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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Encyclopaedia Sinicaby Samuel Couling

    BRILL 2007; US$ 252.00

    Couling?s work, published in 1917, covered so much ground with such accuracy and consistency that it has become established as an essential tool for scholars wishing to understand how the new China was seen and interpreted at the time. 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...

  • 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...

  • Ming China, 1368?1644by John W. Dardess

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 23.99

    This engaging, deeply informed book provides the first concise history of one of China's most important eras. Leading scholar John W. Dardess offers a thematically organized political, social, and economic exploration of China from 1368 to 1644. He examines how the Ming dynasty was able to endure for 276 years, illuminating Ming foreign relations... more...

  • The History of Chinaby David Wright

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    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...