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  • Born Redby Yuan Gao

    Stanford University Press 1987; US$ 30.95

    Born Red is an artistically wrought personal account, written very much from inside the experience, of the years 1966-1969, when the author was a young teenager at middle school. It was in the middle schools that much of the fury of the Cultural Revolution and Red Guard movement was spent, and Gao was caught up in very dramatic events, which he recounts... 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...

  • Zhu Rongji on the Recordby Rongji Zhu; Henry A. Kissinger; Helmut Schmidt

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 39.00

    China's explosive transformation from a planned economy to a more market-oriented one over the past three decades owes much to the charismatic reformer Zhu Rongji. As China's premier from 1998 to 2003, Zhu displayed a pragmatism and strong work ethic that have been key forces in China's drive to greater modernization and global stature. During this... 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...

  • 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...

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

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 1999; US$ 350.00

    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 Oldenbourg 2009; US$ 350.00

    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 eine kompakte, deutschsprachige Einführung in die chinesische Geschichte vom Beginn der Yuan-Dynastie bis zu Maos... more...

  • Chinese vs. Western Perspectivesby Jinghao Zhou

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 99.99

    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...