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History

  • Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-1895by Piotr Olender

    MMP 2014; US$ 17.99

    This new book covers the Sino-Japan Naval War 1894-1895, a little-known part of late 19thC naval history. The First Sino-Japanese War (1 August 1894 - 17 April 1895) was fought between Qing Dynasty China and Meiji Japan, primarily over control of Korea. After more than six months of continuous successes by the Japanese army and naval forces, as well... more...

  • Kapital Macht Politikby Harald Trabold

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 17.86

    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...

  • Middle Powers and the Rise of Chinaby Bruce Gilley; Andrew O'Neil

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    China’s rise is changing the dynamics of the international system. Middle Powers and the Rise of China is the first work to examine how the group of states referred to as "middle powers" are responding to China’s growing economic, diplomatic, and military power. States with capabilities immediately below those of great powers, middle... 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...

  • The Problem of Chinaby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though it was penned nearly a century ago, current-day readers will find that Bertrand Russell's insightful critique of China is still surprisingly accurate. The important British philosopher based his arguments on his own extended stay in China, and the resulting analysis of the conflict between traditional culture and the rise of capitalism in... 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...