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- Columbia University Press 2013;
World-renowned sinologist Thomas O. H÷llmann tracks the growth of Chinese food culture from the earliest burial rituals to today?s Western fast food restaurants, detailing the cuisine?s geographical variations and local customs, indigenous factors and foreign influences, trade routes, and ethnic associations. H÷llmann describes the food rituals of... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 119.99
Evolution of Power: China's Struggle, Survival, and Success , edited by Xiaobing Li and Xiansheng Tian, brings together scholars from multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive look at China?s rapid socio-economic transformation and the dramatic changes in its political institution and culture. more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
By the end of the first decade of the 21st century, China had become one of the great powers of the modern world. Economically, politically, and militarily, its power and international reach is only exceeded by the United States, the world's one remaining superpower. Its military spending, though dwarfed by the United States, is over $100 billion... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 64.99
South China Sea: Energy and Security Conflicts takes on such troubling questions as the impact of this conflict on global oil and gas prices; China?s growth both economically and as a regional military hegemon; and the recent, often rocky, international efforts to mediate the conflict. In addition to policy recommendations for peaceful resolutions... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 49.99
Biomass, translated into English for the first time, introduced the world to China?s development of bioenergy in the turn of the 21 st century and proposed further development of bioenergy as well. Businessmen, scientists, and technicians alike who are interested in bioenergy will find a great deal of information within this book. more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 24.99
Steve Coutinho explores in detail the fundamental concepts of Daoist thought as represented in three early texts: the Laozi, the Zhuangzi, and the Liezi. Readers interested in philosophy yet unfamiliar with Daoism will gain a comprehensive understanding of these works from this analysis, and readers fascinated by ancient China who also wish to grasp... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
Documentaries have recently become a favourite format for Chinese state-directed media to present an officially sanctioned view of history. Indeed, this is not confined to Chinese national history. In stark contrast to the earlier self-centred preoccupation with Chinese history, there has been an upsurge in interest in foreign history, with a view... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00
Empress Dowager Cixi (1835?1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor?s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to... more...
- Random House of Canada 2013; US$ 35.00
From the beloved, internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans , and co-author of the bestselling Mao: The Unknown Story , the dramatic, epic biography of the unusual woman who ruled China for 50 years, from concubine to Empress, overturning centuries of traditions and formalities to bring China into the modern world. A woman, an Empress of... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 44.99
China has developed sophisticated hedging strategies for managing the international petroleum market, maintaining a favorable energy mix, pursuing overseas equity oil production, building a state-owned tanker fleet and strategic petroleum reserve, establishing cross-border pipelines, and diversifying its energy resources and routes. Though it cannot... more...