Library of Asian Studies

Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people’s ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach.
— Roberto Bolaño, Chilean novelist and poet

Two of the anchor journals for Westphalia Press and PSO activities in Asia are Asian Politics & Policy and China Policy Journal. Several other PSO journals investigate the region, and the PSO journal, World Affairs often has important articles on Asia. The books in this collection demonstrate the large changes in attitude towards Asia over the years, as they date from various eras, In researching and teaching Asian topics, older and classic books are important in helping appreciate the role that colonialism, imperialism, and other now discredited  influences in shaping the Asian countries. Ignoring this leaves much of the present day Asian attitudes towards the West unexplained and inexplicable. PSO and Westphalia urge thorough bibliographical foundations to understanding the region, which this library is intended to help achieve.

亚洲研究图书馆

聚焦于威斯特伐利亚出版社(Westphalia Press)和政策研究组织(PSO)在亚洲的一系列活动的两本主要杂志是《亚洲政治与政策》《中国政策杂志》。政策研究组织的部分其他杂志也对亚洲进行了研究,并且《世界事务》经常发表关于亚洲的重要文章。该图书馆的藏书展示了多年来亚洲看法出现的巨大变化,因为这些变化始于不同时代。在研究和教授亚洲主题时,旧书和经典著作对于帮助理解殖民主义、帝国主义和当前被质疑的其他影响因素在塑造亚洲国家方面发挥的作用而言具有重要性。忽视这一点将使得当今亚洲对西方的大部分看法难以理解。政策研究组织和威斯特伐利亚出版社敦促建立完整的书目基础以了解该地区,该图书馆旨在帮助实现这一目标。

Russia

William Richard Morfill (1834-1909) was a University of Oxford professor, specializing in Russian and Slavonic languages. He was born in England, and even as a small child was interested in foreign languages.

The Life of Hiuen-Tsiang: By the Shaman Hwui Li

Hiuen-Tsiang, also known as Xuanzang, was a Chinese Buddhist monk, traveler, researcher, and translator of the seventh century. Born in 602, he was primarily known for his travels to Southeast Asia, in what is now known as India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, where he wrote about Chinese and Indian Buddhist practices.

The Little Grandmother of the Russian Revolution: Reminiscences and Letters of Catherine Breshkovsky

by Catherine Breshkovsky Edited by Alice Stone Blackwell Purchase Catherine Breshkovsky was the abbreviated name of Yekaterina Konstantinovna Breshko-Breshkovskaya, born on January 25, 1844 in Russia. She was born into a wealthy family and received a quality education. She married at…Read more The Little Grandmother of the Russian Revolution: Reminiscences and Letters of Catherine Breshkovsky

The Soul of a People

by H. Fielding Hall Purchase The Soul of a People was originally released in 1898. Written by Harold Fielding Hall, a British official sent to Burma (now Myanmar) to take part in the Burma Commission. Hall lived for many years in…Read more The Soul of a People

The Great Indian Religions: Being a Popular Account of Brahmanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism

by G. T. Bettany Purchase through Amazon  G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany (1850-1891) was born and educated in England, attending Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge University, studying medicine and the natural sciences. He also attended London University in 1871, taking…Read more The Great Indian Religions: Being a Popular Account of Brahmanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism

Signpost of Learning: King Bhumibol’s Pilot Projects on Sufficiency and Sustainability in Food and Food Production

by Frank W. Skilbeck and Keokam Kraisoraphong Purchase on Amazon   Agriculture-related development projects in this publication, all initiated and nurtured by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and members of Thailand’s royal family, are presented out of heartfelt concern for the less…Read more Signpost of Learning: King Bhumibol’s Pilot Projects on Sufficiency and Sustainability in Food and Food Production

California Chinese Chatter

by Albert Dressler Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace by Albert DresslerCalifornia Chinese Chatter contains telegrams sent in 1874 between Chinese citizens living in Downieville, California, and a court transcript of the murder trial of Ah Jake. It offers a…Read more California Chinese Chatter

Tales of Old Japan

by A. B. Mitford Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Sir Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford (1837-1916) was raised to the peerage as Baron of Redesdale in 1902. He was also a Knight of the Bath and a Knight Grand Cross of the…Read more Tales of Old Japan

Oriental Rambles

by George W. Caldwell M.D. Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace No excuse is offered for this volume and no apology is volunteered. The author did the best he could. It is not intended as a guidebook or a romance, but…Read more Oriental Rambles