Kolkata, this book offers a delightful journey through one of the most remarkable cities of India. Elegant writings by a host of accomplished writers capture charm and tradition on one hand, transition and paradox on the other. Sharing the uniqueness of the city as time has seen it emerge, it also clearly demonstrates to what extent these talented writers felt inspired to pen it down.

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Malvika Singh is the publisher of the monthly journal Seminar and a columnist for numerous daily newspapers and magazines. She is the author of Delhi: India in One City.

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IPG Academic Foundation 9788171889228 Pub Date: 10/1/12 $74.95/$82.95 Can. Hardcover 306 pages Carton

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9788171889228

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Policymaking for Indian Planning

Essays on Contemporary Issues in Honour of Montek S. Ahluwalia Sameer Kochhar, C. Rangarajan, P. Chidambaram

Summary

Distinguished economists provide knowledge of and insight into India's economic growth and development in this Festschrift to one of the country's key figures in economic reform, Montek S. Ahluwalia. A driving force in the liberalization program of the past 20 years, Ahluwalia and his commitment to poverty alleviation and inclusive growth have inspired change and discussion, including the pieces in this compilation. A must-read for students of development economics and political economy, academics, and professionals interested in economic issues of developing countries, this collection of essays covers different drivers of economic growth and development and offers direction for India to become a major player in the global economy. Topics include poverty in India, urbanization and employment, global imbalances, currency wars, innovation and public information infrastructure, and planning in a liberalized economy.

Author Bio

Sameer Kochhar is the president of the Skoch Development Foundation, the leading think tank on digital, social, and financial inclusion issues in India; the CEO of Skoch Consultancy Services; a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies; and the creator of the world's largest independent online knowledge repositories on financial inclusion, digital inclusion, and urban development. He is the chief editor of Inclusion; the editor of the books Building from the Bottom, Financial Inclusion, Growth & Finance, and India on the Growth Turnpike; and the author of Speeding Financial Inclusion. C. Rangarajan is the chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India. He is the recipient of the Business Man of the Year Award, the Finance Man of the Decade Award, the Financial Express Award for Economics, and the Wharton-Indian Alumni Award for Outstanding Leadership. He is the author of India: Monetary Policy, Financial Stability and Other Essays; Indian Economy: Essays on Money and Finance; Perspectives on Indian Economy: A Collection of Essays; Select Essays on Indian

Economy: A Collection of Essays ; Select Essays on Indian Reconnecting Britain and India Ideas for

Reconnecting Britain and India

Ideas for an Enhanced Partnership Jo Johnson, Rajiv Kumar

Summary

The current relationship between India and the United Kingdom and what the growing partnership holds for the future of the two nations-and consequently the rest of the world-is the focus of this study that combines original essays from more than three dozen thought leaders in the worlds of academia, business, politics, and the arts. The book assesses the potential for the two countries to forge an enhanced partnership and surveys the main features of a diverse and complex bilateral relationship. The essays analyze the scope for a new partnership that recognizes the role the UK can play in India's quest for international stature. Also included are a foreword by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a chapter by British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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9788171888986

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Jo Johnson is a member of Parliament, an elected member of the Public Accounts Committee, and the deputy chairman of the Indo-UK All Party Parliamentary Group. He is a contributing editor at the Financial Times, where he previously worked as an associate editor, column editor, and Paris correspondent. Rajiv Kumar is the secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the former director and chief executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations. He is the author of The Long View from Delhi and Many Futures of India and the editor of India and the Global Economy.

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Regional Economy of India

Growth and Finance Deepak Mohanty

Summary

Regional economy is of critical importance to achieve inclusive growth and to sustain growth momentum, and the essays in this collection focus on the growth and finance of various states in India. This volume, comprised of articles written by scholars at the Reserve Bank of India, stimulates further policy-oriented research and contributes to better policymaking. The book contends that the share of agriculture has shrunk across the states while the share of services has risen sharply, and that there is a need for action on agricultural growth, infrastructure development, and prioritization of expenditure toward social sectors to develop the quality of the labor force and promote well-being. Also included are a foreword by Duvvuri Subbarao and a preface by Subir Gokarn, the governor and deputy governor, respectively, of the Reserve Bank of India. Students, researchers, economists, bankers, and policymakers with special interest in India's regional economy will find this a valuable

and thought-provoking resource.

Author Bio

Deepak Mohanty is the executive director of the Reserve Bank of India and a former senior advisor for the

International Monetary Fund.

a former senior advisor for the International Monetary Fund. Manohar Publishers 9788173048869 Pub Date: 7/1/10

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Spectacular Politics

Performative Nation-building and Religion in Modern India Clemens Six

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How does one explain the historical processes through which abstract ideas such as the idea of a nation become a motivation for mass mobilization, political re-organization and even violence on a large scale? This book seeks to find answers to this question in the context of India's modern history during its long eventful 20th century. Starting from the early stages of Gandhian mass mobilization after the First World War and subsequently proceeding to more recent examples of Hindu-nationalism, the book analyzes "spectacular politics" as a distinct form of political communication. It thereby seeks to understand not only how the idea of the nation turned into the most powerful political idea in modern India, but also how political communication and mobilization work in an extremely heterogeneous and fragmented society. As Indian society becomes more and more involved in globalization and internationalization, many seemingly self-evident paradigms of India's self-understanding such as its national identity, democracy, or secularism are once again subject to intense political controversi

Author Bio

Clemens Six is assisstant professor in the department of history at the University of Berne in Switzerland.

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Spying for the Raj

The Pundits and the Mapping of the Himalaya Jules Stewart

Summary

From the early nineteenth century, Imperial Russian expansion threatened the increasing British dominance of India. In the 1860s, Captain Thomas Montgomerie hit on the idea of training natives from Indian border states to be surveyors, and have them explore the region covertly. Disguised as traders of Buddhist monks, the Pundits taught themselves to count their own paces and to walk at exactly 2,000 paces to the mile, whether uphill, downhill or on level ground. They were taught the use of sextant and compass, to navigate by the stars and to calculate altitudes by observing the boiling point of water. These loyal servants of the Raj, for personal prestige, the opportunity of employment or the sheer love of adventure displayed an extraordinary dedication to their British employers. Despite their precautions and tricks, some of them were sent back, imprisoned or tortured. Even so, they managed to map the Himalaya, Tibet and surrounding areas with remarkable precision, thereby helping the British to consolidate their rule in the Indian subcontinent.

to consolidate their rule in the Indian subcontinent. Manohar Publishers 9788173047787 Pub Date: 9/1/10

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The Armed Forces of Independent India: 1947-2006

Kaushik Roy

Summary

In this monograph, an attempt has been made to analyse the historical evolution of independent India's armed forces. The development of the armed forces as an institution, its nature, purpose and the formulation of the doctrines as regards the functions of the Indian military are the central concerns of this volume. It also opens up the question regarding the nature of the Indian state. The methodology followed is an amalgam of organizational culture analysis and history of idea approach. In order to assess India's success in harnessing military power vis- à-vis other developing countries, a comparative methodology is followed. A proper evaluation of the Indian armed forces' combat effectiveness is impossible without a detailed analysis of the militaries of Pakistan and China. The rigorous analysis of the empirical data will probably provide the Indian strategic managers with some policy relevance.

Author Bio

Kaushik Roy is an associate researcher at the Centre for the Study of Civil War at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo. He is also a lecturer in the department of history at Presidency College in Kolkata.

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The India Mosaic

Searching for an Identity Bibek Debroy, D. Shyam Babu

Summary

A varied cross section of India's current intelligentsia contribute to this anthology of essays addressing what

India represents for today and what it should stand for in the future. Aside from its booming economy there are

a number of key issues India must confront, among them the treatment of women and minorities, the conflict

between secularism and religion, and cultural phenomenons like the rise of Bollywood. Just as significant as the pragmatic aspects of these concerns is the degree to which they affect India's overall image-the idea of India-

both internally and internationally.

Author Bio

Bibek Debroy is a professional economist and the editor of Anti-Dumping and The Trade Game. He is a former director of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies in New Delhi and the former director general of the PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi. D. Shyam Babu is a fellow at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies in New Delhi. He is the author of Nuclear Non- Proliferation: Towards a Universal NPT Regime.

Nuclear Non- Proliferation: Towards a Universal NPT Regime. Manohar Publishers 9788173048883 Pub Date: 7/1/13

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The Maharajas' Paltans

A History of the Indian State Forces (1888?1948): Part I Richard Head, Tony McClenaghan

Summary

This pioneering and comprehensive volume on the history of the Indian State Forces provides hitherto unknown information on battle and campaign honors, awards won by the Forces, as well as maps, color plates, and detailed notes on uniforms and insignia. At the time of India's independence there were some 560 Princely States, of which 58 maintained armed forces to a standard fit for use in the defense of India if needed. These states chose to join the Imperial Service Troops scheme, established in the late 1880s and lasting until 1920, and then the Indian State Forces scheme that took over in 1920 and continued through to 1947. The detailed history of each, and even more local forces outside of the two schemes, is covered in this thorough reference that is primed to be the top authority on Indian State Forces history.

Author Bio

Richard Head is a quantity surveyor in the United Kingdom with an interest in the Indian State Forces. Tony McClenaghan works in the oil and gas sector of the British government identifying and mitigating risks. He is a former British Army member.

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IPG Manohar Publishers 9788173048968 Pub Date: 9/1/10 $52.95/$57.95 Can. Hardcover 164 pages Carton

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The Master and the Disciple

Interactions between Gandhi and Nehru and their Impact on Modern Indian History Sangita Mallik

Summary

While it is generally known that Mahatma Gandhi had great affection for Jawaharlal Nehru and that this was one of the most important factors in the latter succeeding him as the leading figure in the Indian National Congress and becoming the Prime Minister of India, it is seldom realized that the relationship between the two was one of the most determining factors in the history of the Congress and consequently in that of modern India, both before and after the achievement of Independence. To bring all this into focus has been the main objective of this work. Part one of the book consists of the texts of letters exchanged between Gandhi and Nehru and part two shows the impact of the Gandhi-Nehru relationship on the history of the Indian National Congress. Some of the moving writings of Nehru on Gandhi after the latter's passing away, showing Nehru's deep attachment to the master, follow. The introduction not only sums up the materials in two parts, but also discusses the impact of the

Gandhi-Nehru relationship on the history of India during the Nehru Era. The book will be of tremend

Author Bio

Sangita Mallik holds a M. Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She worked for several years as a research officer at the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi on the project Selected Works of Jayaprakash Narayan with Prof. Bismal Prasad as editor. She has served as research officer at the Rajendra Prasad Academy and has been working as the deputy director there since 2008.

has been working as the deputy director there since 2008. Academic Foundation 9788171889143 Pub Date: 4/1/12

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9788171889143

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The Milk Break and After

Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School: 1961-2011

Summary

A commemorative volume celebrating 50 years of a glorious institution, the Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School (RSJMS), this record is packed with rich archival material, including anecdotes, photographs, and messages, woven into a crisp commentary. Offering the reader an interesting and picturesque glimpse into the life and times of one of India's most sought-after schools, this book attempts to answer questions such as Why Modernites from different walks of life consider themselves so connected to each other? and Why do they feel privileged to have been a part of this institution? From its beginnings in an old bungalow in Daryaganj to the founding of the RSJMS at Humayun Road in 1961, this comprehensive history will be interesting, not only to ex-students, parents, teachers, and others associated with the school, but also to anyone connected with education.

Author Bio

Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School (RSJMS) is one of India's finest recognized private sector schools and, therefore, among the most sought-after. Named after its visionary founder Lala Raghubir Singh, it was founded in

1961 and is the autonomous junior branch of the 91-year-old parent institution, the Modern School.

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The Mughal World

India's Tainted Paradise Abraham Eraly

Summary

The Mughal emperors were larger-than-life figures, men written on a supra-human scale who exercised absolute power. The three centuries of their rule mark one of the most crucial and fascinating periods of Indian history. This study looks beyond the story of the empire's rise and fall-an exotic growth that was transplanted to India from Islamic Persia-to bring the world of the Mughal ruler and Hindu subject vividly into focus. Blending contemporary sources and detailed description, an India full of strangeness and contrast is introduced: sacred harems and suttee rites, brutal war and cultural and artistic refinement, staggering opulence, deviant indulgences, and abject poverty. The bizarre religious cults, the Mughal fondness for formal gardening, the murderous female bandits, the sex lives of the nobles, and beyond-almost every aspect of life is examined, making this a comprehensive and absorbing introduction to India's last Golden Age.

Author Bio

Abraham Eraly has taught Indian history in Madras and the United States. His previous books include Gem in the Lotus and The Mughal Throne.

books include Gem in the Lotus and The Mughal Throne. Academic Foundation 9788171889273 Pub Date: 9/26/12

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9788171889273

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The Nature and Grounds of Political Obligation in the Hindu State

J. J. Anjaria, Shailendra Anjaria, Ulka Anjaria

Summary

A lucid analysis of the role of the state in Hindu thought, this work discusses how Hindus see its rulers as subservient to Dharma, regarded as the elegant conceptual framework to understand the universe and thereby also the nature of political obligation and the purpose of human activity. This work goes on to argue that the modern state's regulation of men and institutions based on birth, power, wealth, or gender simply blocks the fulfillment of the individual's true aspirations and the development of a harmonious society. He calls for a renewed concept of Dharma, which would allow the state, in a true democracy, to fulfill its crucial role of supporting individual human endeavor. This new edition of the original 1935 classic by the legendary Indian scholar, economist, and policymaker J. J. Anjaria carries an additional preface by the author's son and new introduction by the author's granddaughter.

Author Bio

J. J. Anjaria served as chief economic advisor in the Ministry of Finance and as executive director for India at the International Monetary Fund. A renowned economist and author, he was awarded Padma Shri in 1957 and elected honorary fellow of the London School of Economics in 1968. Shailendra Anjaria is the son of J. J. Anjaria. He formerly worked for the International Monetary Fund. Ulka Anjaria is the granddaughter of J. J. Anjaria and an assistant professor of English at Brandeis University.

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IPG Manohar Publishers 9788173048685 Pub Date: 9/1/10 $90.00/$99.00 Can. Hardcover 420 pages Carton

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United Provinces' Politics, 1939: The End of the First Congress Ministry

Governors' Fortnightly Reports and Other Key Documents Lionel Carter

Summary

This is the third volume in a series that provides the texts of the Fortnightly Reports sent by the governors of the United Provinces to the viceroy-110 documents printed in total, including other key pieces sent by the governors or their secretaries. This installment covers the last 10 months of the first Congress Ministry in the U.P. and the last 11 months of Sir Harry Haig's term as governor. 1939 was a very disturbed year in the U.P., with a marked increase in communal tension and violence. The Muslim League was growing in strength as well as bodies like the Mahasabha, Youth League, and Forward Bloc. The Ministry itself was destabilized as a result of pressure from the left-wing elements within Congress and the dissatisfaction of the wider electorate. In September, war broke out between Britain and Germany. Negotiations were unsuccessful, and in November the Ministry resigned and the governor took charge of the province. The book documents how the negotiations to

try to secure Congress cooperation were viewed from the U.P.

Author Bio

Lionel Carter is a former secretary and librarian of the Centre of South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge and a member of the team that produced the British government's series of Documents on the Transfer of Power to India, 1942-1947. He has published Chronicles of British Business in Asia, 1850-1960; Mountbatten's Report on the Last Viceroyalty; five volumes of Punjab Governor Reports, and two volumes of U.P. Governor to Reports.

Reports , and two volumes of U.P. Governor to Reports . Spellmount 9780752480930 Pub Date: 10/10/12

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In Search of the Ninja

The Historical Truth of Ninjutsu Antony Cummins

Summary

Who were the real Ninja, what skills did they possess and how were they employed in warfare? Based upon new translations of the three most important ninja scrolls and other authentic documents, some never seen before.

Lost in modern myth, false history, and general misinterpretation, the Ninja have been misrepresented for many years, but recently, a desire for a more historical view of the ninja has become a popular theme in the history/martial arts community. Providing a rare, accurate view of the Ninja, this book is based upon the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team's translations of the major ninja manuals and consists of genuinely new material. Little historical research has been done on the Ninja of Japan. Here for the first time the connection of the famous Hattori family warriors with the Ninja is explained, the Samurai versus Ninja myth is dispelled, and the realities of Ninja skills are analyzed. Such questions are answered as How did a Ninja work underwater when mining castle walls? and How can a bird be used to set fire to the enemy's camp? The book explores newly discovered

Author Bio

Antony Cummins is a ninja historian and a regular contributor to magazines such as Combat and Military Arms and Regalia. He runs the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team with the goal of translating historical ninja manuals, and is the author of True Ninja Traditions: The Ninpiden and The Unknown Ninja Scroll and True Path of the Ninja.

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Samurai War Stories

Teachings and Tales of Samurai Warfare Anthony Cummins, Yoshie Minami

Summary

The first English translation of 17th-century Japanese Samurai works which have never been out of print in Japan since printing was invented Enter the world of 17th-century Japanese warfare and the warrior elite, the Samurai. This is a collection of three major texts, published in English translation for the first time. These works include writings on the three distinct military strata: the Samurai, the Ashigaru or foot soldier, and women in war. They include guidelines, tactics, commentaries, and advice written by Samurai of the period, as well as intricate illustrations. Narratives of actual battles and sieges are included in the texts, such as the famous Battle of Sekigahara. This collection is an invaluable resource that sheds new light on the world of the legendary Japanese warrior.

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Anthony Cummins is the author of Conversations with an Assassin, The Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts, To Stand on a Stone, and True Path of the Ninja. He is a martial arts teacher and a specialist on the ninjutsu manuals of Japan, and has released several DVDs as well as working as a host in the documentary The Ninja:

Shadow Warriors. Yoshie Minami translated the Shoninki by Natori Masazumi, also in collaboration with Antony

Cummins.

Natori Masazumi, also in collaboration with Antony Cummins. Astrolog Publishing House 9789654941723 Pub Date: 4/1/03

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The Book of Five Rings

The Cornerstone of Japanese Culture Miyamoto Musashi, Rosemary Brant, Ashikaga Yoshiha

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The Samurai

Swords, Shoguns and Seppuku Ben Hubbard

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A complete, accessible account of the Japanese samurai-from warlords and women warriors to famous battles and ritual suicides

The true nature of the samurai warrior is an elusive and endlessly fascinating enigma for those in the west. From their inauspicious beginnings as barbarian-subduing soldiers, the samurai lived according to a code known as bushido, or "Way of the Warrior." Bushido advocated loyalty, honor, pride, and fearlessness in combat. Those who broke the code were expected to perform seppuku, or suicide through belly-slitting. By its very design, seppuku aimed to restore honor to disgraced warriors by ensuring the most painful of deaths. But as the samurai grew into large warrior clans, the bushido virtues of loyalty and honor fell into question, as control was seized and the emperor supplanted by a powerful military ruler, the shogun. This book tells the story of the ensuing centuries-long struggle for power between the clans, as Japan's martial elite rose and fell.

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Ben Hubbard is the author of Medieval Castle.

Author Bio Ben Hubbard is the author of Medieval Castle . Hoover Institution Press 9780817974428 Pub

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Unconditional Democracy (2nd Edition)

Education and Politics in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952 Toshio Nishi

The difficult mission of a regime change: Toshio Nishi gives an account of how America converted the Japanese mindset from war to peace following World War II.

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The difficult mission of a regime change: Toshio Nishi gives an account of how America converted the Japanese mindset from war to peace following World War II.

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Toshio Nishi is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. From 1991 to the present, Nishi has been a distinguished guest professor at Reitaku University in Chiba, Japan, and from 2004 a graduate school professor at Nihon University in Tokyo.

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A Short History of Malaysia

Linking East and West Virginia Matheson Hooker

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The origins of Malaysia's aboriginal peoples, the years of Western domination in the country, and the forceful political stance of its current leader are all outlined in this lively and informative account of Malaysia's history and politics. A concise and accessible look at this constantly changing country, this book is perfect for travelers, students, teachers, and businesspeople. Discussed are the major trends in its contemporary political life and the challenges the country faces in the 21st century as Malaysia serves as a model for rapid modernization. The lives of individuals from various time periods are examined to create a complete picture of Malaysia. Also included are maps and illustrations.

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Virginia Matheson Hooker is a professor of Indonesian and Malay at the Australian National University. She is

the author of Culture and Society in New Order Indonesia, The Precious Gift, and Writing a New Society.

, The Precious Gift , and Writing a New Society . Life as the River Flows

Life as the River Flows

Women in the Malayan Anti-Colonial Struggle Agnes Khoo

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During the years spanning from 1949 to 1961, communist insurgents fought some 100,000 British troops in the hopes of ending the British presence in Malaya. What was it like living during that time? What role did the community of women play in the situation? What compromises did they have to make to survive? Answers lie in this enlightening collection of 16 real-life stories-Malayan women reveal their innermost thoughts on their hopes for a new society, their changing lives, their evolving role in society, and their relationships with their male counterparts.

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Merlin Press

Agnes Khoo is a doctoral student at the University of Manchester and a former Non-Governmental Organisation

9780850365634 (NGO) researcher.

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Massacre in Malaya

Exposing Britain's My Lai Christopher Hale

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The first book to draw upon new files from the British National Archives, it also features interviews with veterans from both sides of the conflict to expose the truth behind the Batang Kali massacre

The Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) was the longest war fought by British and Commonwealth forces in the 20th century. Today this "war without a name" is largely forgotten, though it had a powerful and secret influence on American strategy in Vietnam. Drawing upon recently released files from the British National Archives, this history will unfold a compelling narrative based on eyewitness accounts from both government forces and Communist fighters, and will expose the truth about the notorious massacre of Chinese villagers at Batang Kali. Furthermore, it will show that British tactics in Malaya were more ruthless than historians have so far conceded. Like the conflict in colonial Kenya against the Mau-Mau, British tactics in Malaya involved massive resettlement programs, ethnic cleansing, indiscriminate aerial bombing, and the brutal exploitation of aboriginal forces.

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Christopher Hale is a former BBC television producer and the author of Hitler's Foreign Exectioners and Himmler's Crusade, which won the prestigious Guiseppe Mazzotti "Premio Gambrinus" Prize. In 2007, he lived and

worked in Malaysia making a documentary for National Geographic, and began researching the history of Britain's

longest 20th century war.

the history of Britain's longest 20th century war. Spellmount 9780752499727 Pub Date: 4/1/14 $26.95/$31.95 Can.

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Moon Over Malaya

The 2nd Argylls and Plymouth Argyll Royal Marines in Malaya and Singapore Audrey Holmes McCormick, Jonathan Moffatt

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What really happened in Singapore and Malaya during the dark days of December 1941 to February 1942? Contrary to received wisdom, Singapore was not given up without a fight, as the testimony of the men interviewed here attests. For many, of course, escape was not possible and they ended up in the notorious Japanese POW camps. Their suffering also forms part of this classic study. The fighting at the Slim River in Malaya in January 1942, a rearguard to keep the Japanese back until reinforcements could reach Singapore, is dramatic enough on its own. Seven Battalion commanders would die there; only two brigadiers and two battalion commanders would survive. The story of the camps is unforgettable: the Japanese soldier had been ordered to shoot the comatose man "to prevent the spread of cholera," but he was shaking so much he could not produce a fatal shot. So Primrose took the rifle, walked up and from six inches shot the man dead. The Japanese accused him of murder.

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Jonathan Moffatt is a member of the Royal Marines Historical Society and a founder member and Chairman for three conferences of the Researching FEPOW History Group, and a founding member of the Malayan Volunteers Group. He has featured in a number of TV and radio programs relating to the Fall of Singapore, and has written six Times obituaries of British Malayans. He co-authored In Oriente Primus: a History of the Malayan Volunteer Forces. Audrey Holmes McCormick was born in Singapore and is a journalist, TV researcher, and producer.

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Defending the Lion City

The Armed Forces of Singapore Tim Huxley

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Surrounded by larger and more populous nations in the heart of the Muslim Malay world, Singapore has been acutely aware of its vulnerability since separating from the Malaysian federation in 1965. Singapore's government has met its defense needs with characteristic determination, building powerful, well-equipped and highly-trained armed forces based on a relatively small professional core and much larger numbers of conscript and reservist citizen soldiers.

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Tim Huxley is director of the Centre for South-East Asian Studies at the University of Hull, England. He is also an associate fellow of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies in London, and was a fellow of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore during the 1980s. He has written extensively on Southeast Asian politics and international relations, specializing in security and defense issues. His recent publications include Insecurity in the ASEAN Region and Arming East Asia.

Insecurity in the ASEAN Region and Arming East Asia . Earnshaw Books 9789881998408 Pub Date: 4/1/12

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Tales of Old Singapore

The Glorious Past of Asia's Greatest Emporium Iain Manley

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Using a patchwork of words and images from Singapore's residents and visitors of yesteryear, this book shares the often untold colonial past of this busy trading port while shedding light on Asian culture. Old Singapore was an eclectic trade emporium where an ethnically and culturally diverse populace coalesced under the aegis of the British Empire. It was a fascinating world filled with traders of all nations, roving bands of pirates, murderers running amok, and even the occasional flesh-hungry tiger. This collection illuminates Singapore's often untold colonial past, giving perspective to its rapid economic development into the powerhouse it is today.

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Iain Manley is a travel writer whose work has appeared in many publications, including the Daily Telegraph and his own award-winning travel blog Old World Wandering.

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Asia's Unknown Uprisings Volume 1

South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century George Katsiaficas

The early history of uprisings and resistance in Korea

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Using social movements as a prism to illuminate the oft-hidden history of 20th-century Korea, this book provides detailed analysis of major uprisings that have patterned the country's politics and society. From the 1894 Tonghak uprising through the March 1, 1919, independence movement and anti-Japanese resistance, a direct line is traced to the popular opposition to U.S. division of Korea after World War II. The overthrow of Syngman Rhee in 1960, resistance to Park Chung-hee, the 1980 Gwangju Uprising, as well as student, labor, and feminist movements are all recounted with attention to their economic and political contexts. This is the first of two

volumes that emphasizes the effects of grassroots political movements in different countries of Asia.

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George Katsiaficas is a longtime activist for peace and justice-who was twice granted Fulbright fellowships-and the author of The Imagination of the New Left and The Subversion of Politics. He lives in Boston.

Left and The Subversion of Politics . He lives in Boston. PM Press 9781604864885 Pub Date:

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Asia's Unknown Uprisings Volume 2 (2nd Edition)

People Power in the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand and Indonesia 1947-2009 George Katsiaficas

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The grassroots movements in nine places in East Asia in the 1980s and 1990s are empirically reconstructed in this volume. Asian history, especially radical history, is a subject often glossed over in the West. Seeking to remedy that, this book begins with an overview of late-20th-century history, the context within which these movements arose. The author relates Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and shows their subsequent influence on the wave of uprisings that swept Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s. Then, by detailing the histories of uprisings in nine places-the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia-significant insight into major constituencies of change and the trajectories of these societies becomes visible. This book places the grassroots movements in a global context and analyzes them in light of major sociological theories.

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George Katsiaficas is a longtime activist for peace and justice who was twice granted Fulbright fellowships. He is the author or editor of 11 books, including The Imagination of the New Left; Latino Social Movements:

Historical and Theoretical Perspectives; Liberation, Imagination, and the Black P