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- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1997; US$ 40.00
This volume shows that the construction of symbolic boundaries between racial categories has undergone many transformations in China and Japan, but the attempt to rationalize and rank differences between population groups remains widespread. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 35.00
The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history, but this engagingly written book shows instead that the first half of the twentieth century witnessed a qualitatively unprecedented trend towards openness.Frank Dikotter argues that the years from 1900 to 1949 were characterised at... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1995; US$ 29.00
With the disintegration of Confucian cosmology after the fall of the imperial system in China, medical science was introduced as the epistemological foundation for social order. The construction of sexuality as a dangerous drive which was thought to form the very core of an individual led to the emergence of a wide range of identities. The roots of... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99
Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011 Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake the Western world in less than fifteen years. It lead to one of the greatest catastrophes... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99
In 1949 Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City. Instead of liberating the country, the communists destroyed the old order and replaced it with a repressive system that would dominate every aspect of Chinese life. In an epic of revolution and violence which draws on newly opened party archives, interviews and memoirs, Frank... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 27.99
Acclaimed by the Daily Mail as 'definitive and harrowing' , this is the final volume of 'The People's Trilogy', begun by the Samuel Johnson prize-winning Mao's Great Famine. After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives between 1958 and 1962, an ageing Mao launched an ambitious scheme to shore up... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99
Dikötter writes accessible history and has won the prestigious BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for his book Mao's Great Famine . The author shows how and why notions of 'race' became so widespread in China, now updated to include the continuation of this trend into the twenty-first century. He examines how Western notions of scientific racism have played... more...