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  • 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...

  • Ji'an Literati and the Local in Song-Yuan-Ming Chinaby Anne Gerritsen

    BRILL 2007; US$ 151.00

    Drawing on largely local sources, including local gazetteers and literati inscriptions for religious sites, this book offers a comprehensive examination of what it means to be 'local' during the Southern Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties in Ji'an prefecture (Jiangxi). It argues that 'belonging locally' was important to Ji'an literati throughout this period.... more...

  • 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...

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

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 30.95

    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...

  • Making the Politicalby Leigh K. Jenco

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 96.00

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

  • Superpower?by Raghav Bahl

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 26.95

    "A unique and gripping account of the evolving geopolitics and the role of India and China in a transformational shift." -Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India "Raghav Bahl's colorful, engaging book does his reader two invaluable services: It moves well beyond conventional wisdom to provide an insider's view of India's... more...