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    Ceylon

    1st Edition

    By firstname surname

    Published in 1939, this book provides a comprehensive observation of Ceylon and the Ceylonese people. Covering topics including the rest-house; the Lord Buddha; the Lost cities; Sigiriya, Buddhist temples and the Jungle, the book considers the human geography of the island calibrating it with the…

    Paperback – 2020-07-03 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • The Paradise Bank: The Mercantile Bank of India, 1893–1984 book cover

    The Paradise Bank

    The Mercantile Bank of India, 1893–1984, 1st Edition

    By Edwin Green, Sara Kinsey

    The Mercantile Bank of India was one of a small band of British-managed banks which dominated Anglo-Eastern finance for most of the 20th century. Founded in London in 1893, the Mercantile inherited the business, branches, staff and even the distinctive cable address - Paradise, London - of its…

    Paperback – 2020-06-30 
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    Studies in Banking and Financial History

  • British Social Life in India 1608 - 1937 book cover

    British Social Life in India 1608 - 1937

    1st Edition

    By Dennis Kincaid

    Edited by David Farrer

    First published in 1938, the author describes the ways in which the British lived in India from the early adventurous period of the East India Company until the 1930s when modern means of travel and communication enabled the sahibs to keep in close touch with home and eschew oriental influences. He…

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  • Burma Through the Centuries: Being a short account of the leading races of Burma, of their origin, and of their struggles for supremacy throughout past centuries; also of the three Burmese Wars and of the annexation of te country by the British Government book cover

    Burma Through the Centuries

    Being a short account of the leading races of Burma, of their origin, and of their struggles for supremacy throughout past centuries; also of the three Burmese Wars and of the annexation of te country by the British Government, 1st Edition

    By J. Stuart

    First published in 1909, at the midpoint of British occupation, this volume sought to provide the first popular history of Burma (now Myanmar) for British businessmen and visitors otherwise put off by difficulties of translation and understanding. Having lived in Burma for forty years, arriving…

    Paperback – 2020-06-30 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Manchuria: Its People, Resources and Recent History book cover

    Manchuria

    Its People, Resources and Recent History, 1st Edition

    By Alexander Hosie

    First published in 1901, this volume emerged in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Manchuria. Its author had been in charge of the British Consulate at Newchwang in Manchuria for two periods between 1894 and 1900. The book contains an account of journeys in Eastern and Northern Manchuria,…

    Paperback – 2020-06-30 
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  • British Malaya: An Account of the Origin and Progress of British Influence in Malaya book cover

    British Malaya

    An Account of the Origin and Progress of British Influence in Malaya, 1st Edition

    By Frank Sir Swettenham

    First published in 1948, this volume’s third edition emerged contemporaneously with the transition from the Malayan Union to the Federation of Malaya, an area covering the Malay Peninsula and modern Singapore. The volume recounts the experiences of the first British residents of Malaya. Its object…

    Paperback – 2020-06-30 
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  • Chinese Business in the Making of a Malay State, 1882-1941: Kedah and Penang book cover

    Chinese Business in the Making of a Malay State, 1882-1941

    Kedah and Penang, 1st Edition

    By Wu Xiao An

    This book examines how Chinese family and business networks, focused around activities such as revenue farming, including opium, the rice trade, and pawnbroking, and related legal and labour organization activities, were highly influential in the process of state formation in Malaya. It shows how…

    Paperback – 2020-06-30 
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  • Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan book cover

    Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Luke Gartlan, Roberta Wue

    This volume explores the early history of the photographic studio and portrait in China and Japan. The institution of the photographic studio has received relatively little attention in the history of photography; contributors here investigate various manifestations of the studio as a place and as…

    Paperback – 2020-06-30 
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  • Revival: The Highlanders of Central Asia: A History, 1937-1985 (1993): A History, 1937-1985 book cover

    Revival: The Highlanders of Central Asia: A History, 1937-1985 (1993)

    A History, 1937-1985, 1st Edition

    By Jerome Ch'en

    Examining the importance of regional differences in China's history, this text details the social, economic and political conditions of the central highlands at the end of the 19th century, and the early part of the 20th. Thus the nature and development of modern Chinese rural society is studied.…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31
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  • Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West: The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France book cover

    Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

    The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Tythacott

    In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31
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    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Japan’s Colonial Moment in Southeast Asia 1942-1945: The Occupiers’ Experience book cover

    Japan’s Colonial Moment in Southeast Asia 1942-1945

    The Occupiers’ Experience, 1st Edition

    By Nakano Satoshi

    The first-ever attempt to paint a full-scale portrait of the Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia during the Asia-Pacific War (1942–5). This book draws on the huge body of available narrative—military documents, bureaucratic records and personal accounts of combatants and civilians, including…

    Paperback – 2020-03-06
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  • Cowrie Shells and Cowrie Money: A Global History book cover

    Cowrie Shells and Cowrie Money

    A Global History, 1st Edition

    By Bin Yang

    Originating in the sea, especially in the waters surrounding the low-lying islands of the Maldives, Cypraea moneta (sometimes confused with Cypraea annulus) was transported to various parts of Afro-Eurasia in the prehistoric era, and in many cases, it was gradually transformed into a form of money…

    Paperback – 2020-03-06
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