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  • Navigating Sovereigntyby Chih-yu Shih

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 110.00

    In this book, the author undertakes a postcolonial analysis of identities the Chinese state uses to confront world politics and globalization. Because these identities are created at the confluence of Western modernity and Confucian tradition, two elements that are continually reinterpreted themselves, the result is an ambiguity regarding the identities... more...

  • China Stands Upby David Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    In 1949 Mao Zedong made the historic proclamation that "the Chinese people have stood up". This statement was significant, undoubtedly reflecting the changing nature not only of China’s self-perception, but also of its relationship with the rest of the world. In terms of reducing the imperialist presence of the West and Japan within China, and reasserting... more...

  • Modern China’s Foreign Policyby Werner Levi

    University of Minnesota Press 1953; US$ 75.00

    What are China’s objectives in world affairs and what course will she pursue to achieve her goals? These are the questions of vital concern to the Western democracies, questions that can be approached intelligently only from a knowledge of how China’s for more...

  • Empress Wu the Greatby X. L. Woo

    Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 29.95

    Europe and Great Britain have had many sovereign queens in the course of history. In ancient China, there was none of that. Only one Empress ever ruled China in her own name — Empress Wu. Given her startling performance in a world of deadly intrigue and shifting loyalties, Wu is still respected as an effective and clear-sighted ruler. more...

  • Chinaby Gisela Lee

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2006; US$ 8.99

    China is the third largest country in the world. The Chinese culture has changed greatly over the years, but the Chinese people still celebrate the great changes in their culture and nation. more...

  • Ji'an Literati and the Local in Song-Yuan-Ming Chinaby Anne Gerritsen

    BRILL 2007; US$ 151.00

    Drawing on largely local sources, including local gazetteers and literati inscriptions for religious sites, this book offers a comprehensive examination of what it means to be 'local' during the Southern Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties in Ji'an prefecture (Jiangxi). It argues that 'belonging locally' was important to Ji'an literati throughout this period.... more...

  • Chinese Politicsby Peter Gries; Stanley Rosen

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 50.95

    Written by a team of leading China scholars this text interrogates the dynamics of state power and legitimation in 21st Century China. Despite the continuing economic successes and rising international prestige of China there has been increasing social protests over corruption, land seizures, environmental concerns, and homeowner movements. Such... more...

  • The Chinese Cultural Revolutionby Louise Chipley Slavicek

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    As one of history's most horrific political upheavals, the Cultural Revolution began in 1966, when the Chinese Communist Party officially launched the radical movement on the orders of its autocratic chairman, Mao Zedong. He intended for the movement to revitalize China's revolutionary fervor while simultaneously accelerating the country's... more...

  • China: A History (Volume 2)by Harold M. Tanner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95

    Available in one or two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table,... more...

  • The Domestic Sources of China's Foreign Policyby Lai Hongyi

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    As China’s political and economic influence in the world is rapidly increasing, it is essential to understand how China’s domestic politics affects its foreign political and economic policy. This book offers an accessible, informative and up-to-date systemic analysis of the foreign policy of China. Where mainstream literature on international relations... more...