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  • Soft Power in Chinaby Jian Wang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    What kinds of images does China want to refashion and project? What is the role of the government vis--vis that of other institutional and social actors in these efforts? What kinds of tensions and pressures has China experienced? Where do the programs stand in terms of their impact on the country's image? What do all these efforts mean to the... more...

  • Chinese Communists and Hong Kong Capitalistsby Cindy Yik-yi Chu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book examines Chinese Communist activities in Hong Kong from the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 to the handover in 1997. It reveals a peculiar part of Chinese Communist history, and traces six decades of astounding united front between the Chinese Communists and the Hong Kong tycoons and upper-class business elite. more...

  • Whither Taiwan and Mainland Chinaby Zhidong Hao

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 40.00

    This is one of the few books that argues for a feasible compromise solution to the political conflict across the Taiwan Strait that still troubles greater China. The author elaborates on the factors both enabling and constraining the formation of a hybrid federation and confederation. In a unique way he deals with the role of the state and intellectuals... more...

  • Collective Killings in Rural China during the Cultural Revolutionby Yang Su

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This book is the first to systematically document and analyze the atrocities surrounding the Cultural Revolution in China. more...

  • China Under the Empress Dowagerby J. O. P. Bland; Edmund Trelawny Backhouse; Derek Sandhaus

    Earnshaw Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    One of the most popular and controversial Chinese history books ever written, this account explores the Forbidden City during the reign of Empress Dowager Cixi (18611908). Entertaining and enlightening, this record examines a world of power-thirsty eunuchs, concubines, and Mandarins. Filled with intrigue, bitter antagonism, and ruthless reprisals... more...

  • Xun Xu and the Politics of Precision in Third-Century AD Chinaby Howard L. Goodman

    BRILL 2010; US$ 185.00

    This biography of the court scholar Xun Xu explores central areas of intellectual life in third-century China ? court lyrics, music, metrology, pitch systems, archeology, and historiography. It clarifies the relevant source texts in order to reveal fierce debates. Besides solving technical puzzles about the material details of court rites, the book... more...

  • An Unfinished Republicby David Strand

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    In this cogent and insightful reading of China?s twentieth-century political culture, David Strand argues that the Chinese Revolution of 1911 engendered a new political life?one that began to free men and women from the inequality and hierarchy that formed the spine of China?s social and cultural order. Chinese citizens confronted their leaders and... more...

  • How China's Leaders Thinkby Robert Lawrence Kuhn

    Wiley 2011; US$ 34.95 US$ 30.29

    A fascinating look at China now and in the years to come, through the eyes of those at the helm As China continues its rapid ascent, attention is turning to its leaders, who they are, and how they view the country's incredible transformation over the last thirty years. In How China's Leaders Think: The Inside Story of China's Past, Current and... more...

  • Dreaming in Chineseby Deborah Fellows

    Short Books 2010; US$ 12.99

    Why can’t the Chinese say “I love you”? Can you wear pyjamas on the streets of Shanghai? Why is it so difficult to hear Chinese tones? In this charming, original book, Harvard linguist Deborah Fallows draws on her three years of living and working in China to provide the answers to these puzzles and many more. Using her own struggles... more...

  • China: A History (Volume 1)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...