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The Treaty with China, its Provisions Explained by Mark Twain
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Its basically a pro-cosmopolitanism, pro-liberal internationalism, pro-immigration pamphlet, but yet one which is also written from a certain perspective which would be considered "racist" today. Like the following, which I actually take to be possib ...more
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On an Irish Jaunting Car through Donegal and Connemara by S G Bayne
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It isn't a particularly exciting book. Just a travelogue through Ireland during the early 1900s focusing mostly on natural scenery and ruins rather than spending time in the main cities and towns. Mainly this just painted some nice word scenery for m ...more
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Hindu Nationalism by Christophe Jaffrelot
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Its an aight book. The author's explanations in the introductory sections seems consistently biased against the subjects. But the primary source material is there.

One thing which always interests me when reading about Hindu Nationalism, is that the w
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East Asian Pop Culture by Chua Beng Huat
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This was unexpectedly good. I enjoy K-Pop and various Japanese media, but I had never really read about Korean pop culture in this way before. This book was valuable because of the subject matter it discussed. The actual writing is academic. Which me ...more
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Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry by W.B. Yeats
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pretty wide spread of stories in here. my favorites were the ones literally translated from Irish, along with the ones which were scary or creepy (which is quite a few of these, even outside the sections pertaining to witches and the devil and ghosts ...more
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K-Pop Now! by Mark James Russell
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Very short and will probably be out of date soon if it isn't already. It was kind of nice to read little blurbs about some of my favorite groups and artists, but I wish they had gone into more biographical depth, or gone into more details about how t ...more
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Crisis in North Korea by Andrei Lankov
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This was really informative about why North Korea is so weird, and gives general insight into the history of a region the history of which is quite opaque. For the methodology alone it is interesting. It seems to rely heavily on chinese and russian d ...more
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Slave Narratives by Work Projects Administration
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This is one of the most surprising books ive read in years.

What is surprising to me about this is: The slaves interviewed give generally slightly positive views of their slave masters, and sometimes of slavery in general, and a slightly negative view
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The Decay of the Angel by Yukio Mishima
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It was kind of difficult to read. It was more in line with Mishima's general body of work than the previous book in this series was. The new reincarnation of Honda's friend is an evil, rotten, sociopathic sort of guy. The kind we saw in Temple of the ...more
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