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  • Cold Peaceby Jeff M. Smith

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • 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of the 20th century from a detached perspective, the book is based on ten years of exhaustive research of both unpublished and published materials from all nine countries involved.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$ 27.07

    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...

  • 1984by Daniela Taschler; Tim Szatkowski

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 151.82

    1984 marked a low point in East-West relations. NATO?s deployment of medium-range nuclear missiles in Western Europe as well as the announcement of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) led to a ratcheting up of tensions. The CDE, a conference that sought to build confidence and promote disarmament, first convened in Stockholm in 1984,... more...

  • Landscapes of the Chinese Soulby Tomas Plaenkers

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    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...