Asian Peoples and Cultures

Premodern Japan: A Historical Survey

Mikiso Hane, Louis G. Perez

Second Edition • November 11, 2014 • 400 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$67.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

Japanese historian Louis Perez brings Mikiso Hane’s rich and beloved account of early Japanese history up-to-date in this thoroughly revised Second Edition of Premodern Japan. The text traces the key developments of Japanese history in the premodern period, including the establishment of the imperial dynasty, early influences from China and…

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Comparing Asian Politics: India, China, and Japan

Sue Ellen M. Charlton

Fourth Edition • July 29, 2014 • 384 pages

Print: $44.00 USD/$63.99 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Comparing Asian Politics examines the politics and government in three Asian nations: India, China, and Japan. The author explains the links between politics and each nation’s distinctive cultural and historical contexts and demonstrates the intermingling and grafting of Asian traditions with the influence of Western values and institutions. National identity,…

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Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life during the Age of the Shoguns

Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

First Edition • July 30, 2013 • 352 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$63.99 CAD

Winner of the 2013 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for Curricular Materials awarded by the Association for Asian Studies and the Committee for Teaching About Asia (CTA)  Voices of Early Modern Japan offers an accessible and well-balanced view of an extraordinary period in Japanese history, ranging from the unification of the…

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Pacific Century: The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia

Mark Borthwick

Fourth Edition • July 30, 2013 • 608 pages

Print: $65.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

The Asia-Pacific region is rapidly emerging as the global economic and political powerhouse of the twenty-first century. Looking at both Southeast and East Asia, this richly illustrated volume stresses broad, cross-cutting themes of regional history, with an emphasis on the interactions between cultures and nations. In this updated fourth edition,…

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Southeast Asian History: Essential Readings

Second Edition • March 12, 2013 • 376 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Designed to stand on its own, or to accompany the seventh edition of D. R. SarDesai’s Southeast Asia: Past and Present, this updated reader includes classic and recent works on the history of Southeast Asia. SarDesai has selected literary and historical writings that address crucial controversies in the region of…

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Southeast Asia: Past and Present

D.R. SarDesai

Seventh Edition • December 23, 2012 • 464 pages

Print: $50.00 USD/$56.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$39.99 CAD

Student Economy Edition available. Southeast Asia: Past and Present offers a balanced and readable account of the region from ancient to modern times, covering traditional history as well as current events. D. R. SarDesai avoids overemphasizing the importance of the period of European colonial rule as he introduces us to…

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Taiwan: Nation-State or Province?

John F. Copper

Sixth Edition • December 4, 2012 • 288 pages

Print: $38.00 USD/$49.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

In this newly revised and updated edition of Taiwan: Nation-State or Province? John F. Copper examines Taiwan’s geography and history, society and culture, economy, political system, and foreign and security policies in the context of Taiwan’s uncertain political status as either a sovereign nation or a province of the People’s…

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Modern Japan: A Historical Survey

Mikiso Hane, Louis G. Perez

Fifth Edition • July 1, 2012 • 608 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$58.99 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$39.99 CAD

Student Economy Edition available. Integrating political events with cultural, economic, and intellectual movements, Modern Japan provides a balanced and authoritative survey of modern Japanese history. A summary of Japan’s early history, emphasizing institutions and systems that influenced Japanese society, provides a well-rounded introduction to this essential volume, which focuses on…

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Japan Emerging: Premodern History to 1850

Edited by Karl F. Friday

First Edition • March 1, 2012 • 496 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$67.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

Japan Emerging provides a comprehensive survey of Japan from prehistory to the nineteenth century. Incorporating the latest scholarship and methodology, leading authorities writing specifically for this volume outline and explore the main developments in Japanese life through ancient, classical, medieval, and early modern periods. Instead of relying solely on lists…

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A History of Cambodia

David Chandler

Fourth Edition • March 1, 2009 • 304 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$74.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

In this clear and concise volume, author David Chandler provides a timely overview of Cambodia, a small but increasingly visible Southeast Asian nation. Praised by the Journal of Asian Studies as an “original contribution, superior to any other existing work,” this acclaimed text has now been completely revised and updated…

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