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Essential Teachings

Written by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Edited by Marianne Dresser
Translated by Zelie Pollon
Introduction by Andrew Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: March 16, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-192-0 (1-55643-192-9)

Essential Teachings presents the first English translation og a series of talks given in 1974 by the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya, India--the site of the Buddha's enlightenment--to a gathering of Tibetan refugees and Western Buddhists. His precise and eloquent commentary on the "Path of the Bodhisattva," one of the most... Read more >

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Fresh Off the Boat
A Memoir
Written by Eddie Huang


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8335-7 (0-8129-8335-1)

“Bawdy and frequently hilarious . . . a surprisingly sophisticated memoir about race and assimilation in America . . . as much James Baldwin and Jay-Z as Amy Tan . . . rowdy [and] vital . . . It’s a book about fitting in by not fitting in at all.”—Dwight Garner... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Hybrid Tiger
Secrets of the Extraordinary Success of Asian-American Kids
Written by Quanyu Huang


Format: Trade Paperback, 270 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-851-5 (1-61614-851-9)

Why do Asian and Asian-American students consistently perform so well on standardized tests? Why are students of Asian descent disproportionately admitted to America’s top colleges?

This informative and entertainingly written comparison of educational methods in America and China answers these questions and more, while assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each culture’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Awakening to the Tao

Written by Lui I-Ming
Translated by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 18, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59030-344-3 (1-59030-344-X)

The Tao is the Way, the Way behind all ways, the principle underlying all principles, the fact underlying all facts. Taoism, in its broadest sense, is the search for truth and reality. In a narrower sense, it is the original knowledge tradition of China, yet Taoism has already in the last... Read more >

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8262-6 (0-8129-8262-2)

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A daring and remarkable novel.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. Superiors in the state soon recognize the boy’s loyalty... Read more >

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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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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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Contemplating Reality
A Practitioner's Guide to the View in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Written by Andy Karr


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-429-7 (1-59030-429-2)

This book introduces the reader to contemplations that investigate a series of views of reality as they evolved in the Buddhist tradition. These views are explained in plain English, with contemporary metaphors and examples to bring out their meaning for modern Buddhists. Quotations from both historical and living meditation masters and... Read more >

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Alive in the Killing Fields
Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide
Written by Nawuth Keat and Martha Kendall


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4263-0515-3 (1-4263-0515-X)

Alive in the Killing Fields is the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now broken a longtime silence in the hope that telling the truth about what happened to his people and his country will spare future generations from similar tragedy.

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

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The Second World
How Emerging Powers Are Redefining Global Competition in the Twenty-first Century
Written by Parag Khanna


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7984-8 (0-8129-7984-2)

In The Second World, scholar Parag Khanna, chosen as one of Esquire’s 75 Most Influential People of the Twenty-First Century, reveals how America’s future depends on its ability to compete with the European Union and China to forge relationships with the Second World, the pivotal regions of Eastern Europe, Central Asia... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Heart of Compassion
The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva
Written by Dilgo Khyentse
Translated by Mattieu Ricard and Padmakara Translation Group


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 29, 2007
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-457-0 (1-59030-457-8)

The inspiring and eloquent verses found in The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva were composed by Gyalse Ngulchu Thogme (1295–1369), an ancient Tibetan master and legendary exemplar of generosity and kindness. This classical text—a concise and easy-to-memorize distillation of the teachings presented in Shantideva’s masterwork The Way of... Read more >

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Among Flowers
A Walk in the Himalaya
Written by Jamaica Kincaid


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: July 17, 2007
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0096-0 (1-4262-0096-X)

In this delightful hybrid of a book—part memoir and part travel journal—the bestselling author takes us deep into the mountains of Nepal with a trio of botanist friends in search of native Himalayan plants that will grow in her Vermont garden. Alighting from a plane in the dramatic Annapurna Valley, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In Search of Zarathustra
Across Iran and Central Asia to Find the World's First Prophet
Written by Paul Kriwaczek


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3142-9 (1-4000-3142-7)

A fascinating journey through time and across Europe and Central Asia, in search of the prophet Zarathustra (a.k.a. Zoroaster)—perhaps the greatest religious lawgiver of the ancient world—and his vast influence.

In Persia more than three thousand years ago, Zarathustra spoke of a single universal god, the battle between good and evil, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Canton Elegy
A Father's Letter of Sacrifice, Survival, and Enduring Love
Written by Stephen Lee and Howard Webster


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-78028-573-3 (1-78028-573-6)

Stephen Lee’s grandchildren knew him as a humble grocer. Beneath his humble exterior, however, lay one of the most extraordinary stories of the twentieth century.
 
Lee was born in Canton, China in 1902. As a teenager he was sent to live with relatives in San Francisco. He attended college at Iowa... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Invoking Reality
Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen
Written by John Daido Loori


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-459-4 (1-59030-459-4)

There is a common misconception that to practice Zen is to practice meditation and nothing else. In truth, traditionally, the practice of meditation goes hand-in-hand with moral conduct. In Invoking Reality, John Daido Loori, one of the leading Zen teachers in America today, presents and explains the ethical precepts of Zen... Read more >

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The Shambhala Principle
Discovering Humanity's Hidden Treasure
Written by Sakyong Mipham


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3743-5 (0-7704-3743-5)

One of Tibet's highest and most respected lamas elucidates for students the principles of Shambhala, or the path to happiness, set down by his legendary father, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

The Shambhala tradition emphasizes confidence in the enlightened nature of all beings and teaches courageous rulership based on wisdom and compassion. In a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts
The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War, Business, and Life
Written by Hiroshi Moriya
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-992-6 (1-59030-992-8)

The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts is a collection of ancient Chinese maxims on strategy, battlefield tactics, and deception–in the spirit of such classics as The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings–made relevant with contemporary examples and explanation. The origin of the book is unknown; however, the... Read more >

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From the Heart of Chenrezig
The Dalai Lamas on Tantra
Edited by Glenn H. Mullin
Translated by Glenn H. Mullin
Introduction by Glenn H. Mullin


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-405-5 (1-55939-405-6)

The lineage of the reincarnated line of Dalai Lamas has held primary spiritual authority and, until recently, temporal power in Tibet since the beginning of the fifteenth century. The translations in this book represent a curated set of their writings specifically on tantra, the advanced path of Tibetan Buddhism in which... Read more >

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The Book of Five Rings

Written by Miyamoto Musashi
Illustrated by Shiro Tsujimura
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-984-1 (1-59030-984-7)

When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come... Read more >
Also available as a package, paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Cleanest Race
How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters
Written by B.R. Myers


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-935554-34-9 (1-935554-34-4)

Understanding North Korea through its propaganda

What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them?

Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic, presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Maonomics
Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do
Written by Loretta Napoleoni
Translated by Stephen Twilley


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-341-4 (1-60980-341-8)

The end of the cold war was thought to signal the triumph of Western capitalism over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: what we are witnessing instead is the beginning of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of “communism... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One
The Early Period
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Edited by Donatella Rossi and Nancy Simmons
Translated by Donatella Rossi


Format: eBook, 264 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-626-8 (1-58394-626-8)

A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One explores ancient Tibet’s Zhang Zhung kingdom and Bon religion that preceded the advent of Buddhism in the seventh century. Countering the long-held idea that Tibet’s pre-Buddhist indigenous culture was primitive and undeveloped, this book shares the rich cultural origins of the kingdom... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One
The Early Period
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Edited by Donatella Rossi and Nancy Simmons
Translated by Donatella Rossi


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-610-7 (1-58394-610-1)

A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One explores ancient Tibet’s Zhang Zhung kingdom and Bon religion that preceded the advent of Buddhism in the seventh century. Countering the long-held idea that Tibet’s pre-Buddhist indigenous culture was primitive and undeveloped, this book shares the rich cultural origins of the kingdom... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Awakening Upon Dying
Written by Padmasambhava and Karma Lingpa
Translated by Elio Guarisco and Nancy Simmons
Introduction by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-555-1 (1-58394-555-5)

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Awakening Upon Dying, with introductory commentary by Dzogchen Buddhist master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, is a new translation of the ancient text also known as The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Intermediate State. Both a practical guide and intriguing historical, cultural, and spiritual document, this new version... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Elimination
A survivor of the Khmer Rouge confronts his past and the commandant of the killing fields
Written by Rithy Panh and Christophe Bataille
Translated by John Cullen


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-558-7 (1-59051-558-7)

From the internationally acclaimed director of S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, a survivor’s autobiography that confronts the evils of the Khmer Rouge dictatorship.

Rithy Panh was only thirteen years old when the Khmer Rouge expelled his family from Phnom Penh in 1975. In the months and years that followed, his entire... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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