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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 December 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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

by Sabine Frühstück and Anne Walthall

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about bullying in schools, child poverty, child suicides, violent crimes committed by children, the rise of socially withdrawn youngsters, and forceful moves by the government to introduce a more conservative educational curriculum.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
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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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
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A Vietnamese Moses: Philiphe Binh and the Geographies of Early Modern Catholicism

by George E. Dutton

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.  A Vietnamese Moses is the story of Philiphê Binh, a Vietnamese Catholic priest who in 1796 traveled from Tonkin to the Portuguese court in Lisbon to persuade its ruler to appoint a bishop for his community of ex-Jesuits. Based on Binh’s surviving writings from his thirty-seven-year exile in Portugal, this book examines how the intersections of global and local Roman Catholic geographies shaped the lives of Vietnamese Christians in the early modern era. The book also argues that Binh’s mission to Portugal and his intense lobbying on behalf of his community reflected the agency of Vietnamese Catholics, who vigorously...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 352 pages
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Live to Tell: A Self Managing Child Slave Survivor of Pol Pot's Regime (Killing Fields, South East Asia History, Khmer Story, Khmer Rouge Genocide, Pol Pot Genocide, Cambodia History)

by Sonita Zainal and David Coombes

Live to Tell is a gripping testimony from Sonita Zainal of bone true facts and emotional recollections; designed to show the world how even when only a young girl, from age five; for four years, with amazing grit and determination, she could endure and survive the horrendous Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia – eventually escaping through jungle infested landmines to United Nations refugee camps in Thailand. After losing her beloved father when only six years old, and already a victim of opportunistic abuse, Sonita became a child slave – constantly putting herself in danger; with determination and initiative, to avoid starvation – showing a stay alive against all odds attitude in desperation to survive, and a witness to barbaric atrocities of that crazed, murderous regime. So...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Self-Help, Motivational, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 139 pages
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Heritage in the Urban Scenario: The Historic Villages of Delhi (Architectural Dissertations Book 2015)

by Rahul Arora

“Delhi has more layers of culture, civilization, history and built fabric than any other city in the world.” (DDA website)

When thinking about the heritage of Delhi, the first images that comes to the mind, are those of Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Qutub Minar or the Humayun’s Tomb. The other smaller monuments, like the ones in Mehraulli or amongst the “Historical Villages of Delhi’”seem to get lost amongst the shine of these “lavishly maintained monuments.” (C. Lewis, 1997)
Hence the question is asked by the researcher,
“Can the historic villages of Delhi form an image for the city?”

A qualitative and descriptive research was taken to find the answers of the above mentioned questions within the primary studies of the Begumpur, Khirki and...

Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Architecture
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
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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 17 December 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
243 reviews

The Thin Wall: A POW/MIA Truth Novel

by R. Cyril West and Chip Beck

A character-driven portrayal of the 1968 Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, brought to life through the conflict between an intriguingly cultured, yet conniving KGB colonel and the people of a small village who courageously (and sometimes timidly) try to resist oppression. Midnight, August 20, 1968: the sirens of Prague are sounding. Without warning, Russian tanks have crossed the frontier and are pouring into the city. The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia has begun. Arriving with the troops is Colonel Grigori Dal, a seasoned KGB officer and coldblooded killer. While the country slips into chaos, Dal uses the fighting as cover to apprehend an American Prisoner of War from a military prison in Prague. Within days, only a cursed woman and a troubled war hero will stand between him and pr...

Genre: History, Asia, Europe, Military, Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Political, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Suspense, Nonfiction, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Size: 334 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy Book One Coming Home

by Claire Youmans

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 180 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 December 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
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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
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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, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, War & Military
Size: 57 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Understanding the Vietnam War

by Dr. Thomas Bruce

The Vietnam War, also called the Vietnam Conflict, is one of the great defining wars in American’s history, with an influence on the American psyche only surpassed by the Civil War. The armies of the United States have won and lost many battles during the wars it has become engaged it, but until Vietnam America had never actually lost a war. Lost is probably too strong a word to use. The American homeland was never attacked, and US forces were never decisively defeated in the field. America simply failed to win the war. The nation was unable to find the tactics to defeat the enemies will to continue fighting, while the war drained their own stamina to persevere with the conflict any longer. The ultimate withdrawal of US armed forces from Vietnam bruised America’s ego and shook th...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
17 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 15 December 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

by Julia C. Bullock and Ayako Kano

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
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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
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Imperial Technology and 'Native' Agency: A Social History of Railways in Colonial India, 1850-1920 (Empires and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000)

by Aparajita Mukhopadhyay

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Genre: History, Asia, Europe, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 254 pages
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Parameters of Disavowal: Colonial Representation in South Korean Cinema (Global Korea Book 1)

by Jinsoo An

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 colonial experience of the early twentieth century shaped Korea’s culture and identity, leaving a troubling past that was subtly reconstructed in South Korean postcolonial cinema. Relating postcolonial discourses to a reading of Manchurian action films, kisaeng and gangster films, and revenge horror films, Parameters of Disavowal shows how filmmakers reworked, recontextualized, and erased ideas and symbols of colonial power. In particular, Jinsoo An examines how South Korean films privileged certain sites, such as the kisaeng house and the Manchurian frontier, generating unique meanings that challenged the do...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 208 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Building the American Republic, Volume 2: A Narrative History from 1877

by Jane Dailey

Building the American Republic combines centuries of perspectives and voices into a fluid narrative of the United States. Throughout their respective volumes, Harry L. Watson and Jane Dailey take care to integrate varied scholarly perspectives and work to engage a diverse readership by addressing what we all share: membership in a democratic republic, with joint claims on its self-governing tradition. It will be one of the first peer-reviewed American history textbooks to be offered completely free in digital form.The American nation came apart in a violent civil war less than a century after ratification of the Constitution. When it was reborn five years later, both the republic and its Constitution were transformed. Volume 2 opens as America struggles to regain its footing, reeling fro...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 472 pages
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Rules of the House: Family Law and Domestic Disputes in Colonial Korea (Global Korea Book 2)

by Sungyun Lim

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Genre: History, Asia, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction
Size: 188 pages
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THE MIGHTY AMAR SINGH RATHOR: The Gallantry of Rajputs

by Venkatareddy Macha

I am privileged to pen this master piece. I took the main plot of the story and did some of the modifications to the acts of the play form the history which covered the reign of Shajahan from AD 1630 to the death of Amar Singh Rathor in 1644. It is not an imitation of any anybody, it is partially Indian history and the remaining act is fictitious act. It is not intended to anybody.
The mighty Amar Singh Rathor is a romantic and patriotic play. Due to cinema and TV the dramatic art slowly defamed. It is not an exaggeration to say, the present generation of the rural folk once who entertained the dramatic art never had a glance at it, it is losing it fame and diminishing. If it has gone few more years the drama may extinct from the rural scene. Once it is glorified with its name and fa...

Genre: History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Asian, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 97 pages
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'The Awakening of China': Western Concepts of China in the Early 20th Century

by Edwin Poon

"The Awakening of China": Western Concepts of China in the Early 20th Century

This book is a reprint of a dissertation submitted as part of the fulfilment of the completion of a history undergraduate degree at Oxford University.

----"China is the theatre of the greatest movement now taking place on the face of the globe...It promises nothing short of the complete renovation of the oldest of empires…. Her present greatness and her future prospects alike challenge admiration .

The author of this passage, Dr W.A.P Martin, was just one of several authors who enthusiastically proclaimed an ‘awakening’ of China in the early-20th century. Yet it seems counterintuitive that there would be commentators who spoke optimistically about the future great st...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 45 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
749 reviews

His Secretary: Undone (A Billionaire Romance)

by Melanie Marchande

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - SALE PRICE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!

I’m about to throw an ashtray at my boss’s head.

Turns out, the mind behind my favorite, steamy romance novels...the ones I only read in private...the ones that are my only escape after a long day of dealing with The Boss From Hell? It’s not Natalie McBride, the sweet, rural housewife.

It’s him.

That’s right: my boss, Adrian Risinger, the thirty-three-year-old, maddeningly sexy, pissant billionaire “bad boy" who thinks he runs my life. He is also the author of all my deepest, most secret fantasies. And to make matters worse, he needs me to impersonate “Natalie” at a series of book signings and conventions. But, of course, that’s only if I want to keep my...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Quick & Easy
Size: 302 pages
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