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  • 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

    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...

  • Pax Sinicaby Y.Y. Kueh

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 45.00

    The book confronts the popular conjecture of a Pax Sinica emerging to replace Pax Americana in the wake of global financial crisis. It argues that by virtue of its overwhelming economic, technological and military clout, US hegemony will continue to prevail, though increasingly less coherently, as China's ascendance as a global power accelerates.... more...

  • Sinologismby Ming Dong Gu

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Why, for centuries, have the West and the world continuously produced China knowledge that deviates from Chinese realities? Why, since the mid-nineteenth century, have Chinese intellectuals oscillated between commendation and condemnation of their own culture, and between fetishization and demonization of all things Western? And why have some of the... more...

  • With The Empress Dowager Of Chinby Carl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 165.95

    Published in the year 1986, With The Empress Dowager Of Chin is a valuable contribution to the field of Asian Studies. more...

  • A Short History of Chinaby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    The turbulent and chequered past of the world's most populous country is one of the most fascinating in world history, and relatively little known in the West. From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship with the 'Great Firewall of China', Gordon Kerr offers a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of... more...

  • Demystifying Chinaby Naomi Standen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 27.99

    For westerners, China?s history is often reduced to a choice between timeless Confucian ideals or incomprehensible barbarisms such as footbinding or mass slaughter. This engaging and deeply knowledgeable book vigorously counters such oversimplifications. In concise and accessible style, China experts present cutting-edge research in an accessible... more...

  • China and the International Systemby Xiaoming Huang; Robert G. Patman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This book considers the evolving relationship between China and the international system, and the interaction between a China of profound change in its identity, capability, and influence, and an international system that is itself experiencing a process of far-reaching transformation. It develops an analytical framework that allows us to capture,... more...

  • Foreign Relations of the PRCby Robert G. Sutter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 40.99

    This cogent but comprehensive book examines the international relations of the People?s Republic of China since its founding in 1949. Noted scholar Robert G. Sutter provides a balanced assessment of the country?s recent successes and advances as well as the important legacies and constraints that hamper it, especially in nearby Asia?long the focus... more...