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India: The Ancient Past: A History of the Indian Sub-Continent from c. 7000 BC to AD 1200 Asia India Burjor Avari Routledge New edition edition


14th November 2012 History Books 0 Comments
'An engaging narrative of a complex civilization.' Minerva Burjor Avari was born in India in 1938, spent his childhood in Kenya and Zanzibar, and received higher education in Britain. He taught history in Kenyan and British schools for 26 years before joining Manchester Metropolitan University in 1988 where he coordinatesMulticulturalStudies and teaches Indian History. He received an MBE in 1988 in recognition of his work in Multicultural Education. This carefully crafted study presents the fascinating story of the development and establishment of Indias culture and civilization ...
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The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War Asia China James Bradley Little Brown and Company Lrg edition


4th November 2012 History Books 52 Comments
Theodore Roosevelt steers America onto the shoals of imperialism in this stridently disapproving study of early 20th-century U.S. policy in Asia. Bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers, Bradley traces a 1905 voyage to Asia by Roosevelt's emissary William Howard Taft, who negotiated a secret agreement in which America and Japan recognized each other's conquests of the Philippines and Korea. (Roosevelt's flamboyant, pistol-packing daughter Alice went along to generate publicity, and Bradley highlights her antics.) Each port of call prompts a case study of American misdeeds: the brutal ...
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Thailand’s Political History: From the 13th Century to Recent Times Asia Thailand B. J. Terwiel River Books Press Dist A C


3rd November 2012 History Books 2 Comments
"A fascinating account of Thai political history - never less than thought-provoking, this fresh account of our nation will cause us all to look at even our most recent history with fresh eyes" Bangkok Post, 2009 A full history of Thai politics from the 13th century to the present day. "A fascinating account of Thai political history - never less than thought-provoking, this fresh account of our nation will cause us all to look at even our most recent history with fresh eyes" Bangkok Post, 2009 Thailand's Political History: From the 13th Century to Recent Times Thailand ...
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Reigning the River: Urban Ecologies and Political Transformation in Kathmandu Asia Nepal Anne Rademacher Duke University Press Books


25th October 2012 History Books 6 Comments
“Cutting-edge social science has not kept pace with the shift of most of the human population to urban areas. Anne M. Rademacher helps to remedy this deficiency by asking, as one of her informants did of her, ‘What is urban ecology?’ In answer, she shows how urban nature and culture are mutually produced, reinforced, and changed, deftly weaving into her analysis recent political and environmental transformations in Nepal. The result is a pioneering study of the moral and affective dimensions of a twenty-first-century urban environment. It is a model for a new generation of urban ...
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Learning Politics From Sivaram: The Life and Death of a Revolutionary Tamil Journa Asia Sri Lanka Mark Whitaker Pluto Press


23rd October 2012 History Books 0 Comments
Very interesting and original. The concerns he raises have been central to American anthropology for twenty years. -- Thomas Eriksen, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo This book has been long-awaited by many scholars, and others concerned about the conflict in Sri Lanka. It could become a new exemplar of how anthropology should be done. -- Margaret Trawick, Professor of Social Anthropology, Massey University, New Zealand --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Mark Whitaker is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of South Carolina, Aiken. He ...
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Discovering Nature: Globalization and Environmental Culture in China and Taiwan Asia Taiwan Robert P. Weller Cambridge University Press


17th October 2012 History Books 3 Comments
'... interesting and rich in cultural and historical discourse. ... an achievement of environmental sociological endeavour ... a useful base for further fruitful analysis. This anthropological book on the environment should be recommended to those scholars who are watching the ever-changing social contexts in modern Asia.' Anthropos This book describes the extraordinary transformations which have taken place in Chinese and Taiwanese responses to the environment across the twentieth century. It focuses on nature tourism, anti-pollution movements, and policy implementation to show ...
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Chinese Chinese Women’s Cinema: Transnational Contexts Asia Hong Kong Lingzhen Wang Columbia University Press


16th October 2012 History Books 0 Comments
If you thought gender was fading from cinema studies, prepare for a pleasant surprise. Lingzhen Wang's Chinese Women's Cinema puts the topic back under the spotlight. Ranging from mainland China to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the diaspora, this mind-boggling array of explorations and interventions sparkles with energy. Wang's excellent introduction anchors conceptions of female agency, transnational feminism, and transborder Chinese cinema. The result is a new starting point for gender studies on this subject. (Chris Berry, coauthor of China on Screen: Cinema and Nation ) Lingzhen ...
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A Little War that Shook the World: Georgia Russia and the Future of the West Asia Georgia Ronald Asmus Palgrave Macmillan 1 edition


15th October 2012 History Books 21 Comments
Praise for A Little War That Shook the World:"Required reading if you want to know what really happened behind the scenes in the Russo-Georgian war -- and how the West let Tbilisi down in the face of Russian aggression."--Senator John McCain[P]rovidesa verytimely,historically clarifying, geopolitically illuminating analysis of the first post-Cold War East-West military conflict --- and does so with unique insider's knowledge of what actually did happen an important statement and a very good read! -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor and author of The Choice: Global ...
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Khrushchev: The Man and His Era Asia Russia William Taubman W. W. Norton & Company


13th October 2012 History Books 34 Comments
Amherst College political science professor Taubman's thorough and nuanced account is the first full-length American biography of Khrushchev-and will likely be the definitive one for a long time. Russians, Taubman explains, are still divided by Khrushchev's legacy, largely because of the great contradiction at the heart of his career: he worked closely with Stalin for nearly 20 years, approved thousands of arrests and executions, and continued to idolize the dictator until the latter's death. Yet it was Khrushchev who publicly revealed the enormity of Stalin's crimes, denounced him, and ...
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Cambodia Now: Life In the Wake of War Asia Cambodia Karen J. Coates McFarland & Company


6th October 2012 History Books 26 Comments
"Compelling"--Pacific Affairs Journal "Impressive"--The Montanan --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition. Karen J. Coates is a freelance journalist who writes for a variety of newspapers, magazines and journals around the world. She is based in Thailand. Cambodia has never recovered from its Khmer Rouge past. The genocidal regime of 19751979 and the following two decades of civil war ripped the country apart. This work examines Cambodia in the aftermath, focusing on Khmer people of all walks of life and examining through their eyes key facets of Cambodian society, ...
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