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The Book of Samurai: Fundamental Samurai Teachings SAMPLER

by Antony Cummins

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Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 424 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
6 reviews

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 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India

by Danna Agmon

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Genre: History, Asia, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 236 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 394 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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: Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward  

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, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 254 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 March 2019 onward  

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, Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 171 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
14 reviews

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: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 45 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward  

US Nation-Building in Afghanistan (Open Access)

by Conor Keane

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Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 256 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward  

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

by Julia C. Bullock

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, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 310 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
8 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 18 March 2019 onward  

Confucianisms for a Changing World Cultural Order (Confucian Cultures)

by Roger T. Ames

In a single generation, the rise of Asia has precipitated a dramatic sea change in the world’s economic and political orders. This reconfiguration is taking place amidst a host of deepening global predicaments, including climate change, migration, increasing inequalities of wealth and opportunity, that cannot be resolved by purely technical means or by seeking recourse in a liberalism that has of late proven to be less than effective. The present work critically explores how the pan-Asian phenomenon of Confucianism offers alternative values and depths of ethical commitment that cross national and cultural boundaries to provide a new response to these challenges. When searching for resources to respond to the world’s problems, we tend to look to those that are most familiar: Single acto...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions, Religious Studies
Size: 284 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward  

Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy: Comparative Perspectives from Japan, China, and Europe

by Masayuki Tanimoto

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. Scholarly discussions on economic development in history, specifically those linked to industrialization or modern economic growth, have paid great attention to the formation and development of the market economy as a set of institutions able to augment people’s welfare. The role of specific nonmarket practices for promoting the economic development and welfare has been a distinct concern, typically involving discussion of the state’s economic policies. How have societies tackled those issues that the market did not? To what extent did those solutions reflect the structure of an economy?  Public Goods Provision in...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, History, Asia, Europe
Size: 328 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Dead Men Don't Bite: An Ennin Mystery #82

by Ben Stevens

A lunatic drives her country towards utter destruction.A short-story; a warning.''Seb Becker'' is the pseudonym of a very well-known author, who has had enough....

Genre: Fiction, Political, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Travel, Continental Europe, Dystopian
Size: 7 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 March 2019 onward  

Global History and New Polycentric Approaches: Europe, Asia and the Americas in a World Network System (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History)

by Manuel Perez Garcia

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Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Globalisation, International
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Ancient Japan: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient History of Japan, Their Ancient Civilization, and Japanese Culture, Including Stories of the Samurai, ShMguns, and Zen Masters

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 22.72 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2019 onward  

Chinese Working-Class Lives: Getting By in Taiwan (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Hill Gates

Taiwan’s working class has been shaped by Chinese tradition, by colonialism, and by rapid industrialization. This book defines that class, explores that history, and presents with sensitive honesty the life experiences of some of its women and men. Hill Gates first provides a solid and informative introduction to Taiwan’s history, showing how mainland China, Japan, the convulsions of twentieth-century wars, and the East Asian economic expansion interacted in forming Taiwanese urban life. She introduces nine individuals from Taiwan’s three major ethnic groups to tell the stories of their lives in their own words. The narrators include a fortuneteller, a woman laborer, and a retired air force mechanic. A former spirit medium and a janitor are among the others who speak....

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward  

THE SUFI KING OF HINDOSTAN

by REYAZ NADEEM

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 1.04 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
18 reviews

The History of India in 50 Events: (Indian History - Akbar the Great - East India Company - Taj Mahal - Mahatma Gandhi) (Timeline History in 50 Events Book 4)

by Stephan Weaver

Home to the world’s most ancient religions and practices, India is indeed a nation enriched with a fascinating history. The subcontinent has hosted a legion of great empires, monumental battles, religions, cultures, foreign invasions and much besides.

Inside you will learn about...
✓ The Indus Valley Civilization
✓ The Birth of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism
✓ The East Indian Companies
✓ British India
✓ Danish India
✓ Akbar the Great
And much more!

From pre-historic to modern, 50 of the most formative eras of the subcontinent are discussed.
Relating the zenith and nadir of India’s past, this eBook provides crisp and riveting accounts of one of the world’s most ancient nations.
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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 77 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.50 / 5
2 reviews

Fifty Shades of Gei: An Ennin Mystery #46

by Ben Stevens

芸 (gei) - 'art'者 (sha) - 'person'芸者 - 'geisha'A dying geisha describes her stormy affair with a Yakuza boss - and what she did to him when he tried to leave her...Based upon a true story.This is the 46th Ennin Mystery.The AMAZON US #1 Bestseller - The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Stories 1-5 (2014/11/29)NOW AVAILABLE: The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Series 1 - 5 (25 Stories) MEGAPACKAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)'The greatest of Japan's detectives, Ennin, and of course his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai...' M. Dowden, Hall of Fame, TOP 50 Amazon reviewer'I can't stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail...' Pauline'Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan.... Very similar to Holmes and Wa...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 9 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

On Eastern Crossroads (Legends and Prophecies of Asia)

by Agni Yoga Society

In the traditions of all peoples there have been legends of pilgrims who set stones along their path in order to find their way back to the source. “On Eastern Crossroads,” may be regarded in this light, and we feel that each of these superb fragments so carefully gathered by her adds its sparks to the texture of truth, and reveals the steps of the most ancient traditions. In the variety of subjects, in the work, there is no feeling of a personal impress; it is like a wreath of flowers, gathered not with special concern for the specimens, but out of love for the beauty of the entire meadow. One may feel how during many travels each new contribution to the work was added without any negative thought, and thus was gradually filled the collector’s bag of benevolence.It is valuable to fe...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward  

Emerging States and Economies: Their Origins, Drivers, and Challenges Ahead (Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies)

by Takashi Shiraishi

This open access book asks why and how some of the developing countries have “emerged” under a set of similar global conditions, what led individual countries to choose the particular paths that led to their “emergence,” and what challenges confront them. If we are to understand the nature of major risks and uncertainties in the world, we must look squarely at the political and economic dynamics of emerging states, such as China, India, Brazil, Russia, and ASEAN countries. Their rapid economic development has changed the distribution of wealth and power in the world. Yet many of them have middle income status. To global governance issues, they tend to adopt approaches that differ from those of advanced industrialized democracies. At home, rapid economic growth and social cha...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 177 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 March 2019 onward  

Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937-1945

by Nicole Elizabeth Barnes

At publication date, 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. When China’s War of Resistance against Japan began in July 1937, it sparked an immediate health crisis throughout China. In the end, China not only survived the war but emerged from the trauma with a more cohesive population. Intimate Communities argues that women who worked as military and civilian nurses, doctors, and midwives during this turbulent period built the national community, one relationship at a time. In a country with a majority illiterate, agricultural population that could not relate to urban elites’ conceptualization of nationalism, these women used their work of healing t...

Genre: History, Asia, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 303 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 March 2019 onward  

Mountain, Water, Rock, God: Understanding Kedarnath in the Twenty-First Century

by Luke Whitmore

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Science & Maths
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 March 2019 onward  

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, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 231 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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

by Sabine Frühstück

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
16 reviews

Genghis Khan: A Life From Beginning To End (One Hour History Military Generals Book 3)

by Henry Freeman

☆ Genghis Khan ☆
Genghis Khan was the most unlikely of conquerors. An orphan of the Mongolian Steppes, his rise went all but unnoticed by all the great powers around him. His people had been divided and discounted by the Chinese dynasties to his south and completely dismissed by the encroaching Islamic empires to his west.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Mystery of the Steppes
✓ When Warriors Are Made
✓ Rites of Passage
✓ A Battle Against Shamanic Destiny
✓ United They Stand
✓ Throwing Sand at an Empire
✓ Genghis Khan’s Crusade
✓ The Last Days of Genghis Khan

Known as little more than bandits and nomads, Genghis Khan and his Mongolian horde would shake Kings and Emperors to their very core...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 February 2019 onward  

Paths to the Emerging State in Asia and Africa (Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies)

by Keijiro Otsuka

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND license. This book addresses the issue of how a country, which was incorporated into the world economy as a periphery, could make a transition to the emerging state, capable of undertaking the task of economic development and industrialization. It offers historical and contemporary case studies of transition, as well as the international background under which such a transition was successfully made (or delayed), by combining the approaches of economic history and development economics. Its aim is to identify relevant historical contexts, that is, the ‘initial conditions’ and internal and external forces which governed the transition. It also aims to understand what current low-income developing countries require for their transition. Thr...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, History, Asia
Size: 292 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Samurai Arms, Armour & the Tactics of Warfare (The Book of Samurai Series) SAMPLER

by Antony Cummins

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Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Other Eastern Religions, Health & Fitness, Exercise & Fitness
Size: 424 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 February 2019 onward  

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 February 2019 onward  

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