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From the Ruins of Empire

From the Ruins of Empire Book
Author : Pankaj Mishra
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2012-09-04
ISBN : 1429945982
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A surprising, gripping narrative depicting the thinkers whose ideas shaped contemporary China, India, and the Muslim world A little more than a century ago, as the Japanese navy annihilated the giant Russian one at the Battle of Tsushima, original thinkers across Asia, working independently, sought to frame a distinctly Asian intellectual tradition that would inform and inspire the continent's anticipated rise to dominance. Asian dominance did not come to pass, and those thinkers—Tagore, Gandhi, and later Nehru in India; Liang Qichao and Sun Yatsen in China; Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and Abdurreshi al Ibrahim in the ruins of the Ottoman Empire—are seen as outriders from the main anticolonial tradition. But Pankaj Mishra shows that it was otherwise in this stereotype-shattering book. His enthralling group portrait of like minds scattered across a vast continent makes clear that modern Asia's revolt against the West is not the one led by faith-fired terrorists and thwarted peasants but one with deep roots in the work of thinkers who devised a view of life that was neither modern nor antimodern, neither colonialist nor anticolonialist. In broad, deep, dramatic chapters, Mishra tells the stories of these figures, unpacks their philosophies, and reveals their shared goal of a greater Asia. Right now, when the emergence of a greater Asia seems possible as at no previous time in history, From the Ruins of Empire is as necessary as it is timely—a book essential to our understanding of the world and our place in it.

In the Ruins of Empire

In the Ruins of Empire Book
Author : Ronald Spector
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2008-07-08
ISBN : 1588367215
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New York Times said of Ronald H. Spector’s classic account of the American struggle against the Japanese in World War II, “No future book on the Pacific War will be written without paying due tribute to Eagle Against the Sun.” Now Spector has returned with a book that is even more revealing. In the Ruins of Empire chronicles the startling aftermath of this crucial twentieth-century conflict. With access to recently available firsthand accounts by Chinese, Japanese, British, and American witnesses and previously top secret U.S. intelligence records, Spector tells for the first time the fascinating story of the deadly confrontations that broke out–or merely continued–in Asia after peace was proclaimed at the end of World War II. Under occupation by the victorious Allies, this part of the world was plunged into new power struggles or back into old feuds that in some ways were worse than the war itself. In the Ruins of Empire also shows how the U.S. and Soviet governments, as they secretly vied for influence in liberated lands, were soon at odds. At the time of the peace declaration, international suspicions were still strong. Joseph Stalin warned that “crazy cutthroats” might disrupt the surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay. Die-hard Japanese officers plotted to seize the emperor’s palace to prevent an announcement of surrender, and clandestine relief forces were sent to rescue thousands of Allied POWs to prevent their being massacred. In the Ruins of Empire paints a vivid picture of the postwar intrigues and violence. In Manchuria, Russian “liberators” looted, raped, and killed innocent civilians, and a fratricidal rivalry continued between Chiang Kai-shek’s regime and Mao’s revolutionaries. Communist resistance forces in Malaya settled old scores and terrorized the indigenous population, while mujahideen holy warriors staged reprisals and terror killings against the Chinese–hundreds of innocent civilians were killed on both sides. In Indochina, a nativist political movement rose up to oppose the resumption of French colonial rule; one of the factions that struggled for supremacy was the Communist Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh. Korea became a powder keg with the Russians and Americans entangled in its north and south. And in Java, as the Indonesian novelist Idrus wrote, people brutalized by years of Japanese occupation “worshipped a new God in the form of bombs, submachine guns, and mortars.” Through impeccable research and provocative analysis, as well as compelling accounts of American, British, Indian, and Australian soldiers charged with overseeing the surrender and repatriation of millions of Japanese in the heart of dangerous territory, Spector casts new and startling light on this pivotal time–and sets the record straight about this contested and important period in history.

Natives

Natives Book
Author : Akala
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2018-05-17
ISBN : 1473661242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK* SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE | THE JHALAK PRIZE | THE BREAD AND ROSES AWARD & LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 'This is the book I've been waiting for - for years. It's personal, historical, political, and it speaks to where we are now' Benjamin Zephaniah 'I recommend Natives to everyone' Candice Carty-Williams From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers - race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today. Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Nativesspeaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain's racialised empire. Natives is the searing modern polemic and Sunday Times bestseller from the BAFTA and MOBO award-winning musician and political commentator, Akala. 'The kind of disruptive, aggressive intellect that a new generation is closely watching' Afua Hirsch, Observer 'Part biography, part polemic, this powerful, wide-ranging study picks apart the British myth of meritocracy' David Olusoga, Guardian 'Inspiring' Madani Younis, Guardian 'Lucid, wide-ranging' John Kerrigan, TLS 'A potent combination of autobiography and political history which holds up a mirror to contemporary Britain' Independent 'Trenchant and highly persuasive' Metro 'A history lesson of the kind you should get in school but don't' Stylist

The Legend of Korra Ruins of the Empire Part One

The Legend of Korra  Ruins of the Empire Part One Book
Author : Michael Dante DiMartino,Bryan Konietzko
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Release : 2019-05-21
ISBN : 1506708943
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Korra must decide who to trust as the fate of the Earth Kingdom hangs in the balance! On the eve of its first elections, the Earth Kingdom finds its future endangered by its past. Even as Kuvira stands trial for her crimes, vestiges of her imperial ambitions threaten to undermine the nation's democratic hopes. But when Korra, Asami, Mako, and Bolin don't all see eye-to-eye as to the solution, drastic measures will be taken to halt a new march to war! Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and drawn by Michelle Wong (Goosebumps: Download and Die), with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the official continuation of the beloved television series!

The Legend of Korra Ruins of the Empire Part Two

The Legend of Korra  Ruins of the Empire Part Two Book
Author : Michael Dante DiMartino
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Release : 2019-11-12
ISBN : 1506708951
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What will it take to stop a war? King Wu's dreams of peacefully transitioning the Earth Kingdom into a democracy are in danger when Commander Guan throws his political hat in the ring, hoping to subvert the new system from the inside out. But playing fair was never part of his plan; Guan and Dr. Sheng are using terrifying new technology to cement Guan's win! In a desperate attempt to save the Earth Kingdom from falling back into the dark days of conquest and empire, Korra and Kuvira convince an old friend to return and take the former commander on in the polls. But will it be enough? Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and illustrated by Michelle Wong (Goosebumps: Download and Die), with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the ultimate continuation of the beloved television series!

Ruins and Empire

Ruins and Empire Book
Author : Laurence Goldstein
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
Release : 1977-07-15
ISBN : 0822976161
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the most common scenes in Augustan and Romantic literature is that of a writer confronting some emblem of change and loss, most often the remains of a vanished civilization or a desolate natural landscape. Ruins and Empire traces the ruin sentiment from its earliest classical and Renaissance expressions through English literature to its establishment as a dominant theme of early American art.

The Legend of Korra Ruins of the Empire Library Edition

The Legend of Korra  Ruins of the Empire Library Edition Book
Author : Michael Dante DiMartino
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Release : 2020-09-29
ISBN : 1506708935
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To secure lasting peace for the Earth Kingdom, Korra must trust an unlikely ally! On the eve of its first elections, the Earth Kingdom's future is endangered by its past. As Kuvira works to reclaim her honor, the devious commander Guan undermines the peace Avatar Korra has established to take power for himself. Korra and Kuvira must learn to work together to ensure the future of the Earth Kingdom. Enjoy the continuing Avatar adventures, now with a new sketchbook section and artist commentary! Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and drawn by Michelle Wong (Goosebumps: Download and Die), with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the official continuation of the beloved television series! Collects The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part One, Two, and Three.

The Legend of Korra Ruins of the Empire Part Three

The Legend of Korra  Ruins of the Empire Part Three Book
Author : Michael Dante DiMartino
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Release : 2020-02-25
ISBN : 1506708897
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kuvira's true nature is revealed, and the Earth Kingdom will feel the consequences! Thanks to Commander Guan and Doctor Sheng's brainwashing technology, all hope for a fair election in the Earth Kingdom is lost. Korra works with Toph, Su, and Kuvira to plan a means to rescue not just the brainwashed Mako, Bolin, and Asami, but everyone else caught up in Guan's plan! With the Earth Empire potentially on the rise again, Kuvira pulls another trick from her sleeve . . . but whose side is she truly on? Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and illustrated by Michelle Wong (Goosebumps: Download and Die), with consultation by Bryan Konietzko and Tim Hedrick, this is the ultimate continuation of the beloved television series!

From the Ruins of Empire

From the Ruins of Empire Book
Author : Pankaj Mishra
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012-09-04
ISBN : 9780385676106
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines relations between the East and the West in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Southeast Asia in Ruins

Southeast Asia in Ruins Book
Author : Sarah Tiffin
Publisher : NUS Press
Release : 2016-08-26
ISBN : 9971698498
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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British artists and commentators in the late 18th and early 19th century encoded the twin aspirations of progress and power in images and descriptions of Southeast Asia’s ruined Hindu and Buddhist candi, pagodas, wats and monuments. To the British eye, images of the remains of past civilisations allowed, indeed stimulated, philosophical meditations on the rise and decline of entire empires. Ruins were witnesses to the fall, humbling and disturbingly prophetic prompts to speculation on imperial failure, and the remains of the Buddhist and Hindu monuments scattered across Southeast Asia proved no exception. This important study of a highly appealing but relatively neglected body of work adds multiple dimensions to the history of art and image production in Britain of the period, showing how the anxieties of empire were encoded in the genre of landscape paintings and prints.

Empire of Ruin

Empire of Ruin Book
Author : John Levi Barnard
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0190663596
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction: Black classicism in the American empire -- Phillis Wheatley and the affairs of state -- In plain sight: slavery and the architecture of democracy -- Ancient history, American time: Charles Chesnutt and the sites of memory -- Crumbling into dust: conjure and the ruins of empire -- National monuments and the residue of history

Imperial Debris

Imperial Debris Book
Author : Ann Laura Stoler
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2013-05-10
ISBN : 082235361X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Imperial Debris redirects scholarly focus away from ruins as evidence of the past to "ruination" as the processes through which imperial power occupies the environment, and bodies and minds, in the present.

Volney s Ruins Or Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires

Volney s Ruins  Or  Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires Book
Author : Constantin-François Volney
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1855
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Volney s Ruins Or Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires book written by Constantin-François Volney, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Ruins

The Ruins Book
Author : Constantin-François Volney
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1890
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Empire s Ruin

The Empire s Ruin Book
Author : Brian Staveley
Publisher : Tor Books
Release : 2021-07-06
ISBN : 9780765389909
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brian Staveley, author of The Emperor's Blades, gives readers the first book in a new epic fantasy trilogy based in the world of his popular series the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, The Empire's Ruin. The Annurian Empire is disintegrating. The advantages it used for millennia have fallen to ruin. The ranks of the Kettral have been decimated from within, and the kenta gates, granting instantaneous travel across the vast lands of the empire, can no longer be used. In order to save the empire, one of the surviving Kettral must voyage beyond the edge of the known world through a land that warps and poisons all living things to find the nesting ground of the giant war hawks. Meanwhile, a monk turned con-artist may hold the secret to the kenta gates. But time is running out. Deep within the southern reaches of the empire and ancient god-like race has begun to stir. What they discover will change them and the Annurian Empire forever. If they can survive.

Dissertation on The Ruins Or Revolutions of Empires

Dissertation on The Ruins  Or Revolutions of Empires Book
Author : R. J. Rowe
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1832
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Ruins

The Ruins Book
Author : Constantin-François Volney
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1926
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Ruins book written by Constantin-François Volney, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Volney s Ruins Or Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires

Volney s Ruins  Or Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires Book
Author : Constantin-François Volney
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1820
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Volney s Ruins Or Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires book written by Constantin-François Volney, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Ruins Or Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature

The Ruins  Or  Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature Book
Author : C.-F. Volney
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2019-11-20
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The Ruins; Or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature" by C.-F. Volney. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Bland Fanatics

Bland Fanatics Book
Author : Pankaj Mishra
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN : 9780374293314
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A wide-ranging, controversial collection of critical essays on the political mania plaguing the West by one of the most important public intellectuals of our time. Decades of violence and chaos have produced a political and intellectual hysteria ranging from imperial atavism to paranoia about an Islamic threat to Western civilization that has affected even the most liberal of American and British writers. In Bland Fanatics, Pankaj Mishra examines this hysteria and its fantasists, taking on its arguments and the atmosphere in which it has festered and become influential. In essays that grapple with colonialism, human rights, and the doubling down of liberalism against a background of faltering economies and weakening Anglo-American hegemony, Mishra confronts writers from Jordan Peterson to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Featuring a newly written introduction, these essays provide a vantage point from which to look seriously at the current crisis.