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  • Foreign Relations of the PRCby Robert G. Sutter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 38.99

    This cogent but comprehensive book examines the international relations of the People?s Republic of China since its founding in 1949. Noted scholar Robert G. Sutter provides a balanced assessment of the country?s recent successes and advances as well as the important legacies and constraints that hamper it, especially in nearby Asia?long the focus... more...

  • From War to Diplomatic Parity in Eleventh-Century Chinaby David Curtis Wright

    BRILL 2005; US$ 146.00

    This is a study of war between Sung China and Kitan Liao, the treaty at Shan-yŁan in 1005 that ended it, and the forms and textures of peaceful diplomatic contact between the two states that prevailed for the rest of the eleventh century. more...

  • Geschichte Chinas 1279-1949by Sabine Dabringhaus

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    Sabine Dabringhaus presents 700 years of Chinese history, from the Yuan Dynasty to Mao?s rise to power. She addresses key topics in research, including the Chinese state, questions about periodization and interpretation, China?s foreign relations and social structure, as well as modernization, reform, and revolution. An updated bibliography... more...

  • Governing China, 150-1850by John W. Dardess

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 11.50

    Includes timelines, maps, suggested further readings, and an index. more...

  • HANDBOOK OF CONTEMPORARY CHINAby William S. Tay; Alvin Y. So

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 111.00

    Handbook of Contemporary China is a convenient reference in one single volume that offers comprehensive overviews of crucial cultural dimensions and key institutions of China. The Handbook covers a wide range of topics including: development model, politics, society, law, population, ethnicity, foreign relations, environment, urbanization, higher education,... more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 109.99

    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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 64.99

    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...

  • A History of Chinaby Morris Rossabi

    Wiley 2013; US$ 35.95

    Capturing China’s past in all its complexity, this multi-faceted history portrays China in the context of a larger global world, while incorporating the narratives of Chinese as well as non-Chinese ethnic groups and discussing people traditionally left out of the story—peasants, women, merchants, and artisans.   Offers a complete... more...

  • The History of China, 2nd Editionby David Wright

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    As Chinese society and culture evolves on a seemingly daily basis, due to its booming economy and expansion as a producer of consumer and industrial goods, its influence upon the world grows as well. Perhaps now more than any time in the modern era, the history of China is a topic with great importance and relevance. In The History of China: Second... more...

  • How China's Leaders Thinkby Robert Lawrence Kuhn

    Wiley 2011; US$ 34.95

    A fascinating look at China now and in the years to come, through the eyes of those at the helm As China continues its rapid ascent, attention is turning to its leaders, who they are, and how they view the country's incredible transformation over the last thirty years. In How China's Leaders Think: The Inside Story of China's Past, Current and... more...