Asian History

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The Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea

By Daniel Reid; Photographs by Christian Janzen; Foreword by Master Zhongxian Wu
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This beautifully illustrated volume makes the Chinese fine art of drinking Chinese tea accessible to all readers.

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Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Democracy

Edited by Bertil Lintner
Silkworm Books

This book follows Burma's pro-democracy movement and Aung San Suu Kyi's prominent leadership role.

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Beyond Suffering

Recounting War in Modern China

UBC Press

This collection moves beyond the geopolitical sphere to examine the multiple fronts – personal, social, and institutional – on which wars in modern China have been fought, experienced, and remembered.

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Xavier's Legacies

Catholicism in Modern Japanese Culture

Edited by Kevin M. Doak
UBC Press

By exposing Catholicism’s long-term influence in Japan, this volume disrupts conventional assumptions about tradition, modernity, and Christianity in the East and the West.

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Eating Bitterness

New Perspectives on China's Great Leap Forward and Famine

UBC Press

Eating Bitterness reveals what the Great Leap Forward meant for ordinary men and women in Maoist China.

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Moving Mountains

Ethnicity and Livelihoods in Highland China, Vietnam, and Laos

UBC Press

This collection argues that minorities in the Southeast Asian Massif are not powerless in the face of economic and political change in the region – they are drawing on ethnicity and culture to indigenize modernity and maintain their livelihoods.

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