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History - Asia

30-Second Ancient China

In the West, the story of Ancient China is less familiar to us than that of Ancient Egypt or Rome, but it is no less absorbing, and its rollcall of achievements is easily as impressive. 30-Second Anci..

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Anarchy: Relentless Rise of the East India Company


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Barbarians at the Wall: The First Nomadic Empire and the Making of China

'Man does for the reader that most difficult of tasks- he conjures up an ancient people in an alien landscape in such a way as to make them live.' - Guardian The people of the first nomadic empir..

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China 1949: Year of Revolution

The events of 1949 in China reverberated across the world and throughout the rest of the century. That tumultuous year saw the dramatic collapse of Chiang Kai-shek's 'pro-Western' Nationalist governme..

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Emperor's Feast: A History of China in Twelve Meals, The

From the humble takeaway in the middle of a tiny English village to the embarrassment of riches offered in a big-city Chinatown, Chinese food is everywhere to be found. But the meals on offer merely s..

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Genghis Khan: And the Making of the Modern World

The conventional view of Genghis Khan as a ruthless leader who destroyed societies is turned on its head in this New York Times bestseller. Scholar and researcher Jack Weatherford shows how Khan was t..

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Great Arc


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Hidden History of Burma: A Crisis of Race and Capitalism, The

'A sobering account, told elegantly and eruditely.' - Financial Times 'Thant Myint-U is the greatest living historian of Burma.' - William Dalrymple Precariously positioned between China and..

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Himalaya: A Human History

This is the first major history of the Himalaya- an epic story of peoples, cultures and adventures among the world's highest mountains.Spanning millennia, from its earliest inhabitants to the present ..

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When the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945, killing 100,000 men, women and children, a new era in human history opened. Written only a year after the disaster, John Hersey brou..

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Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic

An authoritative account of how and why the Islamic Republic has survived to become a critical player in the Middle East and the world When Iranians overthrew their pro-Western monarchy in favour..

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Japanese:  History in Twenty Lives

Chris Harding's enormously enjoyable new book distils Japan's long, complex and fascinating history into the stories of twenty remarkable individuals. These vivid and entertaining portraits take the ..

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Korean War: An Epic Conflict 1950-1953, The

The best narrative history of the Korean conflict' - Guardian 'Excellent, readable history by a master of the genre' - Daily Mail ______________ On 25 June 1950 the invasion of South ..

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Maharanis: The Lives and Times of Three Generations of Indian Princesses

In Maharnis Lucy Moore brilliantly recreates the lives of four princesses - two grandmothers, a mother and a daughter - of the Royal courts of India. Their extraordinary story takes in tiger hunts, ex..

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Mapping the Great Game: Explorers, Spies and Maps in 19th-Century Asia

The fascinating story of the pioneers who explored vast regions of Central Asia, India and Tibet to create maps, and spy out the country for military and geographical reasons. Although the ultimate p..

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Nothing to Envy: Love, Life and Death in North Korea

What if the world imagined by George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-four was real? What if everything around you was black and white except for the red letters on propaganda signs? Where spies like Orwell'..

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Patient Assassin, The

Anita Anand tells the remarkable story of one Indian's twenty-year quest for revenge, taking him around the world in search of those he held responsible for the Amritsar massacre of 1919, which cost t..

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Singapore: A Modern History

Singapore gained independence in 1965, a city-state in a world of nation-states. Yet its long and complex history reaches much farther back. Blending modernity and tradition, ideologies and ethnicitie..

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Southeast Asia: An Introductory History

The first edition of Southeast Asia: An introductory history was published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for travellers and students interested in a tantalisingly different part of the world. ..

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Story of China: Portrait of a Civilisation and its People

'A learned, wise, wonderfully written single volume history of a civilisation that I knew I should know more about' Tom Holland 'Masterful and engrossing...well-paced, eminently readable and well-t..

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Underground Asia: Global Revolutionaries and the Assault on Empire

The end of Europe's empires has so often been seen as a story of high politics and warfare. In Tim Harper's remarkable new book the narrative is very different - it shows how empires were fundamentall..

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