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  • The First Emperorby Sima Qian; Raymond Dawson; K. E. Brashier

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 9.99

    Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911. more...

  • China in the 21st Centuryby Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 10.99

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom offers a fully updated and revised edition of his popular introdution to China, providing cogent answers to the most urgent questions regarding modern China, and a framework for understanding its meteoric rise. more...

  • Spider Eatersby Rae Yang

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Spider Eaters is at once a moving personal story, a fascinating family history, and a unique chronicle of political upheaval told by a Chinese woman who came of age during the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution. With stunning honesty and a lively, sly humor, Rae Yang records her life from her early years as the daughter of Chinese diplomats... 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...

  • 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...

  • The French Historical Revolutionby Peter Burke

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29

    This book provides a critical history of the movement associated with the journal Annales, from its foundation in 1929 to the present. Burke argues that this movement has been the single most important force in the development of what is sometimes called the 'new history'. Burke distinguishes three main generations in the development of the Annales... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • China as a Rising World Power and Its Response to 'Globalization'by Ronald C. Keith

    Taylor & Francis 2005; US$ 41.95

    The People's Republic of China (PRC) is an emerging world power, and yet is a state that must deal with the liabilities and opportunities of globalization. While integrating with the world economy, the PRC has had to articulate a defined role for itself as a world power. more...