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ASIAN HISTORY, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY

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THE LAST MONTHS OF FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT
Written by JOSEPH LELYVELD

Format: Hardcover, 416 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 09/06/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-35079-2

“By far the most enigmatic leading figure” of World War II. That’s how the British military historian John Keegan described Franklin D. Roosevelt, who frequently left his contemporaries guessing, never more so than at the end of his life. Here, in a hugely insightful account, a prizewinning author and journalist untangles the narrative threads of Roosevelt’s final months, showing how he juggled the strategic, political, and personal choices he faced as the war, his presidency, and his life...

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REVOLUTION, RETREAT AND THE ROAD TO EQUALITY
Written by WANG HUI
Edited by SAUL THOMAS

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 02/16/2016

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68906-6

An examination of the shifts in politics and revolution in China over the last century

What must China do to become truly democratic and equitable? This question animates most progressive debates about this potential superpower, and in China’s Twentieth Century the country’s leading critic, Wang Hui, turns to the past for an answer. Beginning with the birth of modern politics in the 1911 revolution, Wang tracks the initial flourishing of political life, its blossoming in the radical sixties,...

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WHAT CHINA'S MILITARISM MEANS FOR THE WORLD
Written by PETER NAVARRO
Foreword by GORDON G. CHANG

Format: Hardcover, 300 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 11/03/2015

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-1-633-88114-3

Will there be war with China? This book provides the most complete and accurate assessment of the probability of conflict between the United States and the rising Asian superpower. Equally important, it lays out an in-depth analysis of the possible pathways to peace. Written like a geopolitical detective story, the narrative encourages reader interaction by starting each chapter with an intriguing question that often challenges conventional wisdom. 

Based on interviews with more than thirty...

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THE UNITED STATES, CHINA, AND THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL COMPETITION
Written by NOAH FELDMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 09/01/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98255-8

A bold and thought-provoking look at the future of U.S.-China relations, and how their coming power struggle will reshape the competitive playing field for nations around the world
 
The Cold War seemingly ended in a decisive victory for the West. But now, Noah Feldman argues, we are entering an era of renewed global struggle: the era of Cool War. Just as the Cold War matched the planet’s reigning superpowers in a contest for geopolitical supremacy, so this new age will pit the United States...

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THE STORY OF WAT OPOT, A VISIONARY COMMUNITY FOR CHILDREN GROWING UP WITH AIDS
Written by GAIL GUTRADT

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 06/23/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17268-4

In 1997 Wayne Dale Matthysse, a former Marine Corps medic who served in Vietnam, returned to South East Asia offer his service. With Vandin San, a brilliant young Cambodian aid worker, he transformed Wat Opot, a haunted scrubland behind a ruined temple, into a place of healing and respite. Here children with or orphaned by HIV/AIDS—the first generation of children to grow up with AIDS—could find a new family, and live outside of fear or judgment. 

Disarming, funny, deeply moving, In a Rocket...

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HOW A MILLION MIGRANTS ARE BUILDING A NEW EMPIRE IN AFRICA
Written by HOWARD W. FRENCH

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/03/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-94665-2

A New York Times Notable Book 

One of the Best Books of the Year at The EconomistThe 
GuardianForeign Affairs

Chinese immigrants of the recent past and unfolding twenty-first century are in search of the African dream. So explains indefatigable traveler Howard W. French, prize-winning investigative journalist and former New York Times bureau chief in Africa and China, in the definitive account of this seismic geopolitical development. China’s burgeoning presence in Africa is already...

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AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF PAKISTAN
Written by RAFIA ZAKARIA

Format: Hardcover, 264 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 02/03/2015

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-00336-7

A memoir of Karachi through the eyes of its women

An Indies Introduce Debut Authors Selection 

 
For a brief moment on December 27, 2007, life came to a standstill in Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto, the country’s former prime minister and the first woman ever to lead a Muslim country, had been assassinated at a political rally just outside Islamabad. Back in Karachi—Bhutto’s birthplace and Pakistan’s other great metropolis—Rafia Zakaria’s family was suffering through a crisis of its own: her Uncle...

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THE DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT OF THE DALAI LAMA AND TIBET SINCE THE CHINESE CONQUEST
Written by JOHN AVEDON

Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 01/06/2015

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17337-7

Tibet, “the roof of the world,” had been aloof and at peace for most of its 2,100 years. But in 1932, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, in his final testament, warned: “It may happen that here, in the center of Tibet, religion and government will be attacked both from without and from within.” By the time his successor was enthroned in 1950, the Chinese occupation had begun. 

In this gripping account, John F. Avedon draws on his work and travels with the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to bring us the...

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THE NEW ERA OF COMPETITION WITH CHINA--AND HOW AMERICA CAN WIN
Written by GEOFF A. DYER

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 12/02/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95123-6

From former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief Geoff Dyer, a balanced and far-seeing analysis of the emerging competition between China and America.

Global politics is shifting rapidly. After decades of rising, China has entered a new and critical phase, seeking to turn its economic heft into global power. In this deeply informed book, Geoff Dyer argues that China and the United States are now embarking on a great power-style competition that will dominate the century. Tensions in the South...

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REFLECTIONS ON THE WORK OF WANG GUANGYI
Written by HUANG ZHUAN
Text by (art/photo books)

Format: Hardcover, 192 pages

Publisher: Skira

On Sale: 10/21/2014

Price: $45.00

ISBN: 978-8-857-22110-6

Wang Guangyi’s art is significant not only in China but across the world: this book investigates his artistic path from a new perspective. For any reader interested in understanding contemporary Chinese culture and art, this book provides a unique viewpoint: it approaches the story of a Chinese contemporary artist from the perspective of the history of ideas and art rather than that of news and politics. It adopts methods and approaches easily understandable by Western readers in order to...

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THE STORY OF NEPAL'S MAOIST REVOLUTION
Written by ADITYA ADHIKARI

Format: Hardcover, 326 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68564-8

The Bullet and the Ballot Box offers a rich and sweeping account of a decade of revolutionary upheaval. When Nepal’s Maoists launched their armed rebellion in the nineties, they had limited public support and many argued that their ideology was obsolete.

Twelve years later they were in power, and their ambitious plan of social transformation dominated the national agenda. How did this become possible? Adhikari’s narrative draws on a broad range of sources – including novels, letters and...

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COUNTDOWN TO INFAMY
Written by ERI HOTTA

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/12/2014

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-73974-2

Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific.

When Japan attacked the United States in 1941, its leaders, in large part, understood they were entering a war they were almost certain to lose. In a groundbreaking history that considers Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective, certain to revolutionize how we think of the...

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