E-books: Area Studies

  • Japan Through American Eyes: The Journal Of Francis Hall, 1859-1866 book cover

    Japan Through American Eyes

    The Journal Of Francis Hall, 1859-1866, 1st Edition

    By Fred G Notehelfer

    This abridgement of the unique journal of Francis Hall, America's leading business pioneer in nineteenth-century Japan, offers a remarkable view of the period leading to the Meiji Restoration. An upstate New York book dealer, Hall went to Japan in 1859 to collect material for a book on the country…

    eBook – 2018-02-13
    Routledge

  • For God, Mammon, And Country: A Nineteenth-century Persian Merchant, Haj Muhammad Hassan Amin Al-zarb book cover

    For God, Mammon, And Country

    A Nineteenth-century Persian Merchant, Haj Muhammad Hassan Amin Al-zarb, 1st Edition

    By Shireen Mahdavi

    This book is the first major account of the life and times of a merchant in nineteenth-century Iran or in the Middle East. Haj Muhammad Amin al-Zarb (1834?1898) rose from humble beginnings to become one of Iran's wealthiest and most prominent merchants. He built up his wealth as a money changer, a…

    eBook – 2018-02-13
    Routledge

  • Eaters Of The Dry Season: Circular Labor Migration In The West African Sahel book cover

    Eaters Of The Dry Season

    Circular Labor Migration In The West African Sahel, 1st Edition

    By David Rain

    The first book-length treatment of the subject, Eaters of the Dry Season explores the changing geography of seasonal mobility in the critical region of the African Sahel. Author David Rain focuses on the strategies and the stories of migrants in Maradi, a border town in southern Niger, against a…

    eBook – 2018-02-13
    Routledge

  • A Nation In Waiting: Indonesia's Search For Stability book cover

    A Nation In Waiting

    Indonesia's Search For Stability, 2nd Edition

    By Adam Schwarz

    In A Nation in Waiting, Adam Schwarz spans a wide variety of issues of concern in today's Indonesia, providing a detailed view of one of the world's most populous, yet least-understood, nations. He chronicles the major economic and political changes recorded during former President Suharto's…

    eBook – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Changing China: A Geographic Appraisal book cover

    Changing China

    A Geographic Appraisal, 1st Edition

    By Chiao-min "Jimmy" Hsieh

    Changing China: A Geographic Appraisal provides an up-to-date and detailed account of the giant country that is undergoing an unparalleled and historic transition from a centralized command economy to a market-based economy, and from a rural, agricultural society to an urban, industrial power.…

    eBook – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • The Political Economy Of South Africa: From Minerals-energy Complex To Industrialisation book cover

    The Political Economy Of South Africa

    From Minerals-energy Complex To Industrialisation, 1st Edition

    By Ben Fine

    Democratization in South Africa has been accompanied by continuing and even deepening economic inequalities. Rather than proposing a blueprint for a more equable economic system, this book presents the results and implications of wide-ranging research on the history and current dynamics  of…

    eBook – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Democracy And Development In Southeast Asia: The Winds Of Change book cover

    Democracy And Development In Southeast Asia

    The Winds Of Change, 1st Edition

    By Clark Neher

    Exploring the remarkable political and economic changes sweeping Southeast Asia, the authors take as their starting point the trend,albeit uneven,toward democratization. They focus specifically on  Asian democracy,'" a form that has been adapted by Southeast Asians to suit their own particular…

    eBook – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Power Restructuring In China And Russia book cover

    Power Restructuring In China And Russia

    1st Edition

    By Mark Lupher

    Viewing the tumultuous events of the post-Mao era and the period of perestroika in the light of broader historical patterns, this book focuses on power restructuring - the ebb and flow of state power, the centralization and decentralization of political and economic power, and the three-way…

    eBook – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • A Sense Of Siege: The Geopolitics Of Islam And The West book cover

    A Sense Of Siege

    The Geopolitics Of Islam And The West, 1st Edition

    By Graham Fuller

    This is an exploration of the nature of the friction between the Muslim world and the West, looking at legitimate perceptions and grievances on both sides. Arguing that "Islam versus the West" does not represent the arena of the next global ideological struggle, the authors examine specific issues…

    eBook – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • A Social History Of Women And Gender In The Modern Middle East book cover

    A Social History Of Women And Gender In The Modern Middle East

    1st Edition

    By Margaret Lee Meriwether

    Synthesizing the results of the extensive research on women and gender done over the last twenty years, Margaret Meriwether and Judith Tucker provide an accessible overview of the scholarship on women and gender in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Middle East. The book is organized  along…

    eBook – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Overcoming Tradition And Modernity: The Search For Islamic Authenticity book cover

    Overcoming Tradition And Modernity

    The Search For Islamic Authenticity, 1st Edition

    By Robert D. Lee

    This text examines the efforts of four Muslim writers and thinkers of the 20th century - Muhammad Iqbal, Sayyid Qutb, Ali Shariati, and Mohammed Arkounto - to overcome the apparent dichotomy of tradition and modernity in fashioning a new political and cultural truth. Robert D. Lee illuminates the…

    eBook – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • The Red Mirror: Children Of China's Cultural Revolution book cover

    The Red Mirror

    Children Of China's Cultural Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Chihua Wen

    These evocative stories bring to life the tragic personal impact of the Cultural Revolution on the families of China's intellectuals. Now adults, survivors recall their childhood during the tumultuous years between 1965 and 1976, when Mao's death finally drew a curtain on a bitterly failed social…

    eBook – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

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