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Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968

by Nha Ca & Olga Dror Indiana University Press (September 04, 2014)

Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father's funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around...


Singapore and the Many Headed Monster: A New Perspective on the Riots of 1950,1961 and 1969

by Joe Conceicao eBookIt.com (August 24, 2014)

Former Member of Parliament and diplomat Joe Conceicao (b. 1924) has chronicled the three occasions in Singapore history where the many-headed monster (riots) had been sighted: the three race riots that erupted...


Pigs and Persons in the Philippines: Human-Animal Entanglements in Ifugao Rituals

by Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme Lexington Books (May 29, 2014)

This book examines how pigs are entangled in the constitution of relations between humans and between humans and spirits among the Ifugao of Northern Luzon in the Philippines. The book applies concepts like...


Rice Wars in Colonial Vietnam: The Great Famine and the Viet Minh Road to Power

by Geoffrey C. Gunn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2014)

This book offers the first detailed English-language examination of the Great Vietnamese Famine of 1945, which left at least a million dead, and links it persuasively to the largely unexpected Viet Minh seizure...


Indochina and Vietnam: The Thirty-five Year War, 1940-1975

by Robert Miller & Dennis D. Wainstock Enigma Books (November 15, 2013)

Comprehensive, easy-to-read, and objective history of the Indochina and Vietnam wars for the general reader and undergraduate students.


Customs and Culture of Vietnam

by Ann Caddell Crawford & Henry Cabot Lodge Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1966)

A concise, information-packed background of the history and culture of Vietnam, including the country's relations with the United States.

Comprehensive and authoritative, this book accurately describes this fascinating...


Early Civilizations of Southeast Asia

by Dougald J. W. O'Reilly AltaMira Press (December 21, 2006)

Early Civilizations of Southeast Asia presents a fascinating synthesis of research on the prehistoric societies of mainland Southeast Asia. Drawing on archaeological and historical research, both old and new,...


Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

by Kathleen M. Adams & Kathleen A. Gillogly Indiana University Press (July 18, 2011)

This lively survey of the peoples, cultures, and societies of Southeast Asia introduces a region of tremendous geographic, linguistic, historical, and religious diversity. Encompassing both mainland and island...


Writing the Mughal World

by Muzaffar Alam & Sanjay Subrahmanyam Columbia University Press (August 09, 2011)

Two leading historians of early modern South Asia present nine major joint essays on the Mughal Empire, framed by an important introductory reflection. Stretching from the mid-sixteenth to the early nineteenth...


Historical Dictionary of Laos

by Martin Stuart-Fox Scarecrow Press (February 06, 2008)

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Laos-through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places,...


Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations

by Donald E. Weatherbee Scarecrow Press (April 23, 2008)

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of U.S.-Southeast Asia relations and places them in the context of the complex...


Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam

by Jatswan S. Sidhu Scarecrow Press (December 22, 2009)

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam substantially updates the first edition through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography,...


Agent Orange: The Cleanup Begins

by John Stapleton eBookIt.com (April 08, 2013)

Thirty seven years after the end of the Vietnam War an historic event occurred at busy Da Nang Airport, an Agent Orange hot spot where tonnes of the infamous herbicide were decanted and reloaded on to cargo...


The Indonesian Presidency: The Shift from Personal toward Constitutional Rule

by Angus McIntyre Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 11, 2005)

This pioneering study of the Indonesian presidency significantly redefines our understanding of Indonesian politics from independence to the present. Angus McIntyre blends political biography with constitutional...


The Tet Offensive: A Concise History

by James H. Willbanks Columbia University Press (January 05, 2007)

In the Tet Offensive of 1968, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces launched a massive countrywide attack on South Vietnam. Though the Communists failed to achieve their tactical and operational objectives,...


Dragon Ascending

by Henry Kamn Arcade (February 07, 2012)

A firsthand report on contemporary Vietnam presents a portrait of a nation that is struggling under the hold of Communism and places the Vietnam war in the perspective of a four-thousand-year-old history.


MacArthur's Papua New Guinea Offensive, 1942-1943

by Jon Diamond Pen and Sword Military (May 27, 2020)

The Japanese seizure of Rabaul on New Britain in January 1942 directly threatened Northern Australia and, as a result, General Douglas MacArthur took command of the Southwest Pacific Area. In July 1942, the...


Where China Meets India

by Thant Myint-U Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 12, 2011)

Thant Myint-U's Where China Meets India is a vivid, searching, timely book about the remote region that is suddenly a geopolitical center of the world.

From their very beginnings, China and India have been walled...


Cambodia: Report From a Stricken Land

by Henry Kamm Arcade (January 12, 2012)

Based on his observations over three decades, Henry Kamm, Pulitzer Prize-winning NEW YORK TIMES Southeast Asia correspondent, unravels the complexities of Cambodia. Kamm's invaluable document--a factual and...


Perfect Hostage

by Justin Wintle Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

Burma is a country where, as one senior UN official puts it, "just to turn your head can mean imprisonment or death."

Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the world's foremost inspirational revolutionary leaders. Considered...


Pol Pot

by Philip Short Henry Holt and Co. (March 31, 2007)

A gripping and definitive portrait of the man who headed one of the most enigmatic and terrifying regimes of modern times

In the three and a half years of Pol Pot's rule, more than a million Cambodians, a fifth...


The Jakarta Method

by Vincent Bevins & Tim Paige Public Affairs (May 19, 2020)

The hidden story of the wanton slaughter - in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world - backed by the United States.

In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million...


The Edge of Terror

by Scott Walker Thomas Dunne Books (October 12, 2009)

A gripping account of courage, death, and survival in the war-torn islands of the Philippines.

As Japanese military strategists planned their secret offensive against the United States in 1941, they designed...


Fierce Enigmas

by Srinath Raghavan Basic Books (October 15, 2018)

The two-hundred-year history of the United States' involvement in South Asia -- the key to understanding contemporary American policy in the region

South Asia looms large in American foreign policy. Over the...


Vietnam

by Christopher Goscha Basic Books (September 12, 2016)

The definitive history of modern Vietnam, lauded as "groundbreaking" (Guardian) and "the best one-volume history of modern Vietnam in English" (Wall Street Journal) and a finalist for the Cundill History Prize...


Eye of the Tiger

by John Edmund Delezen & David Marantz Blackstone Publishing (February 11, 2020)

"We live together under the thick canopy, each searching for the other; the same leeches and mosquitoes that feed on our blood feed on his blood." John Edmund Delezen felt a kinship with the people he was to...


Hanoi's War

by Lien-Hang T. Nguyen & Hillary Huber Blackstone Publishing (October 23, 2012)

While most historians of the Vietnam War focus on the origins of US involvement and the Americanization of the conflict, Lien-Hang T. Nguyen examines the international context in which North Vietnamese leaders...


The English Governess at the Siamese Court

by Anna Harriette Leonowens & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

This 1870 memoir, which was the basis for the musical The King and I, vividly recounts the experiences of Anna Harriette Leonowens, who served as a governess for the sixty-plus children of King Mongkut of Siam...


Defiant

by Alvin Townley & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2014)

The story of the indomitable American POWs who endured"Alcatraz," the Hanoi prison camp where North Vietnam locked its most dangerousand subversive prisoners, and the wives who fought to bring them home

During...


The Golden Triangle

by Bertil Lintner, Richard C. Hottelet, Mike Hassell & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (March 19, 2006)

Thailand, Laos, and Burma have been known as the “Golden Triangle” because of their historically prominent role in the drug trade. For centuries, these countries have produced the opium that has attracted...


Last Stand at Khe Sanh

by Gregg Jones & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2014)

The vivid, fast-paced account of the siege of Khe Sanh toldthrough the eyes of the men who lived it.

For seventy-seven days in 1968, amid fears that Americafaced its own disastrous Dien Bien Phu, six thousand...


Combat Swimmer

by Robert A. Gormly & Adams Morgan Blackstone Publishing (November 02, 2010)

The US Navy SEALs created a legend that would grow throughout the Vietnam War, earning an enemy bounty to anyone who could capture or kill one. As leader of the SEALs, Captain Robert A. Gormly tells his amazing...


Tiger Force

by Michael Sallah, Mitch Weiss & Harry Chase Little, Brown & Company (May 15, 2006)

At the outset of the Vietnam War, the Army created an experimental fighting unit that became known as "Tiger Force." The Tigers were to be made up of the cream of the crop-the very best and bravest soldiers...


History of the Philippines

by Luis H. Francia Abrams Press (September 17, 2013)

From ancient Malay settlements to Spanish colonization, the American occupation and beyond, A History of the Philippines recasts various Philippine narratives with an eye for the layers of colonial and post-colonial...


Cargo Cult as Theater: Political Performance in the Pacific

by Dorothy K. Billings Lexington Books (May 28, 2002)

Dorothy K. Billings' unique ethnography is based on thirty-five years of anthropological fieldwork in Papua New Guinea. Cargo Cult as Theater offers anthropologists, and anyone interested in the Johnson cult,...


The Dutch East Indies Red Cross, 1870–1950

by Leo van Bergen Lexington Books (January 29, 2019)

The Dutch East Indies Red Cross (NIRK) took action in 1873 when the Aceh War broke out, which lasted several decades. In this war the organization’s neutrality was tested, but it turned out not to be an issue....


When Violence Works

by PATRICK BARRON Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

Why are some places successful in moving from war to consolidated peace while others continue to be troubled by violence? And why does postconflict violence take different forms and have different intensities?...


Beyond the Asylum

by Claire E. Edington Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

Claire Edington's fascinating look at psychiatric care in French colonial Vietnam challenges our notion of the colonial asylum as a closed setting, run by experts with unchallenged authority, from which patients...


Arc of Containment

by Wen-Qing Ngoei Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

Arc of Containment recasts the history of American empire in Southeast and East Asia from World War II through the end of American intervention in Vietnam. Setting aside the classic story of anxiety about falling...


The House on Dream Street

by Dana Sachs Algonquin Books (September 08, 2000)

Dana Sachs went to Hanoi when tourist visas began to be offered to Americans; she was young, hopeful, ready to immerse herself in Vietnamese culture. She moved in with a family and earned her keep by teaching...


The Lady and the Peacock

by Peter Popham The Experiment (May 04, 2013)

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi—known to the world as an icon for democracy and nonviolent dissent in oppressed Burma, and to her followers as simply “The Lady”—has recently returned to international...


Sources of Vietnamese Tradition

by George Dutton, Jayne Werner & John K. Whitmore Columbia University Press (August 21, 2012)

This work covers Vietnamese culture from its origins to the present. Vietnamese culture is heterogeneous, reflecting the country's shifting geography and multiple peoples over the past two thousand years. It...


Literature among the Ruins, 1945–1955

by Michael K. Bourdaghs, Atsuko Ueda, Hirokazu Toeda & Richi Sakakibara et al. Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

In the wake of the disaster of 1945—as Japan was forced to remake itself from “empire” to “nation” in the face of an uncertain global situation—literature and literary criticism emerged as highly...


More Than Words

by Richard Fox Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

Grounded in ethnographic and archival research on the island of Bali, More Than Words challenges conventional understandings of textuality and writing as they pertain to the religious traditions of Southeast...


Anthropogenic Rivers

by Jerome Whitington Cornell University Press (January 15, 2019)

In the 2000s, Laos was treated as a model country for the efficacy of privatized, "sustainable" hydropower projects as viable options for World Bank-led development. By viewing hydropower as a process that creates...


Gender before Birth

by Rajani Bhatia University of Washington Press (January 27, 2018)

In the mid-1990s, the international community pronounced prenatal sex selection via abortion an �act of violence against women� and �unethical.� At the same time, new developments in reproductive technology...


The Vietnam War

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Vietnam War in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Vietnam War, a brutal conflict...


Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam: Food and Drink in the Long Nineteenth Century

by Erica J. Peters AltaMira Press (October 16, 2011)

Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam explores how people in Vietnam used food and drink to strengthen their social position during the "long" nineteenth century, from the 1790s to the 1920s.


Fierce Enigmas

by Srinath Raghavan Basic Books (October 16, 2018)

The two-hundred-year history of the United States' involvement in South Asia--the key to understanding contemporary American policy in the region

South Asia looms large in American foreign policy. Over the past...


Bang Chan

by Lauriston Sharp & Lucien M. Hanks Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

Bang Chan traces the changing cultural characteristics of a small Siamese village during the century and a quarter from its founding as a wilderness settlement outside Bangkok to its absorption into the urban...