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  • An Unfinished Republicby David Strand

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 68.95

    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...

  • Dreaming in Chineseby Deborah Fellows

    Short Books 2010; US$ 13.11

    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 and triumphs... more...

  • China: A History, 1by Harold M. Tanner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95

    Now available in 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, extensive... more...

  • Looking North, Looking Southby Anne-Marie Brady

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    "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$ 131.00

    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$ 127.00

    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...

  • 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 power—including murder, deception, and black magic—examining 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...

  • China's New Role in Africa and the Southby Dorothy-Grace Guerrero; Firoze Manji

    Pambazuka Press 2008; US$ 21.99

    China's global expansion is much talked about, but usually from the viewpoint of the West. This unique collection of essays written by scholars and activists from China and the global South provides diverse views on the challenges faced by Africa, Latin America, and Asia as a result of China's rise as a significant world economic power. Chinese aid,... more...