Tara's Enlightened Activity: An Oral Commentary On The Twenty-One Praises To Tara

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The female Buddhist deity Tara is an object of devotional worship and meditative practice for Tibetan Buddhists everywhere, both male and female. She clears away fears, overpowers negative emotions, and enables all beings to reach enlightenment. She has special resonance as a source of female spiritual wisdom. Tibetans of all schools and traditions recite the […]

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Deadly Secrets: The Singapore Raids 1942-45

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A fascinating account of some of the most daring, and politically motivated, missions undertaken by Australian soldiers behind enemy lines in WWII Singapore. Deadly Secrets: The Singapore Raids 1942-45 Rating: List Price: unavailable Sale Price: $27.17 (as of 09/09/2013 06:46 UTC – Details) Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future

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The New York Times bestseller: “Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating anecdotes.”—Max Rodenbeck, New York Review of BooksProfiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, Iranian-born scholar Vali Nasr has become one of America’s leading commentators on current events in the Middle East, admired and welcomed by both media and government […]

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Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America, and the Future of the Global Jihad

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Pakistan and America have been gripped together in a deadly embrace for decades. For half a century American presidents from both parties pursued narrow short-term interests in Pakistan. This myopia actually backfired in the long term, helping to destabilize the political landscape and radicalizing the population, setting the stage for the global jihad we face […]

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Crisis in the Pacific: The Battles for the Philippine Islands by the Men Who Fought Them

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From the depths of defeat…On December 8, 1941, one day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Air Force struck the Philippines in the first blow of a devastating invasion.With an undersupplied patchwork army at his command, General Douglas MacArthur led a valiant defense of the Philippines. When defeat came, MacArthur swore he would […]

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Government and People in Hong Kong 1841-1962: A Constitutional History

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Dogeaters

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Jessica Hagedorn has transformed her bestselling novel about the Philippines during the reign of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos into an equally powerful theatrical piece that is a multi-layered tour de force. As Harold Bloom writes, “Hagedorn expresses the conflicts experienced by Asian immigrants caught between cultures . . . she takes aim at racism in […]

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War Talk

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As the United States pushes for war on Iraq, Arundhati Roy, the internationally acclaimed author of The God of Small Things, addresses issues of democracy and dissent, racism and empire, and war and peace in this collection of new essays.The eloquence, passion, and political insight of Roy’s political essays have added legions of readers to […]

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Gathering Leaves and Lifting Words: Histories of Buddhist Monastic Education in Laos and Thailand (Critical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies)

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Winner of the Henry J. Benda Prize sponsored by the Association for Asian StudiesGathering Leaves and Lifting Words examines modern and premodern Buddhist monastic education traditions in Laos and Thailand. Through five centuries of adaptation and reinterpretation of sacred texts and commentaries, Justin McDaniel traces curricular variations in Buddhist oral and written education that reflect […]

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Why Did They Kill?: Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide (California Series in Public Anthropology)

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Of all the horrors human beings perpetrate, genocide stands near the top of the list. Its toll is staggering: well over 100 million dead worldwide. Why Did They Kill? is one of the first anthropological attempts to analyze the origins of genocide. In it, Alexander Hinton focuses on the devastation that took place in Cambodia […]

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