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A Brief History of Ancient China

A Brief History of Ancient China adapts a traditional Chinese historical format to present a multi-faceted account of the first two millennia of China's earliest history: from the time of the legendar..

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Anarchy: Relentless Rise of the East India Company

THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 THE TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 A FINANCIAL TIMES, O..

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Beijing Rules: China's Quest for Global Influence

'Allen has shown remarkable courage in writing this . . . A disturbing, insightful book about China's hidden, multitiered war-and how the West can fight back' Kirkus Reviews The rem..

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China After Mao: The Rise of a Superpower

'A revolutionary book' Sunday Times 'A pulsating account' Peter Frankopan *A SPECTATOR AND NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR* How did the People's Republic of China transform from a backwater..

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Diplomacy Ends at Midnight: The Long Return of Hong Kong to China

The compelling story of the inescapable return of Hong Kong to China, published for the 25th anniversary of the handover British Hong Kong ended in the last minutes of 30 June 1997. Diplomacy End..

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Fortune's Bazaar: The Making of Hong Kong

A timely, well-researched, and vibrant new history of Hong Kong that reveals the untold stories of the diverse peoples who have made it a multicultural world metropolis - and whose lives are evolving ..

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In the Footsteps of Du Fu

A beautifully illustrated travelogue, chronicling the life and work of one of the world greatest poets. Du Fu (712-70) is one of China's greatest poets. His career coincided with periods of fami..

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India After Gandhi: A History

'Magisterial' - The Financial Times An updated edition of Ramachandra Guha's India After Gandhi with new material that explains the major events, policy shifts and controversies of the past decad..

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Japanese Ancient Origins: Stories Of People & Civilization

Beautiful edition, and companion to Japanese Myths and Legends, exploring the ancient origins of Japanese society and culture. A gorgeous Collector's Edition covering the history of Japan from the ea..

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Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy

Drawing on the newest historical research and scholarship in the field, Modern South Asia provides challenging insights into the history of this fascinating region over the past three centuries. Joint..

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Mongol Storm, The: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East

The Mongols have long been viewed in the West as violent barbarians who plundered and wrecked the societies they invaded. But in fact the Mongol Empire was highly sophisticated, and through their..

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Persians: The Age of The Great Kings

THE PERSIANS is a definitive new history of the Persian Empire, the world's first superpower. The Great Kings of Persia ruled over the largest Empire of antiquity, stretching from Libya to ..

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Rebel Island: the incredible history of Taiwan

The gripping history of Taiwan, from the flood myths of indigenous legend to its Asian Tiger economic miracle - and the renewed threat of invasion by China. Once dismissed by the Kangxi Emperor a..

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Southeast Asia: A History in Objects (British Museum)

A new take on Southeast Asia's complex history, expertly told through art objects and cultural artefacts dating from the Neolithic Age to the present. Southeast Asia is home to numerous world he..

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Southeast Asia: An Introductory History

Southeast Asia: An introductory historywas first published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for travellers and students interested in one of the most dynamic and diverse regions of the world. Now..

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Sparks: China's Underground Historians and Their Battle for the Future

An inspiring testament to China's dissident historians and activists, from the 1940s to the present A documentary filmmaker who spent years uncovering a Mao-era death camp; an independent journal..

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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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The Afghans: Three lives through war, love and revolt

'Asne Seierstad is the supreme non-fiction writer of her generation' Luke Harding In her international bestseller The Bookseller of Kabul, award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad studied li..

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The Global Merchants: The Enterprise and Extravagance of the Sassoon Dynasty

The astonishing story of the Sassoons, one of the nineteenth century's pre-eminent commercial families and 'the Rothschilds of the East' The Sassoons were one of the great business dynasties of t..

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The House Divided: Sunni, Shia and the Making of the Middle East

'A masterly engagement with the most delicate and important of subjects - filled with gentle empathy, learning and rare balance' Rory Stewart Rogerson is an original - eloquent and always fascina..

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The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East

'Brain-stretching . . . pulsating . . . irresistable' The Sunday Times 'Deeply researched and elegantly written - essential reading' Dan Jones 'Erudite, often thrilling and much-..

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The Secret History of the Mongols

An inventive translation of a great historical epic, recounting the turbulent life and times of Chinggis Khan 'By the Power of Eternal Heaven; By the Protection of the Majestic Imperial Fortune...

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We Are Your Soldiers: How Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser Remade the Arab World

'A gripping account. Essential reading to understand the roots of the 2011 Arab Spring and the conflicts that have devastated so much of the region' EUGENE ROGAN, author of The Arabs: A History ___..

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