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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Soft Power in Chinaby Jian Wang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    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$ 100.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • China: The Balance Sheetby C. Fred Bergsten; Bates Gill; Nicholas R. Lardy; Derek Mitchell

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 13.95

    From the most distinguished China experts in America, and two of Washington's foremost think tanks, comes a definitive and indispensable portrait of China today. more...

  • How China's Leaders Thinkby Robert Lawrence Kuhn

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00

    How China’s next generation of leaders think and what that means for its future China will soon undergo a complete change of senior leaders and this book covers that new generation’s background and ideas based on personal interviews with member of China’s ruling party. It covers the future of state media, culture, the press, religion,... more...

  • China: A History, 1by Harold M. Tanner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95

    Now available in 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, extensive... more...

  • Dreaming in Chineseby Deborah Fellows

    Short Books 2010; US$ 13.11

    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 and triumphs... more...