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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman ("Elegant and scrupulous"? New York Times Book Review ) and Krakatoa ("A mesmerizing page-turner"? Time ) brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who unlocked the most closely held secrets... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99
?Few outsiders have any realistic sense of the innards, motives, rivalries, and fears of the Chinese Communist leadership. But we all know much more than before, thanks to Richard McGregor?s illuminating and richly-textured look at the people in charge of China?s political machinery.... Invaluable.? ? James Fallows, National Correspondent for The... more...
- McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc. 2004; US$ 19.95
“A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with greatrange and insight. This will set a new standard for shortgeneral histories of China.”. —Michael Gasster,professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University. Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture,Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economicchanges... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95
The most feared man in China, Dai Li, was chief of Chiang Kai-shek's secret service during World War II. This sweeping biography of "China's Himmler," based on recently opened intelligence archives, traces Dai's rise from obscurity as a rural hooligan and Green Gang blood-brother to commander of the paramilitary units of the Blue Shirts and of the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95
Now available in two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table, extensive... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 17.99
The much-anticipated definitive account of China?s Great Famine An estimated thirty-six million Chinese men, women, and children starved to death during China?s Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and early ?60s. One of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century, the famine is poorly understood, and in China is still euphemistically... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
In late classical and early medieval China, ascetics strove to become transcendents--deathless beings with supernormal powers. Practitioners developed dietetic, alchemical, meditative, gymnastic, sexual, and medicinal disciplines (some of which are still practiced today) to perfect themselves and thus transcend death. more...