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  • 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$ 28.99

    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...

  • China Goes to Seaby Andew S. Erickson; Lyle J Goldstein

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 49.95

    China's turn toward the sea is evident in its stunning rise in global shipbuilding markets, its expanding merchant marine, its wide reach of offshore energy exploration, its growing fishing fleet, and its increasingly modern navy. This comprehensive assessment of China's potential as a genuine maritime power is both unbiased and apolitical. Unlike... more...

  • Iraq in Turmoilby Youssef H. Aboul-Enein

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    This is a unique collection of essays highlighting Iraq?s social, political and military history from a purely Iraqi perspective. Dr. Ali al-Wardi (1913-1995) attended the American University of Beirut in 1943 and then traveled to the United States to attain his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Sociology at the University of Texas in 1948 and 1950... more...

  • Collateral Damageby Nicholas Khoo

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 54.99

    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$ 17.99

    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 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...

  • Little Greenby Chun Yu

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • Chinese Perspectives on International Relationsby Dr Gerald Chan

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 150.00

    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...