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  • Cixi "The Dragon Empress"by Natasha Yim; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    This series of historical accounts profiles strong women who took extraordinary measures to achieve and maintain powerincluding murder, deception, and black magicexamining the women’s reputations in the context of their eras. Just how wicked were they? The books allow readers to decide for themselves if these infamous ladies were indeed heartless... more...

  • The History of China, 2nd Editionby David Wright

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    As Chinese society and culture evolves on a seemingly daily basis, due to its booming economy and expansion as a producer of consumer and industrial goods, its influence upon the world grows as well. Perhaps now more than any time in the modern era, the history of China is a topic with great importance and relevance. In The History of China: Second... more...

  • CROSS-TAIWAN STRAITS RELATIONS SINCE 1979by Kevin G. Cai

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 110.00 US$ 100.10

    With Taiwan's Kuomintang (KMT) regaining power from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on May 20, 2008, both Beijing and Taipei have been adjusting their policies toward each other. However, these recent changes can be seen as part of the overall ongoing process of policy adjustment in both Beijing and Taipei in response to changing domestic... more...

  • HANDBOOK OF CONTEMPORARY CHINAby William S. Tay; Alvin Y. So

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 118.00 US$ 107.38

    Handbook of Contemporary China is a convenient reference in one single volume that offers comprehensive overviews of crucial cultural dimensions and key institutions of China. The Handbook covers a wide range of topics including: development model, politics, society, law, population, ethnicity, foreign relations, environment, urbanization, higher education,... more...

  • The Empress and Mrs. Congerby Grant Hayter-Menzies

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 35.00

    In winter 1902, in the ruins of post-Boxer Uprising Beijing, two women from two different worlds joined hands in friendship—the former concubine and legendary tyrant Empress Dowager Cixi, and the Midwest-born, devoutly Christian diplomat’s wife Sarah Pike Conger. Together, they made history. more...

  • Remembering China from Taiwanby Mahlon Meyer

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 30.00

    When the Nationalists lost China in 1949, many of them left behind their families as they retreated to Taiwan. A half century later, through democratic elections, they lost con­trol over Taiwan as well and began looking to a new and powerful China, where their relatives had grown rich, for a sense of identity and eco­nomic support, thus laying... more...

  • Sun Yat-Sen, Nanyang and the 1911 Revolutionby Lee Lai To; Lee Hock Guan

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 72.90

    In view of the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution and Sun Yat-sen's relations with the Nanyang communities, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and the Chinese Heritage Centre came together to host a two-day bilingual conference on the three-way relationships between Sun Yat-sen, Nanyang and the 1911 Revolution in October 2010 in Singapore.... more...

  • Discovering History in Chinaby Paul A Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 31.99

    Since its first publication, Paul A. Cohen's Discovering History in China has occupied a singular place in American China scholarship. Translated into three East Asian languages, the volume has become essential to the study of China from the early nineteenth century to today. Cohen critiques the work of leading postwar scholars and is especially... more...

  • Collateral Damageby Nicholas Khoo

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 59.99

    Although the Chinese and the Vietnamese were Cold War allies in wars against the French and the Americans, their alliance collapsed and they ultimately fought a war against each other in 1979. More than thirty years later the fundamental cause of the alliance's termination remains contested among historians, international relations theorists, and... more...

  • Little Greenby Chun Yu

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2013; US$ 7.99

    I was born in a small city near the East Sea, when the Great Cultural Revolution began. My name is Little Green, my country Zhong Guo, the Middle Kingdom. When I was ten years old, our leader had died and the revolution ended. And this is how I remember it. When Chun Yu was born in a small city in China, she was born into a country in revolution.... more...