E-books: Area Studies

  • Israel On The Road To Peace: Accepting The Unacceptable book cover

    Israel On The Road To Peace

    Accepting The Unacceptable, 1st Edition

    By Ziva Flamhaft

    An in-depth study of the effects of Israels internal struggles on the Arab-Israeli peace process, this book examines how Israels leaders and citizens have reacted to the various proposals in the postCamp David era, from the 1982 Reagan plan to the signing of the Declaration of Principles in 1993.…

    eBook – 2018-10-08

  • Knowing Practice: The Clinical Encounter Of Chinese Medicine book cover

    Knowing Practice

    The Clinical Encounter Of Chinese Medicine, 1st Edition

    By Judith Farquhar

    This book examines the theory and practice of traditional medicine in modern China. Farquhar describes the logic of diagnosis and treatment from the inside perspective of doctors and scholars. She demonstrates how theoretical and textual materials interweave with the practical requirements of the…

    eBook – 2018-10-08

  • Laogai--the Chinese Gulag book cover

    Laogai--the Chinese Gulag

    1st Edition

    By Hongda Harry Wu

    In this work, the author reveals the hidden world of the "laogaidui" - the PRC's labour reform camps. The author, a political prisoner for 19 years, takes the reader through the harsh reality found in the camps, describing their ideological origins, complex structures and living conditions. What…

    eBook – 2018-10-08

  • North Koreans In Japan: Language, Ideology, And Identity book cover

    North Koreans In Japan

    Language, Ideology, And Identity, 1st Edition

    By Sonia Ryang

    This fascinating ethnography provides unique insights into the history, politics, ideology, and daily life of North Koreans living in Japan. Because Sonia was raised in this community, she was able to gain unprecedented access and to bring her personal knowledge to bear on this closed society. In…

    eBook – 2018-10-08

  • Gender Politics In Sudan: Islamism, Socialism, And The State book cover

    Gender Politics In Sudan

    Islamism, Socialism, And The State, 1st Edition

    By Sondra Hale

    Focusing on the relationship between gender and the state in the construction of national identity politics in twentieth-century northern Sudan, the author investigates the mechanisms that the state and political and religious interest groups employ for achieving political and cultural hegemony.…

    eBook – 2018-10-08

  • African Women: A Modern History book cover

    African Women

    A Modern History, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Coquery-vidrovitch

    This sweeping, innovative book is the first to reconstruct the full history of women in sub-Saharan Africa. Tracing the lot of African women from the eve of the colonial period to the present, Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch sheds light on issues ranging from gender to economy, politics, society, and…

    eBook – 2018-10-08

  • The Central Asian States: Discovering Independence book cover

    The Central Asian States

    Discovering Independence, 1st Edition

    By Gregory W Gleason

    Exploring the forces of change in the new Central Asian states, Gregory Gleason analyzes their culture, their economic evolution, and their political institutions. Tracing the incorporation of Central Asia into the Soviet system, the regions path of development under socialism, and the vicissitudes…

    eBook – 2018-10-08

  • The Crown And The Turban: Muslims And West African Pluralism book cover

    The Crown And The Turban

    Muslims And West African Pluralism, 1st Edition

    By Lamin Sanneh

    This fascinating study explores the clash of civilizations between the secular government and Muslim traditions in West Africa, appraising the challenge of separating the administration of the state from the deeply held beliefs of the Islamic peoples of the region. Lamin Sanneh, awarded Senegals…

    eBook – 2018-10-08

  • Angola: Struggle For Peace And Reconstruction book cover


    Struggle For Peace And Reconstruction, 1st Edition

    By Inge Tvedten

    In this accessible introduction, Inge Tvedten traces Angolas turbulent past, with a particular focus on the devastating impacts that five centuries of Portuguese colonial rule and over two decades of civil war have had on the Angolan people. He analyzes how Angolas resources were drained through…

    eBook – 2018-10-08

  • Eastern Philosophy: The Basics book cover

    Eastern Philosophy: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Victoria S. Harrison

    Eastern Philosophy: The Basics is an essential introduction to major Indian and Chinese philosophies, both past and present. Exploring familiar metaphysical and ethical questions from the perspectives offered by a range of eastern philosophies, including Confucianism, Daoism, the main Buddhist and…

    eBook – 2018-10-03
    The Basics

  • An Introduction to the Modern Middle East, Student Economy Edition: History, Religion, Political Economy, Politics book cover

    An Introduction to the Modern Middle East, Student Economy Edition

    History, Religion, Political Economy, Politics, 2nd Edition

    By David Sorenson

    An overview of the history, religion, political economy, and politics of the Middle East, with individual chapters devoted to each of the countries in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Eastern Mediterranean, and North Africa.…

    eBook – 2018-10-03

  • Middle East Patterns, Student Economy Edition: Places, People, and Politics book cover

    Middle East Patterns, Student Economy Edition

    Places, People, and Politics, 6th Edition

    By Colbert Held

    Now in its sixth edition, this classic text continues to be the most comprehensive and authoritative geographical study of the region.…

    eBook – 2018-10-03

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