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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mao?s China and the Sino-Soviet Splitby Mingjiang Li

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The Sino-Soviet split in the 1960s was one of the most significant events of the Cold War. Why did the Sino-Soviet alliance, hailed by its creators as "unbreakable", "eternal", and as representing "brotherly solidarity", break up? Why did their relations eventually evolve into open hostility and military confrontation? With the publication of several... more...

  • Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 and the Challenges of Political Reform in Chinaby Jean-Philippe Beja; Fu Hualing; Eva Pils

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 60.00

    In December 2008 some 350 Chinese intellectuals published a manifesto calling for reform of the Chinese constitution and an end to one-party rule. Known as “Charter 08,” the manifesto has since been signed by more than 10,000 people. One of its authors, Liu Xiaobo, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 but has remained in prison since... more...

  • Born Redby Yuan Gao

    Stanford University Press 1987; US$ 30.95 US$ 27.99

    Born Red is an artistically wrought personal account, written very much from inside the experience, of the years 1966-1969, when the author was a young teenager at middle school. It was in the middle schools that much of the fury of the Cultural Revolution and Red Guard movement was spent, and Gao was caught up in very dramatic events, which he recounts... more...

  • Chinese Perspectives on International Relationsby Dr Gerald Chan

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 160.00

    Based on primary sources and field research, this book is the first of its kind to probe into the Chinese mind set to see how they perceive international relations. It analyses the factors of power, Marxism, culture, and modernisation that shape the Chinese thinking on IR. It explores the Chinese understanding of the state and interstate relations,... more...