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  • The Dragon and the Eagleby Sunny Auyang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two world empires. The topics explored include nation formation,... more...

  • The Dragon's Hidden Wingsby Sheng Ding

    Lexington Books 1955; US$ 32.99

    The Dragon's Hidden Wings is the first comprehensive study on China's use of soft power. Sheng Ding provides the reader with an insightful empirical study that details China's economic and political rise on the global scene over the course of the last three decades. This book not only endeavors to examine the connections between the ongoing rise of... more...

  • Dreaming in Chineseby Deborah Fellows

    Short Books 2010; US$ 12.99

    Why can’t the Chinese say “I love you”? Can you wear pyjamas on the streets of Shanghai? Why is it so difficult to hear Chinese tones? In this charming, original book, Harvard linguist Deborah Fallows draws on her three years of living and working in China to provide the answers to these puzzles and many more. Using her own struggles... more...

  • Empress Wu the Greatby X. L. Woo

    Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 29.95

    Europe and Great Britain have had many sovereign queens in the course of history. In ancient China, there was none of that. Only one Empress ever ruled China in her own name — Empress Wu. Given her startling performance in a world of deadly intrigue and shifting loyalties, Wu is still respected as an effective and clear-sighted ruler. 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...

  • Encyclopaedia Sinicaby Samuel Couling

    BRILL 2007; US$ 252.00

    Couling?s work, published in 1917, covered so much ground with such accuracy and consistency that it has become established as an essential tool for scholars wishing to understand how the new China was seen and interpreted at the time. more...

  • Evolution of Powerby Xiaobing Li; Xiansheng Tian

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 119.99

    Evolution of Power: China's Struggle, Survival, and Success , edited by Xiaobing Li and Xiansheng Tian, brings together scholars from multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive look at China?s rapid socio-economic transformation and the dramatic changes in its political institution and culture. 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 the... more...

  • Fate and Fortune in Rural Chinaby James Z. Lee; Cameron D. Campbell

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 60.00

    A major contribution to the social history of China, and to historical demography in general. more...

  • Forecasting China's Futureby Roger Irvine

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    China?s future development is likely to have a huge impact on twenty-first century global outcomes. It is therefore surprising that, thus far, so little attention has been given to comparing and evaluating expert forecasts of China?s future in the post-Mao era. This book presents an illuminating and comprehensive summary record of contrasting and... more...