History - Southeast Asian


  • 'If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die': How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor

    By Geoffrey Robinson

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691150178
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: March 2011
    This is a book about a terrible spate of mass violence. It is also about a rare success in bringing such violence to an end. "If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die" tells the story of East Timor, a half-island that suffered genocide after Indonesia invaded in 1975, and which was again laid to waste after the population voted for independence from Indonesia in 1999. Before international forces intervened, more than half the population had been displaced and 1,500 people killed. Geoffrey Robinson, an expert in Southeast Asian history, was in East Timor with the United Nations in 1999 and provides a gripping first-person account of the violence, as well as a rigorous assessment of the politics and history behind it. Robinson debunks claims that the militias committing the violence in East Timor acted spontaneously, attributing their actions instead to the calculation of Indonesian leaders, and to a "culture of terror" within the Indonesian army. He argues that major powers--notably the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom--were complicit in the genocide of the late 1970s and the violence of 1999. At the same time, Robinson stresses that armed intervention supported by those powers in late 1999 was vital in averting a second genocide. Advocating accountability, the book chronicles the failure to bring those responsible for the violence to justice. A riveting narrative filled with personal observations, documentary evidence, and eyewitness accounts, "If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die" engages essential questions about political violence, international humanitarian intervention, genocide, and transitional justice.
  • 50 Years of Environment: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental Sustainability

    By Yong Soon Tan

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    • ISBN-13: 9789814696210
    • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ARVN: Life and Death in the South Vietnamese Army

    By Robert K. Brigham

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780700614332
    • 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.
  • ASEAN's Cooperative Security Enterprise: Norms and Interests in the ASEAN Regional Forum

    By Hiro Katsumata

    Our Price: $110.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230229297
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: February 2010
    Does the cooperative security enterprise of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) matter? If so, in what sense? Can the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) be regarded as one of the pathways to regional security in Asia? Most students of Asian security regard the ARF as a useless 'talking shop' in which no significant measure to achieve security has been instituted. However, this book demonstrates that something interesting is taking place inside this talking shop. It shows that an association of minor powers in Southeast Asia is promoting its cooperative security norm, thereby influencing the policies of its external partners, such as China, the US & Australia.
  • Aboard the Democracy Train: A Journey Through Pakistan's Last Decade of Democracy

    By Nafisa Hoodbhoy

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780857289674
    • Publisher: Anthem Press
    • Published: April 2011
    ‘Aboard the Democracy Train’ is about politics and journalism in Pakistan. It is a gripping front-line account of the country’s decade of turbulent democracy (1988-1999), as told through the eyes of the only woman reporter working during the Zia era at ‘Dawn’, Pakistan’s leading English language newspaper. In this volume, the author reveals her unique experiences and coverage of ethnic violence, women’s rights and media freedoms. The narrative provides an insight into the politics of the Pak-Afghan region in the post 9-11 era, and exposes how the absence of rule of law claimed the life of its only woman prime minister.
  • Acceptable Loss: An Infantry Soldier's Perspective

    By Kregg P. Jorgenson

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804107921
    • Publisher: Presidio Press
    • Published: December 1995
    The true-to-life story of a Ranger who volunteered to serve on a Blue Team in the Air Cavalry, racing to the aid of soldiers who faced the same dangers he had barely survived in the jungles of Vietnam. Whether enduring NVA sniper attacks, surviving "friendly" fire, or landing in hot LZs, Jorgenson discovered that in Vietnam you never knew whether you were paranoid or just painfully aware of the possibilities.
  • An Account of an Embassy to the Court of the Teshoo Lama, in Tibet

    By Samuel Turner

    Our Price: $67.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781108061353
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: February 2013
    The first such work in the English language, this eyewitness description of Tibet and Bhutan was originally published in 1800.
  • Act of Free Choice: Decolonization and the Right to Self-Determination in West Papua

    By Pieter Drooglever

    Our Price: $195.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781851687152
    • Publisher: ONEWORLD
    • Published: January 2010
    Wracked by conflict & poverty, the history of West Papua is as compelling as it is controversial. Previously part of the Netherlands East Indies, the territory was excluded by the Dutch from the independence granted to the rest of Indonesia in 1950, the inhabitants deemed unprepared to exercise their right to self-determination. Despite a growing independence movement, culminating in the election of the first Papuan National Council in 1961, Indonesia took control in an agreement brokered by the United States two years later. This was conditional on the Papuans--who share no religious or cultural ties with majority Muslim Indonesia--being offered a popular ballot on independence. In 1969 1,026 hand-picked West Papuans, out of a population of some 700,000 were invited to vote--and voted in favor of Indonesian sovereignty. This volume follows the fortunes of the people of West Papua, from the first exploration of their territory by the Spanish in the 16th century to their struggle for autonomy following the Second World War.
  • Admiral's Baby : An Extraordinary Episode In Twentieth-Century History

    By Laurens Van Der Post

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780688151041
    • Published: January 1997
    Presents the personal story of a World War II POW who stayed behind in Japan in August 1945 to help preserve peace and ended up overseeing the same Japanese who had held him in captivity and ordered his execution.
  • Ageing In Singapore: Service Needs and the State

    By Peggy Teo

    Our Price: $168.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780415374873
    • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    • Published: August 2006
  • An Agrarian History of South Asia

    By David Ludden

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521179676
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: February 2011
  • Airmen and the Headhunters: A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen, and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II

    By Judith M. Heimann

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156033251
    • Publisher: Harvest Book
    • Published: January 2009
    Describes how the American Army crew of a B-24 bomber, shot down over Japanese-occupied Borneo in November 1944 were rescued by native Dayak tribesmen, one-time headhunters who returned to their long-renounced ritual in order to protect the airmen and help bring down one of Japan's final strongholds. Reprint.
  • Alberuni's India

    By Muhuammad Ibn Ahumad Biruni

    Our Price: $88.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781108047210
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: May 2012
  • All the Wrong Places: Adrift in the Politics of the Pacific Rim

    By James Fenton

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780871132048
    • Published: April 1994
    The author, a foreign correspondent, describes his experiences in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Korea
  • Amazons of the Huk Rebellion: Gender, Sex, and Revolution in the Philippines

    By Vina A. Lanzona

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780299230944
    • Published: March 2009