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Surviving on the Gold Mountain
Surviving on the Gold Mountain (July 1998)
A History of Chinese American Women and Their Lives
Huping Ling - Author

The first comprehensive work on Chinese American women's history covering the past 150 years.

Surviving on the Gold Mountain is the first comprehensive work on Chinese American women's history covering the past 150 years. Relying on archival documents (many of which have never been used), oral history interviews, census data, contemporary newspapers in English and Chinese, and secondary literature, it unearths an ...(Read More)
 
 
The Eunuchs in the Ming Dynasty
The Eunuchs in the Ming Dynasty (November 1995)
Shih-shan Henry Tsai - Author

This study of Chinese eunuchs illuminates the entire history of the Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, and provides broad information on various aspects of pre-modern China.

This book is the first on Chinese eunuchs in English and presents a comprehensive picture of the role that they played in the Ming dynasty, 1368-1644. Extracted from a wide range of primary and secondary source material, the author provides significant and i...(Read More)
 
 
Meditations of a Holocaust Traveler
Meditations of a Holocaust Traveler (August 1995)
Gerald E. Markle - Author

This book travels across time, place, and subject to ponder the meaning of the Holocaust for contemporary cultures.
"Markle selects and defines three basic issues of Holocaust studies and demonstrates how sociological and social-psychological scholarship illuminates these issues. The reader grasps the connection between these issues because of Markle's skillful transitions. His intermixing of his own personal experiences in approaching ...(Read More)
 
 
Amoral Politics
Amoral Politics (March 1995)
The Persistent Truth of Machiavellism
Ben-Ami Scharfstein - Author

After exploring the theory and practice of politics in ancient China, ancient India, and modern Europe, Scharfstein argues that the justification for deception and force is inseparable from political life and assesses the chances for a better political future.
This is a study of how and why politics is amoral. It deals especially with what the author terms Machiavellism--the disregard of moral scruples for political ends that leads to th...(Read More)
 
 
Politics of Ideocracy
Politics of Ideocracy (February 1995)
Jaroslaw Piekalkiewicz - Author
Alfred Wayne Penn - Author

Explains why and how ideocratic and totalitarian governments emerge, establish themselves, evolve, eventually collapse, and disintegrate or transform themselves into new ideocracies.

"This book helps the reader to understand why and how ideocratic/totalitarian governments emerge, establish themselves, evolve, and eventually collapse, disintegrate, or transform themselves into new ideocracies. It helps comprehend past and present ideoc...(Read More)
 
 
Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery
Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery (December 1993)
Palmira Brummett - Author

This work reframes sixteenth-century history , incorporating the Ottoman empire more thoroughly into European, Asian and world history. It analyzes the Ottoman Empire's expansion eastward in the contexts of claims to universal sovereignty, Levantine power politics, and the struggle for control of the oriental trade. Challenging the notion that the sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire was merely a reactive economic entity driven by the impulse to te...(Read More)
 
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