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Empire of Tea: The Asian Leaf That Conquered the World
Empire of Tea: The Asian Leaf That Conquered the World
by Markman Ellis
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Although tea had been known and consumed in China and Japan for centuries, it was only in the seventeenth century that Londoners first began drinking it. Over the next two hundred years, its stimulating properties seduced all of British society, as tea... (read more)

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Cambridge Illustrated History of China (2ND 10 Edition)
Cambridge Illustrated History of China (2ND 10 Edition)
by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
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More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a unique place in our modern world for the continuity of its history and culture. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, now in its second edition, noted historian... (read more)

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The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore
The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore
by Michael Dylan Foster
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"Overflowing with great stories of Japanand#8217;s fantastical monsters, spirits, and other creatures of the collective imagination, The Book of Yokai is filled with solid information, a variety of new perspectives, and the kind of richness of detail... (read more)

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Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
by Jon Krakauer
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Secret History of the Mongol Queens (11 Edition)
Secret History of the Mongol Queens (11 Edition)
by Jack Weatherford
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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
by Barbara Demick
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Secretive, mysterious, and almost certainly dangerous, North Korea is an object of endless fascination—and worry—for the rest of the world. The world’s most inaccessible nuclear power, it retains Gulag-style prison camps, completely... (read more)

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
by Malala Yousafzai
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"Riveting.... It is difficult to imagine a chronicle of a war more moving, apart from perhaps the diary of Anne Frank." --Washington Post When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be... (read more)

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Games without Rules: The Often-Interrupted History of Afghanistan
Games without Rules: The Often-Interrupted History of Afghanistan
by Tamim Ansary
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Today, most people in the West still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between Western democracies and Islamist terrorism. That war is real; its happening; but it sits atop an older struggle, between Kabul and the countryside, between order and... (read more)

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Original Wisdom : Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing (01 Edition)
Original Wisdom : Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing (01 Edition)
by Robert Wolff
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• Explores the lifestyle of indigenous peoples of the world who exist in complete harmony with the natural world and with each other. • Reveals a model of a society built on trust, patience, and joy rather than anxiety, hurry, and acquisition.... (read more)

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Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged the Armenian Genocide
Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged the Armenian Genocide
by Eric Bogosian
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A masterful account of the conspiracy of assassins that hunted down the perpetrators of a genocide In 1921, a small group of self-appointed patriots set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They named their... (read more)

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Silk Road : Very Short Introduction (13 Edition)
Silk Road : Very Short Introduction (13 Edition)
by James A. Millward
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The phrase "silk road" evokes vivid scenes of merchants leading camel caravans across vast stretches to trade exotic goods in glittering Oriental bazaars, of pilgrims braving bandits and frozen mountain passes to spread their faith across Asia. Looking... (read more)

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Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
by Blaine Harden
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The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped. North Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as... (read more)

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Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite
Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite
by Suki Kim
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A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign   Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North... (read more)

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The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom
The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom
by Blaine Harden
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From the bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14, the murderous rise of North Korea's founding dictator and the fighter pilot who faked him out. In The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, New York Times bestselling author Blaine Harden tells the... (read more)

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A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
by Paul Fischer
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Just when you thought the news about North Korea and the movies couldn't get any weirder, here comes Paul Fischer's spectacular account of the real-life kidnappings of South Korea's biggest film stars by the late Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il. The central... (read more)

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Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan
Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan
by Jonathan Manthorpe
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"If one wants to understand why Taiwan is in Beijing's crosshairs, Forbidden Nation is a good place to start."--The Washington Times ... (read more)

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Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
by Evan Osnos
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Finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction. A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation. From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and... (read more)

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Genghis Khan and Making of Modern World (04 Edition)
Genghis Khan and Making of Modern World (04 Edition)
by Jack Weatherford
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The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade... (read more)

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The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
by Jenny Nordberg
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An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a... (read more)

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Asia Inside Out: Changing Times
Asia Inside Out: Changing Times
by Helen F. Siu Edited By Eric Tagliacozzo, And Peter C. Perdue.
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The first of three volumes surveying the historical, spatial, and human dimensions of inter-Asian connections, Asia Inside Out: Changing Times brings into focus the dynamic networks that have linked peoples from Japan to Yemen over the past five... (read more)

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