/Asia
  • Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers and Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia’s History

    Sunil Amrith

    Himalayan rivers support a fifth of the world’s population, and everyone in the Asian subcontinent. Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard, Amrith retells historical events and stories from a hydrological perspective, going on to discuss present day perils, global warming and beyond…

    Hardback £25.00
  • The History of Central Asia: The Age of Decline and Revival

    Christoph Baumer

    This is the 4th and final volume of a truly remarkable project. The illustrations throughout are wonderful, and the text is by one of the great authorities on the subject. All 4 vols are still available (for now) and cheap at the price (£120).

    Hardback £30.00
  • The Last Englishmen: Love, War and the End of Empire

    Deborah Baker

    This fine book uncovers the stories of John Auden and Michael Spender, who, as Everest climbers and geologists, led lives quite as interesting though very different to those of their more famous older brothers.

    Hardback £25.00
  • Let Her Fly: A Father’s Journey and the Fight for Equality

    Ziauddin Yousafzai & Louis Carpenter, introduction by Malala Yousafzai

    Malala Yousafzai’s father built the school she attended when she was shot by the Taliban. A fervent believer in equality, he had built it so that she might be educated. This memoir is based around a series of portraits of his family.

    Hardback £16.99
  • Yan Wang Preston: Mother River

    Liz Wells , edited by Nadine Barth

    Very beautiful, large format sequence of photographs of the Yangtse, from its source on the Tibetan plateau to Shanghai six thousand miles away. YWP avoids all clichéd images by taking her photographs at precise 100km intervals; the ordered randomness she creates is marvellously compelling.

    Hardback £55.00
  • Magnum China

    Colin Pantall, edited by Zheng Ziyu

    Most of Magnum’s photographers were in China at one time or another. This collection, chronologically presented, with good commentaries, provides a fascinating study of modern China.

    Hardback £48.00
  • His Holiness: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

    Raghu Rai & Jane Perkins

    Photographs taken over many years by Rai, an Indian photographer who was Cartier-Bresson’s protégé and joined Magnum in 1977.

    Hardback £35.00
  • The Phoenix Mosque and the Persians of Medieval Hangzhou

    Edited by George Lane

    Built in 1281, Qubilai Khan’s splendid mosque still stands in Huangzhou. This slim volume testifies to the continuity of Chinese Islamic history and to the religious toleration of its Mongol patron.

    Hardback £50.00
  • Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art

    Susan Napier

    An exploration of the life and art of the extraordinary Japanese animator.

    Hardback £20.00