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- Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 29.95
Europe and Great Britain have had many sovereign queens in the course of history. In ancient China, there was none of that. Only one Empress ever ruled China in her own name Empress Wu. Given her startling performance in a world of deadly intrigue and shifting loyalties, Wu is still respected as an effective and clear-sighted ruler. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 151.00
Drawing on 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... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95
Explores the changes occurring in China today ? what are the goals of political contestation, how are Chinese Communist Party leaders legitimizing their rule, who are the specific actors involved in contesting state legitimacy and what are the implications of changing state-society relations for the future viability of the People?s Republic? more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 66.00
Since the early 1990s, Iraq (and its former dictator, Saddam Hussein) has been a fixture in Western media. However, few American adults know or understand the rich cultural history or the political forces that have shaped modern Iraq. As the future of Iraq is now being written, a clear understanding of the country's history is crucial in our new global... more...
- 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...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95
Originally published as the second half of the one volume work, China: A History, which spans from 10,000 BCE to 2009, China: A History, Volume 2 covers the history of China from 1644-2009, from the Great Qing Empire through the Peopleā??s Republic of China of today. "A solid, clearly written and up-to-date account of China's dynastic history,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95
This book offers an accessible, informative and up-to-date systemic analysis of the foreign policy of China. It demonstrates how domestic factors have profoundly shaped China?s foreign policy, from the late Mao?s era to the reform era, presenting its argument through an in-depth analysis of major cases of Chinese foreign policy. more...
- 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...