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Confucianism: Its Roots and Global Significance (Confucian Cultures)

by Ming-huei Lee and David Jones

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 172 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 December 2018 onward  

Confucianisms for a Changing World Cultural Order (Confucian Cultures)

by Roger T. Ames and Peter D. Hershock

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 15 December 2018 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 15 December 2018 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 15 December 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
20 reviews

Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap

by Tony Wheeler

Lonely Planet: #1 Travel publisher in the world* Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap is a reprint of the very first Lonely Planet guide, originally published in 1973. It gives anyone interested in travel a unique insight into how Lonely Planet began and an idea of what it was like to travel overland from Europe to Asia, 40 years ago. Inside Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap Introduction to the Lonely Planet story Latest eBooks Discover how far Lonely Planet's books have changed over the last 40 years Country by country get an understanding of what it was like to travel overland in the 70s... ideal for the armchair traveller eBook Features Seamlessly flip between pages Quickly find what you are looking for with search capabilities Use bookmarks to quickly return to a page ...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel, Guidebook Series
Size: 138 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 December 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
3 reviews

Japan: A 365 Day History

by Ben Stevens

***JUST 99¢ FOR A LIMITED TIME*** An 'On this day', 240+ page guide to the history of a fascinating nation. Over 365 key events are documented, including famous births, deaths, battles, crimes, discoveries, scandals, inventions, speeches, artists, arrests, disasters and much more. Includes the legendary story of THE 47 RONIN, now a hit movie starring Keanu Reeves.Ideal for anyone with an interest in Japanese/oriental history - ancient to modern.From the author of  A GAIJIN'S GUIDE TO JAPAN (HarperCollins)....

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 248 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 December 2018 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 06 December 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Excellent Things in Women: A Memoir of Postcolonial Pakistan (Chicago Shorts)

by Sara Suleri Goodyear

Sometimes, only the most heartbreaking memories possess the capacity—in their elegiac immediacy—to take our breath away. With Excellent Things in Women, Sara Suleri offers the reader a delicately wrought memoir of life in postcolonial Pakistan. Suleri intertwines the violent history of Pakistan's independence with her own intimate experiences—relating the tumult of growing up female during a time of fierce change in the Middle East in the 1960s and ’70s. In the two selections presented here, “Excellent Things in Women” and “Meatless Days,” we watch as Suleri re-encounters the relationships that inform her voyage from adolescence to womanhood—with her Welsh mother; her Pakistani father, prominent political journalist Z. A. Suleri; and her tenacious grandmother, Dadi, along...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 November 2018 onward  

The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Berthe Jansen

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. The Monastery Rules discusses the position of the monasteries in pre-1950s Tibetan Buddhist societies and how that position was informed by the far-reaching relationship of monastic Buddhism with Tibetan society, economy, law, and culture. Jansen focuses her study on monastic guidelines, or bca’ yig. The first study of its kind to examine the genre in detail, the book contains an exploration of its parallels in other Buddhist cultures, its connection to the Vinaya, and its value as socio-historical source-material. The guidelines are witness to certain socio-economic changes, while also c...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism, Other Practices
Size: 309 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 November 2018 onward  

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 18 November 2018 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 18 November 2018 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 18 November 2018 onward  

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