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- 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...
- 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 Chinas 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. Mingzongs brief reign... more...
- 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...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 91.51
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 CenturyTaylor 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...