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  • 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 (18611908). Entertaining and enlightening, this record examines a world of power-thirsty eunuchs, concubines, and Mandarins. Filled with intrigue, bitter antagonism, and ruthless reprisals... more...

  • 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...

  • 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: The Balance Sheetby C. Fred Bergsten; Bates Gill; Nicholas R. Lardy; Derek Mitchell

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 13.95

    From the most distinguished China experts in America, and two of Washington's foremost think tanks, comes a definitive and indispensable portrait of China today. more...

  • How China's Leaders Thinkby Robert Lawrence Kuhn

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00

    How China’s next generation of leaders think and what that means for its future China will soon undergo a complete change of senior leaders and this book covers that new generation’s background and ideas based on personal interviews with member of China’s ruling party. It covers the future of state media, culture, the press, religion,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dreaming in Chineseby Deborah Fellows

    Short Books 2010; US$ 18.94

    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...

  • Radicalism, Revolution, and Reform in Modern Chinaby Catherine Lynch; Robert B. Marks; Paul G. Pickowicz; Tina Mai Chen; Bruce Cumings; Lee Feigon; Sooyoung Kim; Thomas Lutze

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 89.99

    Representing a spectrum of current scholarship, this volume illuminates the relationship of China's radical past to its reformist present as China makes a way forward through contested visions of the future. It contributes new insights into Mao Zedong, including his surprising relations with the Dalai Lama, and into Communist legacies for the environment,... 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...