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Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
by Adeline Yen Mah
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"I read for two nights, sleepless, my heart pierced by Adeline Yen Mah's account of her terrible childhood. Falling Leaves is a potent psychological drama pitting a stubborn little girl against the most merciless of adversaries and rivals: her own family.... (read more)

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The Search for Modern China
The Search for Modern China
by Jonathan D Spence
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In this widely acclaimed history of modern China, Jonathan Spence achieves a fine blend of narrative richness and efficiency. Praised as "a miracle of readability and scholarly authority," (Jonathan Mirsky) The Search for Modern Chinaoffers a matchless... (read more)

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Revolt in Paradise (Griffin Paperback)
Revolt in Paradise (Griffin Paperback)
by K'tut Tantri
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Here is the stunning account of K'tut Tantri's life in Java as a young artist and later as a resistance fighter for Indonesian independence. 8-page black-and-white photo insert.... (read more)

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Japanese Society
Japanese Society
by Chie Nakane
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"A brilliant wedding of 'national character' studies and analyses of small societies through the structural approach of British anthropology. One is of course reminded of Ruth Benedict's Chrysanthemum and the Sword which deals also with Japanese national... (read more)

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The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
by Jonathan D. Spence
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China has transfixed the West since the earliest contacts between these civilizations. Now Jonathan Spence, our foremost historian of Chinese politics and culture, tells us, in his elegant new book, how the West has understood China over seven centuries.... (read more)

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The Rape of Nanking
The Rape of Nanking
by Iris Chang
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In December 1937, the Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking. Within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered—a death toll exceeding that of the atomic blasts of Hiroshima and... (read more)

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Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, Revised and Updated
Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, Revised and Updated
by David K Shipler
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The Jew, according to the Arab stereotype, is a brutal, violent coward; the Arab, to the prejudiced Jew, is a primitive creature of animal vengeance and cruel desires. In this monumental work, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that... (read more)

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Evil Cradling
Evil Cradling
by Brian Keenan
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Brian Keenan's release from captivity was the first ray of hope for those hostages held in the Middle East. He describes the plight of his fellow hostages with first-hand knowledge. The language he uses reflects his past efforts as a poet in describing... (read more)

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Between Memory and Desire
Between Memory and Desire
by R Stephen Humphreys
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"'People know a lot of things that aren't so,' warns Stephen Humphreys, and then he tells us all we should really know about the Middle East--a vast, complex, and frequently misunderstood universe. It is a rare achievement that combines erudition... (read more)

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Mountain of Fame: Portraits in Chinese History
Mountain of Fame: Portraits in Chinese History
by John E Wills
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"It is a great achievement to make the historical figures so accessible, with vivid details that seem to have escaped the attention of earlier historians. In scope, method, and quality, .. . This book is unique."--Kwang-Ching Liu, University of... (read more)

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China: A Macro History
China: A Macro History
by Ray Huang
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Distinguished scholar Ray Huang takes a fresh look at the full sweep of Chinese history from Neolithic times to the present.... (read more)

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The Iranians
The Iranians
by Sandra Mackey
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The Iranians explores Iran in the context of its old and complex culture, for throughout its history Iran has struggled with two warring identities-one evolving from the values, social organization, and arts of ancient Persia, the other from Islam. By... (read more)

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Bones of the Master: A Journey to Secret Mongolia
Bones of the Master: A Journey to Secret Mongolia
by George Crane
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Hailed as "magical", this "Los Angeles Times" bestseller is a fascinating book tracing a mystical journey with an unlikely pair, a young monk and his American poet friend, into the soul of an ancient religion and inside the mind of a Buddhist master.... (read more)

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Civil Society in Central Asia
Civil Society in Central Asia
by Holt M. Ruffin
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Central Asia, known as the home of Tamerlane and the Silk Road, is a crossroads of great cultures and civilizations. In 1991 five nations at the heart of the region -- Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan -- suddenly became... (read more)

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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
by Loung Ung
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One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to... (read more)

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City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
by William Dalrymple
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In the course of 12 months in Delhi, Dalrymple peels back the successive layers of history, using material and human remains of each of the eight cities of Delhi, interlacing stories with the present and ending with the Delhi creation myth contained in... (read more)

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The Palestinian Liberation Organisation: People, Power and Politics (Cambridge Middle East Library)
The Palestinian Liberation Organisation: People, Power and Politics (Cambridge Middle East Library)
by Helena Cobban
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A comprehensive political analysis of the PLO.... (read more)

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Contemporary South Asia #0001: Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia: A Comparative and Historical Perspective
Contemporary South Asia #0001: Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia: A Comparative and Historical Perspective
by Ayesha Jalal
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Challenging the view that a shared colonial legacy led to contrasting patterns of political development in South Asia--democracy in India and authoritarianism in Pakistan and Bangladesh--Ayesha Jalal argues that, despite differences in form, central... (read more)

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The Lands of Charm and Cruelty: Travels in Southeast Asia (Vintage Departures)
The Lands of Charm and Cruelty: Travels in Southeast Asia (Vintage Departures)
by Stan Sesser
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A rare and illuminating look at one of the most fascinating places in the world--a place of tyranny and repression that is also a place of beautiful people who warmly welcome the visitor, of ancient cultural traditions that still thrive today, of great... (read more)

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The Heart of the World: A Journey to the Last Secret Place
The Heart of the World: A Journey to the Last Secret Place
by Ian Baker
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The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed qualities... (read more)

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