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- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 3.99
More tales of intrigue in Old Peking from bestselling author Paul French Through portraits of eight residents of Peking?s infamous Badlands district, Paul French brings the area and 1930s Peking vividly to life. A small warren of narrow hutongs, the Badlands sat just inside the eastern flank of the Tartar Wall, which at that time enclosed the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00
In 1793, Lord George Macartney and an enormous delegation?including diplomats, doctors, scholars, painters, musicians, soldiers, and aristocrats?entered Beijing on a mission to open China to British trade. But Macartney?s famous refusal to perform the traditional kowtow before the Chinese Emperor was just one sign that the two empires would not see... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 9.99
The Chinese community's development in Toronto faced many hurdles: decades of anti-Chinese public opinion, bolstered by the media, politicians, and discriminatory policies. Life was harsh for the early Chinese. This community is now an integral part of the city's diverse social fabric. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 29.95
In the mid-nineteenth century, Cuba's infamous "coolie" trade brought well over 100,000 Chinese indentured laborers to its shores. Though subjected to abominable conditions, they were followed during subsequent decades by smaller numbers of merchants, craftsmen, and free migrants searching for better lives far from home. In a comprehensive, vibrant... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
When Communist revolutionaries seized control of Mainland China in 1949, they faced enormous challenges of state and nation building. China occupied a vast territory, had a huge and poorly integrated population and suffered from a woefully backward economy. Building a Socialist Chinese state required effectivly managing significant opposition to the... more...
- Zed Books 2013; US$ 24.95
This unique volume, edited with authority by the influential and respected Stephen Chan, gathers together for the first time both African and Chinese perspectives on Chinas place in Africa, analysing the moral aspects of Chinas policies and ensuing migration. The resulting collection touches the issue of racism but also moments of pure... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00
This book offers an assessment of the naval policies of emerging naval powers, and the implications for maritime security relations and the global maritime order. Since the end of the Cold War, China, Japan, India and Russia have begun to challenge the status quo with the acquisition of advanced naval capabilities. The emergence of rising naval... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95
Osprey's study of the violent Boxer Rebellion, whicháswept northern China in 1900. The Boxers were a secret society who sought to rid their country of the pernicious influence of the foreign powers who had gradually acquired a stranglehold on China. With the connivance of the Imperial Court they laid siege to the legation quarter of Peking. Trapped... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00
Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? From ancient Confucian temples, to nineteenth-century archives, to the testimony of people interviewed by the author throughout China over a period of more than a decade, this book traces the birth and growth of the idea of Confucianism as a world religion. The book begins at... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
New Qing Imperial History uses the Manchu summer capital of Chengde and associated architecture, art and ritual activity as the focus for an exploration of the importance of Inner Asia and Tibet to the Qing Empire (1636-1911).áWell-known contributors argue that the Qing was not simply another Chinese dynasty, but was deeply engaged in Inner Asia... more...