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  • 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...

  • Superpower?by Raghav Bahl

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 26.95

    "A unique and gripping account of the evolving geopolitics and the role of India and China in a transformational shift." -Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India "Raghav Bahl's colorful, engaging book does his reader two invaluable services: It moves well beyond conventional wisdom to provide an insider's view of India's... 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...

  • China's Rise in Historical Perspectiveby Brantly Womack

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 25.99

    Stimulating and elegant. This unique book purposefully blends insightful historical analyses and strong present-day commentaries, placing core elements of the phenomenon of contemporary China into very meaningful contexts. This welcome and long-overdue approach will assist a broad readership that seeks to understand both where China has been and where... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 60.00

    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$ 56.00

    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...

  • Soft Power in Chinaby Jian Wang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    What kinds of images does China want to refashion and project? What is the role of the government vis-à-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$ 105.00

    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...

  • Das asiatische Jahrhundertby Karl H. Pilny

    Campus Verlag 2005; US$ 9.13

    Schon jetzt boomt der Handel zwischen China und Japan in nie gekanntem Ausmaß.Werden wir das Entstehen einer asiatischen Großmacht erleben oder drohen schwelende Konflikte aufzubrechen, die weltweite Konsequenzen haben können? Karl H. Pilny macht die wirtschaftlichen und politischen Entwicklungen in Ostasien verständlich. Ein Buch, das erstmals die... more...