Best Sellers: Asian History, May 2, 2013

June 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

  1. Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750
    Westad, Odd Arne
    Basic Books: Perseus
    2012. ISBN 9780465019335. $32
  2. Capitalism from Below: Markets and Institutional Change in China
    Nee, Victor
    Harvard University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780674050204. $45
  3. The Silk Road: A New History
    Hansen, Valerie
    Oxford University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780195159318. $34.95
  4. Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam
    Nguyen, Lien-Hang T.
    University of North Carolina Press
    2012. ISBN 9780807835517. $34.95
  5. From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia
    Mishra, Pankaj
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    2012. ISBN 9780374249595. $27
  6. The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy
    Pines, Yuri
    Princeton University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780691134956. $39.50
  7. Tombstone: the Great Chinese Famine 1958–1962
    Jisheng, Yang
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    2012. ISBN 9780374277932. $35
  8. Mao: the Real Story
    Pantsov, Alexander
    Simon & Schuster
    2012. ISBN 9781451654479. $35
  9. China: A New Cultural History
    Cho-yun Hsu
    Columbia University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780231159203. $120
  10. Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations
    Wang, Zheng
    Columbia University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780231148900. $32.50
  11. Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954–1961
    Rust, William J.
    University Press of Kentucky
    2012. ISBN 9780813135786. $40
  12. The Great Famine in China, 1958–1962: A Documentary History
    Zhou Xun
    Yale University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780300175189. $45
  13. My Lai: An American Atrocity in the Vietnam War
    Allison, William Thomas
    Johns Hopkins University
    2012. ISBN 9781421406442. $49.95
  14. The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future
    Cha, Victor
    Ecco: HarperCollins
    2012. ISBN 9780061998508. $29.99
  15. Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II
    Muller, Eric L.
    University of North Carolina Press
    2012. ISBN 9780807835739. $35
  16. Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World
    Beckwith, Christopher I.
    Princeton University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780691155319. $29.95
  17. Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America
    Bald, Vivek
    Harvard University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780674066663. $35
  18. In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War
    Pash, Melinda L.
    New York University
    2012. ISBN 9780814767696. $35
  19. Afghanistan: A Cultural History
    Simpson, St. John
    Interlink Publishing
    2012. ISBN 9781566568548. $19.95
  20. Sources of Vietnamese Tradition
    Dutton, George E.
    Columbia University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780231138628. $105
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