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  • China; A History, 2by Harold M. Tanner

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 55.00

    A major contribution to the social history of China, and to historical demography in general. 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$ 50.00

    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...