Joshua Wallace

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The Bells of Old Tokyo: Meditations on Time and a City

Highly recommended for anyone who has visited or is planning to visit Tokyo. Readers will gain insight into the history, culture, and language of Japan as well as ideas on city hot spots.


The Kongs of Qufu: The Descendants of Confucius in Late Imperial China

An enjoyable read that sheds light on Chinese feudal arrangements of the late imperial era. Highly recommended for all Chinese history enthusiasts

Bullets and Opium: Real-Life Stories of China After the Tiananmen Square Massacre

This captivating work is essential for readers interested in China’s recent history.


The White Devil’s Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown

This thoroughly researched work is highly recommended for those interested in the Chinese American experience or the history of San Francisco. [See Prepub Alert, 11/12/18.]

China's Invisible Crisis: How a Growing Urban-Rural Divide Could Sink the World's Second-Largest Economy

A thought-provoking read that is essential for those interested in China's current affairs. For a look at China's current political challenges, see Carl Minzner's End of an Era.

Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution

The stories of these refugees offer a window into Chinese culture, family life, and the history of this tumultuous period, resulting in a beautiful and emotional work that should be essential reading for those interested in 20th-century Chinese history.

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia's History

An enjoyable read for those interested in modern Asian history, and an essential text for Indian history enthusiasts. See also Philip Ball's The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China.

High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia

An excellent and concise introduction to China's rail diplomacy. Highly recommended for readers interested in Asian current affairs.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis

Recommended for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars in the fields of foreign policy analysis, international relations, and comparative politics.

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