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  • Bad Elementsby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Who speaks for China? Is it the old men of the politburo or activists like Wei Jingshsheng, who spent eighteen years in prison for writing a emocratic manifesto? Is China's future to be fund amid the boisterous sleaze of an electoral cmpaign in Taiwan, or in the manoeuvres by which ordinary residents of Beijing quietly resist the authority of the... more...

  • China as a Rising World Power and Its Response to 'Globalization'by Ronald C. Keith

    Taylor & Francis 2005; US$ 41.95

    The People's Republic of China (PRC) is an emerging world power, and yet is a state that must deal with the liabilities and opportunities of globalization. While integrating with the world economy, the PRC has had to articulate a defined role for itself as a world power. more...

  • Chinese-Soviet Relations, 1937-1945by John W. Garver

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 169.99 US$ 146.19

    During the Sino-Japanese war of 1937-1945, the Chinese people suffered great degradation at the hands of the Japanese. The spectacle of China's debasement as well as the very real prospect of the restoration of alien rule incensed nationalist passions throughout China. As the military, economic, and political crises deepened, three different Chinese... more...

  • From War to Diplomatic Parity in Eleventh-Century Chinaby David Curtis Wright

    BRILL 2005; US$ 146.00

    This is a study of war between Sung China and Kitan Liao, the treaty at Shan-yŁan in 1005 that ended it, and the forms and textures of peaceful diplomatic contact between the two states that prevailed for the rest of the eleventh century. more...

  • 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...

  • The Man on Mao's Rightby Ji Chaozhu

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 28.00

    No other narrative from within the corridors of power has offered as frank and intimate an account of the making of the modern Chinese nation as Ji Chaozhu?s The Man on Mao?s Right . Having served Chairman Mao Zedong and the Communist leadership for two decades, and having become a key figure in China?s foreign policy, Ji now provides an honest, detailed... 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...