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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • China's Rise in Historical Perspectiveby Brantly Womack

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 25.99

    This innovative text combines an understanding of the history of China's rise with analyses of its current challenges. Renowned historians, economists, and political scientists explore the internal dynamic of China's rise since traditional times through the key themes of China's identity, security, economy, environment, energy, and politics. Each themed... 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...

  • Das asiatische Jahrhundertby Karl H. Pilny

    Campus Verlag 2005; US$ 9.61

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • China Under the Empress Dowagerby J. O. P. Bland; Edmund Trelawny Backhouse; Derek Sandhaus

    Earnshaw Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    One of the most popular and controversial Chinese history books ever written, this account explores the Forbidden City during the reign of Empress Dowager Cixi (1861–1908). Entertaining and enlightening, this record examines a world of power-thirsty eunuchs, concubines, and Mandarins. Filled with intrigue, bitter antagonism, and ruthless reprisals... more...