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  • A Short History of Chinaby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Civil Warby Christopher R. Lew; Edwin Pak-wah Leung

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 114.99

    This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Civil War studies the longer, broader war and its chronology carefully tracks the major events. The introduction then provides a broad overview, describing the contending forces, and showing how the Communists come out on top. The details, and these are crucial, are laid out in over... more...

  • China Risingby David Goodman; Gerald Segal

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    China's dramatic economic growth since the 1970s has seemed inexorable. The resulting rise in international profile has provoked a lively argument regarding the fundamental economic and strategic challenges to the rest of the world that China now presents. China Rising examines the extent to which that country's future foreign policy stance may be... more...

  • A History of Chinaby Morris Rossabi

    Wiley 2013; US$ 37.95 US$ 32.89

    Capturing China’s past in all its complexity, this multi-faceted history portrays China in the context of a larger global world, while incorporating the narratives of Chinese as well as non-Chinese ethnic groups and discussing people traditionally left out of the story—peasants, women, merchants, and artisans.   Offers a complete... more...

  • Civil War in Chinaby Suzanne Pepper

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 59.99

    Many books have tried to analyze the reasons for the Chinese communist success in China's 1945-1949 civil war, but Suzanne Pepper's seminal work was the first and remains the only comprehensive analysis of how the ruling Nationalists lost that war?not just militarily, but by alienating the civilian population through corruption and incompetence. Now... more...

  • China in Search of a Harmonious Societyby Guo And Guo

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 39.99

    This edited volume examines the new concept of 'building harmonious society' proposed by the Chinese leadership under Hu Jintao, its important implications for the future of Chinese political development, and some major issues and questions in China's academic and public debate on the search for a harmonious society. more...

  • The Human Tradition in Premodern Chinaby Kenneth J. Hammond; Ina Asim; Anthony Deblasi; Peter Ditmanson; Robert W. Foster; Anne Gerritsen; Paul Rakita Goldin; Howard L. Goodman; Minna Haapanen; Andrew Meyer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 25.99

    The Human Tradition in Premodern China is a collection of biographical essays revealing the variety and complexity of human experience in China from the earliest historical times to the dawn of the modern age. more...