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Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812998757
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Published: Random House - July 28th, 2020

A gripping portrait of modern Tibet told through the lives of its people, from the bestselling author of Nothing to Envy.

“You simply cannot understand China without reading Barbara Demick on Tibet.”—Evan Osnos, author of Age of Ambition 


Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Japanese Woman and Her World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501188527
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Published: Scribner - July 14th, 2020

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo—the city that would become Tokyo—and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West.

The daughter of a Buddhist priest, Tsuneno was born in a rural Japanese village and was expected to live a traditio


Champions Day: The End of Old Shanghai Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393635942
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 16th, 2020

How a single day revealed the history and foreshadowed the future of Shanghai.


China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780190946463
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 1st, 2020

China's economic growth has been revolutionary, and is the foundation of its increasingly prominent role in world affairs.


The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541742499
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Published: PublicAffairs - July 14th, 2020

The behind-the-scenes story of the rise and reign of the world's strangest and most elusive tyrant, Kim Jong Un, by the journalist with the best connections and insights into the bizarrely dangerous world of North Korea.


A History of Modern Japan: In Search of a Nation: 1850 to the Present Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9784805315972
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - June 30th, 2020

"Lucid and lyrical...a vivid history of Japan's turbocharged (and painful) modernization." --The Daily Telegraph


Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer's Insights into North Korea's Enigmatic Young Dictator Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984819727
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 28th, 2020

A groundbreaking account of the rise of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un—from his nuclear ambitions to his summits with President Donald J. Trump—by a former CIA analyst considered one of the leading American experts on the North Korean ruler inside and outside the U.S. government


Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393357677
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 28th, 2020

A Finalist for the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History

"A luminous biography." —Rafia Zakaria, Guardian


Great State: China and the World Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062950987
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Published: Harper - March 17th, 2020

The world-renowned scholar and author of Vermeer’s Hat does for China what Mary Beard did for Rome in SPQR: Timothy Brook analyzes the last eight centuries of China’s relationship with the world in this magnificent history that brings together accounts from civil servants, horse traders, spiritual leaders, explorers, pirates, emperors, migrant workers, inva


A History of the Samurai: Legendary Warriors of Japan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9784805315354
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

A History of the Samurai tells the complete story of Japan's legendary warrior class from beginning to end--an epic tale of intrigue, bloodshed and bravery that is central to an understanding of the Japanese character and of Japanese history.


Korea: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780198830771
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 29th, 2020

Having spent centuries in the shadows of its neighbours China and Japan, Korea is now the object of considerable interest for radically different reasons-- the South as an economic success story and for its vibrant popular culture; the North as the home to one of the world's most repressive regimes, at once both bizarre and menacing.


Tokyo: A Biography: Disasters, Destruction and Renewal: The Story of an Indomitable City Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780804853040
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - May 12th, 2020

The history of Tokyo is as eventful as it is long. A concise yet detailed overview of this fascinating, centuries-old city, Tokyo: A Biography is a perfect companion volume for history buffs or Tokyo-bound travelers looking to learn more about their destination.


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