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China since 1949

de Linda Benson

One of the most remarkable stories of the last century is the emergence of China as a modern economic giant, poised at the beginning of the 21st century to become a great world power. China has embraced the...


Wild Swans

de Jung Chang

Blending the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, Wild Swans has become a bestselling classic in thirty languages, with more than ten million copies sold. The story of three generations...


Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom inthe West

de Blaine Harden

Now with a new foreword

A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived.

North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt...


A History of Japan: Revised Edition

de Richard Mason & John Caiger

A classic of Japanese history, this book is still the preeminent work on the history of Japan.

Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a fascinating look at the nation of Japan throughout history. Starting...


Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea

de Jang Jin-Sung

THE STORY THEY COULDN'T HACK: In this international bestseller, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.

As...


Raffles and the British Invasion of Java

de Tim Hannigan

On a hot August afternoon in 1811, an army of 10,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia (the former name of Jakarta, Indonesia's capital) to conquer the Dutch colony of Java....


A Single Shard

de Linda Sue Park

In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch’ulp’o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated...


The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori

de Mark Ravina

The dramatic arc of Saigo Takamori's life, from his humble origins as a lowly samurai, to national leadership, to his death as a rebel leader, has captivated generations of Japanese readers and now Americans...


The South Korean Film Renaissance: Local Hitmakers, Global Provocateurs

de Jinhee Choi

How a homegrown cinema took on Hollywood and dazzled Cannes


When The War Was Over: Cambodia And The Khmer Rouge Revolution, Revised Edition

de Elizabeth Becker

"The definitive book on the Cambodian revolution" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) and winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, now with an extensive new chapter on today's Cambodia


Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry

de Robert W. Thurston, Jonathan Morris & Shawn Steiman

This definitive guide explores the many rich dimensions of the bean and the beverage around the world. Leading experts consider coffee’s history, global spread, cultivation, preparation, marketing, and the...


Ho Chi Minh: A Life

de William J. Duiker

To grasp the complicated causes and consequences of the Vietnam War, one must understand the extraordinary life of Ho Chi Minh, the man generally recognized as the father of modern Vietnam. Duiker provides startling...


Choosing Revolution: Chinese Women Soldiers on the Long March

de Helen Praeger Young

What happened to babies born to women soldiers in Chinese communist armies in the mid-1930s? This chilling question and many others are answered in this book about the dozens of women who participated in the...


Coming to Terms with the Nation: Ethnic Classification in Modern China

de Thomas Mullaney

China is a vast nation comprised of hundreds of distinct ethnic communities, each with its own language, history, and culture. Today the government of China recognizes just 56 ethnic nationalities, or minzu,...


Ancestral Leaves: A Family Journey through Chinese History

de Joseph W. Esherick

Ancestral Leaves follows one family through six hundred years of Chinese history and brings to life the epic narrative of the nation, from the fourteenth century through the Cultural Revolution. The lives of...


A Short History of Cambodia: From empire to survival

de John Tully

New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a concise and readable history of Cambodia, from its rich and powerful past, through the era of French protection, the Vietnamese conflict,...


Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade

de Julian, Mr Rademeyer

On the black markets of Southeast Asia, rhino horn is worth more than gold, cocaine and heroin. Killing for Profit is the chilling story of a more than two-year-long investigation into a dangerous criminal underworld...


The Long March: The True History of Communist China's Founding Myth

de Sun Shuyun

In The Long March, Sun Shuyun uncovers the true story behind the mythic march of Mao's soldiers across China, exposing the famine, disease, and desertion behind the legend.In 1934, in the midst of civil war,...


People Who Eat Darkness

de Richard Lloyd Parry

Lucie Blackman--tall, blond, twenty-one years old--stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a...


Tibet Unconquered

de Diane Wolff & Robert Thurman

A fabled country in the far reaches of the Himalayas, Tibet looms large in the popular imagination. The original home of the Dalai Lama, one of the great spiritual leaders of our time, Tibetan Buddhism inspires...