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  • A Bitter Revolutionby Rana Mitter

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05

    China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. Rana Mitter goes back to this pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from a premodern past into a modern world.Mitter takes us through the resulting social turmoil... more...

  • Socialism Is Great!by Lijia Zhang

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    With a great charm and spirit, "Socialism Is Great!" recounts Lijia Zhang's rebellious journey from disillusioned factory worker to organizer in support of the Tiananmen Square demonstrators, to eventually become the writer and journalist she was always determined to be. Her memoir is like a brilliant minature illuminating the sweeping historical... more...

  • The Road to the Throneby Hing Ming Hung

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 22.95

    The stories of the Chinese great emperors reflect the ancient Chinese philosophy, ideology, their wisdom and their ways of administration. Liu Bang is an outstanding example. Rising from a peasant background to become Emperor, he founded the Han Dynasty which lasted for about four hundred years and essentially laid the foundations of China as we know... more...

  • China and the Open Door Policyby Kevin Barry Bucknall

    Bitingduck Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    The areas of foreign trade, foreign investment, economic aid, and special economic zones are examined in detail and the rapid improvement in the economy after the adoption of the Open Door policy is explained. After Mao’s death in 1976, followed by the rapid overthrow of the Gang of Four, the way was open for his successors to choose which path... more...

  • Geschichte Chinas bis zur mongolischen Eroberung 250 v.Chr.-1279 n.Chr.by Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 28.02

    Dieses Buch folgt den Entwicklungslinien, die von der ersten Reichseinigung über die Teilung in "Drei Reiche" und eine erneute Einigung im 6. Jahrhundert n.Chr. bis zur endgültigen Eroberung Chinas durch die Mongolen reichen. Die immer wieder vorkommenden Völkerwanderungen und Machtkämpfe auf dem Gebiet des heutigen China machen deutlich, dass es sich... more...

  • Geschichte Chinas 1279-1949by Sabine Dabringhaus

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 35.00

    China zieht derzeit die Aufmerksamkeit von (europäischer) Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft auf sich. Um sich diesem großen - bevölkerungsreichsten - Land zu nähern, sind Kenntnisse über dessen Geschichte unabdingbar. Sabine Dabringhaus legt nun erstmals eine kompakte, deutschsprachige Einführung in die chinesische Geschichte vom Beginn der Yuan-Dynastie... more...

  • Chinese vs. Western Perspectivesby Jinghao Zhou

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 49.99

    This book reflects the author?s extensive research and thoughtful examination of many sides of controversial issues related to contemporary China. It is distinct from other studies on this subject in that the author is committed to examining today?s China from Chinese as well as Western perspectives. more...

  • Chinese Politics and International Relationsby Nicola Horsburgh; Astrid Nordin; Shaun Breslin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The question of how China will relate to a globalising world is one of the key issues in contemporary international relations and scholarship on China, yet the angle of innovation has not been properly addressed within the field. This book explores innovation in China from an International Relations perspective in terms of four areas: foreign and... more...

  • American Images of Chinaby Oliver Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The United States and China are arguably the most globally consequential actors of the early twenty first century, and look set to remain so into the foreseeable future. This volume seeks to highlight that American images of China are responsible for constructing certain truths and realities about that country and its people. It also introduces the... more...

  • Bad Elementsby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Who speaks for China? Is it the old men of the politburo or activists like Wei Jingshsheng, who spent eighteen years in prison for writing a emocratic manifesto? Is China's future to be fund amid the boisterous sleaze of an electoral cmpaign in Taiwan, or in the manoeuvres by which ordinary residents of Beijing quietly resist the authority of the... more...