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  • Confucian China and its Modern Fateby Joseph R. Levenson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 220.00

    First published in 1958 These volumes analyze modern Chinese history and its inner process, from the pre-western plateau of Confucianism to the communist triumph, in the context of many themes: science, art, philosophy, religion and economic, political, and social change. Volume One includes: The critique of Idealism Science and Ch'ing empiricism... more...

  • North China and Japanese Expansion 1933-1937by Marjorie Dryburgh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    This work draws on a wide range of Chinese and Japanese sources to analyse the uncertain loyalties and complex internal pressures that drove Sino-Japanese interaction in prewar north China. It examines the shifting understandings of the North China problem in its practical, political and moral aspects, and challenges existing assumptions concerning... more...

  • The Opium War Through Chinese Eyesby The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1958. This volume translates and places in the appropriate historical context a number of private documents, such as diaries, autobiographies and confessions, which explain what the Opium War felt like on the Chinese side. more...

  • China: How the Empire Fellby Joseph W. Esherick; C.X. George Wei

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    The Qing dynasty was China?s last, and it created an empire of unprecedented size and prosperity. However in 1911 the empire collapsed within a few short months, and China embarked on a revolutionary course that lasted through most of the twentieth century. The 1911 Revolution ended two millennia of imperial rule and established the Republic of China,... more...

  • Hostage on the Yangtzeby Malcolm H. Murfett

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In 1949, as the Chinese Civil War was about to enter its final, explosive stage, the small British frigate HMS Amethyst was sent on a dangerous mission up the Yangtze River to protect British citizens in Nanking. En route it was attacked by the Chinese Communists and held hostage on the river for several months before the crew managed to make a daring... more...

  • China's Security Interests in the Post-Cold War Eraby Dr Russell Ong; Russell Ong

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Concentrates on the economic and political aspects of China's security agenda, which have, to a certain extent, been given less prominence in most security studies on China. more...

  • Dictionary of Chinese Historyby Michael Dillon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    First Published in 1979. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Military Collapse of China's Ming Dynasty, 1618-44by Kenneth M. Swope

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This book examines the military collapse of China?s Ming Dynasty to a combination of foreign and domestic foes. The Ming?s defeat was a highly surprising development, not least because as recently as in the 1590s the Ming had managed to defeat a Japanese force considered to be perhaps the most formidable of its day when the latter attempted to subjugate... more...

  • China's Changing Trade Elasticitiesby Jahangir Aziz; Xiangming Li

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00

    China's sectoral trade composition, product quality mix, and import content of processing exports have all changed substantially during the past decade. This has rendered trade elasticities estimated using aggregate data highly unstable, with more recent data pointing to significantly higher demand and price elasticities. Sectoral differences in these... more...

  • The Origins of the Boxer Warby Lanxin Xiang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    This is the first book to provide a panoramic view of the origins of the Boxer War. Comprehensively examining this historical conundrum of the 20th century from a detached perspective, the book is based on ten years of exhaustive research of both unpublished and published materials from all nine countries involved. Analysing the misunderstanding between... more...