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Song Moo Kwan Tang Soo Do: The Kwan that Started Korea's Martial Arts

by Losik Ph.D, Len

Song Moo Kwan Tang Soo Do explains the creation, history and evolution of the first Korean martial arts Kwan opened just as World War II was ending and its founder. The Song Moo Kwan was the first Kwan named after the Japanese Shotokan style that is named for the pine trees that surrond Mt. Songshan in China, the home of the first Shaolin Temple whose monks trained daily in Kwon Bup (Kor., Chuan Fa Chinese.) as preventive medicine program developed and spread by the Buddhist monks. Buddhism was brought to China from India using the Silk Road and adopted throughout Asia by the Buddhist's Shaolin Temple where for the Buddhist's emphasis on physical and mental health improvements, preventive medicine, medical surgeries and pharmaceutical treatments that were unknown in China at the time and ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports
Size: 164 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Hindu Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Hindu Myths, Hindu Gods, and Hindu Goddesses

by Matt Clayton

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
Size: 3.59 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
4 reviews

Japanese Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Japanese Folklore, Myths, Fairy Tales, Yokai, Heroes and Heroines

by Matt Clayton

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Historical Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Fiction, Children's Fiction
Size: 3.96 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 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 24 February 2020 onward  

Under the Cherry Blossoms: An Introduction to Japanese Tree Folklore

by Christopher Kincaid

Murder. Love. Sacrifice. From stories about a willow who falls in love with a human to an old samurai who kills himself so his beloved tree can live, Japanese folklore venerates trees. Beyond the sakura, the famous cherry tree, Japanese farmers told stories about the trees that welcomed them home and supported every aspect of their lives. Trees not only support our lives by providing building materials, food, and warmth, but they also teach us how to be human....

Genre: Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 85 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

The Mongols: A History

by Jeremiah Curtin

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 226 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 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 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

History's Greatest Conquerors: Genghis Khan (World's Conquerors Book 1)

by Walter J. Scott

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 67 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Tang Soo Do Book of Hyungs Volume I: The Five Kee Cho and Five Pyung Ahn Hyungs

by Losik Ph.D, Len

Tang Soo Do Book of Hyungs Volume I includes both step-by-step written instructions and associated drawings for learning the beginning Kee Cho Hyung Il Bu, Kee Cho Hyung E Bu, Kee Cho Hyung Sum Bu and the new Kee Cho Hyung Sa Bu and Kee Cho Hyung O Bu and the intermediate hyungs Pyung Ahn Cho Dan, Pyung Ahn E Dan, Pyung Ahn Sum Dan, Pyung Ahn Sa Dan, Pyung Ahn O Dan classical Hyungs. Also included is the author's history of Tang Soo Do and the list classical Korean Tang Soo Do Hyungs that were shared among the many Korean Kwans teaching Tang Soo Do after World War II, the relationship between Hyungs and it's animal symbol are discussed, the importance to Tang Soo Do belonging to the early Korean Kwans and the early Kwan leaders. Also included is a table of all the early Kwans and details o...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports, Teen & Young Adult, Sport & Outdoors
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
220 reviews

The Book of Five Rings

by Musashi Miyamoto

Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML)  and include a bonus link to the free audio book.Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings, is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra.The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise....

Genre: History, Asia, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism, Sport, Individual Sports, Fishing & Other Outdoor Pursuits
Size: 60 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

History of India: A History In 50 Events

by Hourly History

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Genre: History, Asia, World, Nonfiction
Size: 2.40 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Moo Duk Kwan The History and Evolution: Hwang Kee's Contribution to Korea's Martial Arts Community: Latest Edition

by Len Losik Ph.D

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Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Sport, Individual Sports
Size: 179 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

50 things to do in Agra (50 Things (Discover India) Book 6)

by David Riley

Agra forms a part of the golden triangle in India, famous for its tourism (other cities include Delhi and Jaipur.) It consists of 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and the Taj Mahal (one of the 7 wonders of the world.)

The Taj Mahal forms the face of Agra, and its tourism, in the form of the most beautiful Mausoleum ever built. But there is more to Agra than just visiting the Taj. And this book attempts to uncover the ‘hidden jewels’ of Agra, as well as a list of 50 things you could do while you’re in the city.

So, discover these ‘unseen monuments’ in your next visit of Agra, and you’ll find that you see the city in a whole new way, and admire its historicity even more.

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1)

by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fashion, Film & Video, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Television, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Travel, Business & Finance, Business Life, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Investing, Marketing & Sales, Personal Finance, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Internet, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outd
Size: 454 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

The Armenians of India: Merchants of Empires from the Age of Vishnu and Home Again

by Michael Boyajian

The book details the little known Armenian community in India that controlled global trade and supported the world wide Armenian diaspora. Yet for themselves they were content to build beautiful churches that tied them to the motherland that they never knew....

Genre: History, Asia
Size: 70 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Rules of the House: Family Law and Domestic Disputes in Colonial Korea (Global Korea Book 2)

by Sungyun Lim

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Gandhi: Racist or Revolutionary?

by Pieter Friedrich

Gandhi has been called the “Father of India” and his name is often invoked as a synonym for peaceful revolution, compassion, and racial harmony. Many leaders, scholars, and academics have continued to uphold this narrative of Gandhi for decades. But is there another side to Gandhi’s legacy which has been suppressed? This booklet examines the topic of whether Gandhi was a racist or a revolutionary by delving into his words and actions on three major topics — personal morality, the caste system, and the African people....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
111 reviews

30 Days Whole Foods Cookbook: 500 Whole Food Recipes with 4-Week Meal Plan

by Sandra Walton

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Genre: Food & Drink, Special Occasions, History, Asia
Size: 5.45 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Kalibangan: The History of the Indus Valley Civilization’s Provincial Capital in Ancient India

by Charles River Editors

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Genre: History, Asia
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.20 / 5
3 reviews

The History of China in 50 Events: (Opium Wars - Marco Polo - Sun Tzu - Confucius - Forbidden City - Terracotta Army - Boxer Rebellion) (History by Country Timeline Book 2)

by Henry Freeman

☆ Chinese History in 50 Events ☆
As one of the oldest civilizations in the world, China has a vast, rich history. In order to assist with the study of Chinese history, this book has been broken down into a series of straightforward, easy-to-read vignettes.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Great Flood
✓ The Great Wall is begun
✓ The Terra Cotta Army is created
✓ Gunpowder is invented
✓ Great Anti-Buddhist Persecution
✓ Marco Polo travels to China
✓ The Forbidden City is completed
✓ First Opium War
✓ SARS outbreak
And much more!

This book will provide in-depth insights into some of the most important events in Chinese history while providing an overall context within which ...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Dear Sakhi: The Lost Journals of the Ladies of Hastinapur

by Sharath Komarraju

For the first time ever, the ladies of Hastinapur give us our innermost thoughts. Listen in on the words of Ganga, Satyavati, Kunti, Gandhari, Amba and Draupadi as they open their hearts to their companions.

- What did Draupadi think during her last moments of life?
- How did Kunti feel on the day she abandoned Karna?
- Why did Amba burn with revenge so, and did it satiate her when she got it?
- What is it like to be mother to the greatest hero of the age?
- What is Satyavati's secret?

Find out answers to these and many more questions when you read 'Dear Sakhi'. If you're a mythology fan, this is a must-have....

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Fairy Tales
Size: 58 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Confucianism: Its Roots and Global Significance (Confucian Cultures)

by Ming-huei Lee

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 172 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan

by Rebecca Corbett

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 202 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Parameters of Disavowal: Colonial Representation in South Korean Cinema (Global Korea Book 1)

by Jinsoo An

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 colonial experience of the early twentieth century shaped Korea’s culture and identity, leaving a troubling past that was subtly reconstructed in South Korean postcolonial cinema. Relating postcolonial discourses to a reading of Manchurian action films, kisaeng and gangster films, and revenge horror films, Parameters of Disavowal shows how filmmakers reworked, recontextualized, and erased ideas and symbols of colonial power. In particular, Jinsoo An examines how South Korean films privileged certain sites, such as the kisaeng house and the Manchurian frontier, generating unique meanings that challenged the do...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 208 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
7 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 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
2 reviews

NORTH KOREA: Learn Everything You Need To Know About North Korea During The USA & North Korean Missile Conflict – IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES

by Jay Benright

In the time that most people take to eat their lunch – around 30 minutes - this book will give you all the information you need to know about North Korea. Filled with page after page of interesting, unusual and fascinating facts about the history & leadership of North Korea, the people and their living conditions, the Military that is the 4th largest in the world and finally an update and analysis of the current missile dispute between the USA and North Korea.Did you know for example that 18 million out of 25 million North Korean citizens live without any electricity? Or that only 1.3 million people have a landline phone and 3.3 million people have a cellular phone? How about there are 28 “Official” Hairstyles that men and women must adhered to? Or over the past 60 years 23,000 N...

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 24 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

History of the Asian Masters: Chronicling 35,000 Years of Asian Fighting Arts

by Losik Ph.D, Len

Secrets of the Asian Masters chronicles the never before told story of the stone age origin and evolution of the fighting arts throughout Asia dating back 35,000 years. It also includes battlefield applications, ancient masters, the evolution of ancient manuscripts, ancient writings, origins of today's oral traditions, the importance of ancient Masters such as Lao Tzu, Confucius, and Lao Tzu's theory of relativity he preached and improved and expanded on by Albert Einstein. It includes the writings of Tao, I Ching, Tao Te Ching, Buddha, and K'ungfu tze,(Confucius) and describes their influence and necessity on all fighting/martial arts. Secrets of the Asian Masters chronicles the world events down through history and the their destruction and recreation that became today's fighting arts/ma...

Genre: History, Asia, Sport
Size: 205 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Between Psychology and Philosophy: East-West Themes and Beyond (Palgrave Studies in Comparative East-West Philosophy)

by Michael Slote

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Genre: History, Asia, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Health & Fitness, Mental Health
Size: 215 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

Vietnam War: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Vietnam War* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Vietnam War remains one of the most iconic events of the twentieth century. In the United States, it polarized public opinion and changed foreign policy. It destroyed the presidency of Lyndon Johnson and was the catalyst for a massively impactful protest movement. More importantly, in Vietnam, as well as surrounding areas, it caused untold destruction, death, and suffering. Inside you will read about...✓ Vietnam’s Past✓ Exit the French✓ The United States and Ngo Dinh Diem✓ The Resistance War Against America Begins✓ “Americanization”✓ The American Home Front✓ Vietnamization and President Nixon✓ The End of the Vietnam ...

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

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