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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...