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  • China and the International System: Becoming a World Powerby Xiaoming Huang; Robert G. Patman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Last Manchuby Henry Pu Yi; Paul Kramer

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • The Dragon's Warby Maochun Yu

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    Making full use of significant new sources in Chinese-language materials, U.S. Naval Academy professor Maochun Yu provides Western readers with the first detailed account of military and intelligence operations conducted inside China by foreign powers between 1937 and 1945. He also addresses the profound impact of these operations upon China's nationalism,... more...

  • Li Shi Min, Founding the Tang Dynastyby Hing Ming Hung

    Algora Publishing 2013; US$ 22.95

    Li Shi Min, Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), is regarded as the greatest emperor in Chinese history. He conquered the powerful Eastern Turkic Khanate and other khanates in the north and northwest, making China the greatest empire in Asia. Under his reign China entered into a period of peace and prosperity. more...

  • Opium Warsby Frank Sanello; W. Travis Hanes III

    Sourcebooks 2004; US$ 19.99

    In this tragic and powerful story, the two Opium Wars of 18391842 and 18561860 between Britain and China are recounted for the first time through the eyes of the Chinese as well as the Imperial West. Opium entered China during the Middle Ages when Arab traders brought it into China for medicinal purposes. As it took hold as a recreational drug, opium... more...

  • The Fall and Rise of Chinaby Paul U. Unschuld

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

     Today, China is a global power, home to the world’s fastest-growing economy and largest standing army—which makes it hard to believe that only 150 years ago, China was enduring defeats by Western imperial powers and neighboring Japan. For a time, the Middle Kingdom seemed like it was on the verge of being overtaken by foreign interests—but... more...

  • Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War: Two Tigers Sharing a Mountainby Michael Yahuda

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Since the end of the Cold War China and Japan have faced each other as powers of relatively equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia the way they both compete and cooperate with each other and the way they conduct their relations in the new era will play a big part in the evolution of the region... more...

  • Leaves from My Chinese Scrapbookby Frederic Henry Balfour

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Bankers and Diplomats in China 1917-1925by Roberta Allbert Dayer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    First Published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...