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  • Kapital Macht Politikby Harald Trabold

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.02

    Die Macht des Volkes ist längst zu einer Phrase in Sonntagsreden verkommen. In den westlichen Demokratien herrscht nicht mehr das Volk, sondern das Kapital. Politiker regieren die Bürger, aber Finanzmärkte und Großkonzerne regieren die Politik. Lobbyisten steuern die Gesetzgebung zum Wohl der Großkonzerne, PR-Agenturen machen Kapitalismus-Propaganda,... more...

  • Hostage on the Yangtzeby Malcolm H. Murfett

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In 1949, as the Chinese Civil War was about to enter its final, explosive stage, the small British frigate HMS Amethyst was sent on a dangerous mission up the Yangtze River to protect British citizens in Nanking. En route it was attacked by the Chinese Communists and held hostage on the river for several months before the crew managed to make a daring... more...

  • China's Foreign Policyby Stuart Harris

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    China’s inexorable rise as a major world power is one of the defining features of the contemporary political landscape. But should we heed the warnings of a so-called ‘China threat?’ Is China set to become the next superpower? Or will its ambitions be tempered by economic and political realities both at home and abroad? In this... more...

  • Maoby S. G. Breslin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    A lucid analysis of Mao as revolutionary general, ideologist and astute political manipulator, this introduction to the life and career of Mao Zedong provides an excellent introduction to modern Chinese history and its enigmatic protagonist. more...

  • China and the International Societyby Jinjun Zhao; Zhirui Chen

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    What is the relationship between China and the international society? It is a question of historical and realistic significance for China and the world to answer. Since the reform and opening up, China initiated a journey to get integrated into the international society. As an emerging power, China is trying to seek identities, display strength, and... more...

  • China Under Western Gazeby Qing Cao

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 127.00

    This book presents a critical analysis of the images of China portrayed in British television documentaries between 1980 and 2000. The examination is contextualized within the profound transformations of the post-reform China and global political structures in the last two decades of the 20th century. Using an innovative analytical framework based... more...

  • Landscapes of the Chinese Soulby Tomas Plaenkers

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 22.95

    In 1981 the Communist Party of China declared: "The 'Cultural Revolution', which lasted from May 1966 to October 1976, was responsible for the heaviest losses suffered by the Party, the state and the people since the founding of the People's Republic". The civilizational crisis called the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution still eludes our historical,... more...

  • China at War 1901-1949by Edward L. Dreyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Few phases of history were as heavy with implications for the world at large than the turbulent years through which China moved from the overthrow of the last imperial dynasty in 1911, through anarchy, civil war and invasion, to the final triumph of the Communists in 1949 - yet few periods are as little known by the wider world, and so little understood.... more...

  • Tiananmen Moonby Philip J. Cunningham

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 28.99

    This compelling book, now in a revised and expanded anniversary edition, provides a vivid first-hand account of the student demonstrations and violent crackdown in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Uniquely placed as a Western observer drawn into active participation through Chinese friends in the uprising, Philip J Cunningham offers a remarkable day-by-day... more...

  • American Images of Chinaby Oliver Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The United States and China are arguably the most globally consequential actors of the early twenty first century, and look set to remain so into the foreseeable future. This volume seeks to highlight that American images of China are responsible for constructing certain truths and realities about that country and its people. It also introduces the... more...