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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mao Cultby Daniel Leese

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 23.00

    This is the first history of the cult of Mao that was used to ensure the loyalty of the people. 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...

  • The History of Chinaby David Curtis Wright

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 50.00

    This book presents an informative introduction to China's past and present, from traditional accounts of its beginnings more than 3,000 years ago to its modern emergence as a first-world nation. 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...

  • My Life in Prisonby Jiang Qisheng

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 44.99

    In 1999, the tenth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, leading dissident Jiang Qisheng was given a four-year sentence for inviting the Chinese people to light candles to honor the victims. Drawn with indignant intensity from Jiang?s time in prison, his memoirs offer compelling observations of two of the three modern, ?civilized? Beijing... more...