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China Airborne
The Test of China's Future
Written by James Fallows


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3127-6 (1-4000-3127-3)

From one of our most influential journalists, here is a timely, vital, and illuminating account of the next stage of China’s modernization—its plan to rival America as the world’s leading aerospace power and to bring itself from its low-wage past to a high-tech future.

In 2011, China announced its twelfth Five-Year Plan... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Looking at the Sun
The Rise of the New East Asian Economic and Political System
Written by James Fallows


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 24, 1995
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76162-4 (0-679-76162-4)

Fallows reveals how political goals and historical experience have shaped Japan's economic rise and placed it at the heart of the Asian system. He shows how the explosive growth of Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore has been fueled by Japanese investment; why Burma, the Philippines, and Vietnam have been largely isolated from... Read more >

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Postcards from Tomorrow Square
Reports from China
Written by James Fallows


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45624-3 (0-307-45624-2)

“Americans need not be hostile toward China's rise, but they should be wary about its eventual effects. The United States is the only nation with the scale and power to try to set the terms of its interaction with China rather than just succumb. So starting now, Americans need to consider... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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North Korea/South Korea
U.S. Policy at a Time of Crisis
Written by John Feffer


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 20, 2003
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-603-2 (1-58322-603-6)

The Korean peninsula, divided for more than fifty years, is stuck in a time warp. Millions of troops face one another along the Demilitarized Zone separating communist North Korea and capitalist South Korea. In the early 1990s and again in 2002-2003, the United States and its allies have gone to the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In the Realm of a Dying Emperor

Written by Norma Field


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 1993
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74189-3 (0-679-74189-5)

Offering a provocative and powerful look at Japan's uneasy relationship with its past, the relations between religion and state, and the role of dissent in a conformist society, Field examines the impact of these forces on the lives of three individuals driven to become extraordinary resisters in the year the last... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95698-9 (0-307-95698-9)

An exciting, hugely revealing account of China’s burgeoning presence in Africa—a developing empire already shaping, and reshaping, the future of millions of people.
           
A prizewinning foreign correspondent and former New York Times bureau chief in Shanghai and in West and Central Africa, Howard French is uniquely positioned to tell the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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India
A Portrait
Written by Patrick French


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47348-6 (0-307-47348-1)

A monumental biography of the Indian subcontinent from the award-winning author of The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul.

Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the new century, India is fast undergoing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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An Autobiography
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Written by Mohandas K. Gandhi


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 1, 1993
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5909-8 (0-8070-5909-9)

Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.

In a... Read more >

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The Slaughter
Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem
Written by Ethan Gutmann


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-940-6 (1-61614-940-X)

Mass murder is alive and well. That is the stark conclusion of this comprehensive investigation into the Chinese state's secret program to get rid of political dissidents while profiting from the sale of their organs--in many cases to Western recipients. Based on interviews with top-ranking police officials and Chinese doctors who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mighty Silence Images of Destruction
The Great Earthquake and Tsunami of East Japan
Photographed by Yasushi Handa


Format: Hardcover, 262 pages
Publisher: Skira
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 978-88-572-1557-0 (88-572-1557-1)

An acclaimed fashion photographer provides a personal, luminous, and moving account of post-tsunami Japan.
This volume is an extraordinary photographic report by the famous Japanese fashion photographer Yasushi Handa, taken a few weeks after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that battered the eastern coastline of Japan in March 2010. It includes... Read more >

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Soldiers of the Sun
The Rise and Fall of the Imperial Japanese Army
Written by Meirion Harries


Format: Trade Paperback, 604 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 5, 1994
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75303-2 (0-679-75303-6)

Soldiers of the Sun traces the origins of the Imperial Japanese Army back to its samurai roots in the nineteenth century to tell the story of the rise and fall of this extraordinary military force. Meirion and Susie Harries have written the first full Western account of the Imperial Japanese Army... Read more >

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The Night is Still Young

Text by Eric C. Shiner and Simone Fukayuki
Photographed by Tomoaki Hata


Format: Trade Paperback, 104 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-552-0 (1-57687-552-0)

With The Night Is Still Young, Los Angeles-based, Japanese photographer Tomoaki Hata returns to his roots–the underground club scene of Osaka’s gay, nightlife district. Filled with intimate images of the radically-creative drag queens who performed at various venues in the city from the late 1990s through the present, this book is... Read more >

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Dispatches

Written by Michael Herr


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 6, 1991
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73525-0 (0-679-73525-9)

No book about Vietnam has portrayed so powerfully the personal realities of that war as Michael Herr’s Dispatches. Only a writer possessing Herr’s brilliance and daring could have invented a language adequate to the hallucinatory quality of the lives American soldiers led there. These pieces, which caused a sensation when they... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Japan 1941
Countdown to Infamy
Written by Eri Hotta


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-73974-2 (0-307-73974-0)

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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China in Ten Words

Written by Yu Hua
Translated by Allan H. Barr


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-73979-7 (0-307-73979-1)

From one of China’s most acclaimed writers: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades.

Framed by ten phrases common in the Chinese vernacular, China in Ten Words uses personal stories and astute analysis to reveal as never before the world’s most populous yet oft-misunderstood nation... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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World Report 2014
Events of 2013
Written by Human Rights Watch
Introduction by Kenneth Roth


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-555-5 (1-60980-555-0)

The 24th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than ninety countries and territories worldwide, reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2013 by Human Rights Watch staff in close partnership with domestic human rights activists. World Report 2014 gives particular focus on the roles-positive or negative-played in each country by key domestic and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Red Dust
A Path Through China
Written by Ma Jian


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72023-6 (0-385-72023-8)

In 1983, at the age of thirty, dissident artist Ma Jian finds himself divorced by his wife, separated from his daughter, betrayed by his girlfriend, facing arrest for “Spiritual Pollution,” and severely disillusioned with the confines of life in Beijing. So with little more than a change of clothes and two... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Orphan Master's Son
A Novel
Written by Adam Johnson


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9279-3 (0-8129-9279-2)

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

Finalist, 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) - winners to be announced on Feb. 28, 2013

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most... Read more >

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Wild Grass
Three Stories of Change in Modern China
Written by Ian Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71919-6 (0-375-71919-9)

In Wild Grass, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson tells the stories of three ordinary Chinese citizens moved to extraordinary acts of courage: a peasant legal clerk who filed a class-action suit on behalf of overtaxed farmers, a young architect who defended the rights of dispossessed homeowners, and a bereaved woman who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Asia's Cauldron
The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9432-2 (0-8129-9432-9)

From Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a penetrating look at the volatile region that will dominate the future of geopolitical conflict.
 
Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Monsoon
The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7920-6 (0-8129-7920-6)

On the world maps common in America, the Indian Ocean all but disappears. The Western Hemisphere lies front and center, while the Indian Ocean region is relegated to the edges, split up along the maps’ outer reaches. This convention reveals the geopolitical focus of the now-departed twentieth century, for it was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Revenge of Geography
What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6983-5 (1-4000-6983-1)

In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.

In The Revenge of Geography, Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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China Wakes
The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power
Written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 1, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76393-2 (0-679-76393-7)

Husband-and-wife reporters Kristof and WuDunn were the Beijing correspondents for The New York Times from 1988 to 1993 and won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting of the Tiananmen Square massacre.  They offer here a profoundly important study on the current state of affairs in China in a time of seismic change... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Path Appears
Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
Written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-34991-8 (0-385-34991-2)

From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky, a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world—a road-map to becoming a conscientious global citizen. Soon to be the basis of a PBS four-hour series.

Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, this galvanizing new book from... Read more >

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Thunder from the East
Portrait of a Rising Asia
Written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70301-0 (0-375-70301-2)

The recent economic crisis in Asia heaped devastation upon millions. Yet Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn argue that it was the best thing that could have happened to Asia. It destroyed the cronyism, protectionism, and government regulation that had been crippling Asian business for decades, and it left in its wake... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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