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China, Korea & Japan at War, 1592–1598: Eyewitness Accounts

China, Korea & Japan at War, 1592–1598: Eyewitness Accounts

1st Edition

Forthcoming

J. Marshall Craig
April 30, 2020

The East Asian War of 1592 to 1598 was the only extended war before modern times to involve Japan, Korea, and China. It devastated huge swathes of Korea and led to large population movements across borders. This book draws on surviving letters and diaries to recount the personal experiences of five...

Rethinking Prehistoric Central Asia: Shepherds, Farmers, and Nomads

Rethinking Prehistoric Central Asia: Shepherds, Farmers, and Nomads

1st Edition

Claudia Chang
December 12, 2019

The peoples of Inner Asia in the second half of the first millennium BC have long been considered to be nomads, engaging in warfare and conflict. This book, which presents the findings of new archaeological research in southeastern Kazakhstan, analyzes these findings to present important...

Tropical Warfare in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1941-45

Tropical Warfare in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1941-45

1st Edition

Kaushik Roy
December 12, 2019

This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the land war during the Second World War in South-East Asia and the South and South-West Pacific. The extensive existing literature focuses on particular armies – Japanese, British, American, Australian or Indian – and/or on particular...

Early Modern East Asia: War, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange

Early Modern East Asia: War, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange

1st Edition

Kenneth M. Swope, Tonio Andrade
December 12, 2019

This book presents a great deal of new primary research on a wide range of aspects of early modern East Asia. Focusing primarily on maritime connections, the book explores the importance of international trade networks, the implications of technological dissemination, and the often unforeseen...

The Collapse of China's Later Han Dynasty, 25-220 CE: The Northwest Borderlands and the Edge of Empire

The Collapse of China's Later Han Dynasty, 25-220 CE: The Northwest Borderlands and the Edge of Empire

1st Edition

Wicky W. K. Tse
July 03, 2018

In the Later Han period the region covering the modern provinces of Gansu, southern Ningxia, eastern Qinghai, northern Sichuan, and western Shaanxi, was a porous frontier zone between the Chinese regimes and their Central Asian neighbours, not fully incorporated into the Chinese realm until the...

Capital Cities and Urban Form in Pre-modern China: Luoyang, 1038 BCE to 938 CE

Capital Cities and Urban Form in Pre-modern China: Luoyang, 1038 BCE to 938 CE

1st Edition

Victor Cunrui Xiong
March 08, 2018

Luoyang, situated in present-day Henan province, was one of the great urban centres of pre-Qin and early imperial China, the favoured site for dynastic capitals for almost two millennia. This book, the first in any Western language on the subject, traces the rise and fall of the six different...

The Eurasian Way of War: Military Practice in Seventh-Century China and Byzantium

The Eurasian Way of War: Military Practice in Seventh-Century China and Byzantium

1st Edition

David A. Graff
January 12, 2018

This book is a comparative study of military practice in Sui-Tang China and the Byzantine Empire between approximately 600 and 700 CE. It covers all aspects of the military art from weapons and battlefield tactics to logistics, campaign organization, military institutions, and the grand strategy of...

Warfare in Pre-British India – 1500BCE to 1740CE

Warfare in Pre-British India – 1500BCE to 1740CE

1st Edition

Kaushik Roy
December 21, 2017

This book presents a comprehensive survey of warfare in India up to the point where the British began to dominate the sub-continent. It discusses issues such as how far was the relatively bloodless nature of pre-British Indian warfare the product of stateless Indian society? How far did technology...

The East Asian War, 1592-1598: International Relations, Violence and Memory

The East Asian War, 1592-1598: International Relations, Violence and Memory

1st Edition

James B. Lewis
October 23, 2017

As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international peace from 1400 to 1894, broken only by one major international war – the invasion of...

Chinese and Indian Warfare – From the Classical Age to 1870

Chinese and Indian Warfare – From the Classical Age to 1870

1st Edition

Kaushik Roy, Peter Lorge
October 13, 2017

This book examines the differences and similarities between warfare in China and India before 1870, both conceptually and on the battlefield. By focusing on Chinese and Indian warfare, the book breaks the intellectual paradigm requiring non-Western histories and cultures to be compared to the West,...

Civil-Military Relations in Chinese History: From Ancient China to the Communist Takeover

Civil-Military Relations in Chinese History: From Ancient China to the Communist Takeover

1st Edition

Kai Filipiak
October 13, 2017

Modern studies of civil--military relations recognise that the military is separate from civil society, with its own norms and values, principles of organization, and regulations. Key issues of concern include the means by which – and the extent to which – the civil power controls the military; and...

The Mughal Empire at War: Babur, Akbar and the Indian Military Revolution, 1500-1605

The Mughal Empire at War: Babur, Akbar and the Indian Military Revolution, 1500-1605

1st Edition

Andrew de la Garza
October 12, 2017

The Mughal Empire was one of the great powers of the early modern era, ruling almost all of South Asia, a conquest state, dominated by its military elite. Many historians have viewed the Mughal Empire as relatively backward, the Emperor the head of a traditional warband from Central Asia, with...

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