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February 10, 2015
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She Weeps Each Time You're Born
A Novel
Written by Quan Barry


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-91177-3 (0-307-91177-2)

Quan Barry’s luminous fiction debut brings us the tumultuous history of modern Vietnam as experienced by a young girl born under mysterious circumstances a few years before the country’s reunification, a child gifted with the otherworldly ability to hear the voices of the dead.
 
At the peak of the war in Vietnam... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Three Leaps of Wang Lun
A Chinese Novel
Written by Alfred Doblin
Translated by C. D. Godwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9789629965648 (962996564X)

In 1915, fourteen years before Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Döblin published his first novel, an extensively researched Chinese historical extravaganza: The Three Leaps of Wang Lun. Even more remarkably, given its subject matter, the book was written in Expressionist style and is now considered the first modern German novel, as well as... Read more >
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Available
February 3, 2015
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China's Second Continent
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: February 3, 2015
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94665-2 (0-307-94665-7)

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.


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February 3, 2015
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Gandhi Before India

Written by Ramachandra Guha


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 3, 2015
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47478-0 (0-307-47478-X)

A revelatory work of biography, Gandhi Before India is an illuminating portrait of the life, the work, and the historical context of one of the most abidingly influential—and controversial—men in modern history. From Gandhi’s birth in 1869, through his upbringing in Gujarat and his years as a student in London, to his two... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Without You, There Is No Us
My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite
Written by Suki Kim


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-72065-8 (0-307-72065-9)

Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but gradually Suki Kim, too, learns the tune and, without noticing, begins to... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Blood of the Tiger
A Story of Conspiracy, Greed, and the Battle to Save a Magnificent Species
Written by J. A. Mills


Format: Hardcover, 296 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7496-1 (0-8070-7496-9)

There may be only three thousand wild tigers left in the entire world. More shocking is the fact that twice that many—some six thousand—have been bred on farms, not for traditional medicine but to supply a luxury-goods industry that secretly sells tiger-bone wine, tiger-skin décor, and exotic cuisine enjoyed by China’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Wealth and Power
China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
Written by Orville Schell and John Delury


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7625-0 (0-8129-7625-8)

Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today’s foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country’s rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic... Read more >
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