The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters by Jack Weatherford

By Jack Weatherford

The Mongol queens of the 13th century governed the most important empire the realm has ever identified. but someday close to the top of the century, censors lower a piece from The mystery historical past of the Mongols, leaving a unmarried tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us present our lady offspring.” basically this trace of a father’s legacy for his daughters remained of a miles greater story. 

The queens of the Silk direction became their father’s conquests into the world’s first really overseas empire, fostering exchange, schooling, and faith all through their territories and growing an economic climate that stretched from the Pacific to the Mediterranean. Outlandish tales of those robust queens trickled out of the Empire, surprising the electorate of Europe and and the Islamic world.

After Genghis Khan’s dying in 1227, conflicts erupted among his daughters and his daughters-in-law; what started as a conflict among strong ladies quickly turned a battle opposed to ladies in energy as brother grew to become opposed to sister, son opposed to mom. on the finish of this epic fight, the dynasty of the Mongol queens had possible been extinguished without end, as even their names have been erased from the ancient record.. 
essentially the most strange and demanding warrior queens of heritage arose to avenge the wrongs, rescue the tattered shreds of the Mongol Empire, and fix order to a shattered global. placing on her quiver and picking out up her bow, Queen Mandhuhai led her infantrymen via victory after victory. In her thirties she married a seventeen-year-old prince, and she or he bore 8 teenagers in the course of a profession spent battling the Ming Dynasty of China on one part and a sequence of Muslim warlords at the different. Her extraordinary luck at the battlefield provoked the chinese language into the main frantic and dear part of wall development in heritage. Charging into conflict even during pregnancy, she fought to reassemble the Mongol kingdom of Genghis Khan and to maintain it for her personal little ones to rule in peace.
on the end of his magnificently researched and ground-breaking narrative, Weatherford notes that, regardless of their secret and the efforts to erase them from our collective reminiscence, the deeds of those Mongol queens encouraged nice artists from Chaucer and Milton to Goethe and Puccini, and so their tales continue to exist this present day. With The mystery heritage of the Mongol Queens, Jack Weatherford restores the queens’ lacking bankruptcy to the annals of history.

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What about Asia?: Revisiting Asian Studies

As Asia has turn into extra famous at the foreign scene in contemporary decades—economically, politically, and culturally—the scholarly self-discipline of Asian reviews has grown commensurately. yet significant questions stay in regards to the scope of the self-discipline and its ambitions. What approximately Asia? either surveys the present country of the talk on Asian experiences and indicates numerous fruitful instructions for destiny exploration, in particular by utilizing multiregional and interdisciplinary methods.

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North Koreas Military Diplomatic Campaigns 1966-2008 by Narushige Michishita

By Narushige Michishita

Для сайта:Мир книгIn North Korea’s Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008, Dr. Narushige Michishita offers a different, clean and intensely good researched examine of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) idiosyncratic military/political innovations and doctrines. . . . Dr. Michishita’s e-book is extremely urged to either the intense pupil of the DPRK and the overall reader drawn to gaining a greater figuring out of this risky and risky kingdom. -Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., writer of The militia of North Korea and A heritage of Ballistic Missile improvement within the DPRK.

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The Gendered Politics of the Korean Protestant Right: by Nami Kim

By Nami Kim

This booklet presents a serious feminist research of the Korean Protestant Right’s gendered politics. particularly, the amount explores the Protestant Right’s responses and reactions to the presumed weakening of hegemonic masculinity in Korea’s post-hypermasculine developmentalism context. Nami Kim examines 3 phenomena: Father institution (an evangelical men’s manhood and fatherhood recovery movement), the anti-LGBT flow, and Islamophobia/anti-Muslim racism. even if those 3 phenomena might glance unrelated, Kim asserts that they characterize the Protestant Right’s targeted but interrelated methods of enticing the contested hegemonic masculinity in Korean society. The contestation over hegemonic masculinity is a typical thread that runs via and connects those 3 phenomena. The ways that the Protestant correct has engaged the contested hegemonic masculinity were relating to “others,” equivalent to ladies, sexual minorities, gender nonconforming humans, and racial, ethnic, and non secular minorities.

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Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and by JJ Goode, Andy Ricker

By JJ Goode, Andy Ricker

A advisor to daring, real Thai cooking from Andy Ricker, the chef and proprietor of the wildly well known and commonly lauded Pok Pok restaurants.

After many years spent touring all through Thailand, Andy Ricker desired to carry the country’s famed meals stateside. In 2005 he opened Pok Pok, so named for the sound a wood pestle makes whilst it moves a clay mortar, in an outdated shack in a residential local of Portland, Oregon. Ricker has in view that long past directly to open six extra wildly renowned Pok Pok eating places, and this present day he's one in all the major American voices on Thai cooking.
during this much-anticipated debut cookbook, Ricker stocks seventy of the most well-liked recipes from Thailand and his Pok Pok restaurants—ranging from Khao Soi Kai (Northern Thai curry noodle soup with bird) to Som Tam Thai (Central Thai–style papaya salad) to Pok Pok’s now-classic (and obsessed-over) Fish-Sauce Wings.

yet Pok Pok is greater than only a choice of favourite recipes: it's also a grasp path in Thai cooking from essentially the most passionate and an expert experts at the topic. basically written, impeccably confirmed recipes train you the way to resource components; grasp primary Thai cooking strategies and abilities; comprehend taste profiles which are designated to Southeast Asian delicacies; and mix a number of dishes to create show-stopping, well-balanced nutrients for relations and friends.

full of considerate, colourful essays approximately Ricker’s travels and reports, Pok Pok is not just a definitive source for domestic chefs, but in addition a party of the wealthy background, vivid tradition, and unprecedented deliciousness of Thai food.

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Tourism in Central Asia : cultural potential and challenges by edited by Kemal Kantarci, PhD, Muzaffer Uysal, PhD, and

By edited by Kemal Kantarci, PhD, Muzaffer Uysal, PhD, and Vincent P. Magnini, PhD.

This booklet can be a tremendous source for all educational researchers and practitioners attracted to concerns facing the improvement of tourism, its power and demanding situations, and coverage and regulatory concerns within the vital Asian international locations of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. those nations are gaining extra cognizance as rising locations. there's constrained examine that focuses on  Read more...

Front conceal; concerning the EDITORS; CONTENTS; checklist OF members; checklist OF ABBREVIATIONS; PREFACE; bankruptcy 1: EXPLORING TOURISM power IN significant ASIA; bankruptcy 2: COMPETITIVENESS OF TOURISM IN KAZAKHSTAN; bankruptcy three: AUTHENTICITY AND ECOCULTURAL TOURISM improvement IN KAZAKHSTAN: capability AND demanding situations; bankruptcy four: BUKHARA: THE PRINCESS OF towns; bankruptcy five: KHIVA: A CONSERVED historical past in the SANDS; bankruptcy 6: MERV: AN OASIS CAPITAL within the historic PARADISE; bankruptcy 7: SAMARKAND: QUEEN OF ALL towns; bankruptcy eight: CINEMA AS BRANDING bankruptcy nine: CLUSTERING SILK street international locations in line with COMPETITIVENESS components IN TOURISM INDUSTRYCHAPTER 10: VISA REGIMES AND REGULATORY records AS a disadvantage FOR TOURISM improvement IN relevant ASIA; bankruptcy eleven: TOURISM IN KYRGYZSTAN; bankruptcy 12: ICT DIFFUSION AND THE electronic DIVIDE IN TOURISM: KAZAKHSTAN standpoint; bankruptcy thirteen: PERCEPTIONS OF international traders at the TOURISM marketplace IN imperative ASIA; bankruptcy 14: A CHRONOLOGY OF significant ASIA; again disguise

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Cleanliness and Culture: Indonesian Histories by Kees Van Dijk

By Kees Van Dijk

Contemporary years have proven a rise in curiosity within the learn of cleanliness from a old and sociological viewpoint. a lot of such experiences on bathing and washing, on maintaining the physique and the streets fresh, and on dirt and the strive against of airborne dirt and dust, specialize in Europe. In Cleanliness and tradition awareness shifts to the tropics, to Indonesia, in colonial instances in addition to within the current. topics diversity from using cleaning soap and the bathing of garments as a pretext to assert superiority of race and sophistication to how references to being fresh performed a job in a crusade opposed to ecu homosexuals within the Netherlands Indies on the finish of the Nineteen Thirties. different issues are eerie epidermis ailments and the sanitary measures to do away with them, and the way misconceptions approximately loss of hygiene because the explanation for sickness hampered the discovering of a remedy. recognition can also be attracted to alterations in perspective in the direction of acting own physique services outdoor and chickening out to the privateness of the rest room, to standard bathing ritual and to the fashionable tropical Spa tradition as a manifestation of a brand new Asian way of life. With contributions by means of Bart Barendregt, Marieke Bloembergen, Kees van Dijk, Mary Somers Heidhues, David Henley, George Quinn, and Jean Gelman Taylor.

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