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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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£28,95
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Shenzhen Experiment The Story of China's Instant City
ISBN: HB: 9780674975286, Harvard University Press, January 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 32 colour photos, 12 colour maps
Shenzhen is ground zero for the economic transformation China has seen in recent decades. In 1979, driven by China's widespread poverty, Deng Xiaoping supported a bold proposal to experiment with economic policies in a rural borderland next to Hong K...
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£28,95
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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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£61,95
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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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£23,95
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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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Orthodox Passions Narrating Filial Love during the High Qing
ISBN: HB: 9780674241176, Harvard University Press, December 2019
370 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 illus., 3 tables
In this groundbreaking interdisciplinary study, Maram Epstein identifies filial piety as the dominant expression of love in Qing dynasty texts. At a time when Manchu regulations made chastity the primary metaphor for obedience and social duty, filial...
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£54,95
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Lokaprakasa by Ksemendra with the Commentary of Sahaja Bhatta, Volume 2
ISBN: HB: 9780674984363, Harvard University Press, December 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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£60,95
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East Asian Dimension of the First World War Global Entanglements and Japan, China and Korea, 1914-1919
ISBN: PB: 9783593507514, University of Chicago Press, Campus Verlag, November 2019
360 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 30 halftones
Though when people discuss World War I, they usually center on the fighting in Europe, it truly was a global war. This book examines the role of East Asia in the fighting. It looks at how East Asian commentators saw and interpreted the war, both in E...
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£37,00
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Inherited Memories The Third Generation Remembers Partition in Bengal
ISBN: HB: 9789385932250, University of Chicago Press, Zubaan Books, November 2019
200 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 25 halftones
Seventy years after the violence and trauma of Partition, the living memories of that time are beginning to disappear as the men and women who lived through it are reaching the end of their lives. Many survivors have not wanted to speak, preferring t...
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£26,50
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Agents of Disorder Inside China's Cultural Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9780674238329, Harvard University Press, October 2019
240 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 29 illus., 9 tables
By May 1966, just seventeen years after its founding, the People's Republic of China had become one of the most powerfully centralized states in modern history. But that summer everything changed. Mao Zedong called for students to attack intellectual...
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£36,95
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