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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 144.99

    Traces the complex history of Sino-Soviet relations during the critical anti-Japanese period, shedding new light on the diplomacy of Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalists and the inner history of Chinese Communist relations with the USSR. 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-yüan 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...

  • China Stands Upby David Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Using a rich tapestry of sources and imagery, ranging from governmental, media, academic and popular settings, China Stands Up looks at relations and perceptions between the People?s Republic of China and the international system since 1949 and into the future. more...

  • Navigating Sovereigntyby Chih-yu Shih

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • 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...