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Nine-Tenths of the Law Enduring Dispossession in Indonesia
ISBN: PB: 9780300251074, Yale University Press, February 2021
264 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 9 black&white illus.
The old aphorism "possession is nine-tenths of the law" is particularly relevant in Indonesia, which has seen a string of regime changes and a shifting legal landscape for property claims. Ordinary people struggle to legalize their possessions and cl...
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£20,00
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Emperor's New Road China and the Project of the Century
ISBN: HB: 9780300244588, Yale University Press, November 2020
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 9 black&white illus.
China's Belt and Road Initiative is the world's most ambitious and misunderstood geoeconomic vision. To carry out President Xi Jinping's flagship foreign-policy effort, China promises to spend over one trillion dollars for new ports, railways, fiber-...
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£20,00
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Vietnam Rising Dragon (Revised and Updated Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780300249637, Yale University Press, October 2020
272 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 40 black&white illus.
The eyes of the West have recently been trained on China and India, but Vietnam is rising fast among its Asian peers. A breathtaking period of social change has seen foreign investment bringing capitalism flooding into its nominally communist society...
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£12,99
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Invention of China
ISBN: HB: 9780300234824, Yale University Press, October 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 colour illus., 2 maps
China's current leadership lays claim to a 5,000-year-old civilization, but "China" as a unified country and people, Bill Hayton argues, was created far more recently by a small group of intellectuals. In this compelling account, Hayton shows how C...
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£20,00
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Cambodia From Pol Pot to Hun Sen and Beyond
ISBN: PB: 9780300211733, Yale University Press, August 2020
344 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 33 black&white illus.
To many in the West, the name Cambodia still conjures up indelible images of destruction and death, the legacy of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime and the terror it inflicted in its attempt to create a communist utopia in the 1970s. Sebastian Strangio,...
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£11,99
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In the Dragon's Shadow Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century
ISBN: HB: 9780300234039, Yale University Press, August 2020
360 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 colour illus., 4 maps
Today, Southeast Asia stands uniquely exposed to the waxing power of the new China. Three of its nations border China and five are directly impacted by its claims over the South China Sea. All dwell in the lengthening shadow of its influence: economi...
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£20,00
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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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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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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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