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  • A History of Chinaby Morris Rossabi

    Wiley 2013; US$ 35.95

    Capturing China’s past in all its complexity, this multi-faceted history portrays China in the context of a larger global world, while incorporating the narratives of Chinese as well as non-Chinese ethnic groups and discussing people traditionally left out of the story—peasants, women, merchants, and artisans.   Offers a complete... more...

  • A Short History of Chinaby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 8.99

    From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship, a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous country Anabsorbing introduction to more than 4,000 years of Chinese history, this book tells the stories of the tyrants, despots, femmes fatales, artists, warriors, and philosophers who have shaped... more...

  • Civil War in Chinaby Suzanne Pepper

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Human Tradition in Premodern Chinaby Kenneth J. Hammond; Ina Asim; Anthony Deblasi; Peter Ditmanson; Robert W. Foster; Anne Gerritsen; Paul Rakita Goldin; Howard L. Goodman; Minna Haapanen; Andrew Meyer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 23.99

    The Human Tradition in Premodern China is a collection of biographical essays revealing the variety and complexity of human experience in China from the earliest historical times to the dawn of the modern age. more...

  • The Dragon's Hidden Wingsby Sheng Ding

    Lexington Books 1955; US$ 32.99

    The Dragon's Hidden Wings is the first comprehensive study on China's use of soft power. Sheng Ding provides the reader with an insightful empirical study that details China's economic and political rise on the global scene over the course of the last three decades. This book not only endeavors to examine the connections between the ongoing rise of... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Opium Warsby Frank Sanello; W. Travis Hanes III

    Sourcebooks 2004; US$ 19.99

    In this tragic and powerful story, the two Opium Wars of 18391842 and 18561860 between Britain and China are recounted for the first time through the eyes of the Chinese as well as the Imperial West. Opium entered China during the Middle Ages when Arab traders brought it into China for medicinal purposes. As it took hold as a recreational drug, opium... more...

  • Rethinking Maoby Nick Knight

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 37.99

    Rethinking Mao offers a innovative perspective on Mao Zedong, the major architect of the Chinese Revolution and leader of the People's Republic of China until his death in 1976. Utilizing a number of recently discovered documents written by Mao, Nick Knight 'rethinks' Mao by subjecting a number of his controversial concepts to fresh scrutiny. more...

  • Li Shi Min, Founding the Tang Dynastyby Hing Ming Hung

    Algora Publishing 2013; US$ 22.95

    Li Shi Min, Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), is regarded as the greatest emperor in Chinese history. He conquered the powerful Eastern Turkic Khanate and other khanates in the north and northwest, making China the greatest empire in Asia. Under his reign China entered into a period of peace and prosperity. more...