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The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power

This approachable book is recommended for readers interested in thought-provoking works on international relations and current affairs.

Surveillance State: Inside China’s Quest To Launch a New Era of Social Control

Essential reading for those interested in modern China. Readers curious about the various ways that President Xi has expanded his power should also consider Kai Strittmatter’s We Have Been Harmonized: Life in China’s Surveillance State.

The Worm in the Apple: A History of the Conservative Party and Europe from Churchill to Cameron

Highly recommended for any reader interested in modern British politics or its relations with Europe.

1368: China and the Making of the Modern World

Highly recommended for all students of East Asian history.

Liberalism and Its Discontents

Essential reading for all students of political science. Fukuyama’s scholarly, yet approachable work is highly recommended for any reader interested in understanding the current political environment.

Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong

A fascinating work that is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Hong Kong. Those looking for something focused more exclusively on the 2019 protests should consider Antony Dapiran’s City on Fire.

Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution That Made China Modern

Essential reading for anyone interested in Chinese language or modern Chinese history.

Twice Forgotten: African Americans and the Korean War, an Oral History

This is an essential, insightful read on an often-overlooked subject, for those interested in military history and African American history.

The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics

Ngai’s thoroughly researched work is essential for anyone studying the Chinese diaspora in the Anglo American world, or gold rushes generally. Readers interested in Chinese immigrants in the 19th-century United States should also consider Gordon H. Chang’s Ghosts of Gold Mountain.

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