Asian history

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Quest for Coomaraswamy

Text by Pratapaditya Pal
Categories: History of art

A biography of one of the pioneers in Asian art by the world’s foremost specialist in the arts of India, the Himalayas and South East Asia.

An intimate biography by Dr. Pratapaditya Pal, viewed by many ...

Inside Chinatown

By (author) Robert Amos & Kileasa Wong
Categories: Asian history

Victoria’s Chinatown is Canada’s oldest Chinese neighbourhood and has a lineage unbroken since 1858. With large-format colour photos and photocollages, Robert Amos and Kileasa Wong take you behind ...

East Timor: Testimony

By (author) Elaine Briere
Contributions by Noam Chomsky
Categories: Photographs: collections

The People of East Timor endured the brutality of colonization and invasion, to emerge into the uncertain light of nationhood. At this point of transition, through stunning images and insightful texts, ...

Florence Nightingale’s Spiritual Journey: Biblical Annotations, Sermons and Journal Notes

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is widely known as the heroine of the Crimean War and the founder of the modern profession of nursing. She was also a scholar and political activist who wrote and worked ...

Long Night’s Journey into Day

By (author) Charles G. Roland
Categories: Asian history

Sickness, starvation, brutality, and forced labour plagued the existence of tens of thousands of Allied POWs in World War II. More than a quarter of these POWs died in captivity. Long Night’s Journey ...