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  • Women Shall Not Ruleby Keith McMahon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 38.99

    Chinese rulers guaranteed male successors by taking multiple wives, sometimes in the thousands. Women Shall Not Rule is a fascinating history of the imperial wives and concubines, especially in light of the greatest challenges to polygamous harmony?rivalry between women and their attempts to engage in politics. Keith McMahon, a leading expert... more...

  • China and New Left Visionsby Jie Lu; Ban Wang; Xiaomei Chen; Daniel F. Vukovich; Xueping Zhong; Megan Ferry; Lisa Rofel; Aili Mu; Haomin Gong; Arif Dirlik; Hai Ren

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 94.99

    The first English anthology on China?s New Left in a global context, this book presents the history, background, and the focuses of the most critical force in contemporary China. Well-versed in Chinese history and its global connections, the writers provide well documented and insightful perspectives on China?s pursuit of a path radically different... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Civil Warby Christopher R. Lew; Edwin Pak-wah Leung

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 99.99

    This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Civil War studies the longer, broader war and its chronology carefully tracks the major events. The introduction then provides a broad overview, describing the contending forces, and showing how the Communists come out on top. The details, and these are crucial, are laid out in over... more...

  • The Dragon's Warby Maochun Yu

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    Making full use of significant new sources in Chinese-language materials, U.S. Naval Academy professor Maochun Yu provides Western readers with the first detailed account of military and intelligence operations conducted inside China by foreign powers between 1937 and 1945. He also addresses the profound impact of these operations upon China's nationalism,... more...

  • The Last Manchuby Henry Pu Yi; Paul Kramer

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 14.95

    In 1908 at the age of two, Henry Pu Yi ascended to become the last emperor of the centuries-old Manchu dynasty. After revolutionaries forced Pu Yi to abdicate in 1911, the young emperor lived for thirteen years in Peking?s Forbidden City, but with none of the power his birth afforded him. The remainder of Pu Yi?s life was lived out in a topsy-turvy... 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 An absorbing 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...

  • China Risingby David Goodman; Gerald Segal

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    China's dramatic economic growth since the 1970s has seemed inexorable. The resulting rise in international profile has provoked a lively argument regarding the fundamental economic and strategic challenges to the rest of the world that China now presents. China Rising examines the extent to which that country's future foreign policy stance may be... 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...

  • 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 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...