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

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.99

    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. - ;'The following year Qin unified all... more...

  • China?s Foreign Policyby Gilbert Rozman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 27.00

    Updating the papers from the 2011 Asan Conference to cover the end of 2011, this book reflects the state of analysis on the eve of the important 2012-13 transition to China's fifth-generation leaders. 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...

  • The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empireby Randall James Sasaki

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    In The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire , Randall Sasaki provides a starting point for understanding the technology of the failed Mongol invasion of Japan in 1281 CE, as well as the history of shipbuilding in East Asia. He has created a timber category database, analyzed methods of joinery, and studied contemporary approaches to shipbuilding... 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$ 31.05

    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...

  • Raum und Zeit der Städteby J. Friedrich Battenberg; Helmuth Berking; Franz Bockrath; Mikael Hard; Andreas Hoppe; Franziska Lang; Martina Löw; Annette Rudolph-Cleff; Dieter Schott; Michael Stahl; Marie Christin Wedel; Andreas Hoppe

    Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 23.32

    Städte sind in einer spezifischen Landschaft angesiedelt, welche sich mit ihnen verändert und sie ihrerseits prägt. Ihre Bewohner durchleben eine eigene Geschichte durch die Jahrhunderte, in denen sich verschiedene Formen der Vergesellschaftung, des Handels und des kulturellen Lebens herausbilden. In diesem Band fragen Historiker, Architekten, Soziologen... more...

  • Access - Das Verschwinden des Eigentumsby Jeremy Rifkin; Klaus Binder; Tatjana Eggeling

    Campus Verlag 2007; US$ 9.32

    Rifkin analysiert die gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Umwälzungen in gewohnter Schärfe und entwirft ein eindrucksvolles Bild der Access-Gesellschaft: Aus Märkten werden Netzwerke, wir streben nicht mehr nach Eigentum, sondern nach Verfügbarkeit. Ein neuer Kapitalismus entwickelt sich, kulturelle Ressourcen werden in käufliche Erlebnisse verwandelt.... more...