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Path Twice Traveled My Journey as a Historian of China
ISBN: PB: 9780674237292, Harvard University Press, January 2019
316 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 19 photos
In this memoir, Paul A. Cohen, one of the West's preeminent historians of China, traces the development of his work from its inception in the early 1960s to the present, offering fresh perspectives that consistently challenge us to think more deeply...
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£23,95
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Illusion and Disillusionment Travel Writing in the Modern Age
ISBN: PB: 9780674984479, Harvard University Press, September 2018
185 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 13 halftones
"Illusion and Disillusionment: Travel Writing in the Modern Age" seeks to understand, expand, and challenge the boundaries of the modern travelogue across several literary traditions. Through an engaging cast of characters – China-bound missionaries,...
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£14,95
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Geo-Narratives of a Filial Son The Paintings and Travel Diaries of Huang Xiangjian (1609-1673)
ISBN: HB: 9780674088436, Harvard University Press, August 2016
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 130 colour illus., 17 line illus., 2 maps
As new networks of railways, steamships, and telegraph communications brought distant places into unprecedented proximity, previously minor discrepancies in local time-telling became a global problem. Vanessa Ogle's chronicle of the struggle to stand...
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£64,95
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Athens
ISBN: HB: 9780674047723, Harvard University Press, April 2014
250 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 49 halftones, 4 maps
Revered as the birthplace of Western thought and democracy, Athens is much more than an open-air museum filled with crumbling monuments to ancient glory. "Athens" takes readers on a journey from the classical city-state to today's contemporary capita...
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£21,95
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Cairo Histories of a City
ISBN: PB: 9780674072459, Harvard University Press, May 2013
352 pp., 23.1x15.7 cm, 13 colour maps, 9 halftones, 73 colour illus.
From its earliest days as a royal settlement fronting the pyramids of Giza to its current manifestation as the largest metropolis in Africa, Cairo has forever captured the urban pulse of the Middle East. In "Cairo: Histories of a City", Nezar Al-Sayy...
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£15,95
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On the Wonders of Land and Sea Persianate Travel Writing
ISBN: PB: 9780674073340, Harvard University Press, April 2013
185 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
On the "Wonders of Land and Sea: Persianate Travel Writing" initiates a comparative study of non-European travel writers in the eastern Islamic or Persianate world from the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries. The essays in this volume discuss tr...
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£14,95
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Paris from the Ground Up
ISBN: PB: 9780674057388, Harvard University Press, November 2010
352 pp., 22.6x14.4 cm, 10 maps, 30 halftones illus., 105 colour illus.
Paris is the most personal of cities. There is a Paris for the medievalist, and another for the modernist – a Paris for expatriates, philosophers, artists, romantics, and revolutionaries of every stripe. James H. S. McGregor brings these multiple per...
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£25,95
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City Between Worlds My Hong Kong
ISBN: PB: 9780674046894, Harvard University Press, May 2010
332 pp., 31x18.3 cm, 4 maps, 24 halftones illus., 64 colour illus.
Hong Kong is perched on the fault line between China and the West, a Special Administrative Region of the PRC. Leo Ou-fan Lee offers an insider's view of Hong Kong, capturing the history and culture that make his densely packed home city so different...
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£16,95
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Beijing Time
ISBN: PB: 9780674047341, Harvard University Press, May 2010
288 pp., 19x13 cm, 4 maps, 73 halftones
"Where is the market?" inquires the tourist one dark, chilly morning. "Follow the ghosts", responds the taxi driver, indicating a shadowy parade of overloaded tricycles. "It's not called the ghost market for nothing!" And indeed, Beijing is nothing i...
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£15,95
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Mean and Lowly Things Snakes, Science, and Survival in the Congo
ISBN: PB: 9780674048423, Harvard University Press, May 2010
336 pp., 20.1x13.2 cm
In 2005 Kate Jackson ventured into the remote swamp forests of the northern Congo to collect reptiles and amphibians. Her camping equipment was rudimentary, her knowledge of Congolese customs even more so. She knew how to string a net and set a pitfa...
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£15,95
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