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From the time she was a little girl, Maryam rebelled against the terrible second-class existence that was her destiny as an Afghan woman. She had witnessed the miserable fate of her grandmother and three aunts, and wished she had been born a boy. As a feisty teenager in Kabul, she ...
For the Love of a Son: One Afghan Woman's Quest for Her Stolen Child
From the time she was a little girl, Maryam rebelled against the terrible second-class existence that was her destiny as an Afghan woman. She had witnessed the miserable fate of her grandmother and three aunts, and wished she had been born a boy. As a feisty teenager in Kabul, she was outraged when the Russians invaded her country. After she made a public show of defiance, she had to flee the country for her life. A new life of freedom seemed within her grasp,but her father arranged a traditional marriage to a fellow Afghan, who turned out to be a violent man. Beaten, raped and abused, Maryam found joy in the birth of a baby son. But then her brutal husband stole him away far beyond his mother's reach. For many long years she searched for her lost son, while civil war and Taliban oppression raged back home in Afghanistan. Set against a landscape littered with tragic tales of horrific suffering, Jean Sasson, author of Princess, chronicles the story of one resolute but tormented woman determined to achieve freedom and equality with men.
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8.66 USD

For the Love of a Son: One Afghan Woman's Quest for Her Stolen Child

by Jean Sasson
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In this volume, Mu-chou Poo offers a new overview of daily life in ancient China. Synthesizing a range of textual and archaeological materials, he brings a thematic approach to the topic that enables a multi-faceted understanding of the ideological, economical, legal, social, and emotional aspects of life in ancient China. ...
Daily Life in Ancient China
In this volume, Mu-chou Poo offers a new overview of daily life in ancient China. Synthesizing a range of textual and archaeological materials, he brings a thematic approach to the topic that enables a multi-faceted understanding of the ideological, economical, legal, social, and emotional aspects of life in ancient China. The volume focuses on the Han period and examines key topics such as government organization and elite ideology, urban and country life, practical technology, leisure and festivity, and death and burial customs. Written in clear and engaging prose, this volume serves as a useful introduction to the culture and society of ancient China. It also enables students to better understand the construction of history and to reflect critically on the nature of historical writing.
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104.990000 USD

Daily Life in Ancient China

by Dr Mu-Chou Poo
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An OCR endorsed resource Successfully cover Unit Group 2 with the right amount of depth and pace. This bespoke series from the leading History publisher follows our proven and popular approach for OCR A Level, blending clear course coverage with focused activities and comprehensive assessment support. - Develops understanding of ...
OCR A Level History: The Cold War in Asia 1945-1993 and the Cold War in Europe 1941-95
An OCR endorsed resource Successfully cover Unit Group 2 with the right amount of depth and pace. This bespoke series from the leading History publisher follows our proven and popular approach for OCR A Level, blending clear course coverage with focused activities and comprehensive assessment support. - Develops understanding of the period through an accessible narrative that is tailored to the specification content and structured around key questions for each topic - Builds the skills required for Unit Group 2, from explanation, assessment and analysis to the ability to make substantiated judgements - Enables students to consolidate and extend their topic knowledge with a range of activities suitable for classwork or homework - Helps students achieve their best by providing step-by-step assessment guidance and practice questions - Facilitates revision with useful summaries at the start and end of each chapter - Ensures that students understand key historical terms and concepts by defining them in the glossary
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35.82 USD

OCR A Level History: The Cold War in Asia 1945-1993 and the Cold War in Europe 1941-95

by Nicholas Fellows, Richard MacFarlane, Andrew Holland, Mike Wells
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This distinctive and enlightening book explores the development of tea drinking in China, using tea culture to explore the profound question of how Chinese have traditionally expressed individuality. By linking tea to individualism, Bret Hinsch's deeply researched book makes an original and influential contribution to the history of Chinese culture.
The Rise of Tea Culture in China: The Invention of the Individual
This distinctive and enlightening book explores the development of tea drinking in China, using tea culture to explore the profound question of how Chinese have traditionally expressed individuality. By linking tea to individualism, Bret Hinsch's deeply researched book makes an original and influential contribution to the history of Chinese culture.
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34.04 USD

The Rise of Tea Culture in China: The Invention of the Individual

by Bret Hinsch
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At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The Hegemony of Heritage makes an original and significant contribution to our understanding of how architectural objects and societies' relationship to the ...
The Hegemony of Heritage: Ritual and the Record in Stone
At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The Hegemony of Heritage makes an original and significant contribution to our understanding of how architectural objects and societies' relationship to the built environment change over time. Using the pairing of two living medieval monuments in Southern Rajasthan-the Ambika Temple in Jagat, Rajasthan and the Ekalingji Temple Complex in Kailaspuri-the author underscores many aspects of practice, and avoids focusing simply on their divergent sectarian affiliations or patronage structures. This book offers new and extremely valuable questions about these important monuments such as the entangled politics of antiquity and whether a monument's ritual record is affirmed as continuous and hence hoary, or dismissed as discontinuous or reinvented through various strategies. The Hegemony of Heritage engages theoretical constructs with the richness of ethnographic description and asks us to rethink notions such as archive and text through the filter of sculpture and mantra.
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41.950000 USD

The Hegemony of Heritage: Ritual and the Record in Stone

by Deborah L. Stein
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This book examines forced migration of two refugees groups in South Asia. The author discusses the claims of belonging of refugees, and asserts that in practice belonging can extend beyond the state-centric understanding of membership in South Asian states. She addresses two sets of interrelated questions: what factors determine whether ...
Refugees, Citizenship and Belonging in South Asia: Contested Terrains
This book examines forced migration of two refugees groups in South Asia. The author discusses the claims of belonging of refugees, and asserts that in practice belonging can extend beyond the state-centric understanding of membership in South Asian states. She addresses two sets of interrelated questions: what factors determine whether refugees are relocated to their home countries in South Asia, and why do some repatriated groups re-integrate more successfully than others in post-peace South Asian states? This book answers these questions through a study of refugees from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh who sought asylum in India and were later relocated to their countries of origin. Since postcolonial societies have a typical kind of state-formation, in South Asia's case this has profoundly shaped questions of belonging and membership. The debate tends to focus on citizenship, making it a benchmark to demarcate inclusion and exclusion in South Asian states. In addition to qualitative analysis, this book includes narratives of Sri Lankan and Chakma refugees in post-conflict and post-peace Sri Lanka and Bangladesh respectively, and critiques the impact of macro policies from the bottom up.
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115.490000 USD

Refugees, Citizenship and Belonging in South Asia: Contested Terrains

by Nasreen Chowdhory
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This book brings together discussions of leading aspects and repercussions of the Asia-Pacific War, which still have huge relevance today. From the development of war guilt to the vivid effect of art on bringing alive the realities of the war, it analyses a diversity of post-war issues in the Pacific ...
Civil Society and Postwar Pacific Basin Reconciliation: Wounds, Scars, and Healing
This book brings together discussions of leading aspects and repercussions of the Asia-Pacific War, which still have huge relevance today. From the development of war guilt to the vivid effect of art on bringing alive the realities of the war, it analyses a diversity of post-war issues in the Pacific Basin. Organised into five parts, the book begins by scrutinizing the conflicting attitudes towards Japanese post-war society and identifies the various legacies of the war. It also provides an examination of the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagaski, before studying contemporary civil society and analysing the way memories of the war have changed with time. Each of the chapters discusses the Japanese government's inability to achieve reconciliation with its neighbours, despite the passage of over 70 years, and the denial of the atrocities committed by the Imperial Army. Arguing that this policy of continuous denial has triggered the rise of civil movements in Japan, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese History and Japanese Studies in general.
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196.22 USD

Civil Society and Postwar Pacific Basin Reconciliation: Wounds, Scars, and Healing

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This volume gathers articles by Chinese scholars dealing with developments in Shanghai's cultural industries over the past thirty years. Like many cities in China and elsewhere, Shanghai has explicitly stated that fostering the creative economy is its top economic and political priority over the next decade. This book examines, among ...
Cultural Industries in Shanghai: Policy and Planning Inside a Global City
This volume gathers articles by Chinese scholars dealing with developments in Shanghai's cultural industries over the past thirty years. Like many cities in China and elsewhere, Shanghai has explicitly stated that fostering the creative economy is its top economic and political priority over the next decade. This book examines, among other aspects of Shanghai's approach to culture, the effects of this policy focus on the city's creative growth in economic terms.
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178.500000 USD

Cultural Industries in Shanghai: Policy and Planning Inside a Global City

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When released into independence from Great Britain, in 1948, the stunningly beautiful island of Ceylon, re-named Sri Lanka in 1972, was expected to become a sort of `South Asian Singapore'. However, stable political order and bright economic prospects proved insufficient to maintain peace. A host of unsolved ethnic conflicts and ...
Paradise Afire, Volume 1: The Sri Lankan War, 1971-1987
When released into independence from Great Britain, in 1948, the stunningly beautiful island of Ceylon, re-named Sri Lanka in 1972, was expected to become a sort of `South Asian Singapore'. However, stable political order and bright economic prospects proved insufficient to maintain peace. A host of unsolved ethnic conflicts and social inequalities conspired to erupt into an armed conflict, in 1971. When this broke out the entire Sri Lankan society was shocked to its core by a large-scale insurgency instigated by a Sinhalese Maoist group, JVP. Worst still, this was followed by the gradual build-up of several other Tamil groups in the north of the island. Following riots known as `Black July', in 1983, Sri Lanka was ripped apart by a murderous war against Tamil insurgents, which caught the armed forces wrong-footed because of the government's reluctance to build-up its military to necessary levels. This came to a temporary stop in 1987, with the implementation of a peace arrangement virtually enforced by the government of India and a deployment of a large peacekeeping force of the Indian military. By the time, the notorious LTTE emerged as the most powerful Tamil insurgent movement, and the principal opponent of the Sri Lankan armed forces. Eventually, the Indian military intervention proved to be only a temporary solution. The LTTE turned against the Indian military but suffered heavily in return. However, this provided some breathing space for the Sri Lankan military, which then launched a vicious and protracted counterinsurgency campaign against the JVP. The fighting thus went on. Relying on extensive studies of the Sri Lankan War with the help of first-hand sources, official documentation and publications from all of involved parties, this volume provides an in-depth and particularly detailed account of military operations during the first 16 years of this war.
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31.450000 USD

Paradise Afire, Volume 1: The Sri Lankan War, 1971-1987

by Adrien Fontanellaz, Tom Cooper
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A masterfully researched and compelling history of Iran from 1501 to 2009 This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents ...
Iran: A Modern History
A masterfully researched and compelling history of Iran from 1501 to 2009 This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years. The book covers the complex history of the diverse societies and economies of Iran against the background of dynastic changes, revolutions, civil wars, foreign occupation, and the rise of the Islamic Republic. Abbas Amanat combines chronological and thematic approaches, exploring events with lasting implications for modern Iran and the world. Drawing on diverse historical scholarship and emphasizing the twentieth century, he addresses debates about Iran's culture and politics. Political history is the driving narrative force, given impetus by Amanat's decades of research and study. He layers the book with discussions of literature, music, and the arts; ideology and religion; economy and society; and cultural identity and heritage.
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51.19 USD

Iran: A Modern History

by Abbas Amanat
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Chosen and Manchuria: Economic Outlines (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

Chosen and Manchuria: Economic Outlines (Classic Reprint)

by Unknown Author
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The Gilds of China: With an Account of the Gild Merchant or Co-Hong of Canton
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13.120000 USD

The Gilds of China: With an Account of the Gild Merchant or Co-Hong of Canton

by Hosea Ballou Morse
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Trump Russia the Latest Dossier of Intelligence
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12.130000 USD

Trump Russia the Latest Dossier of Intelligence

by Jack Bauer
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Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway
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41.990000 USD

Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway

by Walter Lord
CD-Audio
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French Indochina: The History and Legacy of the French Empire's Colonialism in Southeast Asia
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10.490000 USD

French Indochina: The History and Legacy of the French Empire's Colonialism in Southeast Asia

by Charles River Editors
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The Eyes of Asia
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9.440000 USD

The Eyes of Asia

by Rudyard Kipling
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The Civilization of China
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8.390000 USD

The Civilization of China

by Herbert Allen Giles
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French Indochina: The History and Legacy of the French Empire's Colonialism in Southeast Asia
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10.490000 USD

French Indochina: The History and Legacy of the French Empire's Colonialism in Southeast Asia

by Charles River Editors
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The Story of the Guides
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8.390000 USD

The Story of the Guides

by G J Younghusband
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The Afghan Question: From 1841 to 1878 (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

The Afghan Question: From 1841 to 1878 (Classic Reprint)

by Duke Of Argyll
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Persia Ancient Modern (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

Persia Ancient Modern (Classic Reprint)

by John Piggot
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Things as They Are Mission Work in Southern India
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9.440000 USD

Things as They Are Mission Work in Southern India

by Amy Carmichael
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The Imperial Gazetteer of India, Vol. 9: Madras Presidency to Multai (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

The Imperial Gazetteer of India, Vol. 9: Madras Presidency to Multai (Classic Reprint)

by William Wilson Hunter
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Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, Vol. 21: Belgaum (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, Vol. 21: Belgaum (Classic Reprint)

by James Macnabb Campbell
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China in Transformation (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

China in Transformation (Classic Reprint)

by Archibald R Colquhoun
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The History of Persia, Vol. 2 of 2: From the Most Early Period to the Present Time; Containing an Account of the Religion, Government, Usages, and Character of the Inhabitants of That Kingdom (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

The History of Persia, Vol. 2 of 2: From the Most Early Period to the Present Time; Containing an Account of the Religion, Government, Usages, and Character of the Inhabitants of That Kingdom (Classic Reprint)

by Professor of Philosophy John Malcolm
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The Opium Wars: The History and Legacy of the 19th Century Conflicts Between Britain and China
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10.490000 USD

The Opium Wars: The History and Legacy of the 19th Century Conflicts Between Britain and China

by Charles River Editors
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The Opium Wars: The History and Legacy of the 19th Century Conflicts Between Britain and China
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10.490000 USD

The Opium Wars: The History and Legacy of the 19th Century Conflicts Between Britain and China

by Charles River Editors
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The American Occupation of the Philippines: 1898 1912 (Classic Reprint)
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22.020000 USD

The American Occupation of the Philippines: 1898 1912 (Classic Reprint)

by James Henderson Blount
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Letters, Political, Military, and Commercial, on the Present State and Government of the Province of Oude and Its Dependencies: Addressed to Sir John Shore, Baronet, Governor General of the British Possessions in India (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

Letters, Political, Military, and Commercial, on the Present State and Government of the Province of Oude and Its Dependencies: Addressed to Sir John Shore, Baronet, Governor General of the British Possessions in India (Classic Reprint)

by Pseud Civis
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