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Lokaprakasa by Ksemendra with the Commentary of Sahaja Bhatta, Volume 2
ISBN: HB: 9780674984363, Harvard University Press, July 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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£54,95
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Poetic Transformations Eighteenth-Century Cultural Projects on the Mekong Plains
ISBN: HB: 9780674237230, Harvard University Press, July 2019
300 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 2 maps
In the eighteenth century, multiple migratory groups with competing political ambitions converged on the Mekong plains. In the frontier region, literati?officials of a territorially-expanding Vietnamese state crossed paths with a network of diasporic...
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£46,95
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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, July 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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£36,95
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Appeal to the Ladies of Hyderabad Scandal in the Raj
ISBN: HB: 9780674987654, Harvard University Press, July 2019
352 pp., 21x14 cm, 15 photos
In April 1892, a damning pamphlet circulated in the south Indian city of Hyderabad, the capital of the largest and wealthiest princely state in the British Raj. An anonymous writer charged Mehdi Hasan, an aspiring Muslim lawyer from the north, and El...
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£20,00
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Worship of Confucius in Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674237261, Harvard University Press, July 2019
450 pp., 22.9x15.2 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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China and Japan Facing History
ISBN: HB: 9780674916579, Harvard University Press, July 2019
480 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
China and Japan have cultural and political connections that stretch back fifteen hundred years. But today their relationship is strained. China's military buildup deeply worries Japan, while Japan's brutal occupation of China in World War II remains...
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£28,95
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Down and Out in Saigon Stories of the Poor in a Colonial City
ISBN: PB: 9780300218251, Yale University Press, July 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 9 black&white illus.
Historian Haydon Cherry offers the first comprehensive social history of the urban poor of colonial French Saigon by following the lives of six individuals – a prostitute, a Chinese laborer, a rickshaw puller, an orphan, an incurable invalid, and a p...
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£35,00
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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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Contested Territory Dien Bien Phu and the Making of Northwest Vietnam
ISBN: PB: 9780300233957, Yale University Press, June 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The definitive account of one of the most important battles of the twentieth century, and the Black River borderlands' transformation into Northwest Vietnam Historians regard the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 as the conflict that toppled the French...
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£25,00
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Chinese Spies From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping
ISBN: HB: 9781787380967, Hurst Publishers, June 2019
568 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
For sale in CIS only! Are the Chinese secret services now the most powerful in the world? After a long investigation into Beijing's intelligence services and the backrooms of international politics, journalist Roger Faligot may have found the answer...
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