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  • 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...

  • The Path of the Empressby Christine Li; Ulia Krautwald

    Rockpool Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Christine Li , MD, studied sinology and medicine before spending five years studying traditional Chinese medicine in Shanghai and Peking. She works as a doctor and writer in Hong Kong, Hamburg, and Santa Fe. Ulja Krautwald spent several years as a researcher in medical sociology. For many years she has worked in the field of Far Eastern healing... more...

  • Where Chiang Kai-shek Lost Chinaby Harold M. Tanner

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    The civil war in China that ended in the 1949 victory of Mao Zedong?s Communist forces was a major blow to US interests in the Far East and led to heated recriminations about how China was "lost." Despite their significance, there have been few studies in English of the war's major campaigns. The Liao-Shen Campaign was the final act in the struggle... more...

  • Contemporary Chinaby François Godement

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    This overview of Chinese politics, economy, and society by a respected international scholar provides a thoughtful synthesis and brilliant analysis of today?s China. 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...

  • Chinas wachsender Ölbedarfby Ferdinand Pöllath

    Diplomica Verlag 2007; US$ 30.04

    Stabilität und Wohlstand der westlichen Industriestaaten hängen von einem stetigen Wirtschaftswachstum ab und dieses benötigt günstige Rohstoffe, vor allem aber Energie. Nach dem Zusammenbruch des Ostblocks schien dies für die USA und ihre Verbündeten erreicht zu sein. Doch mit dem Aufsteigen Chinas zur wirtschaftlichen, politischen und militärischen... 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...

  • Foreign Relations of the PRCby Robert G. Sutter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 38.99

    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...