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  • Chinese Politicsby Peter Gries; Stanley Rosen

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    Written by a team of leading China scholars this text interrogates the dynamics of state power and legitimation in 21st Century China. Despite the continuing economic successes and rising international prestige of China there has been increasing social protests over corruption, land seizures, environmental concerns, and homeowner movements. Such... more...

  • The Chinese Cultural Revolutionby Louise Chipley Slavicek

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    As one of history's most horrific political upheavals, the Cultural Revolution began in 1966, when the Chinese Communist Party officially launched the radical movement on the orders of its autocratic chairman, Mao Zedong. He intended for the movement to revitalize China's revolutionary fervor while simultaneously accelerating the country's... more...

  • The Domestic Sources of China's Foreign Policyby Lai Hongyi

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    As China?s political and economic influence in the world is rapidly increasing, it is essential to understand how China?s domestic politics affects its foreign political and economic policy. This book offers an accessible, informative and up-to-date systemic analysis of the foreign policy of China. Where mainstream literature on international relations... more...

  • China: A History (Volume 2)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...

  • Making the Politicalby Leigh K. Jenco

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    Uses the work of Zhang Shizhao, a famous Chinese thinker, to challenge democratic views about the origins of social change. more...

  • Mountain of Fameby Jr. John E. E. Wills

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76

    Through biographies of China's most colorful and famous personalities, John Wills displays the five-thousand-year sweep of Chinese history from the legendary sage emperors to the tragedy of Tiananmen Square. This unique introduction to Chinese history and culture uses more than twenty exemplary lives, including those of statesmen, philosophers, poets,... more...

  • Governing China, 150-1850by John W. Dardess

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 11.50

    Includes timelines, maps, suggested further readings, and an index. more...

  • Discos and Democracyby Orville Schell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00

    In this arresting chronicle of one tumultuous year in China's love-hate relationship with the West, Orville Schell brings us a revealing analysis of the Chinese reform movement. more...

  • The Nationalist Era in China, 1927?1949by Lloyd E. Eastman; Jerome Ch'en; Suzanne Pepper; Lyman P. Van Slyke

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    In recent years historians of China have focused increased attention on the critical decades of National rule on the mainland. This recent scholarship has substantially modified our understanding of the political events of this momentous period, shedding light on the character of Nationalist rule and on the sources of the Communist victory in 1949.... more...

  • Fate and Fortune in Rural Chinaby James Z. Lee; Cameron D. Campbell

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 60.00 US$ 49.20

    A major contribution to the social history of China, and to historical demography in general. more...