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  • The Dragon's Hidden Wingsby Sheng Ding

    Lexington Books 1955; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • The Boxers, China, and the Worldby Robert Bickers; R. G. Tiedemann

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 37.00

    In 1900, China chose to take on imperialism by fighting a war with the world on the parched north China plain. This multi-disciplinary volume explores the causes behind what is now known as the Boxer war, examining its particular cruelties and its impact on China, foreign imperialism in China, and on the foreign imagination. The Boxers have often been... more...

  • Rethinking Maoby Nick Knight

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 41.99

    Rethinking Mao offers a innovative perspective on Mao Zedong, the major architect of the Chinese Revolution and leader of the People's Republic of China until his death in 1976. Utilizing a number of recently discovered documents written by Mao, Nick Knight 'rethinks' Mao by subjecting a number of his controversial concepts to fresh scrutiny. 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 1839–1842 and 1856–1860 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of the People's Republic of Chinaby Lawrence R. Sullivan

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 68.00

    When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seized power in October 1949 China was one of the poorest nations in the world. In fact, it was so weak it had been conquered by Japan, a country one-tenth its size, a decade earlier. Now, more than fifty years later, the People's Republic of China (PRC) is an emerging economic, political, and military superpower... more...

  • China's Rise in Asiaby Robert G. Sutter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 38.00

    In this first sustained, single-authored assessment of China's expanding influence in Asia in the postDCold War period, respected analyst Robert Sutter draws on his extensive experience to explore the current debate on China's military and economic rise and its meaning for U.S. interests. Examining in detail China's current and historical relations... more...

  • China Liveby Mike Chinoy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 18.99

    China Live offers a unique insider's view of two of the most important forces shaping our era—the rise of global satellite news and the rise of China. Exploring not only how events shape television, but how TV can shape the news as it unfolds, CNN Hong Kong bureau chief Mike Chinoy recounts his experiences in key political conflicts around the... 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...

  • Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold Warby Michael Yahuda

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    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...