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The Life of Longchenpa
The Omniscient Dharma King of the Vast Expanse
Edited by Jampa Mackenzie Stewart

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-418-5 (1-55939-418-8)

The first complete English-language life story of Longchenpa (1308-1364), one of the greatest masters in the history of Tibetan Buddhism.

Compiled from numerous Tibetan and Bhutanese sources, including Longchenpa’s autobiography and stories of his previous lives and subsequent rebirths, The Life of Longchenpa is set in the kingdoms of fourteenth-century Tibet and... Read more >

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A Memoir of Misfortune

Written by Xiaokang Su

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70919-7 (0-375-70919-3)

Translated from the Chinese by Zhu Hong

Su Xiaokang had faced calamity before: in 1989, after the Tiananmen Square massacre, he became the object of a government manhunt and was forced to flee China, leaving behind his wife and young son. Eventually his family was allowed to join him in exile in... Read more >
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Yellow Peril!
An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear
Written by John Kuo Wei Tchen and Dylan Yeats

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-123-7 (1-78168-123-6)

The “yellow peril” is one of the most long-standing and pervasive racist ideas in Western culture–indeed, this book traces its history to the Enlightenment era. Yet while Fu Manchu evokes a fading historical memory, yellow peril ideology persists, animating, for example, campaign commercials from the 2012 presidential election. Yellow Peril! is... Read more >

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A Political and Spiritual Life
Written by Kathryn Tidrick

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-101-5 (1-78168-101-5)

Throughout his long and turbulent career as a political leader, first in South Africa and then in India, Gandhi sought to fulfill his religious aspirations through politics and to reconcile politics with personal religious conviction. But Gandhi’s religion was wildly divergent from anything to have taken root in his native India... Read more >
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China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Inc.
The Dynamics of a New Empire
Written by Willem Van Kemenade

Format: Trade Paperback, 476 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 30, 1998
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77756-4 (0-679-77756-3)

On the eve of June 30, Hong Kong was officially passed back to China. This event will mark what Willem van Kemenade sees as the start of an increasingly problematic -- and even dangerous -- reintegration of the old Chinese empire into a new world superpower. Since the early 1980s, investment... Read more >
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The Enigma of Japanese Power
People and Politics in a Stateless Nation
Written by Karel Van Wolferen

Format: Trade Paperback, 524 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 10, 1990
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72802-3 (0-679-72802-3)

"The most forcefully and convincingly argued critique of Japan to appear...a learned study that encompasses Japanese political, economic and social life."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Never...have I read a single volume that provoked such a visceral response, or illuminated so many shadows in the Japanese political and social landscape...A groundbreaking work that will provide... Read more >

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Written by Jack Weatherford

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 22, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80964-8 (0-609-80964-4)

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or... Read more >
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Tokyo Underworld
The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan
Written by Robert Whiting

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 26, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72489-3 (0-375-72489-3)

"A fascinating look at some fascinating people who show how democracy advances hand in hand with crime in Japan." —Mario Puzo

In this unorthodox chronicle of the rise of Japan, Inc., Robert Whiting, author of You Gotta Have Wa, gives us a fresh perspective on the economic miracle and near disaster that... Read more >
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The 47 Ronin
A Graphic Novel
Written by Sean Michael Wilson
Illustrated by Akiko Shimojima

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-137-8 (1-61180-137-0)

In the eighteenth century, forty-seven samurai avenged the death of their master in a plot that would take over two years to complete. After succeeding in their mission, the masterless samurai–known as ronin–all committed ritual suicide. The story, which is a national legend, remains the most potent example of Japan’s deeply... Read more >

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The Life-Giving Sword
Secret Teachings from the House of the Shogun
Written by Yagyu Munenori
Translated by William Scott Wilson

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-990-2 (1-59030-990-1)

The legendary seventeenth-century swordsman Yagyu Munenori was the sword instructor and military and political adviser to two shoguns–and was a rival to the great Miyamoto Musashi. Despite his martial ability and his political power, Munenori spent his life immersed in Zen teachings and practice. These teachings formed the framework for his... Read more >

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The Lone Samurai
The Life of Miyamoto Musashi
Written by William Scott Wilson

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-987-2 (1-59030-987-1)

Miyamoto Musashi (1584‒1645) was the legendary samurai known throughout the world as a master swordsman, spiritual seeker, and author of the classic book on strategy, the Book of Five Rings. Over 350 years after his death, Musashi and his legacy still fascinate us and continue to inspire artists, authors, and filmmakers... Read more >

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Red China Blues
My Long March From Mao to Now
Written by Jan Wong

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 19, 1997
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48232-5 (0-385-48232-9)

Jan Wong delivers an insider's view of the recent upheaval and reform in China. As one of only two Westerners permitted to enroll at Beijing University in 1972, she offers a startling and ironic memoir of her ill-fated six-year romance with Maoism, her dramatic firsthand account of the Tiannanmen Square uprising... Read more >
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Call Sign Rustic
The Secret Air War over Cambodia, 1970-1973
Written by Richard Wood

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-284-3 (1-58834-284-0)

President Richard Nixon could not keep American ground troops in Cambodia beyond June 1970 without authorization from Congress, which was not forthcoming. Not wanting to desert the anti-communist Lon Nol regime, he ordered top-secret, round-the-clock air support over Cambodia, and the Rustics were born.

Author Richard Wood flew as one of the... Read more >
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Feather in the Storm
A Childhood Lost in Chaos
Written by Emily Wu and Larry Engelmann

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27662-9 (0-307-27662-7)

“It is my hope that this memoir may serve as a reminder and a memorial to all of the children who were lost in the Chaos,” Emily Wu writes at the beginning of Feather in the Storm.

Told from a child’s and young girl’s point of view, Wu’s spellbinding account—which spans... Read more >
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Hard Travel to Sacred Places

Written by Rudolph Wurlitzer

Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 11, 1995
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-57062-117-8 (1-57062-117-9)

Wurlitzer records a personal odyssey through Southeast Asia: he and his wife Lynn Davis confront heavy Westernization, sex clubs, aging hippies and expatriates, and political dissidents in vivid contrast to the peace they seek, reeling from the death of their son. As Davis, a photographer, searches with her camara for a... Read more >

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Woman from Shanghai
Tales of Survival from a Chinese Labor Camp
Written by Xianhui Yang

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39097-4 (0-307-39097-7)

In Woman from Shanghai, Xianhui Yang, one of China’s most celebrated and controversial writers, gives us a work of fact-based fiction that reveals firsthand—and for the first time in English—what life was like in one of Mao’s most notorious labor camps.

Between 1957 and 1960, nearly three thousand Chinese citizens were labeled... Read more >
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The Imperial Japanese Army
The Invincible Years 1941-42
Written by Bill Yenne

Format: Hardcover, 328 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-932-0 (1-78200-932-9)

In just eight weeks following December 7, 1941, the IJA pushed the Americans out of the Philippines, and defeated the British to captured Manila, Hong Kong, the Malay Peninsula, and the great bastion at Singapore—called the "Gibraltar of the East." They also forced the capitulation and occupation of Siam and the... Read more >
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Red Flower of China
An Autobiography
Written by Zhai Zhenhua

Format: Trade Paperback, 245 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-009-1 (1-56947-009-X)

“The Cultural Revolution had transformed me into a devil,” writes Zhai. In 1966, at age 15, she led a Red Guard brigade that tortured Chinese citizens branded counterrevolutionaries. She beat innocent people to death and had others exiled; her squad raided homes and murdered people. Now a professor of engineering in... Read more >
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