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  • "Gone Native" in Polynesia

    By Ian Christopher Campbell

    Our Price: $86.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780313307874
    • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
    • Published: September 1998
  • AIDS in Asia

    By Yichen Lu

    Our Price: $279.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306484834
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: July 2004
    Asia has become the new battle ground for the war against HIV/AIDS. The magnitude of the potential public health problems caused by AIDS in this populous continent may become a catastrophic disaster. A 10% rate of prevalence of HIV-1 in India and China alone would mean more than 200 million people are infected with HIV. AIDS in Asia is useful as a comprehensive, up-to-date AIDS reference book for public health and medical professionals. This volume provides concrete information on the diagnosis, treatment, care, prevention and impact of AIDS. Part I contains 'Snapshots of HIV/AIDS in Asia.' Countries and regions included in this section are: Thailand, India, China, Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Part II addresses the molecular epidemiology of HIV/AIDS. Part III deals with the diagnosis, surveillance and projected scenarios of the AIDS epidemic. Part IV outlines prevention efforts and treatment options. Part V provides an overview of the ongoing collaborative efforts involved in several different nations in the worldwide war against AIDS. This volume will be invaluable to all the public health professionals and researchers working in this field. "...the book is a useful addition to the HIV/AIDS literature.""AIDS in Asia offers a comprehensive, interesting overview of the epidemic there and of general issues that will influence its progression."-Roger Detels, MD, MS, University of California-Los Angeles The Journal of the American Medical Association, Book Review, 293:15
  • ARVN: Life and Death in the South Vietnamese Army

    By Robert K. Brigham

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780700614332
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PRESS
    • Published: April 2006
    Scorned by allies & enemies alike, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) was one of the most maligned fighting forces in modern history. Cobbled together by US advisors from the remnants of the French-inspired Vietnamese National Army, it was effectively pushed aside by the Americans in 1965. When toward the end of the war the army was compelled to reassert itself, it was too little, too late for all concerned. In this first in-depth history of the ARVN from 1955 to 1975, Robert Brigham takes readers into the barracks & training centers to plumb the hearts & souls of these forgotten soldiers.
  • Aborigines of Taiwan: The Puyuma: From Headhunting to the Modern World

    By Josiane Cauquelin

    Our Price: $54.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415600033
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: February 2011
  • Absent Lord

    By Lawrence A. Babb

    Our Price: $10.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520203242
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
    • Published: August 1996
  • Academic Freedom and the Japanese Imperial University, 1868-1939

    By Byron K. Marshall

    Our Price: $68.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780520078215
    • Publisher: Univ of California Pr on Demand
    • Published: October 1992
    Byron K. Marshall offers here a dramatic study of the changing nature and limits of academic freedom in prewar Japan, from the Meiji Restoration to the eve of World War II.Meiji leaders founded Tokyo Imperial University in the late nineteenth century to provide their new government with necessary technical and theoretical knowledge. An academic elite, armed with Western learning, gradually emerged and wielded significant influence throughout the state. When some faculty members criticized the conduct of the Russo-Japanese War the government threatened dismissals. The faculty and administration banded together, forcing the government to back down. By 1939, however, this solidarity had eroded. The conventional explanation for this erosion has been the lack of a tradition of autonomy among prewar Japanese universities. Marshall argues instead that these later purges resulted from the university's 40-year fixation on institutional autonomy at the expense of academic freedom.Marshall's finely nuanced analysis is complemented by extensive use of quantitative, biographical, and archival sources.
  • Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom

    By Yangzom Brauen

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780312600136
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    • Published: September 2011
    Shares the stories of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives have been inalterably transformed by the Red Army occupation, recounting how the political activist author's Tibetan nun grandmother fled the 1950 invasion and endured hardship and tragedy before finding security and family renewal in Switzerland. 100,000 first printing.
  • Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom

    By Yangzom Brauen

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250012036
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
    • Published: October 2012
    A powerful, emotional memoir and an extraordinary portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao’s Red Army crushes Tibetan independence, sending a young mother and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous journey across the snowy Himalayas toward freedomKunsang thought she would never leave Tibet. One of the country's youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a remote mountain village where, as a teenager, she entered the local nunnery. Though simple, Kunsang's life gave her all she needed: a oneness with nature and a sense of the spiritual in all things. She married a monk, had two children, and lived in peace and prayer. But not for long. There was a saying in Tibet: "When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across the face of the earth." The Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950 changed everything. When soldiers arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying everything in their path, Kunsang and her family fled across the Himalayas only to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She lost both her husband and her youngest child on that journey, but the future held an extraordinary turn of events that would forever change her life--the arrival in the refugee camps of a cultured young Swiss man long fascinated with Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall instantly in love with Kunsang's young daughter, Sonam, eventually winning her heart and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, where Yangzom will be born. Many stories lie hidden until the right person arrives to tell them. In rescuing the story of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mother, Yangzom Brauen has given us a book full of love, courage, and triumph,as well as allowing us a rare and vivid glimpse of life in rural Tibet before the arrival of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testament to three strong, determined women who are linked by an unbreakable family bond.
  • Across Yunnan

    By Archibald John Little

    Our Price: $27.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781108014090
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: October 2010
  • Across the Darkness of the River

    By Hsi Muren

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781931243247
    • Publisher: Green Integer
    • Published: April 2002
    The fourth volume in the poet's ongoing series chronicles the life of Chinese women living in modern Taiwan.
  • Acting Like A Woman in Modern Japan: Theater, Gender, and Nationalism

    By Ayako Kano

    Our Price: $53.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312292911
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: September 2001
    Weaving together careful readings of plays and reviews, memoirs and interviews, biographies, and critical essays, Acting Like a Woman in Modern Japan traces the emergence of the first generation of modern actresses in Japan, a nation in which male actors had long dominated the public stage. What emerges is a colorful and complex picture of modern Japanese gender, theater, and nationhood. Using the lives and careers of two dominant actresses from the Meiji and Taisho eras, Ayako Kano reveals the fantasies, fears, and impact that women on stage created in Japan as it entered the 20th century.
  • Advancing East Asian Regionalism

    By Melissa Curley

    Our Price: $54.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415546874
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: May 2009
  • The Adventure of Japanese Photography 1860-1890

    By Philipp March

    Our Price: $21.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783933257222
    • Publisher: KEHRER VERLAG HEIDELBERG
    • Published: May 2003
  • Advice and Support

    By Ronald H. Spector

    Our Price: $29.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781410220462
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: February 2005
  • Afghanistan - A New History

    By Sir Martin Ewans

    Our Price: $54.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415868358
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: May 2013
    Sir Martin Ewans, former Head of the British Chancery in Kabul, puts into an historical and contemporary context the series of tragic events that have impinged on Afghanistan in the past fifty years. The book examines the roots of these developments in Afghanistan's earlier history and external relationships, as well as their contemporary relevance, internally, regionally, and globally. The book also reviews in details the emergence of the Taliban, their ideology and their place within Islam, and examines Afghanistan's relevance in global issues, notably the nature of Islamic extremism, the international drugs trade and international terrorism. It ends with an analysis of the country post-Taliban.

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