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  • Carnival Chinaby Kerry Brown

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 62.00

    With Foreword by John Keane. The era of the Chinese leaders Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao was one in which China became richer, more powerful, more prominent and more vexed. This series of essays, originally published on the Open Democracy website between 2006 and 2013, attempts to make sense of the cultural, political and economic dynamics within which... more...

  • You Don't Know What You Think You "Know" About . . . The Communist Revolution and the REAL Path to Emancipationby Raymond Lotta

    Insight Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    This book takes on and refutes the conventional wisdom that communist revolution has been a disaster and nightmare. In a wide-ranging, provocative, and richly detailed interview, Raymond Lotta, a political economist and expert in the history of communism, guides the reader through the “first wave? of socialist revolutions: the Paris Commune of 1871,... more...

  • Emerging Chinaby Sudhir T. Devare; Swaran Singh; Reena Marwah

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    This volume seeks to examine the evolving contours of Asian multilateralism through emerging China and how it is likely to impact on the growth trajectories of Asian countries. From this perspective, it explores the prospects for ?partnership? in Asia, especially in terms of China?s engagement with its principal Asian neighbours, especially India.... more...

  • Unintended Outcomes of Social Movementsby Fang Deng

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Why did the 1989 Chinese student movement end in violent confrontation at Tiananmen Square, despite the fact that both the Chinese government and the students very much wanted to avoid violence? This puzzle, which lies at the heart of the tragic events at Tiananmen, is addressed here from a fresh perspective that sheds new insight into these dramatic... more...

  • Sino-Russian Relationsby R.K.I. Quested

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    This book provides a systematic history of Sino-Russian relations, a history which is invaluable in forming an understanding of relations between the two nations today. Becoming neighbours in the seventeenth century, their changing relations in peace and war, in isolation, cooperation and confrontation have steadily assumed a greater importance in... more...

  • The Origins of the Boxer Warby Lanxin Xiang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    This panoramic view of the origins of the Boxer War explodes the myths that have accrued around this controversial episode of Chinese history. more...

  • The Sino-Soviet Allianceby Austin Jersild

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 74.00

    Sino-Soviet Alliance: An International History 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...

  • Chinese Politics and International Relationsby Nicola Horsburgh; Astrid Nordin; Shaun Breslin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The question of how China will relate to a globalising world is one of the key issues in contemporary international relations and scholarship on China, yet the angle of innovation has not been properly addressed within the field. This book explores innovation in China from an International Relations perspective in terms of four areas: foreign and... 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...