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China in One Village:  Story of One Town and the Changing World

After a decade away from her ancestral family village, during which she became a writer and literary scholar in Beijing, Liang Hong started visiting her rural hometown in landlocked Hebei province. Wh..

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Emperor's Feast

'A galloping journey through thousands of years of Chinese culinary history . . . a timely reminder that the country's modern cuisine is the delicious fruit of a rich, ancient and perhaps surprisingly..

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Gwangju Uprising: The Rebellion for Democracy in South Korea

On 18th May 1980, student activists gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to protest the coup d'etat and martial law government of General Chun Doo-hwan. The security forces responded with unmi..

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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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Imperial China: A Beginner's Guide

In 221 BCE, the Qin state conquered its neighbours and created the first unified Chinese empire in history. So began the imperial era, where dynasties claiming divine assent ruled for more than 2,000 ..

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Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives, The

Two thousand years of Japanese history, told through interconnected portraits of twenty fascinating individuals Chris Harding's enormously enjoyable new book distils Japan's long, complex and fas..

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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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Lion City: Singapore and the Invention of Modern Asia

Lion City tells the extraordinary story of Singapore - the world's most successful city state. In 1965, Singapore's GDP per capita was on a par with Jordan. Now it has outstripped Japan. A..

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Shortest History of India, The

An illuminating and concise telling of the 5000 years of turbulent history that led India from the ruins of ancient civilisations to emerging global superpower India - Over 5000 years of wonde..

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Story of China: A portrait of a civilisation and its people, The

'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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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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Wild Grass: China's Revolution from Below

A compelling history of Chinese resistance to state oppression, told through the stories of three remarkable individuals In Wild Grass, Pulitzer Prize-winning Ian Johnson describes a China caught..

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World Turned Upside Down:  History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

As a major political event and a crucial turning point in the history of the People's Republic of China, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) marked the zenith as well as the nadir of..

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