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  • Abandoned Japanese in Postwar Manchuriaby Yeeshan Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This book relates the experiences of the zanryu-hojin - the Japanese civilians, mostly women and children, who were abandoned in Manchuria after the end of the Second World War when Japan?s puppet state in Manchuria ended.  It examines their eventual repatriation, alongside issues of war memory and war guilt, and the worldviews of the zanryu-hojin,... more...

  • Access - Das Verschwinden des Eigentumsby Jeremy Rifkin; Klaus Binder; Tatjana Eggeling

    Campus Verlag 2007; US$ 11.18

    Rifkin analysiert die gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Umwälzungen in gewohnter Schärfe und entwirft ein eindrucksvolles Bild der Access-Gesellschaft: Aus Märkten werden Netzwerke, wir streben nicht mehr nach Eigentum, sondern nach Verfügbarkeit. Ein neuer Kapitalismus entwickelt sich, kulturelle Ressourcen werden in käufliche Erlebnisse verwandelt.... more...

  • After Empireby Peter Zarrow

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    From 1885?1924, China underwent a period of acute political struggle and cultural change, brought on by a radical change in thought: after over 2,000 years of monarchical rule, the Chinese people stopped believing in the emperor. These forty years saw the collapse of Confucian political orthodoxy and the struggle among competing definitions of modern... more...

  • The Age of Opennessby Frank Dikotter

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 35.00

    The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history, but this engagingly written book shows instead that the first half of the twentieth century witnessed a qualitatively unprecedented trend towards openness.Frank Dikotter argues that the years from 1900 to 1949 were characterised at... more...

  • American Exceptionalism, the French Exception, and Digital Media Lawby Lyombe S. Eko

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99

    This volume explores and explains sameness and difference between the United States and France in the matters of freedom of expression on the Internet, the management of the tensions that arise between freedom of expression and the right of privacy of public figures, the comparative role of interest groups in the regulation of Internet content in... 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...

  • Ancestral Leavesby Joseph W. Esherick

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Ancestral Leaves follows one family through six hundred years of Chinese history and brings to life the epic narrative of the nation, from the fourteenth century through the Cultural Revolution. The lives of the Ye family?"Ye" means "leaf" in Chinese?reveal the human side of the large-scale events that shaped modern China: the vast and destructive... more...

  • Ancient China and its Enemiesby Nicola Di Cosmo

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    This 2002 book investigates the origins of the antagonism between early China and its 'barbarian' northern neighbours. more...

  • The Archaeology of Northeast Chinaby Sarah Milledge Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    Up-to-date study of the archaeology and prehistory of Manchuria, focusing on its unique contribution to the development of 'Chinese' culture. Written by Chinese archaeologists - a firsthand account that is highly accessible. Fully illustrated. more...

  • Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdomby Stephen R. Platt

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 23.32

    In the early 1850s, during the waning years of the Qing dynasty, word spread of a major revolution brewing in the provinces. The leader of the this movement - who called themselves the Taiping - was Hong Xiuquan, a failed civil servant who claimed to be the son of God and the brother of Jesus Christ. As the revolt grew and battles raged across the... more...