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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 24 January 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 20 January 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 18 January 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 17 January 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 14 January 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 14 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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

by Danna Agmon

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Genre: History, Asia, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 236 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 January 2020 onward  

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 January 2020 onward  

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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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A Bowl for a Coin: A Commodity History of Japanese Tea

by William Wayne Farris

A Bowl for a Coin is the first book in any language to describe and analyze the history of all Japanese teas from the plant’s introduction to the archipelago around 750 to the present day. To understand the triumph of the tea plant in Japan, William Wayne Farris begins with its cultivation and goes on to describe the myriad ways in which the herb was processed into a palatable beverage, ultimately resulting in the wide variety of teas we enjoy today. Along the way, he traces in fascinating detail the shift in tea’s status from exotic gift item from China, tied to Heian (794–1185) court ritual and medicinal uses, to tax and commodity for exchange in the 1350s, to its complete nativization in Edo (1603–1868) art and literature and its eventual place on the table of every Japanese hou...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Industries & Professions, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 248 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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

by Richard T. Ashcroft

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Genre: History, Asia, Australia & Oceania, Europe, UK, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Practical Politics
Size: 305 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 January 2020 onward  

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Language of the Snakes: Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the Language Order of Premodern India (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Andrew Ollett

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Language of the Snakes traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first centuries of the common era. Although little studied today, Prakrit was an important vector of the kavya movement and once joined Sanskrit at the apex of classical Indian literary culture. The opposition between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring “language order” in India, a set of ways of thinking about, naming, classifying, representing, and ultimately using languages. As a language of classical literature that nevertheless retained its as...

Genre: Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Outcasts of Empire: Japan's Rule on Taiwan's "Savage Border," 1874-1945 (Asia Pacific Modern Book 16)

by Paul D. Barclay

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.Outcasts of Empire unveils the causes and consequences of capitalism’s failure to “batter down all Chinese walls” in modern Taiwan. Adopting micro- and macrohistorical perspectives, Paul D. Barclay argues that the interpreters, chiefs, and trading-post operators who mediated state-society relations on Taiwan’s “savage border” during successive Qing and Japanese regimes rose to prominence and faded to obscurity in concert with a series of “long nineteenth century” global transformations.   Superior firepower and large economic reserves ultimately enabled Japanese statesmen to discard mediators on the bor...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 322 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa's Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960

by David G. Atwill

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.Islamic Shangri-La transports readers to the heart of the Himalayas as it traces the rise of the Tibetan Muslim community from the 17th century to the present. Radically altering popular interpretations that have portrayed Tibet as isolated and monolithically Buddhist, David Atwill's vibrant account demonstrates how truly cosmopolitan Tibetan society was by highlighting the hybrid influences and internal diversity of Tibet. In its exploration of the Tibetan Muslim experience, this book presents an unparalleled perspective of Tibet's standing during the rise of post–World War II Asia.  ...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 258 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Emerging States and Economies: Their Origins, Drivers, and Challenges Ahead (Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies)

by Takashi Shiraishi

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

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 177 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 January 2020 onward  

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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 08 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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On Eastern Crossroads (Legends and Prophecies of Asia)

by Agni Yoga Society

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

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Life In India: Traditions Culture and Bollywood

by Tom Stewart

This is a complete guide for all aged readers out there who wish to know more about the glorious life in India. From their traditions to culture and even sacred acts that most of us never knew about! Have you ever looked deeper into the nitty gritty details of a certain or specific tradition?
The history behind all the Indian myths? This is exactly what you’ll be reading about and soon enough, you’ll be so engrossed in the book that you’ll just want to read and read. We’ll be unveiling multiple unknown facts about Indian traditions that were only thought to be true in folktales.

• Indian History
• The culture that prevails in India
• Why Indian architecture is so popular around the globe
• Indian foods and spices
• Yoga & Medita...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Travel
Size: 47 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
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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 20 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

YUSHIN KIM: The UNIFIER of the KOREAN PENINSULA (The Unknown Leaders: Their Struggle and Success Book 1)

by Young H. D. Kim

He was the symbol of unity.

He lived with the people, among the people, through the hardest moment in their lives.

This is the story of the great leader and his brave countrymen....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Leadership
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
40 reviews

Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World

by Lesley Downer

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 384 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

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

by Antony Cummins

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Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Other Eastern Religions, Health & Fitness, Exercise & Fitness
Size: 424 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 December 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 06 January 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 22 January 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 21 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 January 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 14 January 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 13 January 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 18 January 2020 onward  

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