Tag Archives: Asian Studies

The Story of Tibet

“A readable, fascinating account of Tibet’s history from the beginning. . . . Laird teaches a memorable and vivid history lesson about a remote…

Red Star Over China

A reissue of Edgar Snow’s classic account as the first Westerner to meet Mao and the Chinese Communist leaders in 1936.

The Poker Bride

“The Poker Bride is a gorgeously written and brilliantly researched saga of America during the mad flush of its biggest Gold Rush. Christopher Corbett’s…

Madame Chiang Kai-shek

“Madame Chiang Kai-Shek belongs with Eleanor Roosevelt and Eva Peron as three of the most politically influential women of the past century.” —Deirdre Donahue,…

Life and Death in Shanghai

“The extraordinary story of an extraordinary woman who, despite 6 1/2 long years of imprisonment and torment in Communist China, not only survived but…

India

“Keay’s panoramic vision and multidisciplinary approach serves the function of all great historical writing. It illuminates the present.” —Thrity Umrigar, The Boston Globe

How Asia Works

“Provocative. . . . How Asia Works is a striking and enlightening book . . . A lively mix of scholarship, reporting and polemic.”…

Hiroshima Notes

“Hiroshima Notes traces the struggle of the novelist Kenzaburo Oe to reach the deepest lessons of the bombing. His pieces are crowded with the…