Orchid Press

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Orchid Press is a specialized publishing house devoted to the publication of scholarly and popular works on the arts, cultures languages and religions of the greater Asian region, as well as some fiction and poetry related to Asia. Orchid Press publishes both new works and reprints, and as a matter of policy keeps books in print for a number of years. Books are sold through quality bookshops, by Internet retailers and directly to customers around the world.

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World.Wide.Web: Chinese Migration in the 21st Century—And How It Will Change the World
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 67,820. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2019 by Orchid Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
Timely, autoritative and thought-provoking study of Chinese expansion and related objectives in the 21st century. A ‘must read’ for all China-watchers, or indeed for any who strive to understand the shifting dynamics of world power in the 21st century.
Secrets of Bali: Fresh Light on the Morning of the World
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 128,030. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2019 by Orchid Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Secrets of Bali is the key to understanding the magical island of Bali. From daily life, religion, festivals and offerings, architecture, music, dance, textiles, dress, carvings and paintings, masks, manuscripts, meals and much more, this is the one book to which the visitor can turn for the answers. A ’must’ for foreign visitors, residents, and those everywhere who love the "Island of the Gods"!
Land of Jade: A Journey from India through Northern Burma to China
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 165,580. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2019 by Orchid Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » War
From 1985-87, Bertil and Hseng Noung Lintner travelled for 18 months through northern and eastern Burma, on foot or horseback, to document the tragic, mostly forgotten 40 year struggle of the Burmese ethnic hill tribes against a brutal military rule. A gripping record of a now legendary odyssey through northern Burma, updated by the author and newly indexed.
Buddhapada: Following the Buddha’s Footprints
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 56,040. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2019 by Orchid Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Illustrates and describes the evolution of this enigmatic icon, from its Indian origins over two millennia ago, through its long journey to its present prominence throughout Buddhist Asia. Documenting many fine examples along the way, the author completes this first pan-Asian survey of the Buddhapada with fascinating anecdotes of the monks, pilgrims and laymen encountered in his odyssey.
Forty Delicious Years 1974 to 2014: Murni's Warung, Ubud, Bali - From Toasted Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches to Balinese Smoked Duck
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,780. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2019 by Orchid Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Asian, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A nostalgic view of Ubud, the seminal art colony in central Bali, through the eyes of the diverse patrons, many eminent and all fascinating, of the acclaimed restaurant, Murni’s Warung, over the past forty years—and most of all a celebration of the success of its founder, Ni Wayan Murni.
Sierra Leone: Inside the War - History and Narratives
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,660. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2019 by Orchid Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Africa
In 1991 a brutal civil war broke out in Sierra Leone—a war that engulfed this Third-World African nation for ten years. This book includes a history of the war and narratives from over thirty Sierra Leoneans who witnessed or took part in the fighting. Readers learn of the fighters' motivations, the politics of the war and the feelings and thoughts of people caught up in its tragic violence.
Dutch Mandarin: The Life and Work of Robert Hans van Gulik
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 114,770. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2019 by Orchid Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Diplomat, Asian scholar, author, polyglot, polymath, musician—Robert van Gulik achieved wide popular fame as the author of a series of mystery novels based on the life of semi-fictional Judge Dee in ancient China. This is the definitive English biography of this remarkable man, written by two close colleagues and friends.
What Do You Pack? If You Are Never Coming Back... 15 True Stories of Those Who Left Their Past Behind
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,990. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2019 by Orchid Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Fascinating and highly revealing true life stories of people who chose to leave everything behind and start new lives far from their home countries.


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