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  • 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...

  • 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, China?by Niv Horesh; Hyun Jin Kim; Peter Mauch

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 114.00

    This book sets out to answer how China's rise can best be understood from both East Asian and Western perspectives. It also assesses the prospect of realignment away from the US hegemony in East Asia in light of persistent regional rivalries. Throughout the book, the authors show that for China's neighbours, as well as for its own intellectuals,... more...

  • Deng Xiaopingby Michael Dillon

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 32.00

    Deng Xiaoping has generally been given the credit for the reforms of the late 1970s that put China on the path to spectacular economic growth and development, a process that has turned it into one of the greatest powers of the twenty-first century. His ?Four Modernisations? - reform in agriculture, industry, military, science and technology - unveiled... more...

  • The Cultural Revolution and Overactingby Tuo Wang

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This postmodern study of the Chinese Cultural Revolution examines the inner mechanism of the mass movement. Utilizing methodologies of cultural anthropology, linguistics, acting theory, and literary criticism, it reveals how people?s performances of their everyday lives functioned as mechanisms of social control. 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...

  • Rethinking Chinese Imperial Decline: Borderland Revolt and Activist Administration in the Early Nineteenth Centuryby Daniel McMahon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The many instances of regional insurgency and unrest that erupted on China?s borderlands at the turn of the nineteenth century are often regarded by scholars as evidence of government disability and the incipient decline of the imperial Qing dynasty. This book, based on extensive original research, argues that, on the contrary, the response of the... more...

  • In The Middle of China's Futureby Tom Plate

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 24.99

    The best journalism tackles the really tough questions! Was the U.S. asleep when China was waking up? Or was its engagement too timid? Will Washington find conflict with Beijing unavoidable? Or has the U.S. policy of engagement and accommodation been the best way to go? Award-winning journalist and syndicated columnist Tom Plate reviews his own two-decade... more...

  • Two Republics in Chinaby X. L. Woo

    Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    Mr. Woo continues his history of China from 1911, when the Qing dynasty was overthrown after the death of Empress Dowager Cixi, to modern times: a tumultuous century that saw chaos and warlords, invasions, regime change, confiscation of property, and later a return to a mixed economy allowing some capitalist features. In fact, China now has over 100... more...

  • Ten States, Five Dynasties, One Great Emperorby Hung Hing Ming

    Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    Drawn from Chinese classics of history, Hung Hing Ming's biographies introduce China's most emblematic historical figures and the cultural attributes fostered by China's ancient chronicles. This book is about one of the greatest emperors in Chinese history, Zhao Kuang Yin,founder of the Song Dynasty (960-1279). He is honored for having... more...