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  • The Boxers, China, and the Worldby Robert Bickers; R. G. Tiedemann

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 33.99

    In 1900, China chose to take on imperialism by fighting a war with the world on the parched north China plain. This multi-disciplinary volume explores the causes behind what is now known as the Boxer war, examining its particular cruelties and its impact on China, foreign imperialism in China, and on the foreign imagination. The Boxers have often been... more...

  • CROSS-TAIWAN STRAITS RELATIONS SINCE 1979by Kevin G. Cai

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 103.00

    With Taiwan's Kuomintang (KMT) regaining power from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on May 20, 2008, both Beijing and Taipei have been adjusting their policies toward each other. However, these recent changes can be seen as part of the overall ongoing process of policy adjustment in both Beijing and Taipei in response to changing domestic... more...

  • Challenging the Mandate of Heaven: Social Protest and State Power in Chinaby Elizabeth J. Perry

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Social science theories of contentious politics have been based almost exclusively on evidence drawn from the European and American experience, and classic texts in the field make no mention of either the Chinese Communist revolution or the Cultural Revolution -- surely two of the most momentous social movements of the twentieth century. Moreover,... more...

  • Cheng Ho and Islam in Southeast Asiaby Tan Ta Sen

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 74.90

    Tan Ta Sen has modestly suggested that, as a book to illustrate the peaceful impact of culture contact, he is concerned to show how such cultural influences not only led to transmissions, conversions and transferences involving Inner Asian Muslims from China and Yunnan Muslims, Chams, Javanese, Malays, Arabs and Indians, but also enabled many Chinese... 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...

  • Chinaby John Keay

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 21.99

    An authoritative history of five millennia of Chinese history more...

  • Chinaby Joseph W. Esherick; C.X. George Wei

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The Qing dynasty was China?s last, and it created an empire of unprecedented size and prosperity. However in 1911 the empire collapsed within a few short months, and China embarked on a revolutionary course that lasted through most of the twentieth century. The 1911 Revolution ended two millennia of imperial rule and established the Republic of China,... more...

  • China: The Balance Sheetby C. Fred Bergsten; Bates Gill; Nicholas R. Lardy; Derek Mitchell

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 13.95

    From the most distinguished China experts in America, and two of Washington's foremost think tanks, comes a definitive and indispensable portrait of China today. more...

  • China: A History (Volume 1)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...

  • China Entering the Xi Jinping Eraby Zheng Yongnian; Lance L. P. Gore

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    How will China develop under the new leadership of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang? This is a key question for both China and the wider world. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the key areas and issues, assessing how things are likely to develop under the new leadership. It considers the economy, trade, politics, and demographics; appraises... more...