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  1. The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier
    In The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier, Benno Weiner provides the first in-depth study of an ethnic minority region during the first decade of the People's Republic of China: the Amdo region in the Sino-Tibetan borderland.... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2020
    Hardback | £39.00
  2. Revolution Goes East
    Revolution Goes East is an intellectual history that applies a novel global perspective to the classic story of the rise of communism and the various reactions it provoked in Imperial Japan. Tatiana Linkhoeva demonstrates how... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2020
    Paperback | £22.99
  3. Fighting for Virtue
    Fighting for Virtue investigates how Thailand's judges were tasked by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) in 2006 with helping to solve the country's intractable political problems—and what happened next. Across the last... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2020
    Hardback | £37.00
  4. Mass Vaccination
    While the eradication of smallpox has long been documented, not many know the Chinese roots of this historic achievement. In this revelatory study, Mary Augusta Brazelton examines the PRC's public health campaigns of the 1950s... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2019
    Hardback | £41.00
  5. Sovereignty Experiments
    Sovereignty Experiments tells the story of how authorities in Korea, Russia, China, and Japan—through diplomatic negotiations, border regulations, legal categorization of subjects and aliens, and cultural policies—competed... Learn More
    Published: 15th July 2019
    Hardback | £43.00
  6. Beyond the Asylum
    Claire Edington's fascinating look at psychiatric care in French colonial Vietnam challenges our notion of the colonial asylum as a closed setting, run by experts with unchallenged authority, from which patients rarely left. She... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2019
    Hardback | £39.00
  7. The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
    In The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, Jeremy Yellen exposes the history, politics, and intrigue that characterized the era when Japan's "total empire" met the total war of World War II. He illuminates the ways in which... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2019
    Hardback | £39.00
  8. Empire of Dogs
    In 1924, Professor Ueno Eizaburo of Tokyo Imperial University adopted an Akita puppy he named Hachiko. Each evening Hachiko greeted Ueno on his return to Shibuya Station. In May 1925 Ueno died while giving a lecture. Every day... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2019
    Paperback | £20.99
  9. Statebuilding by Imposition
    How do modern states emerge from the turmoil of undergoverned spaces? This is the question Reo Matsuzaki ponders in Statebuilding by Imposition. Comparing Taiwan and the Philippines under the colonial rule of Japan and the United... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2019
    Hardback | £43.00
  10. Nation-Empire
    By the end of World War II, hundreds of thousands of young men in the Japanese colonies, in particular Taiwan and Korea, had expressed their loyalty to the empire by volunteering to join the army. Why and how did so many colonial... Learn More
    Published: 15th December 2018
    Hardback | £47.00
  11. The Battle for Fortune
    In a deeply ethnographic appraisal, based on years of in situ research, The Battle for Fortune looks at the rising stakes of Tibetans’ encounters with Chinese state-led development projects in the early 2000s. The book builds... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
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  12. Resurrecting Nagasaki
    In Resurrecting Nagasaki, Chad R. Diehl examines the reconstruction of Nagasaki City after the atomic bombing of August 9, 1945. Diehl illuminates the genesis of narratives surrounding the bombing by following the people and groups... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2018
    Hardback | £34.00
  13. Promiscuous Media
    In Promiscuous Media, Hikari Hori makes a compelling case that the visual culture of Showa-era Japan articulated urgent issues of modernity rather than serving as a simple expression of nationalism. Hori makes clear that the Japanese... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2018
    Hardback | £47.00
  14. Planning for Empire
    The origins and evolution of technocratic fascism in wartime Japan.... Learn More
    Published: 2nd May 2011
    Hardback | £36.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  15. Samurai to Soldier
    In Samurai to Soldier, D. Colin Jaundrill traces the radical changes to Japanese military institutions, as well as the consequences of military reforms in his accounts of the Boshin War (1868–1869) and the Satsuma Rebellions... Learn More
    Published: 9th July 2016
    Hardback | £34.00
  16. Accidental Activists
    Government wrongdoing or negligence harms people worldwide, but not all victims are equally effective at obtaining redress. In Accidental Activists, Celeste L. Arrington examines the interactive dynamics of the politics of redress... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2016
    Hardback | £34.00
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