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  • Foreign Relations of the PRCby Robert G. Sutter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 34.99

    This cogent but comprehensive book examines the international relations of the People?s Republic of China since its founding in 1949. Noted scholar Robert G. Sutter provides a balanced assessment of the country?s recent successes and advances as well as the important legacies and constraints that hamper it, especially in nearby Asia?long the focus... more...

  • Socialism Is Great!by Lijia Zhang

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    With a great charm and spirit, "Socialism Is Great!" recounts Lijia Zhang's rebellious journey from disillusioned factory worker to organizer in support of the Tiananmen Square demonstrators, to eventually become the writer and journalist she was always determined to be. Her memoir is like a brilliant minature illuminating the sweeping historical... more...

  • Red Sorrowby Nanchu

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    At the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution, 13-year-old Nanchu watched Red Guards destroy her home and torture her parents, whom they jailed. She was left to fend for herself and her younger brother. When she grew older, she herself became a Red Guard and was sent to the largest work camp in China. There she faced primitive conditions, sexual harassment,... more...

  • Chinas wachsender Ölbedarfby Ferdinand Pöllath

    Diplomica Verlag 2007; US$ 36.42

    Stabilität und Wohlstand der westlichen Industriestaaten hängen von einem stetigen Wirtschaftswachstum ab und dieses benötigt günstige Rohstoffe, vor allem aber Energie. Nach dem Zusammenbruch des Ostblocks schien dies für die USA und ihre Verbündeten erreicht zu sein. Doch mit dem Aufsteigen Chinas zur wirtschaftlichen, politischen und militärischen... more...

  • Raum und Zeit der Städteby J. Friedrich Battenberg; Helmuth Berking; Franz Bockrath; Mikael Hard; Andreas Hoppe; Franziska Lang; Martina Löw; Annette Rudolph-Cleff; Dieter Schott; Michael Stahl; Marie Christin Wedel; Andreas Hoppe

    Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 27.35

    Städte sind in einer spezifischen Landschaft angesiedelt, welche sich mit ihnen verändert und sie ihrerseits prägt. Ihre Bewohner durchleben eine eigene Geschichte durch die Jahrhunderte, in denen sich verschiedene Formen der Vergesellschaftung, des Handels und des kulturellen Lebens herausbilden. In diesem Band fragen Historiker, Architekten, Soziologen... more...

  • Access - Das Verschwinden des Eigentumsby Jeremy Rifkin; Klaus Binder; Tatjana Eggeling

    Campus Verlag 2007; US$ 10.93

    Rifkin analysiert die gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Umwälzungen in gewohnter Schärfe und entwirft ein eindrucksvolles Bild der Access-Gesellschaft: Aus Märkten werden Netzwerke, wir streben nicht mehr nach Eigentum, sondern nach Verfügbarkeit. Ein neuer Kapitalismus entwickelt sich, kulturelle Ressourcen werden in käufliche Erlebnisse verwandelt.... more...

  • Europe in China ? China in Europeby Paul Widmer

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 35.03

    <P>The manifold aspects of the emergence of a thorough cultural exchange between Europe and China from the 16th to 18th centuries still arouse astonishment and demand further reflection. These proceedings of the symposium "Europe in China ? China in Europe" in commemoration of Matteo Ricci gather together historical contributions which... more...

  • Becoming Chineseby Wen-Hsin Yeh

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    This volume evaluates the dual roles of war and modernity in the transformation of twentieth-century Chinese identity. The contributors, all leading researchers, argue that war, no less than revolution, deserves attention as a major force in the making of twentieth-century Chinese history. more...

  • Spymasterby Frederic E. Wakeman

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The most feared man in China, Dai Li, was chief of Chiang Kai-shek's secret service during World War II. This sweeping biography of "China's Himmler," based on recently opened intelligence archives, traces Dai's rise from obscurity as a rural hooligan and Green Gang blood-brother to commander of the paramilitary units of the Blue Shirts and of the... more...

  • A Tibetan Revolutionaryby Melvyn C. Goldstein; Dawei Sherap; William R Siebenschuh

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 27.95

    This is the as-told-to political autobiography of Phüntso Wangye (Phünwang), one of the most important Tibetan revolutionary figures of the twentieth century. Phünwang began his activism in school, where he founded a secret Tibetan Communist Party. He was expelled in 1940, and for the next nine years he worked to organize a guerrilla uprising against... more...