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  • 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...

  • China's Diplomacy in Eastern and Southern Africaby Seifudein Adem

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    In contemporary discourse on China-Africa relations, there are three differing perspectives. On one hand Sino-pessimists view China as a giant, feeding on Africa’s resources to fuel its own industrialization. On the other hand, Sino-optimists see China as a benevolent state capable of ‘developing’ the continent. In the middle sit the... more...

  • T'ang Chinaby S.A.M. Adshead

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 42.00

    this book presents a picture focused on the T'ang period, one of China's acknowledged golden ages. Within a looser web of globalization, the T'ang period and its dynamics offers a distant mirror of our own time. An argument in world history may thus cast light on issues in contemporary politics. more...

  • Politics and Traditional Cultureby Janette Ai

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 124.00

    This book examines the political use of China's traditions by the party-state in contemporary China. It argues that the party-state has taken an official Marxist stance in terms of the political use of tradition. Besides looking at the official Marxist stance, this book also looks at critiques of the party-state's use of traditions by... more...

  • China in Africaby Chris Alden

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 23.95

    Nowhere in the world is China’s rapid rise to power more evident than in Africa. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals to the influx of thousands of merchants, labourers and cheap consumer goods, China’s economic and political reach is redefining Africa’s traditional ties with the international community. This book... more...

  • Lost Colonyby Tonio Andrade

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    During the seventeenth century, Holland created the world's most dynamic colonial empire, outcompeting the British and capturing Spanish and Portuguese colonies. Yet, in the Sino-Dutch War--Europe's first war with China--the Dutch met their match in a colorful Chinese warlord named Koxinga. Part samurai, part pirate, he led his generals to victory... 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...

  • China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocraciesby Julia Bader

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The Chinese government has frequently been criticized for propping up anti-democratic governments. This book investigates the rise of China as an emerging authoritarian power. By comparing China?s bilateral relations to three Asian developing countries ? Burma, Cambodia and Mongolia ? it examines how China targets specific groups of actors in autocracies... more...

  • Superpower?by Raghav Bahl

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.95

    Is India ready for superpower status or too far behind China to ever catch up? In his career as one of India's leading journalists and entrepreneurs, Raghav Bahl has often faced this question, and many others, from bewildered visitors: * Why are Indian regulations so weak and confusing? * Why is your foreign investment policy so restrictive?... more...

  • Leaves from My Chinese Scrapbookby Frederic Henry Balfour

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...