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Tea War A History of Capitalism in China and India
ISBN: HB: 9780300243734, Yale University Press, June 2020
360 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 25 black&white illus.
Tea remains the world's most popular commercial drink today, and at the turn of the twentieth century, it represented the largest export industry of both China and colonial India. In analyzing the global competition between Chinese and Indian tea, An...
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£35,00
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Naoroji Pioneer of Indian Nationalism
ISBN: HB: 9780674238206, Harvard University Press, May 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 10 photos
Mahatma Gandhi called Dadabhai Naoroji the "father of the nation", a title that today is reserved for Gandhi himself. Dinyar Patel examines the extraordinary life of this foundational figure in India's modern political history, a devastating critic o...
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Writing Technology in Meiji Japan A Media History of Modern Japanese Literature and Visual Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780674244498, ISBN: HB: 9780674088412, Harvard University Press, April 2020
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 33 photos
"Writing Technology in Meiji Japan" boldly rethinks the origins of modern Japanese language, literature, and visual culture from the perspective of media history. Drawing upon methodological insights by Friedrich Kittler and extensive archival resear...
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£31,95
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Rise of a Japanese Chinatown Yokohama, 1894-1972
ISBN: PB: 9780674244535, ISBN: HB: 9780674491984, Harvard University Press, March 2020
266 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 photos, 2 illus., 3 maps
"Rise of a Japanese Chinatown" is the first English-language monograph on the history of a Chinese immigrant community in Japan. It focuses on the transformations of that population in the Japanese port city of Yokohama from the Sino-Japanese War of...
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£18,95
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Japan's Imperial House in the Postwar Era, 1945-2019
ISBN: PB: 9780674244481, ISBN: HB: 9780674244474, Harvard University Press, February 2020
440 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 photos, 5 illus., 6 colour illus,
With the ascension of a new emperor and the dawn of the Reiwa Era, Kenneth J. Ruoff has expanded upon and updated "The People's Emperor", his study of the monarchy's role as a political, societal, and cultural institution in contemporary Japan. Many...
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£25,95
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£52,95
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Urban Hunters Dealing and Dreaming in Times of Transition
ISBN: HB: 9780300196115, Yale University Press, January 2020
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 28 black&white illus.
"Urban Hunters" is an ethnography of the Mongolian capital city, Ulaanbaatar, during the nation's transition from socialism to a market-based economic system. Following the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991, Mongolia entered a period of economic chaos...
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£65,00
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Price of Aid The Economic Cold War in India
ISBN: PB: 9780674241671, ISBN: HB: 9780674659599, Harvard University Press, January 2020
512 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 photos, 1 map, 3 tables
Debates over foreign aid can seem strangely innocent of history. Economists argue about effectiveness and measurement – how to make aid work. Meanwhile, critics in donor countries bemoan what they see as money wasted on corrupt tycoons or unworthy re...
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£22,95
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Lokaprakasa by Ksemendra with the Commentary of Sahaja Bhatta, Volume 2
ISBN: HB: 9780674984363, Harvard University Press, January 2020
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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Worship of Confucius in Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674237261, Harvard University Press, January 2020
450 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 34 photos
How has Confucius, quintessentially and symbolically Chinese, been received throughout Japanese history? "The Worship of Confucius in Japan" provides the first overview of the richly documented and colorful Japanese version of the East Asian ritual t...
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Emperor Who Never Was Dara Shukoh in Mughal India
ISBN: HB: 9780674987296, Harvard University Press, January 2020
304 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 18 photos, 1 map
Dara Shukoh was the eldest son of Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor, best known for commissioning the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Although the Mughals did not practice primogeniture, Dara, a Sufi who studied Hindu t...
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