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A secret history of China - a fresh new way of thinking about a people, a civilisation, an epic story. The Water Kingdom takes us on a grand journey through China's past and present, offering a unique window through which we can... read more

The Water Kingdom
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'Ah, Xiaolu, you are so big now!' Then I heard my grandmother speaking behind the woman, 'This is your mother, call her mother!' I stared at the woman, perplexed. Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the firs... read more

Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up
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Acclaimed by the Daily Mail as 'definitive and harrowing' , this is the final volume of 'The People's Trilogy', begun by the Samuel Johnson prize-winning Mao's Great Famine. After the economic disa... read more

The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976
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One in 30 of the people on this planet is Indonesian. The 13,000 islands of their homeland, scattered along the equator, stretch the distance from London to Tehran, and the residents of the capital, Jakar... read more

Indonesia Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation
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This is an updated version. For more than 50 years, Burma has been ruled by a succession of military regimes which rank among the most oppressive dictatorships in the world. Accused of crimes against hu... read more

Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads - Revised Edition
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For more than 50 years, Burma has been ruled by a succession of military regimes which rank among the most oppressive dictatorships in the world. Accused of crimes against humanity, they have brutally mistreated their... read more

Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads
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She was a heroine of our time, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, a symbol of supreme courage in the face of tyranny. Then, in 2010, Burma's generals opened the door a chink: Aung San... read more

The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Freedom
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If there is one lesson that can be drawn from our current times it is that the instinct be true to oneself, and to live an authentic life is a universal one, even in the face of autocracy or terrorism. From ... read more

The Phoenix Years : A History of Modern China
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This astonishing, brilliantly written book brings us to places we could otherwise never go as it unfolds a riveting contemporary drama: A group of remarkable people striving to better their lives in an age of bewildering global change.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
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Sampat Pal was married at twelve, essentially illiterate. Today she leads a vigilante group fighting for women's rights: the Pink Gang. When Sheelu was arrested for stealing from a power... read more

Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in the Badlands of India
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As the twenty-first century dawns, China stands at a crossroads. The largest and most populous country on earth and currently the world's second biggest economy, China has recently reclaimed its historic p... read more

Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750
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Series:Penguin Modern Classics

ORIENTALISM is one of the greatest and most influential of books of ideas to be published since the end of the European empires. For generations now it has defined our understanding of colonialism and em... read more

Orientalism - Western Conceptions of the Orient
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