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  • 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$ 27.91

    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...

  • Europe in China ? China in Europeby Paul Widmer

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 35.73

    <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...

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

    Campus Verlag 2007; US$ 11.16

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...