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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: 3.90 / 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  

Made-Up Facts About: Japan

by R.V. Esquire

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Genre: History, Asia
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Fish, Fishing and Community in North Korea and Neighbours: Vibrant Matter(s)

by Robert Winstanley-Chesters

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Genre: History, Asia
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

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 14 February 2020 onward  

What Is a Family?: Answers from Early Modern Japan

by Mary Elizabeth Berry

What Is a Family? explores the histories of diverse households during the Tokugawa period in Japan (1603–1868). The households studied here differ in locale and in status—from samurai to outcaste, peasant to merchant—but what unites them is life within the social order of the Tokugawa shogunate. The circumstances and choices that made one household unlike another were framed, then as now, by prevailing laws, norms, and controls on resources. These factors led the majority to form stem families, which are a focus of this volume. The essays in this book draw on rich sources—population registers, legal documents, personal archives, and popular literature—to combine accounts of collective practices (such as the adoption of heirs) with intimate portraits of individual actors (such as...

Genre: History, Asia, Parenting & Families
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 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 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Buddhist and Islamic Orders in Southern Asia: Comparative Perspectives

by R. Michael Feener

Over the last few decades historians and other scholars have succeeded in identifying diverse patterns of connection linking religious communities across Asia and beyond. Yet despite the fruits of this specialist research, scholars in the subfields of Islamic and Buddhist studies have rarely engaged with each other to share investigative approaches and methods of interpretation. This volume was conceived to open up new spaces of creative interaction between scholars in both fields that will increase our understanding of the circulation and localization of religious texts, institutional models, ritual practices, and literary specialists.The book’s approach is to scrutinize one major dimension of the history of religion in Southern Asia: religious orders. “Orders” (here referring to Su...

Genre: History, Asia, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism, Islam
Size: 230 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 2.50 / 5
3 reviews

Confucius: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 35 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Ginseng and Borderland: Territorial Boundaries and Political Relations Between Qing China and Choson Korea, 1636-1912

by Seonmin Kim

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.  Ginseng and Borderland explores the territorial boundaries and political relations between Qing China and Choson Korea during the period from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth centuries. By examining a unique body of materials written in Chinese, Manchu, and Korean, and building on recent studies in New Qing History, Seonmin Kim adds new perspectives to current understandings of the remarkable transformation of the Manchu Qing dynasty (1636–1912) from a tribal state to a universal empire. This book discusses early Manchu history and explores the Qing Empire’s policy of controlling Manchuria and Ch...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 224 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 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 13 February 2020 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 13 February 2020 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 13 February 2020 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 13 February 2020 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 13 February 2020 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 13 February 2020 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: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, History, Asia
Size: 251 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.40 / 5
3 reviews

Korean War: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Korean War* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Korean War, which began in 1950 and ended in 1953, is not considered one of the major wars of the twentieth century. However, in reality, it was profoundly impactful on global history. As an early crisis of the Cold War, it set important precedents for how conflicts would be handled during this era. But also, it has shaped Korea’s history for more than half a century. Inside you will read about...✓ Korea before World War II✓ The End of World War II and the Cold War Context✓ The Korean War Begins✓ The United States Enters the Korean War✓ The Korean War Escalates✓ Stalemate at the 38th Parallel✓ After the WarIt was destructiv...

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Ninja: The Ultimate Guide To The Secret History Of The Ninja (Ninjutsu, Ninja)

by Wayne Li

Ninjutsu is the most renowned and misunderstood of all traditional martial arts. The long history of ninjutstu is often murky; surrounded by mystery and secrecy. Here, for the first time, is a factual look at the entire art of ninjutsu, including emergence of the ninja warriors and philosophy in feudal Japan.

This ninja book includes studies of ninjutsu history, philosophy, wisdom, and presents a wide range of information from authors, historians, chronicles and scrolls in order to foster a deep understanding of this "shadowy" art.

For those who train in ninjutsu, for other martial art practitioners, for historians, and for anyone with an interest in Japanese feudal history or Japanese martial arts, Ninja: The Ultimate Guide To The Secret History Of The Ninja shin...

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
8 reviews

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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 12 February 2020 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 12 February 2020 onward  

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

by Len Losik PhD

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 11 February 2020 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
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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
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Odo Kwan Tang Soo Do Korea's Karate: Korea's Special Forces

by Len Losik Ph.D

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
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A Gracious Enemy

by Michael Kramer

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Genre: History, Asia
Size: 402 pages
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THE MIGHTY AMAR SINGH RATHOR: The Gallantry of Rajputs

by Venkatareddy Macha

I am privileged to pen this master piece. I took the main plot of the story and did some of the modifications to the acts of the play form the history which covered the reign of Shajahan from AD 1630 to the death of Amar Singh Rathor in 1644. It is not an imitation of any anybody, it is partially Indian history and the remaining act is fictitious act. It is not intended to anybody.
The mighty Amar Singh Rathor is a romantic and patriotic play. Due to cinema and TV the dramatic art slowly defamed. It is not an exaggeration to say, the present generation of the rural folk once who entertained the dramatic art never had a glance at it, it is losing it fame and diminishing. If it has gone few more years the drama may extinct from the rural scene. Once it is glorified with its name and fa...

Genre: Fiction, Drama, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 97 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Nationalism

by Rabindranath Tagore

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Genre: Fiction, Anthologies, Fiction Classics, History, Asia, Politics & Social Sciences, Ideologies
Size: Unknown
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Revolution Goes East: Imperial Japan and Soviet Communism (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)

by Tatiana Linkhoeva

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Genre: History, Asia, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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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
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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The Emergence of Modern Hinduism: Religion on the Margins of Colonialism

by Richard S. Weiss

The Emergence of Modern Hinduism argues for the importance of regional, vernacular innovation in processes of Hindu modernization. Scholars usually trace the emergence of modern Hinduism to cosmopolitan reform movements, producing accounts that overemphasize the centrality of elite religion and the influence of Western ideas and models. In this study, the author considers religious change on the margins of colonialism by looking at an important local figure, the Tamil Shaiva poet and mystic Ramalinga Swami (1823–1874). Weiss narrates a history of Hindu modernization that demonstrates the transformative role of Hindu ideas, models, and institutions, making this text essential for scholarly audiences of South Asian history, religious studies, Hindu studies, and South Asian studies.Learn m...

Genre: History, Asia, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
Size: 222 pages
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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
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Taiwan and China: Fitful Embrace

by Lowell Dittmer

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. China’s relation to Taiwan has been in constant contention since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in October 1949 and the creation of the defeated Kuomintang (KMT) exile regime on the island two months later. The island’s autonomous sovereignty has continually been challenged, initially because of the KMT’s insistence that it continue to represent not just Taiwan but all of China—and later because Taiwan refused to cede sovereignty to the then-dominant power that had arisen on the other side of the Taiwan Strait. One thing that makes Taiwan so politically difficult and yet so intellectually...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 284 pages
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Tughlaqabad Fort: Discover India | Photojournals (Monuments of Delhi Book 4)

by David Riley

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 98 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea’s Central Folksong Traditions (Music and Performing Arts of Asia and the Pacific)

by Roald Maliangkay

Broken Voices is the first English-language book on Korea’s rich folksong heritage, and the first major study of the effects of Japanese colonialism on the intangible heritage of its former colony. Folksongs and other music traditions continue to be prominent in South Korea, which today is better known for its technological prowess and the Korean Wave of popular entertainment. In 2009, many Koreans reacted with dismay when China officially recognized the folksong Arirang, commonly regarded as the national folksong in North and South Korea, as part of its national intangible cultural heritage. They were vindicated when versions from both sides of the DMZ were included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity a few years later. At least on a nationa...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Music, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 264 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Witness to Marvels: Sufism and Literary Imagination (Islamic Humanities Book 2)

by Tony K. Stewart

A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org.  There is a vast body of imaginal literature in Bengali that introduces fictional Sufi saints into the complex mythological world of Hindu gods and goddesses. Dating to the sixteenth century, the stories—pir katha—are still widely read and performed today. The events that play out rival the fabulations of the Arabian Nights, which has led them to be dismissed as simplistic folktales, yet the work of these stories is profound: they provide fascinating insight into how Islam habituated itself into the cultural life of the Bangla-speaking world. In Witness to Marvels, Tony K. Stewart unearths the dazzling tales of Sufi saints to signal a bold new perspective on the subtle ways Islam assumed its dist...

Genre: History, Asia, World, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 336 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Killing Korea: The Fight for Control of Korea

by Victor Maere

How two opposing sides killed Korea in an effort to save it.You surely have heard something about the Korean War. Or the Forgotten War as some call it.But do you really know all that happened?Have you heard the personal stories from the people who actually saw or did the fighting?If you haven't, you are in for a treat.While the war was among the shortest in history, it left an invisible mark - a divided Korea. And there's a lot that led to that. It wasn't just about the UN and South Korea fighting against North Korea, China, and the Soviet Union.You will: * Learn what UN soldiers did with Chinese corpses when it got cold. * Understand Japan's role in facilitating the war. * Know the real reason China got into the war despite being very scared of America. * Know why America got stung by und...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 53 pages
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Rating: 3.10 / 5
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Hinduism: A Comprehensive Guide to the Hindu Religion, Hindu Gods, Hindu Beliefs, Hindu Rituals and Hinduism History

by Cassie Coleman

Explore the Hindu Religion with its fascinating Rituals and HistoryThis book has eye-opening information about Hinduism that will help you to understand the religion, the Gods, beliefs, rituals and how it has evolved over time.Does Hinduism really have many Gods? Why do Hindus worship the cow? How about the dot… why do they wear it near the middle of their forehead? Why are they forbidden to eat meat…? These are just a few of the countless questions many people ask or wonder about Hinduism, and, whether you are a Hindu or not, there must be questions you may be desiring to get answers to as regards to the Hindu culture/practices, religion or even their history. Hinduism is special and has a lot of material, perhaps because it is the oldest known religion in the world. It therefore pro...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
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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
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Polemics and Patronage in the City of Victory: Vyasatirtha, Hindu Sectarianism, and the Sixteenth-Century Vijayanagara Court (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Valerie Stoker

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.   How did the patronage activities of India’s Vijayanagara Empire (c. 1346–1565) influence Hindu sectarian identities? Although the empire has been commonly viewed as a Hindu bulwark against Islamic incursion from the north or as a religiously ecumenical state, Valerie Stoker argues that the Vijayanagara court was selective in its patronage of religious institutions. To understand the dynamic interaction between religious and royal institutions in this period, she focuses on the career of the Hindu intellectual and monastic leader Vyasatirtha. An agent of the state and a powerful religious authority, V...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Religious Studies
Size: 232 pages
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