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  • Spymasterby Frederic E. Wakeman

    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...

  • China; A History, 2by Harold M. Tanner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95

    Originally published as the second half of the one volume work, China: A History, which spans from 10,000 BCE to 2009, China: A History, Volume 2 covers the history of China from 1644-2009, from the Great Qing Empire through the Peopleā??s Republic of China of today. "A solid, clearly written and up-to-date account of China's dynastic history,... more...

  • The Problem of Chinaby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though it was penned nearly a century ago, current-day readers will find that Bertrand Russell's insightful critique of China is still surprisingly accurate. The important British philosopher based his arguments on his own extended stay in China, and the resulting analysis of the conflict between traditional culture and the rise of capitalism in... more...

  • Politics and Traditional Cultureby Janette Ai

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 124.00

    This book examines the political use of China's traditions by the party-state in contemporary China. It argues that the party-state has taken an official Marxist stance in terms of the political use of tradition. Besides looking at the official Marxist stance, this book also looks at critiques of the party-state's use of traditions by... more...

  • Lake with No Nameby Diane Wei Liang

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 14.00

    Beijing University, 1986. The Communists were in power, but the Harvard of China was a hotbed of intellectual and cultural activity, with political debates and "English Corners" where students eagerly practiced the language among themselves. Nineteen-year-old Wei had known the oppressive days of the Cultural Revolution, having grown up with her parents... 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...

  • Red Sorrowby Nanchu

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    At the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution, 13-year-old Nanchu watched Red Guards destroy her home and torture her parents, whom they jailed. She was left to fend for herself and her younger brother. When she grew older, she herself became a Red Guard and was sent to the largest work camp in China. There she faced primitive conditions, sexual harassment,... more...

  • Foreign Relations of the PRCby Robert G. Sutter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 34.99

    This cogent but comprehensive book examines the international relations of the People?s Republic of China since its founding in 1949. Noted scholar Robert G. Sutter provides a balanced assessment of the country?s recent successes and advances as well as the important legacies and constraints that hamper it, especially in nearby Asia?long the focus... more...