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Selden Map of China A New Understanding of the Ming Dynasty
ISBN: HB: 9781851245246, Bodleian Library Publishing, June 2019
96 pp., 25.9x23.7 cm, 40 colour illus.
Dating from the seventeenth century at the height of the Ming Dynasty, the Selden Map of China reveals a country very different from popular conceptions of the time, looking not inward to the Asian landmass but outward to the sea. Discovered in the s...
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Korean Treasures, Volume 2 Rare Books, Manuscripts and Artefacts in the Bodleian Libraries and Museums of Oxford University
ISBN: HB: 9781851245260, Bodleian Library Publishing, May 2019
160 pp., 25x21 cm, 120 colour illus.
Many important and valuable rare books, manuscripts and artefacts related to Korea have been acquired by donations throughout the long history of the Bodleian Libraries and the museums of the University of Oxford. However, due to an early lack of spe...
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Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State
ISBN: HB: 9780300208269, Yale University Press, February 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
In this bold debut work, historian James M. Vaughn challenges the scholarly consensus that British India and the Second Empire were founded "in a fit of absence of mind". He instead argues that the origins of the Raj and the largest empire of the mod...
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U.S. Army Special Warfare and the Secret War in Laos 1959-74 The Green Berets in the Land of a Million Elephants
ISBN: HB: 9781612006659, Casemate, January 2019
400 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
The Secret War in Laos was one of the first "Long Wars" for special operations, spanning a period of about thirteen years. It was one of the largest CIA-paramilitary operations of the time, kept out of the view of the American public until now. Bet...
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Lokaprakasa by Ksemendra with the Commentary of Sahaja Bhatta, Volume 2
ISBN: HB: 9780674984363, Harvard University Press, January 2019
500 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
The "Lokaprakasa" by well-known Kashmirian author Ks?emendra (fl. 1050 CE) is a unique Sanskrit text that deals with details of public administration, from the king down to the village level. It includes private sale and mortgage documents as well as...
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Guardian of a Dying Flame Sariputra (c. 1335-1426) and the End of Late Indian Buddhism
ISBN: HB: 9780674984356, Harvard University Press, January 2019
450 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
Arthur McKeown presents the first full-length analysis of the continuation of Buddhism in India after the thirteenth century. This study describes later Indian Buddhism through a detailed examination of the life of Œariputra (c. 1335-1426), the last...
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Aesthetic Life Beauty and Art in Modern Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674975163, Harvard University Press, January 2019
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus., 5 halftones
This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the "beautiful woman" (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868-1912). With origins in the f...
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Ganges The Many Pasts of an Indian River
ISBN: HB: 9780300119169, Yale University Press, January 2019
456 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 66 black&white illus.
Originating in the Himalayas and flowing into the Bay of Bengal, the Ganges is India's most important and sacred river. In this unprecedented work, historian Sudipta Sen tells the story of the Ganges, from the communities that arose on its banks to t...
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Lord Cornwallis Is Dead The Struggle for Democracy in the United States and India
ISBN: HB: 9780674983441, Harvard University Press, December 2018
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 10 photos
Do democratic states bring about greater social and economic equality among their citizens? Modern India embraced universal suffrage from the moment it was free of British imperial rule in 1947 – a historical rarity in the West – and yet Indian citiz...
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Making China Modern From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping
ISBN: HB: 9780674737358, Harvard University Press, December 2018
670 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 photos, 15 maps, 8 illus., 10 tables
A panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience through war and rebellion, disease and famine, that rewrites China's history for a new generation. It is tempting to attribute China's recent ascendance to changes in political leadership and economi...
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