Best Sellers in Asian History

By Bette-Lee Fox

November 2009 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China
Pakula, Hannah
Simon & Schuster
2009. ISBN 1439148937 [9781439148938]. $35

2) Chains of Babylon: The Rise of Asian America
Maeda, Daryl J.
University of Minnesota Press
2009. ISBN 0816648905 [9780816648900]. $60

3) Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights
Burke, Roland
University of Pennsylvania Press
2010. ISBN 081224219X [9780812242195]. $55

4) Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation
LaMarre, Thomas
University of Minnesota Press
2009. ISBN 081665154X [9780816651542]. $75

5) Renaissances: The One or the Many?
Goody, Jack
Cambridge University Press
2010. ISBN 0521768012 [9780521768016]. $78

6) Vietnam 1946: How the War Began
Tønnesson, Stein
University of California Press
2009. ISBN 0520256026 [9780520256026]. $39.95

7) Japan in World History
Huffman, James L.
Oxford University Press
2010. ISBN 0195368096 [9780195368093]. $74

8) Opium: Uncovering the Politics of the Poppy
Chouvy, Pierre-Arnaud
Harvard University Press
2010. ISBN 0674051343 [9780674051348]. $27.95

9) Tibet's Last Stand? The Tibetan Uprising of 2008 and China's Response
Smith, Warren W., Jr.
Rowman & Littlefield
2010. ISBN 0742566854 [9780742566859]. $39.95

10) Valley of Death: The Tragedy at Dien Bien Phu That Led America into the Vietnam War
Morgan, Ted
Random House
2010. ISBN 1400066646 [9781400066643]. $35

11) Vietnam's Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War
Johns, Andrew L.
University Press of Kentucky
2010. ISBN 0813125723 [9780813125725]. $40

12) The Blacks of Premodern China
Wyatt, Don J.
University of Pennsylvania Press
2010. ISBN 0812241932 [9780812241938]. $65

13) The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's the Mikado
Lee, Josephine
University of Minnesota Press
2010. ISBN 0816665796 [9780816665792]. $75

14) Japanese War Brides in America: An Oral History
Crawford, Miki Ward
2010. ISBN 0313362017 [9780313362019]. $54.95

15) America's Response to China: A History of Sino-American Relations
Cohen, Warren I.
Columbia University Press
2010. ISBN 0231150768 [9780231150767]. $84.50

16) The Poker Bride: The First Chinese in the Wild West
Corbett, Christopher
Atlantic Monthly
2010. ISBN 0802119093 [9780802119094]. $24

17) The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
Weatherford, Jack
2010. ISBN 0307407152 [9780307407153]. $26

18) Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War
Vuic, Kara Dixon
Johns Hopkins University Press
2010. ISBN 0801893917 [9780801893919]. $50

19) The End of the Revolution: China and the Limits of Modernity
Wang Hui
2009. ISBN 184467360X [9781844673605]. $26.95

20) Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China
Lian Xi
Yale University Press
2010. ISBN 0300123396 [9780300123395] $45

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