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  • The Ultimate Guide to Yinyang: An Illustrated Exploration of the Chinese Concept of Opposites by Antony Cummins

    The Ultimate Guide to Yinyang: An Illustrated Exploration of the Chinese Concept of Opposites by Antony Cummins

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    The concept of yin yang can be found in some of the oldest writing in the world. It is fundamental to Chinese thought and the route to understanding most Chinese practices, from Traditional Chinese Medicine to Daoism and feng shui. It also offers us ways...
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  • Art Of Japanese Sword Polishing by Setsuo Takaiwa 9781568365183

    Art Of Japanese Sword Polishing by Setsuo Takaiwa 9781568365183

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    To understand Japanese sword polishing is to understand the Japanese sword. Down through the years, the great sword connoisseurs in Japan have been sword polishers. A swordsmith can spend a large amount of time forging a classic sword, but refining and...
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  • The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company by William Dalrymple

    The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company by William Dalrymple

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    THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 THE TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALIST FOR THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 A FINANCIAL TIMES, OBSERVER,...
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  • The Hong Kong Diaries by Chris Patten 9780141999708

    The Hong Kong Diaries by Chris Patten 9780141999708

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    The diaries of the last British Governor of Hong Kong, published on the 25th anniversary of the handoverIn June 1992 Chris Patten went to Hong Kong as the last British governor, to try to prepare it not (as other British colonies over the decades) for...
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  • Captured in Miniature: Mughal Lives Through Mughal Art by Suhag Shirodhar 9780944142615

    Captured in Miniature: Mughal Lives Through Mughal Art by Suhag Shirodhar 9780944142615

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.Book InformationISBN 9780944142615Author Suhag ShirodharFormat HardbackPage Count 56Imprint Grantha CorporationPublisher Grantha CorporationWeight(grams) 581gDimensions(mm) 290mm...
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  • Rebel Island: the incredible history of Taiwan by Jonathan Clements 9781915590275

    Rebel Island: the incredible history of Taiwan by Jonathan Clements 9781915590275

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    The gripping story of Taiwan, from the flood myths of ancient legend to its ‘Asian Tiger’ economic miracle — and the looming threat of invasion by China. Once dismissed by the Kangxi Emperor as nothing but a ‘ball of mud’, Taiwan has a modern GDP larger...
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  • Shogun: The First Novel of the Asian saga by James Clavell

    Shogun: The First Novel of the Asian saga by James Clavell

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    THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING CLASSIC SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES'Clavell never puts a foot wrong . . . Get it, read it, you'll enjoy it mightily' DAILY MIRRORThis is James Clavell's tour-de-force; an epic saga of one Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, and...
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  • Smoke And Ashes: Opium's Hidden Histories by Amitav Ghosh 9781529349245

    Smoke And Ashes: Opium's Hidden Histories by Amitav Ghosh 9781529349245

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    'An acerbic, compelling and always accessible account of how opium corrupted the world' TLS'The writing is sublime, the research thorough, the eye for story superb' Sunday TelegraphWhen Amitav Ghosh began the research for his monumental cycle of novels...
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  • Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain by Sathnam Sanghera

    Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain by Sathnam Sanghera

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    WINNER OF THE 2022 BRITISH BOOK AWARD FOR NARRATIVE NONFICTION***THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE CHANNEL 4 DOCUMENTARY 'EMPIRE STATE OF MIND'***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'The real remedy is education of the kind that Sanghera has embraced - accepting, not...
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  • Revolusi: Indonesia and the Birth of the Modern World by David Van Reybrouck 9781847927057

    Revolusi: Indonesia and the Birth of the Modern World by David Van Reybrouck 9781847927057

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    A story of staggering scope and drama, Revolusi is the masterful and definitive account of the epic revolution that sparked the decolonisation of the modern world.'Astounding . . . history at its best' Yuval Harari'Utterly compelling' Financial...
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  • Red Memory: The Afterlives of China's Cultural Revolution by Tania Branigan 9781783352661

    Red Memory: The Afterlives of China's Cultural Revolution by Tania Branigan 9781783352661

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    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2023WINNER OF THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 2023SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH ACADEMY PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2023A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARA BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEKAn indelible exploration of...
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  • A Brief History of Vietnam: Colonialism, War and Renewal: The Story of a Nation Transformed by Bill Hayton

    A Brief History of Vietnam: Colonialism, War and Renewal: The Story of a Nation Transformed by Bill Hayton

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    A comprehensive guide to understanding Vietnam's long and tumultuous historyA Brief History of Vietnam explores the turbulent history of a land that has risen from the ashes of war to become the newest Asian tiger economy. This book expertly examines the...
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  • Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein

    Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.Book InformationISBN 9780307475299Author Jake AdelsteinFormat PaperbackPage Count 352Imprint Random House IncPublisher Random House USA IncWeight(grams) 249gDimensions(mm) 203mm...
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  • Among the Braves: Hope, Struggle, and Exile in the Battle for Hong Kong and the Future of Global Democracy by Shibani Mahtani 9780306830365

    Among the Braves: Hope, Struggle, and Exile in the Battle for Hong Kong and the Future of Global Democracy by Shibani Mahtani 9780306830365

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    Hong Kong was an experiment in governance. Handed back to China in 1997 after 156 years of British rule, it was meant to be a carve-out between hostile systems: a bridge between communism and capitalism, authoritarianism and liberal democracy. "One...
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  • Access to History: Rebellion and Disorder under the Tudors 1485-1603 for OCR Second Edition by Geoffrey Woodward

    Access to History: Rebellion and Disorder under the Tudors 1485-1603 for OCR Second Edition by Geoffrey Woodward

    £26.40
    Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR & WJECLevel: A-levelSubject: HistoryFirst Teaching: September 2015First Exam: June 2016Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and...
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  • The Avoidable War?: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict Between the Us and China by Kevin Rudd

    The Avoidable War?: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict Between the Us and China by Kevin Rudd

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    The relationship between the US and China, the world's two superpowers, is peculiarly volatile. It rests on a seismic fault-of cultural misunderstanding, historical grievance, and ideological incompatibility. No other nations are so quick to offend and...
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  • The Hunt for Mount Everest by Craig Storti 9781529331530

    The Hunt for Mount Everest by Craig Storti 9781529331530

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    The height of Mt. Everest was first measured in 1850, but the closest any westerner got to Everest during the next 71 years, until 1921, was 40 miles. The Hunt for Mt. Everest tells the story of the 71-year quest to find the world's highest mountain...
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  • The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan by Yasmin Khan

    The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan by Yasmin Khan

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    A reappraisal of the tumultuous Partition and how it ignited long-standing animosities between India and Pakistan"Eloquently discusses the making of India and Pakistan after British rule on the subcontinent was dismantled in 1947. . . . A new look at...
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  • Musashi: An Epic Novel Of The Samurai Era by Eiji Yoshikawa

    Musashi: An Epic Novel Of The Samurai Era by Eiji Yoshikawa

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    The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. Miyamoto Musashi was the child of an era when Japan was emerging from decades of civil strife...
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  • The Connoisseurs Book Of Japanese Swords by Kokan Nagayama

    The Connoisseurs Book Of Japanese Swords by Kokan Nagayama

    RRP: £75.00
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    This comprehensive guide to the appreciation and appraisal of the blades of Japanese swords still offers an English translation of a definitive Japanese text on the subject. Taking the practical historical approach, it discusses each tradition, examining...
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  • The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East by Nicholas Morton

    The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East by Nicholas Morton

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    'Brain-stretching . . . pulsating . . . irresistable' The Sunday Times'Deeply researched and elegantly written - essential reading' Dan Jones'Erudite, often thrilling and much-needed' Daily TelegraphHow the Mongol invasions of the Near East reshaped the...
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  • China: A History in Objects by Jessica Harrison-Hall

    China: A History in Objects by Jessica Harrison-Hall

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    This illustrated introduction to the history of China offers a fresh understanding of China's progress from the Neolithic age to the present. Told in six chapters arranged chronologically, through art, artefacts, people and places, and richly illustrated...
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  • China’s hidden century: 1796–1912 by Jessica Harrison-Hall 9780714124933

    China’s hidden century: 1796–1912 by Jessica Harrison-Hall 9780714124933

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    'Handsomely illustrated' - Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 'The exhibition catalogue's seven essays...are a guide to [a] re-reading of the past, threading the relics on display into a rich tapestry of what life entailed under the last century of Manchu...
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  • The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370 by Florence de Changy

    The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370 by Florence de Changy

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    'People often say that non-fiction books read like fast-moving thrillers, but this one genuinely does... This is a splendid book - and highly recommended.' Daily Mail A remarkable piece of investigative...
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  • The Hong Kong Diaries by Chris Patten

    The Hong Kong Diaries by Chris Patten

    RRP: £30.00
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    The diaries of the last British Governor of Hong Kong, published on the 25th anniversary of the handoverIn June 1992 Chris Patten went to Hong Kong as the last British governor, to try to prepare it not (as other British colonies over the decades) for...
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  • The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way by Francesc Miralles

    The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way by Francesc Miralles

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    Learn to make every moment a once-in-a-lifetime experience with this definitive guide to the Japanese art of ichigo ichie, from the bestselling authors of Ikigai.'Ikigai urges individuals to simplify their lives by pursuing what sparks joy for them'...
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  • A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony: Revised and Expanded by Hector Garcia

    A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony: Revised and Expanded by Hector Garcia

    RRP: £15.99
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    Created specifically for fans of Japanese cool culture, A Geek in Japan is one of the most iconic, hip, and concise cultural guides available. Reinvented for the internet age, it is packed with personal essays and hundreds of photographs and presents all...
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  • My Revision Notes: Edexcel AS/A-level History: Mao's China, 1949-76 by Andrew Flint

    My Revision Notes: Edexcel AS/A-level History: Mao's China, 1949-76 by Andrew Flint

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    Exam Board: EdexcelLevel: AS/A-levelSubject: HistoryFirst Teaching: September 2015First Exam: June 2016Target success in Edexcel AS/A-level History with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam...
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  • The Great Game by Peter Hopkirk

    The Great Game by Peter Hopkirk

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    For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth, Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia, fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it 'The Great Game', a phrase...
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  • Singapore: A Biography by Mark Ravinder Frost

    Singapore: A Biography by Mark Ravinder Frost

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    Brimming with verve and dramatic incident, Singapore: A Biography offers fresh insights into the life story of this island city-state through the personal experiences of the workers, adventurers, rulers and revolutionaries who have shaped its history...
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  • The Doctor of Hiroshima: His heart-breaking and inspiring true life story by Dr. Michihiko Hachiya 9781800961517

    The Doctor of Hiroshima: His heart-breaking and inspiring true life story by Dr. Michihiko Hachiya 9781800961517

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    With what this poor woman had been through the sight of her crying tore at my heartstrings. What if something should happen to her; who would care for her little baby? To conceal the fear and terror in my heart I left her, trying to put up a cheerful...
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  • The Light of Asia: A History of Western Fascination with the East by Christopher Harding 9780241434444

    The Light of Asia: A History of Western Fascination with the East by Christopher Harding 9780241434444

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    This rich and enjoyable book by the acclaimed author of Japan Story explores the many ways in which Asia has influenced Europe and North America over centuries of tangled, dynamic encountersFrom the time of the ancient Greeks onwards the West's...
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  • The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World by Vincent Bevins

    The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World by Vincent Bevins

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    In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians. This was one of the most important turning points of the twentieth century, eliminating the largest communist party outside China and the...
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  • The Shortest History of India by John Zubrzycki 9781913083489

    The Shortest History of India by John Zubrzycki 9781913083489

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.Book InformationISBN 9781913083489Author John ZubrzyckiFormat PaperbackImprint Old Street PublishingPublisher Old Street Publishing
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  • The Nile: Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present by Toby Wilkinson

    The Nile: Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present by Toby Wilkinson

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    From Herodotus's day to the present political upheavals, the steady flow of the Nile has been Egypt's heartbeat. It has shaped its geography, controlled its economy and moulded its civilisation. The same stretch of water which conveyed Pharaonic...
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  • A History of the Sikhs Vol 1 (SECOND EDITION): Volume 1 1469-1838 by Khushwant Singh 9780195673081

    A History of the Sikhs Vol 1 (SECOND EDITION): Volume 1 1469-1838 by Khushwant Singh 9780195673081

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    The new second edition volume one 1469-1839 is updated to the present recounts the return of the community to the mainstream of national life. Written in Khushwant Singh's trademark style to be accessible to a general, non-scholarly audience, the book is...
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  • Vietnam: An Epic History of a Tragic War by Max Hastings

    Vietnam: An Epic History of a Tragic War by Max Hastings

    RRP: £12.99
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    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'His masterpiece' Antony Beevor, Spectator 'A masterful performance' Sunday Times 'By far the best book on the Vietnam War' Gerald Degroot, The Times, Book of the Year Vietnam became...
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  • History of Japan by J.G. Caiger

    History of Japan by J.G. Caiger

    RRP: £16.99
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    A classic of Japanese history, this book is the preeminent work on the history of Japan. Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a single-volume, complete history of the nation of Japan. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history...
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  • Nothing To Envy: Real Lives In North Korea by Barbara Demick 9781847081414

    Nothing To Envy: Real Lives In North Korea by Barbara Demick 9781847081414

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    WINNER OF THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION A spectacular, definitive portrait of ordinary life within one of the world's most repressive states - North Korea. 'A most perceptive and eye-opening account of everyday life in North Korea'...
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  • Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China by Jung Chang

    Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China by Jung Chang

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    *SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN 2020*Meet the three women who helped shape the course of modern Chinese history; a gripping story of sisterhood and betrayal from the bestselling author of Wild Swans.They were the most famous sisters in China...
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