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  • Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolveby Ian Morris; Stephen Macedo; Margaret Atwood; Christine M. Korsgaard; Richard Seaford; Jonathan D. Spence; Stephen Macedo

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris, author of the best-selling Why the West Rules?for... more...

  • Mao Zedongby Jonathan D. Spence

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.00

    Praise for Mao Zedong: A Life :   ?Spence is the best known and most talented historian of China writing in English today. . . . His Mao Zedong succeeds.? ? Los Angeles Times   ?Exceptionally successful.? ? The New Yorker   ?The task of bringing Mao to a large, non-specialist audience is one for which Spence is eminently well-suited. His... more...

  • The Gate of Heavenly Peaceby Jonathan D. Spence

    Penguin Publishing Group 1982; US$ 20.00

    Praise for The Gate of Heavenly Peace :   ?Absolutely first rate; it is adventurous in form, scrupulous in content, passionate in its revelation of complex human drama.? ? Saturday Review   ?[Jonathan Spence] has woven a magical symphony that tells us as no conventional history could of the agony of a nation in awesome labor.? ?Harrison E.... more...

  • The Question of Huby Jonathan D. Spence

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    This lively and elegant book by the acclaimed historian Jonathan D. Spence reconstructs an extraordinary epsiode in the early intercourse between China and Europe. It is the story of John Hu, a lowly but devout Chinese Catholic who in 1722 accompanied a Jesuit missionary on a journey to France?a journey that ended with Hu's confinement in a lunatic... more...

  • Emperor of Chinaby Jonathan D. Spence

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    A remarkable re-creation of the life of K'ang-hsi, emperor of the Manchu dynasty from 1661-1772, assembled from documents that survived his reign. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. more...

  • Return to Dragon Mountainby Jonathan D. Spence

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Praise for Return to Dragon Mountain :   Selected as a ?Best Book of the Year? by The Washington Post   ?Westerners seeking to understand China should shelve that big pile of anxious new volumes on China?s economic ascent, and read instead Return to Dragon Mountain . Jonathan Spence is arguably the best living English-language Chinese historian... more...

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