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  • 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$ 12.99

    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...

  • The Last Manchuby Henry Pu Yi; Paul Kramer

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99

    In 1908 at the age of two, Henry Pu Yi ascended to become the last emperor of the centuries-old Manchu dynasty. After revolutionaries forced Pu Yi to abdicate in 1911, the young emperor lived for thirteen years in Peking?s Forbidden City, but with none of the power his birth afforded him. The remainder of Pu Yi?s life was lived out in a topsy-turvy... 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...