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Child's Play: Multi-Sensory Histories of Children and Childhood in Japan

by Sabine Frühstück

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Few things make Japanese adults feel quite as anxious today as the phenomenon called the “child crisis.” Various media teem with intense debates about bullying in schools, child poverty, child suicides, violent crimes committed by children, the rise of socially withdrawn youngsters, and forceful moves by the government to introduce a more conservative educational curriculum. These issues have propelled Japan into the center of a set of global conversations about the nature of children and how to raise them. Engaging both the history of children and childhood and the history of emotions, contributors to this volume ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 286 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Ulasan Buku: 'Sanitary Board' Kuala Lumpur & Kesejarahan MALAYSIA-INDONESIA

by Uqbah Iqbal

As the rapid development of the capital, Kuala Lumpur is full of history that has not been studied and has always attracted many people to know about it. Many figures, institutions and organizations important to be the driving force of this great city have not been thoroughly investigated. The publication of this monograph is expected to be the driving force to more researchers and historians see Kuala Lumpur from a historical perspective. The book is based on the author’s doctoral dissertation executed six years ago.Buku ini merupakan koleksi kertas pembentangan yang dikemukakan di dialog kesejarahan yang dikendalikan oleh Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia (bagi pihak Malaysia) dan Masyarakat Sejarawan Indonesia (bagi pihak Indonesia) di Johor Bahru dari 1-3 Oktober 2010, yang dihoskan dan dij...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Imperial Genus: The Formation and Limits of the Human in Modern Korea and Japan (Asia Pacific Modern Book 14)

by Travis Workman

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Imperial Genus begins with the turn to world culture and ideas of the generally human in Japan’s cultural policy in Korea in 1919. How were concepts of the human’s genus-being operative in the discourses of the Japanese empire? How did they inform the imagination and representation of modernity in colonial Korea? Travis Workman delves into these questions through texts in philosophy, literature, and social science.  Imperial Genus focuses on how notions of human generality mediated uncertainty between the transcendental and the empirical, the universal and the particular, and empire and colony. It show...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 324 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Spirit of the Fox

by Matthew O'Connell

She’s lost her mother and her memory. And if she fails to escape… she’ll lose herself. Meiko Wright wants nothing to do with the mother who abandoned her nine years ago. Spending a year in Tokyo, where her mother lives, won’t change that fact. But when she takes a nasty fall in a Shinto temple, she wakes with no memory of her mother… or anything of her past life. Without any idea who she is, she must rely on the kindness of a local priest who offers to help her as best he can. When the amnesiac Meiko wakes with a strange suspicion that something isn't right, she vows to escape from a bond she doesn't truly understand. After years apart, Meiko’s mother Chieko is determined to make up for lost time. But when her daughter mysteriously disappears, Chieko promises she won't lose he...

Genre: History, Asia, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Crime Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mythology & Folk Tales, Folklore, World Literature, Asian
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.70 / 5
3 reviews

The Conclusion

by George M. Papa

Living through the Vietnam War was a commanding experience in my life. All of the key events of this retelling did happen, just as indicated. This book takes you with me and my platoon on several ‘search and destroy’ missions through the triple canopy jungle just below the dividing line between North and South Vietnam, DMZ....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, History, Asia
Size: 369 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Vietnam War: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Vietnam War* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Vietnam War remains one of the most iconic events of the twentieth century. In the United States, it polarized public opinion and changed foreign policy. It destroyed the presidency of Lyndon Johnson and was the catalyst for a massively impactful protest movement. More importantly, in Vietnam, as well as surrounding areas, it caused untold destruction, death, and suffering. Inside you will read about...✓ Vietnam’s Past✓ Exit the French✓ The United States and Ngo Dinh Diem✓ The Resistance War Against America Begins✓ “Americanization”✓ The American Home Front✓ Vietnamization and President Nixon✓ The End of the Vietnam ...

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Hidden Gems of VIETNAM - Locals Complete Travel Guide for Vietnam 2019: 7 TRAVEL Guides in 1 : Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Hue, Da Nang and Secret Vietnam

by 55 Secrets

7 Guides in 1 - SUPER VIETNAM TRAVEL DEAL !Welcome to the most Complete Vietnam Travel Guide for Tourists made by locals! In this Book you will find 7 Full Books♥25 Secrets Hanoi♥25 Secrets Nha Trang♥25 Secrets Hue♥25 Secrets Hoi An♥25 Secrets Ho Chi Minh♥25 Secrets Da Nang♥Secret Local VietnamHere Is a Preview of What You'll Learn Inside for each destination...♥Lots of Unique activities to do when you are in the region♥Best places to eat in town♥Best local Markets♥Best Parks and View Points♥Best Museums♥Best Bars ♥Best things to do all over Vietnam♥ Much, much more!* * *FREE GIFT INSIDE : 7 Books * * * If you are heading to the wonderful country of Vietnam anytime soon this book will give you an insight of the best places and most unique places to s...

Genre: History, Asia, Travel
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Ginseng and Borderland: Territorial Boundaries and Political Relations Between Qing China and Choson Korea, 1636-1912

by Seonmin Kim

A free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.  Ginseng and Borderland explores the territorial boundaries and political relations between Qing China and Choson Korea during the period from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth centuries. By examining a unique body of materials written in Chinese, Manchu, and Korean, and building on recent studies in New Qing History, Seonmin Kim adds new perspectives to current understandings of the remarkable transformation of the Manchu Qing dynasty (1636–1912) from a tribal state to a universal empire. This book discusses early Manchu history and explores the Qing Empire’s policy of controlling Manchuria and Ch...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 224 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

McALISTER'S WAY - FREE Serialisation Vol. 04 - Chapters 6 and 7

by Richard Marman

MCALISTER’S WAY - FREE Weekly Serialisation Volume 4 Chapters 6 & 7A Young Adult Action and Adventure Story for Baby BoomersMore musing from the author……….Chapter 6When I first immigrated to Australia, Aboriginals were not yet citizens and the cultural-clash this caused still exists. For native people to evolve socially in two hundred years when it took Europeans ten thousand is a big ask and all the well-intentioned interventions won’t change that.Chapter 7I started flying sixteen years after Danny McAlister’s adventure, but know Townsville and Port Moresby Airports well. The weather is wonderful in the dry-season while it can be treacherous in during the wet.Richard Marman, Author, Sunshine Coast=================KEYWORDS/TAGS: McAlister’s Way, action, adventure, Zach, milit...

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, War & Military
Size: 57 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Zen Primer

by Len Losik Ph.D

The Zen Primer includes the information to decide if Zen (meditation) with the many rituals and ceremonies that increase learning and obtaining results quicker without them would be of value to your self improvement by obtaining a new understanding of the world and its overly complicated life styles and maintain relationships that cause premature aging and premature death and acquire its many benefits by using its introverted style of a self introspection and evaluation process by learning to connect to the world around you, improving self-awareness, self-value, self-worth, self-esteem, a new connectivity with the earth and surroundings as never before. The Zen Primer is a source on Zen and its many benefits to its practitioners, ts origins and evolution in the Asian communities as well as...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism
Size: 5 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Smoke Over Tokyo (Reiko Watanabe / Inspector Aizawa Book 2)

by Matthew Legare

Tokyo, May 1932Japan is still plagued by economic depression, scandals, and assassinations. A prominent politician mysteriously commits suicide while dining with Chizuru Okamura, the daughter of a yakuza crime family. Leading the investigation, Police Inspector Aizawa tasks his geisha spy, Reiko Watanabe, to go undercover into the world of the dreaded Okamura Gang.Reiko soon finds herself at the center of a power struggle between Chizuru and her brother, Lieutenant Katsuro Okamura, for control of the gang. Using bribery and deceit, Chizuru is poised to take over the government, while Katsuro seeks to launch a coup d’état and install a military dictatorship. As they try and thwart both schemes, Reiko and Inspector Aizawa must untangle a web of conspiracies involving the Army Secret Servi...

Genre: History, Asia, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Thrillers
Size: 316 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Why do we celebrate HOLI: HOLI FESTIVAL (Unravel Festivals)

by Anitha Rathod

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Holidays & Celebrations, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 24 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

The Substitute: The Wedding Pact #1

by Denise Grover Swank

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling first book in The Wedding Pact series by Denise Grover Swank.

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean--a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.

With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drin
Size: 350 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
4 reviews

World War 2 Japan: (Pearl Harbour - Pacific Theater - Iwo Jima - Battle for the Solomon Islands - Okinawa - Nagasaki - Atomic Bomb)

by Stephan Weaver

★★★ WWII JAPAN ★★★
The story of Japanese involvement in WWII is one that includes a number of amazing events between 1939 and 1945. The Japanese went from fighting against just the Chinese to attempting to practically take on the entire world at the one time.

Inside you will learn about...
✓ The Attack on Pearl Harbor
✓ The Pacific War Begins
✓ The Completion of the War Plan.
✓ Attacking Australia and Further Expansion
✓ Battle of the Coral Sea
✓ The Battle for the Solomon Islands
✓ The Bomb
✓ The Japanese Surrender
And much more!

This is a story of rapid expansion, an attempt at consolidation, and ultimately, retreat and massacre. It is a story of honor, of Allied unity, and ...

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

A Students Guide to Knowing More than Your Martial Arts Master: Academic Information for the Physical Training

by Len Losik PhD

A Student's Guide to Knowing More than Your Martial Arts Master fulfills he author's desire to make conveniently available to the martial arts student or Instructor the analysis that will increase the student's, Instructor's and Master Instructor's knowledge and wisdom that are training at any level for those with little academic knowledge about the style or styles they have trained in for many years in the physical aspects, but have not trained in the academic aspects of their style. A Student's Guide for Knowing More than your Martial arts Master is for the student, Instructor and Master Instructor because this book is comprised of previously unpublished academic style analysis of the many style's and student's characteristics that comprises the several dozen martial arts styles included...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sports & Outdoors, Individual Sports, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 207 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

History of the Asian Masters: Chronicling 35,000 Years of Asian Fighting Arts

by Len Losik Ph.D

Secrets of the Asian Masters chronicles the never before told story of the stone age origin and evolution of the fighting arts throughout Asia dating back 35,000 years. It also includes battlefield applications, ancient masters, the evolution of ancient manuscripts, ancient writings, origins of today's oral traditions, the importance of ancient Masters such as Lao Tzu, Confucius, and Lao Tzu's theory of relativity he preached and improved and expanded on by Albert Einstein. It includes the writings of Tao, I Ching, Tao Te Ching, Buddha, and K'ungfu tze,(Confucius) and describes their influence and necessity on all fighting/martial arts. Secrets of the Asian Masters chronicles the world events down through history and the their destruction and recreation that became today's fighting arts/ma...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 205 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Outcasts of Empire: Japan's Rule on Taiwan's "Savage Border," 1874-1945 (Asia Pacific Modern Book 16)

by Paul D. Barclay

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Outcasts of Empire unveils the causes and consequences of capitalism’s failure to “batter down all Chinese walls” in modern Taiwan. Adopting micro- and macrohistorical perspectives, Paul D. Barclay argues that the interpreters, chiefs, and trading-post operators who mediated state-society relations on Taiwan’s “savage border” during successive Qing and Japanese regimes rose to prominence and faded to obscurity in concert with a series of “long nineteenth century” global transformations.   Superior firepower and large economic reserves ultimately enabled Japanese statesmen to discard mediators on the bor...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 322 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Polemics and Patronage in the City of Victory: Vyasatirtha, Hindu Sectarianism, and the Sixteenth-Century Vijayanagara Court (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Valerie Stoker

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   How did the patronage activities of India’s Vijayanagara Empire (c. 1346–1565) influence Hindu sectarian identities? Although the empire has been commonly viewed as a Hindu bulwark against Islamic incursion from the north or as a religiously ecumenical state, Valerie Stoker argues that the Vijayanagara court was selective in its patronage of religious institutions. To understand the dynamic interaction between religious and royal institutions in this period, she focuses on the career of the Hindu intellectual and monastic leader Vyasatirtha. An agent of the state and a powerful religious authority, V...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Religious Studies
Size: 232 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Iberian World Empires and the Globalization of Europe 1415–1668 (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History)

by Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla

This open access book analyses Iberian expansion by using knowledge accumulated in recent years to test some of the most important theories regarding Europe’s economic development. Adopting a comparative perspective, it considers the impact of early globalization on Iberian and Western European institutions, social development and political economies. In spite of globalization’s minor importance from the commercial perspective before 1750, this book finds its impact decisive for institutional development, political economies, and processes of state-building in Iberia and Europe.  The book engages current historiographies and revindicates the need to take the concept of composite monarchies as a point of departure in order to understand the period’s economic and social developments, ...

Genre: History, Asia, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 520 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Writing Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman and the Cultural World of the Indo-Persian State Secretary (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Rajeev Kinra

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Writing Self, Writing Empire examines the life, career, and writings of the Mughal state secretary, or munshi, Chandar Bhan “Brahman” (d. c.1670), one of the great Indo-Persian poets and prose stylists of early modern South Asia.  Chandar Bhan’s life spanned the reigns of four different emperors, Akbar (1556-1605), Jahangir (1605-1627), Shah Jahan (1628-1658), and Aurangzeb ‘Alamgir (1658-1707), the last of the “Great Mughals” whose courts dominated the culture and politics of the subcontinent at the height of the empire’s power, territorial reach, and global influence.  As a high-caste H...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 394 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Language of the Snakes: Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the Language Order of Premodern India (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Andrew Ollett

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Language of the Snakes traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first centuries of the common era. Although little studied today, Prakrit was an important vector of the kavya movement and once joined Sanskrit at the apex of classical Indian literary culture. The opposition between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring “language order” in India, a set of ways of thinking about, naming, classifying, representing, and ultimately using languages. As a language of classical literature that nevertheless retained its as...

Genre: History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Hindu Pluralism: Religion and the Public Sphere in Early Modern South India (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Elaine M. Fisher

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In Hindu Pluralism, Elaine M. Fisher complicates the traditional scholarly narrative of the unification of Hinduism. By calling into question the colonial categories implicit in the term “sectarianism,” Fisher’s work excavates the pluralistic textures of precolonial Hinduism in the centuries prior to British intervention. Drawing on previously unpublished sources in Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telugu, Fisher argues that the performance of plural religious identities in public space in Indian early modernity paved the way for the emergence of a distinctively non-Western form of religious pluralism. This work provides a c...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
Size: 262 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan

by Kate McDonald

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Placing Empire examines the spatial politics of Japanese imperialism through a study of Japanese travel and tourism to Korea, Manchuria, and Taiwan between the late nineteenth century and the early 1950s. In a departure from standard histories of Japan, this book shows how debates over the role of colonized lands reshaped the social and spatial imaginary of the modern Japanese nation and how, in turn, this sociospatial imaginary affected the ways in which colonial difference was conceptualized and enacted. The book thus illuminates how ideas of place became central to the production of new forms of colonial hierarchy as...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 231 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Taiwan and China: Fitful Embrace

by Lowell Dittmer

A free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. China’s relation to Taiwan has been in constant contention since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in October 1949 and the creation of the defeated Kuomintang (KMT) exile regime on the island two months later. The island’s autonomous sovereignty has continually been challenged, initially because of the KMT’s insistence that it continue to represent not just Taiwan but all of China—and later because Taiwan refused to cede sovereignty to the then-dominant power that had arisen on the other side of the Taiwan Strait. One thing that makes Taiwan so politically difficult and yet so intellectually...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 284 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Modernizing Composition: Sinhala Song, Poetry, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Sri Lanka (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Garrett Field

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely take notice of connections between South Asian song and poetry. Modernizing Composition overcomes this disciplinary fragmentation by examining the history of Sinhala-language song and poetry in twentieth-century Sri Lanka. Garrett Field describes how songwriters and poets modernized song and poetry in response to colonial and postcolonial formations. The story of this modernization is significant in that it shi...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 171 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy: Comparative Perspectives from Japan, China, and Europe

by Masayuki Tanimoto

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Scholarly discussions on economic development in history, specifically those linked to industrialization or modern economic growth, have paid great attention to the formation and development of the market economy as a set of institutions able to augment people’s welfare. The role of specific nonmarket practices for promoting the economic development and welfare has been a distinct concern, typically involving discussion of the state’s economic policies. How have societies tackled those issues that the market did not? To what extent did those solutions reflect the structure of an economy?  Public Goods Provision in...

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, History, Asia, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 328 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Mao Zedong: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Mao Zedong* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.For a champion of the poor, Mao Zedong was born to a wealthy aristocratic family in Shaoshan, Hunan China. As an adolescent, he once had to defend his father’s farm from starving peasants during a famine, who wished to seize his father's land and steal his grain. This same Mao would later promote a policy of land reform that would give those peasants the green light to violently overthrow the rich land owners all over the Chinese countryside. Inside you will read about...✓ Where Revolution Was Made ✓ Mao Comes Into His Own ✓ Mao, the Pragmatist ✓ From Nanking to Pearl Harbor ✓ Consolidating Power ✓ Mao’s Stranglehold ✓ Mao Lo...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 45 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Sounding Islam: Voice, Media, and Sonic Atmospheres in an Indian Ocean World

by Patrick Eisenlohr

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Uprooted: A Vietnamese Family's Journey - 1935-1975

by David Lucas

The ancient Vietnamese life in which Tung was raised is being torn apart. It is not enough to work hard and grow rice anymore. Now every farmer in Mai Dong has to pick a side.

The French or the Communists.

"They are going to murder your father."

Intelligence, humility and graft made Que an honorable figure in Mai Dong. His values ensured the family's survival through famine and flood. They will not protect him against the Communists, who need class-enemy victims for their land reform campaign.

Tung becomes protector and provider for the family, who struggle to stick together as World War Two, the French Indochinese War, and the American War tear his country apart over forty years.

Vietnam becomes the battleground for th...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 399 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

by Julia C. Bullock

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms offers a broad overview of the great diversity of feminist thought and practice in Japan from the early twentieth century to the present. Drawing on methodologies and approaches from anthropology, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, history, literature, media studies, and sociology, each chapter presents the results of research based on some combination of original archival research, careful textual analysis, ethnographic interviews, and participant observation.The volume is organized into sections focused on activism and activists, employment and education, literature and the arts, and boundary crossing. Some chapters shed light on ideas and practices that resonate with feminist thought but find expression through the work of writers, artists, act...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: 310 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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