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  • Little Greenby Chun Yu

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2013; Not Available

    I was born in a small city near the East Sea, when the Great Cultural Revolution began. My name is Little Green, my country Zhong Guo, the Middle Kingdom. When I was ten years old, our leader had died and the revolution ended. And this is how I remember it. When Chun Yu was born in a small city in China, she was born into a country in revolution.... more...

  • Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 and the Challenges of Political Reform in Chinaby Jean-Philippe Beja; Fu Hualing; Eva Pils

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 60.00

    In December 2008 some 350 Chinese intellectuals published a manifesto calling for reform of the Chinese constitution and an end to one-party rule. Known as “Charter 08,” the manifesto has since been signed by more than 10,000 people. One of its authors, Liu Xiaobo, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 but has remained in prison since... more...

  • A Place In The Sunby A. James Gregor

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    While many Sinologists assume that Marxism and Fascism played some indeterminate role in China's long revolution, in A Place in the Sun , A. James Gregor attempts a detailed analysis of their respective influence on major protagonists. In the exposition, Gregor reveals an unsuspected and complex set of relationships between the Chinese revolution... more...

  • 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...

  • Chinese Encyclopaedias of New Global Knowledge (1870-1930)by Milena Dole?elová-Velingerová; Rudolf G. Wagner

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    This is a set of pioneering studies on Chinese encyclopaedias of modern knowledge (1870-1930). At a transitional time when modern knowledge was sought after yet few modern schools were available, these works were crucial sources of information for an entire generation. This volume investigates many of these encyclopaedias, which were never reprinted... more...

  • Demystifying Chinaby Naomi Standen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 23.99

    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 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...

  • Women Shall Not Ruleby Keith McMahon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 38.99

    Chinese rulers guaranteed male successors by taking multiple wives, sometimes in the thousands. Women Shall Not Rule is a fascinating history of the imperial wives and concubines, especially in light of the greatest challenges to polygamous harmony?rivalry between women and their attempts to engage in politics. Keith McMahon, a leading expert... more...

  • China and New Left Visionsby Jie Lu; Ban Wang; Xiaomei Chen; Daniel F. Vukovich; Xueping Zhong; Megan Ferry; Lisa Rofel; Aili Mu; Haomin Gong; Arif Dirlik; Hai Ren

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 94.99

    The first English anthology on China?s New Left in a global context, this book presents the history, background, and the focuses of the most critical force in contemporary China. Well-versed in Chinese history and its global connections, the writers provide well documented and insightful perspectives on China?s pursuit of a path radically different... 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...