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  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    "There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In Among the Tibetans you can see why, as Isabella Lucy Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions... more...

  • Das neue Chinaby Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 7.40

    Nach chinesischer Auffassung beginnt die Geschichte des neuzeitlichen China mit den Opiumkriegen, und die Gegenwart beginnt mit der 4.-Mai-Bewegung 1919. In dem vorliegenden Buch werden, eingebettet in die Darstellung der wichtigsten Ereignisse der letzten 150 Jahre, die Entwicklungsrichtungen und die inneren Konflikte Chinas ebenso dargestellt wie... more...

  • Electoral Politics in Post-1997 Hong Kongby Stan Hok-Wui Wong

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book offers a novel and parsimonious framework to help understand Hong Kong?s lengthy democratic transition by analyzing the electoral dynamics of the city?s competitive authoritarian political system, where pro-Beijing and pro-democracy parties have struggled to keep each other in check. The author demonstrates how a relatively liberal media... more...

  • Transformation der Bank-ITby Ibrahim Karasu; Waldemar Grudzien

    Bank-Verlag 2012; US$ 55.83

    Die Zukunft der Bank-IT zu antizipieren und sich auf mögliche Szenarien angemessen und ausreichend schnell vorzubereiten, ist grundlegend für Banken, zunehmend aber auch für Nichtbanken als deren potenzielle Mitbewerber. Welche Anforderungen muss die Bank-IT in Zukunft erfüllen, damit neue (und alte) Mehrwerte für die Kunden geschaffen werden können?... more...

  • Cool! Beijingby Lee Ambrozy

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2007; US$ 15.60

    Overview of cool and fun places to visit in Beijing more...

  • Shanghai Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference 2012; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • Yunnan-A Chinese Bridgehead to Asiaby Tim Summers

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 140.00

    The Chinese Government?s five-year strategy for social and economic development to 2015 includes the aim of making the southwestern province of Yunnan a bridgehead for ?opening the country? to southeast Asia and south Asia. Yunnan - A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia traces the dynamic process which has led to this policy goal, a process through which Yunnan... more...

  • Beijingby Linda Jaivin

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 22.00

    Reaktion?s new CityScopes series consists of concise, illustrated guides that provide a social and urban history from a city?s beginnings to the present day. Written by authors with unique and intimate knowledge of each city, these books offer fascinating vignettes on the quintessential and the quirky. In the first book of the series, Linda Jaivin... more...

  • The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793by Rogério Miguel Puga

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 50.00

    For more than four centuries, Macau was the centre of Portuguese trade and culture on the South China Coast. Until the founding of Hong Kong and the opening of other ports in the 1840s, it was also the main gateway to China for independent British merchants and their only place of permanent residence. Drawing extensively on Portuguese as well as British... more...

  • Contemporary Hong Kong Politicsby Wai-man Lam; Percy Luen-tim Lui; Wilson Wong

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 56.00

    Contemporary Hong Kong Politics analyzes Hong Kong's core political institutions, mediating institutions and actors, key policy areas, and relationships with Mainland China and the international community.The politics of the HKSAR have often been turbulent in the decade since the 1997 handover. This book presents a comprehensive and systematic... more...