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  • You Don't Know What You Think You "Know" About . . . The Communist Revolution and the REAL Path to Emancipationby Raymond Lotta

    Insight Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    This book takes on and refutes the conventional wisdom that communist revolution has been a disaster and nightmare. In a wide-ranging, provocative, and richly detailed interview, Raymond Lotta, a political economist and expert in the history of communism, guides the reader through the “first wave? of socialist revolutions: the Paris Commune of 1871,... more...

  • China's Foreign Policyby Stuart Harris

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    China’s inexorable rise as a major world power is one of the defining features of the contemporary political landscape. But should we heed the warnings of a so-called ‘China threat?’ Is China set to become the next superpower? Or will its ambitions be tempered by economic and political realities both at home and abroad? In this... more...

  • Hostage on the Yangtzeby Malcolm H. Murfett

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In 1949, as the Chinese Civil War was about to enter its final, explosive stage, the small British frigate HMS Amethyst was sent on a dangerous mission up the Yangtze River to protect British citizens in Nanking. En route it was attacked by the Chinese Communists and held hostage on the river for several months before the crew managed to make a daring... more...

  • Two Republics in Chinaby X. L. Woo

    Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    Mr. Woo continues his history of China from 1911, when the Qing dynasty was overthrown after the death of Empress Dowager Cixi, to modern times: a tumultuous century that saw chaos and warlords, invasions, regime change, confiscation of property, and later a return to a mixed economy allowing some capitalist features. In fact, China now has over 100... 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...

  • Rethinking Chinese Imperial Decline: Borderland Revolt and Activist Administration in the Early Nineteenth Centuryby Daniel McMahon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The many instances of regional insurgency and unrest that erupted on China?s borderlands at the turn of the nineteenth century are often regarded by scholars as evidence of government disability and the incipient decline of the imperial Qing dynasty. This book, based on extensive original research, argues that, on the contrary, the response of the... more...

  • Maoby S. G. Breslin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    A lucid analysis of Mao as revolutionary general, ideologist and astute political manipulator, this introduction to the life and career of Mao Zedong provides an excellent introduction to modern Chinese history and its enigmatic protagonist. more...

  • Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-1895by Piotr Olender

    MMP 2014; US$ 17.99

    This new book covers the Sino-Japan Naval War 1894-1895, a little-known part of late 19thC naval history. The First Sino-Japanese War (1 August 1894 - 17 April 1895) was fought between Qing Dynasty China and Meiji Japan, primarily over control of Korea. After more than six months of continuous successes by the Japanese army and naval forces, as well... more...

  • Ten States, Five Dynasties, One Great Emperorby Hung Hing Ming

    Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    Drawn from Chinese classics of history, Hung Hing Ming's biographies introduce China's most emblematic historical figures and the cultural attributes fostered by China's ancient chronicles. This book is about one of the greatest emperors in Chinese history, Zhao Kuang Yin,founder of the Song Dynasty (960-1279). He is honored for having... more...

  • In The Middle of China's Futureby Tom Plate

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 24.99

    The best journalism tackles the really tough questions! Was the U.S. asleep when China was waking up? Or was its engagement too timid? Will Washington find conflict with Beijing unavoidable? Or has the U.S. policy of engagement and accommodation been the best way to go? Award-winning journalist and syndicated columnist Tom Plate reviews his own two-decade... more...