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  • 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...

  • Remembering China from Taiwanby Mahlon Meyer

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 30.00

    When the Nationalists lost China in 1949, many of them left behind their families as they retreated to Taiwan. A half century later, through democratic elections, they lost con­trol over Taiwan as well and began looking to a new and powerful China, where their relatives had grown rich, for a sense of identity and eco­nomic support, thus laying... more...

  • Sun Yat-Sen, Nanyang and the 1911 Revolutionby Lee Lai To; Lee Hock Guan

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 72.90

    In view of the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution and Sun Yat-sen's relations with the Nanyang communities, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and the Chinese Heritage Centre came together to host a two-day bilingual conference on the three-way relationships between Sun Yat-sen, Nanyang and the 1911 Revolution in October 2010 in Singapore.... more...

  • Discovering History in Chinaby Paul A Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 28.99

    Since its first publication, Paul A. Cohen's Discovering History in China has occupied a singular place in American China scholarship. Translated into three East Asian languages, the volume has become essential to the study of China from the early nineteenth century to today. Cohen critiques the work of leading postwar scholars and is especially... more...

  • China Goes to Seaby Andew S. Erickson; Lyle J Goldstein

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 49.95

    China's turn toward the sea is evident in its stunning rise in global shipbuilding markets, its expanding merchant marine, its wide reach of offshore energy exploration, its growing fishing fleet, and its increasingly modern navy. This comprehensive assessment of China's potential as a genuine maritime power is both unbiased and apolitical. Unlike... more...

  • Iraq in Turmoilby Youssef H. Aboul-Enein

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    This is a unique collection of essays highlighting Iraq?s social, political and military history from a purely Iraqi perspective. Dr. Ali al-Wardi (1913-1995) attended the American University of Beirut in 1943 and then traveled to the United States to attain his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Sociology at the University of Texas in 1948 and 1950... more...

  • Collateral Damageby Nicholas Khoo

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 54.99

    Although the Chinese and the Vietnamese were Cold War allies in wars against the French and the Americans, their alliance collapsed and they ultimately fought a war against each other in 1979. More than thirty years later the fundamental cause of the alliance's termination remains contested among historians, international relations theorists, and... more...

  • Little Greenby Chun Yu

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2013; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • Mao?s China and Sino-Soviet Splitby Mingjiang Li

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    The Sino-Soviet split in the 1960s was one of the most significant events of the Cold War. Why did the Sino-Soviet alliance, hailed by its creators as "unbreakable", "eternal", and as representing "brotherly solidarity", break up? Why did their relations eventually evolve into open hostility and military confrontation? With the publication of several... more...