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

    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...

  • Chinese Politicsby Peter Gries; Stanley Rosen

    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...

  • The History of Iraqby COURTNEY HUNT

    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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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$ 86.00

    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...

  • Superpower?by Raghav Bahl

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.95

    Is India ready for superpower status or too far behind China to ever catch up? In his career as one of India's leading journalists and entrepreneurs, Raghav Bahl has often faced this question, and many others, from bewildered visitors: * Why are Indian regulations so weak and confusing? * Why is your foreign investment policy so restrictive?... more...

  • China's Rise in Historical Perspectiveby Brantly Womack

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 25.99

    This innovative text combines an understanding of the history of China's rise with analyses of its current challenges. Renowned historians, economists, and political scientists explore the internal dynamic of China's rise since traditional times through the key themes of China's identity, security, economy, environment, energy, and politics. Each themed... more...