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  • 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...

  • With The Empress Dowager Of Chinby Carl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 165.95

    Published in the year 1986, With The Empress Dowager Of Chin is a valuable contribution to the field of Asian Studies. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Civil Warby Christopher R. Lew; Edwin Pak-wah Leung

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 99.99

    This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Civil War studies the longer, broader war and its chronology carefully tracks the major events. The introduction then provides a broad overview, describing the contending forces, and showing how the Communists come out on top. The details, and these are crucial, are laid out in over... 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...