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How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region
How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region
by Joe Studwell
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In the 1980s and 1990s many in the West came to believe in the myth of an East-Asian economic miracle. Japan was going to dominate, then China. Countries were called “tigers” or “mini-dragons,” and were seen as not just development... (read more)

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1421: The Year China Discovered America (P.S.)
1421: The Year China Discovered America (P.S.)
by Gavin Menzies
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On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China to "proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas." When the fleet returned home in October 1423, the emperor had fallen,... (read more)

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The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
by Gary J. Bass
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One of the Financial Times picks for best political books of the year, The Blood Telegram is a horrifying and shocking story of the birth of Bangladesh and the terrible part that Nixon and Kissinger played in all of it. The worst thing is that one comes... (read more)

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Karma Cola: Marketing the Mystic East
Karma Cola: Marketing the Mystic East
by Gita Mehta
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Beginning in the late '60s, hundreds of thousands of Westerners descended upon India, disciples of a cultural revolution that proclaimed that the magic and mystery missing from their lives was to be found in the East. An Indian writer who has also lived... (read more)

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America's Great Game: The CIA's Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East
America's Great Game: The CIA's Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East
by Hugh Wilford
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From the 9/11 attacks to waterboarding to drone strikes, relations between the United States and the Middle East seem caught in a downward spiral. And all too often, the Central Intelligence Agency has made the situation worse. But this crisis was not a... (read more)

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Until My Freedom Has Come: The New Intifada in Kashmir
Until My Freedom Has Come: The New Intifada in Kashmir
by Sanjay Kak.
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The pieces in this volume voice the rage and helplessness sweeping through the Kashmir Valley while offering rare insights into the lives of those caught in the crossfire. This book is a timely collection of the most exciting writing that has recently... (read more)

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The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War
The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War
by Shahan Mufti
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A journalist explores his family’s history to reveal the hybrid cultural and political landscape of Pakistan, the world’s first Islamic democracy   Shahan Mufti’s family history, which he can trace back fourteen hundred years to... (read more)

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Arthur Ruppin and the Production of Pre-Israeli Culture
Arthur Ruppin and the Production of Pre-Israeli Culture
by Etan. Bloom
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This study focuses on one individual, Arthur Ruppin (1876-1943), who established and directed the Palestine Office of the World Zionist Organization during the first decades of the 20th century. His involvement and his impact were large, and his... (read more)

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Ancestral Realms of the Naxi: Quentin Roosevelt's China
Ancestral Realms of the Naxi: Quentin Roosevelt's China
by Christine Matieu And Cindy Ho.
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A comprehensive introduction to over a thousand years of Naxi culture, art and religion, which presents the outstanding objects of the Quentin Roosevelt Collection, the most complete collection of Naxi Dongba art in the world.... (read more)

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New Directions in Anglo-Jewish History
New Directions in Anglo-Jewish History
by Geoffrey Alderman.
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The past two decades have witnessed a remarkable renaissance in the academic study of the history of the Jews in Great Britain and of their impact upon British history. In this volume Professor Geoffrey Alderman presents essays that reflect the richness... (read more)

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The Clash of Modernities: The Islamist Challenge and the Making and Unmaking of the "New" Jew, Turk, and Arab (Studies in Comparative Social Science)
The Clash of Modernities: The Islamist Challenge and the Making and Unmaking of the "New" Jew, Turk, and Arab (Studies in Comparative Social Science)
by Khaldoun. Samman
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To understand the Middle East we must also understand how the West produced a temporal narrative of world history in which westerners placed themselves on top and all others below them. In a landmark reinterpretation of Middle Eastern history, this book... (read more)

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All the wrong places :adrift in the politics of the Pacific rim
All the wrong places :adrift in the politics of the Pacific rim
by James Fenton
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Unlike any Vietnam coverage ever read, Fenton's reporting from the abandoned American embassy in Saigon is typical of his in-the-middle-of-it-all view of Cambodia, Siagon, the Philippines, and Korea.... (read more)

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Harvard East Asian Monographs #347: Government by Mourning: Death and Political Integration in Japan, 1603-1912
Harvard East Asian Monographs #347: Government by Mourning: Death and Political Integration in Japan, 1603-1912
by Atsuko Hirai.
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From the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century, the Tokugawa shogunate enacted and enforced myriad laws and ordinances to control nearly every aspect of Japanese life, including observance of a person's death. In particular, the shoguns... (read more)

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Understanding Gandhi: Gandhians in Conversation with Fred J Blum
Understanding Gandhi: Gandhians in Conversation with Fred J Blum
by Usha Thakkar And Jayshree Mehta.
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Understanding Gandhi is a collection of interviews conducted by Fr d J. Blum (1914 1990), of six of Mahatma Gandhi s closest associates-J.B. Kriplani, Raihana Tyabji, Dada Dharmadhikari, Sushila Nayar, Jhaver Patel and Sucheta Kripalani. The interviewees... (read more)

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Dear Senator Smith: Small-Town Maine Writes to Senator Margaret Chase Smith about the Vietnam War
Dear Senator Smith: Small-Town Maine Writes to Senator Margaret Chase Smith about the Vietnam War
by Eric R. Crouse.
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In the years 1967-1971, Senator Margaret Chase Smith was the only female member of the Senate and her reputation of integrity and independent thinking attracted the attention of those seeking to understand and voice their opinion on the Vietnam War... (read more)

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Fuel on Fire (12 Edition)
Fuel on Fire (12 Edition)
by Greg Muttitt
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The departure of the last U.S. troops from Iraq at the end of 2011 left a broken country and a host of unanswered questions. What was the war really about? Why and how did the occupation drag on for nearly nine years, while most Iraqis, Britons, and... (read more)

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An Eastern Saga: A Film Man's Memoir of a Lost Asia
An Eastern Saga: A Film Man's Memoir of a Lost Asia
by Marvin Farkas
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"This memoir of young American film-man Marvin Farkas's life in Hong Kong of the 1950s and 1960s is a classic tale of a young man's rite of passage, but also a first-hand account of some of the key events and personalities of a now lost era"... (read more)

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Creating the Chupah
Creating the Chupah
by Henry. Srebrnik
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Creating the Chupah assesses the role of Canadian Zionist organizations in the drive for communal unity within Canadian Jewry in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Two strands of Zionism, represented respectively by the Federation of Zionist... (read more)

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Canaan and Israel in Antiquity: A Textbook on History and Religion: Second Edition
Canaan and Israel in Antiquity: A Textbook on History and Religion: Second Edition
by K.l. Noll.
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This comprehensive classic textbook represents the most recent approaches to the biblical world by surveying Palestine's social, political, economic, religious and ecological changes from Palaeolithic to Roman eras. Designed for beginners with... (read more)

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The Silk Roads: Highways of Culture and Commerce
The Silk Roads: Highways of Culture and Commerce
by Vadime Elisseeff
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Towards the middle of the 20th century, scholarly research revealed that the fabled Silk Roads, far from being mere trade routes, were cultural highways that played a pivotal role in linking east and west, intermittently bringing together nomads and city... (read more)

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