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  • The Military Collapse of China's Ming Dynasty, 1618-44by Kenneth M. Swope

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This book examines the military collapse of China?s Ming Dynasty to a combination of foreign and domestic foes. The Ming?s defeat was a highly surprising development, not least because as recently as in the 1590s the Ming had managed to defeat a Japanese force considered to be perhaps the most formidable of its day when the latter attempted to subjugate... more...

  • China's Changing Trade Elasticitiesby Jahangir Aziz; Xiangming Li

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00

    China's sectoral trade composition, product quality mix, and import content of processing exports have all changed substantially during the past decade. This has rendered trade elasticities estimated using aggregate data highly unstable, with more recent data pointing to significantly higher demand and price elasticities. Sectoral differences in these... more...

  • The Origins of the Boxer Warby Lanxin Xiang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This is the first book to provide a panoramic view of the origins of the Boxer War. Comprehensively examining this historical conundrum of the 20th century from a detached perspective, the book is based on ten years of exhaustive research of both unpublished and published materials from all nine countries involved. Analysing the misunderstanding between... more...

  • Sino-Russian Relationsby R.K.I. Quested

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 300.00

    This book provides a systematic history of Sino-Russian relations, a history which is invaluable in forming an understanding of relations between the two nations today. Becoming neighbours in the seventeenth century, their changing relations in peace and war, in isolation, cooperation and confrontation have steadily assumed a greater importance in... more...

  • Geschichte Chinas 1279-1949by Sabine Dabringhaus

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 26.49

    Sabine Dabringhaus presents 700 years of Chinese history, from the Yuan Dynasty to Mao?s rise to power. She addresses key topics in research, including the Chinese state, questions about periodization and interpretation, China?s foreign relations and social structure, as well as modernization, reform, and revolution. An updated bibliography... more...

  • Chinese Foreign Policyby Barnouin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Landscapes of the Chinese Soulby Tomas Plaenkers

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    In 1981 the Communist Party of China declared: "The 'Cultural Revolution', which lasted from May 1966 to October 1976, was responsible for the heaviest losses suffered by the Party, the state and the people since the founding of the People's Republic". The civilizational crisis called the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution still eludes our historical,... more...

  • Life along the Silk Roadby Susan Whitfield

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In this long-awaited second edition, Susan Whitfield broadens her exploration of the Silk Road and expands her rich and varied portrait of life along the great pre-modern trade routes of Eurasia. This new edition is comprehensively updated to support further understanding of themes relevant to global and comparative history and remains the only history... more...

  • China and the International Societyby Jinjun Zhao; Zhirui Chen

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 88.00 US$ 80.08

    What is the relationship between China and the international society? It is a question of historical and realistic significance for China and the world to answer. Since the reform and opening up, China initiated a journey to get integrated into the international society. As an emerging power, China is trying to seek identities, display strength, and... more...

  • Middle Powers and the Rise of Chinaby Bruce Gilley; Andrew O'Neil

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    China’s rise is changing the dynamics of the international system. Middle Powers and the Rise of China is the first work to examine how the group of states referred to as "middle powers" are responding to China’s growing economic, diplomatic, and military power. States with capabilities immediately below those of great powers, middle... more...