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  • Discovering History in Chinaby Paul A Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 28.99

    Since its first publication, Paul A. Cohen's Discovering History in China has occupied a singular place in American China scholarship. Translated into three East Asian languages, the volume has become essential to the study of China from the early nineteenth century to today. Cohen critiques the work of leading postwar scholars and is especially... more...

  • A Short History of Chinaby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 10.19

    The turbulent and chequered past of the world?s most populous country is one of the most fascinating in world history, and relatively little known in the West. From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship with the ‘Great Firewall of China?, Gordon Kerr offers a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of... more...

  • Modern Chinaby Rana Mitter

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible guide to why China looks the way it does today, and how it got there. - ;China today is never... 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 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...

  • 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$ 30.54

    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$ 23.13

    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...