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  • The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empireby Randall James Sasaki

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    In The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire , Randall Sasaki provides a starting point for understanding the technology of the failed Mongol invasion of Japan in 1281 CE, as well as the history of shipbuilding in East Asia. He has created a timber category database, analyzed methods of joinery, and studied contemporary approaches to shipbuilding... more...

  • V.K. Wellington Koo and the Emergence of Modern Chinaby Stephen G. Craft

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Chinese diplomat V.K. Wellington Koo (1888-1985) was involved in virtually every foreign and domestic crisis in twentieth-century China. After earning a Ph.D. from Columbia University, Koo entered government service in 1912 intent on revising the unequal treaty system imposed on China in the nineteenth century, believing that breaking the shackles... more...

  • Zhu Rongji on the Recordby Rongji Zhu; Henry A. Kissinger; Helmut Schmidt

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 39.00

    China's explosive transformation from a planned economy to a more market-oriented one over the past three decades owes much to the charismatic reformer Zhu Rongji. As China's premier from 1998 to 2003, Zhu displayed a pragmatism and strong work ethic that have been key forces in China's drive to greater modernization and global stature. During this... more...

  • 1984by Daniela Taschler; Tim Szatkowski

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    This volume makes accessible for the first time 357 documents that focus on efforts to resume American-Soviet arms control negotiations against the backdrop of the stationing Pershing II rockets in Europe and American SDI planning. Additional themes include the opening of the CDE talks in Stockholm, the possible involvement of German firms... more...

  • From Warhorses to Ploughsharesby Richard L. Davis

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 60.00

    Mingzong (r. 926-933) was the most illustrious emperor of the Five Dynasties, and one of the most admired of China’s middle period, the Tang to Song. A warrior of Shatuo-Turk ancestry, he ascended the throne of the Later Tang on the heels of a mutiny against his adopted brother, thus sparing his dynasty an early death. Mingzong’s brief reign... more...

  • The Dragon and the Eagleby Sunny Auyang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two world empires. The topics explored include nation formation,... more...

  • The End of the Maoist Era: Chinese Politics During the Twilight of the Cultural Revolution, 1972-1976by Frederick C Teiwes; Warren Sun

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This book launches an ambitious reexamination of the elite politics behind one of the most remarkable transformations in the late twentieth century. As the first part of a new interpretation of the evolution of Chinese politics during the years 1972-82, it provides a detailed study of the end of the Maoist era, demonstrating Mao's continuing dominance... more...

  • Negotiating China's Destiny in World War IIby Hans van de Ven; Diana Lary; Stephen MacKinnon

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Negotiating China's Destiny explains how China developed from a country that hardly mattered internationally into the important world power it is today. Before World War II, China had suffered through five wars with European powers as well as American imperial policies resulting in economic, military, and political domination. This shifted dramatically... more...

  • China Entering the Xi Jinping Eraby Zheng Yongnian; Lance L. P. Gore

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    How will China develop under the new leadership of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang? This is a key question for both China and the wider world. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the key areas and issues, assessing how things are likely to develop under the new leadership. It considers the economy, trade, politics, and demographics; appraises... more...

  • The Dunhuang Region during Tibetan Rule (787?848)by Gertraud Taenzer

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 92.95

    The finds of the Mogao Caves enable us to study contemporary sources concerning the Dunhuang Region in north-western China during Tibetan Rule (787-848 BC). In some areas of research the information found in Chinese and Tibetan manuscripts comes from different sources, which complement each other. In tax-related manuscripts, for example, the Chinese... more...