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  • A Short History of Chinaby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 8.47

    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...

  • Chinese Encyclopaedias of New Global Knowledge (1870-1930)by Milena Dole?elová-Velingerová; Rudolf G. Wagner

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    This is a set of pioneering studies on Chinese encyclopaedias of modern knowledge (1870-1930). At a transitional time when modern knowledge was sought after yet few modern schools were available, these works were crucial sources of information for an entire generation. This volume investigates many of these encyclopaedias, which were never reprinted... more...

  • With The Empress Dowager Of Chinby Carl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 165.95

    Published in the year 1986, With The Empress Dowager Of Chin is a valuable contribution to the field of Asian Studies. more...

  • Demystifying Chinaby Naomi Standen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 23.99

    For westerners, China?s history is often reduced to a choice between timeless Confucian ideals or incomprehensible barbarisms such as footbinding or mass slaughter. This engaging and deeply knowledgeable book vigorously counters such oversimplifications. In concise and accessible style, China experts present cutting-edge research in an accessible format... more...

  • China and the International Systemby Xiaoming Huang; Robert G. Patman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    This book considers the evolving relationship between China and the international system, and the interaction between a China of profound change in its identity, capability, and influence, and an international system that is itself experiencing a process of far-reaching transformation. It develops an analytical framework that allows us to capture,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 on the... 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...