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A Cowherd in Paradise

By May Q. Wong

In 2006, the Prime Minister apologized to the Chinese people for the legislated discrimination created by Canada’s head tax laws in the first half of the twentieth century, acknowledging the far-reaching and long-term consequences it has had on their families. A Cowherd in ... Read more

Bhopal

By Rahul Varma
Foreword by Guillermo Verdecchia

"The characters who inhabit Rahul Varma's play [. ..] are all seeking the common good. But they are not guided by the same priorities or goals. To get what they want, they must negotiate with each other. Each time they do, something is lost. And these losses ultimately ad up ... Read more

Cambodia and the Year of UNTAC

By Tom Riddle

This is the untold story of what went on behind the scenes when the UN tried to manage free elections in Cambodia in the early 90s. Told with insight, humor, and a dash of romance, Cambodia and the Year of UNTAC staggers from adventure to adventure as the UN seeks to bring hope ... Read more

Ganga Jamuni

By Naz Ikramullah

This book by NazIkramullah is a beautiful showpiece of the revival of this forgotten Ganga-Jamuni 'tehzeeb'. The book portrays a vivid, lively and elaborate picture of how the two cultures, Muslim and Hindu, everything that defined them - their religious beliefs, thought, literature,music, ... Read more

Mongolian Chronicles

By Allen Smutylo

Longlisted, RBC Taylor Prize

The Mongolia you never knew existed. Mongolia beyond Genghis Khan.

In the shadows of the Altai Mountains live the Kazakh nomads of western Mongolia. These hard-living nomads survive on windswept steppes, grazing their herds and keeping an ancient ... Read more

Patriots, Traitors and Empires

By Stephen Gowans

Patriots, Traitors and Empires is an account of modern Korean history, written from the point of view of those who fought to free their country from the domination of foreign empires. It traces the history of Korea’s struggle for freedom from opposition to Japanese colonialism ... Read more

Such a Lovely Little War

By Marcelino Truong
Translated by David Homel

This riveting, beautifully produced graphic memoir tells the story of the early years of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young boy named Marco, the son of a Vietnamesediplomat and his French wife. The book opens in America, where the boy's father works for the ... Read more

The Doctor Who Was Followed by Ghosts

By Li Qunying & Louis Han

A Communist doctor of great dedication, Li Qunying undoubtedly had fewer ghosts behind her than others, yet her life was in many ways ill-fated as she struggled to exist through vast political turmoil?the Anti-Japanese War, the Civil War, the Korean War, and the notorious Cultural ... Read more

The Legacy of Tiananmen Square

By Michel Cormier
Translated by Jonathan Kaplansky

With the loosening of restrictions on the Chinese economy in the 1980s and 1990s and the rise of the middle class, many observers thought that Western-style democracy would soon follow. Instead, China has adopted its own version, with a market-driven economy where actions that ... Read more

Tibetans in Exile

By Alan Twigg

Alan Twigg has here recovered the amazing story of how George and Ingeborg while travelling in northern India in 1961 encountered many of the Tibetan refugees who had fled over the mountain passes. Appalled by the condition of the children, huddled together with inadequate bedding, ... Read more