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  • Traps Embraced or Escapedby Carl Mosk

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Curtis Wright

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 50.00

    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...

  • CROSS-TAIWAN STRAITS RELATIONS SINCE 1979by Kevin G. Cai

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 178.00

    With Taiwan's Kuomintang (KMT) regaining power from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on May 20, 2008, both Beijing and Taipei have been adjusting their policies toward each other. However, these recent changes can be seen as part of the overall ongoing process of policy adjustment in both Beijing and Taipei in response to changing domestic... more...

  • HANDBOOK OF CONTEMPORARY CHINAby William S. Tay; Alvin Y. So

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 192.00

    Handbook of Contemporary China is a convenient reference in one single volume that offers comprehensive overviews of crucial cultural dimensions and key institutions of China. The Handbook covers a wide range of topics including: development model, politics, society, law, population, ethnicity, foreign relations, environment, urbanization, higher education,... more...

  • The Empress and Mrs. Congerby Grant Hayter-Menzies

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 35.00

    In winter 1902, in the ruins of post-Boxer Uprising Beijing, two women from two different worlds joined hands in friendship—the former concubine and legendary tyrant Empress Dowager Cixi, and the Midwest-born, devoutly Christian diplomat’s wife Sarah Pike Conger. Together, they made history. more...

  • My Life in Prisonby Jiang Qisheng

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 44.99

    In 1999, the tenth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, leading dissident Jiang Qisheng was given a four-year sentence for inviting the Chinese people to light candles to honor the victims. Drawn with indignant intensity from Jiang?s time in prison, his memoirs offer compelling observations of two of the three modern, ?civilized? Beijing... more...