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  • 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

    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...

  • Looking North, Looking Southby Anne-Marie Brady

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 96.00

    "Looking North, Looking South" brings together the works of leading China, Taiwan, and Pacific politics specialists analysing a topic of growing importance: China and Taiwan's ever-growing involvement in the South Pacific. There is no doubt that China is on the rise in Asia, Africa, South America, the Caribbeans, and even the Antarctica... more...

  • Cheng Ho and Islam in Southeast Asiaby Tan Ta Sen

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 74.90

    Tan Ta Sen has modestly suggested that, as a book to illustrate the peaceful impact of culture contact, he is concerned to show how such cultural influences not only led to transmissions, conversions and transferences involving Inner Asian Muslims from China and Yunnan Muslims, Chams, Javanese, Malays, Arabs and Indians, but also enabled many Chinese... more...

  • China's Policies on Its Borderlands and the International Implicationsby Yufan Hao; Bill K.P. Chou

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 81.00

    This book examines the interplay of two sets of policies: the Chinese government's policies to its borderlands and international relations. It proposes a conceptual framework and argues that China's policymakers fail to make complete use of the opportunities in the borderlands for accomplishing foreign policymakers' agenda to strengthen... more...

  • Traps Embraced or Escapedby Carl Mosk

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 78.00

    This book explores economic development in East Asia between 1870 and 1953 in terms of escaping or succumbing to four interrelated traps: demographic; political; economic; and, cultural. Demographic traps include Malthusian traps and poor health and longevity (measured by anthropometric indicators and life expectancy). Political traps include both... more...

  • China’s Economy in the Post-WTO Environmentby Lilai Xu

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    China's Economy in the Post-WTO Environment comprises a set of concise and comprehensive chapters by leading specialists on the Chinese economy. The book explores the implications of both the extension of the market into key parts of the Chinese economy and the integration of China into the global economy. The main focus of the book is on the role... more...