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  • China in Search of a Harmonious Societyby Guo And Guo

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 34.99

    This edited volume examines the new concept of 'building harmonious society' proposed by the Chinese leadership under Hu Jintao, its important implications for the future of Chinese political development, and some major issues and questions in China's academic and public debate on the search for a harmonious society. more...

  • American Exceptionalism, the French Exception, and Digital Media Lawby Lyombe S. Eko

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99

    This volume explores and explains sameness and difference between the United States and France in the matters of freedom of expression on the Internet, the management of the tensions that arise between freedom of expression and the right of privacy of public figures, the comparative role of interest groups in the regulation of Internet content in... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the People's Republic of Chinaby Lawrence R. Sullivan

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 59.99

    When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seized power in October 1949 China was one of the poorest nations in the world. In fact, it was so weak it had been conquered by Japan, a country one-tenth its size, a decade earlier. Now, more than fifty years later, the People's Republic of China (PRC) is an emerging economic, political, and military superpower... more...

  • China's Rise in Asiaby Robert G. Sutter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 31.99

    In this first sustained, single-authored assessment of China's expanding influence in Asia in the postDCold War period, respected analyst Robert Sutter draws on his extensive experience to explore the current debate on China's military and economic rise and its meaning for U.S. interests. Examining in detail China's current and historical relations... more...

  • Cold Peaceby Jeff M. Smith

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 94.99

    Jeff M. Smith?s Cold Peace: China?India Rivalry in the Twenty-Century updates and deepens our understanding of China-India relations by unraveling the complex layers of the contemporary rivalry between the two nations. Smith draws from his unique field research in key locations in the region as well as 100 interviews with experts, government... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • China's Rise in Historical Perspectiveby Brantly Womack

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 25.99

    This innovative text combines an understanding of the history of China's rise with analyses of its current challenges. Renowned historians, economists, and political scientists explore the internal dynamic of China's rise since traditional times through the key themes of China's identity, security, economy, environment, energy, and politics. Each themed... more...

  • Civil War in Chinaby Suzanne Pepper

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 49.99

    Many books have tried to analyze the reasons for the Chinese communist success in China's 1945-1949 civil war, but Suzanne Pepper's seminal work was the first and remains the only comprehensive analysis of how the ruling Nationalists lost that war?not just militarily, but by alienating the civilian population through corruption and incompetence. Now... more...

  • The Boxers, China, and the Worldby Robert Bickers; R. G. Tiedemann

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 30.99

    In 1900, China chose to take on imperialism by fighting a war with the world on the parched north China plain. This multi-disciplinary volume explores the causes behind what is now known as the Boxer war, examining its particular cruelties and its impact on China, foreign imperialism in China, and on the foreign imagination. The Boxers have often been... more...

  • China Risingby Yong Deng; Fei-Ling Wang

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 38.99

    This authoritative book provides a unique exploration of the complex and dynamic motivations behind Beijing's foreign policy. The authors focus on China's choices and calculations on issues such as the ruling Communist party-regime's interests, international status and image, nationalism, Taiwan, human rights, globalization, U.S. hegemony, international... more...