29 Mar 2020

Category: Asia


New Times in Modern Japan 

New Times in Modern Japan concerns the transformation of time–the reckoning of time–during Japan’s Meiji period, specifically from around 1870 to 1900. Time literally changed as the archipelago synchronized with the Western imperialists’ reckoning of time. The solar calendar and clock became standard timekeeping devices,…


Unnatural Deaths in the U.S.S.R. 

This astonishing and sobering account of government- and war-induced civilian deaths in the Soviet Union calculates that Soviet loss of life between 1928 and 1954 was far higher than Western ex-perts have ever believed. Applying mathematical techniques to Soviet demographic statistics, Dyadkin shows that Stalinist…


Russian Approaches to International Law 

This book addresses a simple question: how do Russians understand international law? Is it the same understanding as in the West or is it in some ways different and if so, why? It answers these questions by drawing on from three different yet closely interconnected…


Essential Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary: Speak Cantonese with Confidence (Cantonese Chinese Phrasebook & Dictionary with Manga illustrations) (Essential Phrasebook and Dictionary Series) 

Look-up words quickly and easily with this travel size Cantonese phrasebook and dictionary. Essential Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary clearly and concisely presents all the everyday words, phrases and expressions you need when traveling to Hong Kong and Canton (Guangdong). In this accessible phrasebook you’ll find:…


Mini Vietnamese Dictionary: Vietnamese-English / English-Vietnamese Dictionary (Tuttle Mini Dictionary) 

This is the most up-to-date Vietnamese mini dictionary available! Ideal for any application where a handy, portable dictionary is required—whether for travel, business or study. This powerful pocket reference contains the following essential features: Bidirectional English-Vietnamese and Vietnamese-English sections Covers 15,000 essential words, idioms, and…


Exiled to Stalin’s Prisons 

“Why have I been exiled to prison?” It was a question millions of Soviet citizens asked themselves in the latter 1930s and in the years that followed World War Two. The charges brought against those who were imprisoned were decided by the State and the…