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  • China in the 21st Centuryby Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    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...

  • China: A History (Volume 1)by Harold M. Tanner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95

    Available in one or two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table,... more...

  • Ming China, 1368?1644by John W. Dardess

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 31.99

    This engaging, deeply informed book provides the first concise history of one of China's most important eras. Leading scholar John W. Dardess offers a thematically organized political, social, and economic exploration of China from 1368 to 1644. He examines how the Ming dynasty was able to endure for 276 years, illuminating Ming foreign relations... 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...

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

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 27.16

    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 2009; US$ 35.00

    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 nun erstmals eine kompakte, deutschsprachige Einführung in die chinesische Geschichte vom Beginn der Yuan-Dynastie... 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...