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Brother Number One

A Political Biography Of Pol Pot

by David P Chandler

<p>&quot;Excellent and absorbing.... Indispensable to any attempt to understand the Khmer Rouge.&quot; -William Shawcross New York Review of Books &quot;A dramatic account of Pol Pot's rise to power in 1975 and his direction of Cambodia's ...

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Buddhist Writings on Meditation and Daily Practice

The Serene Reflection Tradition. Including the complete Scripture of Brahma's Net

by Taylor and Francis

<p>This book, first published in 1994, is a compendium of new translations of certain works regarded as fundamental texts in the Serene Reflection Buddhist Tradition (Soto Zen). All the texts were in Chinese, either as original works or as ...

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Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities: Creating Safe and Happy Places for Children

by Lima, Marybeth

<P>We accomplish extraordinary things when we do ordinary things together. This heartfelt and hopeful conviction led LSU professor Marybeth Lima to begin the LSU Community Playground Project in an attempt to involve her students in the larger ...

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Burkina Faso

Unsteady Statehood In West Africa

by Pierre Englebert

<p>Poor even by the standards of West Africa and landlocked at the edge of the Sahel, Burkina Faso—the “Land of Men of Dignity”—has been plagued by political instability since independence from France in 1960. The country has suffered five ...

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Burma In Revolt

Opium And Insurgency Since 1948

by Bertil Lintner

<p>This book explains how Burma's booming drug production, insurgency, and counter-insurgency interrelate—and why the country has been unable to shake off thirty years of military rule and build a modern, democratic society.</p> ...

ISBN: 9780429720598

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Business In Japan

a Guide To Japanese Business Practice And Procedure-- Fully Revised Edition

by Paul Norbury

<p>This book covers the main practical elements of doing business with the Japanese. It gives the reader sufficient background to understand and associate with the Japan of the 1980s as well as support him with the know-how for searching out and

ISBN: 9780429724176

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Caitanya Vai??avism in Bengal

Social Impact and Historical Implications

by Joseph T. O'Connell

<p>Within the broad Hindu religious tradition, there have been for millennia many subtraditions generically called Vai??ava, who insist that the most appropriate mode of religious faith and experience is <em>bhakti</em>, or devotion, to the ...

ISBN: 9780429817960

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Cameroon

Dependence And Independence

by Mark W. DeLancey

<p>This book examines whether Cameroon is self-sufficient in food, debt free, and politically stable, with objectivity and insight. It also examines the success or failure met by Cameroon in solving the problems of nation building, state ...

ISBN: 9780429728440

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Canton In Revolution/h

by Kenneth W Rea

<p>&quot;This volume is a memorial tribute to the late Professor F. Earl Swisher. Born in Lyons, Kansas, July 22, 1902, he was a member of the pioneer generation of American scholars to study China. His early life offered no indication that he ...

ISBN: 9780429726880

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Caravans of the Old Sahara

An Introduction to the History of the Western Sudan

by E. W. Bovill

<p>Since publication in 1957 the importance of Bohannan's study of judicial institutions and procedures among the Tiv has been widely recognized. It has contributed widely to the continuing discussion concerning the objectives and methods to be ...

ISBN: 9781351033329

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Carnival in Louisiana

Celebrating Mardi Gras from the French Quarter to the Red River

by Brian J. Costello

<p>From the revelers on horseback in Eunice and Mamou to the miles-long New Orleans parade routes lined with eager spectators shouting “Throw me something, mister!,” no other Louisiana tradition celebrates the Pelican State’s cultural heritage ...

ISBN: 9780807166543

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Caste in Contemporary India

by SurinderS. Jodhka

<p>Caste is a contested terrain in India's society and polity. This book explores contemporary realities of caste in rural and urban India. Presenting rich empirical findings across north India, it presents an original perspective on the reasons

ISBN: 9781351572613

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Castro and Franco

The Backstage of Cold War Diplomacy

by Haruko Hosoda

<p>Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Spain’s Francisco Franco were two men with very similar backgrounds but very different political ideologies. Both received a Catholic education and had strong connections to the Galicia region of Spain. Both were ...

ISBN: 9780429799587

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Celestial Women

Imperial Wives and Concubines in China from Song to Qing

by Keith McMahon

<p>This volume completes Keith McMahon’s acclaimed history of imperial wives and royal polygamy in China. Avoiding the stereotype of the emperor’s plural wives as mere victims or playthings, the book considers empresses and concubines as ...

ISBN: 9781442255029

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Change and Continuity in the Pacific

Revisiting the Region

by John Connell & Helen Lee

<p>Thousands of studies have been conducted by social scientists in the villages and islands, and increasingly in the towns, of the Pacific. Despite this, there are few longitudinal studies of any great depth and sophistication in the ...

ISBN: 9781351743716

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Changing Social Structure in Ghana

Essays in the Comparative Sociology of a new State and an old Tradition

by Jack Goody

<p>Originally published in 1975, this book presents the results of research into social change in Ghana. The book looks in detail at the problems of particular sub-groups and sectors in one single nation and they show that the field-worker with ...

ISBN: 9780429950773

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Chaos is the New Calm

by Wyn Cooper

<div><p><I>Chaos is the New Calm</I> expands the parameters of the sonnet form, putting rhymes in unusual places, inventing new stanza structures, and addressing a variety of subject matter ranging from travelogue to inner monologue, from social

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Chen Duxiu's Last Articles and Letters, 1937-1942

by Gregor Benton

<p>This book, first pubished in 1998, collects the final letters and articles of Chen Duxiu (1879-1942). He founded the Chinese Communist Party in 1921, after a revolutionary career in the movement that overthrew the Manchus and brought in the ...

ISBN: 9780429799556

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Chen Yun's Strategy for China's Development

by Nicholas R. Lardy, Kenneth Lieberthal & Dong Chen

<p>Originally published in 1983. Since Mao Zedongfs death the Chinese have been debating the future character of the country’s political and economic system. The present collection of Chen Yun’s writings must be read against the backdrop of the ...

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Chiang Kai-Shek's Secret Past

The Memoir Of His Second Wife, Ch'en Chieh-ju

by Ch'en Chieh-ju

<p>This engrossing memoir tells the fascinating story of one of China's great leaders during the Nationalist revolution of the 1920s and of the woman who paid a staggering price so that he could attain his ambition. The tale begins in 1919 when ...

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