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Blood and Silk, by Michael Vatikiotis (Non-fiction)

in The Star (Malaysia), The South China Morning Post, The Economist, The Irrawaddy, The Financial Times

Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China, by Guo Xiaolu (Non-fiction)

in The Christian Science Monitor ... and The Asia Review of Books

The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta, by Kushanava Choudhury (Non-fiction)

in Indian Express, Scroll.in, The Guardian

Winning the Third World: Sino-American Rivalry During the Cold War, by Gregg Brazinsky (Non-fiction)

in Foreign Affairs ... and The Asia Review of Books

Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim 'Other', by Francis Wade (Non-fiction)

in TIME, The Economist

Fire Road: The Napalm Girl's Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness, and Peace, by Kim Phuc Phan Thi (Non-fiction)

in The South China Morning Post

Architect of Prosperity: Sir John Cowperthwaite and the Making of Hong Kong, by Neil Monnery (Non-fiction)

in The Economist

Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond, by William Dalrymple & Anita Anand (Non-fiction)

in Arab news, The Scotsman, The Guardian

Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve, by Lenora Chu (Non-fiction)

in The South China Morning Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times

A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, by Kevin Peraino (Non-fiction)

in The New York Times

Fall of Language in Age of English, by Minae Mizumura (Non-fiction; in translation)

in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate ... and The Asia Review of Books

Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant, by Shrabani Basu (Non-fiction)

in The New York Times

Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India, by Shashi Tharoor (Non-fiction)

in The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Hearld, Arab News, The Financial Times, The Irish Times ... and The Asia Review of Books

Home Fire, by Kamila Shamsie (Fiction)

in The New York Times, The Indian Express, The Brisbane Times, The National (UAE), The Evening Standard, The Irish Times, Mint, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Guardian, Scroll.in

Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India, by Sujatha Gidla (Non-fiction)

in The Hindu, Scroll.in, The Economist, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Star Tribune

No Road to Paradise, by Hassan Daoud (Fiction; in translation)

in Hurriyet, The National (UAE)

The Red-Haired Woman, by Orhan Pamuk (Fiction; in translation)

in Hurriyet, The Scotsman, The Guardian, The Indian Express, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Spectator

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, by Shokoofeh Azar (Fiction; in translation)

in The Australian

Modern Chinese Warplanes: Combat Aircraft and Units of the Chinese Air Force and Naval Aviation, by Andreas Rupprecht and Tom Cooper (Non-fiction)

in Center for International Maritime Security

Song of the Sun God, by Shankari Chandran (Fiction)

in Scroll.in

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities, by Bettany Hughes (Non-fiction)

in The Christian Science Monitor

When the Moon Shines by Day, by Nayantara Sahgal (Fiction)

in The Indian Express

The Lovers, by Amitava Kumar (Fiction)

in The Indian Express

Sour Heart: Stories, by Jenny Zhang (Fiction)

in The Guardian, The Syndey Morning Herald, Slate, The Irish Times, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, TruthDig

Star of India, by Alice Perrin (Fiction)

in Times Higher Education, Scroll.in

The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey, by Soner Cagaptay (Non-fiction)

in Hurriyet

Ataturk: An Intellectual Biography, by Sukru Hanioglu (Non-fiction)

in Arab News

Taiwan Firsthand: An Expat-Anthology (Non-fiction)

in Taipei Times

How I Became a North Korean, by Krys Lee (Fiction)

in PopMatters

Ghosts of the Tsunami, by Richard Lloyd Parry (Non-fiction)

in The Australian, The Guardian, The Economist, The South China Morning Post

Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia, by Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw (Non-fiction)

in Arab News, The LSE Review of Books

Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World, by Suzy Hansen (Non-fiction)

in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Star Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor

The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature: Writings from the Mainland in the Long Twentieth Century, by Yunte Huang (Non-fiction)

in PopMatters

The Sultanahs of Aceh, 1641-1699, by Sher Banu A.L. Khan (Non-fiction)

in The Asian Sentinel

The Golden House, by Salman Rushdie (Fiction)

in The New York Times, The Hindu, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Christian Science Monitor, The Independent, The New York Times, Scroll.in, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Review of Books

The Stolen Bicycle, by Wu Ming-yi

in The South China Morning Post ... and The Asia Review of Books

Gandhi: An Impossible Possibility, by Sudhir Chandra (Non-fiction)

in The Indian Express

The Doctors' Dinner Party, by Ibn Butlan (Fiction; in translation)

in The National (UAE)

Letters to Memory, by Karen Tei Yamashita (Non-fiction)

in The Christian Science Monitor

The Leavers, by Lisa Ko

in The Dallas News, Library Journal, The South China Morning Post, The Star Tribune, The Seattle Times, The Atlantic, The New York Times

An Excess Male, by Maggie Shen King (Fiction)

in The Verge

Asia’s Reckoning: China, Japan and the Fate of US Power in the Pacific Century, by Richard McGregor (Non-fiction)

in The Financial Times, The South China Mornig Post, The Economist

Someone You Love Is Gone, by Gurjinder Basran (Fiction)

in The Globe & Mail

Everlasting Empire: A novel of the Choson Dynasty, by Yi In-hwa (Fiction; in translation)

in Taipei Times

Tokyo Boogie-Woogie: Japan’s Pop Era and Its Discontents, by Hiromu Nagahara (Non-fiction)

in PopMatters

A Question of Order: India, Turkey, and the Return of Strongmen, by Basharat Peer (Non-fiction)

in The Georgetown Public Policy Review, The Los Angees Review of Books

We That Are Young, by Preti Taneja (Fiction)

in The Irish Times, The Guardian

Friend of My Youth, by Amit Chaudhuri (Fiction)

in The Guardian

Triumph and Tragedy in the Emergence of the New China 1937-1952, by Hans van de Ven (Non-fiction)

in The Asian Sentinel

The Accusation, by Bandi (Fiction; in translation)

in The National (UAE), The Australian, Paste Magazine, The Star Tribune, The Observer, The New York Times, The Guardian, The National Post ... and The Asia Review of Books