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Imperial Technology and 'Native' Agency (Open Access): 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 19 July 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
16 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 18 July 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 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 18 July 2019 onward  

Japan’s Arduous Rejuvenation as a Global Power: Democratic Resilience and the US-China Challenge

by Victor Teo

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Genre: History, Asia, World, Politics & Social Sciences, International, Practical Politics
Size: 242 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Ancient China: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient History of China and the Chinese Civilization Starting from the Shang Dynasty to the Fall of the Han Dynasty

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of ancient China, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!To understand present-day China, its politics, society, and culture in general, we have to go back to the beginnings of the Chinese civilization.In this book, you will be led on a journey through almost 2,000 years of Chinese history, showing you all the ups and downs of those ancient times, the sufferings and joys of the Chinese people, along with their greatest achievements and failures. Dynasties will change, people will be killed and born, art made and destroyed, but the Chinese civilization will prevail, rising from humble beginnings to an empire that at some points outshined any other in the world at that time. And yet it won’t be only a tale of kings and queens, emperors...

Genre: History, Asia, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 122 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 2019 onward  

Tea Before the Rain

by Paul Loong

What do the people of Hong Kong want? Why do they yearn for it so fervently? Tea in the Rain is a narrative of personal discovery as the author seeks answers by connecting history with his own conflicted background as a Chinese in British-ruled Hong Kong. The book revolves around the ideas and emotions that welled up on the day in 1997 when Britain handed the colony back to China. As a journalist, the author interviewed key figures at the time and attended the Handover Ceremony. The book traces the origins of the seemingly irreconcilable differences over the territory's future from the perspective of ordinary Hong Kong people most affected by the outcome. It is written for general readers who are interested in popular history and curious about this amazing place that is changing before our...

Genre: History, Asia
Size: 251 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 2019 onward  

Kong Soo Do: Korea's Way of the Empty Hand Self Defense

by Losik PhD, Len

Kong Soo Do The Way of the Empty Hand explains the origin of the only true style of Korean Karate, as taught by Okinawa Master Gichin Funakoshi. Kong Soo Do was one of the most influential post-WW II Korean martial arts styles that would eventually become infused with the many other styles to become Korean Taekwondo. The author includes the path from Chuan Fa to Karate to Taekowndo and the path from training on dirt floors in Korea to Taekwondo as an Olympic sport with chapters on dojang etiquette and the written instructions and drawings to learn all the Kata for promotion from white belt to Black Belt. Included are the instructions for the five Japanese Heien Kata, Nai Hanji So Dan Kata and Bassai Kata, also proper dojo behavior and the Kong Soo Do colored belt rank system. Other topics ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2019 onward  

Tae Kwon Do and Chang Moo Kwan: The Creation and Evolution

by Losik PhD, Len

Taekwondo and Chang Moo Kwan Creation, History and Evolution describes the founding of the Chang Moo Kwan Tang Soo Do and its many changes as it evolves from teaching Karate, Kwon Bup, Tang Soo Do and Chuan Fa styles to just Taekwondo and why it was one of the driving Kwans in the creation of government support of Tang Soo Do to become Taekwondo and Taekwondo's journey from the dirt floors in post Korean War Kwans to the beautiful Korean Kukkiwon and Tae Kwon Do in the 1988 Olympics. The author describes the life of the founder of the Chang Moo Kwan in Korea as a young boy and his family's decision to send him to Japan to college at the Nihon University and his exploits as a Korean student in an all Japanese college and Japanese Karate club his takeover of the college Karate club and ends ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports
Size: 174 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2019 onward  

Tang Soo Do Chang Moo Kwan: The Creation and History

by Losik PhD, Len

Tang Soo Do Chang Moo Kwan is for the young student as well as the Master Instructor that wants an in-depth understanding of Tang Soo Do's journey from the teaching of Tang Soo Do at the Chang Moo Kwan along with the many other styles of Korea, Japan and China taught there. The author provides the story behind Chang Moo Kwan's creation, evolution and history of the first Korean Kwan created after the Colonial Japanese occupation of Korea ended, World War II ended and the U.S. military removed the colonial Japanese from Korea but Korea was on the brink of yet another war that brought trained and untrained American soldiers and civilians to the Chnag Moo Kwan. The Chang Moo Kwan wasn't the first Kwan allowed to open after the war or the first to use the name Tang Soo Do as one of its styles,...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports, Teen & Young Adult, Sport & Outdoors
Size: 158 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2019 onward  

Odo Kwan Tang Soo Do Korea's Karate: Korea's Special Forces

by Losik Ph.D, Len

Odo Kwan Tang Soo Do Korea's Karate describes the creation, history and evolution of the Korean Kwan by the founder, Grandmaster, Choi, Hong Hi who was ordered by the Korean government to unite the many privately owned martial arts Kwans after world War II so that Korea would have an Olympic martial arts sport. The author describes the Japanese style of Korean Karate Major General Choi taught as a Korean martial art. The Odo Kwan one of Korea's post World War II martial art that would have Major General Choi lose his Ambassadorship position with the Korean government, who created the first international Taekwondo organization required so that Taekwondo could become an Olympic sport. the author described how Brigadier General Choi would and become a threat to the Korean independent governme...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports, Teen & Young Adult, Sport & Outdoors
Size: 266 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2019 onward  

A Gracious Enemy

by Michael Kramer

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Genre: History, Asia
Size: 402 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Nationalism

by Rabindranath Tagore

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Genre: Fiction, Anthologies, Fiction Classics, History, Asia, Politics & Social Sciences, Ideologies
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 July 2019 onward  

Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India (Myth and Poetics)

by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women’s rituals, she looks at the relationship between the framework and organization of indigenous genres and the reception of folklore performance. The regional repertoire under examination presents a strikingly female-centered world. Female performers and characters are active, articulate, and frequently challenge or defy expectations of gender. Men also confound traditional gender roles. Flueckiger includes the translations of two full performance texts of narratives sung by fem...

Genre: Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 424 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2019 onward  

Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road

by Liang Emlyn Yang

This open access book discusses socio-environmental interactions in the middle to late Holocene, covering specific areas along the ancient Silk Road regions. Over twenty chapters provide insight into this topic from various disciplinary angles and perspectives, ranging from archaeology, paleoclimatology, antiquity, historical geography, agriculture, carving art and literacy. The Silk Road is a modern concept for an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries facilitated and intensified processes of cultural interaction and goods exchange between West China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Coherent patterns and synchronous events in history suggest possible links between social upheaval, resource utilization and climate or environment forces along the Silk Road ...

Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 525 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2019 onward  

Te Ninden

by Wan-Cheung Yi

The Imjin War, 1592…

Korea’s Joseon Dynasty falls to myriads of samurai under the hand of the Japanese warlord Taiko-sama. Despite Japan’s victories, ninja master Ryo Uguisu witnesses a different type of war dominated by Korea on the seas. Trained in the Korean language, and charmed by Joseon’s luxuries, Ryo decides to defect from the Japanese army by disguising himself as a Korean. After dragging his birdwatching companion, a Korean-inarticulate blind martial artist, into his scheme, Ryo finds that the Korean and Japanese cultures aren’t all that similar. And to make things worse, the hordes of Taiko-sama always raze his potential homes.

How will the duo manage? How hard can playing Korean be? What of the Imjin War?

Find out in TE N...

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 820 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2019 onward  

The Saburo Hasegawa Reader

by Matthew Kirsch

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 Hasegawa Reader is an open access companion to the bilingual catalogue copublished with The Noguchi Museum to accompany an international touring exhibition, Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan. The exhibition features the work of two artists who were friends and contemporaries: Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa. This volume is intended to give scholars and general readers access to a wealth of archival material and writings by and about Saburo Hasegawa. While Noguchi’s reputation as a preeminent American sculptor of the twentieth century only grows stronger,...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Asia
Size: 175 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2019 onward  

Multiculturalism in the British Commonwealth: Comparative Perspectives on Theory and Practice

by Richard T. Ashcroft

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Genre: History, Asia, Europe, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Practical Politics
Size: 305 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 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 12 July 2019 onward  

THE ART OF PEACE: An Illustrated Biography about Prince Iyesato Tokugawa (Expanded Edition)

by Stan S. Katz

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Genre: History, Asia
Size: 66.12 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

The Empire of Japan viewed from the World history: This book enables you to win the debate with Chinese or Korean people concerning the Japanese modern history.

by Suan Maimoto

The content and aim of this book are roughly as follows.1. To understand the background of the imperialism established in the Great Powers (European nations, USA and Russia) who played the greedy competition of getting more and more colonies in all over the World in the 19th century.2. To clarify the reason that Japan, as the Empire of Japan, had to aim at becoming a member of the Great Powers as the only option. 3. To understand that the Jewish problem was deeply related with the process of the Empire of Japan becoming a member of the Great Powers.4. To understand that the imperialism by the Empire of Japan was based on the idea of Pan-Asianism and aimed to abolish the racial discrimination by the Great Powers of white people and establish the co-existence and co-prosperity of Asian count...

Genre: History, Asia
Size: 311 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

omar ibn al-khattab

by ali muhammed

Umar Ibn Al-Khattab was the second Caliph of the Muslim Ummah and the first Muslim leader to be called the Commander of the Faithful. After the death of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), his closest friend Abu Bakr became his successor and led the Muslims for around two years...

Genre: History, Asia
Size: 544 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
3 reviews

Ancient Japan: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient History of Japan, Their Ancient Civilization, and Japanese Culture, Including Stories of the Samurai, Shōguns, 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 10 July 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
152 reviews

The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura

“The Philosophy of Tea is not mere aestheticism in the ordinary acceptance of the term, for it expresses conjointly with ethics and religion our whole point of view about man and nature. It is hygiene, for it enforces cleanliness; it is economics, for it shows comfort in simplicity rather than in the complex and costly; it is moral geometry, inasmuch as it defines our sense of proportion to the universe. It represents the true spirit of Eastern democracy by making all its votaries aristocrats in taste”....

Genre: History, Asia
Size: 55 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 July 2019 onward  

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