Best Sellers: Asian History, September 13, 2012

November 2011 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves
Garon, Sheldon
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691135991. $29.95

2) Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China’s First Great Victory Over the West
Andrade, Tonio
Princeton University Press
2011. ISBN 9780691144559. $35

3) Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
Platt, Stephen R.
Alfred A. Knopf
2012. ISBN 9780307271730. $30

4) In a Sea of Bitterness: Refugees During the Sino-Japanese War
Schoppa, R. Keith
Harvard University Press
2011. ISBN 9780674059887. $35

5) The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s
Tucker, Nancy Bernkopf
Columbia University Press
2012. ISBN 9780231159241. $39.50

6) Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942
Toll, Ian W.
W.W. Norton
2012. ISBN 9780393068139. $35

7) Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868–2000
Rimer, J. Thomas
University of Hawai’i Press
2011. ISBN 9780824834418. $60

8) After Empire: The Conceptual Transformation of the Chinese State, 1885–1924
Zarrow, Peter
Stanford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780804778688. $85

9) Why Europe Grew Rich and Asia Did Not: Global Economic Divergence, 1600–1850
Parthasarathi, Prasannan
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9781107000308. $90

10) Demystifying the Chinese Economy
Lin, Justin Yifu
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9780521191807. $75

11) Religion in China: Survival and Revival Under Communist Rule
Yang, Fenggang
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199735655. $99

12) Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel
Aravamudan, Srinivas
University of Chicago Press
2012. ISBN 9780226024486. $85

13) Race for Empire: Koreans As Japanese and Japanese As Americans During World War II
Fujitani, T.
University of California Press
2011. ISBN 9780520262232. $65

14) A Cold War Turning Point: Nixon and China, 1969–1972
Tudda, Chris
Louisiana State University Press
2012. ISBN 9780807142899. $27.50

15) Apocalyptic Realm: Jihadists in South Asia
Hiro, Dilip
Yale University Press
2012. ISBN 9780300173789. $30

16) Objectifying China, Imagining America: Chinese Commodities in Early America
Frank, Caroline
University of Chicago Press
2011. ISBN 9780226260273. $75

17) Arc of Empire: America’s Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam
Hunt, Michael H.
University of North Carolina Press
2012. ISBN 9780807835289. $35

18) China: Its Environment and History
Marks, Robert B.
Rowman & Littlefield
2012. ISBN 9781442212756. $42.95

19) Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes: The Tangshan Earthquake and the Death of Mao’s China
Palmer, James
Basic Books: Perseus
2012. ISBN 9780465014781. $26.99

20) Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan
Kovner, Sarah
Stanford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780804776912. $50

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