Library of Asian Studies

Beijing Express: How To Understand New China - by David Baverez Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace ABOUT THE BOOK 2017. The new President of France just took office. He knows his country needs radical reforms. The question is how to make his mark from the word go and how to make a clean break from his predecessors’ policies. He has an…Read more Beijing Express: How To Understand New China
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 unique view of the difficulties that Chinese immigrants had in the United States, particularly…Read more California Chinese Chatter
Chinese Immigration: Turn of the Century Views - by Mary Roberts Coolidge Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace This volume is one of a number of Westphalia titles significant in the story of the not always happy and often controversial Chinese contact with Western society. In the American case, despite appreciation by scholars for Chinese civilization, cries against Chinese immigration began in response…Read more Chinese Immigration: Turn of the Century Views
Chinese Nights Entertainments: Stories of Old China - Collected by Brian Brown, preface by Sao-ke Alfred Sze Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace “In a small country town in China there lived a great scholar named Kno Tzu Chien. This sage was an authority upon the old classics, and he also loved the folklore and fairy tales of ancient China. On winter…Read more Chinese Nights Entertainments: Stories of Old China
Donald J. Trump’s Presidency: International Perspectives - Editors: John Dixon and Max J. Skidmore Purchase through Amazon  President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy rhetoric and actions become more understandable by reference to his personality traits, his worldview, and his view of the world. His campaign rhetoric catered to Americans comfortable with isolationism and certainly with no appetite for foreign military engagements. So, his…Read more Donald J. Trump’s Presidency: International Perspectives
In the Great God’s Hair: Translated from the Original Manuscript - by F. W. Bain Purchase through Amazon F.W. Bain translated this work from the original Sanskrit, and offered this as an introduction, “The name of the little Indian gable, here presented to the lover of curiosities in an English dress, is ambiguous. We may translate it indifferently, either: The New Moon in the hair of…Read more In the Great God’s Hair: Translated from the Original Manuscript
Jiu-Jitsu Combat Tricks: Japanese Feats of Attack and Defence in Personal Encounter - by H. Irving Hancock Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Jiu-Jitsu is a style of combat that emerges from feudal Japan and has developed into various forms of other popular styles, such as Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In its original form, which developed in Japan during the 1500s, it was developed as a way…Read more Jiu-Jitsu Combat Tricks: Japanese Feats of Attack and Defence in Personal Encounter
Old Chinatown: Turn of the Century Photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown - by Arnold Genthe and Will Irwin Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace This volume is one of a number of Westphalia titles significant in the story of the not always happy and often controversial Chinese contact with Western society. In the American case, despite appreciation by scholars for Chinese civilization, cries against Chinese immigration…Read more Old Chinatown: Turn of the Century Photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown
Old Stories & Sayings from India, Ceylon, Burma, and the Near East - by Isa Fyvie Mayo Purchase through Amazon Isabella Fyvie Mayo was an incredible woman. Born in 1843 in London, she enjoyed the benefits of schooling and encouragement of her writing. She worked tirelessly to help her family, but for many years she was uncompensated for her writing. Finally, once she was published it was to…Read more Old Stories & Sayings from India, Ceylon, Burma, and the Near East
Old-World Japan: Legends of the Land of the Gods - by Frank Rinder Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Frank Rinder (1863-1937) was the art correspondent of the Glasgow Herald and adviser to the National Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. He had the luck of a substantial bequest to the gallery, which enabled him to be aggressive as its agent. His other books included a history…Read more Old-World Japan: Legends of the Land of the Gods
One Little Orchid: Mata Hari: A Marginal Voice - by Sanusri Bhattacharya Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace “Her father was a subject of the Netherlands, and her mother was a Japanese. He died when she was an infant, and in order to protect her from the dangers which beset a young girl of mixed blood in the East, her mother fled from…Read more One Little Orchid: Mata Hari: A Marginal Voice
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 merely as a true account of the events of travel and the points of…Read more Oriental Rambles
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  |  Purchase through CreateSpace 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 fortunate and with infinite respect for the future of mankind.
Stamped: An Anti-Travel Novel - by Kawika Guillermo Buy it in print |  for Kindle Exasperated by the small-minded tyranny of his hometown, Skyler Faralan travels to Southeast Asia with $500 and a death wish. After months of wandering, he crosses paths with other dejected travelers: Sophea, a short-fused NGO worker; Arthur, a brazen expat abandoned by his wife and…Read more Stamped: An Anti-Travel Novel
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 Royal Victorian Order. After joining the Foreign Service in 1858, Lord Redesdale was posted…Read more Tales of Old Japan
The Fire-Fly’s Lovers: And Other Fairy Tales of Old Japan - by William Elliot Griffis Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace William Elliot Griffis (1843-1928) served in the Union Army during the Civil War, then graduated from Rutgers University in 1869. He was a tutor for Taro Kusakabe, which opened up a world of opportunity for him in Japan. In 1870, he was invited to…Read more The Fire-Fly’s Lovers: And Other Fairy Tales of Old Japan
The Great Indian Religions: Being a Popular Account of Brahmanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism - by G. T. Bettany Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace 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 a degree in geology, and later receiving an MA six…Read more The Great Indian Religions: Being a Popular Account of Brahmanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism